February 1, 2019 by MSR News Online Leave a Comment Conclusion of a three-part series Most skin diseases occur in people of all nationalities, regardless of their skin color. Particular problems encountered in the skin are more common in people with different hues of skin, and sometimes a disorder seems more prominent because it affects skin color. This column completes our consideration of these problems and their treatment in this series. Pseudofolliculitis barbae This condition is also known as “razor bumps.” Hair is made of a protein called keratin, and it can be extremely inflammatory to the skin. It is called “pseudo” folliculitis because the hair can actually come out of the follicular opening and penetrate nearby skin, causing it to look like inflammation, or folliculitis, of that pore. However, because it is just nearby the actual follicle, it is “pseudo” folliculitis. This is most often seen in persons with curly hair or hair that … [Read more...] about Treating skin of color: part three
Toenails growing into skin
Sunday August 5, 2018 12:01 AM Since foot fungus can take hold of your toenails, the best home remedy is prevention. FYI Look for symptoms of toenail fungus An article on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website explains that fungal nail infections are common infections of the fingernails or toenails that can cause the nail to become discolored, thick and more likely to crack and break. These infections, called onychomycosis, appear more often in toenails than fingernails. Symptoms include: Yellow, brown or white coloration. Thickening of nails. Fragile or cracked nails. Unless a fungal nail infection becomes serious, it usually doesn’t cause any pain, and sometimes it can cause a fungal skin infection on the foot or between the toes called athlete’s foot. Prevention includes: Keep your hands and feet clean and dry. Clip your fingernails and toenails short and keep them clean. Don’t walk barefoot in areas such as locker rooms or public showers. … [Read more...] about Place the health of your feet first
I hope you’ve recovered, relaxed and recharged yourself for another week, because there are two big meetings happening today that you’ll be hearing more from us on. Mayor Kenney is hoping to quell the backlash to the city’s sudden decision to pull the Made in America Festival from the Parkway by talking with Jay-Z’s entertainment company to figure out the next steps. While this meeting is going on, Vice President Mike Pence will be in town supporting Republican Senate candidate Lou Barletta as he tries to unseat Democrat Bob Casey in a pivotal midterm election season this November. The last time Pence was here, protesters gathered in Rittenhouse Square. We’ve also dug up some discouraging environmental news: plastics and other scraps meant for recycling are ending up in landfills — at a cost to taxpayers. — Tauhid Chappell(@tauhidchappell, [email protected]) Why recycling is now a money loser, … [Read more...] about Recycling isn’t helping Philly, Mike Pence is in town, where will Made In America go?
A once trendy spa treatment, the fish pedicure, has caused one woman's toenails to fall off, according to a report by JAMA Dermatology. A fish pedicure involves a person immersing their feet into a tub of lukewarm water filled with Garra rufa, otherwise known as "doctor fish". JAMA Dermatology describes that the small fish, being omnivores, will eat human skin when there are insufficient plant sources to be found. The New York Post reported that one 20-year-old woman in the study by JAMA Dermatology contracted onychomadesis from the pedicure procedure. Onychomadesis causes nails to shred. The woman's toenails stopped growing and eventually fell off. After six months, the woman went to see a dermatologist. Doctors ruled out other possible causes of the condition before finding the most likely culprit: fish pedicures. Sheri Lipner, an assistant professor of dermatology at Columbia University's Weill Cornell Medicine and the doctor who treated the case, spoke to Gizmodo, … [Read more...] about Report: Woman gets fish pedicure which causes her toenails to fall out
Gauhati gives a lesson at SF ZooFest By Leah Garchik May 2, 2018 On the way from the reception to dinner at ZooFest, an annual fundraiser for the San Francisco Zoo, we passed a rhinoceros. Gauhati, a greater one-horned rhino, was standing at the edge of his habitat, next to a keeper — his personal cater/waiter — feeding him leaves from a bunch of Swiss chard (not Romaine lettuce, he assured us). Most Popular 1 Landlords turned 14 SF apartments into illegal Airbnbs, city attorney says 2 Gig workers could gain employee status with California Supreme Court ruling 3 David Wiegand, Chronicle arts editor and TV critic, dead at 70 4 Wrong man served 38 years for rape, murders; Golden State Killer link now sought 5 49ers’ veteran players cast wary eyes on the draft 6 Warriors’ Green on Westbrook’s fan comments: ‘I heavily, strongly agree with them’ 7 Candidates flip roles in SF District 8 supervisors race … [Read more...] about Gauhati gives a lesson at SF ZooFest