Name a common mild topical steroid
Capsaicin is useful in the treatment of what?
Why is capsaicin useful in the treatment of pruritis?
Depletes substance P at nerve endings and reduces the neurotransmission which would normally aid pruritis
What is commonly used to treat ringworm (dermatophytes)?
In which condition are steroids generally avoided, or used with extreme caution?
(can cause steroid-induced rosacea)
What is the main advnatge for topical treatment?
Reduces systemic effects
Topical corticosteroids have which 3 main effects?
Which topical treatment is used in every case of psoriasis?
Besides emollients, which other treatments can be used for psoriasis?
Vitamin D analogue
What is nystatin?
How can candida be treated?
What is tachyphylaxis?
Decrease in response to anti-inflammatory effects
Name a potent steroid
When thin skin becomes a problem with steroid use, what is an alternative class of drugs?
(tacrolimus or pimecrolimus)
How do calcineurin inhibitors work?
Suppress lymphocyte activation
Which dermatological condition are calcineurin inhibitors typically used for?
Which side effect do steroids have which calcineurin inhibitors avoid?
What are the side effects of calcineurin inhibitors?
Burning sensation on application is commonly reported
Increase risk of cutaneous infection
Skin cancer (with chronic use)
Which effective treatment for psoriasis is irritant and will stain normal skin?
Which steps can ensure emollients are applied to ensure the best results?
Apply after bathing
Apply at least once per day
Apply in the direction of hair growth
Use a spoon or spatula to remove the emollient when applying