A new study has helped to establish that NB-UVB microphototherapy is a safe and effective treatment for a number of skin conditions. That study, which was published in the Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences (April, 18, 2019; 49: 595-603) looked at a population of 173 patients with vitiligo, alopecia areata, lichen simplex chronicus, palmoplantar psoriasis, and psoriais vulgaris.
When treating patients with multiple sclerosis it is essential for practitioners to consider how to provide optimal disease management without limiting future therapeutic options.
For patients seeking skin lifting and a reduction in skin laxity, focused ultrasound treatment can produce good results in the face, as well as improvements in the neck and décolletage areas.
In children with multiple food allergies, the course of diaper dermatitis was more severe, and the condition did not respond to topical treatment, according to a new study published in Pediatric Dermatology (Nov. 2018). In some cases, diaper rash may be the only symptom of a food allergy, researchers reported. Watch this healthminute.tv video for more info.
A Switzerland-based study found that patients of different genders and age groups have varying priorities when it comes to their psoriasis treatments. For younger patients, appearance in social situations was a major motivating factor in seeking treatment for psoriasis. For older patients, improved sleep quality was a more important treatment outcome. These different goals need to be considered when creating treatment plans for patients.