Insect bites: facts, treatment and prevention tips

Insect bites and stings are prevalent throughout the world. They are a seasonal phenomenon, although indoor infestations can persist year-round. Remember that insects can carry disease, so personal protection against bites plays a major part in the prevention of such diseases. Insect venoms and saliva are complex. Immediate reactions are commonly related to histamine, serotonin,…

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Shingles Q&A: what you need to know

Dr. Shehnaz Zaman Sarmast is a dermatologist with extensive training in general, pediatric, surgical,and cosmetic dermatology. She enjoys working with patients of all ages. She was raised in San Antonio Texas where she graduated suma cum laude from University of Texas San Antonio. Dr.. Sarmast received her Doctorate of Medicine from University of Texas Health…

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Atopic dermatitis: a Q&A with Lenelle Jerome, MS, RN, FNP-BC

Lenelle Jerome, MS, RN, FNP-BC received her BSN from SUNY Health and Science Center where she earned an award for Academic Excellence. She later received her MSN/FNP from the same University where she received the coveted award for Clinical Excellence. Lenelle has four plus years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in Dermatology. She is…

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