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    Skin Conditions

    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on common skin conditions and related issues, including acne, dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, generalized rash, lichen planus, nail disorders, newborn skin, office procedures, premalignant lesions, and psoriasis. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
    Categories
    Examination, Signs, Symptoms
    Jun 15, 2022 Soft Tissue Masses: Evaluation and Treatment   CME   Alg
    Jan 15, 2022 Pruritus: Diagnosis and Management   CME   Alg   PtEd
    Aug 15, 2020 Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (IgA Vasculitis): Rapid Evidence Review   CME   PtEd
    Aug 01, 2019 Hirsutism in Women   Alg   DDx   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2019 Erythema Multiforme: Recognition and Management   Alg   DDx
    Sep 01, 2018 Annular Lesions: Diagnosis and Treatment
    Jan 15, 2018 Noninfectious Penile Lesions   DDx
    Jan 01, 2018 Pityriasis Rosea: Diagnosis and Treatment   DDx   PtEd   Tool
    Dec 15, 2017 Pigmentation Disorders: Diagnosis and Management   PtEd   Tool
    Sep 15, 2017 Hair Loss: Common Causes and Treatment   PtEd
    Mar 15, 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics Releases Report on Infantile Hemangiomas [Practice Guidelines]
    Oct 01, 2015 Diagnosing Common Benign Skin Tumors
    Aug 01, 2015 Common Skin Rashes in Children
    Jun 15, 2013 Dermatologic Conditions in Skin of Color: Part I. Special Considerations for Common Skin Disorders   PtEd
    Oct 01, 2010 Dermatologic Emergencies
    Mar 15, 2010 The Generalized Rash: Part II. Diagnostic Approach
    Mar 15, 2010 The Generalized Rash: Part I. Differential Diagnosis
    Jan 15, 2010 Noninfectious Penile Lesions   DDx
    Jan 15, 2009 Common Pigmentation Disorders   DDx   Tool
    Jan 01, 2008 Newborn Skin: Part II. Birthmarks
    Jan 01, 2008 Newborn Skin: Part I. Common Rashes
    Sep 01, 2007 Management of Foreign Bodies in the Skin
    Jan 15, 2007 Common Skin Conditions During Pregnancy
    Feb 15, 2003 Common Benign Skin Tumors   Alg
    Aug 15, 2000 Evaluating the Febrile Patient with a Rash
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Jan 15, 2022 Pruritus: Why Am I Itching? [Information from Your Family Doctor]   FREE   PtEd
    Aug 01, 2019 Ingrown Toenails [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2018 Pityriasis Rosea [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2015 Skin and Soft Tissue Infections [Information from Your Family Doctor]   Alg   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2015 Skin and Soft Tissue Infections   Alg   PtEd
    Aug 01, 2015 Rosacea [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Dec 01, 2013 Onychomycosis (Nail Fungus) [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jun 15, 2013 Common Conditions in Skin of Color [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Psoriasis
    May 15, 2022 Psoriasis: Update on Topical Therapy From the American Academy of Dermatology [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    May 01, 2013 Psoriasis   Alg   PtEd
    Mar 01, 2010 Topical Treatments for Chronic Plaque Psoriasis [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Feb 15, 2006 Chronic Plaque Psoriasis   Alg   PtEd
    Cancer, Premalignant Lesions
    Nov 15, 2021 Tirbanibulin (Klisyri) for the Treatment of Actinic Keratosis [STEPS]
    Sep 15, 2020 Basal Cell and Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinomas: Diagnosis and Treatment   CME   PtEd
    Feb 01, 2020 Accuracy of Dermoscopy vs. Visual Inspection for Diagnosing Melanoma in Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Sep 15, 2016 Screening for Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Jun 01, 2015 Atypical Moles: Diagnosis and Management   PtEd
    Oct 15, 2012 Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Oct 15, 2012 Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Jul 15, 2012 Diagnosis and Treatment of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma   PtEd
    Oct 15, 2010 Sunscreen Use for Skin Cancer Prevention [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Nov 15, 2008 Clinical Diagnosis of Melanoma [Point-of-Care Guides]
