Stay current on the most common dermatologic conditions and their treatments during today’s “Skin Deep—Tricks of the Trade from Eczema to Scabies” session, delivered by Jacob Hennings, MD, FACEP, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in Chattanooga.
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Dr. Hennings will take attendees on a visual journey through common dermatologic findings in emergency care and share management tips.
One area Dr. Hennings will focus on is how conditions that are seen have changed in recent years. For example, he said, “I have seen more patients present with chronic generalized hives related to bed bugs.” He has also treated more chronic conditions like eczema and psoriasis, and he has had patients with limited health care access present in the middle of the night for symptoms related to their chronic conditions.
Dr. Hennings also will discuss the quantity and strength of topical steroids needed to treat a wide variety of skin inflammation and methods to alleviate pruritus. “I will cover both over-the-counter and prescription medications to treat classes of dermatology complaints,” he said.
Another area he’ll discuss is the importance of treating skin conditions without specifically identifying the type of rash. “I focus on symptom treatment rather than rash identification so patients can experience relief while awaiting definitive management with primary care or dermatology,” he said. “Let’s make our patients feel better and happier if we haven’t nailed the diagnosis.”
Skin Deep—Tricks of the Trade
from Eczema to Scabies
Tuesday, Oct. 31
WCC, Room 146C