Patient Buzz: COVID-19 and the Skin
COVID-19 and the skin
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EPI Health has graciously supported the COVID-19 News and Resource Center. 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 …
Patient Buzz: Situational Cleansing
Situational Cleansing
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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 …
Patient Buzz: Do Collagen Supplements Work?
Collagen Supplements for skin health
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InStyle/Yahoo! Lifestyle and WebMD recently published articles on collagen supplements for skin health. But does research support their use? For an expert opinion, I consulted Margit Juhász, MD, dermatology resident at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Juhász is an author of a 2019 Journal of Drugs in Dermatology study on the topic. What is the theory behind collagen supplements …
Patient Buzz Series: Situational Cleansing and Aquagenic Urticaria
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This month’s edition of our Patient Buzz series includes articles on treating acne, situational cleansing, and aquagenic urticaria just to name a few. Be prepared for your patients’ questions about acne and other dermatologic conditions by perusing this list of skin, hair and nail articles from the consumer press: Allure: Pimple Popper’s acne prevention tips Allure: Guide t …
Patient Buzz: Do Hair Loss Supplements Work?
hair loss supplements
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Well+Good recently published an article asking if hair loss supplements actually work. For an expert opinion, I consulted Crystal Aguh, MD, Director of the Ethnic Skin Program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. What is the theory behind hair supplements? Hair supplements are designed to create an ideal nu …