Ellen K. Roh MD


Skin Barrier Repair Moisturizers

Skin barrier repair moisturizers may work better than ordinary skin moisturizers for treating dry skin. These moisturizers have ingredients like ceramide that help the skin form a natural barrier. They work by reducing water loss and helping to rebuild the skin. Barrier repair moisturizers help reduce the burning and…

Hydrocortisone for Itching

Hydrocortisone cream, gel, or ointment is available without a prescription. It is commonly used to treat skin inflammation and itching. Precautions Carefully read and follow all label directions on the medicine bottle or box. Do not use the cream on children younger than age 2 unless your doctor tells you to. Do not use…

Acne: Tips for Keeping It Under Control

You can help prevent acne from getting worse by the way you wash your face: Gently wash your face once or twice a day with warm water and a mild soap or acne wash. Use gentle, circling motions rather than scrubbing your face. Always completely rinse your skin after you wash it, and gently pat it dry. Avoid rubbing your…

Skin Barrier Repair Moisturizers

Skin barrier repair moisturizers may work better than ordinary skin moisturizers for treating dry skin. These moisturizers have ingredients like ceramide that help the skin form a natural barrier. They work by reducing water loss and helping to rebuild the skin. Barrier repair moisturizers help reduce the burning and…

Acne: Treatment With Antibiotics

Doctors often prescribe antibiotics to treat severe acne or acne that is likely to leave scars. Antibiotics improve the look of your skin by killing bacteria that cause acne. This means you’ll have fewer pimples and redness. Less acne means less acne scarring. You can put antibiotics directly on your skin (topically) or…