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Must I use shaving products specific to skin types?

Must I use shaving products specific to skin types?

No: In general i recommend that you use products that work well for you. If you get irritation try several razors and shaving creams. It may also help to wet the area well, shave in the direction that the hair lies and avoid going over the same area repeatedly. ...Read more

Caucasian (Definition)

Caucasian, to most people, means a white person. But by the racial classification made in the 19th century, it ranged from people with light skin (no. Europe) to darker (parts of no. Africa & india). These people were felt to be originally from the caucases region of southeastern europe. At it's current core meaning, it is a white person, or ...Read more


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I have pain on a very specific area on my head. The pain comes on some days and isn't very intense,but has been going on several years. Should I worry?

I have pain on a very specific area on my head. The pain comes on some days and isn't very intense,but has been going on several years. Should I worry?

Chronic pain: Since the pain is chronic and has been there for years, you should at the least get it evaluated and properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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The back right side of my head is hurting, feels like a specific area, not the whole side. And if I turn my head to the right its just awful! Happens a lot, mostly in the morning?

The back right side of my head is hurting, feels like a specific area, not the whole side. And if I turn my head to the right its just awful! Happens a lot, mostly in the morning?

YerAPainInTheNeck!: Check out your pillow.Too thick?Think about getting a thinner one or something you can roll up and place behind your neck?Sleep on your side?Same thing.What kinda work you do?Lifting?Sitting too long?Computer? Think "ergonomics" and "posture"and "balance"and "cancer"--oh no, just kidding--Try massage and accu-pressure and heat. See a physical therapist or chiropractor or orthopedic neck specialist ...Read more

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Does water have specific skin benefits such as the face ? And if so what are they

Does water have specific skin benefits such as the face ? And if so what are they

Important: Water is a key and vital ingredient in all physiological reactions in your body. Without water, we can not survive. The skin would be dehydrated and begin to sag and wither/wrinkle. Water is important. ...Read more

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Could migraines cause symptoms other than those specific to your head? If so what sort?

Could migraines cause symptoms other than those specific to your head? If so what sort?

A key symptom of: migraine is nausea."A sick headache" is the classic description of Migraine.One can have various neurologic deficits and transient neurologic manifestations like abnormal taste or smell,flashing lights in peripheral visual field just before headache ( the so called "aura")sound or light hypersensitity,and so on.
A positive family history can usually be identified. ...Read more

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Why does Temperature go up in head trauma?Is high temperature specific for any condition?

Why does Temperature go up in head trauma?Is high temperature specific for any condition?

Brain trauma: The most common cause for fever after head trauma or traumatic brain injury is infection (usually lungs or bladder). Blood clots in the legs, sinusitis, central line infections, blood in the brain, seizures, and medication side effects (anticonvulsants or antibiotics). Less common is a central fever due to damage of the hypothalamus. ...Read more

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I have duane syndrome and am starting to display the characteristic 'head turn'. Is there anything i can do to stop this or avoid it getting worse?

I have duane syndrome and am starting to display the characteristic 'head turn'. Is there anything i can do to stop this or avoid it getting worse?

Therapy low vision: The head turn is expected around your age. It is the natural compensation for this visual field deficit on one side. There are specialist in low vision rehab that can help with compensation stratagies and head position. If you are losing binocular vision, depth perception, then you should look into surgical options from an ophthomologist that treats this genetic condition. ...Read more

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Every so often i get a sharp painful pressure/spasm in one specific area (half dollar size) on the top right side of my head. What could be the cause?

Every so often i get a sharp painful pressure/spasm in one specific area (half dollar size) on the top right side of my head. What could be the cause?

Clenching: If you find that you are clenching throughout the hours you are awake try to break the habit by placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth half an inch behind your teeth and press with your tongue. This position can relax the muscles you use to clench. Unfortunately, this only works during hours you are awake. Try a night guard for bedtime. ...Read more

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Hello sir , may i(27) know names of fruits and vegetables in specific that keeps skin youngness and charm as we had at the age of 15/16 .Thank you sir?

Hello sir , may i(27) know names of fruits and vegetables in specific that keeps skin youngness and charm as we had at the age of 15/16 .Thank you sir?

Yes: Good options include blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, spinach, arugula, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and kiwi to name a few. ...Read more

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I have some allergy on a specific point of my skin?

More info needed: Skin rash is best diagnosed with further history and exam. A picture of the rash can worth a lot. Skin allergies differ in nature, cause and treatment. Localized rashes can be drug eruption or contact dermatitis. If, otherwise health, consider consulting with MD when possible. If rash is spreading or having other concerning symptoms then you might better seek medical attention in person asap. ...Read more

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Is it true that dry skin lotions are gender specific?

Is it true that dry skin lotions are gender specific?

Not necessarily: You really need to look for ingredients suitable for you. In other words avoid products that you may be allergic to and capitalize on those your body likes. Avoid the harsh chemicals (phthalates, mineral oil, petrolatum, parabens, synthetic dyes and parfume). As a compounding pharmacist, we could make gender specific lotion formulations with the consent of your doctor; employing female hormones. ...Read more

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Is it common to feel like you have an headache come and go on a very specific spot on your head?

Is it common to feel like you have an headache come and go on a very specific spot on your head?

