Posts Tagged ‘treatment’

STI – Confirmation of Diagnosis and Treatment

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

How is a Sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosed ? Blood and urine samples enable to detect common STIs (Chlamydial infections, HIV, Gonorrhoea (Gonorrhea), Syphilis). However, local sampling on the skin and mucous membranes and of discharge fluides according to the guidance of the doctor (physician) will confirm the diagnosis. Can all STIs be cured ? […]

Vitiligo (For Professionals)

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Vitiligo (For Professionals) Vitiligo affects around 1% of the population and is more visible in darker races. It is important to follow these steps: 1. See a dermatologist: -to confirm the diagnosis. -to classify the vitiligo: extent and distribution. -to ascertain its behaviour (stable for 6 months or evolutive?) -to follow an algorythm of treatment […]

Treatment (For Professionals)

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Treatment (For Professionals) How is seborrheic keratosis amenable to treatment? Here follows a description some of the available and tried treatments and then a criticism of the methodology of all applied treatments follows: 1. Actual Guidelines According to Dubertret et al.( Thérapeutique dermatologique). the following treaments are recommended: – Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen {Kee, 1967} […]

Hori’s Nevus (Bilateral Acquired Nevus of Ota)

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Introduction It is a skin disorder which concerns mainly Asians Clinically, Hori’s Nevus can coexist with melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask) and or solar lentigos. It can be difficult to distinguish them*. *But it is important to distinguish them as Hori’s nevus responds well to the Nd-YAG 1064nm laser. However, solar lentigos (lentigenes) respond well to […]

Keloids (For Professionals)

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Keloids represent an abnormal reaction to trauma with an excessive tissue response and a excessive production of collagen (increased mRNA of collagen). Effective treatment modalities are limited and include on first line cryotherapy, intralesional injections of steroids, compression therapy, and radiotherapy (in trained hands). The best treatment second line treatment remains to our mind excision […]

Plaque Psoriasis (for professionals)

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Psoriasis is a frequent inflammatory dermatosis which affects 1 to 2% of the global population. It is more frequent in Scandinavia and Europe. It is less frequent in Blacks and Chinese and is a rarity in Ethnic American-Indian population. Its cause is genetic (PSOR1 gene on chromosome 6) and environmental (guttate psoriasis for example has […]

Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) – Treatment (For professionals)

Friday, June 11th, 2010

I. Anti-leprosy treatments Modern treatment for leprosy was introduced in 1941 when dapsone and its derivatives were used. Prior to that, the segregation of patients in a leprosarium by law was intended to prevent the spread of leprosy to the community. With effective chemotherapy, leprosy is curable today and treatment is undertaken by the general […]

Tokelau (Tinea Imbricata): Treatment (For professionals)

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Treatment Combination of an oral antifungal (griseofulvin, terbinafine. Itrconazole and fluconazole are ineffective) with a topical keratolytic. Recurrence rates are very high. Bibiography

Topical acne/pimple preparations

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

If your doctor has prescribed a topical acne preparation for you. It is probably one of the following (list not complete): Antibiotics Lotion Erythromycin Clindamycin or Peeling Agents Benzoyl Peroxide gel Resorcinol/Sulphur cream What are topical acne/pimple preparations used for? These are applied to the skin to treat acne(pimple). They work by exerting antibacterial action […]


Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland What is vitiligo ? Vitiligo is a skin disorder which presents as white spots and patches on the skin. This is due to a progressive loss of the pigment, melanin, which gives us our skin colour. The loss of pigment occurs when pigment cells (melanocytes) are destroyed and […]

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