What is Eczema?

The word ‘eczema’ derives from a Greek word, ‘ekzein’ which means ‘to break out or boil over. Eczema is also called ‘dermatitis’ from the Greek word for skin. These terms are used interchangeably to describe a wide group of skin diseases that all share the symptoms of inflamed and itchy […] Read more »

Psoriasis Medicine

Psoriasis is a chronic skin and scalp condition which varies in severity from small red, itchy, scaly patches to full body coverage. It can affect skin on any part of the body, including genitals, scalp, fingernails and toenails. Psoriasis Treatments Topical treatments are often used in the beginning if the […] Read more »

Psoriasis Treatment

The guiding word for psoriasis treatment is control, rather than cure. There is currently no known cure for psoriasis. It is an uncomfortable, itchy, sometimes painful condition, often socially embarrassing. Treatment can help but it won’t go away entirely. There are several types of treatment. In using any of them, […] Read more »

Know The Symptoms Of Psoriasis

Psoriasis has a long history going back to the Old Testament, where it was included with skin conditions called “tzaraat.” Later it was confused with leprosy. It wasn’t until the late 18th century that dermatologists began to differentiate psoriasis from other skin conditions. Even today, psoriasis can be confused with […] Read more »

Scalp Psoriasis

At least half the people who have psoriasis have scalp psoriasis. However, one can have scalp psoriasis without having psoriasis on any other part of the body. It can be mild; it can be severe. Red lesions and scale appear, as skin cells multiply too fast. Mild means slight fine […] Read more »


What is Psoriasis? What is psoriasis? It is a disease of the skin and joints. According to National Institutes of Health, some 5.8 to 7.5 million Americans, 2-3% of the world’s population, are afflicted with this disease. It is not contagious, but it lasts a lifetime. The most common form, […] Read more »

Winter Skin Tips

Dry skin is an extremely common skin problem and is often worse during the winter when environmental humidity is low (i.e., “winter itch”). It occurs at all ages and in people with or without other skin problems. This article dfiscusses the causes of dry skin and how to treat and […] Read more »