    Sep 15, 2008 Atypical Moles   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2008 Basal Cell Carcinoma [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Jul 15, 2005 Cutaneous Melanoma: Update on Prevention, Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
    Oct 15, 2004 Diagnosis and Treatment of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas
    Feb 15, 2004 Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: Recommendations and Rationale [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Apr 01, 2001 Diagnosis and Management of Malignant Melanoma   PtEd
    Sep 15, 1998 Recognizing Neoplastic Skin Lesions: A Photo Guide   PtEd
    Infections
    Oct 15, 2021 Onychomycosis: Rapid Evidence Review   CME   DDx   PtEd
    Feb 01, 2021 Topical and Device-Based Treatment of Toenail Onychomycosis [Cochrane for Clinicians]   CME
    Jun 15, 2020 Ozenoxacin (Xepi) for the Treatment of Impetigo [STEPS]
    May 15, 2019 Lice and Scabies: Treatment Update   DDx   PtEd
    Sep 01, 2018 Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Skin Abscesses After Incision and Drainage: BMJ Rapid Recommendation [Practice Guidelines]
    Aug 15, 2018 Delafloxacin (Baxdela) for Skin Infections [STEPS]
    Aug 01, 2018 Terbinafine for Onychomycosis [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Nov 01, 2016 Topical Antifungals for Treatment of Onychomycosis [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Nov 15, 2015 Scabies [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Sep 15, 2015 Skin and Soft Tissue Infections   Alg   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2015 Fungal Toenail Infections [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Nov 15, 2014 Diagnosis and Management of Tinea Infections   DDx   PtEd
    Sep 01, 2014 Management of External Genital Warts   DDx   PtEd
    Aug 15, 2014 Impetigo: Diagnosis and Treatment   DDx   PtEd
    Jun 15, 2014 Ivermectin Lotion (Sklice) for Head Lice [STEPS]
    Apr 01, 2014 Intertrigo and Secondary Skin Infections   DDx   PtEd
    Dec 01, 2013 Onychomycosis: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment   Alg   PtEd
    Jun 15, 2013 Spinosad (Natroba) for Head Lice [STEPS]
    Sep 15, 2012 Pediculosis and Scabies: A Treatment Update   PtEd
    Dec 01, 2011 Treatment of Nongenital Warts [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Aug 01, 2011 Treatment of Nongenital Cutaneous Warts   PtEd
    Nov 01, 2010 Nongenital Herpes Simplex Virus   DDx   PtEd
    Apr 01, 2010 Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Immunocompetent Patients   PtEd
    Mar 15, 2007 Diagnosis and Treatment of Impetigo   PtEd
    Oct 01, 2006 IDSA Releases Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections [Practice Guidelines]   Alg
    Sep 15, 2005 Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia: Prevention and Management   PtEd
    Sep 01, 2005 Intertrigo and Common Secondary Skin Infections   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2003 Dermatophyte Infections
    Jul 01, 2002 Common Bacterial Skin Infections
    May 15, 2002 Topical Treatment of Common Superficial Tinea Infections
    Dermatitis
    Mar 15, 2021 Topical Corticosteroids: Choice and Application   CME
    May 15, 2020 Atopic Dermatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment   Alg   DDx   POC   PtEd
    Nov 15, 2019 Hydrogen Peroxide 40% (Eskata) for Seborrheic Keratosis [STEPS]
    Sep 15, 2018 Crisaborole (Eucrisa) for Mild to Moderate Atopic Dermatitis [STEPS]
    Jan 01, 2018 Effectiveness of Moisturizers in the Treatment of Patients with Eczema [Cochrane for Clinicians]   Tool
    Mar 01, 2017 Topical Medications for Seborrheic Dermatitis [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Oct 01, 2016 Topical Tacrolimus for Eczema [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Feb 01, 2015 Diagnosis and Treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis   DDx   PtEd
    Dec 01, 2014 Management of Atopic Dermatitis: Guideline from the American Academy of Dermatology [Practice Guidelines]
    Jul 01, 2012 Atopic Dermatitis: An Overview   DDx   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2012 Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Aug 01, 2010 Diagnosis and Management of Contact Dermatitis   DDx   PtEd
    Jan 15, 2009 Choosing Topical Corticosteroids   Tool
