hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis: What You Should Know & Treatment Options

Those suffering from hyperhidrosis don’t just experience excess sweating during the hot summer months, they can experience it all year long. Unfortunately, it can be a cumbersome and difficult skin condition to deal with. Here to answer all of our questions about hyperhidrosis is Kimberly Schwerdtfeger, NP-C. About Kimberly Schwerdtfeger, NP-C  Kimberly was born and…

Indoor Tanning

This month’s JAMA Dermatology (JAMA Dermatol. 2016; 152(3):268-275) features an article which tries to explain why the incidence of melanoma is increasing faster in women under 50 years of age compared to men under 50.  The authors conclude that this difference is most likely due to the higher rates of indoor tanning by younger women.   They…

Dry skin care

It is February and very cold here in Chicago.  When the weather gets cold, our skin becomes dry and itchy.  Here are recommendations to protect your skin in the cold weather. Bathing: Use lukewarm or tepid water. Only use soap on your face and body folds. Do not use soap on your trunk, arms, legs,…