No, not really. It’s caustic and can cause serious reactions if it’s too concentrated. There’s no regulation on how concentrated the creams are, so even if it’s noted as one concentration, it may not be what was specified. It also leaves a deep discoloration that requires serious abrasives or alkalies to remove.
There are much more effective creams available by prescription, but if the kid can’t get to a doctor, calamine lotion and waiting for the skin to clear up is about all you can do.
Yes and no. While both conditions caused disordered growth in multiple types of tissue, and both were on the face, Marlie Casseus had what’s known as “McCune-Albright syndrome”, which has a primary symptom of polyostic fibrous dysplacia, but which can also cause precocious puberty, and unilateral cafe-au-lait spots on the body. It’s usually caused by mosaicism, where one set of genes is functional at a certain spot, and the other set is dysfunctional.
As of 2012, Marlie’s condition has caused a recurrence of her breathing problems, and she once again needs surgery. Hopefully, if she gets surgery before her tumor gets to the point that it was at previously (18 lbs/7 kg and threatening to destroy both of her eyes - it took several years to get that way), she will be able to continue with and finish her education soon.
Did a post in the past, but I can try to find something else on them…I’ll reblog the old one for now though.
Also: Naked Molerat wannabes! Or rather, just freakish sharpei mice.
Surrre. I’ll find something.
*shrug* I understand your viewpoint, but I have a hard time faulting someone who’s, say, a student who’s just getting used to (and may use humor or abstraction as a coping mechanism) dissecting animals. If it’s not actively wasting a dead animal and they’ve already learned what they could from it, why not make art instead of trashing it?
Honestly, I pinned paper wings onto my lamprey that I dissected in zoology after I finished, because the flayed hideous fish sort of looked like an “angel” when I closed it back up. It was goofy, but it made my (pretty uncomfortable-with-dissection) partner laugh and actually get back into learning all the parts for our exam.
I wouldn’t condone someone doing this for the sake of shock art, or if a professor or someone were doing something like that while teaching, but in most situations, I can’t see the harm.
That said, I know the OP was referring to “art” that was specifically made to showcase squid ink on squid skin, which I find weird, and am not crazy about, but I still reserve judgement on similar acts.