In 2012 UBC CPD received the Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Award for This Changed My Practice.
Dr. Eileen Murray
By Dr. Eileen Murray on October 16, 2019
Topical corticosteroids are the most frequently used topical medications for treating skin diseases. They are cheap, extremely efficacious and almost completely free of side effects when used appropriately.
By Dr. Eileen Murray on October 3, 2017
When I started out in dermatology, corticosteroids were the only systemic drug available to treat patients with severe allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), atopic dermatitis (AD), drug reactions and those with bullous diseases. Corticosteroids are potent and excellent immunosuppressive agents. The main problem with systemic use is the high risk of drug interactions, as well as multiple serious acute and long-term side effects.
By Dr. Eileen Murray on May 11, 2016
Fungal infections particularly of the feet are a common problem. If only the skin is involved topical treatment with any of the antifungal creams works well. However, often fungal infections are ignored by patients and chronic skin infection can lead to infection of the nails.