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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
23 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Same: Both are commercial or trade names for the medication Fluorouracil it is also called adrucil, (fluorouracil) fluorplex. All are the same fomulation.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience in Ophthalmology
Actinic: If your actinic keratosis has returned, you should discuss this with your dermatologist-- some of the lesions may now be cancerous and should be check ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Correct: That shows it is working. Either the DR forgot to instruct you or you were not listening. As you continue to rise it your face will look worse, then g ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Efudex (fluorouracil): Efudex = fluorouracil
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Very: The majority of small and even intermediate basal cell cancers can be cured by applying EFUDEX (fluorouracil). The resulting erythema is secondary to ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Skin cancer: Efudex (fluorouracil) is used in treatment of actinic keratosis, a precurser of squamous cell skin cancer. It is also used in treatment of superficia ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Both work well: Many dermatologists use liquid nitrogen (cold therapy) first. Discuss it with your doc and see what he/she feels most adept at doing.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not likely: Efudex (fluorouracil) is the brand name for topical (cream) 5-fu chemo. It is used to treat certain types of skin cancer. There is no evidence that to ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Visibility: Cryo and laser are used to reattach retinas and deal with bleeding. Cryo is a little cruder but can be used when there is a lack of direct visibility ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Varies: Microdermabrasion is a temporary slight effect. A medium chemical peel is a deeper but not long lasting result. Laser resurfacing can improve wrinkles ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Facial/Peel/Laser: In the context of rejuvenation of the face to improve texture, tone, fine lines, wrinkles, etc, a facial will temporarily hydrate and make skin look a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Efudex (fluorouracil): fluorouracil topical cream / Efudex is a topical used to treat pre-cancerous & cancerous skin growths.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
I'd opt for surgery: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23640441 There are various studies with various conclusions but if it were my own wife, I'd still feel most comfort ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shino Aguilera
21 years experience in Dermatology
Differin (adapalene) for acne: Differin is much better than Azelex (azelaic acid) for acne, in my opinion. Azelex (azelaic acid) will be great for moderate acne and post inflammato ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kulick
41 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Better ???: There are NO comparative studies. Both may or may not help you.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Similar: "cis" is the old term carcinoma in situ, for a bad premalignant lesion in an epithelium. "cin" is the not-so-old but misleading term for any premalign ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
A moisturizing cream: Cream is a general term for a moist preparation topically applied to protect, deliver medication, or hydrate. An emollient is a type of cream that act ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
No: Stereotactic surgery is usually a minimally invasive procedure using x-ray and computers to locate a spot or lesion to perform a needle biopsy through ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Skin cancer: Adrucil (fluorouracil) is a cream containing chemotherapy drug called 5-FU. It is commonly used for the treatment of precancerous lesions of the sun ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
EFUDEX (fluorouracil): Fluorouracil cream is an anti-cancer medication that is applied to skin to prevent growth /development of tumors. It is used to treat pre-cancerous ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience in Dermatology
Same creams?: Nope. They have slightly different chemical formulas. However, they are used to treat the same types of conditions.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends laser MD: The pascal theoretically causes less damage with computer generated patterns. Energy is more precise, delivered in a more preset pattern. Ower and ti ... Read More
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