Category Archives: Dermatology

Dermatology revision

For the record, just went through this slideshow on emedicine. No particular notes, but very good practice to actually look at examples of the rashes now and again. Advertisements

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Urticaria

I’ve been going through old journals, and found this useful article on urticaria in Prescriber 19.2.15, by Ruth Sabroe. As well as typical acute urticaria in response to viruses, medication, and who-knows-what, there are a number of what are called … Continue reading

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Chondrodermatis nodularis helicis

I just checked some photos and confirmed my suspicions that this is what one of my patients has, so am making some notes on the advice: Main thing is to avoid pressure on the ear during sleep. Cutting a hole … Continue reading

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Useful points about Efudix

We’ve just been sent some information about Efudix use in general practice, and I wanted to write down the main points: If an area has multiple solar keratoses, the whole area (not just the individual keratoses) should be treated, as … Continue reading

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Warts

Are still difficult to treat, but there are some interesting (albeit unlicenced) options of which I hadn’t previously heard: Vitamin D analogues Topical retinoids 5-fluorouracil On the minus side, however, further studies into duct tape treatment have found it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Brimonidine gel

I don’t usually pay too much attention to the articles in Prescriber touting new drugs, but this one actually fills a gap in the market and is thus worth remembering – brimonidine gel (Mirvaso), which has been found to treat … Continue reading

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Cellulitis

Flucloxacillin should be used rather than Pen V or ampicillin. An alternative to flucloxacillin or macrolides is clindamycin 300 mg qds (though note the risk of colitis). Differential diagnoses include varicose eczema, erythema nodosum, DVT, acute oedema, and something called … Continue reading

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