In our first Irregular Borders column, Peter A. Lio, M.D., explores the evidence for leaky gut and its relevance in dermatology while highlighting parallels with impaired skin barrier function in conditions such as atopic dermatitis.
Peter Lio, M.D.
Healthcare disparities exist in all fields of medicine, including dermatology. We seek to address these disparities in this article by outlining the differences in epidemiology, presentation, access and outcomes of five conditions in patients with skin of color.
In this article, Dr. Peter A. Lio discusses how recent advances in atopic dermatitis have led to a new standard of care, which aims to keep patients clear safely and maximize improvements in quality of life.
Some unconventional therapies for rosacea get to the root of the problem, with apparent positive impacts on inflammation, skin barrier dysfunction and vascular function.
There seems to be renewed interest in coconut and other natural oils, with topics as far-flung as using coconut oil as a sunscreen (spoiler: it didn’t work very well!) Here, we’ll tell you where it does show promise.
Safe, inexpensive, and widely available, sunflower oil seems a reasonable consideration for any patient with impaired skin barrier, so long as there is not a known sunflower seed allergy.
There is increasing interest in so-called alternative medicine. Both patients and practitioners are clearly interested in this domain and this is in striking contrast to the bright, shining edifice of evidence-based medicine.