Dr. Gina C Marafino M.D.
Dermatologist400 Skokie Blvd Suite 475 Northbrook IL, 60062
Dr. Gina Marafino is a dermatologist practicing in Northbrook, IL. Dr. Marafino specializes in skin care. Dermatologists evaluate and manage both common and uncommon skin conditions. These conditions include acne, psoriasis, warts, skin infections, atopic dermatitis, herpes simplex and more. Dermatologists are also experts in more complex skin diseases like impetigo, hidradenitis and milaria. Dr. Marafino diagnoses skin problems and develops unique treatments plans for each individual patient.
Education and Training
Northwestern Uniiversity 1999
Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine 1999
DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyABD
- Actinic Keratosis
- Contact Dermatitis
- Seborrheic Keratosis
- Sebaceous Cyst
- Cook County Hosp, Dermatology
- Cook Co Hospital 2000
- Cook County Hospital Program
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- Causes, Treatment, and Prevention of Petechiae
Petechiae are tiny dots that appear as red, brown, or purple in color beneath the skin. They are usually seen in clusters on the stomach, buttocks, arms, and legs. However, they may also appear inside the mouth or on the eyelids. Petechiae may indicate different conditions, which can range from...
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What is dry skin?Dry skin is one of the most common skin problems, and can cause discomfort and embarrassment. Dry skin may look red and flaky and feel tight or painful. It can also cause intense itching, which can disrupt sleep. Often, dry skin is a symptom of some underlying medical issue that...
- What is an Abscess?
An abscess is a soft swelling or bump on the surface of the skin filled with pus surrounded by pink to reddish skin, which develops in response to a foreign body or an infection. The middle part of the abscess is filled with debris and pus, and is often warm to the touch.Abscesses are usually...
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