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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 …
Patient Buzz Series: From Botox Bars to Tree Tea Oil for Eczema
Patient Buzz
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes a variety of articles about medical and aesthetic dermatology topics that may be top of mind for your patients. Should eczema sufferers try an elimination diet? What causes itching without a rash? Are 'Botox Bars' safe? How should men with psoriasis and eczema alter their grooming habits? Review these dermatology articles from the consumer press and be prepa …
Dupilumab Treatment for Prurigo Nodularis and Pruritis
Prurigo Nodularis
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Authors Ross Tanis MD MS, Katalin Ferenczi MD, and B Michael Payette MD MBAB present a case where they demonstrated that treatment of Prurigo Nodularis (PN) with dupilumab significantly decreased pruritis and the size and number of new lesions after 2 months of treatment. INTRODUCTION Prurigo nodularis is an intensely pruritic disease in which dome-shaped papulonodules result from chronic scr …