Atopic Dermatitis

SMOKING AND ATOPIC DERMATITIS

A new study has shown that BOTH active smoking and passive smoke exposure in both adults and children result in an increased incidence of atopic dermatitis. These findings were published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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I HAVE A SKIN PROBLEM: WHO SHOULD I SEE?

Without question, it is ALWAYS best to see a well-trained, board-certified Dermatologist if one has any skin problems (rashes or growths).  Although many PCPs and Urgent care centers can handle COMMON problems (i.e. Shingles, poison ivy and minor burns), but what happens when both you and the doctor does not know what is the diagnosis? In many of these cases,…

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ANTIBIOTICS & RISK OF ECZEMA

So often now, I see antibiotics given inappropriately. Most frequently, patients with an upper respiratory viral infection are given oral antibiotics, which have no benefit on treating viral infections. Why?  One can theorize that the doctor does so to substantiate the patient coming to see him/her, the doctor is not completely sure and is covering…

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