Tales From the Office: Hypothesis Never Retested
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I saw a young man for eczematized tinea pedis. I prescribed Castellanbi's paint. He returned for his follow up, and was pleased that he was much better. I asked how often he was applying the medication and he looked at me quizzically.  He said he wasn't putting the liquid on - he was taking it orally. Frantically fearing that I had mis-written the prescription, I asked …
Tales From the Office: An Elephant Never Forgets
memory
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Dermatology offices are full of activity and sometimes humorous or memorable stories unfold before us. Tales From the Office chronicles funny, crazy or interesting stories from dermatology offices across the nation. A psoriasis patient who'd had an excellent response to methotrexate, came in for his monthly follow up, but his rash was all back. He said he had stopped his pills. Inquiring as to …
JDD Corner: Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield Shares His Pearls on Acne and the Adolescent Patient
Acne
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Read highlights below from Dr. Adam Friedman’s latest JDD Ask the Investigator podcast: Acne, OCPs and a Side of Practical Pearls for the Adolescent Patient with Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield. Then click here to listen to the podcast. International expert in pediatric dermatology, Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield, Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology at Rady Children's Hospital–San Diego …
Dr. Noelani Gonzalez on her Hyperpigmentation JDD Manuscript
Hyperpigmentation
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Natural Cosmeceutical Ingredients for Hyperpigmentation JDD peer-reviewed manuscript by Noelani Gonzalez MD and Maritza Perez MD January 2016 | Volume 15 | Issue 1 | Original Article | 26 | Copyright © 2016 As a young dermatologist, why is this article important? Natural ingredients are becoming more popular in the world of dermatology. New practitioners will most likely have patients who …
5 Ways to Make Pediatric Patients Feel Comfortable
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1. Use child-friendly language. A blood pressure check could be “giving the arm a hug.” A swab could be a “silly tickle test.” 2. Biopsy ideas: Apply topical lidocaine under occlusion for 15-20 minutes before injection. Use buffered lidocaine (1:10 ratio of sodium bicarbonate to lidocaine). Suggestions for distraction: infants, use sweet-ease® sugar syrup on a pacifier; for o …