Difficult-to-treat chronic hand eczema

Hand eczema (HE), also known as hand dermatitis, is a common skin condition characterised by inflammation, redness, itching, and sometimes blistering and/ or fissures of the skin on the hands. Hand eczema can be termed chronic when it persists for three months or more or recurs two or more times within 12 months. Azelaic Acid: benefits in acne, rosacea and hyperpigmentation management Azelaic acid (AA) is a versatile saturated dicarboxylic acid found naturally in milk and grains such as wheat, barley and rye.

Debunking corticosteroid phobia: Separating fact from fiction

For decades, topical corticosteroid use has been safe and effective in treating various dermatological conditions. In atopic dermatitis (AD), which is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disorder that affects various age groups; topical corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment. Misinformation and lack of knowledge have resulted in patients or caregivers of patients being non-compliant with usage of topical corticosteroids (TCS). This can result in treatment failure with detrimental consequences.

Nail psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the skin, nail and joints. The prevalence of nail psoriasis ranges from 10 to 82% and has a significant effect on quality of life with strong social and psychological impact.


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