In his latest book, Dr. Robert A. Norman introduces us to the intriguing concept of preventive dermatology. Although dermatologists have long been patient advocates and have stressed vigorously on the importance of sun avoidance and protection, there is still much more that we can do to prevent disease. Dr. Norman and his skilled coterie of collaborators discuss two distinct types of prevention in dermatology: the prevention of skin diseases and the prevention of s- temic disorders, some with only very indirect connections to the skin. The frst is fairly well known to dermatologists; the second is truly an emerging concept of great importance. Educational efforts to prevent or at least control skin disease may range from the proper use of sunscreens to weight loss in psoriatic patients, the avoidance of trigger factors in rosacea, proper skin care in atopic dermatitis, or adoption of a low-fat diet to decrease the incidence of actinic keratosis and nonmelanoma skin cancer. Another good example is the use of vaccines to protect against diseases such as herpes zoster and genital HPV infection in females.
Robert Norman is an experienced geriatric dermatologist and has published several dermatology textbooks.
Prevention - An Overview.- Stress, Relaxation, and General Well-Being.- Smoking, Obesity/Nutrition, Sun, and the Skin.- Raising Awareness on the Health Literacy Epidemic.- Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Neglect: Indicators for Dermatology.- Working with Other Healthcare Providers.- The Future of Dermatological Therapy and Preventive Dermatology.- Common Problems and Treatment in Dermatological Prevention.- Prevention of Drug Reactions and Allergies in Dermatology.- Xerosis and Stasis Dermatitis.- Photoprotection.- Biologics.- Occupational Dermatology.- Diagnosis and Prevention of Bullous Diseases.- Diagnosis and Prevention of Atopic Eczema.- Prevention of Psoriasis.- Sports Dermatology: Prevention.- Prevention of Cosmetic Problems.- Nutrition, Vitamins, and Supplements.- Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral Diseases, and Vaccines.- Vaccines for Viral Diseases.- Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases from Office to Globe.- Current Vaccinations in Dermatology.- Wounds, Surgery, and Dermatological Prevention.- Prevention of Skin Infections.- Wound Prevention.- Prevention of Surgical Complications.- Prevention of Keloids.