MJ Stone

15 posts
MJ Stone is journalist, fiction writer, and visual artist who lives in Montreal.
Hyperhidrosis Surgery

Hyperhidrosis Surgery: Understanding Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS)

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is a last resort surgical procedure aimed at stopping uncontrolled perspiration of the hands and face, effectively freeing people from the accompanying embarrassment excessive sweating can inflict on their personal lives. Although ETS has a high success rate, it also comes with risks and potential side-effects that contribute to its reputation ... Read more
Topical Corticosteroids

Topical Corticosteroids: Side Effects, Uses, and Alternatives

In today’s world, our skin is faced with a continual assault of chemicals, bacteria, infections, and UV rays. As a consequence, we are increasingly guarded about protecting the well-being of our largest organ. But in spite our best efforts, environmental agents, stress, and allergies can still trigger skin irritations that require treatment. If you’re already ... Read more
Swimming pool rash

What Is a Swim Rash? Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Pools are synonymous with sunshine, vacations and the dog days of summer. They’re refreshing sanctuaries that offer relief from the seasonal heat. However, to safely enjoy the benefits of pool life, you need to ensure that the pool water is free of bacterial contamination and does not increase your risk of getting a rash. We ... Read more
best affordable skin care products

15 Affordable, Dermatologist-Recommended Skin Care Products

Are you looking for an inexpensive, easy-to-follow skincare routine? Does the plethora of choices online or at your local drugstore leave you feeling overwhelmed or uninspired? A healthy skin care routine doesn’t need to be complex or cost an arm and a leg. A basic routine only requires three essential products: a skin cleanser, moisturizer, ... Read more