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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 »

Break the reaction to high pain scores

Pain usually cannot be “treated” like a standard ear infection. Treating patients in pain requires setting realistic expectations, using a variety of approaches, and patience. One patient I treated months ago highlights these points. At 6 a.m., I was ready for the change of shift at the hospital. The night doctor who took care of… Read More »