Skin Care Treatment

Diluted Bleach Baths Improve Childhood Eczema

2009-04-27 08:38

Researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have found that household bleach or more precisely diluted bleach baths can reduce the misery of childhood eczema. According to the study, seventeen percent of school age children experience eczema, causing itching, rash, poor sleep, and potentially setting kids up for skin infection including MRSA from broken skin.

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Two-Pronged Attack Works Best For Psoriasis Treatment

2009-04-24 12:25

A new Cochrane review finds that two commonly used topical treatments work best together to treat chronic psoriasis, but are not a cure.

“Almost everyone with psoriasis will try topical treatments and some people will use them throughout their lifetime, so it is important to know how effective and safe they are,” said lead author Anne Mason, a research fellow at the Centre for Health Economics the University of York, in England.

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Benzyl Alcohol Lotion Approved By FDA For Head Lice Treatment

2009-04-10 09:37

Head lice, pediculosis capitis, now has a new treatment. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new prescription medication for treatment of head lice infestation. Benzyl Alcohol Lotion, 5%, has been approval as a prescription medication, for use in patients 6 months of age and older.

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Morgellons Disease: The unexplained Skin Condition

2009-03-27 10:49

Morgellons Disease is an unexplained dermopathy. The disease name was given by the mother whose child fell ill in 2002 with numerous symptoms that could not be categorized into a known disease. One of the “defining” characteristics is the physical presence of small diameter “filaments” which protrude from painful skin lesions.

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Skin Patch Measures Person's Exposure To Sun

2009-03-19 10:32

Researchers from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow have developed a skin patch that measures a person's exposure to the sun. The device uses chemical compounds inside the patch which react to ultraviolet (UV) light and change color to warn of a potential skin burn.

Since the device isn’t readily available just yet, so it is important to remember to use sun screen.

The best sunscreen is the one you will use. It has to "feel" good to them--not be too greasy, not have the wrong scent, be the right consistency (lotion vs cream).

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Rodial Tummy Tuck Flattening Stomach

2009-03-05 14:44

We came across Rodial Tummy Tuck slimming cream when we were looking for a skin care cream for a review. Since the promises that Rodial Tummy Tuck skin cream gives are very claiming, such as stomach flattening formula with stomach flattening micro fibers helping slim and visibly tighten the abdominal area, we decided users and providers to speak for themselves and our reader being the one making conclusions.

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New Guidelines For Managing Psoriasis With Topical Therapies

2009-03-05 08:01

The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released new guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with topical therapies based on an extensive review of scientific literature on the subject and recommendations of recognized psoriasis experts. This is the Academy’s third of six sections of the guidelines of care for psoriasis, with two previously published sections focusing on general recommendations for the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis with an emphasis on the class of treatments known as biologics.

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Some Simple Things to Do to Minimize Scars

2009-02-21 20:42

The stitches are out. What are some simple things that you can do to minimize the scar?

Even though the stitches are out, the wound is not finished healing. The body does most of the healing of a laceration within two weeks, but will continue to "mold" and "change" the scar for up to two years.

It is important for the stitches need to come out early so that there will not be "stitch marks" or "rail road marks" from the stitches themselves. The "new scar" or "recently healed laceration" needs to still be protected from tension so it won't be pulled back open or the scar widened.

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Baby Quasar Facial Laser Sheds New Light On Skin Care

2009-02-19 16:02

The Baby Quasar Photorejuvenation Facial Laser from Quasar Light Therapy is one of the latest gadgets available for individuals desiring beautiful skin or want to reduce skin imperfections related to inflammatory skin conditions.

The Baby Quasar offers benefits in skin marred by acne, hyperpigmentation, or changes related to aging. A form of phototherapy or light therapy, the Baby Quasar tops the list for home cosmetic treatments.

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Scientists Unmask Genetic Markers Associated With Psoriasis

2009-01-31 03:35

Scientists at the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology, the U-M School of Public Health and their collaborators have found DNA “hotspots” that may reveal how genetic differences among individuals result in psoriasis, an autoimmune disease of the skin.

