Friday, July 07, 2006

It's a wonder I get anything done. My task du jour was to prepare a brief, amusing talk about aging skin. Along the way, I got lost on the dermatological information highway and found the following important bits of information on rashes:

On the anti-inflammatory properties of milk:
Make a compress soaked in half milk and half water and apply it to the rash. Just rinse off afterward, so that the milk doesn't turn bad. You don't want to smell like sour cream.
--Amy Newburger, MD

On ginkgo, an herb that is good for your brain and bad for your behind
The rash related to ginkgo particularly appears in the perianal region, so be sure to query your patients about their use of this agent if they present with such an eruption.
--Mary Ruth Buchness, MD

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