First Derm is an iOS app that provides mothers and skin worriers across the world with an on-the-go skincare assessment tool. The tool is used as a first step guidance on skincare concerns within their families, including infants and children. The app works by allowing users to send photos of the externally affected areas of skin to a licensed dermatologist anonymously. The photos are reviewed and assessed within 24 hours of submission by the user.
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Author: Ulrike Efthamre Swedish magazine. “Året Runt nr 12 maj 2013 page 77”
A Smartphone App Saved My Life
Her malignant melanoma was found at an early stage thanks to a clinical digital health study using a smartphone app conducted in the region of western Götaland, Sweden. A week later, the lesion was surgically removed, and today Susann is completely healthy.
“It is very likely that the mobile phone saved my life,” Susann Samuelsson says, a 38-year-old mother of two from the west coast town of Kungsbacka.
Pediatrician skin concern
It is almost inevitable that small children occasionally develop some red spots or a rash – it is very common during childhood. The majority are harmless.
It is extremely rare to find malignant skin lesions in children, says Magnus Rehnström, pediatrician at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital with a special interest in children’s skin.