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
Florida’s leading dermatology and vein group hires CFO to drive growth and reach more patients Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Florida’s premier skincare provider announced today that Kirk A. Sayler has been named Chief Financial Officer. A seasoned financial executive, Kirk’s addition to the Water’s Edge Executive Team is part of a strategic plan to
It’s that time of year again when children are back in school. Like every parent, you purchased school supplies and new school clothes so your child is comfortable and ready to hit the school room. But what about your child’s skin health, which can have a serious impact on their ability to thrive in school?
Erin Schiff, wife of Dr. Schiff: “I have always had dry, sensitive skin, but never experienced eczema. When my son, Andrew, was born with extremely dry hands and feet, my husband Dr. Schiff, immediately had me cut down his washing and baby soap use to just lukewarm water. It helped, then it was much worse and the
If you or someone you know has eczema, you know it can be itchy, irritating and hard to manage. It often can feel like no matter what you do to get rid of it, the rash stays or keeps coming back. Eczema often starts at a young age, with 10-20 percent of children diagnosed with