Everything that is New and Exciting in Pediatric Dermatology

Lisa Swanson, MD, the only practicing pediatric dermatologist in the state of Idaho, shared pearls of wisdom gained with full audience of dermatology professionals at SDPA’s summer conference in Austin, Texas. Her humor was evident as she initiated the lecture with, “Are you guys ready to be slapped in the face with pediatric dermatology?” “Early baby life matters” in the development of atopic dermatitis (AD). Recent literature has found antibiotic exposure in the first month of life decreases risk of the development of AD.  When pregnant mothers take probiotics before and after the birth of their baby and breastfeed, their babies have a reduced risk of development of atopic dermatitis. Dr. Swanson reports food allergies in AD patients may be a result of AD causing an impaired barrier which allows food proteins to abnormally enter the body and stimulate allergy. Food avoidance is not recommended and kids with severe eczema,…

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Ingenol mebutate (IngMeb) and diclofenac sodium (DS) are both approved…

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Does “Wet Work”…
March 5, 2018

Frequent hand washing with soap and water, use of antibacterial…

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Doxycycline or Prednisolone?…
March 5, 2018

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a relatively rare blistering skin disorder…

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Do Derm Consults…
February 26, 2018

Cellulitis can be a costly infection for hospitals as studies…

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Classic Gout Treatment…
February 26, 2018

The benefits of colchicine have been reported for many years…

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Does…
February 18, 2018

There have been studies that show that pyoderma gangrenosum (PG)…

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The Role of…
February 18, 2018

So-called ‘hedgehog pathway inhibitors’ (HPI) such as vismodegib and sonidegib…

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Do Tanning Salons…
February 12, 2018

Forty-two states plus the District of Columbia have laws limiting…

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Thalidomide for Cutaneous…
February 12, 2018

Thalidomide shows promise for treating cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) when…

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Sports and Sunscreen:…
February 8, 2018

Even though it is well known that using sunscreen reduces…

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Man vs Machine:…
February 8, 2018

Computers are the future, but does that apply to diagnostic…

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Lab Monitoring For…
January 29, 2018

Terbinafine is an effective systemic treatment for onychomycosis, a fungal…

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Chronic Urticaria in…
January 29, 2018

A small percentage of children are affected by chronic urticaria…

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Does Topical Fluorouracil…
January 22, 2018

Many patients are concerned about the cosmetic effects of photoaging,…

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Navigating Informed Consent…
January 22, 2018

Consent for procedures and understanding treatment options takes on some…

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CALM Borders May…
January 16, 2018

Café au lait macules (aka CALMs) tend to have borders…

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Quantifying the Barriers…
January 16, 2018

While demand for visits to the dermatology clinic are on…

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Pediatric Keloids More…
January 8, 2018

Keloids are thought to be rare in children as they…

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Can Resiliency Mediate…
January 8, 2018

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is known to be correlated with a…

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The Pediatric Microbiome…
January 2, 2018

The connection between what bacterium are found in our microbiome…

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The SDPA Responds…
January 25, 2017

The latest edition of Dermatology News contains an opinion piece,…

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SDPA Position Statement:…
December 12, 2016

The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) Board of Directors…

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Celebrating 50 Years…
October 5, 2016

Exciting Times Are Here… Join the SDPA as We Celebrate…

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MUST READ |…
August 15, 2016

In June 2016, the SDPA was represented by President Jennifer…

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DermCare Team: SDPA…
February 26, 2015

Today the SDPA sent the following response to the AAD.…

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SDPA Rebuts Inaccurate…
August 13, 2014

On August 11, 2014, the Journal of the American Medical…

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SDPA Replies to…
August 12, 2014

 Recently the New York Times published an in-depth article about…

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AAPA Vote Changes…
June 24, 2014

by SDPA Immediate Past President, John Notabartolo, MPAS, PA-CBoston was…