about Skin and
Why is it important to
What problems can
create in society?
Everyone who gets ringworm gets a
rash in the shape of red circles
Ringworm can come in a few
It can infect the skin or it can
infect the toes nails. Same
fungus, different area of
It is best to get pus out of pimples by
• Even though it can feel
good to get the pressure of
pus out of the acne
pustule, you really are
pushing the infection
deeper into your skin. This
can make the infection
• If you can’t resist popping,
use a comedone extractor!
Dirt and fatty foods cause acne
• Acne is caused by the over production of
• Propionibacterium acnes encourages
additional acne to form but the main cause of
teenage acne is the increased production of
Multiple immunizations at one time
will overload your body and make
• There is no scientific
evidence that multiple
shots at one time will harm
your immune system.
• It saves time AND money.
• You may feel queasy
because of being injected,
but not because of booster
Shaving makes your hair grow back
• Shaving only removes the hair from the
surface of the hair. When it grows back, all
the hair grows back with flattened ends
Farting can cause pink eye
• Passing gas can’t cause pink
eye. Pink eye is an infection
of the conjunctiva.
• Can be viral or bacterial.
• Wash hands and good
There is such thing as a flesh-eating
• There is no such thing as a
• Necrotizing fasciitis releases
toxins which destroy your
skin. The bacteria don’t
munch away at you!
Tanning beds are safe as long as
they don’t have the UV-B rays
• Though UV-B rays are your typical “sunburn”
rays. Tanning beds still have UV-A rays which
actually penetrate deeper into your skin.
• UV-A rays are your “tanning/bronzing” rays
• Constant exposure to these light rays can alter
Viral, bacterial, and fungal
infections are always obvious
because I can see them
• There is usually an
incubation period where
pathogen will colonize
you before you start to
feel the affects
• STDs can lie dormant for
years or never even
Once I have an STD or fungal
infection, I’ll never get it again
• Fungal infections and STDs
may never go away.
• Just because you rid the
symptoms, doesn’t mean you
no longer have the
• Your body will recognize
bacteria or viral infections,
but fungal infections will
Misconceptions in Medicine
Why are misconceptions important to address?
Give an example of a misconception about skin and
What stood out as most surprising?
Does this information change the way you view
anything in science?