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Viagra and the risk of melanoma

From the Dermatologist’s forum : “Just wondering what you tell patients about the melanoma risk with Viagra use? I’ve had 2 patients in the last week asking about it. The study was quite a decent prospective one but still the … Continue reading

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Propecia (hair loss drug) and sexual dysfunction ?

From the Dermatologists’ chat room : “Blogs and forums on the net about persistent sexual side effects post-finasteride have been around for a little while. People who write in these forums often have very convincing personal bad experiences with the drug, … Continue reading

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The role of “golden stap” in eczema…

Golden Stap (Staphylococcus aureus) secretes a factor that causes mast cell (the so-called allergy cell) degranulation and activation of (Th2-type) allergic inflammation in the skin of atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is caused by abnormal immunoglobulin-E–mediated Th2 immune responses (a type of … Continue reading

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Spontaneous resolution of warts in children…

The natural course of childhood warts includes resolution in half of patients. The prevalence of warts among children ranges from 22% to 33%. Treatment failure is common, but benign neglect is frequently appropriate as spontaneous resolution often occurs. Studies of … Continue reading

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How safe are topical steroids during pregnancy ?

An estimated 6% of pregnant women receive prescription topical corticosteroids (TCS), which are pregnancy risk category C. Animal studies show teratogenic effects, but data are limited and conflicting regarding use in pregnant women. Investigators performed a retrospective cohort study using … Continue reading

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Acne (i.e. acne itself, not any medication) linked to suicidal ideation and depression in adolescents…

Adolescents with substantial acne have more frequent suicidal ideation and depression than those without the skin condition, say researchers who believe this is likely to be a result of the burden of acne rather than an adverse therapy-associated effect. Writing … Continue reading

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Having a dog reduces risk for childhood eczema (atopic dermatitis)…

A meta-analysis indicates that early exposure to dogs, but not cats, decreases risk for childhood atopic dermatitis by 25%. The hygiene hypothesis was proposed in 1989 as a possible explanation for the rapidly increasing prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) and … Continue reading

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Free Botox treatment for 10 patients with excessive underarm sweating…

There is no catch. Botox injection is THE most effective way to treat excessive sweating in the armpits. It is indeed one of those rare medical treatment which is BOTH safe and extremely effective. To qualify, you need to have … Continue reading

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