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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…thick crust on the scalp are typical affected areas. Seborrheic dermatitis can also present as erythematous papules without scale. The distribution of affected areas on the face (nasolabial folds, medial cheeks, chin, and glabella and forehead) and…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…e. For ears, consider a low-potency corticosteroid lotion. For eyelashes, use baby shampoo on a cotton ball to gently remove scale. For more severe cases, add a topical steroid. Seborrheic dermatitis of non-scalp regions is extremely…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 Mild seborrheic dermatitis (face only) 65-year-old man long-standing erythema with overlying greasy scale on the nasolabial folds, melolabial folds, glabella, and chin Improves with sun exposure Initial treatment Ketoconazole…

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Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…e of emollients to soften and hydrate the epidermis is a cornerstone of psoriasis therapy. Keratolytics. These agents remove scale, soften plaques, and enhance penetration of other therapies. They are most effective when used after adequate…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Malassezia Infections: Initial Evaluation

…gmented, or pink-tan patches on the trunk/upper extremities and occasionally the face; rubbing can manifest subtle inducible scale. Differential diagnosis Differential diagnosis includes seborrheic dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, pityriasis alba,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…on resulting in loss of the lateral aspect of the eyebrows, also known as Hertoghe’s sign. Hypopigmented patches with subtle scale in atopic dermatitis, also known as pityriasis alba. Fissuring is common in the retroauricular fold. Bacterial…

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Malassezia Infections: Treatment

…patients referred to dermatologists for resistant tinea versicolor have only persistent hypopigmentation. KOH examination of scale taken from these patients does not reveal active infection. This is treated with watchful waiting, support, and…