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Learning at work week - Safe use of emollients

This #learningatworkweek we are reminding healthcare professionals of the fire risk associated with the use of emollient skin creams and how to support your patients to promote the safe use of emollients.

Fabric and clothing with dried on emollient skin creams becomes flammable.

Avoid exposure to naked flames and other potential ignition sources,…

Systemic drug therapy in the obese patient with psoriasis

Should a patient’s Body Mass Index (BMI) influence the choice of a systemic drug in the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis?  A recent report suggests that the answer is ‘Yes’1.

There is a strong and consistent association between obesity and psoriasis; obese patients are more likely to develop psoriasis and its severity increases with…

Skin 'n' Bones Connection #51

I'm pleased to share our latest journal with you. Lockdown may have affected many activities, but we were determined to get issue 51 of Skin 'n' Bones Connections out to subscribers. In this edition we cover a number of issues, including: Global Psoriasis Atlas, psoriasis and migraine, psoriasis and depression, plus much more.

The journal is…

Psoriasis and handwashing

We all know that the best thing we can do to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to wash our hands for at least 20 seconds frequently throughout the day.  We are told that if soap and water is not available a hand sanitiser containing alcohol is the next best thing.

Soap dries out the skin, so often people with psoriasis use a soap…

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