Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Treatment

Treatment Herpes zoster First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for herpes zoster includes the treatment of the acute eruption and therapy for herpetic neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Confirmation of herpes zoster by viral direct fluoresc…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Notalgia paresthetica: the unreachable itch

…es, completely eliminated pruritus in two women with NP [16]. Acupuncture also appears promising for relief of NP. A study of 16 patients with neurogenic pruritus, seven of which had presentations consistent with NP, illustrated complete relief of pr…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Foreign body reaction

…Fox F. Talc granulomas of the skin. JAMA 1966;198:1370-72. Yanagihara M, Fujii T, Wakamatu N, Ishizaki H, Takehara T, Nawate K. Silicone granuloma on the entry points of acupuncture, venepuncture and surgical needles. J Cutan Pathol 2000;27:301-05….