Atopic Dermatitis

Special Focus on Acne and Rosacea
Acne and Rosacea
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The June issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology focuses on the topics of acne and rosacea, and features additional articles on topics such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Guest Editor James Q. Del Rosso discusses roadblocks that impede patient ability to obtain medications selected by their dermatologist …
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 …
Recalcitrant Dyshidrotic Eczema Treated With Dupilumab
eczema
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The following two cases presented by JDD authors Ryan A. Gall MD, John D. Peters MD, and Alyson J. Brinker MD add to the growing literature supporting the use of dupilumab in the treatment of patients with recalcitrant dyshidrotic eczema, both with and without diagnosed contact allergens. Introduction Dyshidrotic eczema, also known as dyshidrosis or pompholyx when involving larger bullae, is a c …
Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis with Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine Approach to Atopic Dermatitis
by James J. Contestable, MD on
We are constantly learning in dermatology.  With advents of new techniques, sometimes traditional methods can be forgotten or lost.  Chinese Herbal Medicine dates back thousands of years.  Just as we shouldn’t retire chemical peels in favor of a “laser-only” approach, maybe we shouldn’t give up on other traditional methods. During the 2020 Integrative Dermatology Symposium, Dr. Trevo …
Dupilumab Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Dupilumab
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common skin condition characterized by pruritus and occurs as a result of factors related to impaired skin barrier and immune response, as well as environmental and infectious agents. Patients with poor control on topical therapy are looking for safe and effective systemic treatments. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at dupilumab, whic …