Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Flushing

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Flushing: Treatment

…underlying cause, if present, and then attempt to control the flushing. If an underlying cause cannot be determined, or if flushing persists after treatment of the primary problem, the therapeutic strategy is to control the flushing response by phar…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Flushing: Key Points

…underlying cause, if present, and then attempt to control the flushing. If an underlying cause cannot be determined, or if flushing persists after treatment of the primary problem, the therapeutic focus is to control the flushing response by pharmac…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria Pigmentosa/ Mastocytosis: Overview

…tosis are either related to released mediators–pruritus, flushing, whealing, episodic hypotension and flushing, GI symptoms (cramps and peptic ulcer disease), and headache. Mast cell lesions themselves may present a cosmetic problem, cutaneous…

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Rosacea: Key Points

…of the nose (rhinophyma), and/or ocular symptoms. Triggers for flushing include alcohol, sun exposure, hot weather, exercise, ingestion of hot or spicy foods/ drink or a medication, and emotional stress.  Eliminating the triggers of flushing can alle…

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Rosacea: Subtypes of Rosacea and Their Treatment

Subtypes of Rosacea and Their Treatment Erythemato-telangiectatic (E-T) subtype: Characterized by diffuse erythema and telangiectasias on the cheeks, forehead, dorsal nose, or entire face. Patients often complain of intolerance or sensitivity to to…

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Rosacea: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1. Erythemato-telangiectatic rosacea 55-year-old woman Chronic flushing, erythema and telangiectasias on cheeks, nose Not responding to topical antibiotics Treatment Discontinue topical antibiotics Topical brimonidine 0.33%…

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Periorificial Dermatitis: Key Points

Key Points Periorificial dermatitis is a common acneiform eruption of the face that is marked by erythematous papules, sometimes with scale. Comedones are typically not present and enable its distinction from classic acne. It typically affects the…

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Flushing: Clinical Case

Clinical Case Case 1 32-year-old female presents with intermittent flushing (face, neck) with unclear trigger. No associated triggers such as foods or other ingestions, also no signs of lip, tongue, throat swelling or bowel anaphylaxis No significa…

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Rosacea: Management of the Patient with Rosacea

Management of the patient with rosacea Establish the clinical diagnosis of rosacea (subtype, severity, ocular involvement). Prescribe treatment (topical, systemic, physical). Refer patient to an ophthalmologist when needed. Advise patient to avoid…