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Sore or Dry Lips

Frequent Triggers for Sore or Dry Lips Various factors can lead to sore or dry lips. These may include exposure to cold weather, dry air, or wind, sun damage, dehydration, lip injuries, and allergies. Additionally, deficiencies in vitamins and minerals can contribute. The presence of a small fluid-filled blister maySore or Dry Lips9 indicate a cold sore, often preceded by a tingling, burning, or itching sensation on the lip.   Strategies to Explore for Sore or Dry Lips Choose a lip balm with petroleum jelly or beeswax, found in pharmacies …
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Cleanser

Do you wake up with last night’s makeup, while lost in a hot embrace? Cleanse away the night’s allure and embrace a new day. Don’t forget an appropriate cleanser for a fresh start. Your face deserves a clean canvas for the day’s adventures! Using a cleanser is essential for several reasons: 1. Removes Impurities: Cleansers effectively eliminate dirt, oil, and pollutants from your skin, preventing clogged pores and breakouts. 2. Prevents Acne: Regular cleansing helps to control acne by removing excess oil and bacteria that contribute to breakouts. 3. Promotes …
The best skincare routine and products dermatologistArticles

The best skincare routine and products dermatologist

best skincare routine A skincare routine is essential for maintaining healthy skin and preventing certain skin conditions (Wightman, 2022). It is recommended that everyone has a consistent morning and nighttime skincare routine (Wightman, 2022). Four general steps must be followed (Wightman, 2022). These steps include cleansing the skin with an alcohol-free cleanser using the fingertips, drying the skin with a soft and clean towel, applying skin medical treatments, and applying suitable moisturizer (Wightman, 2022). Applying makeup is the last step during the skincare routine (Wightman, 2022). Furthermore, people should wash …
ISOTRETINOIN (ACCUTANE)Patients’ Leaflets

ISOTRETINOIN (ACCUTANE)

WHAT ISOTRETINOIN IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR Isotretinoin (also known as Roaccutane) belongs to a group of medications known as retinoids which are derivatives of vitamin A. It is used to treat severe acne such as nodular or conglobate acne, or acne that is at risk of causing permanent scarring. This drug works by targeting sebum and keratin production, both of which are involved in the development of acne. Isotretinoin may also be used to treat hidradenitis suppurativa and rosacea. In the UK, isotretinoin is only prescribed if …
High Blood Pressure MonitoringArticles

High Blood Pressure Monitoring

What is high blood pressure?Blood pressure tells us how much force the blood in our blood vessels are pushing with against our vessel walls, and it is symbolized by a reading of systolic over diastolic numbers (I.e. 114/75 mm Hg). The pressure as the heart contracts over the pressure as the heart is resting between contractions. A high blood pressure on the contrary, also known as hypertension, is defined by systolic pressures of values over 140, and any diastolic pressure of values over 90 sustained over long periods of time. …
How To Tell if You Are Diabetic: Early signs, symptoms, treatmentArticles

How To Tell if You Are Diabetic: Early signs, symptoms, treatment

What is Diabetes? Insulin is a hormone produced by the body that regulates glucose and blood glucose, and Diabetes is a chronic illness resulting either from a short supply of insulin produced by the pancreas, or when produced insulin cannot be effectively used by the body. Demographics with an increased risk for diabetes include those that have a family history of diabetes, obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and smoking. Figure 1 Diabetes Pathophysiology (Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus, n.d.) Diabetes is classified as a non-communicable disease (NCDs), meaning it is unable to be …
Tumor mutational burden predicts treatment response among women, not men, with melanomaArticles

Tumor mutational burden predicts treatment response among women, not men, with melanoma

Tumor mutational burden predicted immune checkpoint inhibitor response among women, but not men, with melanoma, according to findings presented during the virtual American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. “Recent studies have suggested tumor mutational burden levels, strength of immune selection and response to immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment differ between male and female [patients with melanoma],” Neelam Sinha, MS, researcher at NCI’s Center for Cancer Research, told Healio. “Hence, when the FDA approved pembrolizumab [Keytruda, Merck] for all solid tumors with a tumor mutational burden of 10 or more mutations/megabase …
Learning disabilities associated with atopic dermatitis severity in childrenArticles

Learning disabilities associated with atopic dermatitis severity in children

Atopic dermatitis severity is associated with learning disabilities in children, according to a study. “Growing evidence indicates that atopic dermatitis (AD) in children is associated with disruptions in sleep, attention and memory,” Joy Wan, MD, MSCE, of the department of dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “Recent population-based data in the U.S. also demonstrate a greater prevalence of learning disability (LD) among children with AD compared with those without it.” The cross-sectional study used Pediatric Eczema Elective Registry data to evaluate a prospective cohort of children with AD in …
Drug retention not affected by adalimumab biosimilar switchArticles

Drug retention not affected by adalimumab biosimilar switch

Patients with psoriasis who switched from Humira to adalimumab biosimilars for nonmedical reasons had similar drug retention as those who stayed on the originator, according to a study. A Danish nationwide registry of patients on biologics was used in this cohort study of 378 patients treated with Humira (adalimumab, AbbVie) and 348 patients treated with adalimumab biosimilars. “All adalimumab biosimilars had similar efficacy and safety data compared with adalimumab originator,” Nikolai Loft, MD, of the department of dermatology and allergy, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, and colleagues wrote. “However, limited knowledge about …