Advanced Dermatology Blog

Read our blog to hear what Dr. Taub and her medical staff have to say about the latest medical and cosmetic treatments.

Swimmer’s Itch and Hot Tub Folliculitis ›

Summer fun is all about swimming in a lake or hitting some water slides making happy family memories. However, there are two common itchy skin rashes which can develop after these activities we should be familiar with.

Swimmer’s itch, also known as cercarial dermatitis, is a rash which occurs after swimming or wading in … Read More ›

Spring and Summer Rashes: Common Characteristics of the Most Common Seasonal Rashes ›

Warm weather is just around the corner and so are the long days of lounging in the sunshine. But while there’s nothing like spring in the Chicagoland area, it’s best to brush up on the characteristics of common spring skin and summer rashes before heading outside.

Polymorphous light eruption (PMLE): A skin problem which may affect … Read More ›

Winter Skin – Itchy, Dry and Associated Rashes, Winter 2015 Newsletter ›

In the winter there are many rashes that occur, in addition to just getting itchy from being overly dry.

It is important in general to moisturize your body and face more often and with richer creams than we do in the warmer seasons. The reason is that the humidity plummets. Our skin’s number one component is … Read More ›

MRSA (How You Get it, What to Look For, How to Treat), Fall 2014 Newsletter ›

Given all of the recent news coverage on the Ebola virus outbreak in Africa, it is worth reviewing one of the most common disease-causing pathogens here in the United States, Staphylococcus aureus. In particular, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a strain of bacteria that may cause concerning infections. MRSA is resistant to most antibiotics which … Read More ›

Summer Heat Rashes: Prevention and Treatment ›

As summer finally arrives, many people will find the hot and humid summer weather challenging for their skin. Many skin conditions become more problematic as summer approaches. These may include rashes that are autoimmune, allergic, infectious, or irritant in nature.

Many individuals have a tendency toward atopic dermatitis (AD) or eczema that worsens in … Read More ›