Atopic dermatitis, vitiligo and alopecia areata are difficult skin diseases to successfully treat. On-the-skin creams, cortisone and non-cortisones alike, work well for limited disease but have little impact on people with a lot of involvement. I also offer light therapy, oral cyclosporine, and Dupixent. The truth is some medicines will help some of the people some of the time. I love cyclosporine because it works within 7d and can make these patients, miserable with their disease, into human beings again.
I have found when talking with HS patients that, after the misery of having HS, the next most difficult thing in their lives is how to keep themselves comfortably bandaged. It is an impossible task. However, just as newer, more successful medical and surgical treatments enter the lives of HS patients, there is a newer and better way to manage bandaging needs.
We all have in us the desire to help our fellow humans. How we do that is up to us. Holding the door open for someone behind us, keeping an eye out for kids and pets as we drive through neighborhoods, helping someone who appears lost or hurt. These efforts cost us nothing, help fill our Mitzvah Banks (the Good Deed Bank) and generally make us feel great.
I think it’s very important that we all get vaccinated for Covid-19. I got vaccinated to help keep me, my family and my patients as safe as I can from this deadly illness. I received my first dose just a few weeks ago and will get my final dose January 7th. I had only a bit of arm soreness that lasted the day.
Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a common and highly contagious viral skin condition, most commonly seen in kids. And no, it is not a spell from Harry Potter! There is a blind spot in the immune system that allows these annoying bumps to appear and spread.
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