Medical Review By: Thomas Pham, MD Spider bites are more common than you might think. Garden spiders that get trapped in clothing or under hair may bite two or three times before you flick them off or crush them by scratching. Dermatologists sometimes call these bites “breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” Fortunately, when it comes to
Medical Review By: Camila Yepes, PA-C Cold sores, aka fever blisters, are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) — not by colds or fevers. But like colds, they are very contagious. You can spread HSV at any point from the first warning tingle up until the cold sore scab has completely disappeared. It’s even
Medical Review By: Richard Levine, MD If you have diabetes, you may know it can affect your heart, kidneys and nerves, particularly if the disease is poorly controlled. But did you know it can also cause dry, itchy skin? An estimated 79% of people who have diabetes mellitus, the most common form, experience skin
Water’s Edge Dermatology is celebrating 20 years as Florida’s premiere skincare provider, and if we’ve learned anything over the years when it comes to skincare products, it’s how to help our valued patients buy what’s best for them and what to consider regarding skincare products on the internet. So, the Water’s Edge team has compiled
A Special Guest Post, by veteran dermatology nurse, Lisa Cheek. Last week’s observance of National Nurses Week got me thinking and reminiscing. As a veteran dermatology nurse (16 years!), I’ve got plenty of stories, and memories. Some of them good, some of them bad, some happy, some sad. You may wonder how a young woman
Chances are, most young people have little idea of what Shingles is, much less how doctors treat it, or Medicare covers it. But the skin disease that’s scourge to so many millions of seniors has its roots in childhood. Chickenpox, in fact. Back in the day as they say, there wasn’t a vaccine preventing most
Acne vulgaris is an inflammatory skin condition that affects around 50 million Americans. Acne is typically associated with young adulthood. Indeed, in the throes of pubescence, angry, hormonal teenagers are expected to have unsightly acne. But come adulthood, your acne will disappear and your skin will become surreptitiously clear, right? Wrong. While acne typically begins
Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, so it makes sense that there are many different techniques and tricks for getting rid of acne. Unfortunately, even with the variety of acne treatments available, many people still pop or pick at acne. Here are the top five reasons why you should stop popping your pimples:
Getting older doesn’t mean you have to look your age. Taking good care of your skin can keep you looking younger for longer, so don’t say goodbye to that youthful glow yet.
Don’t let aging skin keep you from looking as youthful as you feel. Here are the top five reasons to consider a Juvederm Voluma filler treatment.