Hand Washing Issues

In these trying times, it is nice to see real issues being discussed. Allure Magazine found an opportunity to show they are helping out with the coronavirus pandemic with this article:

Dermatologists Note a Rise in Hand Eczema Due to Coronavirus Preventive Handwashing

Really?

“I am seeing more patients coming in recently with rashes on the hands from over-washing,” Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital, tells Allure.

Wow, Joshua, how do you sleep at night?

Listen, eczema sucks. I am not mocking the problem but priorities people. Please.

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Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  3 comments for “Hand Washing Issues

  1. Stephen Rockower, MD
    March 17, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    What about all the OCD people who now say to us, “See! I really DO need to wash my hands!”

  2. R Stuart
    March 17, 2020 at 11:56 am

    “priorities people. Please.”

    Like this AAFP headline?

    “2019 MIPS Data Submission Deadline Approaching Fast
    Submit Data by March 31”

    • PW
      March 17, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      Screw MIPS.

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