Derm Topics

Conjunctival Injection – Friday Pop Quiz 11/19/21
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A 4-year-old boy presents to your clinic having recently returned from visiting family in the Philippines. His parents report that he has fever, cough, and nasal congestion. On exam, you notice conjunctival injection and the lesions pictured below. He does not have a rash. What is the most likely diagnosis? A. Kawasaki disease B. Rubeola C. Hand-Foot-Mouth disease D. Herpangina …
Thalidomide for Dermatologic Conditions | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Thalidomide
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Thalidomide was introduced in the 1950s as a “safe” sleeping medication; however, it quickly became vilified and was removed from the market for its severe teratogenic effects, most commonly phecomelia, or loss of arms and legs. Despite these devastating birth defects, thalidomide has a variety of indications for dermatologic conditions, with manageable side effects when used appropriately. We …
Pruritis Rash – Friday Pop Quiz 11/12
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This patient presents with an intensely pruritis rash. KOH examination is negative. She denies any recent travel, however does take her 2 year old to the local playground where there is a sandbox. Which of the following is most appropriate? A. This is likely a dermatophyte despite a negative KOH. Treat with topical antifungals B. Inform the patient she is contagious and should isolate he …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! | Understanding Hyperhidrosis
hyperhidrosis
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Improve Your Understanding of the Seriousness & Care of  Hyperhidrosis with this SWEAT Mnemonic Severe Sweating - Patients with excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis (Hh) experience severe sweating that is often four or five times more than what’s “normal,” or needed, to regulate body temperature or as a reaction to stress.1 This amount of sweat can be debilitating both physically and …
Combining Skincare Ingredients | Patient Buzz Series
Combining Skincare Ingredients
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes articles about what skincare ingredients you should and should not combine. AHA and retinol? Vitamin C and exfoliants? Retinoids and benzoyl peroxide? Be ready for your next office visit by reading what your patients are reading. Browse this list of dermatology articles from the consumer press. Allure: Levels, stages and intensities of eczema …