Category Archives: Medical Services

The Itch that is Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac

Now that we’ve exited winter and are in the midst of a flowery May, it’s time to plan those summer camping trips. Although this year they won’t be virtually the ONLY thing we can do (thanks to the dopey virus), in the Midwest we love our camping.  And that means we need to be on […]


There’s Another Vaccine You Need

After missing out on basically the past 14 months of life thanks to COVID, we’re all pretty darn eager to get the vaccines that are finally rolling out in large numbers. That will be the ultimate relief when we can go to a restaurant, bar, or just the grocery store without donning a mask. But […]


Dark Spots on Your Skin are So 2020

Let’s face it, 2020 stunk. Every person on the planet was glad to turn the page on that terrible year, hopefully putting COVID-19 and so much more in the rear-view mirror. Maybe you should add those unwanted brown, crusty spots on your skin to things you leave behind. They’re called seborrheic keratoses, and Dr. Musick […]


E is for Eczema

OK, so that doesn’t make sense — eczema has an X sound to start it — but no matter how you spell or say it, eczema is annoying. If it makes you any more comfortable, you’re in good company; over 30 million Americans have some form of eczema. That’s one eleventh of the country! But […]


Summer Is a Good Time to Get a Handle on your Teen’s Acne

Acne. Stop right there! Your teenager just ran out of the room screaming! Yes, that single word, clinically known as acne vulgaris, is way scarier to a teenager than Saw V. Acne can ruin a young person’s life, at least in their minds, or surely cause a crimp in their self-esteem. What causes this scourge […]


If They’re Bugging You Don’t Let Your Cysts Persist

Cysts. Do you know what they actually are? People confuse them with warts and moles, but they aren’t the same. Since Dr. Musick is all about the health of your skin, he wants you to know all you to need to know about this common skin issue. What are cysts? Cysts are noncancerous, closed pockets […]


The Itch of Dermatitis

Since we’re coming into prime allergy season here in the Midwest, lots of people will be sneezing, wheezing, and otherwise having reactions to various pollens. At least most of these allergy reactions are fleeting — when the tree, grass, or plant your system reacts to finishes putting out its pollen your allergy usually resolves at […]


The P is Silent, the Irritation Isn’t — Psoriasis

If you’ve ever heard of the term gingivitis, it’s probably due to advertising for Listerine mouthwash that may have come right down the road from some agency over in Chicago. The same is true with psoriasis and dandruff shampoo advertising — you’ve probably heard of it, but don’t know anything about it. But if you […]


Sherlock Holmes and Contact Dermatitis

Have you ever come in contact with something — maybe it’s a cleaning product, maybe a new cosmetic, maybe a type of metal — and the next thing you know you have a red, inflamed, itchy patch of skin that soon turns scaly? If you have, you’ve had allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), a skin condition […]


The Redness that is Rosacea

Some people say they just have a “ruddy” complexion.  Others assume they must have gotten a little sun without having sunscreen on. Others wonder if it’s that extra drink they had last night. On a humid Illinois July day, it’s even easy to assume you’re just flushed from the heat. Rosacea is a word that […]


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