| Feb 25, 2012
Years ago, I was on a business trip and noticed an itchy foot rash when I got out of the shower. With no extra time to find a store and purchase an anti-itch cream, I had to improvise. Much to my horror, the only cream I had with me was Preparation-H. I...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Despite its name, ringworm is not caused by a worm. Instead, it develops when fungus grows and multiplies on the skin. Dr. Dakara Rucker Wright, a dermatologist with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group who practices at Kaiser Permanente's Towson...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 3:13 PM
She enters the clinic on a walker, slow yet remarkably steady, and as Pauline Wood hails her host for the day, she gives him a bag of lemon tarts she rose early that morning to bake.
With her white hair and glasses, Wood, 89, is every inch the lovable...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Most new parents dream of their newborns with 10 fingers and 10 toes, and pretty, soft new baby skin. But as they grow, children can experience some very common skin conditions — some with an easy fix, and others a little more complex.
| Dec 12, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common ailment often picked up by children in day care. While it may make for a cranky child, Dr. Benjamin N. Lockshin, a Silver Spring dermatologist who also teaches at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:03 PM
Hairstylist Reggie Dowdy has found himself time and time again doing emergency hair repair on women whose tresses have been damaged by weaves and extensions.
They come in with bald spots, also known as alopecia, and thinning hair caused by heavy weaves...
| Oct 13, 2008
At first, he thought it must be a hoax.
The man in the picture didn't have hands at the ends of his arms; he had what looked like tree branches - two masses of tangled, overgrown bark.
In more than 20 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Anthony Gaspari,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 13-year-old son has started to break out with acne on his face. He's never had skin problems before. What causes acne? Could diet be part of the problem? What's the best way to treat acne? He's been using an over-the-counter cream,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:47 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with eczema are especially vulnerable to allergic reactions to certain preservatives in lotions and creams, according to a new study.
With eczema, the skin doesn't function as a barrier the way it normally would, said...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes psoriasis, and what are the most effective treatments? I've tried a few without much success.
ANSWER: The exact cause of psoriasis is tough to pinpoint. In general, the disease has a tendency to run in families, and...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Q: Can hair re-grow after radiation therapy and chemotherapy for brain cancer? What can I do to prevent hair loss? If I do lose my hair, are there any remedies to speed up re-growth?
A: Hair loss can be a distressing side effect of chemotherapy and...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:20 AM
MIAMI Dermatologist Dr. Fredric S. Brandt has planted himself at the front lines of the war against aging, launching two new anti-aging skin care lines.
Brandt first began creating skin care products more than a decade ago to target specific skin care...