The latest learning and CPD content on dermatological conditions. Under ‘Other resources’ you will find all our other content related to dermatological conditions.
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Case-based learning: impetigoSubscription
Pharmacists need to identify and manage impetigo effectively to help prevent its spread.
Case-based learning: acne vulgarisSubscription
Causes, diagnosis and management options for a range of patients, including those with mild or moderate acne.
Practical guidelines for the treatment and management of Stevens–Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis, rare but life-threatening conditions that are normally caused by drugs or infections.
Psoriasis is a complex, multifactorial, inflammatory disease associated with a significantly impaired quality of life. Around 80% of patients with plaque psoriasis have mild-to-moderate disease that is amenable to treatment in primary care, particularly through pharmacy, with topical therapies.
Rashes in childrenSubscription
Rashes in children are common and may be difficult to differentiate by appearance alone, therefore, it is important to consider the entire clinical presentation in order to make the appropriate diagnosis.
Defined as the non-inducible recurrence of wheals, angioedema or both for six weeks or more, chronic spontaneous urticaria is a difficult to diagnose and debilitating skin condition. Pharmacists should be aware of the clinical features in order to identify and manage this condition effectively.
Warts and verrucas: assessment and treatmentSubscription
Lesions caused by human papilloma virus often do not require treatment, but need to be assessed to rule out more serious conditions.
Burns: assessment and treatmentSubscription
Quick action is required with burns to minimise tissue damage and prevent infection.
Abrocitinib, an oral Janus kinase 1 selective inhibitor, is effective and well-tolerated in patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, a study in JAMA Dermatology has suggested.
Applying daily emollient during the first year of life does not seem to prevent eczema in high-risk children and could increase the risk of skin infections, a study published in The Lancet has suggested.
Researchers investigating treatment failure rates between spironolactone and oral tetracyclines have found no a significant difference, suggesting they may be equally effective.
Current treatments for acne are effective but regimens are complex and side effects are common. Better understanding of the pathology of acne is leading to identification of new, safer, treatment targets, and dermatologists and researchers in the field are excited about the pipeline.
Targeting Ripk1 could be an effective treatment for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, a study finds.
The role of antibiotics in treating small skin abscesses, including those infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is currently unclear, with some clinicians opting to simply drain abscesses without antibiotics.
High-dose vitamin D counteracts sunburn damageSubscription
A double-blinded, placebo-controlled interventional trial reveals high-dose vitamin D3 as a potent modulator of experimental sunburn induced by simulated solar radiation.
Antibiotics are frequently prescribed for the treatment of acute flares of atopic dermatitis to help reduce the colonisation of Staphylococcus aureus on the skin.