Back to School!

Back to school time goes along with special healthcare emphases on frequent student dermatologic problems. Most students fight acne; often without understanding the condition. Available acne care is better than ever. However, many acne patients are showing up with serious acne scars, have emotional consequences, are socially withdrawn, or are failing their courses because of […]

Heat rash or miliaria?

Heat rash or miliaria is very common now. It presents as a widespread red bumpy, itchy or burning, rash, usually of the chest and back. It may develop small blisters or yellow heads on the bumps. Heat rash develops when we are suddenly exposed to a warm humid environment, especially if we are exercising vigorously. […]

Chigger Bites

If you are noticing red, itchy, hard bumps on your body, you may well be suffering from chigger bites. These annoying, friendly little red mites climb onto your body, settle for a place to dine, bite you, and then fall off leaving those itchy bumps. Some people react far more than others. If you have […]

Summer is Here!

Now that summer is in full swing, there are several problems you may want to tend to. Increased temperatures and humidity may encourage fungus infections which can appear as red, scaly, itchy rashes, often with a ringed or circular pattern. White spots on your back, chest and upper arms may mean you have the fungus, […]

Fight Against Skin Cancer

Unusual progress has been made in dermatology in the fight against skin cancer. The standard extant when I came to Nebraska was one of repeated attempts being made via surgery and radiation to cure skin cancer without histopathologic excisional guidance (modified Mohs). Cure rates were dismal. Since then, skin cancer has become 100% curable, except […]