Atopic Dermatitis

Challenging Cases in Skin of Color Patients
Skin of Color
by Nicole Negbenebor, MD on
This year at the 17th Annual Aesthetic, Surgical and Clinical Dermatology Conference (ODAC), Dr Amy McMichael presented the audience with new pearls of advice on how to approach and diagnose complex medical dermatology cases in patients with skin of color. During her session, she addressed the important need for providers to be able to recognize disease in patients of all races. The majority of th …
Controversies in Pediatric Dermatology: Systemic Therapies
Controversies in Pediatric Dermatology
by Olivia Lai, MD on
Dr. Yasmine Kirkorian, Interim Chief of Dermatology at Children's National Health System and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, summarizes recent controversies in the field of pediatric dermatology regarding the usage of systemic therapies in children. This article will provide an overview of the following: …
Treating Pruritus: Well…It’s Complicated!
Pruritus
by Caroline Laggis, MD on
Over 350 years Dr. Samual Hafenreffer first defined itch as the “unpleasant sensation that provokes a person to scratch”. Pruritus has been challenging to treat ever since. Pruritus is complicated, and it’s often hard to know where to start when a patient has a chief complaint of itching. Thankfully, Dr. Friedman gave the audience some practical tips for diagnosing and treating pruritus at t …
Journal Review Series: January-March 2019
Dermatology Journals
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
Next Steps in Derm author, Dr. Anna Chacon, searched the journals so that you don’t have to! She reports on important take-aways from different dermatology journals for the months of January, February, and March of 2019. It is key to keep in mind that “important” is subjective and what is contained in this review is one person’s view of what should be remembered from these months of the …
Sleep Like a Baby: Integrative Tips for Sleep in Atopic Dermatitis
Dr. Vivian Shi
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
Sleep is essential for our overall well-being and one of the pillars of atopic dermatitis management.  Unfortunately, we don’t learn or talk about this much in dermatology.  Don’t fret- Dr. Vivian Shi shares her integrative strategies for optimizing sleep in atopic dermatitis! Can you imagine what your life would be like if you weren't able to sleep well for more than 5 nights a week?  T …