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1. pertaining to the dermis.
2. pertaining to the skin; cutaneous; dermic.
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Relating to the skin.
Synonym(s): dermatoid (2)
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(dûr′məl) also


Of or relating to the skin or dermis.
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Relating to the skin.
Synonym(s): dermatic, dermatoid (2) , dermic.
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Q. after a pedicure, the soles of my feet are dark w/freckles, skin is itchy/thick, my derm says its eczema,help! the pedicure was in fall, 2002. I mad a mistake and wore nylon boots during a storm, the dye never fully disappeared. I would scrub the soles of my feet until I couldn't walk. However, within the last 4 months both heels are itchy, thick, dark-er and now they both have dark legions/ freckles have formed.

A. Are you sure you are going to a clean sterile saloon? It is very important to make sure they use sterile tools for a pedicure because they can transfer fungal infections very easily. Either way you should see a dermatologist to get the right kind of cream treatment for your feet.

Q. went to a derm dr 4 infected hairs told me 2take bleachbaths they dont work should i consider hairremoval i get bad infected hairs all over my body,dr told me to take a bleach bath every week, even though my wife is allergic to bleach i did,it dosent do anything,should i consider hair removal,or what????hair removal wouldnt be that bad since i hate body hair ie.chest,pubic,back,...i have really hairy legs,and stomach, i shave everything else..

A. from what i understand , what you have is called Folliculitis. and a very spread one i might say... it can be caused by vary amount of bacteria, here is a web page that gives you all the alternatives for treatment in any case:
but i would consider talking to the dermatologist again and tell him it's not working.
good luck!

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Krejsek et al., "Serum level of antibody against benzo [a]pyrene-7,8-diol-9,10-epoxide-DNA adducts in people dermally exposed to PAHs," Journal of Immunology Research, vol.
It was found that a decrease in the level of reduced glutathione was observed in the liver homogenates of rats exposed to HANPs dermally. The level of GSH was found to be reduced in 25 mg/kg (0.85 [+ or -] 0.17 nmol/mg) and 100 mg/kg (0.63 [+ or -] 0.18 nmol/mg) HANPs exposed groups, respectively; however, GSH was slightly increased in the 50 mg/kg exposed group (1.06 [+ or -] 0.48 nmol/mg), when compared to control (0.98 [+ or -] 0.18 nmol/mg), and was not significant.
The worst case scenario would be the use of a radioactive "dirty bomb," where conventionally available radioactive sources are packed with explosives to particularize radioactive contaminants over a wide area, but other possibilities include the use of highly toxic pesticides, or products such as acids or dermally toxic phenol.
Blacks have lower serum levels of vitamin D than whites because of their lower ability to synthesize the nutrient dermally, she said.
The note in the Commission's Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX) says the soap "contains three per cent potassium mercuric iodide," adding "the use of this substance in cosmetic products is prohibited under the provisions of the Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC, Annex II, entry 221)." It continues: "Like most mercury compounds, the toxicity profile of this substance is such that it is likely to pose serious risks to the health of consumers when they are exposed orally, dermally or by inhalation," in these cases being "toxic" and "corrosive" under the dangerous substances directive.
Pups of each sex were treated dermally once daily from postnatal day 3 to postnatal day 15.
Unlike with chemical agents, which are dermally active, intact skin provides an impermeable barrier to most biological weapons, with the exception of T2 mycotoxins.
Preliminary results of a phase III comparative clinical trial indicate that Androgel (testosterone gel), a dermally applied testosterone replacement gel, is well tolerated and effectively restores serum levels of the male hormone.
Development of genotoxicity test procedures with episkin[R], a reconstructed human skin model: Towards new tools for in vitro risk assessment of dermally applied compounds?
Human exposure studies have shown that propylene glycol is a mild irritant when applied dermally, and animal studies of respiratory effects due to inhalation exposure are inconclusive (ATSDR 1997).
The tumor was dermally based, without connection to the overlying epithelium.