News and practice for dermatology nurse specialists
A number of new treatment options for patients with psoriasis and related conditions have been recently approved or are nearing approval for us by the NHS in England and Scotland.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published draft guidance recommending omalizumab (Xolair) as an add-on treatment for severe chronic spontaneous episodes of hives.
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Amended coeliac disease guidelines mean some symptomatic children can now be diagnosed without having to have a biopsy of their small bowel.
Clear, consistent messages around safe sunlight exposure are a good starting point to ensure people get the vitamin D they need for strong bones
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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.
Behind the Headlines
“Plucking hairs ‘can make more grow’,” BBC News reports, while the Daily Mail went as far as saying scientists have found “a cure for baldness”. But before you all reach for your tweezers, this discovery was made in mice, not humans.