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No.: They are in the same category, i.e. They are both medium-strength steroid creams, and therefore they are used for similar indications, but they are not identical. ...Read more
Depending on...: ...The disease we are treating, it may be appropriate. For healthy skin, no, it is not. ...Read more
I use some topical products that contain paraben such as eyeshadows, compact powder, shampoos/conditioners, lotions. I'm currently 29w pregnant. Harm?
No: If you do not get a violent, red, itchy reaction, then you can continue to use them. ...Read more
Hello I'm using a Sunscreen with "Propylparaben" "methylparaben" "Octinoxate" "Octisalate"
Some sources say these ingredients are harmful is it true?
Depends: Anyone can develop a sensitivity or intolerance to any additive that is found in things you apply to the skin.The parabens are one such family of additives. They are product stabilizers that help the product maintain potency over time. Most will never have a problem with most ingredients.They have been linked to "back acne" in sensitive people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I bought an eye-liner with: synthetic beeswax, dimethiconol behenate and sucrose acetate isobutyrate.Are them dangerous for my skin?I have atopic derma
Not likely: They are no more likely harmful to your skin than anyone else's. Having said that, people with ad are more likely to develop allergic contact reactions presumably due to a defect in the skin barrier function allowing allergens to penetrate the skin more readily. ...Read more
Dgnsd w/+1 propylene glycol, 2-etylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate, 4-phenylenediamine, & methyl methacrylate allergies. Need nonirritating products. Advice?
Contact allergies: You should have been. Given information by your testing physician on what products are safe to use. If you go to truetest.Com, you can information sheets on the products you mentioned to void possiblel triggering agents. ...Read more
Same creams?: Nope. They have slightly different chemical formulas. However, they are used to treat the same types of conditions. ...Read more
Not likely.: According to the a web search, dr. Reddy niltan cream is an otc, homeopathic product that some believe to have beneficial effects on degeneration of the knees. The active ingredients appear to be boswellia serrata extract, coriander seed oil, ; liquorice extract. None to my knowledge have any steroid effect on the body; some of the perceived benefit may be boswellia's antiinflammatory effects. ...Read more
No: However, overuse on the skin can lead to thinning of the layers of cells at the site and breakdown of the surface. Any med strong enough to do some good will have some potential side effects. ...Read more
Sun block is key: Skin lighteners such as kojic acid, hydroquinone, and plant extracts should only be used if proper sun protection is used. Over the counter products are safe and generally contain 2% kojic acid which limit their effectiveness. They work by blocking the production of melanin which is the natural pigment in the skin cells. Always check with a dermatologist to make sure there are no contraindications. ...Read more
Had 2 tiny lumps under my left armpit a week ago, they dissapeared, then found hardening under my left areola.Now I have peasized lump under right armp?
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I am a 28 year old male and im currently getting very bad pains going down to my testicles area.no burning or discharge or anythng....just pain?
Better get seen: pelvic pain can have several causes, your description of 'bad pains' requires medical attention, best wishes ...Read more
i'm of white skin, and was a little worried about two darker spots that i got in the external part of my genital area.No itchy, no elevation.
Melanoma Signs: The first signs can appear in one or more atypical moles. That's why it's so important to get to know your skin very well and to recognize any changes in the moles on your body. Look for the abcde signs of melanoma, and if you see one or more, make an appointment with a physician immediately. Abcde: asymmetry, irregular border, varied color, large diameter, evolving or changing. ...Read more
Bright red blood on tissue paper after passing stools. No pain or symptoms. Cant see swelling or mass at the anal area.No Fecal colour change.
Hemorrhoids: The most likely cause of bright red bleeding, especially found on the toilet tissue, is hemorrhoids. These can be internal or external. Since you have looked and found no source or extra tissue externally it is likely to be internal hemorrhoids. Over the counter medications may help along with SITZ baths. If it worsens, becomes painful or does not clear seek a consult with your physician. ...Read more
I have a dull pain upper left chest.hurts when inhaling and when I press the area.no heart attack "signs", should I be worried?
Not much: We called this a "reproducible" pain, because you can feel it when you press your rib cage. Most likely not your heart and instead, the muscles or cartilages of the chest. However, I would still suggest a more comprehensive history via a personal or virtual visit to the doctor. I hope this helps, KC. Feel better! ...Read more
36, left nipple has slight pink/redness around part of areola.No itching or burning, nipple looks normal.No immediate breast cx in family.Cancer rare?
Pink/redness: Slight pink/redness around part of your areola would not normally be a risk factor for breast cancer. If the rash/discoloration persists, be sure to see the Doc and get a clinical exam and evaluation of your breast to be safe, so you can get an official diagnosis and the best treatment will follow, best wishes. ...Read more