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How Do I Treat Alopecia
Several options: Medical treatment is available from your physician. It's pricey but somewhat effective. Surgery requires a specialist. Or you can embrace your genetics and masculinity and decide you like it. 95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness. This is totally under your control, no matter where you do and don't have hair. ...Read more
Anti fungals..: Anti fungal creams like clotrimazole can help with this. You can find them over the counter. If despite this treatment you still have symptoms consult your PCP or Dermatology for a accurate evaluation. There are other skin conditions that resemble ringworm and might need other type of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
Antifungals: Since ringworm is caused by a fungus, not a worm, there are no "ringworms." ringworm is first treated with over-the-counter antifungal medications. You should also keep the area very dry, since fungus likes moisture. In cases that don't respond, doctors sometimes prescribe oral antifungal drugs. ...Read more
MANY options!: Acne can be treated by a variety of different methods. One is by applying topical creams with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid active ingredients that dry up the skin and temporarily relieve visible acne. However, the problem is below the skin and so many chose antibiotics. They kill the bacteria that causes acne and again temporarily relieve symptoms. Accutane is the most effective long term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fe supplements: If the microcytosis is due to low iron, then increased dietary intake is part of the answer. The most absorbed form of iron is in red meat (but that has its own health problems). Unfortunately, plant-based iron is not as well absorbed in humans as in meat sources. Thus, iron tablets may be necessary (very little is absorbed). If severe or anemic, a blood transfusion or IV iron may be necessary. ...Read more
Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partnership with Dr!: My best advice is to find a good doctor who you can establish a partnership with for treating your asthma. A good asthma doctor will see you regularly, educate you how to manage your asthma and recognize signs of an asthma attack, regularly measure your lungs with a breathing test, be available over phone if your asthma is getting worse, and adjust your asthma meds up and down as needed. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise,diet &supps: Exercise has been shown to improve bone density. A healthy diet is essential- avoid sweets, sodas, lots of meat, coffee- these acidify your body & leach calcium from your bones! many supps proven to help- vit d & k most important, also calcium, magnesium, boron, strontium.The drugs don't work well & have side effects! see http://www.Drdach.Com/wst_page6.Html & http://doctorklaper.Com/answers05.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WART TREATMENTS: Depends on how long you have had them. Also depends on where the warts are. Also how many warts? For fingers, toes? Genitals? For fingers and toes, for instance, many over-the-counter wart medications like compound w, wart-off, wartaway sometimes work. Dermatologists often freeze off warts. Warts on the soles are very difficult to get rid of. See a dermatologists if they are stubborn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Several successful ways, such as prescription items (Topamax, Depakote, Beta and calcium channel blockers) but OTC remedies such as feverfew, butterbur, riboflavin, CoQ-10, magnesium. Also Botox. Acute interventions with triptans. See headache specialist and get this started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: There is a med school right in your town. You will not need to look far. Steroid creams are basic. There are a variety of other things. You need an individual evaluation. It is not your diet, not your nerves, not an allergy, not contagious. It is a genetic trait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self-care, or doctor: For self-care of calluses, one can try over-the-counter treatments available at most drugstores. Usually, one puts a medicine on the callus to soften it, and later sands or scrapes it down with a rough stone. At a doctor's office, the doctor can shave or currette away thickened dead skin layers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay cool; see MD: Acantholytic dermatosis, sudden onset, unknown cause, transient or persistent, worse with heat so keep cool. Minimize itch with zyrtec and benadryl (diphenhydramine). First line treatment is prescription corticosteroid creams. If resistant to creams can use accutane, tetracyline, puva phototherapy. All treatments require seeing an experienced dermatologist who can confirm diagnosis and prescribe proper therapy. ...Read more
Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?
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