Blog, Dermatology

The Truth About Sunscreen SPF Numbers

It seems that there is a lot of conversation about sunscreen right now. Here at Westchester Health, we feel that there are a number of important points we want people to remember when they’re buying, applying and reapplying sunscreen in order to avoid sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging of the skin, which we’d like […]

Blog, Dermatology, Pediatrics

6 Myths About Acne That Just Aren’t True

Contrary to popular belief, neither fatty foods nor chocolate causes acne. Primarily, hormones (male androgens or related compounds) cause acne, which is why so many young people get pimples during puberty, or for girls, right before their period starts. To debunk these and other acne myths, we recommend this blog by Mason Gomberg, MD, a pediatrician with our Westchester […]

Blog, Dermatology

Best Ways To Prevent Eczema Flare-Ups

Here at Westchester Health, we see a fair amount of eczema. Fortunately, it’s not contagious, but it does tend to run in families with a history of eczema or other conditions such as hay fever and asthma. Different triggers can make it worse, such as stress, allergies and sweating, which can cause itchy, painful flare-ups.

Blog, Dermatology, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics

How You Can Help Your Child Avoid Eczema

Know it or not, eczema is the most common skin problem treated by pediatricians. In our all of our different offices, our physicians see a lot of eczema, especially our pediatricians. Wondering if there’s anything you can do to keep your child from developing it? Glenn E. Kaplan, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has […]