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Skin and connective tissue diseases

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  • Men's health: hair and skin problems Subscription

    There are a number of common skin and hair problems for which men seek advice from pharmacists. These include hair loss, shaving problems, acne and fungal infections.

  • Psoriasis: first-line treatments Subscription

    By Christine Clark

  • Questions from practice — Stretch marks Subscription

    Is there anything you can recommend to get rid of these stretch marks? I hate them 

  • How to choose a suitable emollient Subscription

    It is believed that defective epidermal barrier function, resulting from genetic differences, plays a central role in atopic eczema, contact dermatitis, psoriasis and ichthyoses. However, people who do not suffer from these conditions can also experience dry skin as a result of extreme conditions, living and working in a dry environment or using drying bath products. Dry, itchy skin is also often a problem for the elderly because reduced sebum and ceramide production are associated ...

  • Scars: how pharmacists can help Subscription

    By Christine Clark

  • Clinical focus: Atopic eczema Subscription

    Atopic eczema can have a substantial impact on a patient’s daily living. Assessment should focus on both physical and quality-of-life aspects of the disease to ensure optimal management

  • Atopic eczema: Clinical features and diagnosis Subscription

    Atopic eczema can have a substantial impact on a patient’s daily living. Assessment should focus on both physical and quality-of-life aspects of the disease to ensure optimal management

  • Atopic eczema: Management Subscription

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    The education of patients and their carers on avoiding trigger factors, using emollients effectively and adopting a stepped management plan is essential for successful treatment of eczema  

  • 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.

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