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Dr's, have scalp psoriasis above ears and rear scalp. Seen derm.4 times. Recent prescription topicort spray. Not working.Have HIV on meds. Any other rx?

Dr's, have scalp psoriasis above ears and rear scalp. Seen derm.4 times. Recent prescription topicort spray. Not working.Have HIV on meds. Any other rx?

Second Opinion: It may be time to get a second opinion from a new dermatologist. Other thoughts I have is that this is more than psoriasis, such as a yeast infection. There are more treatment options than topical products for psoriasis, but they are very expensive and can have lots of side effects. In my office we would probably talk about getting a second expert's advice next. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is used for body wash for acne by bodybuilders..Can i also use it for exfoliation purpose..

Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is used for body wash for acne by bodybuilders..Can i also use it for exfoliation purpose..

Acne Body Wash: The most commonly used body wash for acne is benzoyl peroxide 5-10%. It is readily available without a prescription and is used once daily. Once should lather up with it, leave it on for at least a few minutes, and rinse off. It will bleach one's towels, so make sure to use ones that you do not like. This product is extremely effective against p.Acnes, the bacteria that causes acne. ...Read more

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Is a homemade salt water wash effective for Blepharitis? The OTC eyelid cleansers are bit for pricey for long term daily use

Is a homemade salt water wash effective for Blepharitis? The OTC eyelid cleansers are bit for pricey for long term daily use

Baby shampoo: You can use heat pack over the eye to open up oil gland pores, then use diluted baby shampoo to clean the eye lashes while the eyes are closed. Nutritionally, drink more fluid, eat omega 3 essential fatty acid (nuts, wild fish, flax seed, or chia seeds) and avoid junk food. ...Read more

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Looking for alternative treatment for infant seborrhea on face (pediatrician prescribed Vaseline and hydrocortisone and i don't want to use those)?

Looking for alternative treatment for infant seborrhea on face (pediatrician prescribed Vaseline and hydrocortisone and i don't want to use those)?

Facial Formula: For infantile seborrhea using an emollient moisturizer is usually sufficient. Avoiding soap is the key since an infant's skin is extremely sensitive and still be colonized by normal bacteria. Vaseline locks in moisture and the steroid helps with inflammation. Vaseline is a petroleum product however. Using shea butter or lanolin is often as effective and has less a less greasy quality. ...Read more

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How long to use bleph 10 (sulfacetamide) for pink eye ? prescription on bottle says "use as directed".

How long to use bleph 10 (sulfacetamide) for pink eye ?  prescription on bottle says "use as directed".

Usually 5-7d: Most pink eye meds do their work quickly & can be stopped after 5-7 days. Bleph 10 (sulfacetamide) can be a little irritating so a little redness with use is common. Some providers will recommend using it longer. Many patients that do not seem to respond actually have a viral process that may tale a few weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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What topical steroid cream do chemotherapy patients use for hair?

What topical steroid cream do chemotherapy patients use for hair?

Steroids: If you are asking whether topical steroids have any value for hair loss during chemotherapy, the answer is that they have no value in this condition. ...Read more

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Is Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo effective and safe to use 3x a week for long periods of time? To treat seb dermatitis

Is Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo effective and safe to use 3x a week for long periods of time? To treat seb dermatitis

Nizoral (ketoconazole) : This mediated shampoo is used frequently to treat seborhreic dermatitis. Three times per week to start is a common recommendation. If you notice no improvement after a couple of weeks you may need to try something else. ...Read more

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Which topical steroid is safe for scalp to use for three months ?

Which topical steroid is safe for scalp to use for three months ?

Seb Derm : Depending on the severity will determine the strength of the topical steroid. Most if the time mid to high potency steroids may be used safely for short periods of time. See your dermatologist ...Read more

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Using creams like acnederm resolveplus and doxydar and nephron tabs (doxycycline hyclate). Any advice about using these acne meds to cure pimples?

Using creams like acnederm resolveplus and doxydar and nephron tabs (doxycycline hyclate). Any advice about using these acne meds to cure pimples?

No cure: There are only treatment for pimples but no cures. I do not know what dose of antibiotics you are on and how your skin is doing. The medicines you are using are good and if you are not happy with how your acne is responding you need to talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Using 5% minoxidil for 2 months. now infested with head lice.whats the best hair fiendly treatment?

