In the May 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, there were two separate articles introducing new treatments for moderate to severe oral erosive lichen planus, the most difficult form of the disease to treat.
Curcumin Curcumin is the health-promoting compound derived from the Indian spice … Continue reading
In 1981, I had the distinct honor and privilege to meet Dr. Frederic E. Mohs at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He was the surgeon who invented the technique of removing skin cancers with the least amount of normal tissue and the highest possible cure rate. The trick was … Continue reading
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a common skin disease that causes dry, red, scaly patches that are sometimes itchy and painful. Any part of the body may be affected, but the … Continue reading
In this video Dr. Camisa discusses “What is Psoriasis?” and current treatments for psoriasis including various creams, photo-therapy (ultraviolet light) and chemo-therapy regimens. The video demonstrates the use … Continue reading
Metastatic malignant melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Now, for the first time in 13 years, the FDA has approved not one, but two, medicines for metastatic or unresectable malignant melanoma.
Vemurafenib (brand name Zelboraf) is unique among chemotherapeutic agents in two ways: it is a pill taken by … Continue reading
Dermexelle is a healing aid for superficial wounds, burns, fissures and ulcerations. Apply to wound 2-3 times daily.
SweetFeet cream is used for moisturization and healing of dry, sore, cracked skin of palms and soles, especially psoriasis and eczema. Massage into skin at bedtime. Cotton gloves or socks are optional.
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Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignancy of humans with an estimated 2 million new cases per year in the U.S. It is generally considered that BCC’s are caused, at least in part, by chronic excessive sun exposure over many years’ time. Various surgical techniques, topical chemotherapy creams, … Continue reading