Not all patients with life-threatening dermatologic disorders are sick enough or symptomatic enough to go to the emergency department. . . some may come to your office with what may look like a relatively benign lump or bump. Yet within a few hours, such lesions can cause significant morbidity or even death.
In this 10 minute video, Dr. Ted Rosen addresses the following questions. A brief synopsis of Dr. Rosen’s comments follows.
Acne responds to a variety of topical and systemic treatments, including include oral contraceptives, spironolactone, oral zinc, and retinoids. Details here.
Congenital hemangiomas that grow rapidly or that threaten a vital organ may now be treated with oral propranol or topical timolol. Details here.
Diaper Dermatitis is the most common skin problem in infants. The differential includes contact and seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, scabies, and infection. Treatment guidelines are outlined here.
When it comes to tinea capitis, there’s a downside to loving your pet. Dermatologist Ted Rosen takes you through the differential and details effective diagnostic strategies.
Head lice: Dr. Ted Rosen eschews nit picking and updates you on currently effective therapies.
Molluscum contagiosum: they’re embarrassing and contagious-- and treatable. Details for a successful outcome here.
Impetigo has lots of mimics. Ted Rosen, MD, describes the diagnostic contenders and the treatments that can cure the infection in an era of increasing mupirocin resistance.