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Clinician’s Corner: Jock Itch

Tinea cruris (jock itch) is a fungus infection involving the fold between the upper thigh and groin area. Tinea cruris is far more common in men than women. Often, infection results from the spread of the dermatophyte infection from concomitant tinea pedis, moving up the leg. Tinea on the...

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Clinician’s Corner: Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s feet is usually treated topically due to decreased side effects of this route of administration. It is the most common skin fungus infection, affecting up to 70% of adults. Infection is usually acquired by means of direct contact with the fungus as may occur by walking barefoot in...

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Clinician’s Corner: Dandruff

DANDRUFF Cause: We are familiar with the appearance of dandruff, which the scalp shows fine, white, diffuse scaliness. The rate of turnover of the skin cells is about twice the normal rate in patients affected with dandruff. Malassezia (formerly called Pityrosporum) is a “oil dependent” fungus (yeast) that lives...

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Clinician’s Corner: Treatment of Sunburn

Your Thompson Pharmacist is busy this time of the year recommending sunscreens. Sometimes however, the sunscreen is “forgotten” or not applied frequently enough, and patients come to seek our expert advice about treatment of sunburn. Most sunburn is self-treatable. Most are usually first or second degree burns. First degree...

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