covid-19

Patient Buzz Series: From itchy, raised tattoos to blue light protection skincare
raised, itchy tattoos
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes articles discussing a variety of topics such as itchy, raised tattoos (is this normal?), blue light protection skincare, and other topics uniquely related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Is COVID-19 to blame for eczema flares? Is makeup gone unused in the pandemic still safe to use? Is blue light from extra screen time during the pandemic damaging our skin? What are …
Lessons from the Skin Microbiome: Innate Immunity, Skin Disease, and COVID-19
skin microbiome
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
While I was beginning the process of “scrubbing in” to assist in the hemicolectomy case as an intern, I carefully squeezed the anti-septic chlorhexidine-soaked sponge and watched the brown solution drip its way down my forearms. I continued the ritual by cleaning under the fingernails and on every plane of the fingers, hands, and forearms multiple times. After all; “Clean Hands Save Lives, …
JDD February 2021 Issue Highlights: From Acne and Depression to “Inflammaging”
Acne
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The February issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding line-up of articles with topics ranging from acne and depression to "Inflammaging. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Efforts are needed to implement a clinically useful definition of moderate plaque psoriasis in Dermatologists’ Perspectives on Defining Moderate Ps …
Patient Buzz: COVID-19 & Telogen Effluvium
Telogen Effluvium
by Allison Sit on
VeryWell Health recently posted an article about a study that showed stress from COVID-19 -- and perhaps the virus itself – may be leading to an increase in hair loss cases. For an expert opinion, I contacted Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA, FAAD, a dermatologist in practice in Columbia, Md. Has the pandemic led to an increase in telogen effluvium?  Absolutely. I noticed an increase in te …
A WHOLE-istic View to Managing Psoriasis in the Era of COVID-19
Managing Psoriasis in the Era of Covid-19
by Matthew Willett, MD, FAAD on
As part of the recent 2020 Integrative Dermatology Symposium, Dr. Jason Hawkes, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UC Davis, provided a fantastically comprehensive primer on the management of psoriasis in the COVID-19 era. Read on for important treatment recommendations and insights to improve your clinical practice! As an introduction, Dr. Hawkes emphasized that psoriasis remains a …