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Best Treatment For Ichthyosis
Psoriasis: topicals, phototherapy and systemics like biologic response modifier enbrel (etanercept).
Ichthyosis is an autosomal dominantly inherited condition. Treatment includes: prescribing specialized creams or ointments to help moisturize the skin, get rid of dead skin and help control inflammation and itching. Ingredients: Lactic Acid or other Alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids. ...Read more
Not really: An agent such as lanolin can make you more comfortable. There are lotions with alpha-hydroxy acids that may help. Especially, whether you're a man or a woman, you and those who are special to you may enjoy the distinctive look and feel to your skin. I have a bodybuilder friend who's affected and he enjoys being a "Gator Man". ...Read more
DRY SKIN: Icthyosis, or "fish skin" is a genetic disease where people have very dry, scaling skin. It is not just dry skin from cold weather or from using harsh soaps. It can be improved by using certain chemicals on the skin, but cannot be cured and will be passed on to children. Like all other dry skin conditions, it is worse in cooler and dryer climates, and better when it is warm humid areas. ...Read more
Hello I have congenital ichthyosis. I wanna ask if there is a way to take a bath without applying annoying treatment after. Thank you?
Less is best: The key to applying ointments after bathing is to use a very small amount and massage it into the skin. Albolene or white vaseline can be massaged sparingly without being the least bit greasy. Lotions evaporate and actually make you more dry. Lotions are a water phase and just like licking your lips with saliva, you become more dry. ...Read more
Hello Doc! My daughter she is 20 months old she has very dry skin the dermatologist diagnose as ichthyosis. I need proper treatment. Is it possible?
No known cure:
For ichthyosis, so the goal of treatment is to manage the condition & includes prescription creams and ointments that contain acids that help control scaling and increase skin moisture. The following skin care tips may help:
Apply lotions and creams to wet skin to trap in the moisture (within 3 minutes of showering/bathing)
Rub gently a pumice stone on wet skin to help remove thickened crusty skin.
Brush washed hair to remove scales from scalp. ...Read more
I have a skin disorder called itchyosis, what are the best treatments for severe dry skin like this. Any prescription stuff available?
Many Options: Ichthyosis ranges from mild to severe, and there are treatments available for whatever type that you have. Two main approaches to treatment are 1. To keep the skin moisturized 2. To remove the scales. Common prescriptions which accomplish one or both approaches include retinoids, urea, alpha/beta hydroxy acids and others. Recommend to see dermatologist to determine best treatment strategy for you. ...Read more
I hv x-linked icthyosis lower leg, which is not responding much to treatment I take. Can I use salicylic acid for this. What else (strong tx) can use?
I have icthyosis in my lower leg, which is not responding that much to treatment I take. Can I use salicylic acid for this. How can make a lotion with it?
Dermatologist: The treatment recommendation requires an evaluation and diagnosis - so it would be difficult to recommend a specific treatment without seeing and examining this problem. ...Read more
Multidisciplinary: The best treatment is a combination of antipsychotic medications to treat psychotic symptoms and antidepressant medications to improve mood. Group or individual psychotherapy can be helpful in making goals, solving problems, and maintaining relationships. Support and work training may be helpful for work skills, money management, and maintaining independence. ...Read more
No cure: Assuming no other cause for ongoing cough: Post-viral cough can persist for many weeks. Also we are experiencing an epidemic of the '100 day cough' (Whooping Cough). Your age group is considered to be the vector for this infection and also, there is no cure. Cough syrups containing pholcodeine (available over the counter) may give you some slight symptomatic relief but are not really very effective ...Read more
Therapy, meds: Agoraphobia, or fear of crowds (literally of the marketplace) is amenable to treatment with psychotherapy and/or medications, including ssris and others. Discuss a referral with your pcp; depending on comfort level, they or a mental health provider can discuss medication options in addition to therapy. ...Read more
Depends: Pain can be for many, many reasons. Start with seeing your primary care and they will help you decide if you need to see a specialist. Rheumatologists, neurologists, orthopedists and interventional pain doctors are just some of the specialties that could help you with your pain. ...Read more
Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for polysystic ovarian syndrome for some one who doesn't ever want kids?
Oral contraceptives: And spiranolactone.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?
Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more
Mrsa treatment? A minor medical prescribed minocycline because my white count was in the 9000's. Is this the best treatment?
Hello. Can you please tell me what is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? And can this condition appear in late 20's? Thanks
My 12month baby has molluscum contagious since he has 2 months it hasn't disapear he even got a new one a few weeks ago, best treatment for a baby?
Molluscum contagious: This pox viral infection is benign and will usually resolve within about 4 months, but duration may depend upon the immune status of the patient. There is no antiviral therapy effective against this, but if lesions are unsightly there are several mechanical means of removing these bumps. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
3step Multi-approach: Scabies is a common skin infection and it's spread by direct contact with the scabies germ. #1the best treatment is prevention of contact when possible. #2however, once infection has occurred, the next step is to treat with one of several scabicide (scabies-killing) creams as per provided instructions. #3treatment's not complete however until exposed clothing, bedding etc. Have been cleaned, too. ...Read more
Dose it bother you: If it dose and not improve by medications, go and see neuro- surgeon he will tell out if you an operation to take it out. ...Read more
Physician Review: Palpable nodes in the breast may or may not be lymph nodes. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more
For sea sickness:
dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is the most commonly used one. Other are Diphenhydramine (benadryl) and meclizine.
In order to prevent sea sickness you need to take them before you start feeling sick, preferably before you get on a boat. Meclizine has less of a drowsiness effect, the rest may make you drowsy. ...Read more
1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day
2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week.
3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10, 000 IU/day (NOW brand is good)
4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days
5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more
Find the cause.: Shock is a general term that refers to a condition where the body is trying desperately to maintain stability of normal vital signs, but failing. There are several major types of shock, depending on the reason for the condition. Trauma, infection, spinal cord injury, and cardiac failure are some of the more typical reasons. The best treatment differs for each category. ...Read more