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I have a very oily skin. By early afternoon my skin looks like a mirror! oil control lotions seems fairly ineffective. Is medication my only solution?

I have a very oily skin. By early afternoon my skin looks like a mirror! oil control lotions seems fairly ineffective. Is medication my only solution?

Oily skin: Sometimes when we have oily skin, our first inclination is to wash it with cleanser more frequently. But that often serves to dry out the skin more frequently, which causes your skin to become more oily. It becomes a hard to break cycle. If you think you're getting acne from the excessive oil, it might be good to at least talk with your doc about options - it doesn't mean you have to use them. ...Read more

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I am suffering from daibetic neuropathy. My diabetes is under control hba1c valur 6.80.Please advise medication or any other solution.

I am suffering from daibetic neuropathy. My diabetes is under control hba1c valur 6.80.Please advise medication or any other solution.

Procedures and Meds.: Diabetic neuropathy can be painful and disabling. Good diabetic control is key. However, if pain is persistent there are several medications that can be helpful: lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, cymbalta. I would also recommend considering epidural steroid injections (esi) and a trial of spinal cord stimulation (scs). ...Read more

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My LDL is 216 and i don't want to go for medication is there any other solution to reduce LDL and is there any risk if i don't take medicines?

My LDL is 216 and i don't want to go for medication is there any other solution to reduce LDL and is there any risk if i don't take medicines?

Lifestyle changes: Weight loss, exercise, low cholesterol diet could help however will be likely to need medications. Higher levels of cholesterol especially LDL could lead to vascular disease including heart disease and stroke. ...Read more

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What is the best solution/medication for white hairs in teen ages?

What is the best solution/medication for  white hairs in teen ages?

Depends: Premature gray? Hair dye is the safest solution. Medications, vitamins, or herbals will not get rid of gray or white hair. ...Read more

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Long term solutions for nighttime GERD not involving medications?

Long term solutions for nighttime GERD not involving medications?

GERD: Avoid fatty foods, coffee, tea, alcohol, licorice, peppermint, chocolate. No smoking. Do not eat for several hours before bedtime. Elevate the head of the bed. If you are on any medications, review them with your doctor to make sure they do not cause GERD. ...Read more

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Does medication for depression truly help or is it just a short-term solution?

Does medication for depression truly help or is it just a short-term solution?

Symptom management: Antidepressant medications are made to manage symptoms of depression, so that you're better able to live your life while working in therapy. Life situations and relationship difficulties can contribute to depression, so working on these is important in determining outcome. Others have no idea about what affects them, which can also be a problem. Outcomes are better combining both treatments. ...Read more

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I have all symptoms of depression but i do not want to take medications. Any other solutions?

I have all symptoms of depression but i do not want to take medications. Any other solutions?

Natural aids: Exercise is a natural antidepressant. Even when you feel like staying in bed, get up and exercise. It will improve your mood. Laughter is also a natural antidepressant. See a funny movie. Laugh out loud. Speak with a friend. Go to a mall, it may help you get your mind off your troubles. Listen to music it may also help improve your mood. Therapy is also a huge help so why not take advantage of it? ...Read more

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She doesn't menstruate except on medications, Dr says she has LH deficiency. What's the solution?

She doesn't menstruate except on medications, Dr says she has LH deficiency. What's the solution?

More testing : Suggest seeing an Endocrinologist. LH comes from the pituitary gland as does FSH, TSH, GH, ACTH, prolactin, Oxytocin. It is very rare just to have LH deficiency and therefore seeing an endocrinologist would help try to figure this puzzle out and provide some clearer answers. ...Read more

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When can I found the symptoms of ADHD . And does it have a fast solution (medication for example). I think it has been 2 years I have some symptoms.

When can I found the symptoms of ADHD . And does it have a fast solution (medication for example). I think it has been 2 years I have some symptoms.

Many conditions may: Seem like adhd and require specific treatment. Evaluation by a clinician skilled in assessing adhd is important. Criteria indicate symptoms must begin before age 12 and occur in more than one setting. If DX is adhd then medications can provide reasonably fast relief when adjusted by skilled prescriber. Take any med only as prescribed. I hope you achieve DX and relief soon. ...Read more

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Been on lexapro (escitalopram) for six months nausea is terrible any solutions or alternative medication .

