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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