Under the leadership of the Canadian Dermatology Association, Choosing Wisely announces the release of five new recommendations of tests, treatments or procedures to question in Dermatology:
- Don’t routinely prescribe antibiotics for bilateral lower leg redness and swelling.
- Don’t routinely prescribe topical combination corticosteroid/antifungal products.
- Don’t routinely use topical antibiotics on a surgical wound.
- Don’t prescribe systemic anti-fungals for suspected onychomycosis without mycological confirmation of dermatophyte infection.
- Don’t use oral antibiotics for acne vulgaris for more than 3 months without assessing efficacy.
See Five Tests and Treatments to Question in Dermatology to view the full list, including a rationale and references for each recommendation.