How Topical Steroids Work
Topical steroids are used to treat a variety of skin conditions. Find out more about how they work.
Topical Steroid Side Effects
While topical steroids have tremendous benefit in reducing inflammation, they also have significant side effects. Learn more about the side effects that can be seen with short-term and long-term use of topical steroids.
Topical Steroid Strengths
Topical steroids come in 7 different strengths. Using the wrong steroid strength can result in irreversible side effects or may not be effective. Find out what strength your is here.
Topical Steroid Vehicles
Topical steroids come in a variety of bases - ointments, creams, gels, solutions, sprays, and lotions. Learn more about the significance of each type of topical steroid base.
Medications that can improve the symptoms of eczema and dermatitis.
Genital Herpes Treatments
More about the medications used to reduce the symptoms of genital herpes and reduce the occurance of genital herpes.
Medications for Fever Blister and Cold Sores
There are several effective treatments for cold sores. This article discusses FDA-approved treatments for cold sores and antiviral medications that may be prescribed for cold sores "off-label."
Chicken Pox Medications
Chicken pox is normally treated with over-the-counter medications to control symptoms, but some cases should be treated with antiviral medications. Learn more about the various treatments available for chicken pox.
Top 7 Shampoos for Seborrhea
Shampoos containing selenium sulfide, pyrithione zinc, salicylic acid, or coal tar are used to treat seborrheic dermatitis. Some of these can only be obtained with a prescription. My top picks of over-the-counter shampoos are given here.
Skin cancer excision
Skin cancer excision is a common way to remove skin cancers. This procedure may be done for skin cancers including basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and melanomas.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Mohs micrographic surgery is a type of surgery performed on the skin named after the surgeon Dr. Frederic Mohs. It is most commonly used for skin cancers on the head and neck, but also for other high risk skin cancers. The skin cancer is removed layer by layer. Each layer is examined under a microscope, and the procedure continues until the surgeon has verified the skin cancer has been removed in its entitrety.