Tag Archives: Severe

In Brief: Improving Care for New Mothers with Severe Psychiatric Illness

NPR just aired a short story about a young woman who experienced postpartum psychosis after the birth of her first child.  It was a short article but it brought up several important themes. The article highlights the importance of recognizing postpartum psychosis. While we have worked hard to increase awareness of postpartum depression, the article… Read More »

Hawaii toddler with eczema suffers severe ‘lobster’ red, oozing skin reaction to steroid cream

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW  A young Hawaiian boy suffered a severe skin reaction that included painful, oozing and sometimes bloody red scabs after his parents used a steroid-based cream that was prescribed to treat his eczema. Kristi and Matt Chun, parents to 20-month-old Colby, began to use the cream on their son after initially finding a… Read More »

Medication for severe acne, Isotretinoin, alters skin microbiome – ScienceBlog.com

Isotretinoin, a form of vitamin A, has been prescribed to treat acne for decades. It reduces oil production in the skin, which helps prevent acne from forming. But new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has uncovered a previously unknown benefit of the medication. It shifts the skin microbiome of acne… Read More »