atopic dermatitis

Ginseng may provide benefits on multiple frontsGinseng, an ancient Asian remedy, has long been believed to have therapeutic value for energy and memory as well as having anti-oxidative, anti-aging and anti-cancer properties. Studies are starting to provide backup for conventional wisdom, and are showing that ginseng can also benefit melasma, atopic dermatitis and hair loss
Oatmeal soothes, relieves, and inhibits viruses
Oatmeal soothes, relieves, and inhibits virusesGood for more than a morning meal, oatmeal soothes angry skin, relieves itching, and even has an antimicrobial effect.
Guidelines diverge around atopic dermatitis managementAD management guidelines among dermatology and allergy specialties differ in important areas but should be seen as opportunity for the two specialties to partner to achieve optimal patient care.
New products expand drug and device categoriesThe therapeutic armamentarium for dermatologic diseases continues to expand with the approval of several new products in 2015, and there appear to be more promising treatments on the horizon.
What we know today about applying oils to newborn skinThe use of olive or sunflower oil on newborn babies’ skin damages the skin barrier, researchers from the University of Manchester recently reported. This latest study adds to the conflicting information around caring for newborn skin and how to manage conditions like atopic dermatitis. Learn more
The good, the bad, the ugly of alternative therapies
The good, the bad, the ugly of alternative therapiesAsk your patients about their use of alternative/complementary therapies, which are often helpful but can cause or worsen skin problems.
Trending therapies for atopic dermatitisBeyond the current approaches, recent phase 3 data has become available on a new topical while another injectable drug is under development, and both appear very promising.
Staphylococcus aureus infections in atopic dermatitisStaphylococcus aureus plays an important role in the pathogenesis and course of atopic dermatitis. Compared to the normal pediatric population, atopic patients are especially susceptible to colonization and recurrent infections of S aureus.
Managing severe pediatric atopic dermatitisOlder non-specific immunomodulatory drugs and off-label use of several biologic agents offer treatment options for children with severe atopic dermatitis (AD). However, the future should bring therapies specifically developed for treatment of AD investigated in children.
Biologic use beyond psoriasis
Biologic use beyond psoriasisFive severe conditions show positive response. More to come…