Reciprocity between state boards calls standards, ethics into question
Q. I'm African-American and I have beige spots all over my body (except
my face). My doctor said they are vitiligo, but I disagree. According to a book
I have, they resemble something called epidermodysplasia verruciformis, which
can lead to carcinoma. Is there a natural cure for these ailments?
Palm Beach, Fla. - Paraphenylenediamine, or PPD, the main chemical used
in permanent hair dye colors, is the third most common cosmetic allergen, preceded
by preservatives (No. 1) and fragrances (No. 2), James S. Taylor, M.D., said
at annual meeting of the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society.
Washington - Although physicians, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and
hospital officials have met with the FDA to discuss shortages of several anesthetics
and other drugs, the federal agency has no plans to have a public hearing on
the situation, according to an FDA spokesperson.
Q. For a few years I've had a recurring case of an athlete's foot-like
fungus on my body. My dermatologist prescribed some lotions that work in the
short term, but as soon as I stop using them, the fungus comes back. Do you
know of any natural antifungals I can try?
Specific occupations may lend workers to exposure of drugs and chemicals that
lead to photodamage hazards
Miami - The FDA last month issued a health warning concerning two popular
anti-fungal drugs used to treat onychomycosis, requiring that labels for Sporanox
(Janssen Pharmaceuticals) and Lamisil (Novartis) carry stronger warnings about
potential liver damage. Sporanox also must warn against potential heart disease,
the administration said.
Q. Whenever I shave, I get angry red bumps on my neck (but not
on my face). Why does this happen, and are there any natural ways to prevent
Expansive list of dermatological conditions responsive to treatment continues
Q. Do I need moisturizer? I have oily skin.