DERMATOLOGY

Amber Pharmacy’s Dermatology Center of Excellence offers personalized patient care, access to needed medications and the clinical support necessary to promote medication adherence and compliance.

Each dermatology patient is assigned a healthcare team. This team has extensive experience in dermatology and provides support for the clinical, physical, financial, educational and emotional needs of patients and their caregivers.

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Amber Pharmacy is Here to Help

The challenges associated with dermatology conditions can be difficult for patients to manage. Our dermatology team is here to serve as your advocate. Amber Pharmacy’s enrollment and benefit coordinators will help you with your insurance coverage and will work with you to find the best way to pay for your medication. Personal care coordinators will remind you when it’s time to refill your medication so you receive the most effective treatment possible. At Amber Pharmacy, we’re always here to help.

Donna Filo

“Living with a dermatology condition can be a constant challenge. I enjoy working with patients to help them understand causes and triggers and to help manage flare-ups.”

 

— Donna Filo, RPh
Dallas Pharmacy Manager

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Dermatology

What dermatology conditions does a specialty pharmacy treat?

Amber Pharmacy dispenses medications to treat, psoriasis, eczema and hidradenitis suppurativa.  

What are safe medication injection techniques?

Depending on what your doctor prescribes, you may have to inject your medication at home. If so, your pharmacy will review injection techniques with you. Standard injection techniques include:

  1. Clean the injection site.
  2. Let the skin dry.
  3. Pinch or stretch the skin (depending on your medication and injection site).
  4. Take a deep breath to relax.
  5. Insert the needle using a quick dart-like motion.
  6. Inject the medication.
  7. Wait to withdraw the needle until all of the medication is injected.
  8. Once you withdraw the needle, gently apply pressure with a sterile swab.
  9. Apply a Band-Aid.
  10. Properly dispose of used needles/syringes.
  11. Document that you took your medication.

Each medication has its own special considerations and instructions that your pharmacist will go over with you. If you have questions about your injection technique, be sure to ask your pharmacist.

How can I reduce itching?

Scratching can cause infection and make your skin feel worse. To help with itching, make sure you moisturize your skin at least twice a day. Taking a lukewarm oatmeal bath or putting a cold pack on itchy spots may help as well.

How can I avoid infection?

Scratching itchy skin may be tempting but should be avoided because it can lead to infection. To help reduce the damage of scratching, keep your fingernails trimmed short. Tell your doctor if you think you have an infection.

How do I keep my skin moisturized?

Keeping your skin moisturized will help reduce itching. Try these tips to keep your skin moisturized.

  • Don’t take baths or showers that are too hot.
  • Showers or baths shouldn’t be longer than 10 minutes.
  • Use unscented, mild soap.
  • Apply moisturizer immediately after bathing.
  • Consider using thick cream or ointment. Lotion may have more water in it, making it less effective.
How do I protect my skin from the sun?

Sun exposure may irritate your psoriasis or eczema. Try these tips to protect your skin from the sun year-round.

  • Generously apply sunscreen to all exposed skin, unless your skin is cracked or broken.
  • Wear protective clothing.
  • Stay in the shade when possible.
  • Avoid tanning beds.

 

Dermatology Resources

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We have extensive clinical expertise and experience working with dermatology patients. In all that we do we provide respectful, reliable, patient-centered care.

Get in touch with us

Amber Pharmacy is here to help with any inquiries. Visit our contact page to send us an email or give us a call.