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Advancing Knowledge in Fungal Skin, Hair and Nail Infections

On 29th October 2020, Dr Koh Hong Yi gave a talk on Fungal infections of the Skin, Hair and Nails to an audience of more than 100 GPs and specialists. This is part of Dr Koh’s contribution to inter-professional education, to share new developments in fungal skin infections with medical colleagues.

Fungal infections of skin, hair and nails are some of the commonest problems seen in the community. While most skin infections can be treated with over-the-counter creams, there is an emerging trend of drug-resistant fungal infections which need newer or more potent medications to be cured. Hair and nail infections, on the other hand, almost always require oral medications to resolve. Delayed treatment may lead to permanent hair loss or nail deformities, respectively.

If you have been managing a fungal infection that is not responding to anti-fungal creams, speak to your doctor if an alternative diagnosis or treatment needs to be considered.

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Thanks for joining us Live on Lazada!

We had a wonderful, interactive session yesterday evening live on Lazada. Together with Ms Ursula Soh (Founder of Eczema Support Group Singapore) and Jamie (from Ego, sponsor of this event), we answered questions from you on what triggers eczema especially during this pandemic, how we can protect our skin, and what are the ingredients of a good cleanser and moisturizer. If you missed this session, we have another live session coming up on 5th November. Stay tuned!

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Sharing Knowledge on Psoriasis and New Treatments (Biologics)

On 16th June 2020, Dr Koh Hong Yi was invited by Bioacademy to give a web-based lecture on Psoriasis – Types of Biologics and the Art of Counselling. In the audience were doctors, nurses and pharmacists who are involved in treating patients with severe psoriasis.

Biologics have been available to treat psoriasis since 2002. But many patients are still unaware, or afraid of this “new” class of therapy. Most biologics are more effective, and often safer, than conventional medications. It is not uncommon now for patients on biologics to achieve clear or almost clear skin! Furthermore, psoriasis is now known to be associated with other medical disorders like coronary heart disease (heart attack), stroke, diabetes and obesity. It is even more important that we treat psoriasis and reduce the risks of having these health problems. There are now more than 7 biologics for psoriasis available in Singapore. How to choose the right one for every individual patient was the focus of the webinar.

The webinar ended with a lively question and answer session that ended beyond the scheduled 1 hour.

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Singapore Gradually Exits Circuit Breaker

Singapore will exit the Circuit Breaker in phases starting from 2nd June 2020. The Ministry of Health has provided our clinic with guidance on what Dermatology specialist conditions we can see and treatments we may provide from 2nd June onwards:

  1. Skin cancer surveillance
  2. Moderate to severe acne
  3. Severe or worsening pigmentation disorders
  4. Inflammatory skin conditions eg. eczema, psoriasis
  5. Immunobullous conditions (autoimmune blistering problems)
  6. Viral warts

This list is not exhaustive. If you have a skin problem, do call (Tel: 64766821) or WhatsApp (HP: 88311384) us so that we may help you. Our teleconsultation services are still available for those who do not wish to travel to our clinic.

Aesthetic procedures such as fillers, toxin injections and aesthetic energy-based or laser treatments are still not allowed. We seek your patience and understanding as we fight Covid-19 together.

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