Dr. Larry Jaeger is a well known and respected board certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who is the medical director of Advanced Dermatology Associates of New York, PC.┬áDr Larry Jaeger specializes in all aspect of medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. http://www.adv-derm.com… Read More

Scleroderma comes in two main forms: systemic and localized. Scleroderma is a disease of unknown origin that affects the microvasculature and loose connective tissues of the body and is characterized by fibrosis and obliteration of vessels in the skin, lungs, gut, kidneys and heart. Morphea is a localized form of scleroderma and affects primarily just… Read More

Measles, also known as rubeola, is a worldwide disease that occurs primarily in children. Measles is usually a self-limiting disease manifesting with a prodrome period and a characteristic rash. The peak incidence of measles usually occurs in March or April and is a disease of winter and spring in temperate climates. Since the administration of… Read More

No matter what the cause, certain rules apply. Wear cotton (dermal) gloves during the night to prevent from scratching. Antihistamine pills may be given for itch that disturbs sleep (both prescription and over the counter). When showering or bathing avoid the use of perfumed soap. Especially avoid rubbing the bar on the anal area or… Read More

Impetigo is a common, contagious, superficial skin infection that is produced by bacteria. The two most common bacteria that cause impetigo are streptococcus and staphylococcus. This infection is more common in children than in adults. If not appropriately treated more serious complications may arise. The most common form of impetigo is called bullous (blistering) impetigo… Read More

An intralesional injection involves the direct placement of a medication into a problem skin area through a very fine needle. Most often, a dilute solution of triamcinalone (Kenalog) is used. Acne cysts, psoriasis and chronic forms of eczema are treated this way. If too much medication is used, a white spot or dent develops, but… Read More

Granuloma annulare (GA) is a common condition of unknown cause. It appears most often over knuckles and other joints or in places that are subject to frequent, mild injury such as the back of the hands or top of the feet. It is seen most often in older children and young adults. The “rash” of… Read More

Hailey-Hailey disease, also known as familial benign chronic pemphigus, was first discovered by the Hailey brothers in 1939. Hailey-Hailey disease is a genetic disorder inherited among family members with a 50% chance of inheritance from an affected parent. It is most common in the late teenage years, twenties and thirties. The lesions are most commonly… Read More