According to the Department of Health and Human Services, there are 12 reported cases of measles here in San Diego this past month. In addition, 70 other children are confined to their homes and are being monitored. Continue reading “Measles Outbreak 2008 – Get the Facts”
There are a million ways to treat acne – some fancy, some not so fancy. Lately blue-light therapy has been the hot (and lucrative) acne treatment for spa-going women and for BMW-driving teens (more on blue light therapy in a later post). Continue reading “Chemical Peels For Acne”
According to a recent study as reported in Skin and Allergy News, 55% of all dermatologists do cosmetics in their practice. Continue reading “Over Half of Dermatologists Provide Cosmetic Services”
We’re deep into winter and hand dermatitis is everywhere. Hand dermatitis is a common rash caused by things such as allergies, irritants, or eczema. In the winter it is most often caused by dry hands. Continue reading “Hand Dermatitis”
This is one of my favorites. I see several patients every day with a drug allergy or contact allergy; last week I saw a pleasant gentleman with an intractable itchy rash on his hands, arms, and abdomen. Continue reading “Skin Care Myths: You Cannot Be Allergic to a Product You’ve Used for a Long Time”
A 45 year old woman presented to my office complaining of a burning itching rash on both her arms. Continue reading “Brachioradial Pruritis: Scratching Makes the Itching Worse”
Eric Dane (AKA Dr. McSteamy from Grey’s Anatomy) was reported to have been diagnosed with a skin malignancy. The 35 year-old developed a lesion on his upper lip that was diagnosed as sun damaged tissue according to the actor, as reported by OK! Magazine. Dane goes on to say that the freezing treatment (liquid nitrogen) used to treat his problem led to an overreaction of his “sensitive lips” and that he couldn’t eat for weeks, leading to a 10 pound wait loss.