Pretty common: It is fairly common to have local tenderness with the feeling that a headache is coming from that spot. If you're prone to migraines, then this is extremely common. Nothing to worry about as long as you're not having other symptoms of double vision, trouble speaking, weakness, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to perform a specific ritual by that I mean mentally in order for something to get out of my head?

What to do if I have to perform a specific ritual by that I mean mentally in order for something to get out of my head?

This is a sign of : OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Seek treatment from a psychologist. If "talk" therapy does not relieve the compulsive ritual, you may want to consider meeting with a psychiatrist for a medication evaluation as well. ...Read more

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What's a good paraben free cleanser wipe for the skin? I was using pure and clear but they stopped making it. Can I please have specific answer?

What's a good paraben free cleanser wipe for the skin? I was using pure and clear but they stopped making it. Can I please have specific answer?

No good ones but..: All cleanser wipes have some toxic ingredients but Aveeno (oatmeal) Ultra Calming may be least toxic and does not have parabens- see http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/search.php?query=makeup+wipes
I advise using oils such as olive, almond and coconut oils to remove makeup instead.
See http://eleganceandbeautyreviews.com/the-best-and-organic-way-to-remove-makeup/ ...Read more

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Any specific suggestion for a head and chest. I started with this Saturday and had the skakes I tried Nyquill the first nightand that left me loup?

Any specific suggestion for a head and chest.  I started with  this Saturday  and had the skakes  I tried Nyquill the first nightand that left me loup?

NyQuil may contain: an antihistamine that can cause sedation and a cough medication that can cause "loopiness". The problem with these "multi-symptom relief" meds is that you don't know what you're taking or what might be causing side effects. I recommend taking single agents. Decongestants, cough suppressants, fever reducers, antihistamines & mucus thinners are all available separately. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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How to overcome skin darkening around specific body part?

How to overcome skin darkening around specific body part?

Depends on normality: Normal people are not the same color all over. That means everybody has lighter and darker parts. If a person is darkening normally, that is ok... but if due to sun exposure, sunscreen (and clothing and shade) does help. If the neck and armpits are darkening, one's primary care Dr. can check to see if it is normal. If nipples and genitals are darkening, that is usually fine, but the Dr. can check. ...Read more

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What specific blood tests should be ordered for skin crawling feeling?

What specific blood tests should be ordered for skin crawling feeling?

No specific tests: There are no specific blood tests for the symptom you stated. You should consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is a pain on one side of my head a characteristic of a stress headache?

Is a pain on one side of my head a characteristic of a stress headache?

Headache: Stress or tension ha is usually on both sides & nagging in nature. If on one side & accompanied by other symptoms such as visual changes or nausea, consult your doc. To explore other causes. ...Read more

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I have a dry skin. What are the specific foods that I should it to get rid of the dryness?

Sorry no: Foods really help but healthy eating is always important. Amlacton 12% is probably the best moisturizer there is because it actually penetrates and moisturizers deeply and just does not sit on the surface. Do not use it on cracked or open areas or it will sting! ...Read more

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Can I use a specific type of oil for my skin, like avocado oil or jobajoba oil? I have sensitive skin

Sensitive skin: Yes , you may use oils for your skin. I find that virgin coconut oil works well. ...Read more

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Someone with very light colored caucasian skin already; can he still get a skin condition like vitiligo?

Someone with very light colored caucasian skin already; can he still get a skin condition like vitiligo?

Yes: Light colored skin can develop vitiligo, however, the difference between depigmented skin of vitiligo and normal skin may not appear as obvious. Even in very pale patients, they still have melanocytes (cells which produce pigment) in their skin. In areas of vitligo, those cells are destroyed, leading to the depigmented apperarance. ...Read more

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The right side of my head on specific area feels a little numb internally. Almost as if it feels cold inside. I haven't hit my head.

The right side of my head on specific area feels a little numb internally. Almost as if it feels cold inside. I haven't hit my head.

See a dr: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked if it doesn't get better in the next month. ...Read more

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For 3 days I have been getting pain in the front left side of my head. The pressure is sporadic and painful its only in one specific spot. Aleeve doesn't work. What do I do?

Sinus pain: Sounds like sinus pressure. This could be from an acute viral infection or other causes of rhinitis or sinusitis that can be protracted in nature (review these categories in the HealthTap library). OTC Afrin is a good nasal decongestant that can improve sinus drainage and relieve pressure in the short term. Do NOT use for more than a couple of days and read the label. Saline irrigation too. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get keloids just from a specific skin trauma?

Is there any way to get keloids just from a specific skin trauma?

Keloids & trauma: In those prone to keloid formation, a minor trauma can precipitate keloid formation. ...Read more

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Doctor said the laser used on me would be a dual laser which uses alexandrite and nd yag. Isn't alexandrite used for caucasian skin?

Doctor said the laser used on me would be a dual laser which uses alexandrite and nd yag. Isn't alexandrite used for caucasian skin?

Dual lasers: So- called Q-switched dual Nd:YAG lasers are often used to remove dark brown skin blemishes and tattoos.
You haven't said what procedure the doctor is planning for you or what you want to know about it. ...Read more

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Are there any specific vitamins to help skin cancer?

Are there any specific vitamins to help skin cancer?

Focus on sunblock : A diet rich in fruits and vegetables along w a multi-vitamin is a good idea, but to protect yourself from skin cancer focus on protecting yourself from sun exposure w sunblock and appropriate clothing. ...Read more