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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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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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