Alopecia in Skin of Color: Alternative Therapies
Alopecia in Skin of Color
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
Management of alopecia in skin of color is challenging due to a paucity of research into its pathophysiology coupled with a poor understanding of the basic hair care practices in this patient population. For the patient, it is often associated with severe emotional distress. Unfortunately, many forms of hair loss are refractory to standard therapies. At the 2020 Skin of Color Virtual Update, Dr …
Treating Alopecia in Skin of Color Patients: How to Arrest Loss and Promote Regrowth
alopecia in soc
by Edita Newton, MD on
Can you improve your culturally-competent hair loss consultation? Would you like to grow your toolbox for comprehensive alopecia treatment? If so, you are in the right place! Hair loss is a frequent concern for patients visiting the dermatologist, especially in patients with pigmented skin types. Kinky or coiled hair has an innate fragility that makes African Americans especially prone to hair …
Patient Buzz: Misdiagnosed Skin Conditions
Differential diagnosis
by Allison Sit on
Women’s Health recently wrote an article about four skin conditions that are commonly misdiagnosed. Why do primary care providers sometimes misdiagnose common skin conditions? What conditions are challenging for dermatologists to diagnose? What steps can a dermatologist take to make a differential diagnosis? For expert advice, I contacted Steve Daveluy, MD, FAAD, associate professor and pr …
5-Fluorouracil Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Fluoroplex
by Blair Allais, MD on
Actinic keratoses represent the most common dermatologic diagnosis in patients older than 45 years old in the United States and account for 5.2 million visits annually.1 Cutaneous field cancerization represents areas with a high burden of both clinical and subclinical actinic damage. Cryotherapy can often be combined with topical chemotherapy for a synergistic approach. We continue our series, The …