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#121 Misdiagnosis of Eczema and Skin Diseases in People of Color and Melanated Skin with Rakhi Roy Chowdhury, MS, RD

July 29, 2020
Less Stressed Life : Upleveling Life, Health & Happiness
#121 Misdiagnosis of Eczema and Skin Diseases in People of Color and Melanated Skin with Rakhi Roy Chowdhury, MS, RD
Chapters
14:42
Inflammatory cascade between Asian skin and Black skin
18:36
Causes of depigmentation
20:09
Treatment for black skin of color
22:57
What is Lichenification?
23:34
Efficacy and Safety of Crisaborole Ointment
Less Stressed Life : Upleveling Life, Health & Happiness
#121 Misdiagnosis of Eczema and Skin Diseases in People of Color and Melanated Skin with Rakhi Roy Chowdhury, MS, RD
Jul 29, 2020

β€œπ‘Œπ‘œπ‘’ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘™π‘™π‘¦ 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 π‘‘π‘œ 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ 𝑑𝑖𝑔 π‘‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘ π‘’ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘π‘‘π‘–π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  π‘€β„Žπ‘œ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘“π‘Žπ‘šπ‘–π‘™π‘–π‘Žπ‘Ÿ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž β„Žπ‘œπ‘€ π‘‘π‘œ 𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑦 π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘”π‘’ π‘œπ‘“ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘ π‘˜π‘–π‘›."


In this week's episode of the Less Stressed Life Podcast, a good friend of mine Rakhi Roy Chowdhury, an actress-turned dietitian shares all about how skin rashes present differently in melanated skin, including her own fascinating personal story. As a result, they are often missed or misdiagnosed.Β 

Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • [18:36] Causes of depigmentation
  • [20:09] Treatment for black skin of color
  • [22:57] What is Lichenification?


Mentioned in this episode:


Research mentioned:Β 

https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(12)00722-1/pdf

https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(17)30205-1/pdf


Rakhi Roy Chowdhury is an actress-turned dietitian whose own challenges with her skin flareups on-screen prevented her from continuing to book more work. This leads her to seek out the counsel of a Dietitian in her 20s when her own allergist said she couldn't help her anymore and her dermatologists mismanaged her eczema over the years. Rakhi holds a Master’s degree in Dietetics & Nutrition and is currently a corporate wellness and consultant clinical dietitian. She sees patients with HIV at her state Department of Health and provides functional nutrition counseling for skin and gut disorders in her virtual private practice.




Personalized functional medicine with Christa Biegler:

http://www.lessstressednutrition.com


Less Stressed Life Podcast:

http://www.lessstressedlife.com


Less Stressed Life Facebook Page:

https://www.fb.me/christabieglerrd/


Show Notes Chapter Markers

β€œπ‘Œπ‘œπ‘’ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘™π‘™π‘¦ 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 π‘‘π‘œ 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ 𝑑𝑖𝑔 π‘‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘ π‘’ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘π‘‘π‘–π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  π‘€β„Žπ‘œ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘“π‘Žπ‘šπ‘–π‘™π‘–π‘Žπ‘Ÿ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž β„Žπ‘œπ‘€ π‘‘π‘œ 𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑦 π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘”π‘’ π‘œπ‘“ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘ π‘˜π‘–π‘›."


In this week's episode of the Less Stressed Life Podcast, a good friend of mine Rakhi Roy Chowdhury, an actress-turned dietitian shares all about how skin rashes present differently in melanated skin, including her own fascinating personal story. As a result, they are often missed or misdiagnosed.Β 

Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • [18:36] Causes of depigmentation
  • [20:09] Treatment for black skin of color
  • [22:57] What is Lichenification?


Mentioned in this episode:


Research mentioned:Β 

https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(12)00722-1/pdf

https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(17)30205-1/pdf


Rakhi Roy Chowdhury is an actress-turned dietitian whose own challenges with her skin flareups on-screen prevented her from continuing to book more work. This leads her to seek out the counsel of a Dietitian in her 20s when her own allergist said she couldn't help her anymore and her dermatologists mismanaged her eczema over the years. Rakhi holds a Master’s degree in Dietetics & Nutrition and is currently a corporate wellness and consultant clinical dietitian. She sees patients with HIV at her state Department of Health and provides functional nutrition counseling for skin and gut disorders in her virtual private practice.




Personalized functional medicine with Christa Biegler:

http://www.lessstressednutrition.com


Less Stressed Life Podcast:

http://www.lessstressedlife.com


Less Stressed Life Facebook Page:

https://www.fb.me/christabieglerrd/


Inflammatory cascade between Asian skin and Black skin
Causes of depigmentation
Treatment for black skin of color
What is Lichenification?
Efficacy and Safety of Crisaborole Ointment