TREATMENT OF CHRONIC VENOUS LEG ULCERS WITH RAW SILK
- 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...
- 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...
- 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.
- Research shows tomatoes help protect against sun damage and skin ageing. // Horticulture Week;5/8/2008, p26
The article outlines the research conducted on the implication of tomatoes in fighting skin damage at Manchester and Newcastle in England. Studies show that tomatoes could help fight sun damage to skin and researchers found that tomato-rich diet may help protect against sunburn and resultant...