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By Paul K. Buxton

(BMJ Books) Royal Infirmary, united kingdom. deals a concise assessment of all the necessities of dermatology, written for non-dermatologists and first care physicians. Discusses a number of universal stipulations corresponding to psoriasis, eczema, zits and rosacea, bacterial an infection, viral an infection, tropical dermatology, and extra. plentiful colour pictures. prior version: c1998. Softcover.

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Avoid using steroids on ulcerated areas. Prolonged use of topical steroids may mask an underlying bacterial or fungal infection. Immunosuppressants are a valuable adjunct in severe cases not responding to topical treatment and antibiotics. Ciclosporin is usually given on an intermittent basis, with careful monitoring for side effects. Azathioprine is also used, provided the thiopurine methyl transferase (TPMT) level is normal. Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant that has recently become available in two strengths as an ointment.

There may be an anxiety or depression and prutitus ani itself can lead to irritability and depression. Pruritus vulvae is a persistent irritation of the vulva which can be most distressing and is most common in postmenopausal women. It is important to eliminate any factors that may be preventing resolution. These include: • Secondary infection with pyogenic bacteria or yeasts • Eczema or contact dermatitis • Lichen sclerosus atrophicus. The adjacent vaginal mucosa should be examined to exclude an intraepithelial neoplasm or lichen planus.

Atopic palmoplantar eczema. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1988 5 Treatment of eczema and inflammatory dermatoses Treat the patient, not just the rash. Many patients accept their skin condition with equanimity but others suffer much distress, especially if the face and hands are affected. Acceptance by the doctor of the individual and his or her attitudes to the disease goes a long way to helping the patient live with the condition. The common inflammatory skin diseases can nearly always be improved or cleared, but it is wise not to promise a permanent cure.

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