Been on lexapro (escitalopram) for six months nausea is terrible any solutions or alternative medication .

SSRI: 1 make sure that you are taking the Lexapro (escitalopram) with food. 2. May wish to split the dose. 3. Consider adding in probiotics - controlled release, multiple strains with millions of cultures. ...Read more

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Due to my symptoms, my psychiatrist said that my serotonin has decreased..Is there any solution to this other than medication?

Due to my symptoms, my psychiatrist said that my serotonin has decreased..Is there any solution to this other than medication?

Possibly: Discussed in past questions: depression benefits from exercise, healthy diet, stress reduction and psychotherapy to change one's perception of negative situations. Unfortunately when depression is severe pts motivation to do these things or think clearly are impaired and meds are necessary. ...Read more

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I have Hypothyroidism ans whenever i do a diet i never lose weight. Although i take medication for hypothyroidism so what is the solution?

I have Hypothyroidism ans whenever i do a diet i never lose weight. Although i take medication for hypothyroidism so what is the solution?

I never lose weight.: F I have Hypothyroidism ans whenever i do a diet i never lose weight. Although i take medication for hypothyroidism so what is the solution?
It is easy to lose weight. You just eat fewer calories than you burn. I recommend you get the app called Loseit and track your calorie need. Lower by 1000 cal every week till you find how much you need to lose. Simple in concept, difficult in execution. ...Read more

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Im having TSH around 7.8 the problem is dat i tend to forget things very easily hampering my studies..Any solutions or any medications please help?

Im having TSH around 7.8 the problem is dat i tend to forget things very easily hampering my studies..Any solutions or any medications please help?

Your TSH is: Elevated, indicating hypothyroidism -- which needs to be treated with brand name T4 replacement until your thyroid levels are normalized and you feel and function better. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I am down with diarrhoea and loose stool for last few days.Please suggest some solution / medication. Yw?

I am down with diarrhoea and loose stool for last few days.Please suggest some solution / medication. Yw?

Probiotics: Often times probiotics like florastor can help patients get better faster. These can be found over the counter in the pharmacy. If your symptoms do not improve soon, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bone spur in my heal, medication nor home treatment does not work. Would surgery be the best solution?

I have a bone spur in my heal, medication nor home treatment does not work. Would surgery be the best solution?

Plantar Fasciitis: "Bone Spurs" or "Heel Spurs" are old ways of expressing one of the most common problems I see in practice: Plantar Fasciitis. The pain does not come from a spur, but actually comes from tension and inflammation across this ligament. I DO NOT recommend surgery for this problem. I am able to get rid of the problem 99% of the time in my patients conservatively. See a Podiatrist. ...Read more

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Is a Neti pot an effective PERMANENT treatment solution or chronic bacterial sinusitis? Or will medications eventually be needed?

Is a Neti pot an effective PERMANENT treatment solution or chronic bacterial sinusitis? Or will medications eventually be needed?

Chronic sinusitis: Chronic Sinusitis is as frustrating for doctors to treat as it is for the patients. Long term antibiotics have limited effect. I will not tell you that Netti POt is a permanent solution it is NOT.Chronic sinusitis needs a good ENT doctor work with you. Minimize congestion to prevent long term infection is the KEY ...Read more

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Hi drs.My father had dandruff and hairfall for about 5 yrs.He used some cosmetics and medications but all failed.Is there any solution?

Hi drs.My father had dandruff and hairfall for about 5 yrs.He used some cosmetics and medications but all failed.Is there any solution?

Dandruff Solution: Unfortunately, "herbal shampoo" doesn't really qualify as medication. Your father should seek an appointment with a dermatologist to control the dandruff (there are many possible causes), then seek advice from an abhrs-certified hair restoration physician to address the hair loss. Ask for sequential cross sectional bundle trichometry measurements to track the resolution of the hair loss. ...Read more

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There are many people are on depression and anti anxiety medication, do you think this is really the solution to solving the issues of depression?

There are many people are on depression and anti anxiety medication, do you think this is really the solution to solving the issues of depression?

Research shows that: Psychotherapy is just as effective as medication for most depression and anxiety. Skills learned in therapy last longer than medication and don't have side effects. Although some people find medication helpful, research has not found that depression results from a chemical imbalance any more than a headache results from an Aspirin deficiency. Medication alone does not resolve depression. ...Read more

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What is the beat solution for severe back, chest, and facial acne (w&b heads). Body washes, o.T.C medications etc. Note: salyitic acid makes it worse.

