In light of everything going on with COVID-19, the HS Foundation has teamed up with LearnSkin to provide guidance to HS physicians and patients about risks and management considerations in this challenging and unusual time.
Peanut allergy affects about 1 million children in the US and only 1 in 5 will outgrow this potentially life-threatening condition. Palforzia, a new medicine designed to lessen the overwhelming allergic reaction to peanuts was approved by the FDA on January 31, 2020. While this new therapy won’t enable peanut-allergic people to consume peanuts with abandon, it will significantly reduce the reaction, hopefully preventing hospitalization or worse.
October 8th, 2019 marked a milestone event. Scenesse (afomelanotide) was approved by the FDA for use in an orphan disease called erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). This disease is marked by sensitivity to visible light resulting in skin cancers and significant skin damage.
Moisturize means “make less dry”. Emollient means “having the quality of softening or soothing the skin”. Humectant means “retaining or preserving moisture”. You can see they all mean essentially the same thing, keeping the skin moist. Now that we have the terminology down, the solution is easy.
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