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Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz

Family Medicine
MN
26 years experience female

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Family Medicine

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25 Answers
9 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Keloid reduction: I like using silicone pads as an adjunct to steroid injections for keloids. You can get them at any local drug store. The bruising is expected from ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Boot it is!: Most minor distal fibular fractures will be treated with a walking boot for 4-6 weeks. A cast, however, may need to be applied if the fracture is not... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Immunity: Hi. It seems like you are immune to Hepatitis A and B!. That is great news. It also means that you must have been immunized by the vaccines and did... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Doing ok!: I think your infection seems to be improving. Your temperature is within normal range.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes it can. If your period is later than 1 week, I would recommend checking a pregnancy test.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Frequent periods: Get in with your doctor for further testing including a pelvic exam. You may have hormonal or endocrine abnormalities or a infection causing your pro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is secondary to a virus. I usually recommend Aldara 5% cream for 8 hours overnight covered or 5 times per week and it works gre... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Tear trough filler: This procedure is done off-label by experienced injectors. The best filler to use in the tear trough area is hyaluronic acid based and with low water... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Better head of hair: Hi. You may wish to investigate the use of medications like Bimatoprost or similar medication for hair growth stimulation with the use of a personal ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Acne: I recommend using benzoyl peroxide 5 % on the white head or aspirin paste (325 mg aspirin crushed mixed with water) to dry it up. Please, do not try... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Urinary infection ?: I recommend getting your urine checked at your clinic. It is likely that you have an urinary tract infection or possibly worse, a kidney infection, s... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ignore: Anger stems from feeling hurt. Focus on fixing the hurt feeling and the anger usually resolves.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Go to ER please!: Hi. The 3 liters 02 should keep your oxygen at normal levels (usually above 92% with COPD). Since this seems to be a new finding that your oxygen sa... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ouch!: First of all, you should seek a medical consult. Antiviral prescribed medication may help to reduce further rash spread and pain. Further, people c... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes!: Allegra is a non-sedating anti-histamine and would be a good addition for treatment of a sinus infection.
A member asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Plant dermatitis: Plant dermatitis like poison ivy will best respond to oral steroids for a 3 week course. You should get the rash looked at to confirm the diagnosis a... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Would see blood also: I would venture to say that if the impact was significant, you should have blood in the urine as well as protein. Sole proteinuria is likely related ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Genetics: It’s great that you are taking care of yourself with diet and exercise! Your fatty liver is likely a result of genetic factors.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Abnormal period: If sexually active, please check a home urine pregnancy test first. If not pregnant, see your doctor for hormone blood testing.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Please, don’t: Hemorrhoids are caused by bulging veins in the rectal area. Popping a hemorrhoid will lead to bleeding and may cause an infection. If constipation i... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Perioral dermatitis : I would recommend oral antibiotics like doxycycline for perioral dermatitis. The condition usuallly resolves with treatment. Be aware of mouth irrit... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Exfoliation helps: Mild exfoliation will help to clear those bumps. I recommend use of Differin gel 0.1% that is now over the counter or a Retinol product like Roc. Yo... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Go to your doctor!: Bloody nipple discharge could be a sign of intraductal breast cancer. You need a diagnostic mammogram and possibly breast ultrasound for further evalu... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Urine testing: More than likely, you were being tested for gonorrhea/chlamydia with the "dirty" urine test and the clean urine test (the one using the wipes) was tes... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Abnormal period: Check a home pregnancy test and if not pregnant, you should get checked for possible sexually transmitted disease. Genital infections can cause an ir... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Super helpful. Will run it past the board certified oculoplastic ophthalmologist. Thanks.
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thanks a million
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

REGIONS HOSPITAL
Completed 1999
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