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Nov 1, 2019 Issue
Oral H1 Antihistamines as Add-on Therapy to Topical Treatment for Eczema [Cochrane for Clinicians]
In children with eczema, there is no evidence to support the addition of oral H1 antihistamines to standard treatment regimens. In adults, the use of fexofenadine (Allegra), 120 mg per day, improves patient-assessed eczema symptoms compared with placebo (number needed to treat = 11; 95% CI, 5.5 to 255).
Nov 1, 2019 Issue
Pilonidal Disease Management: Guidelines from the ASCRS [Practice Guidelines]
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) has released a clinical practice guideline to provide physicians with diagnosis and treatment options of pilonidal disease.
A woman presented with blisters on the sole of her foot.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic folliculitis that can lead to widespread abscesses, sinus tracts, and scarring. Modifiable risk factors include cigarette smoking and obesity. Treatment begins with topical clindamycin, which can be combined with systemic therapies if needed. Surgical procedures are often also necessary for definitive treatment.
Glycopyrronium wipes are a useful alternative for the topical treatment of hyperhidrosis of the axillae in patients nine years and older who do not respond to or tolerate nonprescription antiperspirants or topical aluminum chloride.
The use of topical 5% fluorouracil is most likely to result in successful elimination of actinic keratoses in a field on the head or face.
Aug 1, 2019 Issue
Infantile Hemangioma: AAP Releases Guideline for Management [Practice Guidelines]
Infantile hemangiomas are the most common benign tumors of childhood, occurring in up to approximately 5% of infants. These benign vascular tumors are small, self-resolving, and do not require treatment.
Ingrown toenails most commonly affect the great toe and most commonly occur in young men. Nail care habits and footwear are common contributing factors. Ingrown nails can be treated nonsurgically or surgically; surgical approaches are superior for preventing recurrence. Partial avulsion is the most common surgical approach; matrixectomy can be performed through surgical, chemical, or electrosurgical means.
Erythema multiforme is an immune-mediated reaction that involves the skin and sometimes the mucosa. Infections and medications constitute most of the causes of erythema multiforme. Management of erythema multiforme depends on the underlying etiology and the disease severity.