Do You Suffer From Eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition that causes rough, red patches to appear on the skin. When a flare-up occurs these blisters can form anywhere on the body and may even itch or bleed. It can be a frustrating and vicious cycle and of course, there are certain conditions and factors that can cause symptoms to … Continued

Finding Treatment for Bed Sores

If you or a loved one is bed-bound, one of the main concerns is bedsores, which can develop when there is persistent pressure placed on the skin for extended periods. Bedsores can develop within as little as 2-3 hours. Bedsores most often develop on bonier areas of the body where there isn’t as much skin, … Continued

Understanding Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis

When we think of skin disorders, we most often assume that these are problems that mostly adults deal with; however, children and teens can also deal with a wide range of skin problems. One of them is atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis, also referred to as pediatric eczema, is a chronic skin problem that causes flare-ups … Continued

What Is a Skin Tag?

If you’ve ever noticed a little piece of dangling skin on your body, then you’ve most likely found a skin tag. While these little growths are completely benign, they can develop in places where clothes can rub against them and cause discomfort. Skin tags are most often found in and around the armpits, eyelids, groin, … Continued

Finding the Right Treatment for Warts on Your Hands

Warts are the result of a virus known as the human papillomavirus (HPV), and they can easily be spread from one person to another through skin-to-skin contact or by sharing items such as towels or clothes with the infected individual. While warts of the hands may be unsightly or embarrassing, it’s important to note that … Continued

When To See a Dermatologist for a Mole

Worried that all those years of sunbathing have caught up with you? Do you have a family history of skin cancer? If so, these might be reasons to turn to a dermatologist every year for skin cancer screenings. These dermatology screenings can help us catch cancerous lesions early on when they are highly treatable. Of … Continued

How Lupus Affects the Skin

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that leads to widespread inflammation and pain. Lupus can affect multiple systems and organs in the body, but the skin tends to be one of the most common organs affected by this chronic disease. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, around two-thirds of people with lupus will experience some … Continued

Understanding Cold Sores

Cold sores are small, painful blisters that develop on the lips and around the mouth. These sores are caused by a viral infection known as herpes simplex. More specifically, Herpes Simplex Type 1 is typically the cause of cold sores. This condition is very common, affecting around 67% of the global population. Here’s what you … Continued

The Different Types of Acne and How To Treat Them

It’s important to pinpoint the root cause of your acne before we begin treating it. Acne is the most common skin problem in the US, but what do you actually know about it? Do you know how acne happens, what can trigger outbreaks, and how to properly manage your acne to prevent breakouts in the … Continued

What Is Molluscum Contagiosum?

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that most commonly affects children under 10 years old, that causes hard, raised red bumps known as papules to develop on the skin. These papules usually develop in clusters on the armpits, groins, or back of the knees, but can develop just about anywhere on the body. If you … Continued