Archive for the General Dermatology Category

Warts…Not just caused by kissing frogs
June 26, 2014

Warts…Not just caused by kissing frogs Warts are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) infecting the top layers of the skin.  Warts can grow on any part of the body and are contagious.  They are spread by contact with the wart, or something that touched the wart.  It is easier to catch the virus that causes warts when there is a cut or scrap on the skin; which explains why so many kids get warts.  Scratching, nail-biting, and shaving are common ways warts are spread on […]

Skin Problems? USF Health Dermatology Research
December 9, 2013

Skin Problems?

USF Health Dermatologist, Dr. Christopher Nelson is conducting Dermatology Research.

Call 813-974-2923 for more dermatology research information

Dr. Neil Alan Fenske receives “The Gustavus Sesquicentennial Award”
February 17, 2012

Link to Gustuvas Sesquicentennial Award video https://gustavus.edu/alumni/video/ The Gustavus Adolphus College Board of Trustees has established an award in honor of the college’s Sesquicentennial anniversary to recognize individuals who have made a significant difference in the life of the college. The award, called “The Sesquicentennial Award,” acknowledges and pays tribute to living alumni, parents, friends, and retired faculty and staff who: Through actions in their personal or professional lives, have advanced the status of Gustavus as a premier liberal arts college; Set a new precedent in the ways they supported […]

The common bed bugs , Cimex lectularius, is making a comeback.
February 18, 2011

The common bed bugs, Cimex lectularius, is making a comeback.  Transferred by travelers, it quickly sets up housekeeping in bedrooms.  Adult bed bugs lay eggs in crevices such as in baseboards, walls, and beds.  The nymphs develop through four stages as they develop over one to three months before they become adults.  These nymphs require 10 to 20 blood meal feeds during their development, and the adults also require blood meal feeds.  They generally feed on exposed skin when the person is asleep, piercing the skin with their proboscis mouthparts […]

Bedbugs and You
February 18, 2011

The common bedbug, Cimex lectularius, is making a comeback.  Transferred by travelers, it quickly sets up housekeeping in bedrooms.  Adults lay eggs in crevices such as in baseboards, walls, and beds.  The nymphs develop through four stages as they develop over one to three months before they become adults.  These nymphs require 10 to 20 blood meal feeds during their development, and the adults also require blood meal feeds.  They generally feed on exposed skin when the person is asleep, piercing the skin with their proboscis mouthparts and actively pumping […]

Watch out for lime juice or you could get ‘Mexican beer dermatitis’
October 20, 2010

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-mexican-beer-dermatitis-20101019,0,3828780.story

Simple treatments help boy’s severe eczema
June 23, 2010

http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/article1102859.ece

THE SUNSCREEN & VITAMIN D DILEMMA: WHATS IS ALL ABOUT?
May 17, 2010

Sunscreens prevent skin cancer. Some epidemiologic data suggest low levels of vitamin D may increase susceptibility to internal cancer as well as infection, hypertension and autoimmune disorders. Since the sun stimulates production of vitamin D precursors in the skin while sunscreens reduce production it is speculated some of us could be vitamin D deficient and thus at risk for these disorders. Are you now thinking of tossing out your sunscreens and going to the beach or purchasing a package of tanning parlor visits? Hold on! This confusion is a classic […]

‘USF Health Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery’
March 10, 2010

‘USF Health Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery’.

The Woman Whose Legs Turned Black
February 26, 2010

Mystery Diagnosis Video When Diane’s legs turn black, doctors think they’ll have to amputate! Premiering Monday, March 8. Diane’s amazing story will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions as she endures misdiagnoses and dismissals before finding an answer! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR Log (Press Release) – Feb 24, 2010 – Discovery Health’s popular show MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS will spotlight Eagle, Colorado resident Dr. Diane Dike this March. As part of the hit series’ eighth season, will share her riveting story with audiences across the nation. Diane’s show, premiering on […]

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