dermatitis

Pruritic vesicles erupt on a boy’s legsA healthy 12-year-old boy with eczema shows up at the office with an incredibly itchy rash on his legs that has exploded over the last 48 hours. He has a history of dry skin to which his mother regularly applies various moisturizers, including calendula oil.
7 tips for educating patients about Halloween skin irritantsWhat’s more frightful than Halloween? What the makeup and costumes can do to children’s and adult’s skin. Dermatologists weigh in with their top tips to help patients avoid post-Halloween skin horrors. Learn more
3 post-Halloween dermatologic woes and how to treat themThe ghosts, ghouls and goblins might be gone, but the skin problems from costumes, makeup and accessories will likely fuel post-Halloween visits to dermatologists. We asked dermatologists to comment on what colleagues are likely to see this time of year and how best to treat those skin conditions. Learn more
Wilderness medicine: Your guide to treating illness or injury in the great outdoors
Wilderness medicine: Your guide to treating illness or injury in the great outdoorsAs a pediatrician accompanying friends, family, or youth groups, or because of coincidental proximity to accidents, we may be looked on to provide initial medical care for injured or sick children (or adults) in a wilderness setting far from our usual practice, and far from our usual comfort zone.
More pearls from the trenchesIn my many years as a pediatrician, I have identified a number of “pearls,” or words of wisdom, that can help in the clinical setting.
Two-month-old boy with erythrodermaA healthy 2-month-old boy presents with a 4-day history of diaper dermatitis unresponsive to barrier creams. The infant has developed “red spots” that started on his cheeks, then spread to his trunk and diaper area. He is a bit fussy but feeding well.
Pearls from the trenchesIs it fact or fiction? In this first article of a new series, a pediatrician with years of practice experience offers his pediatric words of wisdom, or "mythbusters" as the case might be, about common childhood maladies.
Study identifies molecular mechanisms behind AD
Study identifies molecular mechanisms behind ADAccording to researchers, abnormalities in the skin barrier and in the immune system that characterize atopic dermatitis can be reversed by drugs that narrowly target the immune signaling proteins interleukin (IL)-4 and -13.
Developments in management for atopic dermatitis
Developments in management for atopic dermatitisNew topical and systemic medications are being developed specifically for atopic dermatitis (AD). New guidelines of care for the management of AD are being issued by the American Academy of Dermatology, and ongoing research in other areas may change the approach to AD management in the future. Meanwhile, strategies are needed to combat steroid phobia.
Background on flouride-containing solutionsFluoride is found in many toothpastes designed to prevent tooth decay. As a matter of fact, the fluorination of water and toothpastes is felt to be the major factoring contributing the increasing number of adults retaining their own teeth into maturity.