Published in Nature Genetics, the findings could lead to new drug targets and tailored treatments for the disease, notes James Elder, M.D., Ph.D., a professor in the Dermatology Department who was a co-leader of the research.

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Skin Experts: Melanotan Can Cause Changes In Moles

2009-01-30 10:00

Consumers should display caution when using unlicensed skin care products. Melanotan (an unlicensed medicine dubbed the "tan jab") can cause rapid changes in the appearance of moles, warn skin experts in this week's BMJ.

There are two types of Melanotan - Melanotan I and Melanotan II. They work by increasing the levels of melanin (the body's natural pigment that protects us from the sun) resulting in a suntan.

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FDA Warning About Skin Numbing Agents Targets Women

2009-01-18 09:20

Topical anesthetics, or skin numbing agents, are sold over the counter to treat minor burns, insect bites, poison ivy, and minor cuts. The creams and gels are now under advisory from the FDA. A statement released by the agency January 16 cautions consumers about the potential life threatening effects from improperly using the skin numbing anesthetics, and the warning targets women who use the products for special procedures, two of whom died.

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FDA Alerts About Danger Of Skin Numbing Products

2009-01-17 09:58

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a Public Health Advisory to alert consumers, patients, health care professionals, and caregivers about potentially serious and life-threatening side effects from the improper use of skin numbing products. The products, also known as topical anesthetics, are available in over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription forms.

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Improper Use of Topical Skin Anesthetics Can Result in Serious Side Effects

2009-01-16 20:34

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued an advisory to remind consumers and healthcare professionals that the improper use of topical anesthetics can result in serious and life-threatening side effects.

These topical anesthetics are available in both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription forms. They are commonly used in laser hair removal, tattoo removal, and chemical peels.

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Glory For Girls: All-Natural Clarifying Products For Clear, Radiant Skin

2009-01-14 23:43

Glory for Girls now offers girls of all ages clarifying products that are 100% natural and ultra-effective without using harsh ingredients that cause redness and irritation. The products include the Everyday Clarifying Lotion, Everyday Clarifying Pads, and the Coconut Scrub, all of which will be debuting at the New York International Gift Fair, January 25-29.

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EpiDerm's Skin Irritation Test Validated In EU

2008-12-18 03:49

MatTek Corporation today announced that the ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) endorsed the scientific validity of the Modified EpiDerm Skin Irritation Test (SIT) at its November meeting. ESAC concluded that the Modified EpiDerm SIT has sufficient accuracy and reliability for the prediction of skin irritating and non-irritating test substances.

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Dermatologists Applaud Passage Of Tanning Salon Regulation

2008-12-13 11:58

The Michigan Legislature took an important step to help combat the rise in skin cancer rates yesterday by passing House Bill 4146, according to the Michigan Dermatological Society (MDS).

The bill, introduced by Rep. Frank Accavitti (D-Eastpointe), regulates tanning salons by specifically requiring onsite parental consent for anyone under 18, larger warning signs in tanning facilities listing potential health consequences, and a signed informed consent form for all customers. About 25 other states have some form of restricted access for minors who want to use tanning facilities.

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Bell Launches Radical Defense Skin Care Ingredient

2008-12-10 07:28

Bell Ventures LLC, a leader in innovative antioxidant solutions in food, nutrition, and skin care, announces the release of its new, high-performance natural ingredient, GlobalPAX.

GlobalPAX is a proprietary extract made from the world's finest natural sources of proanthocyanidins (PACs), a powerful class of antioxidants. It is the first high-performance ingredient to standardize antioxidant capacity to Total ORAC, which analyzes antioxidant protection against 5 free radicals.

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No effectivie policies in reducing minors' indoor tanning use

2008-12-08 08:49

A new analysis finds that state policies meant to limit minors' indoor tanning use have had little effect. Published in the January 15, 2009 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that additional efforts are needed to reduce indoor tanning use in youth.

