Management

Management of childhood CLE is similar to management of adulthood cutaneous LE, but special consideration must be given to the effects of therapy on growth, social and intellectual functioning, later ability to conceive, and later development of malignancy. Emphasis on conservative therapies such as sun protection and local corticosteroid therapy is advisable in most cases of childhood CLE. Cosmetic camouflage should not be overlooked as an integral part of management. Antimalarial therapy may be used if local measures are insufficient or if scarring in cosmetically sensitive areas is imminent. Education about the negative effects of tobacco use on the effec tiveness of antimalarial drugs may be helpful (Jewell and McCauliffe 2000, Rahman et al. 1998). Systemic corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs are usually not indicated for cutaneous disease but may be indicated for severe systemic disease. Retinoids have been used in adults with CLE (Newton et al. 1986), but there is little information about the use of retinoids in children with CLE.

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

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Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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