Dermatoses caused by cultural practices: Cosmetic cultural practices

Neelam A. Vashi*, Nicole Patzelt, Stephen Wirya, Mayra B.C. Maymone, Roopal V. Kundu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The second article in this continuing medical education series discusses cosmetic practices associated with cultural dermatoses, including hair care, traditional clothing, and skin decorations. Often, the steps individuals take to enhance their physical appearance are determined by cultural perceptions of beauty. Without awareness of cultural practices, a multitude of cutaneous dermatoses may be missed by the dermatologist. Recognition and understanding of patients' cultural backgrounds and habits will allow the practicing dermatologist to offer better counseling and treatment options while providing a more meaningful and understanding physician–patient relationship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-30
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018

Keywords

  • cosmetic
  • cultural competency
  • globalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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