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Philip D Shenefelt
Mindfulness-based cognitive hypnotherapy integrates mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and hypnotherapy to improve physical, emotional, mental, and/or spiritual aspects of skin disorders. Meditation, including mindfulness meditation, and hypnosis both utilize trance phenomena to help produce focalization and specific improvements in skin disorders through psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunologic mechanisms. Hypnosis, cognitive hypnotherapy, focused meditation, and mindfulness meditation are discussed with respect to improving various skin disorders including acne, acne excoriée, alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis, congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, dyshidrotic dermatitis, erythema nodosum, erythromelalgia, furuncles, glossodynia, herpes simplex, hyperhidrosis, ichthyosis vulgaris, lichen planus, neurodermatitis, nummular dermatitis, postherpetic neuralgia, prurigo nodularis, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, trichotillomania, urticaria, verruca vulgaris, and vitiligo...
July 2018: American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
R Fölster-Holst
Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common skin diseases and is associated with an impaired quality of life due to tormenting itching and stigmatization. The disease almost always manifests in early childhood and exhibits specific features in this phase, with involvement of the extensor sides of the extremities. During the further course of disease, the typical flexor involvement becomes quite clear and a considerable proportion of patients develop the associated atopic respiratory diseases. Therapeutic and prophylactic measures focus on the prevention of trigger factors, basic skin care, and application of lipid-replenishing creams, as well as patient and parent education...
June 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
Alfredo-Daniel Agulló-Pérez, Marcos Hervella-Garcés, Saioa Oscoz-Jaime, Maialen Azcona-Rodríguez, Mónica Larrea-García, Juan-Ignacio Yanguas-Bayona
BACKGROUND: Perianal complaints are often consulted in dermatology clinics, and in many cases, a conclusive diagnosis is not easily made. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to study and identify the epidemiological, clinical, and contact allergy features of patients with perianal dermatitis who attended at a contact dermatitis unit in a tertiary hospital in Spain. METHODS: Adult patients with long-lasting (>4 weeks) perianal dermatitis were recruited during the past 10 years for investigation and follow-up...
July 2017: Dermatitis
Mary L Marnach, Rochelle R Torgerson
Mature women often present with symptomatic vulvovaginal atrophy and vulvar dermatoses, causing noncoital pain, dyspareunia, and sexual changes. Diagnosis of these conditions can be challenging, and long-term management is required to decrease morbidity and enhance quality of life. Vaginal estrogen therapies remain safe and effective for treating symptomatic vulvovaginal atrophy. A vulvar biopsy is easy to perform and generally well tolerated when indicated for the diagnosis of lichen simplex chronicus, lichen sclerosus, and lichen planus...
March 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
P Sugathan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1979: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Bhushan Kumar, Gurumohan Singh, O N Srivastava, A N Jaiswal
Psychological needs of 20 adult male patients with neurodermatitis circumscripta(lichen simplex chronicus) and 50 matched controls were studied using ten TAT cards.Need affiliation(100%) need achievement (95%),need superiority (55%) and need dominance(40%) were the predominant needs.In contrast to the findings in other studies where aggressive needs were high in patients with atopic dermatitis our study showed that it was a prominent need in only one patient with neurodermatitis circumscripta.
March 1980: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
B S N Reddy, Gurmohan Singh
Porokeratosis of Mibelli is a rare hereditary disorder of the skin, The salient features in 6 cases are described with a brief review of the relevant literature. Involvement of the mucous membranes was noted in 2 cases. The clinical picture was quite variable and some of the lesions resembled tinea corporis warts and neurodermatitis. Histologically cornoid lamella was the pathognomonic feature. An attempt is made to explain the relative rarity of this condtition in females on the basis of hormonal factors.
September 1982: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Bhushan Kumar, Gurmohan Singh, A N Jaiswal
2.54 percent of patients attending the dermatology clinic were found to have neurodermatitis circumscripta. Twenty adult male patients with the disease who were p educated at least u to high school were p subjected to detailed psychological testing. They were administered 10 cards of TAT Sinha's anxiety scale,- self-rating depression scale of Zung and Wechsler adult intelligence scale tests. AU the patients were found to have high IO levels. Anxiety of a very high degree was observed in 55.8 percent of the patients...
September 1982: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
K Pavithran
Squamous cell carcinoma developing over a plaque of neurodermatitis is reported in an elderly male.
March 1986: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Ashok Kumar Khare, Gurmohan Singh
Bacterial samples were collected from the lesions of neurodermatitis circumscripta and contralateral normal skin by means of modified cup-scrub technique of Patchman et al in eight patients. Bacterial flora at both the sites differed quantitatively and the findings were hightly significant statistically.
