Fall weather combined with lower humidity cause skin to become dry and itchy. Use of topical moisturizers on a daily basis can help reduce the itchy symptoms. Moisturizing bodywash can also be helpful in restoring moisture to the skin. Hot showers tend to worsen itch so it is better to turn the temperature down. Now
The Foxhall Research Unit currently has three active studies: 1. Injectable agent for severe psoriasis (closed to enrollment) 2. Oral medication for severe atopic dermatitis (open to enrollment) 3. Topical medication for contact dermatitis (open to enrollment) Please call 202-838-3016 if you would like more information regarding these studies.
My intention of this blog is to keep patients up-to-date on my clinical practice, research program, and current literature. This post will focus on advances in psoriasis. A recent study by Mease et al., found that one in eight subjects with psoriasis had a positive result on the screening test PEST for symptoms of psoriatic