Patient Buzz: Are COVID Toes a True Symptom of COVID-19?
COVID Toes
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EPI Health has graciously supported the COVID-19 News and Resource Center. USA TODAY and countless other media outlets have recently covered a dermatological phenomenon called COVID toes. Are COVID toes a true skin manifestation of COVID-19? For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Amy McMichael, MD, professor and chair of the department of dermatology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Ce …
Patient Buzz Series: “COVID Toes” and Other Skin Symptoms
COVID TOES
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COVID-19 and the skin is a hot topic in this month’s Patient Buzz. Are “COVID toes” a manifestation of the virus? Can pandemic stress lead to dandruff? Are at-home mole removal techniques shown on TikTok safe? Review this list of articles from the consumer press and be prepared for your patients’ questions about COVID-19 and other dermatology topics: Allure: Dandruff shampoo …
Patient Buzz: COVID-19 and the Skin
COVID-19 and the skin
by Allison Sit on
EPI Health has graciously supported the COVID-19 News and Resource Center. COVID-19’s impact on dermatology is a hot topic in this month’s Patient Buzz. Does taking spironolactone for acne make the virus worse? Can the virus live on beauty products? How to treat mask dermatitis? Why are dermatologists getting ready to join other health care workers fighting COVID-19? Also, check out our …
Patient Buzz: Situational Cleansing
Situational Cleansing
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HuffPost recently shared an article on situational cleansing, a skin care technique where the choice of what cleanser to use is based on the skin’s needs at that time. For example, the decision on whether to use a cream-based or gel-based cleanser would be dependent on whether the skin is dry or experiencing an acne breakout. Some beauty brands have developed product lines based on the techniqu …
Patient Buzz: Do Collagen Supplements Work?
Collagen Supplements for skin health
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InStyle/Yahoo! Lifestyle and WebMD recently published articles on collagen supplements for skin health. But does research support their use? For an expert opinion, I consulted Margit Juhász, MD, dermatology resident at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Juhász is an author of a 2019 Journal of Drugs in Dermatology study on the topic. What is the theory behind collagen supplements …