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2018 Oct - NICE Acne Vulgaris: Management

2018 Oct - NICE Acne Vulgaris: Management

2021 Feb - Acne vulgaris: management

2021 Feb - Acne vulgaris: management

Acne - printable version

Acne - printable version

Dermatology Interactive Facilitated Cases_Case 7_Acne

Dermatology Interactive Facilitated Cases_Case 7_Acne

Isotretinoin (acne) guidelines 2010

Isotretinoin (acne) guidelines 2010

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09/05/2018 - Acne and Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Evidence Based Update

Acne and Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Evidence Based Update Acne and Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Evidence Based Update Venue - Jubilee conference Centre, Nottingham NG7 2TU Date - Wednesday 9 May 2018 Delegate fee - £130 Reduced fee for trainees and nurses of £90 (limited spaces) Conference website with online booking link - http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-mhs/medicine/evidence-based-update-meeting/ Each spring the Centre for Evidence Based Dermatology (CEBD) holds an...

12/05/2016 - Cosmetic Dermatology: An Evidence Based Update

Cosmetic Dermatology: An Evidence Based Update Cosmetic Dermatology: An Evidence Based Update Thursday 12 May 2016 Nottingham Our popular evidence based update meeting will be on cosmetic dermatology in partnership with the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group .This event will bring together clinical and methodological experts to present the latest evidence oncosmetic dermatology(treatments for acne scarring, hirsutism, melasma and upper facial lines) specifically: Results of a systematic...

16/01/2018 - St John’s Dermatology Course for GPs

St John’s Dermatology Course for GPs St John's Dermatology Course for GPs Date: 16th - 18th January 2018 Venue: Robens Suite, Guy's Hospital, London Organiser: Guy's St Thomas's Education Events Website: www.guysandstthomasevents.co.uk/the-conquest-of-skin-disease-dermatology-course-for-gps/ A new theme every day Tuesday 16th January 2018 Common chronic inflammatory skin problems Practical workshop: Topical steroids emollients, scalp treatments, wet wraps Wednesday 17th...

28/10/2014 - Medical Dermatology for Non-Dermatologists 2014

Medical Dermatology for Non-Dermatologists 2014 Medical Dermatology for Non-Dermatologists 2014 (Online Course) Dates: 28th October - 2nd December 2014 Organisers: South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital Dermcloud TheSouth Infirmary Victoria University Hospital Dermcloud are pleased to launch an interactive web-based 6 week course on medical dermatology 2014 Lecture Schedule Lectures case discussions Tuesday 28th October 2014 Psoriasis Tuesday 4th November 2014 Eczema...

Acne and Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Evidence Based Update

Acne and Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Evidence Based Update Acne and Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Evidence Based Update Venue - Jubilee conference Centre, Nottingham NG7 2TU Date - Wednesday 9 May 2018 Delegate fee - £130 Reduced fee for trainees and nurses of £90 (limited spaces) Conference website with online booking link - http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-mhs/medicine/evidence-based-update-meeting/ Each spring the Centre for Evidence Based Dermatology (CEBD) holds an...

Cosmetic Dermatology: An Evidence Based Update

Cosmetic Dermatology: An Evidence Based Update Cosmetic Dermatology: An Evidence Based Update Thursday 12 May 2016 Nottingham Our popular evidence based update meeting will be on cosmetic dermatology in partnership with the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group .This event will bring together clinical and methodological experts to present the latest evidence oncosmetic dermatology(treatments for acne scarring, hirsutism, melasma and upper facial lines) specifically: Results of a systematic...

Medical Dermatology for Non-Dermatologists 2014

Medical Dermatology for Non-Dermatologists 2014 Medical Dermatology for Non-Dermatologists 2014 (Online Course) Dates: 28th October - 2nd December 2014 Organisers: South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital Dermcloud TheSouth Infirmary Victoria University Hospital Dermcloud are pleased to launch an interactive web-based 6 week course on medical dermatology 2014 Lecture Schedule Lectures case discussions Tuesday 28th October 2014 Psoriasis Tuesday 4th November 2014 Eczema...

