Vitamin B3 May Protect Skin Cells from UV Exposure

Research presented at European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) 29th Congress/EADV Virtual (Oct 30-31, 2020), shows promise that a form of vitamin B3 (nicotinamide, NAM) could protect skin cells from the effects of ultraviolet (UV) exposure: the main risk factor for non-melanoma skin cancers (1). Researchers in Italy isolatedRead

New Device Assists Practitioners with COVID-19 Virtual Skin Rash Diagnoses

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The American Academy of Dermatology recently announced a possible correlation between COVID-19 and skin rashes. There is now a way for practitioners to get diagnostic opinions from licensed dermatologists using their phones. The free service, FirstDerm.com is anonymous and has collected more than 300,000 images of skin ailments which allowsRead

Wet Wrap, a Drug-free Option for Atopic Dermatitis and Eczema

Parents are very reluctant to use steroids on their children’s eczema, which is why they often request alternative therapies. Wet wrapping is one option. From a practitioner perspective, wet wrapping to address atopic dermatitis and eczema seems like a fairly simple and straightforward approach. But does it work? Our slideshow introduces you to Lucie, a two-year old with chronic eczema and how her condition inspired the the largest study ever conducted on wet-wrap therapy. Experts at National Jewish Health in Denver saw a dramatic improvement in symptoms without traditional therapies like antibiotics, steroids or immunotherapy drugs. By Noreen Heer Nicol PhD, Mark Boguniewicz, MD et al, published in J. of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Vol. 2, Issue 4, July 2014.