Items Tagged ‘skin’

Ask the Doctors - How can I reduce the bruising on my hands?

September 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I reduce the bruising on my hands?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’m 75 years old and have bruising on my hands, seemingly when anything touches them. I do not take blood thinners or aspirin. Occasionally I take an Aleve, which seems to make it worse. Such bruising is an annoying, yet common, problem as our bodies age.  Many of my patients are flummoxed by […]

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Tags: Aleve, Ask the Doctors, blood thinners, blood vessels, bruising, collagen, Dr. Robert Ashley, naproxen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, skin, sun exposure


Ask the Doctors - What can I do about melasma on my face?

September 10, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What can I do about melasma on my face?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I am 60-year-old female who suffers from darkening of my face. A doctor did a biopsy and it was determined that I suffer from melasma. This began as soon as I hit menopause. Dermatologists seem unable to help. What can I do? Melasma is the hyperpigmentation of the skin that occurs mostly upon […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, hydrocortisone, melasma, menopause, retinoids, skin, sun damage, Tamoxifen, tretinoin


Ask the Doctors - Does olive oil help heal skin wounds?

June 12, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does olive oil help heal skin wounds?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Can olive oil be used topically to aid healing? Olive oil has been used since ancient times as a cosmetic and to aid skin healing.  The ancient Egyptians used it as an anti-wrinkle potion; the Romans used it as a moisturizer after bathing.  To this day, olive oil is used widely in many […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, diabetic ulcers, fatt acid, injuries, linoleic acid, olive oil, palmitic acid, skin, skin irritation


While winter skies may look dreary, protecting your skin is still “in”

January 17, 2017

While winter skies may look dreary, protecting your skin is still “in”

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

When weather forecasts are filled with predictions of wind, rain and frosty temperatures, it’s easy to forget that the sun and its potentially harmful rays are still out there.  Even during the dead of winter, it is still important to protect your skin.  Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, and a recent […]

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Tags: acral lentiginous melanoma, bleeding mole, blemish, cancer, dark spots, dermatologist, dermatology, Dr. Anabella Pascucci, Dr. Paul Levins, environmental factors, facial blemishes, full-body skin exam