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Monday, November 1, 2010

A visit to Israel and a treatment for psoriasis and dermatitis

My wife and I returned today from a 12 day trip to Israel (which we have done many times before), and were back at work before noon.

This was a dual purpose trip: visit family, friends and new sites; and re-visit the developers of the new EdenSkin line of products designed to treat common skin conditions such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis.

Some of the exciting sites included the impressive IDF air force outdoor museum in the Negev; the Tel Aviv museum which exhibited the unusual and unique photos of David LaChapelle (born in Fairfield, CT); the Palmach museum in Tel Aviv commemorating the importance of this organization in the creation of the state of Israel, and the Druze village of Dalyiat el Carmel on the slopes of Mount Carmel overlooking the breathtaking Izrael Valley.

And on the medical front, we learned a lot more than what we already knew about the Israeli health delivery system, how effective it is, and how much simpler it is than what we have here. More about it in the future.

We also completed our review of the EdenSkin family of products, developed by a small company in Kfar Saba.

We have been watching the development of QoolSkin for several years. I've been using it successfully in the office for a while. It's herbal, and it contains no steroids, parabens, colors or fragrances. Most importantly, its side effect profile is extremely low, and it works where conventional therapy doesn't. We now keep the product at our office.

Other EdenSkin products include TopicSkin, also an herbal preparation, which I have used for the treatment of allergic dermatitis, and SeboSkin, which I intend to use for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.

Looking at the whole picture, this was a great trip, which also carries a potential benefit to our patients.

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