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Findings from a recent research letter, published in JAAD, showed many prescription-strength topical corticosteroids can be purchased without a prescription in several cities in the US. This underscores the importance of asking patients about the products they use, as well as physically examining them.
While mixing lidocaine and epinephrine with sodium hydrogen carbonate reduces burning pain during infiltration, findings from a recent study showed a 3:1 mixing ratio was associated with significantly less pain.
Findings from a recent study suggest podophyllotoxin use may be safe during pregnancy.
A recent study investigated the effects of zinc supplementation on inflammatory skin diseases, such as acne vulgaris, hidradenitis suppurativa, and atopic dermatitis.
A new expert panel outlined guidelines for the use of opioids to manage pain after dermatologic procedures in opioid-naïve patients.
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