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- The Healing Power of Pine Bark. // Saturday Evening Post;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 278 Issue 2, p53
This article reports on a new study which suggested that the natural pine tree bark extract known as Pycnogenol may help heal hard-to-treat skin ulcers caused by poor leg circulation, as of March 2006. Venous skin ulcers develop when blood and fluid in the veins of the legs do not drain out...
- Summertime medicine chest must - ALOE. Starbuck, J. Jamison // Better Nutrition;Jun2000, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p68
Discusses the use of aloe as a gel in the topical treatment of skin conditions. Treatment of burns, wounds, abrasions, skin ulcerations, psoriasis and frostbite damage; Anti-inflammatory properties of a polysaccharide known as glucomannan in aloe gel; Cathartic properties of aloe latex; Warning...
- SKIN REPAIR. // Life Extension;Feb2002, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p11
Reports on thymosin beta 4, a small peptide, which can be used to help patients heal after surgery. How thymosin beta 4 oversees tissue repair.
- Swell theory. // Men's Health;May95, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p108
Advises that using a moisturizing lotion containing vitamin E can ease the pain of sunburn. Research done at the University of Western Ontario which revealed that sunburned skin treated with vitamin E cream showed less reddening and swelling than untreated skin.
- THE SKIN YOU'RE IN. // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Oct2000, Vol. 61 Issue 10, p36
Provides information on a spray-on mist that coats a wound with biodegradable polymer fibers, developed by a British biotechnology firm. How the fibers help in rebuilding the damaged skin.
- Skin scarring. Bayat, A; McGrouther, D A; Ferguson, M W J // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/11/2003, Vol. 326 Issue 7380, p88
Reviews the spectrum of abnormal skin scarring types, problems associated with scarring, and provides advice on assessment, treatment, and therapeutic developments. Reasons why the skin scars; Types of scars, including stretch marks, widespread scars, atrophic scars, scar contractures, raised...
- Cheap dressing. Wolfe, Yun Lee // Prevention;Feb97, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p55
Recommends using petroleum jelly to heal skin wounds. Less-expensive alternative to antibiotic ointment; Research that compared petroleum jelly to antibiotic ointment; Report published in the `Journal of the American Association,' September 25, 1996; When an antibiotic ointment is recommended.
- Vitamin E Could Hinder Wound Healing, Not Help. Wickware, Potter // Dermatology Times;Aug99, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p1
Reports that the topical application of vitamin E does not hasten wound healing or improve the appearance of scars. Effect on cosmetic appearance of scars; Mechanism of action; Discomfort experienced by users of vitamin E.
- An amorphous hydrogel enhances epithelialisation of wounds. Ågren, M. S. // Acta Dermato-Venereologica;5/1/1998, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p119
Hydrogel dressings are gaining increased clinical acceptance as a wound management modality. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of three amorphous hydrogels with occlusive, control treatment (Tegaderm[sup Â®]) on healing of experimental wounds. Eight partial-thickness...