Dermatology Clinical Pearls Archive

Olive oil for a flaky scalp

Olive oil for a flaky scalp

Recommend this simple home treatment for kids with a dry, flaky scalp.

Tick-removal advice

Tick-removal advice


A simple trick to get ticks to let go.

Cold comfort for recurrent nosebleeds

Cold comfort for recurrent nosebleeds

Use a cold saline mist daily and during any acute episode of bleeding.

With multiple dermatofibromas, think lupus

With multiple dermatofibromas, think lupus

Multiple dermatofibromas hold clues for differential diagnoses.

Is it a wart or a callus?

Is it a wart or a callus?

The way pressure is applied to a lesion can help distinguish between these two common dermatologic complaints.

Punch out a pilar cyst

Punch out a pilar cyst

A tip for minimizing scarring after cyst removal.

Look for the 'ugly' skin lesion

Look for the 'ugly' skin lesion

A tip for identifying problem lesions in patients with an abundance of moles and freckles.

Minimize reactions to transdermal patches

Minimize reactions to transdermal patches

Applying triamcinolone prior to a transdermal patch helps prevent contact dermatitis.

A handy guide to measurements

A handy guide to measurements

Approximate proportions of skin rashes and lesions using your hand.

The ABCs of shaving

The ABCs of shaving

Advice for preventing shaving-related chafing, itching, bumps and lesions.

Try GERD medication for pediatric molluscum

Try GERD medication for pediatric molluscum

A medication for gastrointestinal disorders can help resolve pediatric skin lesions caused by a benign viral infection.

Maintain precision when apply medications to the scalp

A simple tip to help you keep scalp medications where they belong, instead of saturating the hair.

Nasal spray to reduce skin irritation

Clinician shares an unexpected dermatologic use for fluticasone.

Easing painful cryotherapy

Reducing pain among patients undergoing cyrotherapy for warts on sensitive areas.

Shaving cream for a sunburn?

Shaving cream for a sunburn?

A number of interventions are available to alleviate the pain and discomfort following sunburn.

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