Body Hair and Identity in Transgender Men: A Cross-Sectional Survey
body hair in transgender men
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Transgender and gender diverse people can experience increased depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and suicide from gender dysphoria (GD).1 GD occurs due to a discrepancy between a person’s gender identity, assigned gender, and physical characteristics.2 Gender affirming medical care, including dermatologic care, can increase body-gender congruence and decrease negative outcomes associ …
The Truth About Skincare Ingredients: Dermy Doctor Weighs In
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Two consumer articles recently posted raise questions about the use of skincare ingredients: SheFinds recently revealed skincare ingredients that are completely useless, and TODAY asked how to use active ingredients. What’s the truth about which skincare ingredients to choose and how to use them? For answers I reached out to Fatima Fahs, MD, a Michigan-based dermatologist who runs @dermy …
Sudden Onset Rash – Friday Pop Quiz 1/21/2022
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A 14-year-old female presents with the sudden onset of the skin findings pictured diffusely covering greater than 90% of her skin surface. The rash is accompanied by a high fever (40C) and elevated white blood cell count. What is the most likely cause of her condition? A. ABCC6 mutation B. Anti-FceR1 IgG antibodies C. Anti-transglutaminase 3 antibodies D. Deficiency of the IL-36 re …
Developing a Patient-Centered Acne Management Plan
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Overcoming Barriers to Acne Treatment Adherence There is a wealth of research into the psychology of the acne patient, which may be used to speak with patients more effectively and ultimately lead to better treatment outcomes. Despite the fact that acne has a high emotional impact on patients, adherence to acne treatment plans is surprisingly low (in 1 study, 27% of patients didn’t even fill th …
Severe Ulcerative Perniosis Treated With Botulinum Toxin
Botulinum Toxin
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Perniosis (also known as pernio or chilblains), is a condition characterized by the development of pruritic, painful erythrocyanotic skin lesions induced by exposure to cold temperatures.² When perniosis occurs in conjunction with clinical or laboratory features of systemic lupus erythematosus, the condition is further classified as chilblain lupus erythematosus (CHLE). CHLE is a rare condition w …