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Dermatitis, Rashes, Warts

Relaxation Therapy…for Dermatitis?
Recent epidemiological studies demonstrate that several psychosocial stressors have detrimental effects on allergies. Stressors that can exacerbate allergic symptoms include caregiver stress, certain personality types, poor family relationships, and negative life events. . . . keep reading
Skin Problems in Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Children with multiple medical problems are prone to skin problems that can be difficult to prevent, diagnose or treat. Those associated with pressure (ulcers) and ostomy sites are reviewed here. . . . keep reading
Managing Poison Ivy
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac plants (genus Toxicodendron) are found throughout the continental United States and southern Canada. Urushiol, the resin in poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac, is found in all parts of the plant, not just the leaves. . . . keep reading
An Acne Medication: The Good, Bad and Ugly (2009)
Isotretinoin (known as Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, and Sotret) is the most effective acne treatment. Twelve million patients have used with it. Yet the medication remains highly controversial. This article reviews the development of this medication, its indications, efficacy, and potential problems. . . . keep reading
Immunotherapy: New Treatments for Warts
Warts are very common, with a peak incidence occurring in children between ages 12 to 16 years. Most warts spontaneously resolve within 2 years. Conventional treatments rely on physical destruction of infected skin. . . . keep reading
Molluscum Contagiosum and Warts
The two most common skin infections seen in children are molluscum contagiosum and warts. Although warts and molluscum are transmitted through contact (and molluscum contagiosum may even be transmitted in swimming pools), no restricted school access is necessary for either skin condition . . . keep reading
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