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Peter Lio, M.D.
Peter Lio, M.D., is assistant professor of clinical dermatology and pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and private practice, Dermatology and Aesthetics of Wicker Park, Wicker Park, Chicago.
Alternative approaches for psoriasis
For patients who need or want alternative approaches for treating psoriasis, balenotherapy, curcumin, indigo naturalis, fish oil supplementation, and dietary control may provide effective relief, either alone or as integrative therapy.
Alternative therapies hold promise for rosacea
Some unconventional therapies for rosacea get to the root of the problem, with apparent positive impacts on inflammation, skin barrier dysfunction and vascular function.
The surprising benefits of coconut oil in skin therapy
The surprising benefits of coconut oil in skin therapy
There seems to be renewed interest in coconut and other natural oils, with topics as far-flung as using coconut oil as a sunscreen (spoiler: it didn’t work very well!) Here, we’ll tell you where it does show promise.
Unconventional treatments for warts and molluscum
Unconventional treatments for warts and molluscum
Learn more and explore several alternatives for treating warts and molluscum.
Skin barrier benefits of sunflower seed oil
Skin barrier benefits of sunflower seed oil
Safe, inexpensive, and widely available, sunflower oil seems a reasonable consideration for any patient with impaired skin barrier, so long as there is not a known sunflower seed allergy.
The Irregular Border
The Irregular Border
There is increasing interest in so-called alternative medicine. Both patients and practitioners are clearly interested in this domain and this is in striking contrast to the bright, shining edifice of evidence-based medicine.

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