Apremilast (Otezla) For Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenits suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease marked by recurrent painful inflamed nodules, abscesses, and sinus tracts in the axilla, inguinal, and anogenital areas. Conventional treatments for HS include topical antibiotics and oral antibiotics, such as the combination of clindamycin and rifampin. More recently, the TNF-alpha inhibitor adalimumab was approved for the treatment… Read More

Peanut Allergy And Eczema

The prevalence of peanut allergy among children in the United States has risen dramatically in recent years. Recent studies have proposed a link between atopic dermatitis (often just called eczema by non-physicians) and peanut allergy. It is theorized that exposure to peanut allergens through skin increases the risk of developing peanut allergy, while eating peanuts… Read More

Psoriasis is associated with other health problems

Call 973-763-7546 for a psoriasis doctor in New jersey Psoriasis is often thought of as just a skin problem with scaly red lesions. But more recent understanding has demonstrated that psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory disease associated with an increased risk of other health problems. Psoriatic arthritis develops in approximately 30% of psoriasis patients, with… Read More

Hidradenitis Supparativa Information and Treatment

Call 973-763-7546 for a Hidradenitis Suppurativa Consultation What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa? Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects follicles in the body folds, typically under the arms, under the breasts, the groin and genital area, buttocks, and perianal region. The clinical features of HS include recurrent painful inflammatory papules, nodules, abscesses,… Read More

Xepi Cream For Impetigo

Impetigo is a common superficial bacterial infection of the skin, typically treated with topical antibiotics. The bacteria involved in causing impetigo are S. aureus and S. pyogenes. Mupirocin, often under the brand name Bactroban, is commonly used to treat impetigo. Xepi, a  new topical antibiotic for treating impetigo has recently been approved. Xepi is a… Read More

Serlopitant For Prurigo Nodularis Completes Phase 2 Clinical Trial

A new treatment for prurigo nodularis  is coming down the drug development pipeline. Prurigo nodularis is marked by persistent itching, stinging and burning sensation in the skin, resulting in a chronic itch-scratch cycle and resulting nodules where the skin is picked and scratched. In a phase 2 clinical trial, serlopitant, a neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist that… Read More

Sebacia Approved For Acne Treatment

Sebacia Microparticles, a novel treatment for acne was recently approved by the U.S. FDA. Sebacia is a microparticle that is applied to and massaged into the skin, where it selectively concentrates in sebaceous glands. The excess is wiped off. Following this, a 1,064 nm laser, such as an Nd:YAG laser, is applied, which results in… Read More

Cosmetic Procedures After Isotretinoin For Acne

Many patient who have been on isotretinoin for acne want to receive treatments for scarring, or other cosmetic procedures while on, or shortly after completing, a course of isotretinoin. The conventional wisdom has been that most procedures should be delayed six months after completing the isotretinoin. However, two consensus statements published in 2017, one from… Read More

Bryhali Lotion (Halobetasol Propionate), 0.01% For Psoriasis

Bryhali lotion, a form of halobetasol propionate, was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Bryhali is a superpotent topical steroid, also known as a Class I steroid. Other forms of generic halobetasol propionate are available, as well as a branded product called Ultravate. Generally, the use of superpotent topical steroids… Read More

Curcumin For Psoriasis

Curcumin is derived from turmeric spice, and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. It has been shown in some studies to be of benefit in treating psoriasis in both topical and oral formulations. In one study, a 1% curcumin gel was compared with calcipotriol. The efficacy was found to be similar between… Read More