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.
Antibiotic resistance mattersAntibiotic resistances are on the rise and as such, it behooves dermatologists to use antibiotics only when necessary and in combination with topical agents wherever possible in order to help stop this alarming trend.
Rosacea treatment shifts focusClinicians now have a better understanding of rosacea from its potential pathogeneses to the systemic diseases associated with the condition. Learn more
Honey may improve rosacea severityTopical 90 percent medical grade kanuka honey and 10 percent glycerin may be an effective rosacea treatment, according to a study.
Treating acne and rosacea in patients with skin of colorThe treatment and management of acne and rosacea in patients with skin of color can be tricky and it behooves the astute clinician to be wary of the pitfalls and challenges associated with treatment.
Facial erythema influences perceptions
Facial erythema influences perceptionsA recent study shows people with facial erythema were strongly associated with having poor health and negative personality traits. Participants reported negative impacts of rosacea emotionally, socially, and at work. Doctors should seek to address both the aesthetic as well as the psychological impacts of the disease.
Evolving laser therapies for rosacea symptomsErythematotelangiectatic rosacea, characterized by diffuse and persistent facial redness and telangiectasias, is a challenging disease to treat. Recent advances in laser and light therapies appear effective in improving these symptoms.
Microbial considerations in rosacea treatmentResearch into the microbiome of the skin is advancing. A greater understanding of how the different microbes interact may lead to new treatment options for conditions like rosacea, but more questions still remain.
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.
Rosacea's surprising genetic linkA recent study has shed some light on the genetic predisposition of rosacea as well as other associated environmental factors, which could lead to improved treatment and management of the disease.