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Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?

Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?

Go see ur family doc: While we usually try to narrow things down to one diagnosis to explain all symptoms, you might have two or more going on, which is why it's important to tell your family doc what's going on & get complete evaluation. Your acid reflux & gastritis are variations on a theme. However, strawlike thinning hair, missed period, dry skin & irregular bowel mvmts might be thyroid disease eg hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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I have acne but really dry skin and I wanted to know if bio oil would help or just cause more acne?

I have acne but really dry skin and I wanted to know if bio oil would help or just cause more acne?

See a dermatologist: Bio oil is not what you need. There are various kinds of acne with different approaches to therapy. You may do best with oral spironolone. ...Read more

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These random scars appeared on the right side ofmy face today. I've never had acne or anything. Just dry skin. What are possible causes?

These random scars appeared on  the right side ofmy face today. I've never had acne or anything. Just dry skin. What are possible causes?

It's a mystery.: scars can only happen after trauma, injury, or infection. If none of these happened, I don't know how you get it. Dry skin would not cause "scar". ...Read more

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My acne products cause my skin to peel and dry, but i've got combination oily and dry skin. I don't want to use a cream moisturizer, what should I do?

My acne products cause my skin to peel and dry, but i've got combination oily and dry skin. I don't want to use a cream moisturizer, what should I do?

Consider squalane: Some patients report that they like pure squalane encircled should be applied in a very small quantity. Make.Sure you exfoliate to remove old dead dry layers of skin. ...Read more

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Apply gel Retin-a to acne. Cause dry skin. Can i do laser co2?

Apply gel Retin-a to acne.
Cause dry skin.
Can i do laser co2?

Accutane= dry skin: Accutane is the oral form of Retin A (tretinoin). Generally we do not use both. You will have dry skin, especially lips, until you finish accutane. Why would you want to do laser? See how you look after 20 weeks of accutane. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 17 I have acne and dry skin?

What to do if I am 17 I have acne and dry skin?

Manage the acne: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. It is not pleasant, especially if your skin tends to be dry already, but it is the mainstay of most treatment regimens short of isotretinoin. ...Read more

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I have dry skin on face causing acne, any suggestions?

I have dry skin on face causing acne, any suggestions?

Dry: Non soap cleansers to wash and fragrance free moisturizers daily will help dry skin. Acne is not a result of dry skin but rather hormonally controlled increase in oil production with blocked pores and bacterial production. See a dermatologist for treatment options and diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I find a good routine for cleaning my face? I have acne but i think I have dry skin.

How do I find a good routine for cleaning my face? I have acne but i think I have dry skin.

Gentle cleanser: Acne does not resolve with washing your face a million times a day; however, you should clean it twice a day with a gentle cleanser, like cetaphil, if you have dry skin. ...Read more

Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more