‘They are using small home scissors and knives’: Dermatologist urges people to stop removing their moles while in quarantine

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A local dermatologist is noticing a new and unsettling trend, people are removing their own moles and skin tags while quarantined at home. Tampa dermatologist, Dr. Seth Forman with ForCare Medical Center, explains that some people are playing ‘at home dermatologist’ by using knives, scissors, toenail clippers and even dental floss as a way to remove moles. Why you should leave mole removal to …

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Maria Hicks: COVID Toes Explained

Courtesy of: WFLA News Radio Dr.Maria Hicks, ForCare Medical Center, joined AM Tampa Bay to discuss COVID Toes. There is not too much information and data on COVID Toes but there is an international registry to document COVID-19 patients’ range of dermatological conditions that launched last week in collaboration with the American Academy of Dermatology. The …

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What your skin says about your health: What you should know

Your skin plays a significant role in keeping you healthy and can tell a lot about what’s going on inside your body. Here’s a closer look at how your skin protects you and what certain skin conditions mean when it comes to your overall health. The role of your skin Your skin is the largest …

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Board-Certification: Why it matters when choosing a doctor

When you’re looking for a new doctor, are you paying attention to whether or not that doctor is board-certified? Most experts say you should be and here’s why. What does it mean to be board certified? To become a doctor, a bachelor’s degree must first be obtained. Once a bachelor’s degree is received, medical school …

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Our office will now require face masks or face coverings to enter our facility due to COVID and Tampa mandate.