Patch testing remains underreported
Patch testing remains underreportedPatch testing for allergic contact dermatitis in the pediatric population is performed at a higher rate than previously reported, but still grossly underreported, according to a study of the Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Registry.
Laser treatment in children
Laser treatment in childrenLaser treatments can have a significant positive impact on a child’s wellbeing. Adopt techniques to minimize anxiety for children. Some conditions can be treated when the child is older.
I prescribe compounded medications. Can I be sued?Dr. Skin has a large dermatology practice and treats a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions. He has studied and lectured extensively on the topic of rosacea. He understands much of the pathophysiology of rosacea. He begins to use a copycat version of a compounded topical, which he has been able to get at a discounted rate. Unfortunately several patients have severe reactions, and he is soon the recipient of multiple medical malpractice lawsuits. Has he done anything wrong?
Atopic dermatitis phenotypes
Atopic dermatitis phenotypesIn this slideshow, we highlight four atopic dermatitis phenotypes in children as described in JAMA Pediatrics.
Propranolol equal to steroids in infantile hemangioma treatmentPrednisolone was the first-line therapy for hemangiomas for many years before propranolol was recognized as the treatment of choice in infantile hemangiomas. Both modalities have a 90% response rate.
The neonatal microbiomeCesarean section newborns have a slightly delayed microbiome response. The richness of microorganisms is less than vaginally delivered newborns by 3-7 days. Use products on neonatal skin that are designed for neonatal skin.
Multiple smooth nodules and abscesses
Multiple smooth nodules and abscessesA 36-year-old woman with a long history of cigarette smoking went to her dermatologist complaining of multiple smooth nodules and abscesses that had developed on intertriginous areas, including her underarms and the skin folds of her breasts. She noticed that they had appeared prior to her last period, healed with scarring, and then appeared again just before her most recent period. She thought maybe she just needed to lose weight to avoid her skin rubbing against itself and causing irritation.
The concerns around phthalatesOne of the most concerning group of chemicals are phthalates, which are used as plasticizers to increase the flexibility, transparency, durability and longevity of plastics
The weightless word challengeThere is no doubt that living with distinguishing physical features can be difficult. More than one study has ranked chronic skin disease as a condition with the greatest negative impact on a child’s quality of life. The expert words of medical providers can have a significant impact on these essential concerns.
Cutaneous side effects of melanoma drugsDermatologists need “hands on” experience, researchers say at EADV 2017.


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