    May 01, 2007 Seborrheic Dermatitis [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Feb 15, 2007 Treatment Options for Atopic Dermatitis   PtEd
    Nov 15, 2002 Topical Tacrolimus: A New Therapy for Atopic Dermatitis   PtEd
    Feb 01, 1999 Exfoliative Dermatitis
    Editorials and Letters
    Apr 01, 2021 Case Report: Chest-Wall Lump Yields a Surprising Diagnosis [Letters to the Editor]   FREE
    Aug 01, 2014 Cosmetic Procedures in Family Medicine [Editorials]
    Nov 01, 2002 Punch Biopsies Are Not the Way to Diagnose Melanoma [Letters to the Editor]
    Acne
    Jul 15, 2021 Clascoterone (Winlevi) for the Treatment of Acne [STEPS]
    Aug 15, 2020 Sarecycline (Seysara) for the Treatment of Acne [STEPS]
    Oct 15, 2019 Acne Vulgaris: Diagnosis and Treatment   Alg   DDx   PtEd
    Jun 15, 2018 Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 1% Cream (Rhofade) for Persistent Facial Erythema Associated with Rosacea [STEPS]
    Jun 01, 2017 Acne Vulgaris: Treatment Guidelines from the AAD [Practice Guidelines]   Tool
    Sep 15, 2016 Ivermectin 1% Cream (Soolantra) for Inflammatory Lesions of Rosacea [STEPS]
    Sep 01, 2016 Family Physicians Are Well Suited to Prescribe Isotretinoin [Editorials]
    Aug 01, 2015 Rosacea: Diagnosis and Treatment   PtEd
    Sep 01, 2013 Minocycline for Acne Vulgaris [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Oct 15, 2012 Diagnosis and Treatment of Acne   Alg   DDx   PtEd
    Sep 01, 2009 Treatment Options for Acne Rosacea   Alg   PtEd
    May 01, 2004 Diagnosis and Treatment of Acne   PtEd
    Ulcers
    Feb 01, 2020 Chronic Wounds: Evaluation and Management
    Sep 01, 2019 Venous Ulcers: Diagnosis and Treatment   PtEd
    May 15, 2017 Venous Leg Ulcers [Clinical Evidence Handbook]   Tool
    Nov 15, 2015 Common Questions About Pressure Ulcers
    Feb 01, 2012 Diagnosis and Management of Genital Ulcers   DDx   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2010 Diagnosis and Treatment of Venous Ulcers   PtEd
    Nov 15, 2008 Pressure Ulcers: Prevention, Evaluation, and Management   Alg   PtEd
    Mar 01, 2007 Effectiveness of Dressings for Healing Venous Leg Ulcers [Cochrane Briefs]
    Procedures
    Apr 01, 2020 Cutaneous Cryosurgery for Common Skin Conditions
    May 15, 2017 Laceration Repair: A Practical Approach   Alg   PtEd   Tool
    Aug 01, 2014 Botulinum Toxin Injection for Facial Wrinkles   PtEd
    Jun 15, 2014 Infiltrative Anesthesia in Office Practice
    Oct 01, 2013 Dermoscopy for the Family Physician   Alg
    Dec 15, 2012 Cutaneous Cryosurgery
    Nov 01, 2011 Shave and Punch Biopsy for Skin Lesions
    Dec 01, 2009 Aesthetic Procedures in Office Practice   PtEd
    Oct 15, 2008 Essentials of Skin Laceration Repair   PtEd
    May 15, 2004 Cryosurgery for Common Skin Conditions
    Jun 01, 2003 The Basic Z-Plasty
    Apr 01, 2003 Fusiform Excision   PtEd
    Oct 01, 2002 Electrosurgery for the Skin
    May 01, 2002 Dermal Electrosurgical Shave Excision   PtEd
    Apr 01, 2002 Minimal Excision Technique for Epidermoid (Sebaceous) Cysts   PtEd
    Mar 15, 2002 Punch Biopsy of the Skin   PtEd
    Mar 01, 2002 Lipoma Excision   PtEd
    Nail Disorders
    Aug 01, 2019 Ingrown Toenail Management   PtEd
    Jul 01, 2017 Acute and Chronic Paronychia   DDx   PtEd   Tool
    Apr 15, 2012 Evaluation of Nail Abnormalities
    Feb 01, 2008 Acute and Chronic Paronychia   PtEd
    Mar 15, 2004 Nail Abnormalities: Clues to Systemic Disease
    Mar 15, 2001 Acute and Chronic Paronychia
    Hyperhidrosis
    Sep 15, 2019 Glycopyrronium (Qbrexza) Topical Wipes for Hyperhidrosis [STEPS]
    Jun 01, 2018 Hyperhidrosis: Management Options   PtEd
    Folliculitis
    Nov 01, 2019 Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Rapid Evidence Review   Alg   DDx   PtEd
    Lichen Planus
    Jul 01, 2011 Diagnosis and Treatment of Lichen Planus   DDx   PtEd
    Overview
    Mar 15, 2010 The Generalized Rash: Part II. Diagnostic Approach
    Mar 15, 2010 The Generalized Rash: Part I. Differential Diagnosis
    Jan 01, 2008 Newborn Skin: Part II. Birthmarks
    Jan 01, 2008 Newborn Skin: Part I. Common Rashes
    Sep 01, 2007 Management of Foreign Bodies in the Skin
    Jan 15, 2007 Common Skin Conditions During Pregnancy

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