Complete Skin Care For All Ages

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

We also have a blog that will be updated regularly with topics on medical skin conditions and aethetic services.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

General Dermatology Websites

http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z

http://emedicine.medscape.com/dermatology

Websites for Patient Education by topic

Acne

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/acnenet/index.html

Actinic Keratosis

http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/actinic-keratosis

http://www.skincancerguide.ca/lesions/index.html

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/actinickeratosesnet/index.html

Aging Sking

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/agingskinnet/index.html

Albinism

http://www.albinism.org/ (National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation)

Alopecia Areata

http://www.naaf.org/

Androgenic Alopecia

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1070167-overview

Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/eczemanet/index.html

http://www.nationaleczema.org/

http://eczema.org/

Bechet Disease

http://www.behcets.com/site/pp.asp?c=bhJIJSOCJrHHYPERLINK

Birthmarks

http://www.birthmarks.com/Index.cfm

http://www.faces-cranio.org/Disord/Vascular.htm

Bullous Pemphigoid

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1062391-overview

Contact Dermatitis

http://www.contactderm.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

Congenital Moles

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/skincancernet/moles_children.html

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

http://www.gluten.net/

http://www.csaceliacs.org/dh_defined.php

Herpes

http://herpes.org/

Hyperhidrosis

http://sweathelp.org/

http://miradry.org/

Icthyosis and related disorders

http://www.firstskinfoundation.org/

Leprosy

http://www.who.int/lep/en/

Lupus

http://www.lupus.org/newsite/index.html

Melanoma

http://www.melanoma.org/

http://aimatmelanoma.org/

http://melanoma.com/

Neurofibromatosis

http://www.ctf.org/

http://www.nfnetwork.org/

Pediatric Dermatology

http://www.pedsderm.net/

Porphyria

http://www.porphyriafoundation.com/

Psoriasis

http://www.psoriasis.org/

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/psoriasisnet/index.html

https://www.psoriasis-association.org.uk/

Rosacea

http://rosacea.org/

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/psoriasisnet/index.html

Skin Cancer

http://skincancer.org

http://www.cancer.gov/

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/skincancernet/index.html

Vitiligo

http://www.mynvfi.org/

Impetigo is a common skin infection usually found in children and infants. It is characterized as single or multiple blisters filled with pus, which pop easily and leave a reddish, raw-looking base and/or honey-colored crust. In most children, impetigo first appears near the nose and then spreads through scratching to other parts of the face, arms or legs. The blisters tend to be itchy.

There are three forms of impetigo:

Ordinary Impetigo is caused by Streptococcal germs. It appears as red sores that rupture quickly, ooze a fluid and then form a honey-colored crust. It primarily affects children from infancy to age two.

Bulbous Impetigo appears as fluid-filled blisters caused by Staphylococcus germs. This contagious infection is carried by the fluid that oozes from the blisters.

Ecthyma, a more serious form of impetigo that penetrates to the second layer of skin (dermis). It is characterized by sores that are painful and/or fluid or pus-filled. These lesions most commonly appear on the legs or feet. The sores break open and scab with a hard yellow-gray crust. It can also cause swollen lymph glands in the affected area.

Impetigo is generally treated with a seven-to-10-day course of prescription oral antibiotics and/or topical antibiotics. The sores tend to heal slowly, so it is important to complete the full course of medications. Please note that over-the-counter topical antibiotics (such as Neosporin) are not effective for treating impetigo.