Infectious Disease: Maui Derm 2019 Highlights


Matthew Zirwas, MD

In this session, Matt J. Zirwas, MD discussed the challenges of managing a range of contact dermatitis dilemmas, including:

  • When to patch test and when to treat empirically
  • Non-allergenic topicals
  • Low allergenicity personal care products
  • Allergen updates
  • The explosion of contact dermatitis from essential oils
  • Fragrances
  • Change in which formaldehyde releasers are most common
  • New or up-and-coming allergens, including long lasting nail polish, glucosides, and ammonium persulfate
  • Effects of L-histidine supplementation in atopic dermatitis
  • Oral management of xerotic dermatitis


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