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Dermatology

Podcast #14: Wound Care Myths

Run Time: 3 minutes Author: Dr. Christopher Holmes Educational Pearls: Betadine and hydrogen peroxide are toxic to the cells that are attempting to help heal the wound. Pouring these on wounds can paradoxically increase infection risk! DON’T DO IT. A Cochran review was done recently that compared saline, boiled-steralized water, and potable tap water. It was…

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Podcast #11: Exotic Urticaria

Run Time: 5 minutes Author: Dr. Jared Scott Educational Pearls: Urticaria means “burning nettles” in Latin. Lymph nodes release immunoglobulin IgE and IgG, which trigger mast cells located all over the body to release histamines. Along with the well-known acute urticaria, there are chronic types of urticaria, which last longer than six weeks. There are…

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