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2011-04-25 08:15:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Many parents worry about the potential dangers of topical corticosteroids (TCS) for treating eczema in their children. Now, a new study shows those creams do not cause any significant, negative side effects. Eczema is an itchy inflammation of the skin that is most often seen in infants and children. Many parents fear that treating children with topical corticosteroids will "thin the skin." These fears often lead to poorly managed eczema in kids. Researchers from the...

2011-04-21 14:12:26

A new study published in the journal Pediatric Dermatology reveals that routine, long-term use of topical corticosteroids (TCS) for treating children with eczema does not cause any significant, negative side effects. Parental phobia of TCS is widespread and leads to poorly managed eczema in children. The commonest fear is that TCS use will "thin the skin." Parents fears are also shared by many health care providers, including pharmacists. Led by Gayle Fischer, MBBS, FACD, of The University of...

2011-04-12 00:00:28

Specialty Pharmacy Brings Natural Beauty to New Yorkers Palm Springs, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2011 Tucked away in the quiet neighborhood of the Upper East Side in New York City lies a one stop shop for all your pharmaceutical, beauty and most importantly, organic needs. With the handful of big name pharmacies located just blocks from one another, Carnegie Hill Chemists sets itself apart from the rest with an old school pharmacy feel, retailing only the finest in holistic, natural and...

2011-04-11 21:37:53

The use of corticosteroids during pregnancy does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of orofacial clefts in infants, according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101063.pdf. Many previous studies have shown associated risks with use of oral corticosteroids, although they were small studies. Corticosteroids are used for asthma, allergies, eczema and psoriasis, autoimmune diseases and cancer. Use of...

2011-03-02 13:03:17

Tanning bed exposure can produce more than some tanners may bargain for, especially when they self-diagnose and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions, according to research conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology. "There are many reasons to be cautious of tanning bed radiation but some people use tanning beds to 'self-treat' skin eruptions," said Jeffrey B. Travers, M.D., Ph.D., senior author of a study published online in the Archives of...

2011-03-02 00:00:27

Henley Natural Gives customers the chance to Save 50% off the retail price on a purchase of shea butter cream this St. Patrick's Day. Tampa, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 01, 2011 This St. Patrick's Day save 50% on shea butter cream from Henley Natural. There are Big Savings to be found in the pot of gold under this rainbow that are sure to keep money in the pocketbook. This special offer will be available from Thursday, March 10th through Tuesday, March 22nd. Shea butter body cream is a...

2011-02-24 07:15:00

MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL, and EAGAN, Minn., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D., http://www.CrutchfieldDermatology.com, has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America®. His selection was based on extensive peer reviews for providing some of the best skin care to patients in Minnesota. "I'm honored to know that so many of my peers have recognized me as an expert in the field of dermatology. My goal is to be the best dermatologist possible...

2011-02-23 13:53:00

GREAT NECK, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scarguard Labs, LLC, a closely held company specializing in the treatment of scars, psoriasis and other dermatological problems through the use of multi-technology drugs enhanced by a proprietary contact delivery system, announced today that they have received approval from Health Canada to sell Scarguard to physicians and consumers throughout Canada. "We are very pleased to gain approval for retail in our first international market," stated...

2011-02-22 07:30:00

CUMBERLAND, R.I., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onset Dermatologics, a PreCision Dermatology company and a leader in developing and commercializing novel, prescription products for improving skin health, today announced the launch of the HylatopicPlus-Aurstat(TM) Kit. The kit provides two products within one package: HylatopicPlus(TM) Emollient Foam indicated to manage and relieve burning, itching and pain that can accompany skin dermatoses such as atopic dermatitis (eczema) and...

2011-02-16 15:53:51

The first study of its kind in the world "” involving 336 children aged between six months and 16 years old "” has shown that installing a water softener for three months brings no additional relief for eczema sufferers. Up to one fifth of all children of school age have eczema, along with about one in 12 of the adult population. Anecdotal reports from patients have suggested that hard water may worsen atopic eczema. Population surveys have also suggested a possible link between...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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