Eczema

As the weather cools down, we often see an increase in the number of patients presenting with eczema. And it’s all because of the long hot showers!

 

Patients with eczema generally have dry, sensitive skin. Common trigger factors are changes in the weather and season; irritants such as soap, detergents, water as well as perfumed products. Often patients also have allergies which also encompass predispositions to asthma and hayfever.

 

The basis of all successful eczema treatment is the avoidance of long showers, avoiding soap (using gentle soap free wash is ok) and being liberal with the use of moisturisers. Repair of the skin barrier is essential to good eczema control. Mainstays of treatment include the use of suitable anti-inflammatory topical steroids and steroid sparing creams. For more severe cases, oral medications which suppress the immune system may be suitable as well as phototherapy treatment. The latest treatments include injection treatments know as biologics.

 

Eczema treatments should be tailored to each patient’s condition and our Dermatologists are able to provide you with a suitable treatment plan.

                

The Very Peri Summit with Mamamia and Dr Jo-Ann See

Dr Jo-Ann See talks to Mamamia about the changes in your skin when you experience perimenopause.

Essential listening for all women 40’s+

She covers the common issues and shares some skincare tips.

Emepelle cosmeceuticals for  mature skin

 

 

Dermatology news

Interesting news in Dermatology.  In this issue of the Limbic, The Rise in Non Melanoma Skin Cancers, The TGA gets tough on social influencers promoting therapeutic skincare products.

The Limbic

What affect has the pandemic had on your skin?

Dr See recently spoke to Lisa Ham from the Sydney Morning Hearld about the effects of the Covid pandemic on your skin.

Yes, the pandemic can affect your skin. Here’s how

All About Acne

As many of you would be aware Dr Jo-Ann See is the dermatologist to go to when you have a question about Acne, her expertise has been in high demand over the last few months. Here is a brief overview of what she has been up to .

  1. All About Acne ( a group of medically-trained skin experts from across Australia who have an interest in acne management), Dr See is a Co-Chair, launch Instagram and Twitter accounts
  2. Presented webinar to over 300 GP’s “Acne Treatment in the Age of Antibiotic Resistance”.
  3. Sole Australian participant in Global Acne advisory board on improving the patient experience with acne management.
  4. Invited to participate in Harvard Medical School – Isotretinoin Delphi Consensus study which is a think tank of global leaders in Acne to improve management of acne patients with oral isotretinoin.
  5. Invited editor for Acne edition of the Australian Society of Cosmetic Dermatology due for publication in 2022.
  6. Invited by Australasian College of Dermatology to chair and organise the Acne programme for 54th Scientific meeting of the College of Dermatology.