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I was trying to moisturize my scalp with Giovanni leave in conditioner and 24hrs later my scalp is even more dry and very sore. How to fix this?

I was trying to moisturize my scalp with Giovanni leave in conditioner and 24hrs later my scalp is even more dry and very sore. How to fix this?

Sore scalp: Would wash out the conditioner. Take benedryl 12.5 (childrens q 12 hours see if helps and may try pure coconut or olive oil (not the hair product verison but the cooking verison that is pure) oil on hair for 10 minutes and wash out f/u w/doc urgent care today to tcheck for blisters. Peeling in scalp ...Read more

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Male, 60, used carac (5-fu) for 4 weeks for many, minor actinic keratoses. A couple of mos. Later, many returned. Should I use it again? How long?

Male, 60, used carac (5-fu) for 4 weeks for many, minor actinic keratoses. A couple of mos. Later, many returned. Should I use it again? How long?

See your doctor: See the doctor that prescribed the Carac and let them see if they appear as actinic keratoses, or something else. It can be used more than once, if needed. ...Read more

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I have applied Carac cream to my face for 1 week now. My Rx says 2-6 weeks. When should I stop applying it? My face is blotchy and irritated.

I have applied Carac cream to my face for 1 week now. My Rx says 2-6 weeks. When should I stop applying it? My face is blotchy and irritated.

Common: It sound like you are being treated for precancerous facial lesions (actinic keratosis or solar keratosis) which if left untreated can progress to squamous cell carcinoma. There are a variety of treatments for this, and you've been prescribed one of them. Usually the topical treatment lasts for 6 weeks (your Doctor will tell you how long). The involved areas of your face will get noticeably red. ...Read more

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I'm 6weeks 3days pregnant. Next week I'm going on vacation. Is it okay for me to eat chilean sea bass, shrimp, lobster and beef carpaccio for 7 day's?

I'm 6weeks 3days pregnant. Next week I'm going on vacation. Is it okay for me to eat chilean sea bass, shrimp, lobster and beef carpaccio for 7 day's?

Should be ok: Unless you have an allergy or sensitivity to seafood. Make sure the establishment you eat in is reputable so as to minimize the risk of hepatitis a. ...Read more

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What's the difference between efudex (fluorouracil) and carac creams?

What's the difference between efudex (fluorouracil) and carac creams?

Same: Both are commercial or trade names for the medication Fluorouracil it is also called adrucil, (fluorouracil) fluorplex. All are the same fomulation. ...Read more

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Is 14 day carac cream treatment worth doing? I've been approved by my Dr. Who treated me for 2 small peeling AK areas. Any treatment advice?

Is 14 day carac cream treatment worth doing? I've been approved by my Dr. Who treated me for 2 small peeling AK areas. Any treatment advice?

Fluorouracil: This is worth doing if you have quite a few skin changes due to the sun - actinic keratoses, hyperpigmentations etc. It is not an easy treatment and can cause some discomfort and temp cosmetic changes. The ultimate result however, is nice and the skin will be rid of any of above changes and is usually quite smooth! Do not do if you have any social events or work presentations etc upcoming! ...Read more

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On a low dose birth control (givani, generic of Yaz) and took amoxicillin for a week. Took it week of period and one active pill of new pack. Taken 19?

On a low dose birth control (givani, generic of Yaz) and took amoxicillin for a week. Took it week of period and one active pill of new pack. Taken 19?

Condoms: When birth control pills are stopped mid-way, ovulation becomes unpredictable and breakthrough bleeding is likely to ensue. If there is a concern that taking antibiotics and for that matter any medication that may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills, condoms can be used as a safe-measure, until the situaion is under control. ...Read more

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