Blog & News

Melissa’s Story

Posted on: July 10, 2018

My name is Melissa and I have been a nurse for 12 years.  This is the story of how phototherapy has helped me in my personal life as well as my career…   I was a nurse working in postpartum maternity … Read More

Seeing the light

Posted on: June 21, 2018

Stewart S Psoriasis Advance. 2018;16(2):20-25. This article published in the summer edition of Psoriasis Advance delves into patient testimonies about their struggles with psoriasis. Melissa Leeolou, age 26, who was diagnosed with psoriasis when she was just one year old. … Read More

Sonia’s Story

Posted on: May 29, 2018

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and for the past eleven years, I have also been employed as a Patient Account Specialist here at Daavlin.  On a daily basis, I work with doctors, patients and insurance companies to help psoriasis, … Read More

Product Spotlight:  1 Series

Posted on: April 25, 2018

Intelligently designed for patients who want to receive phototherapy treatments in the comfort of their own home, Daavlin’s 1 Series is an affordable option that is surprisingly  powerful and effective.  In addition, the versatility of the 1 Series is perfect … Read More

Dyshidrotic Eczema and Tap Water Iontophoresis

Posted on: March 20, 2018

Although tap water iontophoresis is most commonly used for hyperhidrosis, it has a long and successful history of use in eczema treatment as well.[1]  In particular, dyshidrotic eczema (also known as pompholyx or dyshidrosis) can be treated with iontophoresis as … Read More

Transitioning Psoriasis Patients to Home Phototherapy

Posted on: March 20, 2018

If you have considered transitioning current psoriasis patients receiving in-office phototherapy to home phototherapy, you may want to read the recently published article, “Transition of Patients With Psoriasis From Office-Based Phototherapy to Nurse-Supported Home Phototherapy: A Pilot Study”.  The study, which … Read More

Psoriasis, Diabetes & Possible Combination Therapies

Posted on: February 5, 2018

One of the more well-known comorbidities commonly found in Psoriasis patients is Type II Diabetes, often as part of metabolic syndrome.  There are several interesting therapies for each of the diseases that have the possibility of  improving the other, including … Read More

Patient Advocacy in the Spotlight: Vitiligo Support International

Posted on: February 5, 2018

Vitiligo Support International (VSI) evolved from the frustrations of one person, Randy Salter.  After developing vitiligo in 1994, he was told by doctors that there were no treatments and that he should just be glad that he didn’t have cancer. … Read More

Psoriasis & Alcohol-Related Mortality

Posted on: February 5, 2018

It is common knowledge that patients with severe psoriasis have a premature mortality rate compared to the general population, even those with less severe disease.  The origins have typically been unclear, but past studies have associated excess alcohol intake, mental … Read More

Broadband UVB Revisited

Posted on: January 4, 2018

One of the more interesting sales trends seen within Daavlin’s Clinical department has been a slight uptick in conventional UVB broadband lamp machines (also known as “FS” type or color /12 lamps).   In our investigation into this phenomena, we have … Read More