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
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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 …
The Latest on Probiotics and Skin Health
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Mary-Margaret Kober, MD of The California Skin Institute comments on the importance of probiotics in skin health. Read her summary below, then review her Anti-Aging Effects of Probiotics JDD manuscript. What was your greatest motivation in writing an article on the topic of probiotics? Patients are always interested in ways to improve and protect their skin. Probiotics offer an exciting and eme …
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 …
4 Tips for Approaching Patients with Psoriasis
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This article offers pearls that are often overlooked, but can make a big impact in the quality of care we provide to our patients with psoriasis. If all four are too difficult to include in your next clinic visit, focus on just one or two that you can you incorporate into your regular care of patients with psoriasis. 1. Psoriatic Arthritis We all know that 30% of psoriasis patients develop psori …