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Salicylic acid vs tretinoin/retin a, which is better?

Salicylic acid vs tretinoin/retin a, which is better?

Retin a (tretinoin) if moderate: If you have very mild acne then salicylic acid may be adequate. For more moderate or any cystic component of acne, retina a is "stronger" and will be more likely to help acne resolve completely. Keep in mind retin a (tretinoin) needs to be a "pea" sized amount applied daily, can cause peeling and redness of skin initially. if redness and irritation are a problem, back off to every other day application. ...Read more

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What is the best for urict acid?

What is the best for urict acid?

Out of Context: I am sorry but that simple sentence is completely out of context and missing anything upon which to respond. What is your concern? What are your symptoms? What caused you to get this test? Was the test a blood test? ...Read more

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Blood test showed folic acid level that my doc said was "higher than he thought was possible". I can't recall exact numbers. Should i be concerned?

Blood test showed folic acid level that my doc said was "higher than he thought was possible". I can't recall exact numbers. Should i be concerned?

No need for concern: High Folic Acid levels either indicate that you are taking a lot of Folic Acid through your diet and/or vitamins or you cannot process Folic Acid and so it builds up to high levels in the blood. This can be due to a genetic abnormality called mthfr, which can be tested through a regular blood test. Treatment is usually a different form of Folic Acid called methylfolate along with methylb12. ...Read more

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Differin vs azelex (azelaic acid) which one is better?

Differin vs azelex (azelaic acid) which one is better?

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 inflammatory hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Folicacid-24.6ng/ml, on b-complex with folic acid 1.5mg,have hvy periods, Is breathlessness, heartpalpitations,symptom of high folic acid, nrml vals?

Folicacid-24.6ng/ml, on b-complex with folic acid 1.5mg,have hvy periods, 
Is breathlessness, heartpalpitations,symptom of high folic acid, nrml vals?

High Folate (folic acid) Levels: There is no known consequence of high serum folic acid levels. The only potential consequence of excessive intake of folate is the masking of b12 deficiency. The recomended allowance of Folate is 1mg/day and foalte is added to the majority of food stuffs to prevent deficiency. ...Read more

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Is salicylic acid 2% as effective as benzoyl peroxide 5%?

Is salicylic acid 2% as effective as benzoyl peroxide 5%?

Use as tolerated: Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% or 10% as tolerated is your best bet unless you have a lot of blackheads, in which case a retinoic acid derivative may be best. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will work. ...Read more

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Which one is the best to remove acne . Salsylic acid . Peroxide or azelaic acid ?!

Which one is the best to remove acne . Salsylic acid . Peroxide or azelaic acid ?!

Depends : Peroxide really won't help you. Benzoyl peroxide is a great first step for cleansing but if really bad a salasylic acid product, especially a peel can be really great. It also comes as a cleanser too but is harsher than he benzoyl peroxide ...Read more

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Can you tell me if fatty acids actually cause you to be fatter?

Can you tell me if fatty acids actually cause you to be fatter?

Of course they do: They're the basis of fats, which are the nicest calories and the ones we tend to overeat the most. ...Read more

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Could biocell with hyaluronic acid vitamins cause acne?

Could biocell with hyaluronic acid vitamins cause acne?

Unlikely: Any treatment or product that occludes skin pores/oil glands can lead to acne. Not typically seen with biocell and doubt any direct connection to hyaluronic acid unless it is obstructing skin pores. ...Read more

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Hepc,cirohsis, doc advised folvite (folic acid).tablet, is there any liquid form of folvite (folic acid).

Hepc,cirohsis, doc advised folvite (folic acid).tablet, is there any liquid form of folvite (folic acid).

Folic acid: Hi, yes there is a liquid form of Folic acid available in the United states if you have difficulty swallowing the pill form.Although I'm not aware if the liquid from is available in Singapore or not, please talk to ur local pharmacist. ...Read more

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I was told folic acid pills was a great pill to take the help get pregnant is this information correct?

I was told folic acid pills was a great pill to take the help get pregnant is this information correct?

No: It is very important and anyone trying to get pregnant should take either Folic Acid or a multivitamin containing folic acid. It helps to prevent certain types of birth defects. But it does not improve fertility at all. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of having an acid-fast staining performed on a sputum sample from a patient exhibiting clinical signs of tuberculosis?

What's the purpose of having an acid-fast staining performed on a sputum sample from a patient exhibiting clinical signs of tuberculosis?

A confirmation...: Tuberculosis is a very significant comminicable infection and the treatments are often complex and long with potential of serious side effects, thus you don't want to treat unless the diagnosis is certain. Acid-fast staining is a biochemical process allowing the identification of this bug to confirm diagnosis. Treatment and prevention efforts are expensive/time consuming. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is glycolic acid safe while.Breastfeeding?

Is glycolic acid safe while.Breastfeeding?

Glycolic acid: Generally speaking, glycolic acid is considered safe. Avoid using products used for chemical peels as the levels of glycolic acid are much higher and are designed to penetrate much deeper. ...Read more

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I've hearkojic acid is good for getting fair complexion.. Does it really work?

I've hearkojic acid is good for getting fair complexion.. Does it really work?

Fair Complexion: Kojic acid is not an extreme inhibitor of pigmentation production, and therefore its skin whitening effects may be somewhat more subtle than those of other stronger substances such as hydroquinone. ...Read more

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Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Effects on kidney: Citrate lyase is not harmful. The hydroxycitric acid (hydrocitric acid) in small amounts would not be harmful either. Large doses of hydroxycitric acid over time could potentially be harmful although there are no case reports or data to prove this. More important than having one kidney is knowing the kidney function is. Best answered with egfr a calculation of kidney function done by your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 29 years old. Been on nexium (esomeprazole). 7 years it's all that works even if I don't eat acid still comes up if I don't take it, serialize 50mg, stenosis 25?

I'm 29 years old. Been on nexium (esomeprazole). 7 years it's all that works even if I don't eat acid still comes up if I don't take it, serialize 50mg, stenosis 25?

Try natural approach: Instead of masking symptoms with Nexium, (esomeprazole) why not correct the problem at its source, which is most likely your diet and stress level. You may contact me at www.drkusher.com. for more info. ...Read more