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permanent cure for melasma

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
No: Unfortunately no. Some treatments help but this is a very frustrating condition to treat but even more frustrating for the patient to have.
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A female asked:
Dr. Tara Solomon
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Melasma: Melasma usually worsens during pregnancy. There are fade creams containing hydroxyquinone that may be used after the pregnancy. Melasma is caused by h ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not usually: Usually not and gradually fades away.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Melasma: In conjunction with home cream applications, in-office treatments include chemical peels (chemical exfoliation), microdermabrasion (mechanical exfolia ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Since we don't know what is causing it, there is no permanent solution. UVB-NB phototherapy may help in some cases.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not yet: Narcolepsy is controllable with many current medications, but a permanent cure remains in the future. Sleep medicine focus is a recent development in ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Behroozan
20 years experience Dermatology
Yes: The most permanent way to treat acne scars is using a laser such as the fractionated co2 laser or fraxel re:store laser. These laser treatments have ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: There is no cure but there are very effective treatments available. See a dermatologist.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
ECZEMA: Eczematoid lesions are itchy skin conditions caused by allergens , irritants. The best way to get rid of them is to moisturize the skin, apply steroid ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Psoriasis: There is no permanent solution for psoriasis, there are topical medications and light therapy for bad cases, and now some biologics are also being use ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Davidson
23 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: Leukorrhea is secretion of normal, healthy vaginal fluid. However it can also become heavier if you're infected with yeast, bacteria or an std. It's b ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not yet.: We may live to see the cure.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hoffman
14 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Most whitening products either otc or professional will require touch up over time due to fading or extrinsic staining. A permanent solution could be ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience Family Medicine
No: Moyamoya disease does not have a cure, though there are some measures to prevent stroke that may slow disease progression and improve quality of life.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: See your doctor.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
None so far: There are many palliative approaches which can make eye dryness tolerable and sometimes even eliminate treatment except in special circumstances. But ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: Laryngitis is usually caused by either a virus or bacteria - none are permanently cured.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Usually: Usually 1% Hydrocortisone ointment will help.Prevention best.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cures unlikely: There is no cure for asthma. Remissions are common especially in adolescents. In some allergic asthmatics immunotherapy (allergy injections) can resul ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Unfortunately, no: Scalp psoriasis is a tough condition. There is no "permanent" cure for it, but the condition can wax and wane over time. I'm sure you are aware of s ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience General Practice
Yes: Removing the entire prostate would be a permanent cure. It is only done for prostate cancer though because of the risk of leakage after the surgery an ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Smaller procedure?: Most patients achieve seizure control with medicines. Ask your neurologist if a vagal nerve stimulator is appropriate for your seizures. It is surgery ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No such disease: There is no such thing as skin asthma. Do you mean acne?

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