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International guidelines introduced for actinic keratosisThe European Dermatology Forum and International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) has created international treatment guidelines for actinic keratosis that include optimal treatment strategies and recommendations.
Dermatologists discuss mosquito repellent recommendations
Dermatologists discuss mosquito repellent recommendationsWith summer around the corner and increasing concern about the spread of the Zika virus in the United States, dermatologists might notice more patients inquiring about how to safely repel mosquitos and their disease-inducing bites.
New and emerging treatment options for acneWhile many are in early phase studies, most of the new topical options are targeting sebum reduction, a novel pathway to controlling acne, and the data are exciting, one expert says.
Tips to avoid laser device complicationsJoel L. Cohen, M.D. offers advice to avoid some laser complications and helps colleagues better understand reasoning behind combination therapy with injectables.
Optimizing care for patients with psoriasisIdentification of existing knowledge deficits provides insights for future research that can further improve care for patients with psoriasis.
Zika: How to counsel concerned patientsDue to Zika viral features, you may play a role in the diagnosis and management of this still-evolving outbreak.
Differentiating and treating vascular lesions in kidsSheila Fallon Friedlander, M.D. offers tips for therapeutic decision-making when managing children with vascular lesions. She references a classification tool to improve diagnostic accuracy and discusses uses for and cautions with PDL therapy.
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