Top News: #SkinHealth

Here are the top read news for #SkinHealth:

Antoni+Ribas+Helena+Escuin-Ordinas_midCancer-fighting therapy shows promise as treatment to speed up wound healing:

The team conducted experiments to demonstrate that local application of the BRAF inhibitor drug vemurafenib (brand name Zelboraf) to the skin could accelerate cutaneous wound healing. The scientists then performed a series of further analyses to confirm that vemurafenib activated the skin cells, leading to the faster healing of wounds, Escuin-Ordinas said: Read more


10097518-cancer-de-la-peau-apprenez-a-limiter-les-risquesEczema can increase patients’ risk of developing several other health conditions:

According to Dr. Silverberg, this disease can increase patients’ risk of developing allergic disorders like asthma, hay fever and food allergy, as well as other health conditions like obesity and cardiovascular disease. Although the exact reasons for these connections are unclear, he says, they may be the result of eczema-related inflammation affecting the entire body, or atopic dermatitis symptoms negatively impacting patients’ sleep and health habits: Read more


lime-blistersBartender, Beware: Squeezing Limes Can Cause ‘Margarita Burn’:

The “margarita burn” phenomenon, known as phytophotodermatitis, occurs when a person gets a compound called psoralen on his or her skin, said Dr. Doris Day, a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Psoralen is found in a bunch of plants, including limes and lemons, but also celery, figs and carrots, Day said. When the compound gets absorbed into a person’s skin, it takes about 30 minutes to an hour to “activate,” Day said. Once activated, it makes the skin “exquisitely sensitive” to light, she told Live Science: Read more



some-poison-oak-leaves-and-an-arm-with-a-rashPoison Oak: Identifying and Treating this Poisonous Plant Rash:

Poison oak is one of those plants that are poisonous to us. Poisoning occurs when the plant’s oil contacts the skin after the leaves are broken or through some other damage to the plant. The plant can be alive, but even dead leaves, stems, or roots contain the oil. The oil can even be inhaled if the plants are burnt. Indirect contact is also possible because the oil can get onto clothes or be carried on a dog’s coat. The poisonous effect of the oil is to trigger the body’s immune system, and this is what brings up the skin rash: Read more


eczema atopic dermatitis symptom skinIs Medication Making Your Skin Sensitive to the Sun?:

Does your skin have an extreme reaction when you spend time in sunlight or artificial ultraviolet light? If so, it may surprise you to know that drugs you take may cause this intense sensitivity. And sunscreen is likely only part of the solution. “The reaction can present as exaggerated sunburn or as eczema-like red, itchy spots,” says dermatologist Razieh Soltani, MD. And if you think you can protect yourself by loading up on sunscreen, you should know that you’ll probably need more protection, she says: Read more