Viral warts

This BMJ Review looks at management options (BMJ 2014;348:g3339). Here we are considering skin warts not oral/genital lesions. Key points Common condition, with 7-12% prevalence in general population...

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Molluscum contagiosum

Until now, the best treatment was to do nothing, but could a new drug, MolluDab, offer a cure? This DTB article reviews the evidence (DTB 2014;52(10):110). MolluDab is 5% potassium hydroxide solution ...

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Nice | Omalizumab for chronic urticaria

This is a new guideline from Nice recommending that omalizumab can be considered in chronic urticaria. Apparently it is already being used on occasion, though due to cost, it is more common for immuno...

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Hyperhidrosis

Aimee Lettis from the GP Update team gives us short, sharp nuggets of clinical information for sessional GPs. I imagine we’ve all been sweating a bit more than usual these past few weeks during this h...

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BASHH | Molluscum contagiosum

This is a new guideline from BASHH. It really looks mainly at genital molluscum contagiosum, but some of the evidence is useful for all forms. Basically most patients should be encouraged to just leav...

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Nice | Pressure ulcers

  This a new guideline from NICE about assessing a patient's risk of pressure ulcers and then for their management. I always feel a bit out of my depth when it comes to this kind of thing and in ...

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Skin cancer prevention

This new guidance really covers common sense stuff about sun-protection whilst also encouraging patients to balance that with the need for sun-exposure to get adequate Vit D    

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