Rethinking Rescue Approach for Atopic Dermatitis

Although it is often treated acutely, atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic disorder that requires careful patient management strategies  to control flare-ups, decrease recurrences, and reduce pruritus. In certain cases, AD cannot be adequately controlled with proper skin care, topical therapy, the avoidance of triggers, or other conventional measures and instead warrants the use of …

Atopic Dermatitis: Therapeutic Treatment Options

Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a skin condition that affects approximately 30 percent of people in the United States: most of whom are children and adolescents. A person with eczema will typically experience patches of dry, itchy skin that may crack, bleed, or become infected. Multiple factors can trigger or worsen atopic dermatitis, including low humidity, …

The Impact of Skin Conditions on Mental Health

An article in Metro begins with the sentence, “When we’re living in a society obsessed with Instagram, it’s no surprise most of us crave flawless skin.” Yet for those diagnosed with chronic skin conditions, the ideal is not only unattainable—it can also be detrimental to emotional wellbeing and mental health. In an effort to establish a …