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A 33-year-old male asked:

what's the best cure for acne? accutane is better or causes hair loss? what about side effects?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Mildest that works: Glad you're asking about scientific rx. Acne is a serious chronic disease that can have a devastating, lasting effect on a teen. For an adult, something as simple as a maintenance dose of tetracycline or (if confined to the face) even just topical clindamcin and benzoyl peroxide may be quite sufficient. For really severe disease, don't hesitate to use Isotretinoin if it can be done safely.

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My oldest got constant ear infections as a baby; does that mean my newborn will as well?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Not necessarily! you may be able to take some precautions to reduce your baby's risk of getting ear infections. Breastfeeding helps to decrease the risk by helping your baby's immune system fight off upper respiratory infections. Also, try to limit your baby from feeding while completely flat-try to keep him upright. Also, avoid smoke exposure. Lastly, limiting exposure to colds decreases the risk.
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What are the best way to prevent lung infection in my child at day care?

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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Good immunity: Smoking children susceptible to lung diseases. Most of the uri's are airborn, chidren should train to cover mouth and nose while coughing/ snezing, wash hands properly, dispose of contaminated tissues/ towels.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the best wound care for a necrotic diabetic foot ulcer?

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Depends on Bloodflow: If the skin around necrotic area is still healthy only a small portion is necrotic then you can start locally the first week with antibiotic cream to reduce bioburden and keep using local debridement - removedead tissue off the wound site and try to heal the area. Diabetic ulcers respond to oral vitamin k2 - you can read http://vitamink2.Org. I use 10% Phenytoin cream locally http://drbrown.Us.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Bump on side of mouth but don't hurt and looks like a blister and I got big bumps on back of my tongue and throat but none of it hurts?

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Mucocele possibly: The bump on the side of your mouth might be a mucocele. It is a clear bump filled with salvia. Caused when the duct to a minor salivary gland gets clogged and the saliva backs up. Most common on the lower lip but can occur elsewhere in the mouth. Ussually resolve on their own. Some times large ones require surgical removal. Bumps on the back of your tongue are probably normal vallate taste buds.
A 32-year-old female asked:

A few days ago my throat felt "raw" like a scratchy feeling now my nose is stuffy yellow discharge, and my left glands hurt so bad!?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Infection: You have a respiratory/throat infection. Could be viral and could be bacterial best to see a doctor. Other options to help with symptoms include taing elderberry, gargling with salt water or half and half peroxide and mouthwash (do not drink- just gargle) and a warm cloth around neck to hep with lymph glands. Important to rule out strep throat as that will improve with antibiotics.

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