St John’s Dermatology Course for GPs

St John’s Dermatology Course for GPs St John's Dermatology Course for GPs Date: 16th - 18th January 2018 Venue: Robens Suite, Guy's Hospital, London Organiser: Guy's St Thomas's Education Events Website: www.guysandstthomasevents.co.uk/the-conquest-of-skin-disease-dermatology-course-for-gps/ A new theme every day Tuesday 16th January 2018 Common chronic inflammatory skin problems Practical workshop: Topical steroids emollients, scalp treatments, wet wraps Wednesday 17th...

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83rd Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists

83rd Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists The 83rd Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists took place at the Brighton Hilton Metrople 1st - 4th July 2003. Report by Dr Ian Coulson (Burnley) I am certain that some electronic early warning system circulates the local medical establishment on the Monday morning prior to Tuesday's scheduled departure for the BAD! Urgent clinic appointments and ward consult requests, demands to tweak medical reports...

96th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists

96th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists The 95th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists took place at the ICC Birmingham 5th - 7th July 2016. Report by Bryan McDonald (London) This year's BAD annual meeting was held in the ICC Birmingham. On arriving at Birmingham New Street Station, I walked the short distance to the ICC, as it was a lovely sunny day, to meet up with the other registrars for the pre-conference trainee day. After a short...

A Glimmering of Light

A Glimmering of Light Around 1860 the appearance of new textbooks and atlases began to stimulate interest in the curious. Muted voices might then occasionally have been heard pleading for the establishment of special skin facilities but the reaction to this was largely hostile, and success was minimal. The established hospitals continued to appoint inappropriate persons, usually surgeons, to take charge of their skin patients, though it should be remembered that Erasmus Wilson, Malcolm...

Advice to BAD members on online abuse

Advice to BAD members on online abuse It has come to the attention of the BAD that there has been an ongoing, targeted harassment campaign against a number of dermatologists in relation to statements they have made and work they have done on the topic of isotretinoin. This harassment has predominantly taken place on social media, particularly Instagram, but also includes phone calls and complaints to regulatory bodies. In light of this activity the BAD would like to provide the following...

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) can be defined as 'the science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by 'people'1 or simply as the ability of computers to simulate intelligent human behaviour. Machine learning is a branch of AI that uses algorithms and statistical models that can learn from data. Deep learning is a specific form of machine learning. AI can refer to either machine learning or deep learning2. The current evidence base for AI...

COVID-19: Clinical guidelines for the management of dermatology patients remotely

COVID-19: Clinical guidelines for the management of dermatology patients remotely Teledermatology In the interim to departments being able to return to full capacity, they should maintain non-face to face activities where appropriate in the care of their patients. Please see more information on Teledermatology and the management of dermatology patients remotely here: https://www.bad.org.uk/healthcare-professionals/teledermatology Digital Resources NHS Digital has published support for...

Dermatology Teachers and Trainers

Dermatology Teachers and Trainers This section is dedicated to those who are involved in teaching and/or assessing undergraduates. DERMATOLOGY: A Handbook for Medical Students and Junior Doctors (3rd Edition) The Undergraduate Workstream are pleased to announce the 3rdedition (2020) of the handbook available inelectronic copy, and printed copy upon request. Foreword to

Dr Hugh Wallace

Dr Hugh Wallace Interviewed by Dr Victor Witten May 23 1967 in Dr Witten's home. Dr Witten: Let us begin by saying first Dr. Wallace, Dr. Hugh Wallace from London. I'm doing that in order to have it on the record and then I'll revert to Hugh if I may. Please. Hugh it's very nice to have you here with me at home, here in Miami. That you can be with us. I want to tell you now how much we enjoyed your talk yesterday at the Medical School and what a pleasure its been having you here and I think...

Education Resources

Education Resources DERMATOLOGY: A Handbook for Medical Students and Junior Doctors (3rd Edition) The Undergraduate Workstream are pleased to announce the 3rdedition (2020) of the handbook available inelectronic copy, and printed copy upon request.

Envoi

Envoi A review of current activities is of interest now that our Association is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Administration remains in the hands of the Executive Committee which, with its regional representation, is more than 20 strong; there are also co-opted and ex-officio members and some ten sub-committees and working parties. Officers are now elected by a postal ballot conducted in a way which satisfies cravings for electoral reform. The dermatology "Manpower" situation has been...

