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Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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What is Radiation Dermatitis?

This refers to skin inflammation caused by exposure to radiation.

Typical Symptoms of Radiation Dermatitis

  • History of radiation therapy

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Hair loss

  • Skin problem on the chest, tummy or back

  • Skin over the entire body is red

  • Skin hardening

  • Black/blue/brown spots or moles, on the skin and lining of the mouth

  • Sores or ulcers of the skin

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Radiation Dermatitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Have you ever had radiation therapy?

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

  • Are you experiencing increased hair loss?

  • Do you have skin hardening?

  • Are there black, blue, or brown spots on your skin? (Including moles)

Treatmentof Radiation Dermatitis

Avoid sun exposure, harsh soaps, and strong perfumes. Moisturizers and steroid creams can help. The radiation oncologist should be informed to see if radiation treatment should be modified.

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References

  • Hegedus F, Mathew LM, Schwartz RA. Radiation dermatitis: an overview. Int J Dermatol. 2017 Sep;56(9):909-914. doi: 10.1111/ijd.13371. Epub 2016 Aug 6. PMID: 27496623.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijd.13371

  • Leventhal J, Young MR. Radiation Dermatitis: Recognition, Prevention, and Management. Oncology (Williston Park). 2017 Dec 15;31(12):885-7, 894-9. PMID: 29297172.

    https://www.cancernetwork.com/view/radiation-dermatitis-recognition-prevention-and-management

  • Rosenthal A, Israilevich R, Moy R. Management of acute radiation dermatitis: A review of the literature and proposal for treatment algorithm. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Aug;81(2):558-567. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.02.047. Epub 2019 Feb 22. PMID: 30802561.

    https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(19)30338-X/fulltext

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Reviewed By:

Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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