Propylene Glycol: An Often Unrecognized Cause of Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Patients Using Topical Corticosteroids
Propylene glycol (PG) is considered to be a ubiquitous formulary ingredient used in many personal care products and pharmaceutical preparations. This review guides clinicians in selecting suitable topical corticosteroids.
Therapeutic Update on Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis is a recurrent, usually mild, skin disorder with typical clinical manifestations. This article will review the available treatments for this common dermatologic problem.
Topical corticosteroids have been a mainstay of eczema therapy. This article is a comprehensive list of various indications, contraindications, combination therapies, and differing strengths of steroids.
Dupilumab for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis
Despite a rising prevalence, effective and safe therapeutics for patients with moderate-to-severe AD are limited due to toxicity and side effects. Dupilumab, an interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13 antagonist that limits type 2 T helper (Th2) driven inflammatory activity, is a promising therapeutic option.
Steroid-Sparing Properties of Emollients in Dermatology
This article reviews topical corticosteroids (TCS) and topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) to manage inflammatory conditions, its risks with long-term use, and the role of moisturizing as important therapeutic adjuncts.
Crisaborole 2% Ointment (Eucrisa) for Atopic Dermatitis
Crisaborole represents a novel and efficacious therapeutic approach for the treatment of mild to moderate Atopic Dermatitis and demonstrates early and continued decrease in pruritus, which improves quality of life and reduces the potential risk of infection and scarring.
Itraconazole (Sporanox®) for Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common superficial dermatosis, characterized by red, flaking areas of the skin, which may in some cases be covered with yellowish flakes. The most commonly affected areas are the nasolabial folds, ears, eyebrows, scalp and chest.
Methotrexate: Role of Treatment in Skin Disease
Methotrexate has been used for over half a century to treat a wide spectrum of skin conditions. This article delves into research on the pharmacogenetic properties of the drug as well as the variety of skin conditions that Methotrexate is used to treat.
Use of Topical Crisaborole for Treating Dermatitis in a Variety of Dermatology Settings
The discussed cases reflect the panels’ real-world clinical experience with crisaborole for the treatment of patients with AD and the off-label treatment of irritant dermatitis.
Non-Pharmacologic Management of Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis (AD) or eczema is a chronic, relapsing skin condition that can lead to xerosis, pruritus, and patches of dermatitis. Coping with the physical and emotional aspects of AD can significantly impact the quality of life. It is most common in childhood, as many patients seem to outgrow the condition by adulthood.
An Overview of Parabens and Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Parabens have been under scrutiny for some time with the very limited reports of paraben-induced allergic contact dermatitis. This article discusses the controversy, the data, and how the facts may not match up with the concern.
Ciclopirox Shampoo for Treating Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin disease, affecting between 1% and 3% of immunocompetent adults. While its cause is unknown, a number of predisposing factors have been reported, including the implications of Malassezia yeasts.
Review of Evidence for Dietary Influences on Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting children and adolescents worldwide. This articles reviews the potential relationship of atopic dermatitis to diet and the effectiveness of elimination diets and diet supplementation in the management of AD.
Topical Management of Recalcitrant Psoriasis and Eczema
Psoriasis and eczema, especially atopic eczema, are two of the most common cutaneous conditions seen by family physicians and dermatologists. This article discusses the etiology of psoriasis and eczema, immunologic abnormalities, and the role of immune mediators.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Preservatives and Fragrances in Cosmetics
Cosmetics are an important cause of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Fragrances and preservatives are the two most clinically relevant allergens found in cosmetic products. Common cosmetic allergens are reviewed. Practical methods of allergen avoidance are also discussed.
Treatment of Hand Eczema
Hand eczema is a common skin disease that tends to become chronic and may interfere with many types of work. Emollients have been shown to be useful in reducing eczema activity and in the primary prevention of hand eczema.
Pimecrolimus 1% Cream for the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis is a highly pruritic inflammatory disorder of the skin characterized by onset in infancy or childhood and a chronically relapsing course. Mainstay treatments are emollients and topical corticosteroids, but the latter are limited by side-effects from longterm use.
Atopic Dermatitis: A Practical Guide to Management
A group of dermatologists with extensive experience in managing pediatric and adult patients with atopic dermatitis developed practical recommendations for the management of atopic dermatitis based on expert consensus opinion and the best available medical evidence.
Dupilumab, A Monoclonal Antibody for Atopic Dermatitis: A Review of Current Literature
Standard therapies for atopic dermatitis have fallen short, prompting efforts to discover novel therapeutics for this disease. Dupilumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits the actions of both IL-4 and IL-13, has shown promise.
Therapeutic Moisturizers in Eczema and Xerosis Management
Psoriasis and eczema, especially atopic eczema, are two of the most common cutaneous conditions seen by family physicians and dermatologists. This article focuses on corticosteroids of varying strengths and their suggested indications.
