Eczema - This is a category of skin diseases, all of which have redness, itching, and scaling. This includes contact dermatitis (such as poison ivy) and atopic dermatitis which is associated with asthma and hay fever.
Contact Dermatitis - This is an irritant or allergic reaction to something which the patient has touched. Examples would include poison ivy, jewelry, cosmetics, topical antibiotics and hair dye.
Psoriasis - Thick scaling on red plaques are especially common on elbows, knees and scalp. It can flare with small spots after an infection such as a strep throat. It can produce pits in the nails as well as arthritis.
Seborrheic Dermatitis/Dandruff - Redness, scaling and itching on the scalp and face are common, especially in winter and with stress. The right shampoo and prescription cream can control it.
Hives - Red itchy raised welts each lasting less than one day are often a reaction to a food or medication.
Rosacea - Large red areas appear on the face, sometimes with pimples. It is most common in 30 to 60-year-olds. Topical medication usually control it but sometimes oral medications are needed.
Vitiligo - White spots without redness or itching can appear most commonly on the face and hands. It can be hereditary and is considered to be an autoimmune disease.
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.