Tattoos, Piercings, and now… Sensory Augmentation? I am guessing that this topic does not pertain to many of you. But human beings do some interesting things to their skin and I wanted to share this with my readers. Modifying the human body has become faddish the past several decades. I have seen innumerable piercings in […]
Category: Hands and Fingernails
Treating Nail Fungus
Nail Fungus In medicine, just as in life, things are not always what they appear to be. Chances are that if you have a funky looking or off-color toenail, someone has helpfully informed you it is fungus. If they are very helpful, they even mentioned that your doctor has a pill for it. The cause […]
Fingernails And Your Health
What Do You Know About Your Fingernails?
We paint them. Polish them. Trim and manicure them. Bite them. Run them down chalkboards. Our hands are intimate parts of our being and the nails are their crowning symbols. They broadcast our health, diseases, and personalities.
When Too Much Hand Washing Hurts
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 […]