I have an itchy rash! Scabies?
I have an itchy rash! Scabies?

Scabies is a common contagious skin condition caused by a tiny mite that burrows in the skin. The most common symptom is an itchy rash, worse at night. The rash is usually on the hands, breasts, armpits, genital area and waistline. Scabies can affect everyone. It is easily spread from...


What do I do with a tick bite?
What do I do with a tick bite?

Ticks are small, blood-sucking bugs. They can range in size from as small as a pin’s head to as large as a pencil eraser. They are an arachnid, which means they are related to spiders. The different kinds of ticks can range in color from shades of brown to reddish...


I have wax buildup in my ears!
I have wax buildup in my ears!

Earwax also known as cerumen is a normal substance produced to protect the ears. It keeps particles such as dirt and dust from going further into the ear canal. Wax is produced in the outer part of ear canal, not deep in the ear canal. The body uses a self...


Do I have ringworm?
Do I have ringworm?

The term ringworm or ringworms refers to fungal infections that are on the surface of the skin. The name is derived from the false, early belief that the infection was due to a worm. There are many types of rash caused by fungi most do not mimic the round scaly...


Smelly Armpits
Smelly Armpits

Underarm odor is a common issue. Let me explain the cause and some treatment options. Everyone has glands in their underarm area called apocrine glands. These glands secrete oily fluid (a type of sweat) that have no smell when they reach skin and soften it. This softened oily skin is...


Shingles?!
Shingles?!

Shingles or Zoster is a common painful rash which is a localized re-occurance of chickenpox (also known as varicella). If you have shingles now, then when you were young, you had chickenpox. Even if you are not certain, I can assure you that you did have it as it is...


Stingray Stings are Common in Florida!
Stingray Stings are Common in Florida!

Stingray Stings are common in Florida! Stingray stings are a common dive and beach related injury. Let me explain the causes and prevention and treatment options. Stingray season on Florida beaches runs approximately between the months of April and October. It is during these warm watered months that these sea...