Improving Descriptors in Dermatology

Improving Descriptors in Dermatology Describing rashes accurately is critical for making the correct diagnosis. In dermatology, the words used to describe rashes and lesions (meaning areas of skin affected by a skin disease) originated in Western Europe in the 18th century, at a time when dermatology was being established as a distinct medical speciality. Given the historical origins of dermatology, the descriptors that are currently routinely used for rashes/lesions are biased, catering...

Isotretinoin 2012

Isotretinoin 2012 Email invitation to all UK working members (this audit is now closed) Dear member, We would like you to take part in a national audit organised by the BAD. This audit is based on BAD clinical guidelines for treatment of acne with isotretinoin. It should take no longer than 10 minutes. Please collect the notes of the last THREE patients (including at least one male and one female) who have completed treatment with isotretinoin for acne vulgaris (must be within the last...

Isotretinoin 2013-4

Isotretinoin 2013-4 Reports Final report (Exton et al., Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2017; 42: 381-9) Interim report: Compliance with isotretinoin national guidelines - where are we 2 years since the last audit? (December 2014) A national clinical re-audit by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) based on audit standards derived from BAD clinical guidelines on the safe introduction and continued use of isotretinoin in acne in the UK. Graphs and summaries (PowerPoint...

July 2014 - June 2016

July 2014 - June 2016 BAD President's

Medical Students

Medical Students DERMATOLOGY: A Handbook for Medical Students andJunior Doctors (3rd Edition) The Undergraduate Workstream are pleased to announce the 3rdedition (2020) of the handbook available in electronic copy, and printed copy upon request. Foreword to 3rdEdition by Dr Tanya Bleiker, President and Professor Mini Singh,

President's Bulletin

President's Bulletin British Association of Dermatologists President's Bulletin 19th November 2021 Dear Members, Research and dermatology often go hand-in-hand but whether you are involved in research or not we want to know your views! Your feedback and responses to our survey will be invaluable and will shape how we approach our future research strategy. The survey can be found

Private Practice

Private Practice The British Association of Dermatologists' Clinical Services Unit is responsible for developing guidance and resources to inform and support members in their private practice. Please click below to download the latest version of the Starting Private Practice document, which was updated for the BAD by the Head of Clinical Services and Development, Tania von Hospenthal, in June 2015. Starting Private Practice in Dermatology 2015 Please click below to download the latest...

St Johns and the IOD

St Johns and the IOD The Blackfriars Skin Hospital, for years the most important bastion of dermatology in London, was to close; St John's, by contrast, was set to grow. Its earliest days have been recorded by Russell56and the more recent ones by Samman57. The wards in Shepherd's Bush had been destroyed in an air-raid. Outpatients moved from Leicester Square to a distinctive house in Lisle Street which was set in the red-light district of Soho. Lectures were given in an unstructured programme...

Undergraduate teaching resources

Undergraduate teaching resources Resources for Undergraduate Leads Overview: In this section you will find resources shared by undergraduate teachers at UK medical schools. These resources have been reviewed by members of the undergraduate dermatology workstream and organised according to primary topic. Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the content, it is not designed by or directly endorsed by the British Association of Dermatologists. The content on this page...

WW2 and its Aftermath

WW2 and its Aftermath There could be little progress in dermatological affairs during the Second World War and in the immediate post-war years; doctors had left their practices to join the forces, teaching in medical schools was disrupted, and civilian healthcare became the responsibility of the Emergency Medical Service. Bombing of cities and industrial targets was anticipated, though surprisingly delayed; senior doctors emerged from retirement and the EMS shouldered this tremendous load...

News (16 items)

02/09/2020 - Audit highlights the impact of PPE and hand disinfection on the skin health of healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Audit highlights the impact of PPE and hand disinfection on the skin health of healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic Fifty nine per cent of healthcare workers seen in occupational skin disease clinics set up during the COVID-19 pandemic were found to be affected by irritant contact dermatitis, a type of eczema, according to research being presented at the Virtual Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists (September 2020). Increased use of personal...

04/07/2016 - Acne patients in the UK are being over-exposed to oral antibiotics, despite antibiotic resistance concerns

Acne patients in the UK are being over-exposed to oral antibiotics, despite antibiotic resistance concerns Doctors at the British Association of Dermatologists' Annual Conference have warned that oral antibiotics, which are routinely prescribed for acne, are being used for durations that exceed recommendations, despite concerns about antibiotic resistance. Dr Alison Layton and the dermatology team at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, say that reliance on oral antibiotics beyond...

