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Children Eczema Treatment

Larry Jaeger is an expert Medical Dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology Associates. As the founder and owner of the largest network of Dermatological treatment centers in The Bronx, Larry Jaeger has successfully treated thousands of children suffering form eczema for the last twenty-five years in New York. Children Eczema Treatment.

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Children’s Eczema Treatment

Eczema is a skin condition that has two distinct components:

Dry, easily irritated skin – children with this condition have a genetic tendency toward dry skin. Moisture is very important for our skin. It helps skin stay healthy. It prevents irritation. It speeds up healing. Moisture essentially helps our skin function better. With eczema, the skin does not retain moisture very well, thus giving it a dry, slightly rough texture and making it prone to irritation. To further complicate matters, this dry, irritated skin is itchy, causing children to scratch frequently. This further irritates and damages the skin, which leads to worse itching and scratching, and so on.

Allergies – children with this condition also have some underlying allergies that are manifested in the skin. When exposed to these allergens, the skin over-reacts and breaks out in a rash. The already dry and slightly irritated skin is less able to handle this allergic rash, and less able to heal itself quickly.

Thus, children with eczema have an ongoing battle on two fronts – trying to retain moisture in the skin and prevent irritation and itching, and limiting exposure to allergens and skin irritants.

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What Does Children Eczema Look Like?

Larry Jaeger advises,

Dry skin – your child will have slightly dry skin with a rough texture. You may be able to see and feel tiny white bumps as you run your fingers across the skin.

Dry patches – you may see scattered, scaly, dry, white patches anywhere on the body.treating children eczema

Flare ups – from time to time you will see some areas of the skin become more irritated and flare up. These will look like raised, red, slightly oozing patches. Flare-ups generally occur near skin creases – most commonly the inside of the elbows and behind the knees, but also in the neck, wrists and hands, and feet. It can also occur of the trunk. One unique aspect of eczema is that it usually does not affect the diaper area.

What Causes Children Eczema?

According to Larry Jaeger, eczema is a mixture of dry skin and allergies. The cause is mainly genetic – an inborn tendency toward dry skin and allergies. There is no way to change genetics. The important issue is not what causes eczema in the first place, but what allergies and skin irritants is your child exposed to that is triggering the flare-ups. Children Eczema Treatment in New York City, 10019.

Larry Jaeger is a member of the following organizations:
American Osteopathic Association
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
American Medical Association
American Phlebotomy Association
Internal Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons

Children Eczema Treatment in NYC

Shingles Treatment in NYC

Larry Jaeger provides excellent skin care diagnoses and skin care treatments including patients suffering from shingles at Advance Dermatology Associates in New York. As the founder of the largest privately held network of dermatology treatment centers in The Bronx, Larry Jaeger has successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from shingles over the last twenty-five years. Shingles Treatment in NYC

Shingles Treatment in NYC

The risk of developing shingles grows with age. Nearly a third of us will develop it in our lifetime. While there’s no guaranteed way to prevent the disease, its severity can be lessened by prompt treatment.

But did you know that the shingles vaccine, approved for those age 60 and older, can lower your chances of getting it.

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Shingles – What causes shingles?

Larry Jaeger notes that shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, which is in the herpes family of viruses. It first appears as chickenpox and, like genital herpes, it never goes away.

Once someone has had chickenpox – or even the chickenpox vaccine, which contains the live virus – the virus sleeps in the roots of some nerves, often for decades, before awakening and reappearing as shingles.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, shingles each year affects about a million Americans.

The shingles rate is gradually increasing. While the CDC says it doesn’t know the reason, some experts have theories. The CDC, however, says that the increase began before the United States began vaccinating children.

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Who’s at risk for shingles?

Shingles often strikes when people are in their 50s, but about half of the cases occur among those 60 and older, a group that’s also more likely to endure a shingles complication called post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). Affecting a third of those who get shingles after age 59, it results in pain or numbness that can last for months and sometimes years. That’s why doctors recommend that people get a shingles vaccine once they turn 60 years old.

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According to Larry Jaeger, the most common early symptoms of shingles are itching, tingling or pain, followed by an angry red rash along the nerve path traveled by the virus – often across the torso, sometimes along the arm or leg. It may feel like a sunburn, or worse.

The rash sometimes emerges on the forehead or tip of the nose, which is alarming because it can then involve the eye; if it does progress to the eye, it can cause vision loss.

