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Which type of harsh chemicals may cause skin cancer?

Skin carcinogens: The most common cause of skin cancer is exposure to uv radiation. Chemicals that cause skin cancer include chronic exposure to arsenicals and some industrial solvents. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Does a severe sunburn cause skin aging, or is it caused by long-term sun exposure?

Does a severe sunburn cause skin aging, or is it caused by long-term sun exposure?

Both!: Acute sunburn causes more skin damage, and may increase risk of melanoma somewhat more than long-tern sun exposure, which still causes wrinkles, spots, and skin cancers as well. Radiation damage is cumulative over a lifetime, so both are not good! sort of like many toxic things--a little over a long time will kill you just as dead as a lot all at once! ...Read more

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If exposed to agent orange and other toxic chemicals. later.in life cause muscular dystropy?

If exposed to agent orange and other toxic chemicals. later.in life cause muscular dystropy?

Probably not but...: Agent Orange contains dioxin, a toxic chemical proven to cause many serious illnesses. Muscular dystrophy is something people are born with. Agent Orange may cause Muscular dystrophy in the children of those exposed to it but isn't known to cause it directly in those exposed. See http://www.veteranshealth.org/Vietnam/AO.html A holistic/integrative physician can evaluate/treat illness from toxins. ...Read more

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Can using imported skin cosmetics contribute to causing cancer?

Can using imported skin cosmetics contribute to causing cancer?

Possibly.: These products may not be regulated by the U.S., so one might not be sure what is in them. They might have chemicals that are carcinogens in them, or they might have chemicals that can contribute to skin cancer. If they are supposed to protect against the sun, they might not do it, and cause cancer that way. It might be wise to use caution, and get a consumer review if possible prior to use. ...Read more

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Could agent orange have triggered para carditis?

Could agent orange have triggered para carditis?

Here is the current: VA list. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft Tissue Sarcomas & Respiratory Cancers. ...Read more

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Could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?

Could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?

No: Chemical peel, ultrasound and other ways of manageing skin conditions essentially are unable to cause cancers especially of skin. The latter is causes by carcinogenic exposure, chronic exposure to ultraviolet light, and skin lesions such as cutaneous fistulas of long standing duration where viral involvement may be responsible. ...Read more

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Have you heard of Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails causing an allergic skin reaction (could it be from the biotin or hyaluronic acid)?

Have you heard of Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails causing an allergic skin reaction (could it be from the biotin or hyaluronic acid)?

Could be anything: One could be allergic to anything. This product contains more than just biotin and hyaluronic acid. You could also be sensitive to inert/filler ingredients. And it's possible you have a concidental skin problem unrelated to this product. Stop taking it, and see if your skin condition resolves. Then try again, see if it comes back. But if it's true allergy, you might have worse than just a rash! ...Read more

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Can colognes cause chemical irritation like pink eye?

Can colognes cause chemical irritation like pink eye?

Yes: Cologne contains various chemicals that can be irritating to the eyes and cause a chemical pink eye. ...Read more

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Can agent orange exposure cause ulnar nerve damage?

Can agent orange exposure cause ulnar nerve damage?

No: An isolated ulnar neuropathy is generally secondary to cubital tunnel compression at the elbow and is not related to agent orange exposure. Acute orange exposure is associated with numerous malignancies. ...Read more

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Acetal melanoma is not related to sun, superficial is related to sunburns, lentigo is to chronic sun exposure, what is nodular related to?

Acetal melanoma is not related to sun, superficial is related to sunburns, lentigo is to chronic sun exposure, what is nodular related to?

Time growth: The pattern of growth of melanoma is defined by the thickness of the lesion with those defined by Breslow of more than 1.5 mm thick having a greater possibility of spreading. With time the flat, thin appearance changes and the melanoma grows thicker to take on a nodular appearance. Later, this nodular lesion takes on an ulcerating picture wherein the prognosis is far poorer. ...Read more

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How to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

How to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

Some HC cream helps: Usually, when a person gets over-irritated skin or overly-dry skin after using acne medications, she can decrease or stop the acne medication (if they are over-the-counter, or if her doctor says that is ok to do), and then try some hydrocortisone cream (HC cream) on the irritated areas for a few days. Avoiding too much sun exposure on irritated skin is also helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse skin atrophy caused by excess use of topical steroids?

Is it possible to reverse skin atrophy caused by excess use of topical steroids?

Time and retinoids: Time and the use of retinoids may help the dermis to thicken. ...Read more

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Can chemical peel cause severe irritations of sensitive skin?

