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Nicole Soto, MD is a board certified dermatologist at Tanana Valley Clinic. Her addition to TVC in 2011 established the clinic’s very first Dermatology practice, which now includes Mohs services. Dr. Soto is an Army veteran, a mother of five, grandmother of two, and raises horses when she is not seeing patients.
Winter in Fairbanks can be described in two words: dry and cold. These extreme environmental conditions can have effects on even the healthiest skin. This harsh environment alone, or in combination with wetting and drying of the skin during bathing or swimming, can break down the natural barrier function of the skin. If prolonged, this skin breakdown can progress into eczematous dermatitis with redness and itching.
If you find yourself outside throughout the winter, whether…