Treatment: “Rub bacon fat on your warts then hang them in the sun to dry. As the fat melts away, so do your warts” Sir Francis Bacon
In this age of lasers and high-powered wizardry that has become modern medicine, perhaps nothing humbles a dermatologist more than the simple wart.
Psoriasis and Heart Disease.
The past few years have yielded a mountain of research that suggests psoriasis by itself is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Increased incidences of stroke and heart attack have been recorded in patients suffering from the skin disease.
Parents, teachers and daycare providers, in following the guidelines for keeping the flu at bay, may be unwittingly causing a bigger problem. I began to see them a few years ago. Children with red, swollen hands, littered with bleeding cracks and scales.
"We are supposed to sing Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star and not stop washing our hands until the song is over," a boy told me. "Do you think it is contagious? We've been having him wash with antibacterial soap. Several other kids in his class have the same thing," said his mother.