Can chemical peel cause severe irritations of sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin: Evaluation by an experienced skin care professional will help determine what peels or home care products might be helpful for those with sensitive skin. ...Read more

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What can be used against stress related acne?

What can be used against stress related acne?

Stress and acne: Yes stress can cause acne and even worsen it. Find ways to reduce stress in your life. ...Read more

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Which -over the counter- bleaching agents are safest to lighten skin on hands?

Which -over the counter- bleaching agents are safest to lighten skin on hands?

Not effective: Over the counter contain 2 per cent hydroquinone which is not very effective. Revaleskin, or prescription lustra or epiquin micro are more effective. Revaleskin contains coffeberry extract and is not irritating. It is also less expensive then others. ...Read more

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Let me know is there is anything to make my skin fair, but without any bleaching agent bad for skin. I am 30 yrs with 13.2 hb level.. ?

Let me know is there is anything to make my skin fair, but without any bleaching agent bad for skin. I am 30 yrs with 13.2 hb level.. ?

Bleaching agents : The safest way to avoid tanning further would be to use a heavy sunblock- in terms of a bleaching agent- there are some things that are prescribed at times for certain conditions to even out the skin tone but usually require a doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi! do hylauronic acid get orally adsorbed ?If yes how it is useful as antiageing agent for skin.

Good Question!: There are some studies being done to see is ha is effective in retaining collagen (thus retaning a youthful appearance) or in lubricating the joints for humans with various forms of arthritis but nothing definite has been found as of yet. I do know that the liquid form has shown promise for reducing symtoms for dogs with arthritis. Maybe they will find an oral form that helps humans as well. ...Read more

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Hi, i have been using hydroquinone . i wantto take a break. please advise me with some other skin lightening agent?

Hi, i have been using hydroquinone . i wantto take a break. please advise me with some other skin lightening agent?

I suggest nothing: In the dominent culture of the United States, which is what most of the world usually follows, pressuring someone to change their natural skin color is considered to be the height of backwardness and ignorance. That stuff is likely to disfigure you, and to what purpose? Anyone worth knowing / loving doesn't care at all about your skin tone, and workplace discrimination is utterly illegal. ...Read more

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Exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Have many symptoms of PCT. For 40 years doctors have diagnosed it as "dry skin." None of the creams they have prescribed have helped. What should I do next?

Skin Rash : I have never seen a rash related to Agent orange , you are not alone in your complaint . I read that a lot of Vietnam vets have Rashes that go & come . VA does not label it as related to agent orange . They have called it " jungle Rot " meaning a fungal infection or Tinea Virsicolar ,another fungal infection and have treated it with Lamisel . It is a shame that our Gov will not acknowledge cause ...Read more

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Can I use powders and drying agents on my skin to prevent fungal infections?

Fungus & moisture: Fungus like warm moist environments. Areas with skin-on-skin contact (the folds of your body, armpits, groin, under breasts, etc) or increased sweating are more prone to fungal infections than drier skin areas. Drying agents, like powders, can help prevent many fungal infections by minimizing the moist environment they prefer. ...Read more

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Any oils/agents that help desensitise penis skin so ejaculation is considerably delayed/last longer?

Not a good idea: Permanent desensitization of the skin is not a good idea. You may use condoms that contain a local anesthetic which may help in lasting longer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does head and shoulders selenium sulfide help ringworm on scalp?

Does head and shoulders selenium sulfide help ringworm on scalp?

No: Selenium-containing dandruff shampoo helps treat a mild fungus on the skin, called tinea versicolor. The shampoo doesn't get rid of ringworm on the scalp, which is a different type of tinea infection, called tinea capitis. A dermatologist or a primary care doctor can help with ringworm of the scalp. ...Read more

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Does skin bleaching agents work to get rid of redness on cheeks caused by keratosis Pilaris, finances got rid of bumps but not redness?

Leave it alone: There's nothing to gain and she runs the risk of disfiguring herself. A cosmetician may be able to offer advice, but don't try to alter the skin directly. You have one another and that's what matters. Often KP remits on its own; until then, nothing really works that well. She's free to try a preparation with lactic or salicylic acid. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Yesterday i had a shock sensation in my head that lasted 1-3 seconds. No medical issues. What was it? Under lots of stress with family issues . 4 bipolar people depend on me. I have been rn x 39 years . I have never taken anxiety agents or antidepress

Yesterday i had a shock sensation in my head that lasted 1-3 seconds. No medical issues. What was it? Under lots of stress with family issues .   4 bipolar people depend on me. I have been rn  x 39 years .  I have never taken anxiety agents or antidepress