The pain can be excruciating, some sufferers say.

Larry Jaeger relates he rash and pain can be less severe if treated early, preferably within the first 48 to 72 hours after symptoms appear. The drugs used include acyclovir, famciclovir and valacyclovir.

Even though it’s far more likely to strike later in life, shingles also takes plenty of younger people by surprise.

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Shingles – Treatment Options

Zostavax, a weakened but live form of the chickenpox virus, is licensed by the Food and Drug Administration to reduce the risk of shingles in people age 50 and older.

But CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends it only for those 60 and older, a guideline followed by most doctors. A clinical trial found that for people 60 and older, the vaccine cut their risk of developing shingles by about half and, maybe most important, their risk of PHN by 67 percent.

Even if you are sure you haven’t had chickenpox, CDC recommends the vaccination if you’re in the 60-and-older group. The vast majority of Americans born before the chickenpox vaccine was approved in 1995 have been exposed to the chickenpox virus, though some may not recall having symptoms as children.

And the CDC advises vaccination even for those who have had shingles, to decrease the chance of recurrence.

Despite all the recommendations, most Americans have been ignoring or are unaware of the guidelines: A 2012 CDC survey found that only 20 percent of adults 60 and older had been vaccinated against shingles. Shingles Treatment in NYC

Treating Jock Itch

Larry Jaeger is an experience dermatologist and owner of Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York City. He is board certified and recognized as an excellent provider of dermatological Medicine in NYC for treating jock itch.

Jock Itch Infection

Jock itch is caused by a fungus infection which involves the groin area. There is considerable heat and moisture providing an excellent place for the fungus to grow. The fungal infection originates in the feet as athlete’s foot and is transmitted from the feet to the groin area where the warm moist conditions tend to promote it’s growth.

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Treatment for Jock Itch

One way to treat this condition is to keep the area cool and dry and wear loose fitting clothing. Don’t use too many blankets when sleeping and keep the bedroom cool. Using an anti fungal powder on a regular basis will keep the areas cool and dry as well as controlling fungal growth.

If the fungus continues to grow and causes an itching rash in the groin area, then more advanced therapy is required. Anti-fungal creams are helpful in treating jock itch. Larry Jaeger recommends Lamisil cream or two percent Ketoconazole cream or Econozole Nitrate cream.

Anti-fungal creams can be applied morning and night for several weeks usually can control the infection. Treat the feet with a cream since that is the original source of the infection.

See your doctor if you have a rash on your skin that doesn’t improve within two weeks or if you treat it with over-the-counter medications and it returns within a few weeks.

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The Basic Causes Jock Itch

Normally, fungus and bacteria are in balance in the groin area and kill each other off, but if one uses a strong antibacterial soap on a regular basis, this could knock out the normal bacterial floral and allow fungus to grow.

The recurrence rate is quite high, when heat and moisture are present. An effort should be made to try to keep the area as cool and dry as possible.

Dr. Larry Jaeger is a well known and respected board certified dermatologist and dermatological surgeon who is the medical director of Advanced Dermatology Associates of New York. Dr. Jaeger specializes in all aspect of medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Treating jock itch in patients at (212) 262-2500.

Treating Blackheads – Whiteheads

Larry Jaeger is a well respected dermatologist and founder of Advanced Dermatology Associates, a network of Dermatology treatment centers in Manhattan and The Bronx. Larry Jaeger has successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from blackheads, whiteheads and other forms of acne outbreaks: Treating Blackheads – Whiteheads.

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Causes of Blackheads & Whiteheads:

Blackheads are referred to as “open comedones” and whiteheads are referred to as “closed comedones”. Simply put,plugging of the pores of the oil gland.

In teenagers, the oil glands are stimulated by hormones and the oil gland makes more oil and a thicker oil than it was before and as a result sometimes the oil will dry up and form a plug in the opening of the pore where the oil gland drains out.

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Differences Between Blackheads and Whiteheads

If this plug is open to the air, the outside air will change the dried up oil material and turn it dark. And so this is what a blackhead is, or an open comedone. If a little bit of skin grows over that dried up oil plug, then the outside air cannot get at the dried up oil material and can’t turn it dark and therefore the plug that forms is referred to as a whitehead, or a closed comedone.

