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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Emollient (Overview)

Emollient is a skin-related agent.


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What is emollient vs creme?

What is emollient vs creme?

A moisturizing cream: Cream is a general term for a moist preparation topically applied to protect, deliver medication, or hydrate. An emollient is a type of cream that acts as a moisturizer to the external layers of the skin to make it softer and more pliable. They are usually made up of multiple compounds that help preserve the water content of the skin. ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee
41 doctors shared insights

Emollient (Overview)

Emollient is a skin-related agent.


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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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I am using an emollient cream with borax for my 4yrs old son with mild infantile eczema.Is it harmful if used regularly?

I am using an emollient cream with borax for my 4yrs old son with mild infantile eczema.Is it harmful if used regularly?

Suggestions: For the management of his eczema, identifying triggers which cause flare ups is important. Avoiding the triggers will help to manage his eczema. Using white dove soap, clear detergent, and moisturizers are important as well. In addition, his management may include topical hydrocortisone 1% lotion for flare ups. ...Read more

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Mineral oil : can I use as emollient for dry skin, does it work, will it give me pimples or bumps?

Mineral oil : can I use as emollient for dry skin, does it work, will it give me pimples or bumps?

Maybe.: Contrary to what you read on the internet, mineral oil is pretty harmless. If you apply it right after showering, while your skin is still moist, it will seal in the moisture and relieve dryness. If you have very sensitive skin you might get pimples or bumps from plugged up oil glands - but you won't know unless you try it. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect of applying lemon juice on the face evryday?

Is there any side effect of applying lemon juice on the face evryday?

None: Lemon juice of the skin is a benign product which might make your skin feel good. There should be no side effects except a little drying for which you can use any emollient cream. ...Read more

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Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Agree w Dr. McGee: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more

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