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Athlete's Foot

Personal CareJeremy Mascarenas

Athlete's foot or tinea pedis is a parasitic fungal infection of the epidermis of the foot. It is typically caused by a mold (but in some cases a yeast) that grows on the surface of the skin and then grows into the living skin tissue itself, causing infection. It usually occurs betwwen the toes, but in severely lasting cases may appear as an extensive "moccasin" pattern on the bottom and sides of the foot. Tinea pedis is estimated to be the second most common skin disease in the United states, after acne.

Athlete's Foot causes scaling, flaking, and itching of the affected skin and areas surrounding. Blisters and cracked skin may also occur, leading to exposed raw tissue, pain, swelling and inflammation. The infection can be spread to other areas of the body, such as the armpits, knees, elbows, and the groin, and usually is called by a different name once it spreads (such as tinea cruris, or jock itch for an infection of the skin or groin area).

One ingredient of Dr. Ku's has an anti-fungal property that has been shown to be very effective in treating Athlete's Foot. The anti-histamine property of this medicinal oil also reduces the itch and thus allows the lesions to heal more quickly because if it doesn't itch you don't want to scratch!

Acne Treatment

Acne TreatmentJeremy Mascarenas

Acne begins when a build up of oil occurs in the hair follicle, creating a plug (comedo), that traps oil and dead cells under the surface of the skin. The clogged follicle becomes a fertile breeding ground for Propionibacterium acnes - the main cause of acne.

Non-inflammatory Acne

Whitehead: If the plugged follicle stays below the surface of the skin, the lesion is called a closed comedo, or whitehead. The usually appear on the skin as small, whitish bumps.

Blackhead: If the plug enlarges and pushes through the surface of the skin, it's called an open comedo, or black head. The plug's dark appearance is not due to dirt, but rather to a buildup of melanin, the skin's dark pigment.

Inflammatory Acne

Papule: The mildest form of inflammatory acne is the papule, which appears on the skin as a small, firm pink bump. These can be tender to the touch, and are often considered an intermediary step between non-inflammatory and clearly inflammatory lesions.

Pustule: Like papules, pustules are small round lesions; unlike papules, they are clearly inflamed and contain visible pus. They may apear read at the base with a yellowish or whitish center. Pustules do not commonly contain a great deal of bacteria; the inflammation is generally caused by chemical irritation from sebum components such as fatty free acids.

Nodule or Cyst: Large and usually very painful, nodules are inflamed, pus-filled lesions lodged deep within the skin. Nodules develop when the contents of a comedo have spilled into the surrounding skin and the local immune system responds, producing pus. The most sever form of acne lesion, nodules may persist for weeks or months, their contents hardening into a deep cyst. Both nodules and cysts often leave deep scars.

Treatment for acne varies, and there is plenty of snake oil out there! Many name brand companies use Benzoyl Peroxide, which can cause dryness or peeling of skin, feeling of warmth, tingling, slight stinging, burning, etc.

If you suffer from any of the various degrees of acne, Dr. Ku's Ointment has a proven track record of quickly assisting with any stubborn acne. Dr. Ku's Ointment is a proprietary blend of several natural medicinal oils that have been used safely and effectively for hundreds of years across Europe and the Far East.

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