A Secure Way To Prevent Skin Problems

hmpadmin | 2,309 reads | 0 comments | 11/03/2003

A new philosophy toward skin care now combines the best ingredients of several systems to emphasize prevention. The new Secura™ Skin Care System combines elements of Smith and Nephew’s Triple Care™ and Nursing Care™. As the company notes, the new line combines the already known skin-friendly formulas to emphasize preventive skin care rather than mere basic care. Secura is available in a color-coded system consisting of four steps: cleansing, protecting, moisturizing and treating. It’s part of Smith and Nephew’s new Skin Equity™ philosophy.

A Guide To Biopsy Techniques For Skin Neoplasms

Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, FAPWCA | 33,207 reads | 0 comments | 04/23/2009

General guidelines for obtaining biopsies of skin lesions are few and far between. These techniques are also often underutilized in podiatric practice. Accordingly, this author offers a helpful primer on when and how to perform punch, incisional and excisional biopsies.

   Why does a physician perform a skin biopsy? Often skin neoplasms and inflammatory conditions look alike and are clinically confusing. In these cases, a biopsy can facilitate a histopathologic diagnosis, which helps to support the treatment plan.1

What You Should Know About Skin Changes In Obese Patients

Tracey Vlahovic DPM | 7,153 reads | 0 comments | 11/04/2011

A recent article in the British Journal of Dermatology outlined many of the skin conditions that occur in obese patients. As podiatric physicians, we are well aware of the effects of obesity on the lower extremity in relation to biomechanics but allow me to focus on some of the skin conditions in these patients.

Is A Unique Topical Ideal For Diabetic Skin Care?

By Aaron Becker, Special Projects Editor | 8,800 reads | 1 comments | 05/03/2007

For many patients with diabetes, skin care of the foot can be a primary concern. Neglecting skin conditions as simple as dry or cracked skin can lead to minor wounds or even ulceration.    For practitioners, the simplest of preventative measures may be the key to combating diabetic skin conditions.    In his experience, Thomas Barlis, DPM has found topical creams to be the best skin care treatment and preventative option for people with diabetes. Among the most unique of these preventative measures is DiabetiDerm Foot Rejuvenating Cream, according to Dr. Barlis.

Expert Insights On Diagnosing Pigmented Skin Lesions

By Bradley W. Bakotic, DPM, DO | 14,227 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/2005

   During the course of a tightly scheduled office day, a 30-year-old female presents with a painful paronychia involving the lateral border of her right hallux. The painful nail border is acutely inflamed. The doctor temporarily defers a definitive chemical matrixectomy and opts to perform a “slant-back” procedure to remove the offending nail border.    The doctor adducts the patient’s foot ever so slightly to access the problematic portion of the affected nail unit more easily. While doing so, the clinician notices a tan/brown, slightly elevated papule inferior to the lateral malleolus.

Is AmeriGel Care Lotion The Answer For Hydrating Dry Skin?

By Robi Garthwait, Contributing Editor | 9,763 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/2004

While some patients may only see dehydrated feet as a minor nuisance, it can lead to further problems such as fungal infections and ulcerations. However, one emerging product can not only combat anhidrosis but may be helpful in treating a variety of skin problems, including psoriasis and icthyosis. Podiatrists are turning to AmeriGel Care Lotion to solve an array of skin problems, citing its particular effectiveness with patients who have diabetes.

CE: A Guide To Current Concepts In Skin Grafting

By Tod Storm, DPM | 16,393 reads | 0 comments | 10/27/2007
Continuing Education Course #157: October 2007

Keys To Differentiating Eczematous Eruptions In The Pedal Skin

M. Joel Morse, DPM, and Rhonda Cornell, DPM | 39,779 reads | 0 comments | 03/27/2009

Eczema can arise in various permutations ranging from nummular eczema and atopic dermatitis to xerotic eczema and hyperkeratotic plantar eczema. Accordingly, these authors review key clinical signs, possible etiologies and exacerbating factors, and appropriate treatment considerations.

A Closer Look At The New IDSA Guidelines For MRSA In Skin And Soft Tissue Infections

Warren S. Joseph DPM FIDSA | 8,044 reads | 0 comments | 01/19/2011

After an extended, deliberative writing and review process, the brand new Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have finally been published (full text at ).

When A Newborn Presents With A Skin Condition On Both Feet

By Gary “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS | 32,770 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/2006

     A 30-year-old Caucasian female brings her 3-week-old son into the clinic with a skin condition on both feet. The mother reports that the pregnancy was uncomplicated. She says the baby was born full-term with a normal birth weight of 7.2 pounds and no problems noted.      The mother also says she was healthy before and during the pregnancy, and that she is not taking any prescription medications or other drugs. She has been taking regular perinatal vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and E, as directed by her personal obstetrician.