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Dr. Vivian Shi on Treating Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
by Edita Newton, MD on
In this interview with Dr. Vivian Shi, Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, I share her words of wisdom and practical pearls for treating patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a chronic inflammatory disease with recurrent painful nodules affecting intertriginous skin. Dr. Shi has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and is the editor …
Skin Findings in COVID-19 Patients
Skin Findings in COVID-19 Patients
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
The skin findings in COVID-19 patients include a morbilliform rash, urticaria, vesicular eruptions, acral lesions (COVID toes), livedoid eruptions, and other nonspecific skin findings. Skin findings of COVID-19 disease are similar to the cutaneous findings in other viral infections. Some of the skin findings are more commonly associated with COVID-19 infection than with other viruses sugg …
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 …
Picking on Pruritus Podcast Recap
December JDD Podcast on Pruritus
by Angela Hou, MD on
Each month the JDD Podcast discusses a current issue in dermatology and this December Dr. Adam Friedman sat down with Dr. Gideon Smith, assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical school, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in Dermatology, and Director of the Connective Tissue Diseases Clinic and Fellowship to discuss pruritus in the autoimmune connective tissue world.  Dr. Angela Hou, P …
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 …