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When Rashes Do Not Seem To Respond To Treatment

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All of us have experienced a patient whose red, scaly rash has not responded to our prescription topical therapy. Not only is this challenging to us as practitioners but also to the patient. Failure to respond to conventional therapy warrants a skin biopsy.



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Can You Identify This Nail Disorder?

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What is your diagnosis of the condition shown in the photo on the left?

The idiopathic T-cell-mediated inflammatory condition generally affects several nails. The nails become thin, rough, ridged longitudinally, fissured and can develop a dorsal wing formation of the proximal nail fold (or pterygium formation) over the nail plate. Permanent scarring will ensue unless the matrix damage is addressed.



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What Kind Of Dermatitis Is This?

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Can you identify the kind of dermatitis shown in the photo on the left?

The lesions, which can appear on the legs and arms, are often xerotic but may contain fluid-filled vesicles. Most cases of this pruritic dermatitis are idiopathic. Some cases have been associated with antiviral medications used to treat hepatitis. This condition is more prevalent in males and is often exacerbated in the winter months.



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Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: What Is Your Diagnosis Of This Lesion?

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Can you identify the lesion in the photo on the left?



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Treating A Possible Case Of Terry’s Nails

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A 50-year-old female patient presented to me with discoloration of her toenails. Her family asked her to have her nails checked out as she could be “contagious” and have nail fungus. She had no other pertinent medical history or medications of relevance. She had no pain associated with her nails and related no history of trauma.



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Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: What Is Your Diagnosis Of This Condition?

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Can you identify the condition in the photo on the left?

The chronic pruritic skin disorder is often associated with a personal or family history of asthma, hay fever, allergic rhinitis and eczema. Most cases first become apparent in early childhood.



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What Natural Therapies Have Promise For Inflammatory Skin Conditions?

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Since 2006, I have used a natural based product in my practice for the treatment of plantar warts: marigold. After meeting and subsequently training with Dr. Tariq Khan at his Marigold Clinic at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, I have used this treatment extensively in my practice. It has certainly changed my career.1



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Can Oasis (Porcine Small Intestine Submucosa) Have An Impact For Pyoderma Gangrenosum?

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Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare, non-infectious neutrophilic dermatosis that results in painful, recurrent necrotizing ulcerations. The condition causes painful ulcerations, with a characteristic appearance of a violaceous undermined border, mainly on the lower extremity. The etiology is poorly understood and there is no defined treatment protocol.



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Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: Can You Identify This Lesion?

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Can you identify the lesion in the photo on the left?



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Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: What Is Your Diagnosis Of This Disorder?

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Can you identify the condition in the photo on the left?

An eruption of lichenified or excoriated nodules, these lesions are thought to arise from incessant scratching or repeated rubbing. Various conditions ranging from atopic dermatitis and obstructive biliary disease to diabetes and chronic renal failure may predispose individuals to this condition.