Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD

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Dr. Ellen Marmur is a leading dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. She is a recognized and admired expert in skin cancer diagnosis and surgery, Mohs surgery reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and women'€™s health dermatology. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Marmur is an Associate Clinical Professor in both the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Genetics & Genomic Research at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Deodorant soap usually contains soap plus antibacterial ingredients such as tetrasodium EDTA. Because the goal is to deodorize, they may add synthetic fragrance and usually a combination of both soap and synthetic detergents. Lever 2000 Deodorant Soap is made from sodium tallowate, sodium cocoate,...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    During radiation, almost every patient can expect some kind of rash within a few days or weeks after beginning treatment. Since radiation is localized, the side effects are usually confined to the "field of radiation." Acute reactions make the skin red and inflamed. Sometimes it can appear sunburned...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    A healthy body is going to maintain a healthy complexion, along with all the other amazing functions in your system. On the flip side, when the body is weak, it cannot nourish the skin well. (The skin is low on the totem pole) Illness forces the immune system to work overtime to fix what's wrong, and the skin...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Nails' color can be just as informative as their shape. It indicates either a collagen vascular disease or some kind of drug toxicity or hypersensitivity. For example, the antibiotic minocycline could cause a reaction. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The speed at which cancer cells grow may help doctors diagnose and treat the most aggressive melanomas, researchers say.

    Using this measure, investigators have found that the deadliest skin cancers occur most often on the head and neck of olde...Full Article

  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Scrubbing can aggravate rosacea or a painfully dry complexion. And because acids work by temporarily lowering the natural pH balance of the skin, they can be very irritating for someone with sensitivity. The gentlest option is lactic acid, which is probably the cheapest and easiest exfoliant around. Just...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    This condition is characterized by thick, red plaque with a white, silvery (micaceous) scale on top. It's itchy and painful and can create big fissures on the skin. It tends to be on extensor surfaces, such as the elbows, knees, and scalp. There are several types of psoriasis, and some can be quite severe, affecting...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Family history is the biggest intrinsic influence on the kind of skin you have. Genetics have everything to do with your skin's tendency toward dryness, oiliness, or sensitivity. A person inherits conditions such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, rosacea, and even a predisposition to skin cancers (which is...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cosmetology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injectable dermal fillers are widely used by people seeking to smooth out wrinkles, but it's important to know the risks of these products before using them, a U.S. government expert says.

    Dermal fillers use a variety of materials to treat facia...Full Article

  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Just below the dermis is the aptly named subcutaneous fat layer, which covers the muscles. It provides shock-absorbent padding for the body and an insulating layer to conserve heat. The fat stored here also serves as an energy source. Coursing through this level are big ropes of collagen to keep...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Adult onset acne can be very complex and confusing for people. Some people have sensitive skin which, when becomes dry or red or irritated—forms pimples. These respond best to anti-inflammatories such as benzoyl peroxide plus resolving the cause of the sensitivity. Dry skin needs a nice moisturizer...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    There are as many medical solutions as there are reasons for dark circles, and each is specific to the cause. If the issue is thinner skin resting over muscle, an injectable filler of either fat (taken from the patient's own supply somewhere else in the body) or hyaluronic acid (such as Restylane or Juv...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Sunglasses = sunblock. Not only can a pair of shades look cool (the bigger and darker, the better!), but lenses that have "98-100% UV protection" help prevent skin cancer. If the sunglasses don't carry the American Optometric Association's Seal of Acceptance, have them tested at the store with a photometer...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The antibacterial drug Orbactiv (oritavancin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat drug-resistant skin infections in adults, the agency said in a news release.

    The drug is sanctioned to treat methicillin-resistant <...Full Article

  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    There are as many different kinds of cancer as there are types of cells in the skin. The mind reels with the frightening (although much more uncommon) possibilities. Most skin cancers are linked to sun exposure and immunosuppression. Merkel cell carcinoma, for example, is a rare but aggressive skin cancer...Read More