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Can Lemon Juice Get Rid Of Moles
Go for real Rx: Use "pop" claims like sleeping with your face smeared with honey only as an adjunct. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you are a parent trying to manage your teenager's acne by "pop" remedies rather than getting him/her evidence-based prescription-strength medicine for this serious illness, you're making a bad mistake. ...Read more
Of course not: There "pop" remedies are adjuncts-only. This is the 21st centeury. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that's a major liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you're old enough to phone your personal physician, not waste your time and endanger your long-term skin health. ...Read more
Better treatments: Lime juice does contain acids that will have an impact on skin but it can be irritating. There are many other topical treatments that would be more effective and less irritating. Laser treatments are also quite helpful in the management of acne scars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, drys it out ;..: Toothpaste and most other neutral ph. "clean" drying agents can "treat" the symptoms of acne pimples just like many otc acne treatments. Also, it is possible that the antibacterial agent triclosan found only in colgate total may have an additional minor therapeutic value as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin tags: Either one should be fine although i don't know how effective this particular modality will be. ...Read more
No: Some utis will resolve without treatment but if you have symptoms, a short course of antibiotics is best. ...Read more
How do I get rid of natural freckles? Also is it good for your skin to use things like lemon juice to get rid of them.
Sun precautions: Freckles are a localized increase in pigment in your melanocytes and cannot be permanently removed. Decreasing sun exposure and sun protectice clothing and sunblocks topically are best. They can be lightened by a number of topicals including azealic acid, retinoids, kojic acid and colloidal oatmeal. These topicals are mild and slow acting. ...Read more
I dont think so...: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails. ...Read more
It won't, instead...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2. Advice assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag" like weight loss or blood in stool that needs evaluation if ongoing. ...Read more
No: It is a weak estrogen and has given men gynecomastia. It is the one topical remedy for active lesions of acne for people who belong to cults that allow only plant-based medicine. I would urge these people to wise up, especially if they're responsible for a teen's physical and emotional health. They won't touch scars, which should never be allowed to develop nowadays. ...Read more
Maybe? Not consisten: The acid in cide vinegar is called acetic acid. The strenght is not consistent nor is it routinely used in skin care products. Traditionally speaking, trichloroacetic acid (tca), which is related to acetic acid, is a more effective treatment at diminishing sun spots. ...Read more
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