Too frequently, I meet new patients who come in noting they’ve had a skin growth they’ve been concerned about for months, a year, or even years. Some have had growths that have continued to grow in size, bleed, break open and even take over the face — growing into the eye, ear, or lip. [...]
Our last post covered the basics about treating a minor cut or scrape. One reason you should call your doctor after getting a cut or scrape is if you think your skin has developed an infection (aka cellulitis). It’s normal for there to be a little redness around the cut or scrape, but here [...]
Alas, it is snowing up here in Boston yet again! With all the icy streets and sidewalks, it’s no surprise that many of us have shared the common plight of slipping, falling and scraping an elbow, knee, hand, or other body part.
So how should you treat a minor scrape (aka abrasion) or cut (aka [...]
Erythema ab igne, aka fire stains, toasted skin syndrome, or hot water bottle rash, is a rash that occurs after exposure to heat. A reddish, purplish, or brownish discoloration appears in a lacy pattern. The rash is caused by repeated exposure to a heat source.
Some examples of these heat sources include:
- laptops – [...]
Take a look at your local supermarket/pharmacy’s skin care section and you can easily get overwhelmed by the different moisturizer options. There are many different brands, and formulations. Creams, lotions, and ointments, oh my!
So what are some guidelines to follow when choosing a moisturizer for eczema?
Your moisturizer should be hypoallergenic. The last thing [...]
Have your earlobes split? Or is your pierced ear hole enlarging and you don’t like it? Or did you purposefully stretch our your ear hole and now regret it? Not to worry, you can get these issues fixed.
Earlobes can split if you’ve worn heavy earrings for a while, if someone pulls on an earring [...]
Up here in the Northeast, we’ve been greeted with 2 feet of snow to ring in the new year. With travel restrictions in effect, it’s the perfect time to roll out our top 10 skin care resolutions for 2014!
#10. Wear sunglasses when you’re out in the sun. Sunglasses with the proper UV [...]
Sadly, I managed to catch another cold this winter season last week. I guess it’s hard to avoid when you’re outnumbered by sniffly, sneezing kids at family holiday gatherings. Unfortunately, the skin can take a beating from the frequent nose blowing, leading to a chafed, red, raw nose and making the cold even more unbearable!
Continuing on the theme of frequent handwashing, we will cover how to use liquid bandage (aka liquid bandaid) over those very pesky fissures and cracks which really likethe fingertips and can result from frequent water contact such as from handwashing. Prevention is key, but if you’ve already developed those cracks, you’re probably looking for [...]
The combination of dry weather and frequent handwashing or hand sanitizing can really wreak havoc on your skin. For those of us in the healthcare profession, we’re cleansing our hands before and after seeing each patient in order to prevent the spread of germs from one patient to the next. For those of us [...]
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