With gardening season fast approaching, the American Academy of Dermatology has released a list of 7 tips for avoiding skin problems while working with plants.
Atopic dermatitis can have a negative effect on sleep quality in children. Though pruritus can be worse at night, scratching episodes accounted for less than a quarter of nighttime disruptions. This has lead researchers to conclude that nighttime scratching is not the only factor in sleep
A medication used to treat tyrosinemia has been shown to increase melanin production in some people with oculocutaneous albinism type 1B. By increasing melanin production, the medication, nitisinone, could help protect people with albinism against UV rays and help improve their vision, which can also be affected by the condition.
Skin cancer patients with a history of smoking have a significantly lower survival rate than skin cancer patients who do not smoke. Smoking cigarettes decreases survival rate in melanoma patients by 40 per cent according to a new study published by the medical journal Cancer Research (Feb. 17, 2019).
When emollients found in certain lotions, creams, and ointments are absorbed into fabrics they can pose a fire risk. Both paraffin and paraffin-free emollients, commonly found in products used to treat conditions like eczema and psoriasis have been shown to increase flammability in fabrics when allowed to absorb and dry.
Virtual reality could help reduce pain for patients undergoing minor medical procedures such as wart removal or wound cleaning.
Analysis of proteins in blister fluid taken from pediatric burn patients can help physicians more accurately classify burn severity. This could result in quicker diagnosis of burn severity, which with appropriate treatment, could help decrease skin surface scarring.