Chlorhexidine Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
CHLORHEXIDINE
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
Disorders of the hair follicles, including hidradenitis suppurativa and folliculitis, are some of the most common dermatologic conditions affecting a wide variety of patients. Chlorhexidine’s bacteriostatic and bacteriocidal properties enable it to be a potent defender of the pilosebaceous unit. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at chlorhexidine, which has far r …
Off-Label Use of Oral Metronidazole in Dermatology | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Adrianna Gonzalez Lopez, MD on
While we have an increasing armamentarium of biologic agents and targeted systemic medications for certain dermatologic conditions such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, treatment options are still limited for a litany of other inflammatory cutaneous disorders. Additionally, when discussing therapeutic options, patients often opt for medications that are established, safe, well-tolerated and mini …
Minoxidil for Alopecia | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
minoxidil for alopecia
by Adrianna Gonzalez Lopez, MD on
Various forms of alopecia affect millions of individuals worldwide and its prevalence appears to be increasing.1 Hair loss often leads to significant distress and negatively impacts quality of life. Treatment often requires a multimodal approach, and patient satisfaction is highly variable. Dermatologists have limited tools in their treatment armamentarium and may often resort to off-label use of …
Gender-Neutral Language in Aesthetic Dermatology | Cheat Sheet
aesthetic dermatology
by Allison Sit on
Dermatologists should adopt gender-neutral language in interactions with aesthetic patients, according to “A Genderfluid Approach to Aesthetic Language in Dermatology” by Marc Beuttler, MD, and Jennifer MacGregor, MD, published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology in January 2022. Gender-neutral language helps dermatologists prevent psychological upset or offense for patients with nonbinary …
Hydroquinone Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
hydroquinone
by Kamaria Nelson, MD on
Hydroquinone is the most commonly used depigmentation agent and is a first-line treatment for melasma.1Hydroquinone was available previously in over-the-counter products and is currently available in prescription formulations with common concentration ranges of 0.4 to 5%. Prescription strengths available in the United States include hydroquinone 2% and 4% cream and hydroquinone 2% gel.2,3 In Septe …
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