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Doctor insights on: Alone Cream Causing Pill

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Is they any other way to treat acne on the back without taking antibiotic? Will it b effective if only apply topical cream like tretinoin or adpalene?

Is they any other way to treat acne on the back without taking antibiotic? Will it b effective if only apply topical cream like tretinoin or adpalene?

Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to buy estrogen tablets? Or anything estrogen? Besides contraceptive pill?

Is it possible to buy estrogen tablets? Or anything estrogen? Besides contraceptive pill?

Yes: But only if you need them and they're prescribed by a physician. Otherwise it's dangerous and stupid. ...Read more

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Mild-moderate acne on forehead/chin/sometimes cheeks. Birth control not helping but want to take. Doxycycline caused yeast infection. Other methods?

Mild-moderate acne on forehead/chin/sometimes cheeks. Birth control not helping but want to take. Doxycycline caused yeast infection. Other methods?

Acne: Many women with acne have insulin resistance. If you have irregular cycles you may want to be checked. Cut down on processed carbs and sweets, use a mild soap like neutrogena, an alpha hydroxy cream and benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Is there anything wrong with taking the pill estradiol .05mg along with estrace cream 1%?

Possibly: This may reperesent an excess dose of estrogen. One product or the other should be used first to see if menopausal symptoms are relieved in order to keep the estrogen dose to a minimum. ...Read more

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Will estrace cream slow/stop progression of cystocele or do I need to take estrogen in pill form?

Will estrace cream slow/stop progression of cystocele or do I need to take estrogen in pill form?

"Structural" problem: The cystocele is a result of the bladder support tissues (structural) weakening or failing, and not due to vaginal thinning mucosal issues which estrogen treats. It is the equivalent of a house's foundation/walls weakening(cystocele) versus the need to replace a "threadbare carpet"( vaginal mucosa estrogen Rx). ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyperpigmentation? Would Retin-A cream help? I'm using an OTC bleaching cream that contains 2% hydroquinone but it's not helping.

How do I get rid of hyperpigmentation?  Would Retin-A cream help? I'm using an OTC bleaching cream that contains 2% hydroquinone but it's not helping.

Depends on the cause: Retin A (tretinoin) will definitely not help & irritate your skin more. If it's from shadows under your eyes & due to sub clinical food allergies, neither will help. Address the cause to reduce the lymphatic congestion. If area is red/brown pigmented, laser can help. If it's from recent scar, you must wait for it to heal. Solaquin Forte 2% won't help, and can hypopigment surrounding skin.(Best 2 see skin Dr.) ...Read more

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Can progesterone cream be used while on bcp?

Can progesterone cream be used while on bcp?

Yes: But remember that the birth control pill is providing high levels of Progesterone already, much higher than what your body would be producing. Your young, it would be safe in the short run, but there is nothing to gain unless ur doctor has another plan. Gd luck. ...Read more

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Can itchy hives caused by takin wrong cream clotrimazole 2%, be treated with immune booster zink+vit.C, or is it harmful to combine both this n benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can itchy hives caused by takin wrong cream clotrimazole 2%, be treated with immune booster zink+vit.C, or is it harmful to combine both this n benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Hives treatment: Hives are an reaction driven by one part of the immune system. They are a type of immediate hypersensitivity reaction. Hives respond to antihistamines. Taking medications that boost the immune system may actually worsen hives. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to use progesterone cream while taking the progestogen-only pill? I use the cream for hot flushes and the pill for painful periods

Is it dangerous to use progesterone cream while taking the progestogen-only pill? I use the cream for hot flushes and the pill for painful periods

Not dangerous: You can take both at the same time but the Progesterone cream will not help you with the hot flashes. Also the Progesterone only pills have some limitations/side effects. If there are no contraindication to take bcp that contain estrogen those birth control pills might be a better option. ...Read more

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What's the best yeast infection cream i can get over-the-counter at pharmacy? And will cream effect my birth control pills? How long until cream work?

What's the best yeast infection cream i can get over-the-counter at pharmacy? And will cream effect my birth control pills? How long until cream work?

Medication for Sale: Doctors are very hesitant to recommend specific products. Any of these medications are most likely cousins to each other or even the same medication under different brands. Of course you can use these products while on the pill. ...Read more

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Can I use a cream containing miconazole n beclomithazone for fungal infection on my skin of scrotum.... Might it affect hormone sythesis?

Can I use a cream containing miconazole n beclomithazone for fungal infection on my skin of scrotum.... Might it affect hormone sythesis?

You can use it: This is a combination cream that includes a steroid and anti fungal. It is safe for short term use in the groin. It will not impact hormone synthesis. ...Read more

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