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Nasal Sores

Nasal Sores

Nasal sores are a common, painful nuisance.  They frequently come and go, and often are accompanied by blemishes on the face and scalp that typically have white, pus-filled tops (see picture). These sores are most commonly due to staph bacteria.  The majority of...

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How to Treat a Boil

How to Treat a Boil

A skin abscess, or "boil", is a walled off collection of pus created by the body to fight off an infection, usually bacterial.  Location of the boil on the body dictates what kind of bacteria is causing the infection, with staph and strep the most common types. ...

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What is a Cold Sore?

What is a Cold Sore?

Ouch!  Once you get a cold sore blister, odds are quite high that it will recur in the same spot over and over again for the rest of your life, sometimes up to a dozen times a year.  Known as herpes labialis, it is caused by the same kind of virus that causes genital...

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Why am I Losing my Hair?

Why am I Losing my Hair?

"Doc, I'm losing clumps of my hair in the shower!"  Hair loss, or alopecia, is a common problem that most people will encounter during their lifetime.  There are several causes of alopecia, and treaments for these causes can vary. Male Pattern Baldness - Male pattern...

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Nursemaid’s Elbow

Nursemaid’s Elbow

Nursemaid's elbow is a common condition most often seen in toddlers and children between the ages of 1 to 4 years of age.  Technically known as subluxation of the radial head, it is most often caused by pulling upward or outward on a child's arm, thus dislocating the...

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Non-Surgical Treatment for Joint Pain

Non-Surgical Treatment for Joint Pain

Many patients ask what can be done for a sore joint such as a knee or shoulder.  Specific recommendations depend on the underlying diagnosis - such as an injury - as well as many other factors.  However, a number of general non surgical therapies are often recommended...

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