Using 5% minoxidil for 2 months. now infested with head lice.whats the best hair fiendly treatment?

Treatment of lice: requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med for occasional dry, white, flaking patches on scalp? T-Gel? Used Dad's 'scrip Ketoconazole but it's gone.

Many: OTC ketoconazole!!! OTC selenium sulfide. OTC salicylic acid. OTC zinc pyrethium. T-Gel is tar. Some people like it. There are generic otc tar shampoos also. Take a look in the shampoo section or ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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Recommendations for over-the-counter medications for internal vaginal sores?

Recommendations for over-the-counter medications for internal vaginal sores?

Internal Vaginal sor: Why u r looking for over the counter medication, see u physician , discuss w him his finding than ask about the most suitable treatment. ...Read more

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Should the minoxidil topical solution be washed off after each application on the scalp or can it be every other application?

Should the minoxidil topical solution be washed off after each application on the scalp or can it be every other application?

Leave it on: It really does not need to be washed off. You should apply it after washing and then leave it on. I wouldn't expect it to do a whole lot if you wash it off right away. ...Read more

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Can i mix clotrimazole 2% and minoxidil 5% for application on scalp ? Any side effect ?

Can i mix clotrimazole 2% and minoxidil 5% for application on scalp ? Any side effect ?

Possible but why?: i am not aware of contraindications but if you are using clotrimazole, you are likely experiencing a yeast infection of the skin. I would have that situation resolved prior to applying the minoxidil. ...Read more

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The dermatologist prescribed betaderm scalp lotion for my painfully inflamed and irritated scalp however one hour after application scalp feels numb?!

Means it is working: Betaderm contains Betamethasone a potent steroid cream and is used for irritated and itchy scalp due to skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis and seborrhea numb feeling you have is because it has started working and your underlying symptoms of irritation is going. ...Read more

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Rapidly losing hair on middle front scalp due to antipsychotic usage and antidepressant usage. Would application of micronazole fix it? is it fungus?

Rapidly losing hair on middle front scalp due to antipsychotic usage and antidepressant usage. Would application of micronazole fix it? is it fungus?

First: talk To your doctor about other causes. To my knowledge hair loss would be a rare side effect only with antidepressants and antipsychotics. Please explore a more common cause first which will dictate a different approach to treatment. ...Read more

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Are there med applications for addressing elevated diaphragm other than diaphragm pliation and/or that phrenic nerve stimulator?

Are there med applications for addressing elevated diaphragm other than diaphragm pliation and/or that phrenic nerve stimulator?

Phrenic Nerve injury: The phrenic nerve supplies movement to the diaphragm for breathing. Although recovery can be achieved with time, a younger age appears to have better recovery. Muscle plication can improve breathing function, but not fix muscle dysfunction. Electrical stimulation will improve muscle function, but can have limited lifespan with failure. Nerve graft and exploration are other treatment options. ...Read more

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Bump on back of scalp.not painful to touch it's hard&non movable.Havn't felt sick or taken any meds or hurt the area. Grown slightly larger?

Bump on back of scalp.not painful to touch it's hard&non movable.Havn't felt sick or taken any meds or hurt the area. Grown slightly larger?

Skin bump: bumps and lumps on the skin can be anything from benign cysts to malignant tumors. this is something that should be looked at and diagnosed by your doctor and a biopsy/excision should be performed if necessary. dont worry, this is most probably a cyst but be responsible about your health and get this taken care of. ...Read more

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Ozzing sore on scalp any meds to clear up?

Ozzing sore on scalp any meds to clear up?

This could be bad: See a doctor and have lesion evaluated to make sure you dont have a skin cancer. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old had developed Small red dots on scalp doesn't hurt Her and only appears on scalp. Healthy, good diet, taking no meds. Please help!

My 5 yr old had developed Small red dots on scalp doesn't hurt Her and only appears on scalp. Healthy, good diet, taking no meds. Please help!

