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I am african american, I am not on health insurance to see a dermatologist. What are good home remedies to clear up acne and dark spots?

I am african american, I am not on health insurance to see a dermatologist. What are good home remedies to clear up acne and dark spots?

General physician: Any licensed physician can mange all but the most severe cases of acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, adding topical Clindamycin or a short course of a systemic antibiotic may be sufficient. ...Read more

Dr. MICHAEL LENOIR
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African American Health (Definition)

African-American health relates to the health care of African-Americans, as well as to health issues ...Read more


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I'm african american am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm african american am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

No: There may be some racial differences in vulnerabilities to certain addictions (for example-certain asians drink less secondary to enzyme deficiencies) but no race is more susceptible to addiction in general. ...Read more

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Is eating pork bad for African American males?

Is eating pork bad for African American males?

I know of no studies: that suggests pork is bad for African American males. In genera, be sure that the pork is well-cooked. If you are over-weight please take appropriate action w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is being an african-american a risk factor for rickets?

Is being an african-american a risk factor for rickets?

Yes: Dark skinned individuals need more sunlight exposure compared to light skinned ones. ...Read more

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What could cause varying complexion in an african american man?

What could cause varying complexion in an african american man?

Varying complexion: Vitiligo is one of the most substantial causes of varying complexion in an african american. There are skin fungal infections (tinea) that can also cause more soft variations and these can be treated with antifungal medications. ...Read more

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I'm african american am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

Yes: In the United States, people of african american decent are at greater risk for problem drinking than the general population. This risk is greatly influenced by your personal situation, however. If you choose to use alcohol responsibly and socialize with others who do the same, you can certainly overcome any excess risk that is just based on ethnicity. ...Read more

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Is it normal for african american woman to have a brownish discharge?

Is it normal for african american woman to have a brownish discharge?

Talk with your doc: About your brownish discharge [from where?]. Time to figure out what's causing it and what you need to do. Be well. ...Read more

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Brother is african american. P s a 9.2, was 8.5 3 months ago. Negative biopsy for p s a 6. Should biopsy be repeated?

Brother is african american. P s a 9.2, was 8.5 3 months ago. Negative biopsy for p s a 6.  Should biopsy be repeated?

High PSA: Due to the increase in a short period of time I would recommend f/u with the Urologist first to see if biopsy would be appropriate. Also PSA can be increased by a few things: like Recent sexual activity (a few days prior to blood work); Recent Upper Respiratory infection/Cold; Recent Prostate infection as well. ...Read more

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What are the best lasers to cure ochronosis in African American?

What are the best lasers to cure ochronosis in African American?

You need the: opinion of an experienced, knowledgable Dermatologist. My brief review suggests that many lasers have been used: CO2 laser, Q-switched ruby laser, and the most mentioned: Q-switched 755 nm alexandrite laser! Other treatments include cryotherapy, dermabrasion, trichloroacetic acid and tretinoin gel (Retin-A) have all been used. You need a Professional! Good wishes:) ...Read more

Clinics (Definition)

Clinics are sites that provide outpatient medical care ...Read more