Over-the-Counter Dermatology Treatment Options for Under and Non-Insured Patients


Dermatology has the highest rate of recommending non-prescriptive medication of all specialties. Patients are increasing their use of over-the-counters based on recommendations from friends, dubious claims on the internet and their own reasons for self-care of acne, rosacea, eczema and other conditions. What is the data and science of tea tree oil, Shea butter, antifungals, the use of Vick’s VapoRub, steroids, aloe vera, ‘black soap’, “Cancema” and many other products? Can we safely recommend their use? What is the science and data? Join us on for this surprising and fascinating discussion.