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Can You Tell Me What Hypoallergenic Cosmetics Are
Less likely to...: Less likely to cause an allergic reaction (in the general population). What this means for each individual depends on their specific autoimmune response to certain ingredients in a product. For best results determine your allergies (if any), & avoid products to which you react. Consult your allergist/immunologist for the details :). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body ...Read more
Non-FDA skin creams: Cosmeceuticals generally refers to a class of creams containing non-fda controlled active ingredients that "reduces the appearance of ..." wrinkles, pores, brown spots, stretch marks, scars, etc... There is no regulation regarding the claims that these products make. They may have laboratory data demonstrating benefits like antioxidants effect, but often not demonstrated in human skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aquapor: Most Dermatologist recommend Aquapor for dry lips associated with some medications. This is a generally well tolerated a effective solution. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more
Avoid sun : Other than avoiding sunlight there is probably nothing you should be doing. Consult with a dermatologist to learn about safety data of lightening products before you use them. ...Read more
Consider this: Diet can aggravate acne, but it doesn't cause oily skin [source: webmd]. Oily skin is hereditary -- you can change your diet or change your lifestyle, but if your mom or dad has oily skin, chances are you will, too. However, if your oily skin comes and goes, it may have less to do with genes and more to do with hormonal shifts in your body. ...Read more
Diet and stress: What you eat is very important. Make sure you have high quality essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3s and a supplement may be necessary. You may have food sensitivities and can try an elimination diet. Probiotics also are good. Many find a correlation to stress so techniques such as meditation, self-hypnosis and guided imagery may be useful. Moisturize with a non-alcohol based product. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different diseases: Pimples is a layperson's name for the lesions of acne. There are several kinds of allergic rashes several: Allergic urticaria (hives); angioedema (swelling of the lips, eyelids, of the skin, hands, etc); atopic dermatitis (allergic eczema) affecting mainly babies and children, usually due to food or environmental allergy; allergic contact dermatitis (allergy to nickel, perfumes, soaps etc.) ...Read more
2% Salicylic Acid: Comes in many otc products such as neutrogenia oil free cleanser or clean and clear. ...Read more
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Can you please tell me why it'sonly plant-based otherwise healthy foods that people are allergic to?
Could you tell me what are some alternative ways to treat red eyes if you do not have any visines?
Depends: Visine is frequently a good eye lubricant (as long as you are not using the kind "gets the red out" which is drying. But the best solution depends upon the cause: infection?, allergy?, trauma?, bleeding? Internal inflammation? Check with your ophthalmologist for the best solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let's get real: The stuff that works the best -- antibiotics and vitamin a derivatives -- are mother nature's gifts. The stuff that doesn'twork (painting your face with magic honey, squeezing lemons on pimples) are unworthy of anyone in the 21st century. Whoever told you "natural is better" did you a grave disservice. Take charge and and get effective rx from your physician. ...Read more
Home Depot/Walmart: simple, light, well-fitting face mask as the one in picture can serve you well. There are more expensive ones, but these are cheap and disposable. Not sure what allergy you are trying to avoid, but these will prevent many allergens/dust from getting to your nose/mouth/airway. Good luck ...Read more
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