05/07/2010 - New studies reveal impact of most common diseases on work, relationships and even decision to have children

New studies reveal impact of most common diseases on work, relationships and even decision to have children New research into a range of common skin diseases affecting hundreds of thousands of Britons will this week reveal the true impact of the conditions on the lives of patients. A series of studies, to be presented at the British Association of Dermatologists' conference in Manchester, will show the influence that diseases such as acne, eczema and psoriasis, can have on people's...

06/07/2015 - Antibiotic usage for acne and skin infections is leading to drug resistant bacteria, doctors warn

Antibiotic usage for acne and skin infections is leading to drug resistant bacteria, doctors warn Doctors are being warned to limit the use of antibiotics for the treatment of acne, amidst growing rates of antibiotic resistance in patients with the disorder. For more than 40 years, antibiotic therapy directed against the acne-causing bacterium, Propionibacterium acnes, has been the mainstay of treatment for moderate (rather than mild or severe) acne. Commonly used antibiotics for acne...

07/06/2018 - Over half of people who have ever had acne feel it has affected their self-confidence

Over half of people who have ever had acne feel it has affected their self-confidence A new survey, released today to mark the launch of Acne Support (www.acnesupport.org.uk), shows that 54 per cent of British adults who have ever experienced acne feel that it has had a negative impact on their self-confidence, and 22 per cent feel that it has had a negative impact on their social interactions. The Acne Support website, sponsored by Frezyderm, is the British Association of Dermatologists'...

07/07/2015 - Smoking worsens acne scarring, study finds

Smoking worsens acne scarring, study finds It is well known that smoking has a negative impact on the health. Now new research, presented this week at the British Association of Dermatologists' Annual Conference in Manchester, will reveal that it may worsen skin scarring in people with spots. Smoking is known to cause changes to the skin, such as wrinkles, but this is the first study to suggest there may be a link between smoking and acne scarring. A team of dermatologists from Harrogate...

07/07/2015 - Sunbed use starts at age 12, study finds

Sunbed use starts at age 12, study finds A study due to be presented at the British Association of Dermatologists annual meeting in Manchester this week has found that the average age at which young people start using sunbeds is just 12 years old. The research, involving 755 secondary school pupils from across Ireland, is the country's largest study ever undertaken looking at avoidable skin cancer risk factors among the 14-18 age group. The aim was to assess sunburn history,...

27/09/2017 - Smokers twice as likely to develop debilitating skin disease

Smokers twice as likely to develop debilitating skin disease Tobacco smokers are twice as likely to develop a debilitating skin disease, according to new research published in the British Journal of Dermatology this week. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic and recurring inflammatory disease of the hair follicles, which causes a mixture of boil-like lumps, areas leaking pus, and scarring. It is estimated to affect around one per cent of the population, and it is difficult to predict...

Acne patients in the UK are being over-exposed to oral antibiotics, despite antibiotic resistance concerns

Acne patients in the UK are being over-exposed to oral antibiotics, despite antibiotic resistance concerns Doctors at the British Association of Dermatologists' Annual Conference have warned that oral antibiotics, which are routinely prescribed for acne, are being used for durations that exceed recommendations, despite concerns about antibiotic resistance. Dr Alison Layton and the dermatology team at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, say that reliance on oral antibiotics beyond...

Antibiotic usage for acne and skin infections is leading to drug resistant bacteria, doctors warn

Antibiotic usage for acne and skin infections is leading to drug resistant bacteria, doctors warn Doctors are being warned to limit the use of antibiotics for the treatment of acne, amidst growing rates of antibiotic resistance in patients with the disorder. For more than 40 years, antibiotic therapy directed against the acne-causing bacterium, Propionibacterium acnes, has been the mainstay of treatment for moderate (rather than mild or severe) acne. Commonly used antibiotics for acne...

Audit highlights the impact of PPE and hand disinfection on the skin health of healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Audit highlights the impact of PPE and hand disinfection on the skin health of healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic Fifty nine per cent of healthcare workers seen in occupational skin disease clinics set up during the COVID-19 pandemic were found to be affected by irritant contact dermatitis, a type of eczema, according to research being presented at the Virtual Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists (September 2020). Increased use of personal...

