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How can I get a clear skin in a month or less? Like before prom.

How can I get a clear skin in a month or less? Like before prom.

No magic: As we often say, we're doctors, not magicians. However, a dermatologist can prescribe a regimen that will give you substantial improvement in most cases. But you need to start now. ...Read more

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How can I get a clear acne-free skin in a week?

How can I get a clear acne-free skin in a week?

Find an old bottle..: ...On the beach, rub it, and hope a genie comes out. In all seriousness, we are doctors, not magicians. A strong oral steroid like Prednisone can be used to temporarily clear your skin in a short period of time, but steroids are powerful drugs and should not be taken for cosmetic reasons unless absolutely necessary. A much wiser plan is to plan further ahead and get on a sensible longterm regimen. ...Read more

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I am just starting a cold, but am due to sing at an event in a week! How can I get rid of it quickly and so I'm not stuck with a cough for weeks too?

I am just starting a cold, but am due to sing at an event in a week! How can I get rid of it quickly and so I'm not stuck with a cough for weeks too?

Pelargonium sidoides: The herb pelargonium sidoides, the root of a geranium native to south africa, is the best-proven treatment for colds, sinus infections & sinusitis. It's the first thing I (& my family) take when getting sick & has helped hundreds of my patients. In the US it is widely sold as a product called Umcka; I'm not sure how it is sold in Britain. See http://naturalmedicinejournal.Net/pdf/NMJ_DEC09_BP.pdf ...Read more

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I have a spa day coming up. I also started menses. Can I get in the hot pool with a tampon on? Is it safe or will it leak?

I have a spa day coming up. I also started menses. Can I get in the hot pool with a tampon on? Is it safe or will it leak?

Tampon okay: It is safe to get into the hot pool with a tampon in. You might want to wear a dark colored suit just in case there is any leakage. Also tuck the tampon strings in your suit and you are good to go. Enjoy your spa day! More about swimming with tampons: https://www.ubykotex.com/en-us/periods/period-advice/everything-you-need-to-know-about-swimming-on-your-period ...Read more

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I have freezer burn..is blistering a good sign or no? How long will this last and scarring?what should I use to get rid of it?

I have freezer burn..is blistering a good sign or no? How long will this last and scarring?what should I use to get rid of it?

Freezer burn: any kind of "burn" may cause blisters. The important thing for patients to know is 1. Extent of burn 2. Certain locations of burn 3. Infection 4. Sensation is intact or not. I am assuming that since you are posting it here, it is unlikely above are true. If you are losing sensation, facial burn, superimposed infection or any other worriesome symptoms, it worthwhile to go to ER. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of lingering pink eye? My son comes down with pink eye at least once a month (thanks, kindergarten!). It usually clears up in a couple of days, but when i catch it from him, i usually have it for a week or more. What's the deal? I'm heal

How can I get rid of lingering pink eye? My son comes down with pink eye at least once a month (thanks, kindergarten!). It usually clears up in a couple of days, but when i catch it from him, i usually have it for a week or more. What's the deal? I'm heal

Kids : Kids bring home lots of viruses, and you seem to be rather susceptible. You will catch things less if you wash your hands before touching your eyes. If you get pink eye that you did not catch from your son, then it may be something completely different, and you should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Whenever i get a wound or cut, it doesn't heal for months or even a year. What may be causing this and how can I help it?

Whenever i get a wound or cut, it doesn't heal for months or even a year. What may be causing this and how can I help it?

Depends: If the wound is in the legs, it is often associated with elevated venous pressure from venous reflux disease. If other places, many causes. ...Read more

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I have a weaker erection than i had before. And i can't keep it erected for a long time like i also can before. Is this a cause of overmsturbation?

I  have a weaker erection than i had before. And i can't keep it erected for a long time like i also can before. Is this a cause of overmsturbation?