Difficult to say: Without getting more information and seeing the rash, it's difficult to say what it could be. Most rashes are not emergencies & get better on their own without treatment. If they came on suddenly & itch, it could be from insect bites. If they get bigger, redder, warm, painful to touch or drain those are signs of infection. If it doesn't get better in 2 day or if it worsens, see your child's Dr. ...Read more

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She is 22 and she face dandruff, rough hair and itching on scalp please suggests some drug ... Thanks & regards?

Please see doctor: Rough hair may actually be coarse hair, suggesting low thyroid hormone. Also, dandruff could be dry, scaly skin, another sign of low thyroid. Look for other symptoms as listed in this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypothyroidism/ds00353/dsection=symptoms please see a doctor for a full history and physical as well as blood tests as appropriate. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med for occasional dry, white, flaking patches on scalp? T-Gel? Used Dad's 'scrip Ketoconazole but it's gone.

Many: OTC ketoconazole!!! OTC selenium sulfide. OTC salicylic acid. OTC zinc pyrethium. T-Gel is tar. Some people like it. There are generic otc tar shampoos also. Take a look in the shampoo section or ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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I been batteling w/ringwom . Meds are failing . Still spreading . Is it possible that I may have scalp ringworm ? And that's why it's spreading ?

It can be resistant: to standard treatments. Or, it may not be ringworm. Do you have it on your scalp also? Sound like you need a consult with a dermatologist who can determine if it is really ringworm and the best course of action. Some other things to consider - psoriasis and nummular eczema come to mind quickly! ...Read more

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Dr said subconsiuos on scalp large sore for over 5 years on 2 meds for msybe life time what may have caused this and why did it look like shingles?

Dr said subconsiuos on scalp large sore for over 5 years on 2 meds for msybe life time what may have caused this and why did it look like shingles?

Several causes: Chronic sores on the scalp can be due to a variety of causes. Shingles can occur on the scalp, but wouldn't last for 5 yrs. Shingles often start as painful red bumps which then scab over, then eventually the scab falls off. Skin cancer (basal cell) can also appear the same way, but the skin never heals. Lupus can also cause scabbed lesions on the scalp that never heal, and need meds for life. ...Read more

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I m using topical 5%minoxidine on scalp for hair growth. Is this sufficient treatment for this or any drug that i cn take for this without sideffcts?

I m using topical 5%minoxidine on scalp for hair growth. Is this sufficient treatment for this or any drug that i cn take for this without sideffcts?

Hair Loss: The two most effective medications to treat hair loss are Minoxidil and propecia (finasteride). Parients who take these medications together grow more hair than those patients that just use one of the medications. ...Read more

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Sensation of someone blowing cold air on my brain, not scalp. Could cough med abuse be a cause?

Sensation of someone blowing cold air on my brain, not scalp. Could cough med abuse be a cause?

Unusual symptom: I am not sure i quite understand the symptom, but if your cough medication contains an opiod then it could be the culprit as many psychoactive medications can create unusual sensations. You may want to stop the medication for 2-3 days to see if symptom resolves. ...Read more

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Vertigo (room spinning) and tingling scalp. On Klonopin (clonazepam) .5mg @ 6 hrs 3 x's a day. Didn't eat at all and had very bad vertigo at bedtime. Meds?

Vertigo (room spinning) and tingling scalp. On Klonopin (clonazepam) .5mg @ 6 hrs 3 x's a day.  Didn't eat at all and had very bad vertigo at bedtime. Meds?

Possibly: Symptoms of vertigo are common side effects of Klonopin (clonazepam). This could be compounded by not eating all day. See your physician if these symptoms persist and use the least amount of Klonopin necessary to treat your underlying condition(s). http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-920-6006/klonopin-oral/clonazepam-oral/details/list-sideeffects ...Read more

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Thanks guys for helping. I was told certain places do hair drug test for up to 3months if from the scalp but for body hair one year why is this ?

Thanks guys for helping. I was told certain places do hair drug test for up to 3months if from the scalp but for body hair one year why is this ?

Body hair: The growth rates for body are considerably slower than the hair from your head. Most body hair is replaced in about one year. It is challenging to precisely represent the time period of a standard screen with body hair so substances may be detected in body hair for up to 1 year after the substance left the blood stream. www.ipassedmydrugtest.com/hair_drug_test_faq.asp best wishes. ...Read more

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