Follicular mucinosis is a term that encompasses three related entities. Alopecia mucinosa, Urticaria-like follicular mucinosis, and cutaneous lymphoma related follicular mucinosis all share similar features when skin biopsies are examined under the microscope. Because these entities are uncommon, many authors discuss and categorize these entities in different ways. Alopecia mucinosa, also known as Pinkus’ follicular… Read More


Many medical conditions, not only cases of cancer, may be diagnosed by removing a sample of tissue for lab examination. This procedure is called a biopsy, which is preformed by a variety of techniques. After the doctor obtains the skin biopsy specimen, it is sent for examination to another doctor, the dermatopathologist or pathologist, who… Read More


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


Bowenoid papulosis is considered by some authors to be a form of high-risk genital warts, but more recently is now thought to be an early form of cancer caused by a variety of high-risk human papilloma viruses (HPV), usually HPV 16 and 18. The lesions are described as flat, sometimes dark, bumps often found in… 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


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


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


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


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


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