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How do I treat alopecia?

How do I treat alopecia?

See a dermatologist: It depends on your sex. You should see a dermatologist and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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How can I treat alopecia?

How can 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

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How do I treat ringworm?

How do I treat ringworm?

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 more

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How do I treat acnea?

How do I treat acnea?

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

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How do I treat ringworms?

How do I treat ringworms?

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

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How do I treat rosacia?

How do I treat rosacia?

Antibiotic cream: Rosacea, an irritating skin condition can be treated with topical or oral antibiotics. See your healthcare provider to see who've one is the best one for you. ...Read more

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How do I treat acne?

How do I treat acne?

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 more

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How do I treat microcytosis?

How do I treat microcytosis?

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

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How do I treat pimples?

How do I treat pimples?

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 more

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How do I treat scabies?

How do I treat scabies?

Several : There are many treatments. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I treat astma?

How do I treat astma?

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 more

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How do I treat osteoporosis?

How do I treat osteoporosis?

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 more

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How do I treat child dandruff?

How do I treat child dandruff?

Dandruff: Neutrogena shampoo is quite effective, over the counter. Excesive water (bath, showers) can dry scalp and skin causing itchiness and irritation. Use tepid water, is better than hot water. ...Read more

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How do i treat malaria?

How do i treat malaria?

Several ways: There are several different parasites which cause malaria. Different parasites are susceptible to different categories of drugs. If the local doctors are not sure check the website of the CDCP for most up to date advice on treatment for all types of disease. ...Read more

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How do I treat warts?

How do I treat warts?

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 more

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How do i treat migrane??

How do i treat migrane??

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 more

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How do you treat psoriasis?

How do you treat psoriasis?

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 more

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How do I treat calluses?

How do I treat calluses?

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 more

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How do I treat grover disease?

How do I treat grover disease?

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

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Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

I would not advise: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a Category C agent. Animal studies show adverse fetal harm but no controlled human studies have been done. The OB will be the one to make that call. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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