Skin Disorders

Getting Back To Your ABC’s To Detect Skin Cancer

Having a new mole or spot pop up on your body can be unsettling! Should I get it checked? Is it skin cancer? Luckily, if you catch skin cancer early, your chances of squashing it with minimal complications are much greater than if left alone. That’s why it’s important to know all about detection and […]

When Should I See My Dermatologist About Warts?

Sometimes when we notice a change in our body – even a growth like a wart – we tend to cover it up and hope it will take care of itself. We all lead remarkably busy lives, but it is necessary to get warts and other growths checked out. While many warts are harmless, some […]

Do You Have Itchy Skin With No Rash?

Itchy skin can be absolutely unbearable – especially when you can’t pinpoint the cause! There are countless reasons that your skin might itch – bug bites, poison ivy, chickenpox, allergies – the list goes on! Some causes are a little more subtle though. We put together a list of 5 common causes of itchy skin […]

Caring For Your Eczema During The Winter Season

The dry cold weather during winter in New Jersey can worsen already frustrating skin conditions. One of these skin conditions is eczema. Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes dry, scaly, itchy skin. It’s especially common in children but can affect anyone. Eczema flare-ups can be caused by allergens, skin irritants, stress, and a […]

4 Skin Problems Caused by Diabetes

Diabetes awareness is essential, and November is the time to spread the news since it is American Diabetes Month.  So this November — and every month — be sure to check your skin for any abnormalities that may be an indication or complication of diabetes. This disease often shows up first in your peripheral nervous […]

Get Your Skin Tested To Avoid Surprises

Getting your skin tested by your dermatologist once or twice a year, even if you don’t notice anything particularly odd, is a great way to avoid surprises that can range from fungal infections to allergies and even cancerous lesions. Many skin conditions look alike and the only way to know for sure is to have […]

Dermatitis May Be Caused by Poor Blood Circulation

If you are experiencing any problems with your blood circulation then you may be more likely to encounter a skin condition called stasis dermatitis. Having poor blood circulation usually doesn’t affect you until you get older, but you should always be aware of how important your fluid flow is to your overall health. Stasis dermatitis […]

Why Is My Skin Scaly?

One of the most disturbing things to suddenly see on your arm is a patch of skin that looks like you have sprouted fish scales. While dry and rough-looking skin can be caused by a variety of circumstances, one of the most annoying that requires aggressive dermatological treatment is actinic keratosis. This disease creates rough, […]

How To Treat Eczema

Eczema is a skin rash that often affects kids. It can be particularly difficult to control and the urge to itch is almost unavoidable. The use of palliative salves and distractions like smartphones and kiddy shows can help, but the itch is almost always stronger than the solution. Some great home remedies for fighting the […]

How To Avoid Skin Conditions While Playing Sports

Participating in school or other athletic activities leaves you open to contracting skin and nail diseases and infections. These problems can be minimized by using mostly common sense ideas to avoid the spread of contaminants in the athletic environment. Sharing spaces with other sweaty, dirty people will increase the prevalence of bacteria and other microbes […]