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by Eva Hersh, MD

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Rashes of Summer-Part 2

Because of the warm weather and spending more time outside, people get more skin rashes in summer than any other time of year. Some rashes are easy to recognize; identifying others takes some detective work. Any skin infection that comes with a fever, headache, shortness of breath, or abdominal pain should be evaluated by a medical professional. This column – the second of two – covers scabies, Lyme disease rash, and impetigo.

Friday, September 01, 2017

The Rashes of Summer

Part 1 of 2–more colorful rashes next issue!

Because of the warm weather and spending more time outside, people get more skin rashes in summer than any other time of year. Some rashes are easy to recognize; identifying others takes some detective work. Any skin infection that comes with a fever, headache, shortness of breath, or abdominal pain should be evaluated by a medical professional. This series of articles will cover seven summer rashes: heat rash, jock itch, poison ivy, chiggers, scabies, Lyme disease rash, and impetigo.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Safe Eclipse Viewing

By now, just about everyone in the US knows that a total eclipse of the sun will be visible over 14 states in the early afternoon of Monday, August 21st. Unfortunately, too few people know how to observe the eclipse safely or understand how important it is to protect their vision. And to make matters worse, the market has been flooded with dangerous fake “eclipse glasses.”

Friday, June 23, 2017

Mosquito Season

Dear Dr. Eva,

The mosquito season is already exploding in my back yard. After a couple of hours of gardening, my wrists and ankles have so many bites they are swollen. I put on mosquito repellent, but is there anything else I can do? I’m thinking of hiring a mosquito spraying service, but I wonder if the spray is dangerous and also won’t it interfere with the ecosystem?

Bitten

Friday, June 09, 2017

Pride in a Changing Climate

It’s easy to show our LGBT pride when we are in a crowd of people who are all doing the same. That’s why some people are out only during Pride: it feels safe. It’s also much easier to feel and show gay pride when things are moving in the right direction, as they had been in the last few years. The Supreme Court affirmed the legitimacy of same-sex marriages, there were steps towards equal rights for transpeople, and barriers to LGBT participation in the military and other institutions were coming down.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Questions About Herpes

Dear Dr. Eva,

I am a woman in my 30s. I have been in what I thought was a monogamous relationship for the past five years. I recently developed a group of pinheads sized, painful/itchy blisters on my left labia. My partner swears that she has not had sex with anyone else, but this sure looks to me like evidence to the contrary. She says that her doctor told her that a person can be silently carrying herpes for years and then have it show up by infecting another person. Could that possibly be true?

Hurt

Dear Dr. Eva,

I am an older person and a longtime member and observer of the gay scene. As I’m sure you know, cross-dressing (men dressing as women) has been part of gay life at least since the Victorian era. And since that time, cross-dressers have varied along a spectrum from part-time to full-time. For example, there have always been young gay male prostitutes who dress as female for work but dress and behave like gay men the rest of the time. At least since the 1800s there have been drag queens, men with the ability to transform themselves with clothes and make-up into beautiful women. Drag queens would dress as women for performances and to go out at night, but never for work or for routine day-to-day activities. Drag queens were often very interesting, intelligent men– I dated several, long-term. Then in the past couple of decades, we have seen a new type of full-time cross-dresser, known as transwomen.

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