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Posts Tagged Shenefelt

Allergic Contact Dermatitis
February 20, 2012

Are you itching to know what might be causing your skin rash?  If you have eczema or dermatitis, you might be allergic to something your skin has come in contact with.  Sometimes the allergen is fairly obvious, such as if you got exposed to poison ivy.  Many times however which chemical allergens are involved is not obvious.  Since avoidance of […]

Herbal Therapy in Dermatology
November 22, 2011

Mary Ruth Buchness, MD Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(11):1282. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.322 Bedi MK, Shenefelt PD. Herbal therapy in dermatology. Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(2):232-242. In this article, Bedi and Shenefelt present a comprehensive review of evidence-based uses of herbs in dermatology. Consumers are increasingly interested in treatment with “natural” remedies either because of the failure of conventional therapy or because of the belief that natural […]

The common bed bugs , Cimex lectularius, is making a comeback.
February 18, 2011

The common bed bugs, Cimex lectularius, is making a comeback.  Transferred by travelers, it quickly sets up housekeeping in bedrooms.  Adult bed bugs lay eggs in crevices such as in baseboards, walls, and beds.  The nymphs develop through four stages as they develop over one to three months before they become adults.  These nymphs require 10 to 20 blood meal […]

Watch out for lime juice or you could get ‘Mexican beer dermatitis’
October 20, 2010,0,3828780.story

Skin Health Hazards from Crude Oil Spill
August 4, 2010

While our skin is a marvelous barrier that keeps us protected and minimizes absorption of most toxic chemicals, it was not designed to deal with crude oil or tar balls.  The volatile components of crude oil can irritate the skin producing redness and dryness and can also be absorbed to a limited degree.  They can also produce eye irritation. The […]

Dr. Fenske, Dr. Shenefelt and Dr. Cherpelis picked as Best Docs in America 2010
August 4, 2010

The Woman Whose Legs Turned Black
February 26, 2010

Mystery Diagnosis Video When Diane’s legs turn black, doctors think they’ll have to amputate! Premiering Monday, March 8. Diane’s amazing story will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions as she endures misdiagnoses and dismissals before finding an answer! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR Log (Press Release) – Feb 24, 2010 – Discovery Health’s popular show MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS will spotlight […]