Our skin is the biggest organ we have, requiring a lot of attention and care. Sometimes, even with a proper skincare routine, multiple skin conditions occur. Some of those conditions can be minor while others require professional medical help. All skin conditions can and should be managed, and a good dermatologist can accurately diagnose and […]

Genital herpes is a very common skin disease and I encounter it very frequently in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. Herpes Simplex Virus-2 (HSV-2) is the most common cause of genital herpes although some patients have genital herpes caused by HSV-1. It is estimated that 1/4 of all adults in the United […]

Herpetic Whitlow occurs when Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 1 or 2 infects the fingers, which I encounter frequently in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. Most cases in children are caused by HSV-1 but the majority of adult cases are due to HSV-2 and is most common in women. Dentists and dental […]

Herpes Gladiatorum is a herpes infection that occurs amongst wrestlers and other athletes in contact sports involving skin to skin contact, which I encounter in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. HSV-1 (the type that causes orolabial herpes) is the type of herpes virus, which most commonly causes Herpes Gladiatorum. 90% of all […]

Eczema Herpeticum, also called Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption, is a very common skin disorder I frequently encounter in my eczema patients in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. In patients with eczema flares, the cause of the flare may be superinfection with the herpes virus. Eczema patients have an impaired skin barrier, so […]

Orolabial Herpes (Cold Sores) is a very common dermatological condition, which I see routinely in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. Orolabial herpes is most commonly caused by HSV-1, whereas genital herpes is usually due to HSV-2. HSV-1 has a predilection for the trigeminal nerve ganglion, where it resides for a patient’s […]