Bullous Pemphigoid

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a chronic blistering of the skin. It ranges from mildly itchy welts to severe blisters and infection, and may affect a small area of the body or be widespread. The vast majority of those affected are elderly, but it has been seen at all ages. It is an autoimmune disorder, meaning… Read More


People refer to tender, red lumps that may ooze pus as boils. A single “boil” may be a ruptured cyst or a small abscess. Most boils can be treated by “incision and drainage”, a minor surgical procedure to open the boil and to drain the pus. Oral antibiotics are usually not needed. Some people have… Read More

Watching Out for Hives with Dr. Larry Jaeger

Hives are a skin condition that will often worry a parent when they appear on their child.  They are quite common and are not contagious.  Certainly, if you are concerned about the hives, or you worry that your child has another condition altogether, seek attention from your pediatrician or from a dermatologist like Dr. Larry… Read More

Teenage Skin Conditions: Dr. Lawrence Jaeger

If you asked most people what the most common skin condition for teenagers is, they would probably say acne.  While acne is definitely a big problem there are actually other skin conditions that are common ailments for teenagers as well.  One of these, that can be related to acne, but that can also stand as… Read More

Sun Exposure Advice for Adults: Dr. Lawrence Jaeger

If you are an adult who works in the sun, there are a number of important steps that you need to take to limit your sun exposure.  There are a number of clothing lines that actually provide SPF protection, while also offering a loose and comfortable fit.  Make sure you have a good hat and… Read More

Common Skin Problems in Children: Dr. Lawrence Jaeger

Some parents panic if they see something that looks unusual on a child’s skin. There are, however, many common skin problems that children can have which are manageable.  Certainly, if you have fears or are unsure about a particular skin problem, you can always consult your dermatologist, like Dr. Lawrence Jaeger of Larchmont, New York.… Read More

Dangerous Signs with Moles: Dr. Lawrence Jaeger

Certainly, if you have moles, you should be careful about paying attention to them and knowing when there are danger signs.  You should get your moles looked at once a year to make sure that you aren’t in any danger. Certainly, if you see these irregular mole types, you should seek assistance from an expert… Read More

Getting the Facts on Shingles: Dr. Lawrence Jaeger

One of the many skin conditions that might send you running to the doctor is shingles.  Certainly, a specialist in dermatology like Dr. Lawrence Jaeger of Larchmont, New York, can help you to understand shingles better and to know how to deal with it. Shingles is a common viral infection of the nerves.  It creates… Read More