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Fluoroplex Skin Related Agent
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
For hyperkeratotic skin diseases, which is more better for sensitive skin - lactic acid lotion (lac-hydrin) or urea-based creams?
Both used: It really depends on the percentages of each medication. Many preparations have both urea and Lactic Acid in them. Your skin is also unique and what might appear to be gentler might give you a worse reaction than the so-called potent preparation. If you are treating keratosis pilaris (kp) then you might seek the help of a dermatologist or even have a preparation compounded. ...Read more
Photosensitivity: In phototoxic reactions, the drug is activated by exposure to sunlight and cause damage to the skin. The skin's appearance resembles sunburn, and the process is generally acute. In photoallergic reactions, the ultraviolet exposure changes the structure of the drug so that is seen by the body's immune system. http://www.medicinenet.com/sun-sensitive_drugs_photosensitivity_to_drugs/article.htm. ...Read more
No: Skin creams do not cause wrinklesGet a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are objects placed on skin (spoons, metals, plastic, etc.) that stick to skin (chest and forehead) normal, common, or rare? Is it a skin condition?
Objects and skin: If someone is able to stick objects to skin and is able to keep them suspended there, this would certainly not be considered to be within the realm of the norm. I have heard of such cases but I would think they would be discovered only within the realm of "Ripleys Believe It or Not" or Circuses, and I would imagine the reason for this phenomenon, is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used rdl solution which contains hrdroquinoin 4%, tretinone 20mcg.My skin is peeling.Is that harmful?May cause for skin cancer?
Yes: It is the active ingredient in many sunblocks and can be very effective. ...Read more
Yes: Any topical substance can potentially cause an allergic reaction. This is commonly known as contact dermatitis. If the reaction occurs after repeated exposure, it is most likely allergic. If it occurs on the very first exposure, it is probably an irritant reaction (irritant contact dermatitis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure of question: Emulsions are vehicles for delivering medication to the skin, just like creams, ointments, lotions, etc. Emulsions allow manufacturers to mix liquids that ordinarily do not mix well, such as oil and water. If you are asking which medications are available in emulsions, there are many, for a wide variety of skin conditions. ...Read more
Irritating : The names like Retin A, Retin A Micro, Renova, Refissa, Atralin etc. Are all the same medication in different bases, like a gel, lotion or cream, and strengths. The stronger the strength the more irritating it is. Usually Atralin would be prescribed for oilier, acne prone, teen age skin. ...Read more
Coffebery lightened: The lightened has a gradual non irritating lightening effect. The other products are not for lightening for improvement of wrinkles. ...Read more
How to deal with widespread skin inflammation? Inflammation is due to allergic contact dermatitis to a soap which left skin extremely hypersensitive!
Which is better for treating African American hyperpigmentation?a cream with hydroquinone or a superficial chemical peel such as salicylic or jessner
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