Female AlopeciaFrom February 2019, Into Thin Hair
A listener wrote us and asked for a segment on alopecia in women. This is a highly distressing concern for most patients, with a straightforward, algorithmic approach to workup and treatment. In this segment, Aisha Lofters and Neda Frayha look to the scalp and provide an overview of how to diagnose …18min 34Aisha Lofters, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
NOTALGIA and MERALGIA PARESTHETICAFrom December 2018, Clots and OCP's
Notalgia paresthetica and meralgia paresthetica are common sensory neuropathies that cause paresthesias in specific anatomic locations. If you’re anything like our team, these disease entities may sound vaguely familiar but maybe not totally memorable from your school days. In this segment, Dr …10min 43Molly Heublein, MD
Things I Do But Should I: OCPs and AcneFrom November 2018, Those Clots are So Superficial
When a patient needs an oral contraceptive pill AND happens to have acne, which pill should we prescribe? Are any particular OCPs better than others? In this installment of Things I Do But Should I, Drs. Adrien Selim and Vanessa Gervais walk us through the OCP management of contraception and acne.8min 22Adrien Selim, MD and Vanessa Gervais, MD
Diaper RashFrom August 2018, Good Samaritans
Miz and Matt interview Dr.Brittney DeClerck on the diagnosis and management of diaper dermatitis.21min 8Mizuho Morrison, DO, Matthieu DeClerck, MD, and Brittney DeClerck, MD
Things I Do But Should I: Skin TagsFrom August 2018, Good Samaritans
Skin tags, or acrochordons, are benign but annoying skin lesions.10min 26Vanessa Cardy, MD and Adrien Selim, MD
Are You Sure It’s Cellulitis?From April 2018, Will You Be My Facebook Friend?
Many times patients who present with an inflamed lower extremity are diagnosed with cellulitis. However before we jump to this diagnosis, it’s important to stop and consider other diagnosis. Greg Moran, EM/IM and infectious disease expert shares his insights and reviews recent treatment …21min 57Greg Moran, MD, Matthew DeLaney, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, and Mizuho Morrison, DO
Contact Dermatitis and EczemaFrom February 2018, The Tragically Sore Hip
In this chapter, Malcolm Thaler shares his tips and tricks for the diagnosis and management of contact dermatits and atopic dermatitis. For contact dermatitis, look for causal irritants and allergens. For treatment, Malcolm recommends starting with high potency steroids and tapering to lower …14min 48Malcolm Thaler, MD and Heidi James, MD
Case of the Month - Hidradenitis SuppurativaFrom January 2018, A Feverish Frenzy!
Andrew and Adrien review the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa. Treatments options are determined in part based on the Hurley staging system. Non-pharmacologic treatments include weight loss and wearing loose fitting clothes. Treatment options include topical and …19min 47Adrien Selim, MD and Andrew Buelt, DO
Things I Do But Should I: Molloscum ContagiosumFrom August 2017, Diabetes and Whispered Pectorilo….what???
Molluscum contagiosum is a common dermatologic condition. Treatment options include watchful waiting, occlusive dressings, curretage, cryotherapy and cantharidin. Imiquimod should be reserved for refractory cases. •13min 59Vanessa Cardy, MD and Adrien Selim, MD
Derm PotpourriFrom June 2017, Legions of Lesions
Dermatology is a never ending source of wonderment. In this segment, Heidi and Andrew review the treatment of keratosis pilaris, intra-lesional injections for nail psoriasis, Baboon syndrome, and Bowen Disease. Keratosis Pilaris is best treated with aggressive moisturizing, creams containing …10min 42Andrew Buelt, DO and Heidi James, MD
Lyme DiseaseFrom April 2017, Antibiotics in the Lyme-Light
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in North America. Infections peak in the spring and summer months. Preventing tick-bites and checking oneself for ticks after time spent outdoors in endemic areas is key. Prophylaxis should be given (doxcycyline 200 mg x 1 dose) if patient had a …21min 54Neda Frayha, MD, Mizuho Morrison, DO, and Heidi James, MD
The Necessary Evils of Primary Care: Plantar WartsFrom April 2017, Antibiotics in the Lyme-Light
Plantar warts are a frequently seen in the primary care office. Drs. Buelt and Anderson review the literature around the more common place, and the obscure, treatment options. From doing to nothing, to duct tape, to topical immunomodulators, options are varied and broad. •11min 47Andrew Buelt, DO and Jake Anderson, DO
Not So Bad Rashes in NewbornsFrom February 2017, Sweat Puddled, Brains Muddled
There are several benign rashes seen in the newborn period. The most common ones are erythema toxicum neonatorum, neonatal acne, milia, miliaria, seborrheic dermatitis, pustular melanosis, cutaneous marmorata, and harlequin syndrome.22min 52Solomon Behar, MD and Danelle Fisher, MD
Bad Rashes in NewbornsFrom February 2017, Sweat Puddled, Brains Muddled
Herpes simplex, Blueberry Muffin Baby caused by TORCH infections and varicella, ichthyosis, and epidermolysis bullosa are the “do not miss” rashes in newborns.17min 44Solomon Behar, MD and Danelle Fisher, MD
Medication AllergiesFrom July 2016, Creme de la Thyroid
Medication allergies occur in about 1% of patients. Dr. Ferdman discusses the clinical features of medication allergies. The best strategy to avoid this complication is to avoid giving antibiotics for viral infections. We delve into desensitization to medications, DRESS syndrome, and …23min 40Ronald Ferdman,MD and Solomon Behar, MD
Introduction: Topical Antibiotics, Good for Acne, Bad for Postsurgical WoundsFrom June 2016, C Diff Shows No Mercy!
Discuss utility of topical antibiotic ointment on small wounds; review recent updates to acne guidelines.8min 41Rob Orman, MD and Andrew Buelt, DO
TineaFrom June 2016, C Diff Shows No Mercy!
We review the natural history and therapeutic options for a variety of fungal skin infections. •14min 49Solomon Behar, MD and Danelle Fisher, MD
Common Peds Skin ConditionsFrom May 2016, The Sexology of Radicular Back Pain
Sol Behar and Dr. Fisher discuss the most common skin conditions in children and basic approaches to management.25min 2Danelle Fisher, MD and Solomon Behar, MD
The Case of the Flaky NailsFrom April 2016, Hernias and Ovaries
A toddler who had hand, foot, mouth disease a month ago presents to the ED with shedding of his finger and toenails. What’s going on here? It’s another case of onychomadesis. •17min 41Paul Jhun, MD, Brittney DeClerck, MD, and Ryan Raam, MD
Petechiae in KidsFrom February 2016, The Allergy That Isn't and the B-12 That Is
To know the differential diagnosis of petechiae in infants and children.24min 6Stuart Swadron, MD FAAEM and Solomon Behar, MD
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