A medication used to treat seizures, ezogabine (Potiga, Valeant), can cause blue skin discoloration, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns, and it is unknown whether the pigmentation changes are reversible.
Acute skin infections responded as well to a six-day course of a new antibiotic as infections treated with a longer treatment with an existing drug, researchers report.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the topical acne drug Epiduo (adapalene 01. percent/benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent, Galderma) in children ages 9 and older, according to a news release.
The therapeutic armamentarium for alopecia has improved, but clinicians must first establish the type of hair loss a patient has and its etiology in order to select appropriate management solutions, says Dirk M. Elston, M.D.
The abnormal appearance of the nails is often a clue to systemic illness; unfortunately, most physicians — dermatologists and primary care providers alike — omit nail assessments.
Some diseases, conditions and treatments are different in patients with skin of color as compared to Caucasian patients, and understanding these differences is essential in choosing appropriate therapy, according to Heather Woolery-Lloyd, M.D.