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Dermatologic Emergencies
Prof. S.Anandan, MD, DD*

Some of the common dermatological emergencies are listed below and brief description of the condition and steps involved in management of the conditions are provided (detailed discussions will be provided in the subsequent chapters).

A new terminology which is being coined is skin failure like cardiac, renal or respiratory failure. Patients with skin failure require intensive care and monitoring.


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Albularyo, Canada

Exfoliative dermatitis includes also Seborrhea for which a steroid i.e. Betamethasone Valerate 0.2% is prescribed. However a good scrubbing with bath salts, like skin-friendly Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulphate) after a shower, will have the same temporary effect, without the nasty side-effects of Steroids. On the scalp Alcohol will prevent excessive dandruff for a day or so.

drjai23, India

Why this difference between type 1 and type 2 reactions and why there is difference even in treatment also .

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