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Michael Lehrer, MD

Medical Reviewer

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

Latest by Michael Lehrer, MD

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Symptoms

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.

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Gift-Giving

Guide: Shopping for Eczema-Friendly Bedding

The right sheets can be a key element in managing your itchy skin and getting 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

Find Out If Your Occupation Could Be the Cause of Your Eczema

If you suspect your job might be making your eczema worse, you may be right. Learn your options.

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Symptoms

Psoriasis Myths and Facts

Psoriasis affects approximately 7.5 million Americans, yet myths about the condition abound. Here, we clear up common misconceptions.

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Managing Eczema at School: Tips for Parents

School is stressful enough for a child without having to worry about irritating eczema. Here’s what parent’s can do to make school days easier.

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Skin Health

How Does Eczema Affect Your Overall Health?

Doctors are finding more and more evidence of the deeper and broader health impacts of eczema.

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How to Start An Elimination Diet for Eczema

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.