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Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Avoid: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a pill with estrogen and testosterone combined. The testosterone (male hormone) doses are generally too high for women, and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Help please! is Accutane acne dangerous about medicine?

Help please! is Accutane acne dangerous about medicine?

Worth the risk: If you've been recommended for accutane, please give it your consideration. Acne is a serious, non-lifesytle-related disease that can scar you physically and emotionally. You must not become pregnant, you must protect your skin, and you must monitor your mood. Other health consequences are probably minor. Driving a car is more dangerous. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some statistics about teen pregnancy?

What are some statistics about teen pregnancy?

>400,000 in US in 09: Cdc and us vital statistics sites offer credible information. Start here for more information on teen pregnancies in the US: http://www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy/aboutteenpreg.htm. ...Read more

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

Get Them: Vaccines are one of the most researched areas of healthcare and time and again have been shown to be safe. The benefits of vaccines greatly exceed the risks and, barring very rare medical contraindications, children should be vaccinated according to the recommended schedules. ...Read more

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Best medicine about acne and dirty face?

Best medicine about acne and dirty face?

Clean and meds: Acne is a inflammatory process caused for plugged glands in face. This glands with the combination of dirt and bacterial are responsible of the pimple. As a general rule, clean your face with a non comedogenic facial cleaner then you may want use a keratolitic such as salicylic acid to open the pores and the you may need to get a topical antibiotics. Normally get better after first two ooptions. ...Read more

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Why do women hide facts about number of past sexual partners?

Why do women hide  facts about number of past sexual partners?

To avoid a label: Some people feel that a woman that has had more than 1 sexual partner is sexually promiscuous, aka a "slut". Furthermore, some people think that a sexually inexperienced woman would make a better sexual partner due to a tighter vagina. These are myths or cultural biases that have nothing to do with reality. But perceptions and opinions don't change easily. So some women hide the number. ...Read more

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What to do about acne scars?

What to do about acne scars?

Acne Blemish: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any suggestions about healing scars of acne?

Does anyone have any suggestions about healing scars of acne?

Fillers / Laser: I like the combination of using dermal fillers and ablative laser. Makes the "crater" more shallow, then laser takes down the edges. ...Read more

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What are two important or interesting facts about mrsa?

Common: 1- its very common, lots of people carry it in their nostrils and they are not aware of it 2 - its resistant to many antibiotics that we use daily, and its only getting worst. ...Read more

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Any websites for teenage girls to talk about problems?

Any websites for teenage girls to talk about problems?

Teenhelp.org: Try teenhelp.Org it has information and forums for teens to discuss multiple topics. ...Read more

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Please share knowledge about blepharitis?

Please share knowledge about blepharitis?

Too vague: Its like dandruff of the lids/lashes. Chronic. Needs constant care to keep the skin and lashes healthy. ...Read more

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What's the truth about circumcision?

What's the truth about circumcision?

Removal of foreskin: Only undeniable truth. Unecessary for all men unless jewish or muslim. Does reduce risk of utis in 1st 6-months of life. More hygeinic if penis isn't washed. May or may not inprove sexual intercourse by delaying time to ejaculation. Definitely reduces risk of contracting hiv-aids in africa. Prevents/cures phimosis (tight foreskin) prevents RAE penile cancer in phimotic or unwashed penises.Optional. ...Read more

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Does anyone know some facts about hemochromatosis?

Does anyone know some facts about hemochromatosis?

Common & easy: In the common form, the gut absorbs iron too well -- something of a plus, but too much iron will ruin the liver, pancreas, adrenals, heart, sex drive, and joints (base of thumb especially) and turn you gray. Easy to test for by labs, and easy to treat by draining a pint or two of blood every week. Maybe one person in 200 has the genes to get it, and some still get missed. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are interesting facts about cardiomyopathy?

Need expert help here. What are interesting facts about cardiomyopathy?

Too many facts.: If one is interested in facts concerning a specific type of cardiomyopathy, it's helpful to specify the underlying cause. There are many. Perhaps the most common is uncontrolled hypertension. Others include valvular heart disease, coronary heart disease, viral diseases, autoimmune diseases and genetic abnormalities which manifest as muscle abnormalities or infiltrative diseases such as amyloid. ...Read more

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What are your opinions about homebirth?

What are your opinions about homebirth?

Risks: It carries more risks than hospital based births if there are maternal or fetal complications. ...Read more

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Please share a myth about coping with disease outbreaks.

Please share a myth about coping with disease outbreaks.

We know enough: It may be a common belief that doctors and scientists already know all of the infectious diseases. But the stories of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Ebola tell a different story. We need to guard against underfunding disease surveillance systems and disease research that can give us every advantage in detecting and treating newly evolving diseases. ...Read more

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Can the experts please talk about the nutrition facts & information for acai berry?

Can the experts please talk about the nutrition facts & information for acai berry?

Acai: The acai berry is a fruit from acai trees in brazii. The acai berry contains antioxidants which are purported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss and can be used as an oil in cosmetics. Like other fruits, if you eat too much of it at a time you could develop nausea, diarrhea or an uncomfortable stomach. The acai >. ...Read more

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Nioxin vitamins for women's hair health i've read great things about nioxin vitamins for women's hair health. Do you know anything about them?

