Medical Review By: Marianne Pineda, PA-C How many times has this happened to you: You’re in bed, trying to wind down and drift into sleep, and suddenly your skin starts itching — maybe so much so that it’s hard to fall asleep or stay asleep. You’re not alone. Itchy skin at night, which doctors call
Medical Review By: Rachelle Lacey, MD White spots on the skin are usually a cosmetic problem. They can be just as noticeable and bothersome as dark spots, and they may itch, but in most cases they are harmless. That said, whenever you notice a change in your skin, it’s always smart to see a
Medical Review By Jennifer Rivera, APRN Creams, lotions, ointments — they’re all more or less the same, right? Wrong. If you use one moisturizing product for everything, you could be missing out on more effective treatment, whether you’re battling dry skin, oily skin, cracked heels, chapped lips, psoriasis, or other skin challenges. To know
Medical Review By: Kerry Shaughnessy, MD Even if you follow a gentle skincare routine and use the medications your doctor has prescribed for your rosacea, you may still be frustrated by persistent redness and visible veins on your face. If so, adding laser treatment could help reduce both symptoms — and give you a
Medical Review By: Ted Schiff, MD You may have heard or read something in the news about so-called COVID arm, a rare delayed reaction to the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. Or maybe you’ve experienced this arm swelling and redness yourself. Is this COVID vaccine side effect something to worry about? What is COVID
Medical Review By: John Minni, DO Your eyes may be the window to your soul, but your skin can reveal what’s in your heart —or at least offer clues that something in your cardiovascular system might be amiss. Who would have thought that in some cases, for instance, a skin rash can suggest a
Many people experience dry skin, known to doctors as xerosis cutis, at some point in their lives. Dry skin occurs when the skin loses too much water or oil, making the skin flake and feel tight. It may also itch or crack. But what are the root causes of dry skin? The list is long.
Medical Review By: Rachelle Lacey, MD Everyone’s skin is different — dry versus oily, thick versus thin, light versus dark. African American skin is different from Caucasian skin in that the top layer contains more pigment, called melanin. But the differences don’t end there. Certain gene mutations more common in Blacks mean that certain
Medical Review By: Ted Schiff, MD Like every part of the body, the skin changes with age. The teen years bring dreaded pimples. Middle age brings telltale wrinkles. In elderly adults, skin conditions may become more numerous — and more noticeable — as the skin continues to thin and lose fat, elasticity, and moisture.
If you have psoriasis, a disease that causes raised, red plaques and silvery scales on the skin, you may be wondering if biologics are right for you. While many of today’s drugs are made by combining chemicals to create new compounds, biologics are grown, often with the help of living cells. They work by targeting