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  • Creator:   The Nurse Practitioner
  • Updated:   8/22/2019
  • Contains:  22 items
Nurse Practitioners in primary care are seeing more patients with common skin conditions and must be up to date on the latest treatments.
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Acne vulgaris: A review of causes and treatment options

Well, Danielle

The Nurse Practitioner. 38(10):22-31, October 10th, 2013.

Acne vulgaris is a disorder of the sebaceous follicle. The cause is multifactorial, and both adolescents and adults can be affected. Acne is associated with a significant financial burden and considerable psychological distress. Treatment options are reviewed in this article, including over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, and in-office procedures.

Primary care management of food allergy and food intolerance

Garzon, Dawn Lee; Kempker, Tara; Piel, Pamela

The Nurse Practitioner. 36(12):34-40, December 16th, 2011.

It is important that primary care providers recognize and appropriately manage food allergies. This article includes a discussion of the current evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis, screening, and management of these disorders.

Treatment options for rosacea with concomitant conditions

Roebuck, Heather

The Nurse Practitioner. 36(2):24-31, February 2011.

Patients with rosacea frequently present with coexisting skin conditions, such as seborrheic dermatitis, acne, perioral dermatitis, and melasma, which may complicate diagnosis and treatment. This article discusses the presentation, pathophysiology, and management of rosacea with common concomitant skin disorders.

Dermal fillers Help patients put their best face forward

Czerkasij, Victor

The Nurse Practitioner. 35(10):43-47, October 2010.

Injectable dermal fillers offer the advantage of quick, relatively inexpensive, and increasingly longer-lasting results for facial wrinkles and deeper folds. NPs need to understand the differences between the types of fillers and their use as many supportive scope-of-practice bylaws allow NPs to perform these injections.

Treatment of the burn patient in primary care

Moss, Lee S.

The Nurse Practitioner. 35(8):24-31, August 2010.

Every year, half a million people seek treatment for burns, many of which are minor and can be treated on an outpatient basis. NPs are in a position to not only treat the burn wounds and manage pain, but to also educate patients on burn prevention.

Foreign bodies in the skin

Winland-Brown, Jill E.; Allen, Sandra

The Nurse Practitioner. 35(6):43-47, June 2010.

The risk of foreign body injuries is heightened in the summer when individuals go barefoot and engage in outdoor activities. A foreign body in the skin is retained material which could be from numerous sources and may result in soft tissue injury. Larger or imbedded foreign bodies require minor surgery.

Hidradenitis suppurativa: A Clinician's Tool for Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Beshara, Monica A.

The Nurse Practitioner. 35(5):24-28, May 2010.

Dermatology complaints are among the most common reasons people seek advice from their NP. Because some conditions, such as hidradenitis suppurativa, are seldom seen, NPs must have reliable tools to correctly identify the disease and initiate appropriate treatment quickly.