Psoriasis Awareness Month: Emerging Topical Treatment for Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

August marks the beginning of Psoriasis Awareness Month, during which healthcare organizations such as LivDerm and the National Psoriasis Foundation bring attention to the common yet underappreciated skin disorder. Often triggered by stress, infections, and medications, the chronic inflammatory condition affects up to 125 million patients worldwide and has been linked to decreased quality of life …

Topical probiotics may restore skin microflora, decrease acne lesions

By Ingrid Torjesen / Dermatology Times Probiotics applied topically could promote a positive bacterial balance in the skin – similar to how oral probiotics increase diversity of flora in the gut – and may improve skin conditions, such as acne, say authors of a recent review published in Experimental Dermatology.1 RELATED: Leaky gut, leaky skin, or both? Few …

The Future of the Atopic Dermatitis Market

Although sometimes conflated as one condition, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (AD) differ from each other in clinical presentation yet share similar guidelines, mental health repercussions, and therapeutic options. As psoriasis-focused treatment modalities have multiplied over the past few years due to a spike in prevalence, similar growth is currently being witnessed in the AD medication …

Regulatory Telemedicine Updates 2020: COVID-19

To minimize virus exposure risk and protect patient safety, providers are urged to conduct visits via telemedicine programs whenever possible throughout the duration of the COVID-19 health crisis. Several regulatory changes introduced in recent weeks aim to ease the process of implementing and utilizing telehealth services, lessening restrictions to allow physicians to continue providing much-needed …