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Top 10 list of allergens…

The top 10 allergens (and how to avoid exposure) … Tixocortol pivalate (a steroid) Propylene glycol Methylchloroisothiazolinone Formaldehyde Cocamidopropylbetaine Lanolin Benzalkonium chloride Fragrance and balsam of peru Neomycin Nickel Tixocortol pixilate is a steroid present in creams like hydrocortisone acetate. … Continue reading

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Got an itch? Your doctor should be asking some of the following questions. . .

If you are itching, there is more to the story.  There are other parts to the history and physical to investigate. Any new cosmetics or creams? They can cause allergic contact dermatitis, hives or even sensitivity to the sun. New … Continue reading

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Wound Care May Matter More Than Antibiotics – NYTimes.com

Want to ward off MRSA? Wash. Wash. Wash. Wound Care May Matter More Than Antibiotics – NYTimes.com.

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Viral rash? or child abuse?

I just saw a rash this morning while teaching medical residents.  Have you heard of “fifths disease?”  I saw a slap-cheeked looking kid, at little risk of being abused.  The offending virus is Parvovirus B19.  Interesting questions were brought up.  The mom of this patient  is … Continue reading

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Rashes. . . . mysteries I love to solve.

My non-medical friends are horrified when they see my delight with rashes.  I have given a dermatology talk to medical students monthly for 10 years: dermatology 101.  One common rash is contact dermatitis.  There are two kinds:  1.  irritant–which is … Continue reading

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shingles aren’t just for houses

Are these chicken pox?   My neighborhood has been in an uproar recently about the contagiousness of chicken pox and shingles.  It is time for a little general knowledge dissemination.   Varicella zoster virus is the culprit.  It is one … Continue reading

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