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Why Antibiotics Often Fail in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) are always colonized, but rarely infected with bacteria. Even then, it is poorly understood why antibiotics don’t work well for them. New research has found that bacteria form shields, particularly in HS, which block the action of antibiotics.


Vaccinations and Biologics: Should we vaccinate or not?

We are smack in the middle of Flu season and many of my patients on biologics for Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, and Hidradenitis Suppurativa are asking me whether they should get the Flu shot. The answer is a resounding YES! As always, though, there are caveats:


MRT: A Unique Approach to Clinical Management of Food Sensitivity Related Illness

MRT, the Mediator Release Test, is a complete blood test for food and food chemical sensitivities. MRT has been developed to help patients with chronic, difficult-to-treat dermatologic, gastroenterological, neurologic, and endocrinologic conditions.


A New Vitamin Treatment for the Reduction and Possible Prevention of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

A new study out of Australia suggests that Nicotinamide (aka Niacinamide, a cousin to Niacin, or Vitamin B3) may reduce the number of non-melanoma skin cancers in patients at risk for developing more. It was taken twice daily for a year.


Facial Massage for the Purpose of Toning and Firming

Just like any other form of massage, facial massage relieves tension, promotes relaxation and restores energy to your face and body by increasing circulation. When you first wake up in the morning you may notice that your skin looks puffier and paler than it did the night before. This is because during sleep, circulation is decreased in the body which means there is less blood flow to the face.