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Does lamicatal, flvoxamine, or singulair (montelukast) cause very dry skin (on face)?

Does lamicatal, flvoxamine, or singulair (montelukast) cause very dry skin (on face)?

Dry peeling facial: Skin is not a reported side effect of any of those meds unless it is a form of allergic reaction. Lamictal & fluoxetine r associated with dry mouth. Suggest see prescribing doc to discuss problem. R u using any acne meds on face? Many acne meds can be very drying, irritating, & cause peeling. See doc. ...Read more

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Is it possible for topical hemostatic agents cause any allergic reaction?

Is it possible for topical hemostatic agents cause any allergic reaction?

Yes: Any topical substance can potentially cause an allergic reaction. This is commonly known as contact dermatitis. If the reaction occurs after repeated exposure, it is most likely allergic. If it occurs on the very first exposure, it is probably an irritant reaction (irritant contact dermatitis). ...Read more

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Is Nerium a safe anti-aging skin product?

Is Nerium a safe anti-aging skin product?

Nerium: Nerium comes from the oleander plant and is being sold as an anti-aging skin product. I have seen no scientific studies to prove this. Last I checked, there is no fountain of youth. Wearing sunblock and hydrating well, avoiding smoking are less expensive ways to keep your skin looking young. ...Read more

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Is a highly serotonergic medication such as viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) more prone to cause sedation or stimulation?

Is a highly serotonergic medication such as viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) more prone to cause sedation or stimulation?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): The side effect profile of this medication is more stimulating than sedating. However, individuals vary, and some do have sedation side effects with this medication. ...Read more

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Is topical spironolactone (2%) safe for mpb? Is it effective? Can systemic absorption occur?(coz its 50-75 mg topical application in paraben vehicle)

Is topical spironolactone (2%) safe for mpb? Is it effective? Can systemic absorption occur?(coz its 50-75 mg topical application in paraben vehicle)

Topical Spironolacto: The literature on systemic absorption of topical sprironolactone is a bit unclear. Small studies in lab rodents showed no absorption, but there are numerous anecdotal entries on hair loss blogs where users attest to side effects which point towards systemic absorption, including falling testosterone levels. Monitor your use carefully to see if you are an "absorber.". ...Read more

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For hyperkeratotic skin diseases, which is more better for sensitive skin - lactic acid lotion (lac-hydrin) or urea-based creams?

For hyperkeratotic skin diseases, which is more better for sensitive skin - lactic acid lotion (lac-hydrin) or urea-based creams?

Both used: It really depends on the percentages of each medication. Many preparations have both urea and Lactic Acid in them. Your skin is also unique and what might appear to be gentler might give you a worse reaction than the so-called potent preparation. If you are treating keratosis pilaris (kp) then you might seek the help of a dermatologist or even have a preparation compounded. ...Read more

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Hi! do hylauronic acid get orally adsorbed ?If yes how it is useful as antiageing agent for skin.

Hi! do hylauronic  acid get orally adsorbed ?If yes how it is  useful as antiageing agent for skin.

Good Question!: There are some studies being done to see is ha is effective in retaining collagen (thus retaning a youthful appearance) or in lubricating the joints for humans with various forms of arthritis but nothing definite has been found as of yet. I do know that the liquid form has shown promise for reducing symtoms for dogs with arthritis. Maybe they will find an oral form that helps humans as well. ...Read more

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Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines.Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?

Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines.Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?

Stop meds, check eye: If you are having headaches, i would stop the Minocycline and isotretinoin. When given together there is an increased risk of a rare side effect, pseudotumor cerebri. I would have my eyes checked and if no evidence of pseudotumor, restart either the Minocin (minocycline) or isotretinoin, but not both. Migraines can also worsen with Isotretinoin and not affect the eyes, but it definitely needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can allegra (fexofenadine) cream be used on eyelids?

Can allegra (fexofenadine) cream be used on eyelids?

Yes: If you have eczema or itching of eyelids you can use Allegra (fexofenadine) cream on your eyelids as long as you don't get it in the eye. If symptoms persists see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Is skin cream effective?

Is skin cream effective?

Yes: This question is very vague, but there are now many topical medications that are applied to the skin, get absorbed into the area, and work well without hardly any of the medicine being absorbed systemically. If you are just looking for a moisturizer, use ones that are water based for a non-sticky feeling. ...Read more

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Topical ointments such as soium sulfacetamide have a possible side effect?

Topical ointments such as soium sulfacetamide have a possible side effect?

Of course: Aching/swollen joints, rash on nose and cheeks, signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), signs of anemia (such as unusual tiredness/weakness, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat), unusual bleeding/bruising, signs of liver problems (such as dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting), mouth sores. ...Read more

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Is SkinLite cream effective? Also, is it safe to use? Active ingredients: Hydroquinone 2% + Tretinoin .025% + Mometasone Furoate 0.1%

Is SkinLite cream effective? Also, is it safe to use? Active ingredients: Hydroquinone 2% + Tretinoin .025% + Mometasone Furoate 0.1%

It is safe but not: without risks. First remember that HQ2% is low concentration so may not be enough to lighten skin. Tretinoin is sun senstizing so use product at bedtime and sparingly so you don't get too dry or irritated. Mometasone is a steroid so again use sparingly and take breaks off the topical. If not getting results you want, see derm for prescription strength or other treatment options ...Read more

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Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Zineryt: Zineryt contains zinc and Erythromycin which are both out dated medications. There is a lot of resistance to Erythromycin because it is an older drug. I prefer epiduo or ziana. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp&skin from hair dye.No visible reaction.can it get worse/serious?Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine) tablets available here.Safe to use?

Itchy scalp&skin from hair dye.No visible reaction.can it get worse/serious?Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine) tablets available here.Safe to use?

Yes: As I mentioned earlier, as long as you will not be driving or engaging in other complex or dangerous activity, it is okay to take antihistamine medication. ...Read more

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Can jock itch cause inflammation around genital region? is lotrim spray effective treatment? how long before results?

Can jock itch cause inflammation around genital region? is lotrim spray effective treatment? how long before results?

Yes.: Any where in the public region from pen us to rectum can be affected. Lotrim cream is probably a better choice in the pubic area over the spray. Usually starts working within a few days. ...Read more

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Fungal finger nail infection. Taking dusolepin, lexotan n dogmatil. What type of oral antifungal med can I take that is as effective as lamisil (terbinafine)?

Fungal finger nail infection. Taking dusolepin, lexotan n dogmatil. What type of oral antifungal med can I take that is as effective as lamisil (terbinafine)?

Griseofulvin: Griseofulvin may be used orally and has similar effectiveness, byt all fungal nail infections are hard to treat. Recommended to assure adequate liver function tests with this med too. See dr for eval and rx if deemed necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin lotion (prescribed for acne) cause bowel problems? Or is that just other routes other than topical?

Can clindamycin lotion (prescribed for acne) cause bowel problems? Or is that just other routes other than topical?

Topical clindamycin: This can indeed cause bowel problems - like diarrhea because if you think about it, the clindamycin lotion will absorb into your skin and thus make it's way to the bowels. If you're having diarrhea after starting this, you should get it checked out. Any antibiotic side-effect should be taken seriously. I would start with the doc who prescribed the clindamycin - give them a call today. ...Read more

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