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About hair transplantation: Helping you understand your procedure   English
Abstract: This handout describes how to prepare for and what to expect from hair transplantation. Patients should read this handout before reading and signing the form "Hair Transplantation."
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 8/2007
Adalimumab: Humira   English
Abstract: This handout explains the drug adalimumab. It includes how to take it, what to expect, possible side effects, and cautions.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 3/2011
After hair transplantation surgery: Care instructions   English
Abstract: This handout describes self-care after hair transplantation surgery.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 8/2007
After your skin biopsy: Self-care after your procedure   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to care for the incision after a skin biopsy. It also includes what symptoms require a call to the doctor or clinic.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Basic nail care   English
Abstract: This handout gives tips to follow to help keep fingernails and toenails strong and healthy.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Bedbugs: What you need to know   English
Abstract: This handout gives basic information about bedbugs -- what they look like, where they are most often found, and what to do if you think you may have them in your house.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Biotin: For healthy nails, skin, and hair   English
Abstract: This handout gives general information about biotin, a B vitamin that is needed for healthy nails, skin, hair, intestines, and nervous system. Included are common doses, alternate names, side effects, and where to buy biotin.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Bleach baths: To fight skin infection   English
Abstract: This handout explains what a bleach bath is and gives step-by-step instructions on how to create and use one. Cautions and warnings are included.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 12/2010
Burow's solution: For use on some skin irritations   English
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions on how to make a cold compress using Burow's solution.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 12/2010
Calcium and vitamin D: Why we need these nutrients   English
Abstract: This handout explains why we need calcium and vitamin D, which help keep bones healthy and help prevent some cancers. Included are food sources of these nutrients, how much is needed, and how sunscreens affect vitamin D absorption.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Chronic paronychia: Causes and treatments   English
Abstract: This handout explains what causes chronic paronychia, an inflammation (redness, swelling, and tenderness) of the skin around a fingernail or toenail. Instructions for two treatment options are included, as well as tips for protecting the nails from further irritations and infections.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Compression stockings: What they are for and how to find the right ones for you   English
Abstract: This handout explains what compression stockings are, how they work, and the different "strengths" that are available. It includes a list of local and online resources for buying compression stockings.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 9/2016
Cyclosporine: To treat skin conditions   English
Abstract: This handout provides information about taking cyclosporine, a medicine that suppresses the immune system, to treat skin conditions. Included are standard doses, monitoring, side effects, and drug and food interactions.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 12/2010
Dapsone: Answers to common questions   English
Abstract: This handout provides basic information about dapsone, an antibiotic "sulfa" drug used to treat many contagious and noncontagious skin conditions, including dermatitis herpetiformis (chronic, itchy rash), pyoderma gangrenosum (large, painful sores), vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), Henoch-Schonlein purpura, and Sweet syndrome (painful skin sores and fever).
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Dry skin care: Helpful tips   English
Abstract: This handout explains what causes dry skin. It offers tips to help get skin back to normal, through bathing practices and using skin lotions, creams, and ointments.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 12/2010
Eczema: What it is and how to treat it   English
Abstract: This handout explains eczema and its symptoms and treatments, which may include antihistamines, steroid and non-steroid creams and ointments, and antibiotics.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Etanercept: Enbrel   English
Abstract: This handout explains the drug etanercept. It includes how to take it, what to expect, possible side effects, and cautions.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 3/2011
Hair loss: Causes and myths   English
Abstract: This handout explains the different types of hair loss and its causes. It discusses genetic baldness (androgenetic alopecia) and telogen effluvium, as well as what tests may be done to determine the cause of hair loss.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 4/2011
Imiquimod cream: Aldara   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to use imiquimod cream, a topical cream that activates the body's immune system to help treat some skin diseases. It includes spaces for the dermatologist to write in the times, days, and how long to use the cream.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 2/2011
Intranasal mupirocin (Bactroban)   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to use mupirocin (Bactroban), an ointment that is used to prevent recurring skin infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It include possible side effects.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Iron supplements: What they are for and how to find the right kind for you   English
Abstract: This handout explains about iron supplements and why a dermatologist may recommend them. It includes possible side effects and product examples.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 3/2011
Methotrexate: To treat skin conditions   English
Abstract: This handout discusses the medicine methotrexate, which is used for many skin disorders such as psoriasis. It includes doses, monitoring, side effects, and drug interactions.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 4/2011
Molluscum: Causes and treatments   English
Abstract: This handout explains what molluscum are and how they are treated. Included are sections on treating molluscum with Cantharone (a topical gel), liquid nitrogen, and scraping.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 4/2011
Narrowband UBV phototherapy: What to expect and possible risks   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when having phototherapy (light treatments) with narrowband UVB (nb-UVB) light at the Dermatology Center at University of Washington Medical Center. It also lists short-term and long-term risks linked with ultraviolet light treatments.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ointment applicators: For putting lotion or cream on your back   English
Abstract: This handout describes 2 kinds of applicators that patients can use to put ointment on their own backs. Some brand names and prices (as of December 2010) are included.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 12/2010
Onychomycosis: What it is and how to treat it   English
Abstract: This handout explains onychomycosis, the fungus that some people develop under their fingernails or toenails. It discusses treatment options, costs, what to expect when taking the oral medicine, and possible side effects.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Open wet dressings   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to make and use an open wet dressing, sometimes used to treat dermatitis (skin inflammation) and to hydrate (put water into) the skin. This makes topical steroid creams or ointments applied to the skin more effective.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Patient instructions for surgery: Dermatologic surgery   English
Abstract: This flyer explains instructions to follow prior to dermatologic surgery.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 7/2004
Photodynamic therapy: Treatment for actinic keratosis   English
Abstract: This handout explains photodynamic therapy, a treatment for a skin problem called actinic keratosis. It includes how to prepare for the therapy, what to expect, and possible side effects.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 10/2016
Protecting your hands: For people with hand dermatitis (hand eczema)   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to protect your hands when you have hand dermatits, also known as hand eczema.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 4/2011
Psoriasis: Causes and treatments   English
Abstract: This handout describes psoriasis, a chronic inflammation that can affect the skin or the joints (psoriatic arthritis). Treatment options are discussed.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Pulsed dye laser treatment: Patient information   English
Abstract: This brochure discusses pulsed dye laser treatment: what it does, how it works, what happens during treatment, precautions to follow before and after treatment, and insurance coverage.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 7/2004
Sunscreens: How they work and how to use them   English
Abstract: This handout explains the 2 types of sunscreens and how they work. It also tells how to use them so they are the most effective. SPF (sunburn protection factor) is explained.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Treating warts at home: What you can do   English
Abstract: This handout gives detailed instructions for many ways to treat warts at home, including salicylic acid and lactic acid (DuoFilm) and hyperthermia.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: , 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Using mycophenolate mofetil to treat skin conditions: CellCept   English
Abstract: This handout explains doses, monitoring, side effects, and drug interactions related to using mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) to treat skin conditions.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 4/2011
White cotton gloves: What you need to know   English
Abstract: This handout gives information about wearing white cotton gloves to protect the skin of the hands from irritants. Wearing these gloves may be advised for patients with dry skin, eczema, or allergic contact dermatitis. Included are resources for buying white cotton gloves.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
 
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