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 Epidermal Acidification and Skin Barrier Optimization in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis: A Series of Three Cases Successfully Managed by a Novel Approach
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association

The importance of the epidermal acid mantle in maintaining the natural flora of the skin and its role in skin barrier homeostasis has been known for decades. Despite well-established evidence that the skin barrier pH is elevated in patients with inflammatory dermatoses such as atopic dermatitis, epidermal pH modification has been an underexplored therapeutic option that could potentially prevent overuse of antibiotics, topical glucocorticoids, and immune modulators. 

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Sometimes an article or resource related to dermatology and skin care is one that is a definite “must-read!” More...

 Alternate Light Source Findings of Common Topical Products
Journal of Forensic Nursing 

One of the important roles of a forensic clinician is to perform examinations of patients who are victims and suspects of crime. Alternate light source (ALS) is a tool that can improve evidence collection and enhance visualization of injuries. The purpose of this study was to examine if commonly used topical products fluoresce or absorb when examined with an ALS. Second, we aimed to identify patient and examination variables that may impact findings. 

 

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The skin is the largest organ of the human body, yet we are able to see dermatologic disorders and skin changes fairly easily. More...  
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Source: Marchese, N. & Primer, S. (2013). Targeting Lyme diseaseNursing2013, 43(5). 

Erythema migrans is the most well-known sign of early localized Lyme disease. Note the targetlike concentric rings with no scale.

 


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