Skin infections are very common occurrences throughout life. Some infections are self-limiting and resolve on their own, but many others require medical attention. Bacterial skin infections technically have specific names based on their origin and extent, but even in the medical community we often lump these technical terms into the common term “boil” or “abscess”.… Read More

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a type of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections. Most MRSA infections occur in people who’ve been in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers. When it occurs in these settings,… Read More

Lawrence Jaeger is Chief Medical Director at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York. As a board Certified Dermatologist specializing in Medical,Cosrmetic and Surgical Dermatology, Lawrence Jaeger has successfully treated patients suffering form All forms of Dermatitus. Dermatitis simply means skin inflammation, but it embraces a range of ailments. In most people, the early stages of… Read More

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. Dr. Lawrence Jaeger of New York is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and is board certified in dermatology and dermatologic surgery. It typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it… Read More

Cold sores — also called fever blisters — are a common viral infection. They are tiny, fluid-filled blisters on and around your lips. These blisters are often grouped together in patches. After the blisters break, a crust forms over the resulting sore. Cold sores usually heal in two to four weeks without leaving a scar.… Read More

Age affects every nook and cranny of the body. Along with the wisdom, experience, and accomplishments that come with getting older, there are changes that occur in our outward appearance. Changes in our faces are most at the forefront. Dozens of changes take place as the years add up, some of them obvious and familiar:… Read More

Did you know there are many different types of acne breakouts? Debris in the pore leads to some form of a comedo, or blemish. But not all blemishes are alike. Four basic types of non-inflamed breakouts are often found on acne-prone skin. With non-inflamed comedones, there is no redness or swelling of the lesion. However,… Read More

Acne is a chronic disorder of the sebaceous glands. While sometimes it seems pimples appear overnight, the development of an acne breakout is actually an extended process that begins at the cellular level. All pimples begin as a blockage of the hair follicle, or pore. Gaining an understanding of why a blockage begins and how… Read More

Acne Treatment Therapies These therapies may be suggested in select cases, either alone or in combination with medications. Light therapy. A variety of light-based therapies have been tried with success. But further study is needed to determine the ideal method, light source and dose. Light therapy targets the bacteria that cause acne inflammation. Some types… Read More

Types of Acne – What Type of Acne Do You Have? Types of Acne – What Type of Acne Do You Have?Acne is not detrimental to one’s health. However, it can leave a permanent mark and can cause a decline in one’s self esteem. Acne is a common skin disease experienced more often by teenagers… Read More