Treatment Guides

Treatment Guides

Lice Treatment – Using a Louse Comb

Lice remains a significant problem for children today. One of the first and important interventions is the use of a lice comb. This article discusses various aspects of using the lice comb.

Lice Treatment – Treating the Scalp and Hair with Anti-Lice Treatment Insecticide

Insecticides are the mainstay of lice treatment. Critical points and areas that are frequently missed are discussed, as well as the two main treatments that are available on the market.
Anti-Lice Insecticide: Permethrin and Pyrethrin-Piperonyl Butoxide

Anti-Lice Insecticide: Permethrin and Pyrethrin-Piperonyl Butoxide

Pyrethrin and Permethrin are two important classes of lice treatments that are available. Their mechanism of action as well as potential side-effects are discussed in this article.

Anti-lice Insecticide: Lindane

This article is a brief overview of Lindane, and anti-lice insecticide that is available. Proper instructions as well as the advisory notes are in the article.

Anti-lice Insecticide – Permethrin

Permethrin is a commonly used anti-lice agent for the treatment of lice. Instruction and advisory notes are provided in this short article.

Wart Treatment by Type of Drug and Procedure

There are several new advances in treatments for warts, and specifically genital warts. Specific treatments and their mechanism of action are discussed.

Wart Treatment by Type of Wart

Treatment will depend in part on the location, the age of the patient, as well as the size and immune status of the individual. The treatment choice will depend in part on previous experience...

Lupus Treatment

Lupus treatment, its main objectives, topical solutions as well as systemic treatments are discussed in this article. Cosmetics - not a treatment, but a practical solution to patients - are also covered.

Anti-lice Insecticide – Pyrethrin-Piperonyl Butoxide

Under Pronto Shampoo, its brand name, Pyrethrin-Piperonyl Butoxide is often used as an anti-lice treatment. Instructions and advisory notes are provided in this article.

Anti-lice Insecticide: Malathion

Malathion, available in the United States as Ovion, was removed from the Canadian market in 1991 due to stronger alternatives. This article reviews the instructions and the advisory notes on this lice treatment briefly.

Lice Treatment – Washing clothing and bedding

Properly managing clothing and bedding are an often neglected aspect of lice treatment. This article discusses cleaning these materials properly.

Lice Treatment Problems and Failure

This article discusses some common pitfalls in treatment lice, and reasons why treatments can fail - sometimes due to simple mis-identification.

Diagnosis of Herpes

This article focuses on the diagnosis of herpes. When is laboratory testing beneficial or even required? This article delves into the various methods of testing.

Available Treatment for Herpes

There are now several drugs available in Canada to treat herpes. This article focuses on Acyclovir, Vidarabine, and Foscarnet.

Herpes Treatment Charts

This article describes the recommended treatments for herpes - cold sores, and genital herpes. Dose recommendations and prescription instructions are provided.

Cuts and Scrapes

Cuts and scrapes are rarely talked about, but a very common injury that everyone has experience with. This article explains the various problems like infection, healing, and scars, and how to manage these.

Bacterial Infection Treatment – Commensals

Commensal bacteria that live on the skin can sometimes cause superficial infection, leading to disease. This article discusses three common infections by commensal bacteria, and how to manage infection.

Bacterial Infection Treatment – Staph Aureas

Staph aureus can cause several common bacterial infections like impetigo, ecthyma, and folliculitis. The most common infections and their proper management are discussed.
Malassezia Infections of the Skin

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

MRSA OR Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus is a source of worry for health practitioners and patients alike. This article is a practical guide to managing MRSA and infection control.

Bacterial Infection Treatment – Strep pyogenes

Strep pyogenes is responsible for many infections. This article discusses various skin infections that are attributed to this bacteria, and the appropriate treatment and management of each of these infections.

Treatment of Sun Damaged Skin

This article focuses on various treatment options to control and manage sun damage - starting with topical solutions that are available over the counter. Soft procedures like fillers and Botox are also mentioned.

Actinic Keratosis – Treatment

Actinic keratosis is a common skin condition and one that has the potential to become skin cancer. This article focuses on the available treatments: Topical drug therapy, surgical or chemical treatments, and photodynamic therapy.

Basal Cell Carcinoma – Treatment

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer. This article focuses on the treatment options available, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma – Treatment

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common skin cancer. This article focuses on the various available treatments for SCC.

Rosacea Treatment: Understand Your Options

Treatment options of rosacea, starting from lifestyle, prevention, cosmetics, and patient support groups are discussed as well as medical treatment options.

Azelaic Acid

Azelaic acid is a naturally occurring dicarboxylic acid that is found in grain and is used to treat rosacea. Medication use, side-effects, and brands are discussed.

Melanoma – Treatment

Melanoma is the rarest of the big 3 skin cancers, but it accounts for the majority of mortality. Discussion is focused on the treatment modalities for melanoma: Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Biological Therapy.

Sodium Sulfacetamide

Sodium sulfacetamide is used to treat rosacea as well as acne, seborrheic dermatitis. This article discusses the interactions of drugs, brands, and side-effects.

Topical Metronidazole

Metronidazole is a nitroimidazole that has antibiotic and antiprotozoal effects. Mechanism of action, side-effects both local and systemic, brands, and drug interactions are discussed.
Skin Treatments


Erythromycin is an antibiotic in the macrolide group, and is often used in acne treatment, but also rosacea treatment. Mechanism of action, side-effects, brands and drug interactions are discussed.

Oral Antibiotics: Minocycline

Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic, which is often used for acne treatment for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. The mechanism of action, side-effects, and drug interactions are discussed.

Oral Antibiotics: Doxycycline

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic, which is used to treat acne and rosacea for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Mechanism of action, drug interactions, and side-effects are discussed.

Oral Antibiotics: Tetracycline

Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic that is often used to treat acne and roscaea for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Mechanism of action, drug interactions, and side-effects are discussed.

Isotretinoin (Accutane) as Rosacea Treatment

Isotretinoin (Accutane®) is a retinoid or vitamin A analog, and most well known for its use in treating severe acne. This article discusses the case for use in treating rosacea, and what expectations patients should have.
Accutane Side Effects

Isotretinoin – Side Effects And Treatment Of Side Effects

Isotretinoin, better known by its trade name Accutane®, and its side-effects are discussed with an emphasis on the most common side-effects that patients reports, such as dryness of the skin, and irritation of the eyes.

Isotretinoin – Side Effects That Need Medical Monitoring By Your Physician

Isotretinoin (Accutane) is a powerful drug, but one that has powerful side-effects. This article focuses on the side-effects that require monitoring as the symptoms may not be obvious to the patients.


This articles focuses on a common symptom of rosacea - telangiectasia, and treatment options that are available, such as laser therapy.


Rhinophyma describes the growth of the nose in some patients with rosacea. This article describes the condition, its demographics, and treatments for rhinophyma.

Quality of Life Assessment in Psoriasis

Psoriasis is known as a condition that significantly affects quality of life (QoL). This article discusses various aspects of psoriasis, and its symptoms as it relates to quality of life and appropriate interventions.

OTC Treatment for Psoriasis

This article discusses the over the counter (OTC) treatments for psoriasis that are available to patients without a prescription. Tar, salicylic acids, and hydrocortisone creams are some of the treatments discussed.