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Alternative Treatments For Sebaceous Hyperplasia
None: There are very limited options in the treatment of sebaceous hyperplasia. Your dermatologist can lightly burn the top off, but they will probably come back. If you take high doses of Vitamin A, that might work. However, I would not recommend that, since there could be many side effects. Minor ones include dry skin, while a major one is headaches caused by swelling of the brain. ...Read more
Try retinoic acid: A retinoic acid derivative may help. You are free to consider this "natural" as it's basically vitamin A. Sebaceous hyperplasia really doesn't require treatment. I honor your interest in folk / "natural" remedies, but I hope that if you have something serious involving your skin -- such as a cancer -- you opt for something from the 21st century that will actually work. ...Read more
Destruction: Treatments are mostly mechanical. Lesions tend to recur unless the entire unit is destroyed or excised. Risk of permanent scarring must be considered when treating benign lesions. Treatment options include: photodynamic therapy (pdt), cryotherapy, cauterization or electrodesiccation, topical chemical treatments. Risk of atrophic scarring or transient dyspigmentation are potential complications. ...Read more
CO2 laer: Co2 laser or electro-surgery can get rid of those. But they tend to reoccur. ...Read more
Need more info: Not enough info to make a diagnosis, Advise you to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Treatment options: Sebaceous hyperplasia are a common, benign lesion on the face that do not go away on there own. The treatment options include specific lasers and needle epilation. ...Read more
Worried about raised patches on cheeks, kind of white or at times pink. Have sebaceous hyperplasia on forehead but looks different?
Skin: Send photo could be sebaceous hyperplasia.Get a more detailed answer ›
Excision: Unfortunately, there are no medications that will decrease sebaceous gland hyperplasia. Usually on the nose, forehead or scalp as the most common locations, if they are "unsightly" then, excision is curative. ...Read more
Had spot on labia minora asked for biopsy scared it was vin from hpv biopsy says sebaceous hyperplasia benign does that rule out vin?
Benign Sebaceous Hyperplasia is not VIN. Its just a little thickening of the sebaceous glands. Its not cancerous or pre-cancerous. You can read a lot more here: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1059368-overview
Best wishes! ...Read more
How to treat sebaceous hyperplasia on forehead? And a tiny milia dot under eye? Just looks bad. Will see dermatologist.
Since you are: Going to see a dermatologist - I think it would be best to rely on that doctor's evaluation and treatment plan. You are asking us how to treat this on the general health education site of Health Tap. I think you may be putting the cart before the horse here. ...Read more
None: None that I know of.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: AD is an incurable degenerative disease of the brain. There have been some studies using medium chain triglycerides to 'feed' the brain (Axona). Recently a study supported the use of hi dose Vit E. Other supplements include Vinpocetine and phosphatidyl serine. Be careful even with supplements and 'natural' products- they maybe unsafe or have interactions with other products or medications. ...Read more
Adjuncts only: If you ignore surgery for melanoma, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are interested in vitamins, botanicals and so forth, remember these are only adjuncts. I am not sure I would accept some of therapies for advanced disease that give only a small survival advantage, but I would not pay a conspiracy or natural-medicine talker for telling me untruths. Be savvy. ...Read more
No: Pseudotumor cerebri can occasionally result in visual loss and blindness in addition to severe headaches. Pseudotumor needs to be carefully followed by an eye doctor and sometimes a neurologist as well. 90% of people with pseudotumor are obese females and weight loss, sometimes modest amounts, can be a highly effective treatment. ...Read more
Depends: If you are talking about type2 diabetes then weight loss, healthy eating and exercise may get you to the point where u no longer need medicine (and u'll be healthier overall) some people however are beyond that and require Insulin to prevent the complications of diabetes. Don't believe any "alternative" med works unless you or your doctor note your sugars are well controlled. Many fake cures. ...Read more
Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Psychotherapy, medication, electro convulsive therapy (ECT), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), vagal nerve stimulation (VNS), light therapy, diet, exercise, herbal therapy (St. Johns Wort), music therapy, group therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, CBT, psychoanalysis, and others ...Read more
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