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Why Do I Have Such Bad Acne
I have had really bad acne, but i don't know why. Any ideas of how i can get rid of it? I have tried several scrubs and they do t seem to work.
Persistance: The severity of acne varies and the aggressiveness of treatment that it requires also varies. Acne can almost always be satisfactorily treated. If you have already discussed this with your primary doctor, make an appointment with dermatology. Try not to give up. The first thing you use may not help, but there is something out there that should take care of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too vague: "such a bad mood" is far too vague for anyone here to offer meaningful advice or information. "bad" could mean almost anything-- sad, angry, anxious, irritable, fearful, hopeless, etc. Etc. Before offering suggestions, a competent mental health professional would want to know (at a minimum) what you mean by "bad mood, " how often it occurs, when, and why. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: Although nsaids such as ibuprofen, advil, alleve are to be avoided in kidney disease however short term use for few days every month should not pose any problem. Try with Ibuprofen 200 which is the lowest possible dosing. Some antispasmodics such as Carisoprodol (soma) or cyclobenzaprine (flexiril) are also safe for use in kidney failure and have been reported by women to improve symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PMS: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
I have a really bad memory and I don't know why. Is there anything I can do to improve my memory?
Brain games: Do games that stretch your memory and related cognitive skills including verbal fluency. Try crossword puzzles, speeded trivia games or play the memory game with your kids. Keep working out your brain just like youcomr body and your memory will improve. You can pay monthly to do this at lumosity.com; And get an evaluation by a neuropsychologist if you have no idea why your memory is poor. Take car ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: Your physician can treat you effectively. If someone is holding out for a "natural / holistic / herbal / ayurvedic" remedy, i appreciate their good intentions but evidence-based scientific medicine is what you need. If it's this bad, you may be put directly on Isotretinoin -- not pleasant or risk-free, but hugely effective; or systemic tetracycline and a topical may be enough. ...Read more
I have acanthosis nigricans and do not have diaibites or anything etc. I'm not overweight. So how can I get rid of it? Why do I have it?
Acanthosis: You should see a pediatric endocrinologist. You will need a workup for pcos. ...Read more
Gum disease, dry mou: Causes could be periodontal or gum disease . A dental cleaning will help this. Meticulous oral hygiene - good brushing and flossing and using a tongue cleaner daily will help. Certain medications or dry mouth can also cause a problem. Drinking a lot of water or chewing sugarless gum will help stimulate saliva production. Certain mouthwashes will help too. Gi problems can be a problem too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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