Prickly Heat

Prickly Heat (aka heat rash aka miliaria) No major consequences or long-term effects Best treatment:  cool & dry the skin Presents as fine red to reddish pin-point sized rash Symptoms: may be asymptomatic or itching, burning, stinging               (easily treated) Anti-itching products: antihistamines, hydrocortisone, calamine, astringents, baths/soaks (oatmeal, body washes) Astringents = witch hazel & aluminum … Continue reading

Diaper Dermatitis

Diaper dermatitis (diaper rash) = due to presence of a diaper or other occlusive covering of the inguinal & genital areas Best treatment: keep baby clean & dry May occur in any age group using diapers Unlikely to be life threatening or cause permanent injury Rapid onset (within a few hours);  resolution takes a couple … Continue reading

Acne

Acne = an inflammation and eruption of the pilosebaceous organs in the skin Ex. Hair follicles & the organs associated with it that lubricate the hair follicle Most common in teenagers Distribution = mostly on the face > upper chest/back > anywhere with hair Acne lesions are exposed or easily accessible Theoretically you should only … Continue reading

Hair Loss

Male pattern baldness in males and females can be treated OTC Rogaine = minoxidil Restores the appearance of hair via camouflaging thinning hair & regrowing hair Therapy must be continuous (BID) & indefinite (forever) to maintain re-growth   (can work in as little as 4 months) Women’s rogaine contains 2% minoxidil Men’s rogaine contains 5% minoxidil … Continue reading