Fake Facial Fillers and Other Consumer Warnings
Patient Buzz Series September Edition
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes warnings for consumers: Fake facial fillers for sale online. A recall of a popular at-home light therapy mask. An acne treatment promoted by a celebrity that may irritate the skin. Be prepared for the questions your patients may ask by perusing this list of dermatology news from the consumer press: Allure: Fake facial fillers Allure: Scalp acne Bu …
Diet and Psoriasis: Providing Evidence-Based Advice to our Patients
diet and psoriasis
by Rajani Katta, MD on
Many of our patients with skin disease inquire about potential dietary changes. In the case of psoriasis, a large body of evidence now supports the role of dietary change as an adjunct to medical therapy. However, misconceptions abound in this area, especially online, and it is therefore critical that physicians serve as a source of evidence-based advice. In discussing the link between diet and …
Q&A Recap: Dr. Richard Fried on the Psychological Impact of Psoriasis
Richard Fried, MD
Next Steps readers had the opportunity to ask internationally recognized clinician and researcher, Dr. Richard Fried questions about the psychological impact of psoriasis and how to better serve psoriasis patients. See all his insightful answers below.  When it comes to depression, in what ways does psoriasis affect women more profoundly than men? My initial response is that we canno …
Ostraceous Psoriasis Presenting as Koebner Phenomenon in a Tattoo
Psoriatic lesions
Authors Jacob Reinhart MD, Matthew Willett MD, and Neil Gibbs MD present a case of psoriatic lesions precipitated by an upper arm tattoo. Psoriasis is a common dermatologic condition with a variety of morphologic presentations. These variations include the less common hyperkeratotic form, psoriasis ostracea, defined as having pronounced adherent scales resembling an oyster shell. Of the ostrace …
CBD for Psoriasis? The Expert Weighs In
by Allison Sit on
Health recently wrote an article asking if CBD oil can relieve psoriasis symptoms. In recognition of Psoriasis Awareness Month, I consulted Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD, professor and interim chair of dermatology at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman is also the residency program director, director of translational research and director of the Supportive On …