Fungus (Tinea) - A scaly, red, itchy condition most commonly found on the feet (athlete's foot) and groin (jock itch). This fungus infection is contagious especially on moist floors such as in a locker room or shared shower. Prescription creams usually cure it on the skin but toenail infections are much more resistant to treatment. Children can have tinea in the scalp (ringworm).
Fungus (Yeast) - Yeast occurs in dark crease areas such as the groin and between the buttocks. It appears as red, moist skin.
Herpes Simplex - Clusters of blisters on the lips, nose or genitals are usually preceded by a burning or tingling sensation. Oral medications can be prescribed for each episode or on a daily schedule to prevent more frequent outbreaks.
Shingles/Herpes Zoster - Clusters of blisters on one side of the body or face follow one nerve branch. They are often painful and should be treated with a prescription oral medication as soon as possible.
Impetigo - This staph bacterial infection with redness, tenderness and oozing is highly contagious, especially in children and in those playing contact sports. It should be treated with prescription topical or oral antibiotics.
Scabies - This highly contagious condition consists of extremely itchy small bumps often with scabs and open sores on any part of the body below the neck. The diagnosis is confirmed by checking a skin scraping under the microscope in the doctor’s office.
Cellulitis - A serious bacterial infection consisting of redness, swelling, and tenderness which can appear on any part of the body. It must be treated with oral antibiotics.
Bed Bugs - Usually consist of clusters of 2-4 large, red, itchy bumps, especially on the parts of the body which are not covered by bedsheets since they bite the patients while they're sleeping at night. Patients often awake each day with a new cluster of these bumps. They are treated with topical medicationas as well as sprays for the bedroom.
Flea Bites - These are numerous, very small red itchy bumps that occur below the knees only, since fleas can only jump. They often come from exposure to a dog or cat and can also live in your carpeting.
Dr. Robert Brody is a dermatologist in Shaker Heights, Ohio and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including University Hospitals of Cleveland, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Marymount Hospital.
He received his B.A. with distinction from Stanford University and his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School. He has been in practice in Northeast Ohio for more than 40 years.
What makes me different from many other dermatologists is that I spend the entire time in the exam room listening to you the patient and examining your skin problem. I do not have a computer in the exam room to distract me from your concerns. This allows me to focus on your skin condition and to give you the correct diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Brody
They went out of their way to make me feel special and appreciated. I will definitely recommend them to people I know. Cori
As one who has visited six different dermatologists over my three decades of residency in Cleveland, Dr. Brody has the most sophisticated knowledge of dermatology. In my book, he is a five-star dermatologist. Thomas G. Pretlow, M.D.