Dr. Maria Rueda

Dermatology
PA
29 years experience female

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Dermatologist, taking a prolonged undesired break due to long standing health problems. Enjoys helping people through HealthTap.

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Dermatology

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
No dosing is appropriate by age or online. You should see a Doctor to have Strattera prescribed individually for you. It’s important to have the suppo... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
If the pain is worsening, or you’re vomiting, not passing gas, or had black stools or with blood : Go back to the same Doctor and explain you’re not f... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
I hope you have a better experience in the future. Unfortunately, this is an online-only free service and we cannot refer you to another Doctor or “ m... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
I’m sure your Doctor explained carefully the side effects before prescribing it.It is a wonderful medication for bad acne &it rarely causes severe... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Even though viruses, bacteriae and fungi live for a few hours to a few days on solid, non porous surfaces, if you didn’t puncture your skin and bled, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
It’s a virus (HPV) that comes from the outside to infect the first layers of cells of the skin. It stays in those cells, and makes the cells grow bigg... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Inverted nipples are not so uncommon. They are not dangerous (unless it’s a new finding) but when they cannot come out, they’ll give trouble for breas... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Go ahead and get your vaccine. The immunity against the virus is not correlated to the effect of the antibiotic, which is treating bacteriae. Remember... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Unfortunately, to be fully protected from severe disease with any of the brands of vaccine, it’s necessary to give 2 weeks to the body to Mount the co... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
To make it easy to follow during your day, you could use: -Wash face with Panoxyl morning and night.If you feel oily and/or the activities allow it, w... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
I agree with Dr. Yarichs’s answer and you may want to consider as well a migraine. Yes, go to an Ophthalmologist, but if it happens again , please go... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
There’s no evidence of Listeria passing to the breast milk in an infected mother. The treatment of Listeria with Penicillin, Ampicillin, or Trimethop... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
5 weeks of a cough is a chronic one. Even if it started as a viral URI, with time and inflammation,increases the chance of bacterial superinfection.Th... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Yes, but you will get better results if you use the hydroquinone twice a day . You can apply it after the Vitamin C at night. The most important step ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Not really. It might be the other way. People with very severe seborrheic dermatitis were (mostly in the past) treated with oral medications that coul... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
What you are describing are likely seizures.There are different causes&kinds of seizures and they need treatment. You have had more than one, so i... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Those symptoms are more related with anxiety, which is frequent in those situations.Another possibility is that you are not used to physical exercise ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
You might be presenting with costochondritis,an inflammation of the area between the ribs and the cartilage.It’s often triggered by viral respiratory ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
If it’s not scaly or itchy anymore and the area is not growing,your tinea Cruris(jock itch) is gone.It may come back in the future.Use Terbinafine or ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
They don’t blanch more than the normal skin when pressed. Lesions that blanch are usually capillaries or those full of blood or lymph( angiomas,hemorr... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Have I answered your question already?I want to add:there are special hard cups that help with pushing the nipples out. My prior answer: Inverted nipp... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
I agree with the possibility of a sinus infection, however, with the significant swelling on only one side, I am concerned about an abscess.Such area ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Please make an appointment with a Primary care Doctor or a Gynecologist. It is very important to diagnose and treat your problem. The source is likely... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
It’s a difficult answer because Bellafil should have dissolved completely After 5years.However, that filler has microspheres of a substance that somet... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Yes. A lesion that looked normal to the naked eye, may develop cancer cells very rapidly. I want to remind you that there are also “ amelanotic” mela... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
If the pimples are gone,the leftover marks are red because there was inflammation & the tissue takes between 6mo-1 year to heal completely.For pim... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
No.Eczema doesn’t cause liver damage.Eczema, is a recurrent itchy rash located in multiple areas of the body.It can disturb the quality of life, disru... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Good that you’re not overweight bc excess weight worsens the problem. Swimming,jogging,fast walk,are good for you,but don’t lift weights.Yoga is good,... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Orgasms are a combination of physical and mental stimulation. Yes, women can reach a “vaginal orgasm” if she has both mental and physical stimulation.... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
It’s likely a cyst because they’re the most frequent and, it may be growing because it got traumatized however, it began to grow after many years wi... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
You may have rosacea, more frequent in adults than acne. However,there are other conditions that may be confused with pimples and need more study and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Nutritious balanced meals with plenty of fruits and vegetables and a good hydration are very important. Green tea is full of useful polyphenols. Find ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Only 1 cup of coffee(creamer is ok)with 1-2 teaspoons of sugar(no more coffee bc it will make headache worse later),A tall glass of water and saltines... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
I believe I have answered a couple times your same question with different wording.You seem to be really concerned.I recommend you to go to a Dermatol... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
This is the time to go to a Dermatologist. You need a medicated cleanser( try salicylic acid 2% wash in the meantime) once a day. The Derm can give yo... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Not really. It may create a bit of inflammation and sensitivity if the concentration of the lactic acid is higher than 12-15%.This happens by sloughin... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Maybe your dermatologist knows that it was not a mole but another kind of bump and, the leftover pigment is just post inflammatory pigmentation. If ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Not possible to miss that pregnancy if you are pregnant. Double check with a pregnancy test in urine ( the cheap ones from the pharmacy) . If negative... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
You should go to an emergency care for evaluation and treatment. The ground coffee and pieces that you describe mean that you are vomiting digested bl... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
It’s not a symptom of Cervical cancer. Is more a symptom of hormonal disarray. It’s important for you to get a PAP smear. It shows if there are cancer... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
No,no. Your mom needs you in her last moments. Even if you can’t do much, she is able to feel your love and presence. That’s all what she wishes to ha... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Has many uses and there are good( but old)studies that are not concerned about long term use. Is used for diagnosis&treatment of stomach acidity&a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Yes. Go back. Clarithromycin might not have cleared the tonsillitis and you may require a different treatment.There are other sources of big tonsils ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
It may take a little longer if the area has a very indurated scar that makes it difficult for both sides of the wound to close easily.If That’s the ca... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Use a daily moisturizer with lactic acid or glycolic acid. In sun exposed areas, use a morning sunblock every day. Most importantly, you should see a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
The concentrations of ingredients in the shampoo are not enough to cause corneal burns, but they are very irritant and, your eyes are inflamed, and t... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
High Direct bili is caused by problems in the liver or it’s ducts, pancreas duct,gallbladder and the ducts.You are likely having symptoms for you were... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
It is different.Winlevi is an anti androgen: but it’s Ok to use in males. It’s best in mid to severe acne. Isotretinoin is best for cystic acne and no... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Congratulations on your pregnancy. Every pregnancy is different and the best is to refrain from using external substances and drugs. Potassium citrat... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
I’m not dentist,but there are many causes for dry mouth:MEDICATIONS, dehydration,Parkinson’s,diabetes,respiratory infection, Sjogren’s Disease(autoimm... Read More
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Okay ill ask my parents but what should i say to them anyway thank you
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The mole was light brown before I scratched is tbag ok? Thanks so much
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doctor Maria, Thank you for taking the time to write me. Iappreciateit
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