News and practice for dermatology nurse specialists
Scratching triggers the release of a nerve chemical that intensifies the itch sensation, US scientists have discovered.
Guidance has been issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommending another drug in the battle against a serious type of skin cancer.
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Clear, consistent messages around safe sunlight exposure are a good starting point to ensure people get the vitamin D they need for strong bones
Skin hygiene for patients with bariatric needs
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Venous leg ulcer recurrence is common. Many patients will develop at least three or more leg ulcers during their lifetime, and sometimes will have an ulcer that never heals. They often experience alternating periods of healed ulceration and open ulcers.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) must come to terms with having a progressive and incurable disease that will increasingly limit their capacity for physical activity, and is almost certain to cause their death. And the fact that it affects the ability to breathe means they are constantly reminded of this frightening prospect.