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Grandma has skin cancer, found out tuesday. Good derm. Docs in colorado?! Also, good treatment ideas? She's very worried.

Mohs Surgeon: When looking for a dermatologist to remove skin cancer, it is important to make sure that they are a mohs surgeon and are board certified. Mohs surgery is a technique that examines 100% of the skin cancer margin to give the best chance of cure. It also depends on what type of skin cancer it is (basal cell, squamous, vs. Melanoma). One if the best is dr. Joel cohen, right in englewood, co! ...Read more

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Derm froze off wart and it became white. The skin cracked so I cut rest off. Now just flesh. Is the wart gone or should I continue liquid treatment?

Derm froze off wart and it became white. The skin cracked so I cut rest off. Now just flesh. Is the wart gone or should I continue liquid treatment?

Let it heal: If the wart appears to be gone, let it heal and see what it looks like. You can always resume the treatment if it come back. Don't overdo it and create a wound that can become infected. ...Read more

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My mother has completed head IMRT radiation therapy 3 weeks before. Since last 2 weeks she is not able to swallow even any fluids and water because if severe soar throat and dry mouth. Could you please give any medications for this problem.

My mother has completed head IMRT radiation therapy 3 weeks before. Since last 2 weeks she is not able to swallow even any fluids and water because if severe soar throat and dry mouth. Could you please give any medications for this problem.

Call her doc!: Going through treatment for cancer can be pretty tough. It requires a team effort to make sure any problems due to the treatment are treated or controlled as good as possible, so treatment can continue. Please call the radiation oncologist today, or her PCP so help can be given. Don't be shy, good communication by the patient and family and docs is key to achieving the best results. ...Read more

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How often are derma roller treatments needed to maintain results? How often will I need to use my derma roller to keep my skin looking its best? .

How often are derma roller treatments needed to maintain results? How often will I need to use my derma roller to keep my skin looking its best?
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Depends on depth: Dermarollers may vary I depth from 0.5 up to 2.0 mm. Depending on the indication and areas treated (eyelid to scalp vary in thickness). Treatment can be daily, weekly, monthly or every 3-4 months based on conditions. ...Read more

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How often are derma roller treatments needed to maintain results? How often will I need to use my derma roller to keep my skin looking its best? .

See below: A lot depends on the depth of penetration and if you use medications or not. Generally speaking once every three to four weeks.
Good luck from NYC ...Read more

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Lichen planus of the skin? Not from medication. Any and all information on it? Causes? Cure? Etc... My derm and doctor Are not too familiar with it

Lichen planus of the skin? Not from medication. Any and all information on it? Causes? Cure? Etc... My derm and doctor Are not too familiar with it

Lichen Planus: Wikipedia: LP is a disease of the skin and/or mucous membranes that resembles lichen. The cause is unknown, but it is thought to be the result of an autoimmune process with an unknown initial trigger. There is no cure, but many medications and procedures have been used to control the symptoms.

https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/i---l/lichen-planus ...Read more

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I have tinitis is there any new medication or treatment on the market today to cure or lessen the loud him in my head?

I have tinitis is there any new medication or treatment on the market today to cure or lessen the loud him in my head?

Benzodiazepines: A recent korean study confirmed two previous studies that showed Klonopin (clonazepam) 0.5 mg -> 2mg/day reduced the sound, distress and anxiety from tinnitus. The study was published in the journal of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry in 2012. ...Read more

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I am taking lyrica (pregabalin) for neck/ head pain but I am getting more pain relief from treatment by an osteopath. Can I cease medication safely?

I am taking lyrica (pregabalin) for neck/ head pain but I am getting more pain relief from treatment by an osteopath. Can I cease medication safely?

Yes you can: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anticonvulsant and should be discontinued by tapering the dosage down 25 mg very 3-4 days.
Anticonvulsant should never be abruptly discontinued to prevent the possible occurrence of seizures. Rec.: before discontinue medication consult with your physician for the future consideration (plan b). ...Read more

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I have an intense itch on arms and neck(worse at night. Have had all sorts of treatment, scabes, skin scraping(pathology), creams, medication. What now? Thax

I have an intense itch on arms and neck(worse at night. Have had all sorts of treatment, scabes, skin scraping(pathology), creams, medication. What now? Thax

Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia can be caused by disorders affecting the central nervous system, such as a tumor or vascular lesion pressed up against the brain or spinal cord can also cause paresthesia. Nerve entrapment such as a neck injury often causes such a condition. Get an MRI of neck. ...Read more

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What is the best non-drug treatment to give a teen recovering from head trauma?

What is the best non-drug treatment to give a teen recovering from head trauma?

Support: Behavioral therapy, occupational and physical therapy including neurostimulation are of help.
You may try omega 3 and vit b complex including linoleic acid as these can be of help. We have used b complex and omega 3 in adhd with good results. ...Read more

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Is there a drug or medical treatment that can increase blood circulation to the skin and extremities?

Is there a drug or medical treatment that can increase blood circulation to the skin and extremities?

Aspirin: Yes -- let's start with a low dose Aspirin 81 mg daily -- but if you or your family has a concern about for instance — leg circulation — then you really should seek medical attention and get a proper evaluation and treatment needed. ...Read more

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What is a good alternative head lice treatment to use instead of the drug store shampoos?