Possibly: If you are masturbating, say, a dozen times in a day (in other words very frequently), then yes, after you have cum a few times and start again, each successive erection will become weaker. It takes a while to recuperate your vigor. If you are having weak erections that are not related to very frequent masturbation, go talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I was in the sun for a bit too long today, and I have a formal even tomorrow and I was wondering what is a good way to get rid of sun burn overnight?

I was in the sun for a bit too long today, and I have a formal even tomorrow and I was wondering what is a good way to get rid of sun burn overnight?

Can't undo a burn: You probably already know the answer - you cannot get rid of the burn overnight but management should include moisturizing creams for the milder burns and for the more severe burns you may need a prescription cream. Camouflage make-up may be your best option if you have non-blistered sunburns. Prevention is the best form of treatment in these cases. ...Read more

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I took a prohormone and developed a small case of gyno, it seems to come and go, what can I do to contain it or keep it from growing and getting worse?

I took a prohormone and developed a small case of gyno, it seems to come and go, what can I do to contain it or keep it from growing and getting worse?

Gynecomastia: Enlarged breasts in a male can occur from taking breast growth stimulating substances. Estrogen like substances can be found in prohormones and several common foods. There are other internal hormone imbalances that also can cause this. Some are more sensitive than others. To prevent or minimize this, avoid prohormones and see your doctor if the condition persists. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold sore and I need to get rid of it as soon as possible, like in a few hours if possible. is there a way?

What to do if I have a cold sore and I need to get rid of it as soon as possible, like in a few hours if possible. is there a way?

Few hours? Not that: fast. Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

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Can a lot of sugar cause acne, or is there more to it, like your hormones and all? I don't have severe acne, but i get a few pimples now and then. Help

Can a lot of sugar cause acne, or is there more to it, like your hormones and all? I don't have severe acne, but i get a few pimples now and then. Help

Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods.You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more

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I need a good and fast way to get rid of teenage acne, I have tried neo-medrol lotion and it gets better, but it comes back after a while?

I need a good and fast way to get rid of teenage acne, I have tried neo-medrol lotion and it gets better, but it comes back after a while?

Treat not cure: Wr still don't completely understand the causes of acne but a fairly clear picture of the outcome. Treatments are targeted to reduce sebaceous (oil gland) activity and associated or secondary bacterial growth. ...Read more

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I have been breaking out with these bumps all over my body in different places. A bump will appear and get bigger and come to a head and start draining a clear liquid. This all happens over a period of a week or so. Do you have any idea what it could be?

I have been breaking out with these bumps all over my body in different places. A bump will appear and get bigger and come to a head and start draining a clear liquid. This all happens over a period of a week or so. Do you have any idea what it could be?

That : That is a concerning history there are multiple skin conditions that can cause this. Do you have a history of MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus)? You need to have this evaluated and that is very important. If you develop redness, red streaks, swelling or fever, or any shortness of breath, then you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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I have a 6 week old baby, I am constantly worried she will get a virus and end up with brain damage or worse. Is this a common thing from a virus?

I have a 6 week old baby, I am constantly worried she will get a virus and end up with brain damage or worse. Is this a common thing from a virus?

No: This would be a significant possibility if you got measles,CMV or Zeka during pregnancy but lessens after the baby is born.Most infant viral infections are minor and the nasty ones rarely cause any brain damage. If Zeka becomes prevalent in the US, I worry that that one may have an effect on the growing brain of babies but that is just me speculating.The older the kid, the less that germ is a risk ...Read more

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I have a job interview tuesday but a coldsore on my lip which doesn't make a good first impression. How can I quickly get rid of, shrink it or hide it?

I have a job interview tuesday but a coldsore on my lip which doesn't make a good first impression. How can I quickly get rid of, shrink it or hide it?

Herpes: If you have the job interview today it is too late. It would be wise to have some herpes medication in the medicine cabinet so that you can rid yourself of these outbreaks more quickly. The most common medication is called acyclovir. There are some lip creams to consider as well: zovirax, abreva. ...Read more

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I have some acne scars and also have a dark complexion.... can i use alovera gel from the plant overnight for a month or more? Is it in anyway bad?