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Your Skin’s First Sign of Acne…

Larry Jaeger explains that comedomes are of a concern because they are the earliest stage of acne. If comedones or plugs can’t drain out and the oil backs up in the gland. The gland ultimately enlarges and breaks under the skin and causes an inflammatory reaction and this results in the acne pimple developing.

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Treating Blackheads – Whiteheads:

For treating blackheads and whiteheads, Larry Jaeger uses various exfoliating agents that peel the skin. Retinoic acid or Retin A, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or mild acid peels are some examples. It is also possible to use a special instrument that removes the material in the comedone or the dried up material.

For treating closed comedones, Larry Jaeger makes a tiny little nick with a fine needle in the opening of the pore to allow the material to be removed. In the case of an open comedone it can just be removed without doing that. Cleaning out the pore in this method, the oils and the bacteria can then drain freely, and that way can prevent new acne pimples from forming.

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Dr. Larry Jaeger is the medical director of Advanced Dermatology of New York and specializes in the area of Medical, Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology. Treating Blackheads – Whiteheads.

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Treating Seborrheic Keratosis

Larry Jaeger treats patients suffering from seborrheic keratosis at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York. He has over twenty-five plus years with a stellar track record of providing excellent treatments for all forms of dermatological diseases and disorders: Treating Seborrheic Keratosis.

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What is seborrheic keratosis?

According to Larry Jaeger, seborrheic keratosis is a very common harmless, usually pigmented, noncancerous growth on the skin. It usually appears as a pale, black or brown growth on the back, shoulders chest or face, but can appear anywhere on the skin.

Seborrheic keratoses are also known as basal cell papillomas or seborrheic warts.

The American Academy of Dermatology says that although seborrheic keratosis may look worrisome, it is benign – not a cancer.

They tend to appear from middle-age on wards. Some individuals may have just one, however, most people who have them have several.

Seborrheic keratosis is not contagious.

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What are the signs and symptoms of seborrheic keratosis?

Larry Jaeger reports that seborrheic keratoses may look like:

  • warts
  • moles
  • skin cancer
  • actinic keratoses – a rough, scaly patch that develops on the skin after years of sun exposure.

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However, they are different from the skin growths mentioned above. Seborrheic keratoses have a waxy look. They look as if they were pasted on the skin. Some may look like a blob of brown candle wax on the skin, while others have the appearance of the barnacles that stick to the legs of a pier.

Seborrheic keratoses:

  • usually start off as small, rough bumps, which gradually get thicker and develop a warty surface
  • have a waxy appearance, and look as I they have been stuck on the skin
  • are brown in color, but may be various shades between white and black
  • can range in size from tiny to over 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) across
  • may itch but are not painful

What are the causes of seborrheic keratosis?

Dermatologists are not completely sure why seborrheic keratoses develops.

  • Sunlight – as they most commonly appear in parts of the body that are more exposed to sunlight, many suggest that ultraviolet light may play a role.

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Diagnosing seborrheic keratosis

Larry Jaeger will diagnose seborrheic keratosis after a visual and physical examination.

  1. As the darker lesions may sometimes look like skin cancer (nodular melanoma), he may recommend taking a biopsy which will be examined under a microscope.
  2. If the seborrheic keratosis is on the skin and is very thin, it might be hard to rule out lentigo maligna (cancer cells that do not appear to have spread).

Treating Seborrheic Keratosis .

Removal of the growth may be recommended if:

  • It is hard to distinguish from skin cancer.
  • The patient does not like it and wants it removed.
  • It causes problems with clothing or jewelry (rubs against it).
  • On most occasions, if a biopsy is to be done, Advanced Dermatology Associates will probably remove the seborrheic keratosis.

There are several ways of removing seborrheic keratosis:

  • Cryosurgery – liquid nitrogen is applied to the growth with a spray gun or cotton swab. The lesion instantly freezes and falls off in a few days. A blister may form when the growth falls off, it will eventually dry into a crust, which will fall off.
  • Electrocautery (electrosurgery) and/or curettage – an electric current is used to burn (cauterize) the growth. An anesthetic is administered to the area before the procedure begins. The doctor uses a curette, a scoop-shaped surgical instrument, to scrape off the burnt growth, this is called curettage.
  • Some patients may require just electrocautery, some curettage, and others both.
  • Ablation – this means vaporizing the growth with a laser.

Dr. Larry Jaeger of New York is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and is board certified in dermatology surgery. Treating Seborrheic Keratosis.