Asian Journal of Research in Dermatological Science <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Research in Dermatological Science</strong>&nbsp;aims to publish&nbsp;high-quality&nbsp;papers (<a href="/index.php/AJRDES/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all aspects of&nbsp;‘Dermatological Science’. This journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct, scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> en-US (Asian Journal of Research in Dermatological Science) (Asian Journal of Research in Dermatological Science) Fri, 02 Jul 2021 08:04:07 +0000 OJS 60 The use of Cryotherapy and Albendazole as a Beneficial Cutaneous Larva Migrans Therapy: A Case Report <p><strong>Aims: </strong>To describe the effect of combination albendazole and cryotherapy as a spesific CLM therapy.</p> <p><strong>Presentation of case:</strong> A 21-year-old man reported a winding reddish patches that felt itchy and hot since 1 month ago. Erythema papules and hyperpigmented patches and hyperpigmented macules in the serpiginous form were found at right brachial, right genu, and right cruris regions. The patient was given albendazole therapy 1x400 mg for 3 days orally and mixed cream (albendazole 400 mg, mupirocin, and clobetasol propionate) for 7 days showed only minimal clinical cure. For optimal results, we combine albendazole therapy with cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen. Combination therapy resulted in satisfactory improvement and no recurrences after therapy.</p> <p><strong>Discussion:</strong> The first-line therapy for the treatment of CLM cases is ivermectin 0.15-0.2 mg / kg / day and second-line albendazole 400 mg given for 3 consecutive days. Alternative therapy such as cryotherapy in an unsuccessful case with oral therapy and also to prevent recurrency.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Administration of albendazole combination therapy with cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen as management of CML therapy is effective in unsuccessful case to oral therapy.</p> Frieda Yanuar, Bobby Febrianto, Eka Devinta Novi Diana, Alfina Rahma, Harijono Kariosentono, Rafael Bagus Yudhistira ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 29 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Severe form of Dress Syndrome Treated with Bolus Corticotherapy <p>Drug hypersensitivity syndrome or DRESS is a drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms. The prescription of systemic corticosteroids has been proposed in case of visceral involvement with the possibility of corticosteroid bolus in the presence of severe signs of DRESS. We report the case of a patient who developed DRESS syndrome two months after taking Mesalazine and fifteen days after taking Sulfasalazine with moderate hepatic impairment which progressed to severe hepatic cytolysis despite the discontinuation of the incriminating treatment and the introduction of low-dose corticosteroid therapy. The administration of bolus corticosteroids for three days followed by oral corticosteroids allowed the control and the clinical and biological improvement of the disease.</p> J. B. Ntihebuwayo, F. Hali, F. Z. El Fatoiki, S. Chiheb ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 15 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Minus One Rule of Hairwash in Monsoon <p><strong>Aims: </strong>The Asian subcontinent has a well-defined monsoon season; however, it is still uncertain whether hair loss increases during the monsoon. Scant literature is available on correlation between hair wash frequency and hair loss. This small cross-sectional study aimed to objectively assess whether patients perceived increased hairfall during monsoons. In addition, we aimed to formulate a hairwash frequency schedule to help in reducing seasonal hairfall in monsoon.</p> <p><strong>Study Design: </strong>Cross-sectional study</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study: </strong>Kaya Skin Clinics, New Delhi, India. The Study was conducted from August 2020 till September 2020</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> After due consent, 25 females who were experiencing hairfall and not taken any hair salon treatment in the last 3 months were enrolled during the months of August and September. Patients with medical comorbidities and other hair disorders were excluded.&nbsp; A new concept by the name of “minus 1 rule” was formulated where 1 implied 24 hours.&nbsp; A hairwash schedule based on this concept was given for four washes. Hair shed during each wash were collected and a validated Hair Shedding Visual Scale based on hair length was used by the principal investigator to score the samples.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Seventy six percent experienced maximum hairfall in monsoon. The mean Hair shedding Visual Scale scores at baseline and the third wash were 5.24±1.82 and 4.32±1.76 respectively and this difference in mean scores was statistically significant (<em>P</em> value &lt;0.00001).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>This study found a statistically significant reduction in hair fall visual scale scores with a hairwash 24 hours prior to the need for a wash during the monsoon season. In addition, we found that majority females reported hairloss during the monsoon season. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study which has attempted to find a relation between hair wash frequency and hair loss during the monsoon season.</p> Harsimran Kaur, Priya Puja, Sushant Shetty ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 02 Jul 2021 08:07:35 +0000