New studies reveal impact of most common diseases on work, relationships and even decision to have children

New studies reveal impact of most common diseases on work, relationships and even decision to have children New research into a range of common skin diseases affecting hundreds of thousands of Britons will this week reveal the true impact of the conditions on the lives of patients. A series of studies, to be presented at the British Association of Dermatologists' conference in Manchester, will show the influence that diseases such as acne, eczema and psoriasis, can have on people's...

Over half of people who have ever had acne feel it has affected their self-confidence

Over half of people who have ever had acne feel it has affected their self-confidence A new survey, released today to mark the launch of Acne Support (www.acnesupport.org.uk), shows that 54 per cent of British adults who have ever experienced acne feel that it has had a negative impact on their self-confidence, and 22 per cent feel that it has had a negative impact on their social interactions. The Acne Support website, sponsored by Frezyderm, is the British Association of Dermatologists'...

Smokers twice as likely to develop debilitating skin disease

Smokers twice as likely to develop debilitating skin disease Tobacco smokers are twice as likely to develop a debilitating skin disease, according to new research published in the British Journal of Dermatology this week. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic and recurring inflammatory disease of the hair follicles, which causes a mixture of boil-like lumps, areas leaking pus, and scarring. It is estimated to affect around one per cent of the population, and it is difficult to predict...

Smoking worsens acne scarring, study finds

Smoking worsens acne scarring, study finds It is well known that smoking has a negative impact on the health. Now new research, presented this week at the British Association of Dermatologists' Annual Conference in Manchester, will reveal that it may worsen skin scarring in people with spots. Smoking is known to cause changes to the skin, such as wrinkles, but this is the first study to suggest there may be a link between smoking and acne scarring. A team of dermatologists from Harrogate...

Sunbed use starts at age 12, study finds

Sunbed use starts at age 12, study finds A study due to be presented at the British Association of Dermatologists annual meeting in Manchester this week has found that the average age at which young people start using sunbeds is just 12 years old. The research, involving 755 secondary school pupils from across Ireland, is the country's largest study ever undertaken looking at avoidable skin cancer risk factors among the 14-18 age group. The aim was to assess sunburn history,...

Patient Resource (27 items)

Acne

Acne Acne is a very common skin condition identified by the presence of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and pus-filled spots (pustules). It usually starts during puberty. Acne ranges from a few spots on the face, neck, back and chest, which most teenagers will have at some time, to a more severe problem that may cause scarring and reduce self-confidence. For most, it tends to go away by the early to mid twenties, but it can go on for longer. Acne can also develop for the first time in...

Becker's naevus

Becker's naevus 'Naevus' is the Latin word for birthmark. It is called Becker's after the name of the American Dermatologist that described it.Becker's naevus is sometimes called 'Becker's melanosis' or 'pigmented hairy epidermal naevus'. Becker's naevus usually develops in the second or third decade of life. It can occur in all skin types and is more common in boys than girls. Although most commonly people will only have one Becker's naevus, it is possible to have more. BECKER'S NAEVUS ...

British Skin Foundation

British Skin Foundation British Skin Foundation The British Skin Foundation is the only UK charity that raises money to fund research into all types of skin diseases, including skin cancer. Sixty percent of British people currently suffer from or have suffered with a skin disease at some point during their lifetime. Whilst some skin conditions are manageable, others are severe enough to kill. We are here to help change that by raising money for vital research to help find cures and...

Cysts - epidermoid and pilar

Cysts - epidermoid and pilar By definition, cyst is a closed sac that has two main features: * A lining * Contents that are liquid or semi-solid The lining.Differences between the lining of epidermoid and pilar cysts can be seen under the microscope: * The lining of an epidermoid cyst looks like the epidermis (the outermost layer of cells in the skin) * The lining of a pilar cyst is made up of cells like those found in the roots of hairs

Darier's disease

Darier's disease It is a rare inherited skin condition, estimated to affect 1 to 4 people per 100,000 of the population and is characterised by a change in the way skin cells (keratinocytes) stick together within the upper layer of the skin (epidermis). This leads to changes in the skin and nails, and sometimes inside the mouth can be affected. Other names for Darier disease include Darier-White disease and Keratosis Follicularis. DARIER'S DISEASE What are the aims of this leaflet? ...

Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp

Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp is a rare inflammatory scalp condition. Pus-filled spots and lumps develop with subsequent hair loss over the affected area. Hair loss is permanent due to the inflammation which destroys the hair follicles and leaves scar tissue. The condition is occasionally referred to as perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens. It usually affects darker-skinned adult men, especially those of Afro-Caribbean origin, but can...

Hair loss - female pattern (androgenetic alopecia)

Hair loss - female pattern (androgenetic alopecia) Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) has also been called androgenetic alopecia. It is the most common type of alopecia (hair loss) in women and the severity can vary. FEMALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS (ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA) What are the aims of this leaflet? This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about female pattern hair loss (FPHL). It tells you what it is, what causes it, what it looks like, how it is diagnosed, what...

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Hidradenitis suppurativa is a long term, recurrent, and painful disease in which there is inflammation (redness, tenderness and swelling) in areas of skin containing apocrine sweat glands. These glands are found mainly in the armpits, breasts, groin, abdomen folds and buttocks. Within HS there is a blockage of the hair follicles. This causes a mixture of boil-like lumps, areas leaking pus, and scarring. Hidradenitis suppurativa tends to begin around puberty. It is...

Hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa British Association of Dermatologists guidelines for the management of hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) 2018. Ingram JR, Collier F, Brown D, Burton T, Burton J, Chin MF, Desai N, Goodacre TEE, Piguet V, Pink AE, Exton LS, Mohd Mustapa MF. Br J Dermatol. 2019 May;180(5):1009-1017. Available via: doi: 10.1111/bjd.17537 ECRI Trust Scorecard - requires registration (free) for access Hidradenitis PIL available via SkinHealthInfo website.

Hirsutism

Hirsutism Hirsutism refers to excessive growth of thick and coarse hair in women which appears the upper lip, chin, central chest, abdomen, lower back, buttocks and thighs similar to men. Hirsutism affects approximately 5-10% of women in Western societies and is more common in those of Mediterranean or Middle-Eastern descent. Generalised excessive hair growth that is not in a gender-specific pattern is known as hypertrichosis, which means increased ('hyper) hair ('trichosis'). This is a...

Intralesional steroid therapy

Intralesional steroid therapy This is a procedure involving the injection of a steroid solution directly into the skin lesion or immediately below the skin, with the aim of improving its appearance and/or reducing symptoms such as itch or pain. The steroid preparation most frequently used in this procedure is called triamcinolone acetonide, and is sometimes referred to as "intralesional triamcinolone". INTRALESIONAL STEROID THERAPY What are the aims of this leaflet? This leaflet has...

Isotretinoin

Isotretinoin Goodfield MJD, Cox NH, Bowser A, McMillan JC, Millard LG, Simpson NB, Ormerod AD. Advice on the safe introduction and continued use of isotretinoin in acne in the UK 2010. Br J Dermatol 2010; 162: 1172-1179.

Isotretinoin

Isotretinoin Isotretinoin (brand name Roaccutane) belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, which are closely related to vitamin A. It works in a variety of ways, targeting different factors that cause acne including the production of sebum (an oily substance produced by the skin) and the production of keratin (outer scales of skin) that block the pores of the hair follicle. ISOTRETINOIN What are the aims of this leaflet? This leaflet has been written to help you understand more...

Isotretinoin (Acne)

Isotretinoin (Acne) Advice on the safe introduction and continued use of isotretinoin in acne in the UK 2010 Goodfield MJD, Cox NH, Bowser A, McMillan JC, Millard LG, Simpson NB, Ormerod AD. Br J Dermatol 2010; 162: 1172-1179. "The British Association of Dermatologists decided not to update this guideline (see Archive Clinical Guidelines page) due to the publication of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NICE) guideline Acne vulgaris: management (NG198)" Isotretinoin PIL...

Keloids

Keloids As a wound heals, scar tissue forms. Initially, the colour and texture may differ from the surrounding skin but this usually flattens and fades with time. It is not uncommon for a scar to become slightly thick and raised. This is called a hypertrophic scar. However, a keloid (also called a keloid scar) is the name given to a scar that overgrows and becomes larger than the original wound. Unlike hypertrophic scars, keloids: Can develop after very minor skin damage, such as an acne...

