Combination therapy: An option for severe psoriasis
When psoriasis becomes severe, using 2 or more treatments can lead to clearer skin. Combining some treatments, however, can cause serious side effects. To give patients safe and effective options, dermatologists study drug combinations.
One safe and effective combination was just reported*. In this study, dermatologists combined a biologic medicine, etanercept, with a medicine applied to the skin, clobetasol propionate foam. All patients had severe psoriasis. The patients who used both treatments saw a 75% improvement. Those using only the biologic saw a 65.2% improvement. Patients using only the foam had a 48.3% improvement.
You can learn more about psoriasis treatments at Psoriasis: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome.
*Research published in the September 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Hyperhidrosis can cause sweating year round
For many people, fall brings relief from feeling hot and sweaty. If you find yourself sweating in cool weather, you may have hyperhidrosis. This treatable medical condition causes people to sweat for no apparent reason.
You can learn more about this condition and treatment options at Hyperhidrosis.
Proper skin care helps calm eczema
The National Eczema Association designates October as National Eczema Awareness Month. This is the perfect month to think about eczema. When the air becomes drier, eczema tends to flare. You can reduce flare-ups with good skin care.
You’ll find dermatologists’ tips that can help relieve eczema at Atopic dermatitis: Tips for managing.