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Doctor insights on: How Can I Take Care Of The Skin Of My Teenage Daughter

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How can I help my teenage daughter to take care of her skin?

How can I help my teenage daughter to take care of her skin?

Consistency!: Cleansing daily is a good idea, or even twice daily, especially if she wears makeup. For acne, use a medicated cleanser with benzoyle peroxide. To treat significant acne, try benzoyle peroxide cream. Her dr. Can prescribe a stronger medication if needed. Remember: skin needs to be taken care of every day, and tending to it cannot stop when skin looks better. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want some ideas for a healthier breakfast and lunches my teenage daughter can take to school. Any ideas?

What do you advise if i want some ideas for a healthier breakfast and lunches my teenage daughter can take to school. Any ideas?

Helpful link: This is a helpful article for teens. At the bottom of the page there are additional links to other health eating/meal ideas for teens. http://kidshealth.org/teen/nutrition_fitness_center/nutrition/packing.html#cat20754 ...Read more

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My teenage daughter is tired every morning even after 14 hrs and takes naps after that much sleep. Has no illness but stays up late & gets up late?

My teenage daughter is tired every morning even after 14 hrs and takes naps after that much sleep.  Has no illness but stays up late & gets up late?

Change sleep pattern: Your daughter needs to change her time of sleep .She may not be actually sleeping enough and feels tired .She may start going to sleep by 8-9 p.m.and get up at 6-7 a.m.so she gets9-10 hours sleep ,then she will feel fresh . Make it sure T.V.is off in her room and may have to cut down telephone talk late at night.She may have little nap if she wants. ...Read more

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My daughter is 9 years olds and the skin around her nipples are hard and i don't know if it's normal or to take her to the doctor.

My daughter is 9 years olds and the skin around her nipples are hard and i don't know if it's normal or to take her to the doctor.

Other features: Any female can have a true breast bud after 8y. The bud will include the nipple & have a distinct size & spongy feel that is different from soft fatty tissue. It can arise first on one side or both at the same time. If it concerns you have it checked out at your next visit. ...Read more

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My daughter has these pimple hard bumps on her skin. I've seen them before. It looks like a blister forms. They don't itch. It take a long time to go.

My daughter has these pimple hard bumps on her skin. I've seen them before. It looks like a blister forms. They don't itch. It take a long time to go.

Atopic Dermatitis?: Your description is suggestive of Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema. This condition tends to worsen with changes in weather, humidity, use of strong detergents or harsh body soap. Sometimes it may get over infected with bacteria or fungus. If moisturizers don't improve rapidly the condition, I suggest to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Before I take my 5 yr old daughter to a dermatologist, are there any over-the-counter remedies for her skin problem of "millia"?

Before I take my 5 yr old daughter to a dermatologist, are there any over-the-counter remedies for her skin problem of "millia"?

Maybe: If they are truly milia a peelling cram such as keralyt gel used lightly could slowly open up the milia. It may be however molluscum contagiousum, small warts which are common at that age..These can be treated with prescription cream, light curretage or localized liquid nitrogen.If they persist or spread see a dermastologist. ...Read more

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15 yr old daughter wants to take biotine for her nails that chip a lot and to make her breasts bigger as well as help her skin. Is it safe to take?

15 yr old daughter wants to take biotine for her nails that chip a lot and to make her breasts bigger as well as help her skin. Is it safe to take?

Very safe but...: There is research showing biotin in doses of 2.5 mg/day can strengthen fingernails. Deficiency can cause rashes but i don't know if it will do much for her skin ; breasts. Some women do report breast enlargement with biotin but I am not aware of studies on this. You can assure her most15 yo's breasts will naturally grow as they get older. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/vitamins/biotin/. ...Read more

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