Wit'n'wisdom - 6 December 2011

Dr Andrew McDonald of Donvale, Vic, saw a mother and child the other day. The young girl had a spotty rash on the backs of her upper arms and the mum had it too. Dr McDonald was very happy to make the diagnosis of keratosis pilaris and told her it was a common thing where the hair follicles get plugs of keratin in them and form little bumps.

He said that if she wished to treat it, she could use urea cream. With a look of horror, Mum shot back: “WHAT... my Rectinol?”

Dr Saifun Panna of Croydon, Vic, loves her oldies