Nioxin vitamins for women's hair health i've read great things about nioxin vitamins for women's hair health.  Do you know anything about them?

Hair health: Agree with the doctor who commented on $. Nioxin is basically a super weak "knock off" for rogaine (minoxidil) type medicine. If you have hair loss best to make sure no thyroid or anemia issues (or many other derm issues). If really a problem & want a product, discuss something more "proven" to invest your efforts. (for ex: rogaine (minoxidil), but not for pregnant women.). ...Read more

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Self conscious about tummy.. concerned about sex, what to do?

Self conscious about tummy.. concerned about sex, what to do?

Sex and aging: Your normal! Baby boomer statistics:1) only 54% are satisfied with their sex lives; 2) 67% admit sexual desire has receded in the last 20 years; 3) 45% are less comfortable with their appearance than they were 10 years ago; 4) 33% have sexual thoughts at least once a day (most common: having sex with someone younger); 5) 48% would prefer to spend time with friends than have sex. (Ref.AARP,9/2014) ...Read more

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All about HPV 66.?

All about HPV 66.?

+high risk HPV DNA: The international assoc. For research on cancer reclassified hpv-66 as a high-risk, carcinogenic type of hpv and rec. That it be included as part of routine screening in 2005. Guidelines rec. Testing for the presence of “high-risk” types of hpv as an additional diagnostic tool for equivocal or ambiguous cytology results. Used to det.Need for colposcopy/cervical cytology analysis for women >30yrs. ...Read more

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How to treat acnes?

How to treat acnes?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane. ...Read more

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How to remove acne?

How to remove acne?

Acne Troubles: You can usually keep acne under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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How do I remove acne?

How do I remove acne?

Acne: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. ...Read more

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How can I fix my acne?

How can I fix my acne?

See below: Please consult this site for effective do-it-yourself treatments. You may need to try more than one treatment to see what works better for you. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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How can I cure my acne?

How can I cure my acne?

See a dermatologist: There are a number of treatments out there from over the counter products to prescription topical and oral medications. Discuss these with a dermatologist and they will hopefully steer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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How can I treat my acne?

How can I treat my acne?

Acne treatment: First of all, stop all nuts and peanust butter. Also no chocolate or other sugary foods. Over-the-counter surface medications like clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) can help, as well as washing with a soap like neutrogena acne wash. (no financial interest.) if these don't help see a dermatologist who may prescribe an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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How can acne be treated?

How can acne be treated?

Many ways: Start with a mild daily cleanser (like cetaphil or dove sensitive skin). You can use benzoyl peroxide, a topical antibiotic or an oral antibiotic. Additionally you can use salicylic acid or glycolic acid. Retinoids (like retin a (tretinoin) or differin) can be used as can Accutane (an oral type or retinoid). Other treatments include blue light therapy or comedone extraction. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acnes?

How to get rid of acnes?

See your docotor: There is medication to take care of this. Depending on the severity, your skin doctor, will recommend what is best. ...Read more

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There is acnes on my face?

There is acnes on my face?

Facial acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair . Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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When does acne usually go?

Wrong question: Forgive my frankness. The question is, "How can I manage a chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that carries such a stigma that it can keep me from getting the job I want, until it remits on its own?" I was able to stop taking medication around age 50. There is no telling when your illness will remit. If your parents won't take you to the doctor, pick up the phone and make the call yourself. ...Read more

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Does clarvis work for acne?

Does clarvis work for acne?

Claravis: What is claravis (isotretinoin)? Isotretinoin is a form of vitamin a. It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly. Isotretinoin is used to treat severe nodular acne that has not responded to other treatments, including antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I best treat my acne?

How can I best treat my acne?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am getting acne at age 22 ?

I am getting acne at age 22 ?

For some: Although many consider acne a simple ritual of passage in the teen years, it can and does affect some men and women into their thirties or later.Your best treatment will come from a regular skin care plan you work out with your doc / dermatologist. Yes you could have them at 40. ...Read more

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Can exercise help with acne ?

Can exercise help with acne ?

Coud help or hurt: Exercising is part of a healthy stress reducing lifestyle, which is good acne wise. But if you exercise vigorously and sweat vigorously, this can irritate already inflamed skin as you might find in those suffering from more severe acne. ...Read more

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Can chocolate cause you acne?

Can chocolate cause you acne?

Yes: Many foods can exacerbate acne. For many, but not everyone, chocolate is a major cause. ...Read more

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Are vegetables good for acne?

Are vegetables good for acne?

Probably worthless: Telling people that particular foods are "good for" or "bad for" this-or-that is mostly pop folklore or junk science (a few exceptions). This is the 21st century and you deserve to have your acne treated effectively -- and any physician knows how. Being a young adult is tough enough without acne, and being offered a folk-pop cure for a serious problem like your complexion does you a disservice. ...Read more

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Wats the best way to cure acne?

Wats the best way to cure acne?

You don't: You find a doc you can work with who helps you design a skin care routine that helps. This often includes a variety of meds, creams, etc that can change over time. You plan to fight acne for the long term, since some have it well into their 30's and beyond ...Read more

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What should I do for body acne?

What should I do for body acne?

Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic rx. This is your physician's domain. If you're offered, say, tetracycline 500 2x/day, plus a topical agent, it'll probably do the trick. For the tough cases, Isotretinoin usually works. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more