What is a good alternative head lice treatment to use instead of the drug store shampoos?

Cetaphil cleanser: Use gentle cetaphil skin cleanser. Apply to hair and scalp. Wait 2 minutes, then comb out. Wash your hair 8 hours later. Repeat once a week for 3 weeks. You can hold the mayo! ...Read more

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I have candid skin infection on the inner thigh and buttocks, I was on antibiotic treatment but i have taken forcan drugs still it's not decreased?

I have candid skin infection on the inner thigh and buttocks, I was on antibiotic treatment but i have taken forcan drugs still it's not decreased?

Candida: if truly candida infection (yeast) antibiotics will not help. Antifungal will. Clotrimazole, ketoconazole, ciclopirox. Please review diagnosis with your treating provider. If it is truly a candida infection, antibiotics won't help unless there is a bacterial infection present with the candida infection. In that case need antibiotic and antifungal treatment at same time. Hope this helps. Dr R ...Read more

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31 yr-old woman diagnosed in China with allergic purpura (capillary toxicosis); is treating with OTC Transfer Factor Oral Solution. What is this.....?

31 yr-old woman diagnosed in China with allergic purpura (capillary toxicosis); is treating with OTC Transfer Factor Oral Solution. What is this.....?

See Dermatologist: Concerning for vasculitis. Needs evaluation to confirm diagnosis. May need work up for other autoimmune diseases as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are derma rollers good for the skin?

Are derma rollers good for the skin?

Derma rolling: The idea behind dermarolling is that small needles puncture the skin thereby enabling better penetration of a serum. The trauma of pricking the skin with needles is also supposed to prompt a repair response leading to improved looking skin. Personally, I regard dermarolling as potentially unhygienic, and unnecessary (as a good serum should be able to penetrate the skin without it being cut. ...Read more

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Ozone therapy for the treatment of bad skin?

Doubtful: I have not seen any scientific validity for ozone therapy. I would make an appointment with a dermatologist in your area to find the cause of your"bad skin", who can hopefully offer some valid remedies. I hope this helps. Lana long, M.D. ...Read more

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Can light therapy lamps affect the skin at all?

Possibly: Light therapy boxes are made in such a way to generally filter out UV light but it may not be possible 100% of the time. So if you especially have sensitive skin you might have side effects on the skin ...Read more

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Any suggestions on the best course of treatment for pyro derma gang?

Any suggestions on the best course of treatment for pyro derma gang?

Pyoderma gangrenosum: Pyoderma gangrenosum is an inflammatory necrotizing non-infectious ulcertive skin disease, often with enlarging ulcerations on the legs. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and therapy. Hospitalization may be necessary in severe cases. Mny patients need immunosuppressant therapy. Cyslosporin can be used. Also, tnf Alpha inhibitor biologics such as inflizimab or Etanercept can be used. ...Read more

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How can I remove my skin rashes without paying a big amount for derma?

How can I remove my skin rashes without paying a big amount for derma?

Derm app: There are so many rashes that exist, it would take more information to answer your question. You can download a dermatology app to your smartphone for free, take a picture of your rash, and send it to a dermatologist. You might be able to get a free and accurate answer. ...Read more

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Please answer! What results can I expect after undergoing derma rolling treatment?

Please answer! What results can I expect after undergoing derma rolling treatment?

Minimal changes: Dermarollers produce mechanical injury with needles. A variety of depths can be used by your skin doctor depending on the condition. More passes produce more trauma and some collagen remodeling which improve skin texture and acne scars. Wrinkles do not improve unless combined with retinoids. Powered micro needling devices are more effective and have greater consistency. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is derma roller different from other skin rejuvenating techniques?

Can you tell me how is derma roller different from other skin rejuvenating techniques?

Depends: Dermarollers at home should be used cautiously as strict sterility should be maintained to avoid infections. Typically, they are not painful because of limited depth. When used in a medical office, we use only single use items to avoid cross contamination. The items sold on the internet are very shallow and will not produce any significant skin changes. ...Read more

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I have an important appointment Tuesday, and I'm having a lot of anticipatory anxiety. I can't get it out of my head. Already in therapy, and see a psychiatrist. Any suggestions to help me stop obsessing about this?

I have an important appointment Tuesday, and I'm having a lot of anticipatory anxiety. I can't get it out of my head. Already in therapy, and see a psychiatrist. Any suggestions to help me stop obsessing about this?

Find something: To do which requires ORGANIZATION (eg: cleaning out a closet and re-organizing its contents!

This will take your mind off the up-coming appointment.(And will clean your apartment/house etc
Hope this little "trick" is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Do I use Vaseline/Aquaphor for skin after intense Derma rolling?

Yes: Yes usually ok ask your Dermatologist or plastic surgeon for specific advice ...Read more

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What are your opinion about the " renew intensive skin therapy melaleuca " product in relation to ezcema? I've read great reviews

What are your opinion about the " renew intensive skin therapy melaleuca " product in relation to ezcema? I've read great reviews

Not sure: Basically a mosturiser, relatively new. Wrt eczema, any moisturizer can help, especially the one that is used. Vaseline is the gold standard but many products, which indicate there is not on that works best, so with every skin an ittle different whatever feels the best that is otc, shorten showers, mild soaps, lost of creams and if no better see a derm for rx therapy. ...Read more

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