OnabotulinumtoxinA for Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
OnabotulinumtoxinA for Hyperhidrosis
by Kamaria Nelson, MD on
Primary hyperhidrosis (PHH) is a dermatologic condition characterized by overactivity of eccrine glands resulting in excessive sweating primarily affecting the palms, soles, axillae, and craniofacial area. PHH is not caused by other conditions, whereas secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by an underlying medical condition or medication side effect. Botulinum toxin injections are often used as second …
Bexarotene for CTCL | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Bexarotene for CTCL
by Adrianna Gonzalez Lopez, MD on
Cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) is the most common primary cutaneous lymphoma, and in some patients, it could be persistent for decades. Therapy for CTCL depends on disease stage and response to prior treatments. In this month’s installment of Therapeutic Cheat Sheets, we will discuss use of bexarotene for the treatment of CTCL. BEXAROTENE THERAPEUTIC CHEAT SHEET Compiled by: Adrianna Gonzale …
Pregabalin for Chronic Pruritus | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
Chronic pruritus affects 8-16% of the general population and has a profound impact on patient quality of life.1-3Although the symptom of pruritus may originate from a number of underlying etiologies, including metabolic derangements and infectious causes, along with neoplastic, inflammatory, or psychiatric conditions, other cases may be idiopathic in nature.4 Given the diversity of underlying cont …
Naltrexone for Pruritus – Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Naltrexone for pruritus
by Adrianna Gonzalez Lopez, MD on
Pruritus, whether related to inflammatory skin conditions or systemic disease, can be debilitating for patients. In order to improve quality of life for patients suffering from severe pruritus, dermatologists often resort to off-label use of systemic medications. In this month’s installment of our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet Series, we will discuss use of naltrexone for treatment of pruritus. Naltr …
Gabapentin for Itch – Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Gabapentin for itch
by Blair Allais, MD on
Gabapentin is a well-established treatment option for itch with a reassuring safety profile that does not require continued lab monitoring. Generalized itching is a common cause of visits to the dermatologist and can be difficult to treat, leading to sleepless nights and inability to function. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at gabapentin. GABAPENTIN THERAPEUT …