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Michael Lehrer, MD

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia. Medical reviewer for the VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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What Is That?! How to ID 8 Common Bug Bites

Something sank its teeth into you? We'll help you figure out what type of insect, chigger, or spider might be to blame.

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Differences and Similarities Between Eczema and Psoriasis

Can you tell these two conditions apart? Psoriasis and eczema may look similar, but they're very different conditions. Here's how to spot the difference.

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Skin Health

What to Know Before Trying Phototherapy for Severe Eczema

If you haven't had luck finding a treatment for severe eczema, phototherapy might be worth a shot. Here's what you should know beforehand.

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Elimination Diets and Severe Eczema: Mistakes to Avoid

Knowing which foods to include is just as important as knowing which to leave out with an eczema elimination diet. Here's how to figure it out.

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Try Home Phototherapy for Psoriasis

Phototherapy can be a great way to treat psoriasis. Find out why at-home options can be just as effective as treatments in a doctor’s office.

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Newly Diagnosed

Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Hives

What causes chronic hives? When should you see a doctor? Review these most-asked questions about the condition and educate yourself and others.

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How Do Biologic Therapies Help Psoriasis?

Biologics can make a big difference with psorisis, but they also pose some risks. Here's what you should know about biologic therapies before making a decision.

Woman picking out a set of bedsheets in a store.

Shopping Guide for Eczema-Friendly Bedding

Does eczema keep you up at night? These tips got getting the right sheets can make a difference in managing your itchy skin and enjoying a good night’s rest.

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Chronic Life

Yes, You Can Hike, Camp, and Ski with Eczema

A top eczema doctor shares his tips on how to have fun in the great outdoors and minimize itchy flares.

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Living With

Does Your Job Trigger Your Eczema?

If you think your job might be making your eczema worse, you could be right. Here's what you can do about it.