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Skin and connective tissue diseases

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  • Why you need to know your leg ulcers Subscription

    With an growing aging population and a rocketing number of patients with diabetes, pharmacists are likely to see more and more people with leg ulcers.

  • When to pour oil on troubled dry skin Subscription

    What we know about the barrier function of the skin has increased in the past 20 years. This has led to better understanding of dry skin conditions and the development of more sophisticated moisturising products.

  • Warts and verrucas are common viral skin infections, affecting around 7–12% of the population at any one time, and are more common in children. They are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). In the image, micrograph of a common wart

    Warts and verrucas: assessment and treatment Subscription

    9 JUN 2015 By Sam Akram, Hadar Zaman

    Lesions caused by human papilloma virus often do not require treatment, but need to be assessed to rule out more serious conditions.

  • Vitiligo (2) Sun protection and skin camouflage Subscription

    Most people with vitiligo are self-conscious about their appearance, particularly if the white patches appear on their face, neck or hands, and this may make them hesitant to seek help. There are two specific areas in which the pharmacist can provide information: the correct use of sunscreens and the use of skin camouflage products.

  • Vitiligo (1) Causes and treatment Subscription

    By Nerys Roberts and Marion Lesage

  • UKMi

    Treatment of psoriasis with fumaric acid esters Subscription

    UK Medicines Information summarises the evidence for this frequently asked question: What is the evidence for efficacy and safety of fumaric acid esters for treating psoriasis?

  • Treatment of fungal nail infections Subscription

    Alan Nathan, BPharm, FRPharmS, is a freelance pharmacy writer and consultantSUMMARY

  • Travel medicine (9) Skin conditions associated with the sun and heat Subscription

    Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is not a problem solely confined to travel abroad and much of the advice given below applies equally in the United Kingdom on sunny summer days.

  • Therapeutic management of psoriasis Subscription

    Psoriasis is a psychologically and physically disabling, chronic, relapsing and inflammatory skin disease that affects 1–3 per cent of the world population.1

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: management Subscription

    Management of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus depends on disease severity — NSAIDs or hydroxychloroquine for mild symptoms and potent immunosuppressants for those with severe disease

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