Medically reviewed by Ted Schiff, MD Does the sun disagree with your skin? If you got an itchy sun rash or an especially painful sunburn after soaking up some rays, you may have photosensitivity, which simply means your skin is extra sensitive to the sun. That sensitivity could be caused by a sun allergy or[Read More]
What’s That Summer Skin Rash?
Medically reviewed by: Ted Schiff, MD Sunburns are a summer bummer, but they’re hardly the only annoying skin problem that can crop up after fun in the sun. Spending more time outdoors, decked in shorts or a swimsuit, increases your odds of developing a variety of summer skin rashes, from heat rash to folliculitis to[Read More]
Laser Treatment for Rosacea: How It Can Help
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[Read More]
What to Know About COVID Arm
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[Read More]
How to Identify Scabies (With Pictures)
Medical Review By: Ted Schiff, MD If your skin has red bumps that are mighty itchy, the cause could be a mite. Here’s what to know about the contagious infestation known as scabies and how to recognize it so you or your child can get treated before the itching becomes unbearable. What is scabies?[Read More]
Is Shingles Contagious to Kids?
Medical Review By: Ted Schiff, MD Shingles is miserable. The painful, fluid-filled blisters can last weeks before they crust over and disappear, and in some people, nerve pain lasts even longer. If you have shingles, you probably wouldn’t wish it on anyone. While you’re waiting for the outbreak to end, if you have children or[Read More]
Breast Cancer Skin Changes to Watch For
Imagine you notice one of your breasts has become red and feels warm to the touch. Or the skin looks different — say, pebbly, like an orange peel. You do the smart thing and make an appointment with a dermatologist, expecting to go home with a prescription for a skin cream. But it’s possible you[Read More]
Who Should Get Biologics for Psoriasis?
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[Read More]
Can Adults Get Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease?
If you’re a parent, especially the parent of a child who’s ever been in daycare, you may be familiar with hand, foot and mouth disease, which causes fever, mouth sores and a rash. It most often affects children under the age of 5, but older kids — and yes, adults — can get it too. What is[Read More]
6 Skin Symptoms to Never Ignore, Even During COVID-19
Most doctor’s offices are still open — and in fact never closed — during the coronavirus pandemic. But some people have been avoiding seeing the doctor for fear of catching COVID-19. If you have a health condition that needs medical attention, however, that strategy can backfire. Left untreated, some conditions, including certain skin conditions, can[Read More]