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Male And Female Skins Have Different Color Tones

2008-12-08 08:39

Michael J. Tarr, professor of cognitive and linguistic sciences at Brown University, has discovered a difference in skin tone associated with gender. His paper, “Gender Recognition of Human Faces Using Color,” is to be published online this week in the journal Psychological Science. It may have have wide implications for research and industry.

Men are red. Women are green.

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Delayed Reactions from Dermal Fillers Underestimated

2008-11-20 09:14

Delayed reactions from popular dermal fillers, injected into the skin for wrinkle reduction, may be underestimated, putting many women at risk for adverse events, such as scarring, Bell's palsy, and lumpy faces. According to statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Millions of people seek skin treatments every year from dermal fillers.

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Helping Consumers Sort Through Cosmeceutical Conundrum

2008-11-15 00:13

When it comes to cosmeceuticals, consumers are bombarded by marketing claims that often fail to live up to their hype. Banking on promises that a product can "reverse the aging process" or "deliver the results of a facelift" leads consumers to spend billions of dollars each year to try an array of anti-aging skin care products. Their hope is that one day they will find a product that actually lives up to its claims.

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Enhanced Cosmetic Procedures Give Patients More Options

2008-11-15 00:12

To satisfy the public's quest for younger-looking skin, the marketplace for cosmetic procedures has expanded dramatically over the years, with little signs of slowing down. From new facial fillers that produce longer-lasting results to at-home treatments that can temporarily remove unwanted hair, the average consumer now has many choices when it comes to improving their appearance.

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Selecting Antibiotics For Skin Structure Infection Treatment

2008-11-04 11:29

Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) and Decision Resources find that with the rising incidence of skin infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an overwhelming majority of surveyed physicians indicate that the most important attribute influencing antibiotic selection in skin and skin structure infections (SSSIs) is activity against MRSA.

Other factors that influence drug selection include an agent's skin penetration and its ability to avoid the development of resistant pathogens.

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FDA Urged To Conduct Full Scale Safety Review Of Nanoparticles In Sunscreen

2008-10-31 03:25

Consumers Union, nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, today released new product tests showing that 4 out of 5 sunscreens that claimed not to contain nanoparticles actually do contain them. Consumers Union urged the FDA to require a full safety assessment, stating that the nanoparticles appear widespread in mineral-based sunscreens and are difficult to avoid in these products.

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Trial Confirms Efficacy, Safety Of Intravenous Iclaprim As Skin Infection Treatment

2008-10-27 09:15

Arpida (SWX: ARPN) today presented the combined results from two pivotal Phase III clinical trials at the 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)/Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 46th annual meeting in Washington, DC.

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Treatment of psoriatic arthritis gets international guidelines

2008-10-27 05:17

Rheumatologists, dermatologists, and patient advocates have come together to publish the first-ever international guidelines for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis, a disease that mainly affects people who have psoriasis but also some people without it.

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Stress may make you skin itch

2008-10-27 05:03

Current research suggests that stress may activate immune cells in your skin, resulting in inflammatory skin disease. The related report by Joachim et al., "Stress-induced Neurogenic Inflammation in Murine Skin Skews Dendritic Cells towards Maturation and Migration: Key role of ICAM-1/LFA-1 interactions," appears in the November issue of The American Journal of Pathology.

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Small Town Alaska Helps Heal Nation Of Its Dry Skin

2008-10-23 07:20

Can one person living in a small town in Alaska help people across the nation find relief for their dry skin? The Vaseline brand thinks so and turned to Petal Ruch, mother of four, vocal instructor and resident of Kodiak, Alaska (population: 6,000) to start a word-of-mouth campaign for new Vaseline Clinical Therapy Lotion, the most efficacious lotion in the Vaseline product line. Vaseline Clinical Therapy is a prescription strength moisturizer available without a prescription, so people can "prescribe" it to themselves and others.

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