Skin Infections

Feb 1, 2021 Issue
Topical and Device-Based Treatment of Toenail Onychomycosis [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Topical antifungal drugs, including efinaconazole 10% solution (Jublia), tavaborole 5% solution (Kerydin), and ciclopirox 8% lacquer and hydrolacquer, are beneficial in treating mild to moderate toenail onychomycosis. Potential adverse effects are mild and include dermatitis and vesicles.

May 15, 2019 Issue
Lice and Scabies: Treatment Update [Article]

Pruritus is the most common presenting symptom of both lice and scabies. Initial treatment for lice and scabies includes permethrin therapy and basic environmental measures, such as washing or drying certain items at a high temperature or sealing them in a plastic bag. Extensive and chemical environmental decontamination methods are not necessary. Children with lice should not be excluded from school.

Sep 1, 2018 Issue
Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Skin Abscesses After Incision and Drainage: BMJ Rapid Recommendation [Practice Guidelines]

A collaboration between the BMJ and the MAGIC group led an international panel made up of a variety of health care professionals (e.g., family physicians, internists, dermatologists) and adults with experience treating and living with skin abscesses to create recommendations regarding antibiotic use...

Sep 1, 2018 Issue
Annular Lesions: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Many diseases present with cutaneous annular lesions, making distinction by physical appearance alone challenging. Find out which clinical clues can help diagnose common and uncommon diseases associated with annular lesions.

Aug 15, 2018 Issue
Delafloxacin (Baxdela) for Skin Infections [STEPS]

Delafloxacin is a new fluoroquinolone antibiotic available in intravenous and oral formulations for the treatment of serious skin and skin structure infections in patients requiring initial intravenous therapy. It is effective for infections caused by MRSA or P. aeruginosa, in addition to other comm...

Sep 15, 2017 Issue
No Benefit with Addition of TMP/SMX to Cephalexin for Nonpurulent Cellulitis [POEMs]

Compared with cephalexin alone, covering for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and streptococci with cephalexin plus TMP/SMX does not improve rates of clinical cure when treating nonpurulent cellulitis. However, a trend favoring the combination regimen was found in a modified intent...

Sep 15, 2015 Issue
Skin and Soft Tissue Infections [Article]

Find out how to diagnose an infection, when inpatient treatment is required, how to choose an initial antibiotic, and when to refer patients for surgical consultation.

Nov 15, 2014 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Tinea Infections [Article]

Learn how to differentiate tinea infections from other conditions, which diagnostic tests are most appropriate, and the treatment courses for the different types.

Sep 1, 2014 Issue
Management of External Genital Warts [Article]

Learn how to diagnose atypical lesions, which treatments are most effective, and the latest recommendations on vaccination against human papillomavirus.

Nov 1, 2013 Issue
Low-Dose Penicillin Prevents Recurrent Cellulitis [POEMs]

For patients with at least two previous episodes of cellulitis in the previous three years, low-dose penicillin can prevent recurrence (number needed to treat = 6).

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