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What type of gel medication should be applied to hormonal-onset acne?

What type of gel medication should be applied to hormonal-onset acne?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more

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I have had a stye since Halloween and I have gone to the doctors twice and got gel medication and eye drops and neither worked?

I have had a stye since Halloween and I have gone to the doctors twice and got gel medication and eye drops and neither worked?

Needs drainage: Most primary care doctors don't drain styes (I do if they can be drained easily). Usually an eye doc can take care of them (but they make you wait 3 weeks total time in most cases). If the stye comes back or worsens it could be something else more dangerous, or just a stye again. Best of luck ...Read more

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Can dry mouth be cured by reactivating saliva glands through self stimulation, oral gel n medication?

Can dry mouth be cured by reactivating saliva glands through self stimulation, oral gel n medication?

Unblock nose: Dry mouth usually occurs from a blocked turbinates, or sinusitis that then forces a person to become a mouth breather. So the most important thing is to decongest the nose, allow for proper air passage, so that the mouth is closed to prevent evaporation of saliva. Potential problems with dry mouth is reduced saliva, which can lead to increased cavities. Treat the cause first. See your doctor for an ENT consult. ...Read more

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Does the acne medication gel ziana make your face look a lot lighter?

Does the acne medication gel ziana make your face look a lot lighter?

It may: It's a mix of clindamycin and retinoic acid. It's quite good for acne that's not terribly severe. The retinoic acid smooths out the skin fibers over time. ...Read more

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Is benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel the best medication to get rid of acne? Just wondering, thanks.?

Is benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel the best medication to get rid of acne? Just wondering, thanks.?

Acne: There are many topical meds for acne. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is one of the combination products containing benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. It works well for mild-moderate acne with inflammatory (red) lesions. There are others as well in addition to oral antibiotics. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more

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What form of medication or supplement gets absorbed fastest? I was thinking maybe chewable tablets or liquid gel capsules.

What form of medication or supplement gets absorbed fastest? I was thinking maybe chewable tablets or liquid gel capsules.

Varies: It depends upon what medication you are talking about. In general, however, fastest absorption is the sublingual route, where the medication is placed under the tongue. Very few medications, however, are designed to be taken this way. Next fastest are usually the gel caps. Chewables actually have about the same absorption as solid pills. If wondering about a specific medication, ask pharmacist! ...Read more

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How long does it take the body to absorb the medication in crinone (progesterone gel) gel?

How long does it take the body to absorb the medication in crinone (progesterone gel) gel?

Minutes to Hours: The crinone (progesterone gel) is absorbed throughout the day. This is why it is recommended to place the crinone (progesterone gel) in the morning so it can be absorbed through the day. It uses the warmth of the vaginal canal to assist in absorption.

If your worried about the left over residue it does not mean you didn't absorb the progesterone. ...Read more

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Skin of penis worn and gel like fluids coming out through the affected skin. What kind of medication does it need?

Skin of penis worn and gel like fluids coming out through the affected skin. What kind of medication does it need?

Here are some. ..: Which part of penile skin is oozing fluid? If so, seeking timely pro attention is needed before keeping on applying topical agents except the condition is strict-ed to long, tight foreskin, which in time requires circumcision as the long-term definite care. So, check it out and see how, what, & when to treat or to intervene. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis from 8 years. Not much improvement from medication. Is it good to take aloevera gel to control the symptoms?

Have ulcerative colitis from 8 years. Not much improvement from medication. Is it good to take aloevera gel to control the symptoms?

Yes: Yes, if it helps you and make you feel better, sorry you are suffering for 8 years from this terrible disease, make sure go go for regular colonoscopy examination, incidence of malignancy increases with time, some intractable cases even may need a total colectomy, follow your doctor (s) advise. ...Read more

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Had Bacterial Vaginosis, but it went away a few weeks ago with medication. I now think I have it again, shall I go to the doctors? Or purchase BV gel?

Had Bacterial Vaginosis, but it went away a few weeks ago with medication. I now think I have it again, shall I go to the doctors? Or purchase BV gel?

Not very effective: Recurrent BV is very common. Unfortunately, vaginal metronidazole (BV Gel, Metrogel, etc) rarely works. If that's what you were treated with last time, it may be why the problem came back. You should contact your doctor, who probably will want to examine you to confirm the diagnosis. Ask about treatment with metronidazole by mouth. Also have STD testing if not yet done. BV can be a sign of STD. ...Read more

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Hi, I am suffering from androgenetic alopecia (severe). Prescribed medication finasteride1, capixl gel, kerawash shampoo. Will there be any side effects?

Hi, I am suffering from androgenetic alopecia (severe). Prescribed medication finasteride1, capixl gel, kerawash shampoo. Will there be any side effects?

Well-tolerated: These medications usually don't produce any side-effects. Your options are medication, surgery, or embracing your masculinity and your genetics. Good looks in a man is 95% physical fitness -- photoguy isn't complaining. The choice is yours. ...Read more

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Felt fine after antibiotic and antiviral took 1 hour ago. Advil (ibuprofen) soft gel made me puke 10minutes later. Were my medications absorbed or puked?

Felt fine after antibiotic and antiviral took 1 hour ago. Advil (ibuprofen) soft gel made me puke 10minutes later. Were my medications absorbed or puked?

Likely Yes: If you did not notice large pill fragments in your vomit, then 1 hour likely was enough time to absorb much of your pills. I hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Is ortho tri-cyclen a good medication for acne managment along with retin gel?

Is ortho tri-cyclen a good medication for acne managment along with retin gel?

It can be.: Retin A is usually an effective topical treatment for acne. Many girls/women also take birth control pills, such as Ortho Tri Cyclen, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) which can also help to control acne. ...Read more

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I went to a doctor for joint pain and she prescribed me voltaren (diclofenac) gel. I am allergic to this medication?

I went to a doctor for joint pain and she prescribed me voltaren (diclofenac) gel. I am allergic to this medication?

What are you saying?: What is your question? Are you asking or stating that you are allergic to it? If you are, don't use it. If you are not, use it. If you are uncertain, speak with your doctor. ...Read more