I have some acne scars and also have a dark complexion.... can i use alovera gel from the plant overnight for a month or more? Is it in anyway bad?

Go ahead: Aloe Vera is very benign and soothing and you will suffer no harm from it even with long term use. However, it will probably not do much for your acne scars and what I am guessing is dark pigmentation of the scars. A consultation with a dreamt;gist and topical creams by prescription may be a better solution for you. ...Read more

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How can I get a clear skin in a month or less? Like before prom.

No magic: As we often say, we're doctors, not magicians. However, a dermatologist can prescribe a regimen that will give you substantial improvement in most cases. But you need to start now. ...Read more

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What to do if I have prom this weekend and right when i thought i had clear skin, a zit came out if nowhere. Any advice on how to get rid of it before prom?

What to do if I have prom this weekend and right when i thought i had clear skin, a zit came out if nowhere. Any advice on how to get rid of it before prom?

Pimple appearance: The most important thing to remember is to avoid the urge to pick at it! Keep your skin clean and moisturized with hyoallergenic products, and apply benzoyl peroxide as directed on the package. A cool compress on the day of your event can help reduce redness and swelling. ...Read more

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I'm having my prom and wedding in 2 months can I get a flat belly in time?

I'm having my prom and wedding in 2 months can I get a flat belly in time?

Be practical: Those with 6 pack abs are often down in the 5-10% body fat range while normal folk run 15-20.If you are a little thick, 25-30%. If you plan on dropping 15%+ of your body weight in 2 months, it could happen but you would probably be miserable. Dropping a pound a week is practical and you can probably keeep it off. ...Read more

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How can I tone down and get fit for my prom?

How can I tone down and get fit for my prom?

Diet and exercise: There is nothing better than diet and exercise to tone up. Try eliminating soft drinks with sugar as well as starchy and fatty foods. Then, try and exercise at least 30 minutes a day, more if possible. Eat several small meals per day instead of larger ones. Be sure and start to tone in plenty of time as there are no last minute quick fixes. Finally, enjoy your prom. ...Read more

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I'm going to a prom this upcoming saturday, and I need to get rid of my ashy/dry elbows and legs! how can i?

I'm going to a prom this upcoming saturday, and I need to get rid of my ashy/dry elbows and legs! how can i?

Hydrate!: Hydrate your self. Drink plenty of water. Also, you can make a "scrub" by mixing about a half cup of sugar with about 3/4 cups of olive oil. Put it in a jar and use it when you shower, gently rubbing the rough spots. After you get out of the shower, pat dry and while your skin is moist massage some cocoa butter on the dry areas. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of back acne before prom?

How can I get rid of back acne before prom?

Scientific Rx: I'm sorry your disease has been neglected until now. You will need a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide as topical and an oral prescription medicine from your physician, probably an antibiotic. If it's very severe and you are offered isotretinoin, it's not for the faint-hearted but most folks are glad. ...Read more

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What to do if I have prom on saturday and i'm covered with mosquito bites! how can I get rid of them?

What to do if I have prom on saturday and i'm covered with mosquito bites! how can I get rid of them?

Options: Consider dabbing a steroid cream. You may need to apply concealer if they are still apparent by saturday. Have a great time! ...Read more

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I want to go to prom on the 16th but I just got on my period today is there away that I can get off my period earlier so I can enjoy prom?

I want to go to prom on the 16th but I just got on my period today is there away that I can get off my period earlier so I can enjoy prom?

The 16th is 4 days: away. Your menstrual flow should be tapering off by then. While the hormones in birth control, the morning after pill and progesterone only pills can delay a period, once it's started, none of them are likely to be effective and aren't medically approved for this situation. A superabsorbent tampon and panty shield are your best bet if you're still on your period. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Prom Ball on Nov 28 from 6pm to midnight. I am an normal girl (10pm-6am and impossible to get up later). Should I go to bed after it or the next night?

Prom Ball on Nov 28 from 6pm to midnight. I am an normal girl (10pm-6am and impossible to get up later). Should I go to bed after it or the next night?

