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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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Go toGeneral Surgeon: A General Surgeon. The surgeon will examine you, if necessary will order some tests or images and from there he/she will decide the final treatment. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Pls review question: We cannot provide you with an answer because your question is missing information. I can certainly tell you that anything dealing with the aorta is v... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
We don’t know how long have you had the symptoms.So far it sounds as a common cold.Drink plenty of fluids,suck on lozenges for the throat, use nasal s... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
You definitely need an in person.Go to your PCP.If you have been using baby wipes,discontinue them due to Contact Dermatitis.Wipe with white toilet pa... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Difficult to say exactly just by the description however, the dark spots may be tiny spots of haemorrhage due to harsh manipulation of the area and th... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Fill your bathtub with warm water and pour half a cup of Clorox . Bathe in it , as long as you can and try to express the pimple when you are in the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Yes.You can assure that the sperm that made its way in 2 years before it’s not the cause of the current pregnancy.The sperm carries many spermatozoa t... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Going just by your description, I’d say that It’s rare to have eczema on only one hand and one foot. Often, Dermatomycosis(fungus) is confused with ec... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Congratulations on your weight loss. Your question is not very clear to me.Were you exercising and you stretched a muscle? But, seems to me, by the lo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
The wrinkly skin is probably a sign of atrophy due to the use of a high potency topical steroid.You may notice that it’s thin and it may bleed easily.... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Melanomas can start on a flat lesion or on a raised mole.It’s important to have clear that melanomas and skin cancers are not born bc you ripped off a... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
MUCORMYCOSIS,one of the black fungi,is now a public health problem in India.Mucor is a mold, and the spores are in the soil. It gets inside the body b... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Subliminal and Supraliminal mssgs are proven by MRI&PET Scan-to stimulate some areas of the Central Nervous System.However,they can’t make people ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Best go to Dermatologist, but: daily wash in AM with Salicylic acid 2%. Put Cetaphil moisturizer lotion to all the face and Sunblock with Zinc Oxide o... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Sorry, I can’t understand your question entirely. Please rephrase it. Where is your wound? Where are the worms?
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Minoxidil spray 5% works well to grow hair wherever it’s applied and it maintains it as long as you’re using it without side effects.Once you stop it,... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
No. Unless it was a big glob and on purpose. For a pregnancy to happen, the spermatozoon have to be placed in the right environment of the vagina and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
You’re still safe to take Doxycycline until week 18 of pregnancy when the baby’s teeth start to form. However, no medication is 100%safe during pregna... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Call your Doctor’s office. They’ll be able to answer and will be happy to have an update of your condition.
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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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Chronic disease: Unfortunately hidradenitis super diva is a chronic disease and the rate of success of surgery is not the best. The skin forms abnormal tunnels and sc... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Prenessa: Prenessa is the global name for Perindopril, Prexum is the American name. Supposing that the tablets are of good quality and you take the same 4 mill... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
You had a vasovagal or reflex syncope in which the heart slows or blood vessels dilate.The blood pressure drops and less blood flows to the brain and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Take your antibiotics in the way your Doctor is recommending. The entire upper respiratory tract is connected and lined with cells that produce mucus.... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
You should be in a recovery mode. Eating healthy and nutritious foods, having good restful sleep time and good hydration. All of those suffered while ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
If you need syringes for your next few insulin injections and you’re out, go to your pharmacist and explain the situation.California Health Department... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
The skin condition is,as you guesse,Tinea versicolor.Buy Selsun medicated shampoo(the one with Selenium sulphide)For 2 wks,Apply to dry chest&back... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Please repeat your question if you wish. We cannot help you if your question says just: “ Idk what to say?”
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Bodily fluids transferred? No test could tell immediately.Most tests are for antibodies, the soonest would show positive in +3 weeks after the encount... 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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Yes. One of the skin’s important functions is to protect against the environment.Dirty nails break the barrier and introduce all sort of germs that ma... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
It’s likely a benign ( not cancer) nevus ( birthmark). But it’s important to see your Dermatologist because only looking at the spots a Specialist wil... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Impossible to tell you with such little information or a visual. A pilonidal cyst comes to mind(benign sac since you were a fetus),lipoma,nevus, but i... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
You may be pregnant but there are other hormonal causes for your symptoms( ovulation problems or pain, infection etc). Take a home pregnancy test and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Sorry to disappoint you, it’s not bars but squares..1-2 squares of dark chocolate between 70-85% daily is the studied amount to receive the benefits ... 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Better stop taking Phentermine right away. Very likely you are pregnant, and part of your weight gain is related to it. Amphetamines (Phentermine is o... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Protonix will not destroy your stomach. You have an advantage: you already know that anxiety and stress are big part of the problem. I recommend you t... 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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
You may not need to repeat the same test. Wait for the GI Doctor’s opinion because he may want to send a different test, like a Parietal Cell antibody... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Herpes are small blisters that break very easily&scab,are painful&come in clusters.The pubic location is also good for it. If they are real t... 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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Apply warm water compresses to relieve the tenderness, refrain from masturbation and sexual activity for too vigorous and frequent were the cause of t... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
No.Your retinas are safe. They tend to produce Computer Vision Syndrome:Dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, eye strain for long time at the screen.An... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
The treatment is with topicals, but if you cannot use them due to to your job or other cause, and you really need it treated because it’s very severe,... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
We cannot tell without looking at your mouth.You might be touching with your tongue the smooth tissue that is growing back to fill the hole left by th... 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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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
Likely what you call“hickeys” are the purple areas left by scratching,that lead to extravasation of blood (petechiae&purpura.)We can’t see the fea... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 29 years experience
It’s time to go to the ER. Have you vomited?, Are you passing gas or had a bowel movement since you took the Omeprazole? We don’t know the answers a... 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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doctor Maria, Thank you for taking the time to write me. Iappreciateit
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The mole was light brown before I scratched is tbag ok? Thanks so much
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