Drugs acting on the skin

Drugs acting on the skin

This module provides information pertaining to the pharmacological interventions used to treat or manage various skin diseases.

Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity, ranging from minor to life-threatening. They can be temporary or permanent, painful or painless. Some have situational causes, some may be genetic, and yet others may have no definable cause.

Temporary skin disorders include contact (or atopic) dermatitis, keratosis pilaris, hives, and rashes due to microbial infection of the skin.

Some chronic/permanent skin conditions are present from birth, but others can appear suddenly later in life. Examples include rosacea, psoriasis and vitiligo.

The British Association of Dermatologists has produced an iOS and Android compatible app called Dermatology: Medical Student Edition as a free learning tool for medical students and junior doctors. This can be downloaded from the relevant AppStores.



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