dermatologists

Patient Buzz Series: Calamine Lotion as Makeup Primer
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by Allison Sit on
Dermatologists are sounding alarm after some TikTok influencers are recommending calamine lotion as a makeup primer, claiming the hack helps improve blemishes and keeps makeup in place. It’s the latest viral beauty hack popularized on the social media platform. Be ready for the hacks your patients may bring up in their next office visits by perusing this list of articles in the consumer press: …
Journal Buzz: Botulinum Toxin for Hidradenitis Suppurativa | The Expert Weighs In
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by Allison Sit on
Botulinum toxin is a safe and potentially effective treatment alternative in hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) patients who are resistant to standard therapies, according to the authors of a systematic review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. How does this review add to the conversation about new treatments for HS? In which HS patients might dermatologists consider botulinum toxin as …
Oral Glucocorticoids for Psoriasis? The Expert Weighs In
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by Allison Sit on
Dermatologists are prescribing oral glucocorticoids for psoriasis despite awareness of risks of life-threatening generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) and erythrodermic psoriasis (EP). A recent survey of dermatologists published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology found 18% of respondents occasionally prescribe oral glucocorticoids to patients with psoriasis, typically 1-5% of the time. Those wh …
Are Dermatologists Prepared to Treat COVID-19 Patients?
Dermatologists and COVID-19
by Allison Sit on
EPI Health has graciously supported the COVID-19 News and Resource Center. Allure recently posted an article on why dermatologists and plastic surgeons are preparing to join other medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19. Are dermatologists prepared to treat patients with contagious respiratory illness? For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Sheila Farhang, MD, Mohs …
Chlorhexidine – Friday Pop Quiz 4/19
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by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Regarding the use of chlorhexidine, which of the following is true? A. Chlorhexidine rinses (0.12%) aid in prevention of drug-associated gingival enlargement. B. Chlorhexidine when applied to the eyes will reduce keratitis." to "B. Chlorhexidine, when applied to the eyes, will reduce keratitis. C. Chlorhexidine reduces risk of deafness when applied to the ear canal prior to surgery. D. C …