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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Clinical Cases

…-4 times a day Recommend keeping lesions covered and avoiding contact, especially with vulnerable individuals, until lesions crust over Follow-up in 2 weeks Two-week follow-up evaluation No active vesicular lesions Minimal hyperpigmented macules…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Key Points

…sions around facial orifices and/or exposed areas of the body is an important diagnostic clue. The presence of honey-colored crusts or annular erosions with minimal crusting distinguishes impetigo contagiosum from bullous impetigo, which is typified…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Key Points

…considered infectious through respiratory secretions, saliva and direct viral shedding from skin lesions until these lesions crust over. It is thus recommended to keep the lesions covered if possible and to avoid contact with immunocompromised…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Porokeratosis: Overview

…t steps Topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) 5% cream applied once or twice daily to lesions, until the epidermis desquamates and a crust forms, will often resolve superficial lesions. On thick-skinned areas, retinoic acid 0.1% cream or salicylic acid 6%…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

…more common than recognized in the literature, due to underreporting. CNH occurs as a very painful ulceration, which may be crusted, arising almost invariably on the helix or antihelix of the ear. Some CNH lesions may appear dome shaped or have a…

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Bullous Pemphigoid: Clinical Case

…trunk, abdomen, and proximal extremities Numerous tense intact bullae and scattered erosions with some dried adherent serous crust Diagnosis: Bullous pemphigoid If dermatology consultation is available, given presence of bulla and the widespread…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…Erythematous, scaly, oily-looking patches on the face (nasolabial folds, medial cheeks, chin, glabella, forehead) and thick crust on the scalp are typical affected areas. Seborrheic dermatitis can also present as erythematous papules without scale….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Treatment

…course in most patients once lesions are present. Aluminum acetate soaks/compresses or sitz baths to dry blisters or remove crusts may be adjunctively beneficial. In recurrent cases, treatment must be begun at the earliest prodrome and be patient…

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