close up photo of a hand drawing henna onto a wrist

Dangers of Using Black Henna

Public Health – Seattle & King County warns against use of henna products that contain additives to create temporary tattoos and which can cause allergic reactions in some people.

September 17, 2013 · Article

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African woman with light cream covering her face

Skin Lightening Practices and Mercury Exposure in the Somali Community

Article in the July 2013 edition of Minnesota Medicine, the regional medical journal of the Minnesota Medical Association. This article […]

July 1, 2013 · PDF

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image of woman's profile and hand decorated with henna

Skin Decorations in East African Patients

A short clinical pearl about the use of henna as skin decoration.

August 7, 2009 · Article

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red henna feet

The Influence of Culture and Pigment on Skin Conditions in Children

Images of common skin conditions in children with dark skin and from different cultural backgrounds. Although focused on children, many variations of skin conditions in individuals with dark skin, applies to both children and adults.

August 7, 2009 · Article

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arms and hands with dark skin with vitiligo leaning on railing

Dermatology of Pigmented Skin

Clinical information about treatment of pigmented skin.

March 1, 1997 · Article

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Three school children in a classroom in Southeast Asia

Circular Burn Scarring on Asian and African Patients

A short clinical pearl about patterned circular scars on the skin of Asian and African patients.

August 1, 1996 · Article

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