Can clinicians working for Catholic health care organizations prescribe the birth control pill for acne? A recent article discusses the ethical and legal problems these clinicians face when patients request to be treated with oral contraceptives.
A low glycemic index and glycemic load diet decreases IGF-1 concentrations, a well-established risk factor in the pathogenesis of acne pathogenesis indicating that such diets have the potential to reduce the impact of acne, a study suggests.
Dermatologists should consider using the diuretic drug spironolactone to treat acne in women instead of antibiotics, researchers report.
Study of 144 female students shows that stress may increase acne severity.
Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a condition that is increasing in epidemic proportions, says Jerry Shapiro, M.D., in a presentation given at the 2018 AAD Summer Meeting.
Caring for gay men and other men who have sex with men in a dermatology settings requires medical knowledge and cultural sensitivity, but few dermatologists have had formal training in caring for this group of patients.
Nutritional supplements should only be considered for a small subset of patients with alopecia areata, said Dr. Leslie Castelo-Soccio in a presentation from the AAD Summer Meeting.
It might not be the first place dermatologists look, but diseases of the vulva are skin conditions. An itchy, sore vulva can be caused by a number of different skin conditions, said Dr. Gayle Fischer in a presentation given at the AAD Summer Meeting.
The intensity and duration of the inflammatory reaction in acne causes dermal damage and alteration of the sebaceous gland structure leading to atrophic scar formation, but not all patients are affected equally.
Treatment may offer an alternative to topical retinoid treatments for acne scarring.