Seborrheic Dermatitis: New Formulations for Treatment
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common cutaneous disorder occurring in at least 3%–5% of the population. We discuss new treatment formulations and protocols.
Practical Management Strategies for Diaper Dermatitis
Common diaper dermatitis is an irritant contact diaper dermatitis (IDD) created by the combined influence of moisture, warmth, urine, feces, friction, and secondary infection. This article will focus on practical management strategies for IDD.
Chronic Hand Dermatitis: Case-based Approaches to Management
Practical guidelines for the management of Chronic Hand Dermatitis were published in the Skin Therapy Letter, Family Practice Edition (October 2016). This series of cases using Alitretinoin (Toctino®), is a follow on to that publication to put the guidelines into context.
A Look at Epidermal Barrier Function in Atopic Dermatitis: Physiologic Lipid Replacement and the Role of Ceramides
This review summarizes and discusses the role and efficacy of moisturizers, particularly the more recently introduced ceramide-based formulations, in the skin care regimen of patients with both active and quiescent atopic dermatitis.
Tacrolimus Ointment (Protopic®) for Atopic Dermatitis
Tacrolimus ointment (Protopic®, Fujisawa) is an effective agent in a class of topical immunomodulators. It has been shown to be safe and effective in adults and children with Atopic Dermatitis in short- and long-term treatments.
Alitretinoin: An Update of Real-World Evidence in The Management of Chronic Hand Dermatitis
Alitretinoin is an oral retinoid which has proven efficacy and safety in the treatment of chronic hand dermatitis through randomized controlled trials.
Topical Corticosteroid Dosing, Mechanisms of Action, & Prescribing
Topical corticosteroid dosing, mechanism of action and prescribing advice is provided in this article. General rules, prescribing suggestions, precautions, and side-effects are discussed.
Diagnosis and Management of Atopic Dermatitis for Family Physicians: A Clinical Review
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic and pruritic inflammatory disease that affects a wide age range of patients causing significant impact on their quality of life. There has been a recently updated consensus paper on the treatment of mild-to-moderate AD published by an expert panel of dermatologists and pediatricians. Family physicians are well equipped to manage...
Atopic Dermatitis: The Skin Barrier and the Role of Ceramides
This paper examines the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis, the skin barrier, and the role that ceramides can play in therapy.
Crisaborole 2% Ointment for Mild-to-Moderate Atopic Dermatitis
Crisaborole provides a novel and safe treatment option for mild-to-moderate AD.
New and Existing Therapeutic Options for Hand Eczema
Hand eczema affects up to 10% of the population and encompasses a diverse range of morphological presentations and underlying pathophysiological processes. This article will review the new and existing treatments that are available for this common dermatologic problem.
This article discusses the role of topical immunomodulators in the treatment of eczema. Pimecrolimus 1% Cream (Elidel®) and Tacrolimus (Protopic®) are discussed at length.
A Review of Prednicarbate (Dermatop®)
Prednicarbate is a nonhalogenated corticosteroid that is used in the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases, for example atopic dermatitis. It has a favorable benefit-risk ratio, with an inflammatory action similar to that of a medium potency corticosteroid, but with a low potential to cause skin atrophy.
Silk Fabrics in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis
Many factors may worsen atopic dermatitis including sweating, skin infections, food, inhalant allergens, climatic conditions, stress, and chemical or physical irritants. This article delves into the role of clothing and fabrics that contact the skin in the management of atopic dermatitis.
Ceramide-based Moisturizers as Treatment for Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory, xerotic and pruritic skin disease of increasing prevalence affecting 15-30% of children and 2-10% of adults. AD and its associated health consequences present significant challenges to patients, particularly children and their families.
The Role and Topical Management of Staphylococcus aureus in Atopic Dermatitis (Family Practice)
Atopic dermatitis (AD), or eczema, is a common, chronic, relapsing, genetically determined inflammatory skin disorder. This article discusses the role of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) as a factor to consider.
The Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis and Other Dermatoses with Leukotriene Antagonists
The exact mechanism of action of leukotriene receptor antagonists in Atopic Dermatitis is not known. In small clinical and case studies, montelukast was found to be a safe and effective alternative or steroid-sparing therapy in the management of patients with atopic dermatitis.
Eczema Oral Treatment
Oral treatments for treating eczema: Antibiotics, antihistamines, corticosteroids and cyclosporine A are the focus of this article.
Skin Barrier Repair in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis
The term “atopy” was first coined by Cooke and Coca in 1923, derived from the Greek word atopos, which means out of place and denotes an immune reaction that is “strange or eccentric”. Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, waxing and waning, often symmetric inflammatory eruption that is characterized by pruritus and xerosis.
Treatment of Eczema Complications
Eczema creates several complications such as bacterial and viral infections due to exposed skin - from cracking. This article delves into these complications that can arise out of eczema and how to treat them.
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