Dr. Robinson shares some of the skin care wisdom he has amassed over decades. While useful, it is not meant to replace personal recommendations, treatments , or prescriptions. Instead, we encourage you to please come in for an appointment!
All About Bug Bites "OUCH! What Bit Me?" Sometimes it’s easy to tell what bit you: maybe you reach down to swat at the bug and catch a glimpse of it. Sometimes though, it’s harder to tell. You might not notice the bite as it’s happening. Instead you don’t even realize you’ve been bitten until […]
Chemical vs Physical Sunscreens Are You Slathering Up with Chemical or Physical Sunscreen? Here are the pros and cons of both: Physical sunscreens, more commonly known as “mineral” sunscreens, begin to work immediately after applying, by creating a physical barrier (a reflective surface) on the skin. Most mineral sunscreens contain micronized zinc oxide or titanium oxide, two ingredients […]
Not all repellents are the same. The use of repellents can protect both your health and sanity. While some bug bites leave bothersome, itchy bumps on your skin they can also pose a serious threat and sometimes deadly risk to your health. Insect-borne diseases, may transmit harmful pathogens that can cause dangerous diseases like Lyme disease, Malaria, Dengue fever, Zika, and West Nile.
To help prevent bug bites we recommend the following tips:
Lyme Disease You're more likely to get Lyme disease if you live or spend time in grassy and heavily wooded areas where ticks carrying Lyme disease thrive. It's important to take common-sense precautions in tick-infested areas. Risk factors Where you live or vacation can affect your chances of getting Lyme disease. So can your profession […]
Molluscum Contagiosum Tips For Managing Molluscum Contagiosum Molluscum Contagiosum bumps, as the name suggests, are very contagious. Molluscum Contagiosum rarely causes pain and will eventually clear on its own if you have a healthy immune system. They may go away without a trace, but this takes time, during which they can spread. On average, […]
Monkeypox As the United States declares Monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, NYC declares a local state of emergency due to the outbreak. The American Academy of Dermatology & The World Health Organization have put together a Task Force to address the growing outbreak of Monkeypox (orthopoxvirus) in the US. Monkeypox is a contagious disease caused by the […]
How can I protect mybaby or toddler from the sun? Ideally, parents should avoid exposing babies younger than 6 months to the sun’s rays. The best way to protect infants from the sun is to keep them in the shade as much as possible, in addition to dressing them in loose fitting long sleeves, pants, […]
Sunburn Care So You Have a Sunburn? No Judgement Here, Just Relief. It is important to treat a sunburn as soon as you notice it. The first thing you should do if you feel you have or are getting a sunburn is get out of the sun, preferably go indoors. Once indoors, these tips can help […]
What is the Best Sunscreen? It's the one that you'll wear. You want to use a sunscreen that offers to help protect your skin from sunburn, early skin aging and skin cancer. Dr. Robinson recommends the following tips: Use a Sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Look for a "broad-spectrum" sunscreen that can protect you […]