DermBlog

Winter Itch - Dry Skin Eczema

Craig Kraffert, MD

As summer turns to fall and fall to winter, atmospheric humidity levels tend to drop, especially when cold weather requires heating of indoor spaces by forced air, as is typical in the continental United States. This low indoor humidity factor is often the 'straw that breaks the camel's back' of skin barrier integrity, which results in itchy, rash-prone skin. Read More

West Nile Virus Skin Rashes

Craig Kraffert, MD

West Nile Virus (WNV) arrived in North America via New York City in 1999. During that year, 62 cases of WNV were reported. The peak of reported WNV cases occurred in 2002 when almost 3,000 North American cases were officially reported and almost 300 Americans died from the disease. Read More