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A 42-year-old member asked:

why do i have acne if parents did not have acne?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
That's nature : Many factors, age, diet, stress, environment, etc. In addition, genetically speaking, although similar, you are not identical to your parents dna. In addition your age by itself, and higher levels of hormones may also have an effect on acne.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Nobody knows: Acne is not related to hygiene or lifestyle. However, if you are not treating your acne, it will be a grave professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What can I do to eradicate painful acne due to my pregnancy?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Acne in pregnancy: There are some tips that may help you in your pregnancy acne. Try to wash gently with a mild cleanser twice a day. Make sure to use an oil free moisturizer. Try not to squeeze or rub your pimples to avoid scarring. Use non comedogenic make up that will not clog your pores. Try to figure out what triggers your acne and avoid those triggers although it may be largely due to hormonal changes.
A 32-year-old female asked:

What is this hard painful lump on the ball of my foot? It looks like a verruca but the treatment did not wrk :(

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Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Wart.: I often tell my patients who have palmar or plantar warts that they may need several treatments for these resistant warts on the skin of these areas. This is thicker skin, and therefore more resistant to treatment. I usually freeze it or laser it several times in conjunction with topical therapy.
A 35-year-old member asked:

If my parents have a and o positive blood types. Is it possible for me to be ab negative?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
NO: You can only be a+ or o+.
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 23 years experience
If parents are A+ and B+ children can be A+,A-,B+,B-. You should confirm your blood type and your parents too to clarify the situation.
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 23 years experience
Disregard my previous comment, I meant to write: If parents are A+ and O+, children may be A+,A-,O+,O-.
Dec 16, 2012
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to get rid of discoloration from acne scars?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes!: There are many products on the market that can even out your skin complexion. I like topical niacinamide and topical vitamin b.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Please suggest a homeopathic medicine for my mother suffering from interstitial lung disease.?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Individualized: Homeopaths treat the whole person, not specific diagnoses. Homeopathy is highly individualized, so 5 people with interstitial lung disease would likely require 5 different medicines. I advise your mother see a professional homeopath: http://nationalcenterforhomeopathy.Org/resources/practitioners.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
more or less this is BS waste of your money
Aug 22, 2012
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
Dr. Lessnau, like many doctors, is strongly biased against homeopathy. An objective evaluation of the large body of science on this subject recently conducted by the Swiss government concluded homeopathy is effective. See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullman/homeopathic-medicine-_b_1258607.html
Aug 22, 2012

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