• Pharmacokinetics – Part 1: Topical and Systemic Drugs
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    Pharmacokinetics – Part 1: Topical and Systemic Drugs

    Pharmacokinetics: Topical and systemic drugs Have you heard of the saying: “Pharmacokinetics is what the body does to a drug; pharmacodynamics is what a drug does to the body”? This interplay between the body and drug is what we’d like to depict in this Chalk Talk series. First, we’ll start with two episodes on pharmacokinetics, looking at what the body does to a drug when it’s absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and excreted. Five phases can be differentiated in this process. These are commonly referred to as LADME. L stands for liberation, the process by which a drug is released from its dosage form. A represents the absorption of a drug into…

  • What Does Lyme Disease Do To Your Body?
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    What Does Lyme Disease Do To Your Body?

    When you think about Lyme disease you probably think of this, a tick. Or maybe more specifically, a tick bite. Which is not wrong, you should. But what exactly is it about a tick bite that makes us sick? This is Borrelia burgdorferi, one of many bacteria that ticks can pass onto humans and the one responsible for Lyme disease. It causes an array of symptoms, which can be anything from fatigue, arthritis, facial palsy and occasionally a bulls-eye rash. (Erythema migrans, if you want to get technical). We’ve only known about the pathogen since the early 1980’s, but it’s been around for much longer than that…potentially for thousands of…

  • DermTV – How to Treat Dark Upper Lip Skin [DermTV.com Epi #381]
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    DermTV – How to Treat Dark Upper Lip Skin [DermTV.com Epi #381]

    Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] And welcome to DermTV. Darkening of the upper lip is more often a problem for women than men. And obviously it’s more troublesome to women because it can look like a mustache! But today, I’m only going to talk about actual darkening of the upper lip skin, not hair, which is a different topic. So, this darkening often looks like a horizontal tan or brown band across most of the upper lip, and it usually doesn’t touch the lip line. As a result, there’s a very thin strip of normal colored skin between the actual lip line and the dark appearing band. And this…

  • Basic Dermpath Cases 2 – Explained by a Dermatopathologist
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    Basic Dermpath Cases 2 – Explained by a Dermatopathologist

    These are some random Dermatopathology cases that we’re going to look at in this video. Just a few things that I came across recently. And last random video did so well, people were so interested in it, I thought I’d make another one. So here’s a shave biopsy from sun damaged skin. You can see that there’s a lot of solar elastosis out here, all that blue stuff replacing the pink dermal collagen. In this patient, the clinical history was that they had a rash that kind of came and went, and had these small itchy bumps, little itchy pruritic papules on the trunk mostly. And here’s a biopsy of…

  • Wind Chill and Your Skin [DermTV.com Epi. #532]
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    Wind Chill and Your Skin [DermTV.com Epi. #532]

    Wind chill is the perceived decrease in air temperature that your skin feels when it’s exposed to moving cold air. That cold air makes your exposed skin lose heat and moisture faster than normal. So when the wind chill is real strong, all the problems that dry cold winter air causes are increased and intensified. While you should always apply a moisturizer to protect exposed parts of your skin before going outside in the winter, do you need to rethink that moisturizer to ensure that it protects against blistering cold wind and its wind chill? Yes, and I’ll explain how in this episode. Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] And…

  • What Does Skin Cancer Feel Like [DermTV.com Epi #499]
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    What Does Skin Cancer Feel Like [DermTV.com Epi #499]

    What’s the difference between the way normal moles and growths feel, and the way precancerous or even cancerous ones feel? Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] And welcome to DermTV. Recently, a viewer wrote in, “I have a mole that’s uniform in color and shape but it itches. Can a non cancerous mole itch? Or does that mean it’s surely cancerous?” Well. What do you think? Does the way a mole or growth feels really help you determine if it’s normal or abnormal? The answer is usually not. The way your moles or growths feel offers very little reliable info about whether it’s normal or not because both normal moles…

  • Top 12 Essential Oils of the Bible
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    Top 12 Essential Oils of the Bible

    Hey, guys. Dr. Josh Axe here. Welcome to Ancient Medicine Today here. We’re going to be talking about the 12 essential oils of the Bible. Did you know that essential oils are referenced more than 300 times in the Bible? And they were used as really the most powerful form of medicine during that day. In fact, it was often referred to, if you remember back in the New Testament, they said the bottle that Mary washed Jesus feet with her hair, with a bottle of spikenard, they said that bottle was worth a year’s wages. We know the story of the Three Wise Men bringing the infant Jesus gold,…

  • Protecting Us from Skin Cancer – A conversation with a SUNY Health professional
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    Protecting Us from Skin Cancer – A conversation with a SUNY Health professional

    Skin cancer is on the rise. One of the things about skin cancer which is so important is is that patients are really paying much closer attention to their skin and they notice those small changes that really make a big difference. Patients are coming in to see their board-certified dermatologist to get their skin checked on a regular basis in order to help early detection and also treatment of skin cancer. Early detection is so important for skin cancer so that we can get those skin cancers appropriately identified and treated. Having the treatment of skin cancer is really the best way to prevent the skin cancer from progressing…