What is the beat solution for severe back, chest, and facial acne (w&b heads). Body washes, o.T.C medications etc. Note: salyitic acid makes it worse.

Prescription Rx: Acne on the trunk usually doesn't clear with any topical medication. You characterize it as severe, and your personal physician may either try a systemic antibiotic plus perhaps a topical retinoic acid derivative, or refer you for Isotretinoin treatment. The latter is not for the faint-hearted but is remarkably effective. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take magnesium citrate oral solution if on thyroid medication ?

Is it ok to take magnesium citrate oral solution if on thyroid medication ?

Use with caution: Magnesium salts can bind with levothyroxine( common thyroid medication), if taken simultaneously may reduce absorption of the thyroid medication/ decrease its effect. To reduce this interaction, take thyroid medication at least 4 hours before or after the magnesium citrate dose. Note that other antacids and calcium supplements may also affect thyroid medications; same caution is also advised. ...Read more

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Best way to avoid new genital HPV warts from appearing after old ones have been removed in men? Medication/topical solution required please

Best way to avoid new genital HPV warts from appearing after old ones have been removed in men? Medication/topical solution required please

None available: This virus comes from a family well known for it's ability to hibernate after the primary infection clears and re-activate when it decides to. The primary infection will usually disappear, often with help (laser, frozen, chemicals) within 2 years. When the primary infection clears you are immune from re-infection by the same strain, but it may reactivate. ...Read more

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Headache every time i have exams at uni so what is the solution for headache due to stress while Advil (ibuprofen) and other calming medication doesnt work?

Headache every time i have exams at uni so what is the solution for headache due to stress while Advil (ibuprofen) and other calming medication doesnt work?

Calming techniques: Stress is more of a perceived problem, than an actual illness, so the phrase 'mind over matter' really applies here ! When you feel a tension headache coming on, the best thing to do is take yourself away from the stressful stimulus, take some deep breaths, visualize a calm environment or something that really makes you happy or relaxes you, and the stress will melt away. Try it ! ...Read more

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I mean when I asked about my diziness drs gave me betaserc 16mg medication and told me to take it rest of my life cause no solution for the inner ear?

I mean when I asked about my diziness drs gave me betaserc 16mg medication and told me to take it  rest of my life cause no solution for the inner ear?

Inner ear: Betaserc is for the treatment of meniere's disease (which is vertigo -room spining-, tinnitus, hearing loss, and ear fullness) although it can occur in those under 18 - it is not as common. There are other conditions that cause vertigo youngsters and those can be migraine related. I would see an "otologist" (dr who just treats ear prb) if one is not sure of the diagnosis or treatment recommended. ...Read more

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I have a partner who was diagnosed with trichomoniasis,,,,i have a itcy patch on my penis shaft which won't go away,,,,will the pill form of the medication work, or do I need a topical solution?

I have a partner who was diagnosed with trichomoniasis,,,,i have a itcy patch on my penis shaft which won't go away,,,,will the pill form of the medication work, or do I need a topical solution?

Depends: The itchy area is more likely treated with a different antibiotic. It is unlikely Trich. Jock itch more likely.
Sounds like a look and see situation needed. Not for telemedicine site. See a local physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Depression, insomnia, now hearing voices, (nothing advising harm of self or others) he refuses to consider medication. Any natural and safe solutions?

Depression, insomnia, now hearing voices, (nothing advising harm of self or others) he refuses to consider medication. Any natural and safe solutions?

I believe in: Natural approaches to treat depression. But with the severity of these symptoms - really must recommend psychiatric evaluation with probably need for psychotropic medications. ...Read more

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Is drug treatment for depression a long-term solution or only for a short period? Do some doctors recommend lifestyle changes over medications?

Is drug treatment for depression a long-term solution or only for a short period? Do some doctors recommend lifestyle changes over medications?

Yes to all: Some people have a traumatic event and take meds for a short period. Some people have a chemical imbalance and just need to take the medication regularly. Lifestyle changes and resolving issues should always be the first option. Unfortunately, lifesyle changes and resolving issues is more easily said than done. ...Read more