Inflammatory disorders

Researchers develop new treatment method for psoriasis

Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that causes itchy, red, scaly patches, afflicts more than 8 million Americans and 125 million people worldwide. Small molecule-based drugs like steroids can penetrate the skin to treat ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New drug now available for actinic keratosis

A new topical gel now available by prescription significantly decreases the amount of time needed to treat actinic keratosis, a skin condition that is a common precursor to skin cancer, according to a multi-center trial led ...

Diabetes

First customizable insulin pump approved

(HealthDay)—The Tandem Diabetes Care t-Slim X2 insulin pump, which allows a patient to customize treatment, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Pediatrics

Pediatricians endorse new acne treatment guidelines

(HealthDay)—Pimples have long been the bane of teenage existence, but pediatricians say there is now enough evidence on effective treatments to put out the first guidelines on battling acne in children.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could you have rosacea?

(HealthDay)—Acne isn't reserved for teens, and breakouts can persist into adulthood. But there's another common skin condition—rosacea—that causes a different type of blemish, strikes in the adult years, and won't respond ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

IBD patients face increased skin cancer risk

Certain patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may have an increased risk of skin cancer, which is intensified by the use of immunosuppressant medications , according to two new studies in Gastroenterology, the official ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Skip the 'maskne,' not the mask

(HealthDay)—For most people, wearing a face mask is a harmless inconvenience, but wearing the coverings may cause skin problems for some, one dermatologist explains.

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