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Is turmeric good to use for a skin rash?

Is turmeric good to use for a skin rash?

Depends on rash: Turmeric reportedly has anti inflammatory along with it's anti-oxidant effects. Based on this it would merit at least consideration but ultimately you need to know what your treating (what's causing the rash?) and how to use turmeric for that rash. These questions can only be answered by a scientific study, studies that I have no knowledge of. ...Read more

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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Is it possible for acupuncture to cure things like acne, obesity, dry skin, etc?

Is it possible for acupuncture to cure things like acne, obesity, dry skin, etc?

Yes: there are acupuncture protocols for obesity, acne and other skin conditions. I have provided appetite control treatments to patients with excellent results. ...Read more

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Is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

Is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

Yes: Some lasers help with hyperpigmentation and scarring such as fractional co2, co2, erbium:yag, fraxel, ktp and nd:yag lasers. Ipl devices also help with hyperpigmentation. Thermage and other skin tightening procedures can help with scarring. ...Read more

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What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

Avene products: For sensitive dry skin and acne, try to use the avene line which is made for dry and sensitive skin. Over the counter cetaphil is fine but benzoyl peroxide should be used sparining. Also using omega 3 fish oil, vitamin b and d can help with skin healing. ...Read more

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Can nioxin be used for skin scars?

Can nioxin be used for skin scars?

No: For treating scars there are over the counter topical silicon gel preparations that can be effective. ...Read more

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Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis ?

Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis ?

Thermage not laser: Thermage is radio frequency and is intended for the deeper structures of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Therefore, I am not familiar with its use for psoriasis and would not recommend it. Did someone else suggest it would work? ...Read more

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For fractional laser how many sessions will be effective for wide pores scarring skin face?

For fractional laser how many sessions will be effective  for wide pores scarring skin face?

# of Fraxel Laser Tx: Very hard to offer exact #s but if after 2 sessions you do not see ANY improvement than this therapy option will not work for you. Best of Luck.. Dr B ...Read more

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What products and skin care treatment is best for oily, acne treated skin that is also dry in places, tight and very sensitive?

What products and skin care treatment is best for oily, acne treated skin that is also dry in places, tight and very sensitive?

Try ZO SkinHealth: Hi Laura In my office I recommend the line of skin care products from ZO Skin Health. They pretty much have something for everyone. And there products work! I use them myself and on my family. I would need to see some pictures at the very least to recommend specific products. I would love to do an online consult to help guide you. http://www.arslanianplasticsurgery.com/#!services2/cwtp ...Read more

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Are there natural treatmts for toe nail fungs or possible athletes feet? Is there a link w/ those issues and rosacea and dandruff , like yeast in body

Are there natural treatmts for toe nail fungs or possible athletes feet? Is there a link w/ those issues and rosacea and dandruff , like yeast in body

Yes & No: Yes there are any natural treats for fungal nails and tinea pedis. Tea Tree and Castor oil are wonderful antimicrobial natural treatments directly on the nails and skin daily in healthy individuals. Many people have onychomycosis and tinea pedis without having rosacea and dandruff, so there does not appear to be a direct link. ...Read more

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Need some medication for inflamed skin after applying 5% benzoyl peroxide for acne type of skin is sensitive?

Need some medication for inflamed skin after applying 5% benzoyl peroxide for acne type of skin is sensitive?

Several options: Stop using the benzoyl peroxide and get with your physician. You may be able to tolerate salicylic acid or a retinoic acid derivative. For now, aloe vera or a moisturizer should help. There are other medications for acne that are worth trying; remember not to use antibiotics as monotherapy. ...Read more

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My skin is sensitive for waxing. Can laser treatment will be helpful for removing hair? Will there be any sideeffect of that?

Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is very effective and safe. You have to be well trained to ensure it can.Be done safely. High settings in dark skinned people or people with tan can cause burns. It is a better option than waxing for a life time. ...Read more

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Is there a topical application that is safe and effective for getting rid of skin tags and flat warts?

Is there a topical application that is safe and effective for getting rid of skin tags and flat warts?

Let doc do it.: Wart-off, compond-w may help to get rid of it, however, not very effective. Dermatologist can do a better job. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help skin conditions?

Can acupuncture help skin conditions?

Never heard it being: Used for skin conditions, but there are some skin conditions triggered by internal illnesses for which acupuncture may indirectly help. ...Read more

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