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How Can I Get Rid Of Psoriasis
Treating psoriasis: There's no cure for psoriasis, but there are many ways to treat it. Treatment depends on severity and location. There are medicated shampoos and liquid or gel medications for the scalp. To[pical steroids and vitamin d products (dovonex, vectical) and tar are used on most body areas. Ultraviolet light helps many people. Internal meds like methotrexate, soriatane, enbrel, etc. Help severe psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No cure: Eczema can be controlled but not cured. Routine skin care includes avoidance of drying the skin by avoiding hot baths, perfumed soaps and the routine use of moisturizing creams. Treatments usually involve topical cortisone often supplemented with oral antihistamines and either Protopic or elidel (pimecrolimus). Occasionly oral antibiotics may become necessary. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Difficult: You want to see a dermatologist and get a prescription for a medication like elimite (permethrin). You will tx your whole body once, then repeat in one week. It is also critical to address your clothing linens , etc. Your dermatologist will go into details about how to address each area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Newborn or adult?: If in a newborn, leave it alone and it will resolve itself within a few weeks of life. Milia on the eyelids are caused by the plugging of hair follicles by keratin. Puncture of the lesions with a pin may resolve the issue. You may not want to try it at home and have your doctor do it instead. ...Read more
Real science here: On the skin or mucosal surfaces, candida generally response to simple measures. Deep candida infections are seen only in critical illness. "Systemic candida" is a cult diagnosis and its believers never seem to be cured. Most physicians don't believe in it; if you've self-diagnosed, get with an evidence-based holist in your community for guidance. ...Read more
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Single large dose of penicillin or Azithromycin usually cures syphilis. Some strains of syphilis bacteria are resistant to a number of antibiotics so follow up is required. Syphilis is usually cured when the intial syphilitic sore (chancre) has healed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: Home remedies are only adjuncts. If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed after two weeks, get with your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that a competent physician can manage effectively. If someone's interfering with your getting care, blaming you or preferring a folk remedy, initiate the contact with your doctor yourself. ...Read more
Stretching: Corns are caused by rubbing from shoes or surrounding digits. Contractures of the digits are the most likely cause. Wearing wider, deeper shoes help as well as open toed shoes. However to reduce the formation of corns, aggressive stretching of the tendons to the toes will help reduce the contractures and therefore the formation of corns. Supportive inserts may help to reduce contractures also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: Most case of tonsillitis in the adult resolve on their own after a few days of rest and fluids. However, if feeling very sick, with persistent fever, feeling worse, unable to swallow and /or not better after a week most likely you will need antibiotics that will need to be prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
Fade it, not get rid: Once you have a scar it will always be present, but there are various ways of improving a scars appearance. Taking good care of wounds will help...Keep them clean and moist. Topical treatments like scar recovery gel can help. Older scars may benefit from treatments like scar revision, dermabrasion, laser treatments, peels. Seek a local plastic surgeon to get specific recommendations for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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