Night owl: The Prom is a life time memory and you want to enjoy it as much as you can. I think your parents need to answer this question more than I do. It is important to remember to stay in a group of good friends who have the same values you do. Also remember to not get involved in things that will leave a bad memories. Have fun! ...Read more

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I don't wnt 2 be on my period for prom nd cnt get my next bc pill pack till after. What do I do. My last active pill is this thursday. Prom is nxt sat!

I don't wnt 2 be on my period for prom nd cnt get my next bc pill pack till after. What do I do. My last active pill is this thursday. Prom is nxt sat!

Should be ok: Based on where you are in the current pack, you should not be on your period for prom. If you finish active pills "this" thursday, you should not still be menstruating "next" saturday. ...Read more

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What is the best way to burn stomach fat? Prom is coming up and i can't get rid of my stomach or back fat. I'm not fat, just not very toned. Advice?

What is the best way to burn stomach fat? Prom is coming up and i can't get rid of my stomach or back fat.  I'm not fat, just not very toned. Advice?

Spanx: Or...A good abdominal workout video! good luck! make it a lifestyle, and it'll be easy. Avoid carbs, keep to a 1200 calorie a day diet, drink enough water to pee clear all day and that will get you even closer....Have fun! ...Read more

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What to do if I have my prom coming up in 3 and a half months, and i really want to tighten my arms a bit x) please suggest some exercises ?

What to do if I have my prom coming up in 3 and a half months, and i really want to tighten my arms a bit x) please suggest some exercises ?

Biceps and Triceps: Your arms are made up of 2 major muscles, the tricep and bicep. The tricep is 2/3 of the arm and is works by extension exercises and ones elbow. The bicep is 1/3,and is worked by flexing the arm towards the shoulder at the elbow joint. I would recommend googeling exercises for each muscle and doing them 2x/week. Losing body fat ,cardiovascular training, and a proper diet will also help tremendous ...Read more

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Doctor please am dying to know which is best way to lose 5 pounds in 14 days for my prom. I been dieting for a month and haven't shed any of my weight?

Doctor please am dying to know which is best way to lose 5 pounds in 14 days for my prom. I been dieting for a month and haven't shed any of my weight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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28 Caucasian female. high ck 200-800. muscle pain legs arm back for 6 months. sed rate normal 7. ana negative. emg prom fibrillation. possible diag?

28 Caucasian female. high ck 200-800. muscle pain legs arm back for 6 months.  sed rate normal 7. ana negative. emg prom fibrillation. possible diag?

Need more Info: There are a whole family of muscle disease referred to as non-inflammatory myopathies which this appears likely to roll into and can include muscular dystrophies, metabolic/toxic diseases. Mitochondrial diseases can also give a similar picture. Special testing needs to be done along with biopsy of nerve/muscle to nail the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I would like to lose fifteen pounds by prom, does anyone have any strict exercise and diet routines?

I would like to lose fifteen pounds by prom, does anyone have any strict exercise and diet routines?

Don't binge diet: Binge dieting is not recommended. It is generally prudent to adhere to a more gradual weight loss plan accompanied by lifestyle and dietary changes which are more likely to be longstanding. ...Read more

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How could i prevent any illness before prom?

How could i prevent any illness before prom?

Plan ahead: Practice good hand washing, avoid crowds, us antiseptic cleaners when appropriate , eat a balanced diet & get appropriate rest. If you can do this you can increase your chances of avoiding contagious illness. There are no guarantees in life, so you could have an unexpected exposure & still get sick. Think though it but accept it. Illness does not respect a schedule. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can lose weight before prom?

Can you tell me how I can lose weight before prom?

To lose weight:: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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What are the chances of delivering a healthy baby if I have prom?

What are the chances of delivering a healthy baby if I have prom?

PROM: Prom puts the baby at risk for infection. If infection is manged soon after birth of baby, the baby is normal. Also, prom or membrane leak early-- leads to oligo hydramnios, that can cause some damage to lungs development of baby. ...Read more

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