Keratosis pilaris

Keratosis pilaris Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common skin condition, typically seen in children and young adults. It is harmless and affects more than half (50-70%) of teenagers and many (approximately 40%) adults. The term 'keratosis' means that there is too much keratin, the protein that protects skin from infections and other harmful things, while 'pilaris' comes from the Latin for hair (pilus). In keratosis pilaris, many small (1 to 2 mm across) plugs can be seen blocking the hair...

Lichen planopilaris

Lichen planopilaris Lichen planopilaris is a type of scarring hair loss that occurs when a relatively common skin disease, known as lichen planus, affects areas of skin where there is hair. Lichen planopilaris destroys the hair follicle and then replaces it with scarring, resulting in permanent hair loss. Lichen planopilaris can be divided into three different subtypes (see below). It is between 2 and 5 times more common in women than it is in men with the commonest age of onset being in the...

Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema Lymphoedema is a long-term swelling that develops because of a fault within the lymphatic drainage system. This may be as a result of the lymphatic system not developing properly, or because it has been damaged. LYMPHOEDEMA What are the aims of this leaflet? This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about Lymphoedema. It tells you what it is, what causes it, what can be done about it, and where you can find out more about it.Please note that some of the...

Melasma

Melasma Melasma, also called 'chloasma' and 'pregnancy mask', is a common skin condition of adults in which brown or greyish patches of pigmentation (colour) develop, usually on the face. The name comes from melas, the Greek word for black, or cholas, from the word green-ish. It is more common in women, particularly during pregnancy (when up to 50% of women may be affected). Sometimes men may also be affected. Melasma is more common in people of colour and those who tan very quickly but can...

NICE draft guideline consultation – Acne vulgaris: management

NICE draft guideline consultation – Acne vulgaris: management

NICE guideline on Acne Vulgaris: Management

NICE guideline on Acne Vulgaris: Management

Oral treatment with corticosteroids

Oral treatment with corticosteroids Oral treatment with corticosteroids is also known as 'oral cortisone therapy' or 'systemic steroid therapy'. The word 'oral' means that the steroids are taken by mouth, usually in tablet or liquid form. Corticosteroids (also known as steroids) are chemicals (hormones) that occur naturally in the body. They have numerous roles in the body which include decreasing inflammation and suppressing the body's immune system. Corticosteroid medicines are man-made...

Pyogenic granulomas

Pyogenic granulomas A pyogenic granuloma is a harmless overgrowth of large numbers of tiny blood vessels on the skin. It carries no risk of cancer, is not contagious (cannot be spread to another person) and is not due to an infection. PYOGENIC GRANULOMAS What are the aims of this leaflet? This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about pyogenic granulomas. It tells you what they are, what causes them, what can be done about them, and where you can find out more about...

Rhinophyma

Rhinophyma Rhinophyma is a progressive skin condition that affects the nose. The condition is mainly seen in those who have rosacea, a rash that can affect the cheeks, forehead and nose (see rosacea leaflet for further information). If rosacea progresses, the nose becomes redder, swollen at the end and gains a bumpy surface which changes in its shape. This swelling is because there is formation of scar-like tissue and the sebaceous glands (which produce oil on the skin) get bigger. Much more...

Rosacea

Rosacea Rosacea is a common skin condition, usually occurring on the face, which predominantly affects fair-skinned but may affect all skin types in people aged 40 to 60 years old. It is more common in women but when affecting men, it may be more severe. It is a chronic condition, and can persist for a long time and, in any individual, the severity tends to fluctuate. Rosacea tends to affect the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, and is characterised by persistentrednesscaused by dilated blood...

Spironolactone

Spironolactone Spironolactone is a drug usually prescribed for patients with heart problems, high blood pressure and fluid retention. It can also have hormonal effects by blocking the action of androgens, "male hormones", that are normally produced by women in low levels. Some women have raised levels of androgens or increased sensitivity to normal levels of androgens and this can lead to skin disorders. Spironolactone thus can be used in the management of these conditions. Spironolactone ...

Topical corticosteroids

Topical corticosteroids Steroids are naturally occurring chemicals, produced by the body. There are different types of steroids, and the type most commonly used to treat skin problems is known as a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids treat skin conditions by suppressing inflammation and reducing the amount of collagen in the skin. Corticosteroids that are applied to the skin in the form of creams, ointments, lotions, mousses, shampoos, gels or tapes are known as topical corticosteroids (TCS). ...

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