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Dermatology

Magan Medical Clinic, Dermatology
420 W Rowland St, 2nd Floor
Covina, CA 91723
(626) 331-6411 Phone (Appointment Desk open M-F, 7:30 am-5:30 pm)
(626) 251-1552 Fax

 

Dermatology Staff
Our wonderful dermatology staff. Board certified dermatologist
 Charles Chiang, M.D., F.A.A.D. is in the center

 

We provide quality dermatology care with compassion. Our specialty is medical dermatology, including:

  • Acne (both teenage and adult onset; we are enrolled in iPledge if Accutane is needed)
  • Eczema / atopic dermatitis (in both children and adults)
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin cancer / skin exams
  • Moles
  • Warts / molluscum
  • Rosacea
  • Pigmentation disorders
  • Alopecia areata (autoimmune non-scarring hair loss)
  • Scarring hair loss (autoinflammatory scarring hair loss)
  • Phototherapy (we have a nbUVB booth and Dr. Chiang completed a phototherapy fellowship at UCSF)
  • Hives
  • Itching (pruritus)
  • Nail disorders
  • Topical therapy for photoaging and sun damage

If you have psoriasis or hair questions, Dr. Chiang possesses special expertise. He completed fellowships in both fields at University of California, San Francisco where he saw a wide spectrum of patients (including the most severe), performed clinical trials, and published research.

We take pleasure in serving our community including Covina, West Covina, San Dimas, Rancho Cucamonga, Baldwin Park, Azusa, Glendora, Upland, El Monte, Duarte, Monrovia, Arcadia, La Puente, and Diamond Bar.

Same day appointments often available. No referral is necessary if you have PPO insurance. We accept a wide range of insurance plans (unfortunately, we do not accept Medi-Cal as primary insurance, only as secondary insurance).

For appointments, please call (626) 331-6411. We look forward to serving you!


 

"What’s New in..."

A monthly column by Dr. Chiang

 

May 2016

What's New in Eczema

What's new in Eczema

Parents often ask me for recommendations on special diets for their babies with “sensitive skin,” i.e. atopic dermatitis/eczema. Specifically, I’ve been asked whether they should consider hydrolyzed formula. Hydrolyzed means that the milk proteins have been broken down into smaller pieces. These formulas are advertised as “might be a good choice” for “skin rashes.”

However, a recent review (meta-analysis) of 37 clinical trials “found no consistent evidence to support a protective role for partially or extensively hydrolysed formula [for reducing risk of allergic or autoimmune disease].” In addition, researchers “found evidence of publication bias, methodological biases, and conflict of interest in those studies reporting allergic outcomes.”

In addition, the FDA’s conclusion summarized in Pediatrics was “there is little to very little credible evidence for a qualified health claim about W-PHF [whey protein partially hydrolyzed infant formula] and a reduced risk of AD [atopic dermatitis]”

Overall, it seems the guidelines that do recommend the consideration of hydrolyzed formula base this on “little evidence.” While parents often hope that changing the baby’s diet will improve matters, from a skin standpoint, it seems that special formulas are not the solution. If you or your child has eczema, please make an appointment for dermatology consultation at (626) 331-6411 to discuss your options.

Charles Chiang, MD, FAAD
Board Certified Dermatologist

References:

-  Boyle RJ, et al. Hydrolysed formula and risk of allergic or autoimmune disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2016
-  Chung CS, et al. FDA’s Health Claim Review: Whey-protein Partially Hydrolyzed Infant Formula and Atopic Dermatitis. Pediatrics 2012
How Hydrolyzed Formulas Can Help Your Baby. Accessed: May 8, 2016

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