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Can You Vitiligo
Waxes and wanes: Medical treatment isn't always necessary for vitiligo if the patches of skin aren't noticeable and are small. Treatment for vitiligo can take up to 18 months, and you may have to try several different treatment to find the one that works best. A dermatologist can walk you through the treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Sometimes patchy hairloss occurs.Get a more detailed answer ›
Inherited: Psoriasis is generally inherited, though there are also many sporatic cases. It is an immunological condition that causes skin to be thickened and inflamed. It is not curable. Treatment is generally to contain the disease. If localized, it is generally controlled by topical steroid and vitamin d derivative creams. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Not every medication makes people darker. Drug-induced skin pigmentation is however often seen. Pigmentation may be induced by many drugs. The primary drugs implicated include antipsychotic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), phenytoin, antimalarials, amiodarone, cytotoxic drugs, tetracyclines, and heavy metals. ...Read more
Control it: Most cases can be controlled adequately with a good over-the-counter anti-seborrhea shampoo and Hydrocortisone cream. Stubborn cases require prescription products. But it will always come back and require re-treatment, because the yeast that causes it is a normal component of your skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturizer/steroid: If you look at eczema as a problem with inflammation and dryness, you define what you are treating more easily. Whether it's mild or severe, you should always use topical moisturizers (eucerin, aveeno, (oatmeal) even vaseline). Topical steroids will take care of the inflammation. The severity of the rash generally determines how strong it needs to be. ...Read more
Yes you can: Mold spores are commonly found outdoors(though invisible) in the air, on warm , huid days. Symptoms can include runny or stuffy nose, post nasal drip or even coughing. See an allergist for simple testing to see if mold can be causing your symptoms. A full history and physical exam is needed to help make the diagnosis. There are very good treatments for this, too. ...Read more
Can you tell me how to know if you have hemochromatosis diabetes or bronze diabetes/is there an online quiz you can take?
Real testing: Forget "online quizzes". This is the 21st century, and anything less than a real workup by your physician would be playing games with a life-and-death matter. If you have elevated liver enzymes, an elevated serum iron, ferritin, or transferrin saturation, the odd skin color or the arthritis at the base of the thumb, ask a competent physician to work you up ; rx if you have it. ...Read more
Can there be certain food or supplements you can take or any thing else you can do to have clear beautiful flawless skin?
FLAWLESS SKIN: THE ANSWER IS NO. YOU SHOULD TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT IS CAUSING THEM! HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET THEM ARE YOU A WOMAN OR A MAN? IF YOU ARE WOMAN DO THEY APPEAR BEFORE YOUR PERIOD, PERHAPS? IF YOU HAVE A DERMATOLOGIST, SEE HER OR HIM. ...Read more
Freckles are not can: Freckles are benign collelctions of pigmented cells. If you are concerned you can show them to a dermatologist. But you need to separate freckles from moles(also called nevus or nevi). Moles are sometimes precursors to melanoma. But they have to change in size or color before you can get concerned that a mole is changing into a melanoma. Freckles do not have any bearing on developing cancer. ...Read more
No: The history of any illness drives the diagnosis . The testing is an objective means to provide support for the diagnosis. However those with higher blood ige levels are more likely to have or develop allergic diseases. However it is not a certainty. In allergy, the presence of an allergic disease in one or more parents of your family is one of the best predictors. ...Read more
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