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Antibiotics for acne: understanding the strategy

Antibiotics for acne is a common strategy to address the condition.  This leads some people to think that acne is an infection.  After all, acne can even look like an infection. This isn’t the case. Additional reading: Learn more about acne treatment here. Acne vulgaris is a multi-factorial (meaning a lot of different things cause..Read More »








But is it a keloid?- Musings of a NYC Dermatologist

Not uncommonly patients come in complaining that they are prone to keloids.  They may have gotten a cut or a burn that resulted in a scar.  Upon examination,  however, I see no keloid–just a regular scar.  What is the difference?  When we develop a wound, our body sends out signals that cause new skin cells to..Read More »


A fungus among us– Musings of a NYC dermatologist

Have you been noticing discolored spots on your neck, chest, back and arms?  This may be a sign of warmer weather, humidity as well as a minor fungal infection– tinea versicolor. Our skin is the home of a variety of organisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi (including yeast).  Tinea versicolor, also know as pityriasis versicolor, ..Read More »