Hair Loss in Pediatric Patients with Skin of Color
Pediatric Hair Loss
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Hair is part of our identity and hair loss is therefore particularly distressing to patients. With so many potential causes of hair loss, our expertise as dermatologists is desperately needed, especially among pediatric patients where hair loss can be even more concerning to patients and their parents. To help us examine, diagnose, and counsel pediatric patients with hair loss, we were lucky to ha …
Combining Skincare Ingredients | Patient Buzz Series
Combining Skincare Ingredients
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes articles about what skincare ingredients you should and should not combine. AHA and retinol? Vitamin C and exfoliants? Retinoids and benzoyl peroxide? Be ready for your next office visit by reading what your patients are reading. Browse this list of dermatology articles from the consumer press. Allure: Levels, stages and intensities of eczema …
Do We Need Another Dermatology Atlas? A Response from the Editors of The Full Spectrum of Dermatology: A Diverse and Inclusive Atlas
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
We have often been asked, “Why do we need another dermatology color atlas?” Good question, and here’s the answer! We have noticed that there is a paucity of photos of common dermatologic conditions depicted on darker skin. Oftentimes, photos of patients with darker/melanin-rich skin in atlases were those with conditions like keloids or more concerning, STIs. It is no wonder why many of these …
Creating Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine Herbal Formulations
Ayurvedic Medicine
by James J. Contestable, MD on
My patient asks about turmeric, neem oil, cardamom, etc.  I stubble through what I know.  I am a “western-style” physician.  I could be cast alongside Eastwood or the Duke (or maybe more accurately Cleavon Little in Blazing Saddles).  Anyways, if you are like me and need the crash course, look no further!  Before this lecture, I had never heard of Ayurvedic medicine (amazing what we don …
10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Advocate for EDI in Dermatology
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
by Allison Sit on
So you recognize the need for equity, diversity, and inclusion in dermatology. While it may seem like true change is a long way off, what simple actions can you do right now to make an impact? Dermatologists who are addressing matters of equity, diversity, and inclusion were surveyed, and here are their suggestions: Become a mentor or preceptor to a high school, college, or medical student f …