Dr. Lawrence Jaeger is a board certified dermatologist who has a practice in New York. Dr Lawrence Jaeger specializes in the treatment of all skin, hair and nail disorders including all skin growths.   http://www.adv-derm.com… 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

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

Grenz rays have been used by dermatologists since the 1920’s. At one time, it was an important treatment tool, but with all the recent medical advances it is rarely used today. It is used to calm down inflammation of the skin and will not cause damage as seen with prolonged use of cortisone creams. It… 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

The Children’s Village is a charitable institute founded in 1851 that helps families struggling to become productive, independent citizens.  They work on the basis that there are four keys to success that include education, work, lifelong relationships and social responsibility. They work with children to develop the attitudes and skills to help them to enter… Read More