Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis

A condition of persons of any age, but particularly children with a genetic proclivity for allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma. Intense pruritus induces patients to rub the skin intensely and to scratch furiously, the resultant…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Persistent Pigmented Purpuric Dermatitis

A condition of persons of any age, but particularly children with a genetic proclivity for allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma. Intense pruritus induces patients to rub the skin intensely and to scratch furiously, the resultant…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Periorificial Dermatitis

A condition of persons of any age, but particularly children with a genetic proclivity for allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma. Intense pruritus induces patients to rub the skin intensely and to scratch furiously, the resultant…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Allergic Contact Dermatitis

A condition of persons of any age, but particularly children with a genetic proclivity for allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma. Intense pruritus induces patients to rub the skin intensely and to scratch furiously, the resultant…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Nummular Dermatitis

A condition of persons of any age, but particularly children with a genetic proclivity for allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma. Intense pruritus induces patients to rub the skin intensely and to scratch furiously, the resultant…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Treatment

…y be required to detect improvement. The use of tar makes the dermatitis less dependent on steroids and, hence, less likely to relapse. In addition, tar minimizes the possible side effects from topical steroids. In patients with significant hyperkera…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

Photosensitive drug eruptions, polymorphous light eruption, chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD -includes the conditions previously called photosensitive eczema, actinic reticuloid and persistent light reaction). Photosensitivity dermatoses are caused e…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Key Points

…hands to irritants and potentially exacerbating factors. Hand dermatitis can range from an acute, extremely pruritic or painful eruption, characterized by deep-seated vesicles (dyshidrotic eczema, pompholyx), to the chronic hand dermatitis commonly s…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Therapy

…in 2-5 days. Patients who experience a simple, morbilliform drug eruption should avoid repeated exposure to the same drug or drug class, in the future; however, in cases where this cannot be avoided, it is reasonable to attempt a re-challenge of th…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Key Points

Key Points Drugs cause a wide spectrum of cutaneous reactions. Therapy of the most common of these, the “morbilliform” or measles-like pattern, is discussed here. Other specific drug-induced disorders such as urticaria, erythema multifo…