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  • New medicine for life-threatening peanut allergy

    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.

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  • Scenesse for Vitiligo

    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.

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  • Moisturization: Not “once and done”!

    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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  • Skinifinity with Platelet-rich Plasma and Tranexamic Acid are the newest weapons in the fight against Melasma

    Skinifinity with Platelet-rich Plasma and Tranexamic Acid are the newest weapons in the fight against Melasma

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  • Intimacy and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa isolates its sufferers like no other disease. Never knowing when an abscess will break or when a weeping sore under the arm will drip past the bandage and stain your clothes. It also often eliminates the ability to be intimate with your partner. You may also have experienced trauma related to multiple procedures and of course, grief and loss issues related to how deeply your life has changed because of HS.

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