Dermatology Consultations Archive
A 23-year-old white female had one lesion on her lower abdomen that spread to a rash over her entire trunk.
Herpes zoster represents the emergence of latent virus, specifically the varicella virus.
The main difference between adapalene and tretinoin is tolerability.
Is there science behind the saying that itching is a sign of healing in burn patients?
Petroleum jelly goes through vigorous purification processes to be considered noncarcinogenic.
Has squaric acid dibutylester (SADBE) been shown to be successful in managing alopecia areata?
What is the best, safest and most cost-effective treatment for women with excess body hair?
Several dermatologic manifestations of hepatitis C infection have been described.
What are the standard follow-up recommendations for different levels of dysplasias?
How do you know when to lance and pack an abscess?
How useful is blood work in finding the cause of unresponsive pruritus?
What is the best treatment option for an elderly man with a two-year history of onychomycosis?
A patient returns after acyclovir fails to resolve a fever blister on the lip. What's the next step?
Would it be beneficial to give suprapharmacologic doses of vitamin D3 in cases of severe psoriasis?
What is the most sensitive test to use when trying to diagnose toenail fungus?
Is there any danger of systemic effects from chronic use of OTC steroid creams and/or ointments?
What treatment do you recommend for scrotal dermatitis?
Is it common to see renal failure triggered by high doses of topical acyclovir?
Should clinicians routinely check vitamin D levels in Hispanic patients as they do in others?
What kind of steroid cream is safe for dermatitis of the eyelid and periorbital area, and how long can it be used?
A patient taking terbinafine for onychogryphosis developed a fine pruritic rash over sun exposed body areas while on vacation. Could the drug be to blame?
How often should blood tests be repeated to rule out systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a patient positive for discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE)?
Is there a connection between celiac disease (CD) and inflammation?
How can clinicians tell the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis?
Which type of human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with nonmucosal, condyloma acuminatum-appearing warts found under the pannus in intertriginous areas?
What is the appropriate workup in an otherwise healthy woman aged 75 years with new-onset hair loss?
Did a drug reaction cause bilateral lower-extermity edema in a patient with pityriasis rubra pilaris?
A clinician contemplates dapsone for granuloma annulare. Should other treatments be considered?
How does one differentiate between infectious and noninfectious perioral dermatitis in the absence of systemic symptoms?
What treatment and/or confirmatory testing are required before a health-care professional who has been diagnosed with MRSA infection can resume working with patients?
Are topical steroids appropriate for chronic psoriasiform dermatitis?
A six-year-old girl has been suffering from rashes on the face, chest, and trunk that occur for a week or two, then clear only to recur the next month.
What could be causing blisters in a 52-year old patient with no other symptoms and an unremarkable health history?
Can secondary lymphedema in a limb contribute to symptoms of Raynaud's phenomenon and/or erythromelalgia in the digits?
Could this case have been handled in a less invasive manner?
Is it best to remove intact blisters on new second-degree burns or leave them alone?
What causes an inclusion cyst to come to a head and rupture, and what effect does this have?
What is the best way to minimize scarring in the removal of skin tags? I find that cryotherapy results in...
In addition to psoriasis, what other conditions cause nail pitting?
Which antihistamine is most likely to be effective in the treatment of pruritic lesions—loratadine (Claritin), fexofenadine (Allegra), fexofenadine with pseudoephedrine...
For the past six months I have been treating plantar warts on the foot of a 20-year-old woman. After two Histofreeze treatments, the warts appeared...