Wed Jan 24 2018

Category: Skin

Stevens–Johnson Syndrome

Posted in Ache / Pain, Allergies, Ears, Nose & Throat, Medications, Skin

Stevens–Johnson syndrome is a very serious complication of allergies.  The Stevens–Johnson is often associated with Bactrim or other medications, and these medications could be neurologic medications or pain medications.  When you get Stevens-Johnson, you'll actually get peeling of skin as well as the lips peeling.  We call it scalded skin syndrome.  It can be very [&hellip

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Itchiness Can Be Caused by a Drug Reaction

Posted in Allergies, Medications, Skin

Itchiness can be caused by many things.  It can be caused by a bug bite or an allergy, but it also can be caused by a reaction to a medication.  We don't think about it a great deal, but certain medications can actually cause a reflex problem which is the itchiness.  The thing I suggest [&hellip

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Treating Eczema

Posted in Ache / Pain, Allergies, Hospital / Doctor Care, Medications, Skin

Eczema is clearly an allergic reaction of some form.  The irritation in eczema can be downright painful and annoying, but the eczema also can be dealt with with special creams and topicals. This is a case where I often recommend a dermatologist because eczema can be very frustrating for the average physician to deal with [&hellip

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About Seborrheic Dermatitis

Posted in Hair, Head / Neck, Medications, Parenting & Pregnancy, Skin, Sleep

It is called seborrheic dermatitis; a big medical word describing a condition that usually shows itself as scalp scaling, that's dandruff, or even redness in the folds next to the nose.  It can be worse at times of stress or sleep deprivation and it affects people from infancy to old-age.  Babies get a form of [&hellip

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Using a Moisturizer for Eczema

Posted in Skin

If you have eczema, you might be struggling with the question, "Should I use a moisturizer on my skin?"  According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, you should use a moisturizer on your skin every day.  That's because moisturizers help keep your skin soft and prevent cracks.  If you're going to pick a moisturizer [&hellip

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Be Sure to Use Sunscreen Year-Round

Posted in Cancer, Skin

Are you still using sunscreen?  For those of you who are not, and I assume the answer is many of you, it could be a mistake.  The sun's damaging rays, the ones that cause wrinkles and skin cancer, are still around in the fall.  In fact, they're there all year long.  If you think about it, [&hellip

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An Interview with Dr. Joesph J Pinzone On Skin Care

Posted in Medications, Skin, Vitamins & Supplements

Dr. Brian McDonough, MD interviews Dr. Joseph J Pinzone, MD, MBA , on the improtance of good skin care. Dr. Pinzone received his MD degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He then completed his fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and [&hellip

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Skin Cancer and Later Cancer Risk

Posted in Cancer, Skin

People who have non-melanoma skin cancer, the most common skin cancer there is, are at an increased risk for developing another type of cancer later.  Researchers compared 769 people who had non-melanoma skin cancer to over 18,000 people without skin cancer.  Results showed that over a 16 year period, people who had skin cancer were [&hellip

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Basal Cell Skin Cancer

Posted in Cancer, Skin

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer.  It mainly affects the head and the neck.  The people at the greatest risk are males, people who tend to freckle easily, those with increased sun exposure or excessive use of tanning beds, and smokers.  Basal cell can be treated and although it can [&hellip

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MRSA Infection Rate Is Down in the ICU

Posted in Skin, Viruses

There is a public perception that hospitals’ sickest patients – those in intensive care units – are also the ones at a high risk of contracting very serious infections.  But a new study shows that efforts to reduce that risk may be paying off.&nbsp

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