Category Archives: Dermatology

Medical information, news and latest research about dermatology covering diagnostic, clinical and surgical aspects of diseases of the skin, scalp, hair and nails from around the world and as they affect the population in India.

NSAID use may be associated with decreased risk of skin cancer

A meta-analysis has found that the use of NSAIDs—including ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen—was associated with a decreased risk of skin cancer. “This study is interesting, but a concern of long-term use of NSAIDs includes renal and gastric complications.” -Saumen Chaudhuri, MD, medical officer, State Public Health Services, South Dinajpur Hospital,… 

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Psoriasis guidelines provide updates on pharmacotherapy, guidance on special populations

New consensus guidelines for the management of plaque psoriasis include updates on pharmacotherapy options and the treatment of special populations such as children, pregnant women and their partners, nursing mothers, the elderly, and patients diagnosed with cancer, HIV, or hepatitis B or C. Key Point: Biologics and other immunosuppressive agents… 

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Non-sedating antihistamines recommended to treat urticaria

Most doctors know how complex the management of urticaria— particularly chronic urticaria—can be. New clinical guidelines will help you identify and treat your patients with this condition. Specifically, the Consensus Statement, published recently in the Indian Journal for Dermatology, provides helpful information on pharmacotherapeutic management of urticaria. “This Consensus Statement… 

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