Skin and connective tissue diseases
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: assessment and treatment Subscription
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
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
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