Patient Buzz: Are COVID Toes a True Symptom of COVID-19?
COVID Toes
by Allison Sit on
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 Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. What should dermatologists know about COVID toes? …
Patient Buzz Series: “COVID Toes” and Other Skin Symptoms
COVID TOES
by Allison Sit on
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 …
Are Dermatologists Prepared to Treat COVID-19 Patients?
Dermatologists and COVID-19
by Allison Sit on
Allure recently posted an article on why dermatologists and plastic surgeons are preparing to join other medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19. Are dermatologists prepared to treat patients with contagious respiratory illness? For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Sheila Farhang, MD, Mohs micrographic surgeon and cosmetic surgeon, in Tucson, Arizona. Why is it im …
Patient Buzz: COVID-19 and the Skin
COVID-19 and the skin
by Allison Sit on
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 COVID-19 news/resource center. Be prepared for your patients’ questions a …
Patient Buzz: Situational Cleansing
Situational Cleansing
by Allison Sit on
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 …