eczema

DRY SKIN CARE – IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.

With the dry air seen in the Winter, people are more susceptible to having dry skin or flares of eczema. Here are some simple tips that can help keep your skin well-moisturized. Shower no more than once daily. NEVER use hot water. Use a mild soap, like Dove fragrance-free soap. Pure soaps or those from…

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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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