Dermatology

Eczema is no respecter of age

WEBINAR 26 May: Dr Paul Jarrett will cover common types of eczema in newborns to the elderly, including presentation, treatment and differential diagnosis.

Topical steroids first for scalp psoriasis

A Cochrane review found that both topical steroids alone and a combination of topical steroid and vitamin D analogue were more effective for scalp psoriasis than vitamin D analogue alone (calcipotriol).

Hyperhidrosis - Managing the excessively sweaty patient

Dr Indran Ramanatham discusses managing the patient with hyperhidrosis, from simple lifestyle measures through to surgical interventions.

Non-melanoma skin cancers

Dr Marcus Platts-Mills, Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery specialist, talks with Dr Diana North, Goodfellow GP Advisor about the management of non-melanoma skin cancer in primary care, including:

Psoriasis

Dr Maneka Deo, Specialist Dermatologist talks with Dr Diana North, Goodfellow GP Advisor about the management of psoriasis in primary care, including what is it and who gets it, causes and types, assessment and when to refer.

She also overviews:

Psoriasis - Paul Jarrett

Dr Paul Jarrett talks about prescribing tips for psoriasis. Paul is a consultant dermatologist at Counties Manukau District Health Board and is clinical lead for dermatology teaching in the department of medicine at The University of Auckland.

Atopic eczema in children

Eczema (atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis) is an itchy inflammatory skin disease most commonly seen in children. It is characterised by itchy, inflamed, dry, scaling and crusted skin.  If the condition becomes chronic lichenification (thickening) and hyperpigmentation of the skin are seen.

Eczematous skin has reduced skin barrier function, cutaneous inflammation with increased susceptibility to irritants, and higher rates of Staphylococcus aureus colonisation. 

Webinar: Prescribing isotretinoin for acne in primary care

Dermatologist Dr Marius Rademaker discussed issues related to prescribing low-dose isotretinoin for acne in primary care. This included knowing when and how to initiate isotretinoin, monitoring and side effects, dosing and treatment duration. 

Webinar: Innovations in managing childhood eczema

This webinar was on innovations in managing childhood eczema, introduced and moderated by Professor Bruce Arroll with valuable input and insights from Jessica Tiplady.

The webinar covered questions and issues on managing childhood eczema, with Jessica's insights on her clinic's nurse-led eczema clinic and its positive benefits.

Childhood Eczema - Paul Jarrett

Dr Paul Jarrett talks about managing childhood eczema. Paul is a consultant dermatologist at counties Manukau DHB and an honorary senior lecturer at The University of Auckland.

        

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