Wow! : Wow! as a nurse with 39 years of professional experience you intellectual know how very stressful care for very ill patients can be. How you have held it together for so long is quite remarkable. Stress has to be expressed somehow. What isn't felt out gets acted out, either behaviorally or physically. There is great wisdom in the adage that the difference between a pressure cooker and a kettle is the whistle! you need and deserve to have emotional and physical support and relief. You ultimately are going to be of no value to those many others who depend upon you is you just break down. The physical symptom you describe may have been the healthy warning signal saying what you seem to have difficulty saying directly: "help!" listen to it and find a support group. We know from caretakers of patients with alzheimers that their viability as caretakers depends upon getting some care taking of themselves. The professional literature has many reports of studies showing how urgent this need is. Real strength is not just "sucking it up" and carrying on, but acknowledging that you are real, human, have needs, and despite all of your efforts to the contrary are not an invincible wonder woman (although from what you describe, you come as close as in needed to such a description). Of course, you realize that, notwithstanding your medical training, you should allow yourself to be a patient and ask your doctor to make sure there isn't more than "bone-crushing" stress involved in your symptom. Then, get the support you need and deserve. Taking such a break is like a long distance runner, if you keep going at breakneck speed, you will not pace yourself for the distance. Then who will possibly fill in for you?! ...Read more

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Can i take oral collagen dietary supplements as weight loss agent to aid in preventing loose skin?

Can i take oral collagen dietary supplements as weight loss agent to aid in preventing loose skin?

Effects are debatabl: There are few studies on the effect of collagen in easing conditions like osteoarthritis.Collagen creams do nothing exept waste of your money.Only treatment with some positive effect is collagen injections oral collagen supplements are not regulated, so you do not know what you are getting.Most collagen oral are made from cow or chicken products and can be dangerous if you have food allergies. ...Read more

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I was prescribed selenium sulfide 2.5 shampoo and think i'm having an adverse reaction (skin irritation, no rash), how long before it goes away?

I was prescribed selenium sulfide 2.5 shampoo and think i'm having an adverse reaction (skin irritation, no rash), how long before it goes away?

A few days: The irritant or allergic contact reaction should go away in a few days without continuing contact. A topical cortisone may hasten the recovery a little. ...Read more

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Hi I have tinea versicolor around my stomach and it is bad. I tried selsun blue 1% selenium sulfide but it just made the pigmentation of my skin worse?

Hi I have tinea versicolor around my stomach and it is bad. I tried selsun blue 1% selenium sulfide but it just made the pigmentation of my skin worse?

Dermatologist: I would advise seeing a dermatologist. It is possible it isn't times verso color at all or may need different management. ...Read more

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Can improper placement of needle & numbing agent in lower jaw cause temporary facial paralysis/tingling & severe pain in jaw, ear, neck & back of head?

Can improper placement of needle & numbing agent in lower jaw cause temporary facial paralysis/tingling & severe pain in jaw, ear, neck & back of head?

Anesthetic Block: An inferior alveolar nerve block of your lower jaw will anesthetize either your left or right side, making it feel numb and "paralyzed". Pain in your jaw, ear, neck, and back of head may be a reaction to the anesthetic, not necessarily due to improper technique. Since every issue was temporary, you should heal without incident. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you explain the agents that can stop nerve transmission?

Can you explain the agents that can stop nerve transmission?

No: There are dozens of these. That is the basis of pain management medicine and most of anesthesia. It also depends on what type of nerve transmission you want to stop - pain, motor, sensory and where - central or peripheral. This is an extremely large topic. ...Read more

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Why is water thickened for those who could choke on plain water? Causes? And what is the thickening agent?

Why is water thickened for those who could choke on plain water?  Causes?  And what is the thickening agent?

Swallowing problems: Swallowing without choking is a complex act requiring the coordination of many muscles. Liquids can sneak past the seal muscles need to make to prevent passages of liquids into the air tube (trachea) instead of the food tube (esophagus). When muscles are weak (due to a stroke) liquids in the trachea cause choking. Xanthan gum is the thickening agent. ...Read more

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What is a reversal agent for morphine?

What is a reversal agent for morphine?

Naloxone: Naloxone (brand name Narcan) is the emergency medication used to reverse opiate overdose. ...Read more

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Do opioid agents cause daytime augmentation?

Do opioid agents cause daytime augmentation?

Augmentation: When prescribed for restless leg syndrome and other movement disorders, opioids rarely cause daytime augmentation. ...Read more

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