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Foods that heal gums?

Foods that heal gums?

No foods "heal" gums: Looking for something other than simply flossing daily and to a lesser degree proper toothing to heal your gums and keep them healthy... Don't waste your time! short of the mechanical cleaning functions of chewing/eating food and the plaque diluting function of saliva, foods do not heal gums! ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Which is better to remove eczema scars glycolic acid or salicytic acid, note that eczema is cured but leaves dark marks all over body ?

Which is better to remove eczema scars glycolic acid or salicytic acid, note that eczema is cured but leaves dark marks all over body ?

Marks left from: eczema are typically not scars but rather postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. both glycolic and salicylic acid work, with glycolic being more irritating (which could ignite your eczema to flare) but you likely need to add a lightener to your regimen ...Read more

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Any food that helps scabs heal quicker?

Any food that helps scabs heal quicker?

Healing scabs: Overall good nutrition is required for proper healing of wounds, but there are not particular foods for a generally healthy person to help them heal wounds/scabs faster. Keeping the area moist with an ointment like petroleum jelly helps, as does not trying to remove scabs faster than they are ready to come off. Also, clean area with gentle soap and water, don't use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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Is green tea helpful in healing acne and acne scars?

Is green tea helpful in healing acne and acne scars?

Snake oil alert: Its unlikely to be of any benefit for acne and almost certainly will have no effect on acne scarring. ...Read more

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Acne scars are healing slowly. Why is that?

Acne scars are healing slowly. Why is that?

Cellular response: The inflammation of acne will take 3 months to resolve. Ongoing collagen reorganization will last another 3 to 6 months more. Reactive hyperpigmentation can take up to one to two years to resolve depending on your skin type. ...Read more

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Can fish oil be used to heal scars of from failed acne products?

Can fish oil be used to heal scars of from failed acne products?

No: Fish oil is hydrating and may soften the skin but will not treat the scar. It may be occlusive and actually clog the pores and aggrevate the acne. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face and stop acne inflammation?

What are some natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face and stop acne inflammation?

NONE: If you go into the typical herb store they will take your money & send you home with a useless product. Don't be a sucker. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which is more effective in acne healing: toothpaste or a 5% benzoyl peroxide cream?

Which is more effective in acne healing: toothpaste or a 5% benzoyl peroxide cream?

Benzoyl Peroxide: There is no reason to think that toothpaste would do you any good at all for your acne. Save it for your teeth. ...Read more

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Do chocolate and black foods darken the acne marks?

Do chocolate and black foods darken the acne marks?

No: Pigments in foods have nothing to do with coloring of skin. Skin coloring has to do with amounts of melanin your skin cells produce. More likely you would benefit from using a strong sunscreen on your face each and every time you go outside, even if it's a cloudy day. The uv waves of light activate melanin, not foods. ...Read more

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I've read in many places that refined sugars, breads and other like products can cause acne? Is this true? Can a healthy diet improve acne? Exercise?

I've read in many places that refined sugars, breads and other like products can cause acne? Is this true? Can a healthy diet improve acne? Exercise?

It's junk: You've discovered that there's a huge fantasy literature on "this food is good / bad for this / that disease." people write their subscientific observations and decide that somebody saying there's no effect must be ignorant / unspiritual. The real controlled studies show basically zero diet effect on acne. Good diet & fitness are benenficial for their own sake and general health. ...Read more

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Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

No: If you've had acne scarring and still have acne, you need to get with your personal physician. Use topical benzoyl peroxide until then. Nothing will touch acne scars short of a physician's intervention with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry your acne was neglected, but several hollywood stars have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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What healing foods to eat after cancer is in remision actually work?

What healing foods to eat after cancer is in remision actually work?

Variety: The key for any patient who has had or is actively battling cancer is a balanced diet, a healthy lifestyle, and a positive attitude. Eat a variety of foods, make sure you get your protein, and make sure you include fresh foods, fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Don't let your disease define you, which is a mistake i see many patients make. Live your life and take care of yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can proactive really work on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

Can proactive really work on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

Proactive: Proactive, depending on the specific product used, often uses benzoyl peroxide (antibacterial) to treat mild acne. While this may be helpful, more severe cases may require topicals such a Retin-A , oral antibiotics , or Accutane . Talk to your dermatologist for the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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Burned skin from Retin A, (tretinoin) will it peel? how long will it take to heal completely? could Betnovate ointment help in healing?

Burned skin from Retin A, (tretinoin) will it peel? how long will it take to heal completely? could Betnovate ointment help in healing?

Burned skin Retin A (tretinoin): The concentration of 0.1% retin-A (I was on 0.05% before) is high. The 0.1% is irritating, May induce a red rash (hundreds of tiny little bumps), thick dark scabs, and hyperpigmentation underneath the scabs (looks similar to lentigines). I think the dark scabs are chemical burns? They're around my eyes and mouth. Stop for now the retin-A for now, go back to the 0.05%? If you are having this kind of result, yes, stop the product! Make an appointment with your prescribing physician to evaluate your reaction and determine what should be done. But yes, STOP using it and don't use anything else before you see your doctor. ...Read more

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What juices are healing for erosive gastritis ? It seems some information out saying that juices are healing and some advise against it.

What juices are healing for erosive gastritis ? It seems some information out saying that juices are healing and some advise against it.

Juice?: Diet is probably not a big contributor to healing. Treatment of underlying h pylori and treatment with a proton pump inhibitor are the keystones of therapy. ...Read more

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What kind products are good for healing old/new acne scars?

What kind products are good for healing old/new acne scars?

Acne scars: Frequently, depending on skin color, either fractional co2 or ultrapulse co2 can make a significant difference. In addition to that fat transfer deep to the scars can provide fill and the healing powers of stem cells to get an even better result. ...Read more

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Everyone says toothpaste works for pimples but does it heal acne marks?

Everyone says toothpaste works for pimples but does it heal acne marks?

Toothpaste do teeth: Leave toothpaste for your teeth. There are many things your dermatologist can recommend for acne and pimples. ...Read more

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What are some helahty foods to eat to get rid of old acne scars?

Sadly,: There aren't any foods that have been proven scientifically to improve scars, once they've formed. ...Read more

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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