Episode #269: Pediatric Skin Rashes From a Dermatologists Perspective with Dr. Gigler with Active Skin Repair

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Dr. Elana interviews board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Gigler – who happens to be the identical twin sister of Dr. Gillin who is a pediatrician she interviewed a couple of seasons back. Both of these sister doctors LOVE our podcast partner Active Skin Repair so we invited them on our show to share with us Doctor Moms how they use their products with their patients and what type of success they see day to day!

During their interview, Dr. Gigler talks about more than just Active… they focus on how she treats common pediatric skin conditions like Molluscum Contagiousm, Fungal infections like Ringworm and Tinea, Acne, Warts, Keratosis Pilaris, and more! 

As Doctor Moms it is so important we know when it is time to visit the doctor and when we can safely help our kiddo from home! So this interview is a great overview of skin conditions where a doctor visit is helpful and knowing what to expect will help you feel confident and prepared!

You will also learn that there are many skin conditions that ARE safe for us Doctor Moms to help at home and often times Active Skin Repair products can be your go-to non toxic skin formulas for times like these – think cuts, scrapes, sunburns, bites, even eczema or Hand Foot Mouth lesions!!  We absolutely love our friends over at Active and are grateful that they are offering our listeners 20% off all orders using code DOCTORMOM. 

Steph and Dr. Elana don’t leave the house without a spray bottle in our car, one in our purse, and definitely one in our medicine cabinets! Dr. Gigler and her pediatrician sister Dr. Gillin do the same! As experts in children’s health and skin health – and moms themselves – we’d be crazy not to take their advice and at least give Active a try! 

If you are ready to try or are in need of a refill, don’t forget to use code DOCTORMOM for 20% off + free shipping in the US. Visit www.BLDGACTIVE.com and use code DOCTORMOM for 20% off! Hope you love it as much as we do!

Topics Discussed:

  • A dermatologist’s approach to treating:
    • Molluscum Contagiousm
    • Warts
    • Keratosis Pilaris
    • Burns and wounds
    • Acne
    • Tinea and fungal infections like ringworm 
    • And her favorite ways to use Active Skin Repair with your little ones!!

Show Notes: 

  • www.comprehesivederm.com  – Dr. Gigler is no longer taking new patients but her amazing associates that are open to new patients. 
  • OTCderm.com
  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood.

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Active Skin Repair is a must have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean. Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you. Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping. Visit BLDGActive.com

This episode’s guest

Vishakha Gigler, M.D. is double board-certified in Dermatology and Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery. She is the co-founder of Comprehensive Dermatology Group in Encinitas, CA. She enjoys practicing medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology, including Mohs micrographic surgery.

Dr. Gigler graduated from the University of California, San Diego with phi beta kappa and magna cum laude honors. She attended the University of California, San Diego for medical school, finishing at the top of her class. Dr. Gigler completed her dermatology residency at the University of California, Irvine in 2004. She has been in private practice in North County since 2004.

Dr. Gigler had served as president of the San Diego Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is also the founding dermatologist for the San Diego Esthetician Society. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is a fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery.

Gigler prides herself in delivering the highest level of medical care. Patients describe her as being thorough and caring. Dr. Gigler has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” in San Diego Magazine 13 times from 2007-2021. The honor is distinct, because it is voted on by physicians throughout San Diego County.