Skin Conditions

Mar 1, 2017 Issue
Topical Medications for Seborrheic Dermatitis [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Steroids and antifungal agents can be used to effectively treat seborrheic dermatitis. Calcineurin inhibitors are as effective as steroids, but have a higher incidence of short-term adverse effects.

Dec 15, 2016 Issue
A Pedunculated Mass on the Thigh [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with a lesion on her thigh that had gradually increased in size over the previous five years.

Dec 1, 2016 Issue
Lateral Neck Lesions with Vision Changes [Photo Quiz]

A man with a history of skin changes presented with sudden onset of bilateral blurry vision.

Nov 15, 2016 Issue
Swelling and Erythema of the Scalp on a Teenager [Photo Quiz]

A teenager presented with swelling and erythema on the scalp.

Nov 1, 2016 Issue
An Activity-Induced Rash [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with a history of rash on his back, chest, and upper extremities that occurred after activities, such as exercise or yard work.

Oct 1, 2016 Issue
Topical Tacrolimus for Eczema [Cochrane for Clinicians]

For children and adults with moderate to severe eczema, topical tacrolimus is an effective, albeit costly, alternative to topical corticosteroids. Both tacrolimus strengths (0.03% and 0.1%) are superior to low-potency topical corticosteroids, whereas tacrolimus 0.1% has similar effectiveness to mode...

Sep 15, 2016 Issue
Bilateral Pruritic Auricular Papules and Plaques [Photo Quiz]

A patient presented with persistent and worsening pruritic auricular lesions on the ears.

Sep 15, 2016 Issue
Ivermectin 1% Cream (Soolantra) for Inflammatory Lesions of Rosacea [STEPS]

Ivermectin cream is an effective treatment for moderate to severe pustular rosacea, but it is more expensive than some other available treatments and has not been studied in patients with milder forms of rosacea. Generic metronidazole cream is a less expensive alternative, and long-term oral doxycyc...

Sep 1, 2016 Issue
Second-Generation H1-Antihistamines for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria [Cochrane for Clinicians]

There is good evidence that second-generation H1-antihistamines are helpful in the short- and intermediate-term suppression of urticaria. Cetirizine (Zyrtec) in a dosage of 10 mg daily is effective at completely suppressing symptoms of chronic spontaneous urticaria (number needed to treat [NNT] = 4).

Jun 1, 2016 Issue
Hyperkeratotic Plaques on Hands [Photo Quiz]

A 10-year-old boy presented with hyperkeratotic plaques on both hands and index fingers after extensive video game use.

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