An alphabetical guide to skin problems, too brief and too cursory to be of real use. Dvorine zips along from acne to warts,...

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A DERMATOLOGIST'S GUIDE TO HOME SKIN CARE

An alphabetical guide to skin problems, too brief and too cursory to be of real use. Dvorine zips along from acne to warts, with assorted stops--lice, itchy ears, prickly heat--along the way. Most of the problems (like eczema or poison ivy) are better explained within the content of a general health guide, since Dvorine doesn't look at anything in depth. And the big topics--herpes, acne, aging--have all been much more thoroughly and helpfully covered in guides devoted to those single subjects. What advice there is, moreover, tends to be offhand and sometimes too casual (for diaper rash: ""if you have any elixir of Benadryl around, or any liquid antihistamine used for infants, half a teaspoon three times a day will help to control itching""). Skip it.

Pub Date: May 1, 1983

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Publisher: Scribners

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1983