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


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


Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells arising in the squamous cells, which compose most of the skin’s upper layers (the epidermis). SCCs often look like scaly red patches, open sores, elevated growths with a central depression, or warts; they may crust or bleed. They can become disfiguring and sometimes deadly… Read More


Wrinkles are a result of aging, unhealthy skin and make us look older than we are. Preventing skin damage and wrinkles are the reasons we use sunscreen and face creams. Once you understand the science behind how and why wrinkles form, you can make the appropriate adjustments in your skin care regimen and lifestyle to… Read More


Most people have, at some point or another, given in to the temptation to pick at a blemish. But for some, the picking goes on to the point where skin tissue is damaged, sometimes severely. How You Can Cause Excoriated Acne Excoriated acne occurs when pimples have been scratched or picked, to the point of… 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


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