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Specializing in adult, pediatric and cosmetic dermatology

Specializing in adult, pediatric and cosmetic dermatology

Nelson Dermatology

At Nelson Dermatology, our priority is to deliver quality dermatology care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.

Quality Care
When you have needs for dermatological care, you need to turn to a doctor who listens and responds … an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs … a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our physician meets all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.

Informed Patients
Nelson Dermatology believes that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well being. That is why we’ve included information on this web site covering topics associated with dermatology.

Comfortable, Convenient Setting
The best care in the world doesn’t mean anything if you can’t access it. At Nelson Dermatology, we strive to make our Manassas office as efficient and convenient as possible. Included in these web pages is information about Nelson Dermatology including maps, directions to our Manassas office, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. You can even email a request for an appointment by clicking here!

We hope you find this web site useful and invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.


Meet Your Doctor

Dr. Jennell Nelson

  • Dr.
    Jennell Nelson

    Jennell E. Nelson-Outerbridge is a highly qualified and recognized authority in Dermatology, Aesthetics and Dermatologic Surgery. She was chosen by her colleague as the new Chair of the INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Division of Dermatology in 2017.  This is in addition, to seeing patients in her full-time private practice.  

Our Location

Hours of Operation

Nelson Dermatology

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

  • Granuloma

    Granuloma is a generic term that refers to a small nodule. It can be any type of nodule, from benign to malignant. Granulomas occur throughout the body. Two types of granuloma apply expressly to the skin: Pyogenic Granuloma. Pyogenic granuloma looks like small, reddish bumps on the skin that tend to ...

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  • Folliculitis

    Folliculitis is an inflammation of one or more hair follicles. It appears as a rash or white-headed pimples or pustules near a hair follicle. It can occur anywhere on the body, but typically affects hairy areas, such as the neck or groin. Follicles can be damaged from repeated friction (such as rubbing ...

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  • Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is a bacterial illness and inflammatory disease that spreads through tick bites. Deer ticks house the spirochete bacterium (Borellia burgdorferi) in their stomachs. When one of these ticks bites the human skin, it may pass the bacteria into the body. These ticks tend to be attracted to creases ...

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  • Candidiasis

    Candidiasis is the medical term for yeast infections in the body. There are three forms of candidiasis that relate specifically to the skin: Oral Candidiasis (Oral Thrush). This infection is characterized by lacy, white patches on top of reddened areas that occur on the tongue, throat or elsewhere ...

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  • Chicken Pox (Herpes Varicella Zoster)

    Chicken pox is a common illness, particularly among children. It is characterized by itchy red spots or blisters all over the body. Chicken pox is caused by the Herpes Varicella Zoster virus. It is highly contagious, but most cases are not dangerous. Chicken pox can be passed on from two to three days ...

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  • Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)

    Ringworm is a common fungal infection, especially among children, that appears on different parts of the body. It is characterized by ring-shaped, scaly and itchy patches of the skin. The patches may blister or ooze fluid. Ringworm is contagious and can be passed from person to person or through contact ...

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  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks. It is relatively rare, but can cause serious damage to the heart, lungs and brain. The difficulty lies in diagnosis because many people are unaware that they've been bitten by a tick. Three types of ticks transmit the Rickettsia ...

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  • Herpes Simplex Virus

    A group of viral infections that cause sores on the mouth (oral herpes) or genitals (genital herpes).. There are two types of Herpes Simplex Virus: Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 is the most common form of herpes that affects most people at least once during childhood. It is passed from person-to-person ...

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  • Birthmarks/Pigmented Skin

    Birthmarks are abnormal skin colorations in spots that are either present at birth or appear shortly thereafter. They can be flat or slightly raised from the skin. They can be any number of colors, including red, brown, black, tan, pink, white or purple. Birthmarks are generally harmless. There are two ...

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  • Scleroderma

    Roughly 300,000 people in the United States suffer from scleroderma. This chronic connective tissue disease results from an over-production of collagen in the skin and other organs. Scleroderma usually appears in people between the ages of 25 and 55. Women get scleroderma more often than men. The disease ...

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