September 1986: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
B S Eichel
In brief: External otitis is the most common ear problem of competitive swimmers and divers. Its main cause is bacteria, but it can also be caused by a fungus (otomycosis) or chronic irritation (neurodermatitis). Although benign and self-limiting, external otitis can jeopardize a swimmer's training program and career if it is ignored. Prevention requires adherence to strict aural hygiene, eg, using alcohol eardrops and not inserting cotton swabs or other instruments into the ear.
August 1986: Physician and Sportsmedicine
R Kantor, J P Thyssen, A S Paller, J I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: The lack of standardized nomenclature for atopic dermatitis (AD) creates unnecessary confusion for patients, healthcare providers, and researchers. It also negatively impacts accurate communication of research in the scientific literature. We sought to determine the most commonly used terms for AD. METHODS: A systematic review of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and LILACS (1945-2016) for the terms AD, atopic eczema (AE), and multiple other eczematous disorders...
October 2016: Allergy
Balachandra S Ankad, Savitha L Beergouder
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic lichen planus (HLP) classically involves shin and ankles and is characterized by hyperkeratotic plaques and nodules. Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a chronic neurodermatitis that presents with intensely pruritic nodules. Histopathology of HLP and PN demonstrate epidermal hyperplasia, hypergranulosis, and compact hyperkeratosis. The dermis shows vertically arranged collagen fibers and an increased number of fibroblasts and capillaries in both conditions. Moreover, basal cell degeneration is confined to the tips of rete ridges, and band-like infiltration is conspicuously absent in HLP...
April 2016: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
Torsten Zuberbier, Claudine Hengstenberg
Some food additives may trigger pseudoallergenic reactions. However, the prevalence of such an overreaction is - despite the increasing number of food additives - rather low in the general population. The most common triggers of pseudoallergic reactions to food are naturally occurring ingredients. However, symptoms in patients with chronic urticaria should improve significantly on a pseudoallergen-free diet. In addition, some studies indicate that certain food additives may also have an impact on the symptoms of patients with neurodermatitis and asthma...
June 2016: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
Magdalena Spielhaupter
The allergic rhinitis is the most common immune disorder with a lifetime prevalence of 24% and one of the most common chronic diseases at all--with tendency to rise. It occurs in childhood and influences the patients' social life, school performance and labour productivity. Furthermore the allergic rhinitis is accompanied by a lot of comorbidities, including conjunctivitis, asthma bronchiale, food allergy, neurodermatitis and sinusitis. For example the risk for asthma is 3.2-fold higher for adults with allergic rhinitis than for healthy people...
March 2016: Medizinische Monatsschrift Für Pharmazeuten
M A Radtke, Beate Schumacher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2016: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
Shouying Zhu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Supawadee Parhira, Guo-Yuan Zhu, Ting Li, Liang Liu, Li-Ping Bai, Zhi-Hong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Calotropis gigantea (Asclepiadaceae) (Niu jiao gua) has been used as a poultice in Chinese medicine for treating inflammatory skin diseases, e.g., neurodermatitis. This study aims to isolate the epidioxysterols from the flowers of C. gigantea, elucidate their structures and evaluate their possible inhibitory effects on the NF-κB pathway. METHODS: The two epidioxysterols 9,11-dehydroergosterol peroxide (1) and ergosterol peroxide (2) were isolated from the powdered flowers of C...
2016: Chinese Medicine
Yale Liu, Tian Li, Jingang An, Weihui Zeng, Shengxiang Xiao
BACKGROUND: The Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) is the most widely used measure of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) associated with skin disease. Recently, the psychometric properties of the DLQI have caused some controversy because the instrument appears not to meet the requirements of modern test theory. The purpose of this study was to assess whether these psychometric issues also occur in Chinese patients with neurodermatitis. METHODS: One hundred fifty consecutive outpatients (83 males and 67 females) seeking treatment for neurodermatitis were assessed for eligibility for this prospective study between July 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011...
2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Andrzej Grzybowski, Małgorzata Nita
For many years, the biblical term tzaraat has referred to leprosy. In fact, the disease or diseases described under this name have no relationship to leprosy, as it was known in the Middle Ages or today; moreover, the term referred not only to skin disease, but also to the state of the ritual impurity and punishment for the sins. Although the real nature of tzaraat remains unknown, the differential diagnosis might include the following: Psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, favus, dermatophyte infections, nummular dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, crusted scabies, syphilis, impetigo, sycosis barbae, alopecia areata, furuncles, scabies, neurodermatitis, scarlet fever, lupus erythematosus, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, folliculitis decalvans, morphea, sarcoidosis, and lichen planopilaris...
January 2016: Clinics in Dermatology
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