Risks For Basal Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancer

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common cancer worldwide. In the United States, the lifetime risk of developing BCC is estimated to be around 20%, and 30% in whites. It is the most common skin cancer seen by most dermatologists. Although many things in life are out of our control, there are some risk… Read More

Dupilumab (Dupixent) For Prurigo Nodularis

Prurigo nodularis is a challenging problem to treat. It manifests as nodules in the skin, secondary to chronic scratching, and underlying pruritus (itch). Prurigo nodularis has been treated with a wide range of medications and treatments, including topical steroids, antihistamines, mirtazapine, gabapentin, phototherapy, and cyclosporine with variable results. Two recent case study reports indicate that… Read More

Dapsone For Chronic Urticaria

Chronic spontaneous urticaria is marked by recurrent bouts of hives. First line treatment is typically second-generation H1-antihistamines at up to four times the typical dose. But this therapy is unsuccessful in up to 50% of patients. Many other treatments have been tried for chronic spontaneous urticaria. Recently, a medical records review evaluated the use of… Read More

Methotrexate for Alopecia Areata

Call 973-763-7546 for an Alopecia Areata Consultation Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune condition in which the immune cells attack hair follicles causing hair loss. Although not a dangerous condition, it can be very distressing. In many cases alopecia areata is self-limiting, and the patches of hair loss resolve spontaneously over several months. However, some… Read More

Spironolactone for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Call 973-7864-7546 for a Hidradenitis Suppurativa consultation   Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease marked by recurrent nodules, abscesses and sinus tracts, typically in the body folds. It is a very challenging disease and causes great distress. The mainstay of treatment is topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics, and more recently adalimumab. Apremilast may also be… Read More

Apremilast (Otezla) For Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenits suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease marked by recurrent painful inflamed nodules, abscesses, and sinus tracts in the axilla, inguinal, and anogenital areas. Conventional treatments for HS include topical antibiotics and oral antibiotics, such as the combination of clindamycin and rifampin. More recently, the TNF-alpha inhibitor adalimumab was approved for the treatment… Read More

Peanut Allergy And Eczema

The prevalence of peanut allergy among children in the United States has risen dramatically in recent years. Recent studies have proposed a link between atopic dermatitis (often just called eczema by non-physicians) and peanut allergy. It is theorized that exposure to peanut allergens through skin increases the risk of developing peanut allergy, while eating peanuts… Read More

Psoriasis is associated with other health problems

Call 973-763-7546 for a psoriasis doctor in New jersey Psoriasis is often thought of as just a skin problem with scaly red lesions. But more recent understanding has demonstrated that psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory disease associated with an increased risk of other health problems. Psoriatic arthritis develops in approximately 30% of psoriasis patients, with… Read More

Hidradenitis Supparativa Information and Treatment

Call 973-763-7546 for a Hidradenitis Suppurativa Consultation What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa? Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects follicles in the body folds, typically under the arms, under the breasts, the groin and genital area, buttocks, and perianal region. The clinical features of HS include recurrent painful inflammatory papules, nodules, abscesses,… Read More

Xepi Cream For Impetigo

Impetigo is a common superficial bacterial infection of the skin, typically treated with topical antibiotics. The bacteria involved in causing impetigo are S. aureus and S. pyogenes. Mupirocin, often under the brand name Bactroban, is commonly used to treat impetigo. Xepi, a  new topical antibiotic for treating impetigo has recently been approved. Xepi is a… Read More