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How Do You Get Rid Of Saggy Skin
Hydrate /moisturize: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergenic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty, oily or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more
Cocoa Butter: There are many creams and lotions available on the market. However, the old remedy that still works great is using cocoa butter. In fact, may of the current modern products contain cocoa butter because it works so well. ...Read more
Go away dark spots: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to the area thinking there is a party going on and just dont leave. I like rx hydroquinone and retinoids plus sunscreen. Sunscreen and hats are the most important thing. I love obagi nuderm for this and there are botanicals too but don't work as well. ...Read more
Easy: Take a stout thread and make a double loop. A friend should hold the loop over the tag while you pull the tag outwards. The friend should tighten the loop over the base of the tag (you will feel a bit of a pinch), and then tie a second knot. Put a bandaid over it after cutting the thread ends and leave it alone for a week. At a week, "voila" remove the bandaid and off comes the tag/ no scar. ...Read more
Surgery Helpful.: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find the cause?: You are 41 years old and hopefully ptosis is of recent on set and you did not undergo any eye surgery? It is assumed you have ptosis bilaterally? It will be prudent to see if you get easily tired, loose voice etc ( mysthenia gravis) etc to be ruled out. Next rule out any chronic eye conditions like allergic conjunctivitis, trauma etc. The next will be to have eye exam by an ophthalmologist ...Read more
Start medications: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grow out of it !!: For most this is a disorder of the teen years & disappears when they age out of it. Some will battle with it well into their 30's and beyond. Until then you learn how to manage it daily. Your doc, OTC products and occasional prescriptions are part of the process. You don't get rid of it like a bad appendix, you learn how to keep it under control until it disappears. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May help: Our colleague dr. Westfried says, "bio oil can improve appearance of newer red stretch marks according to the manufacturer. It is cost effective compared to mederma stretch mark cream. Expect a gradual improvement of no more than about 20 per cent." he also suggests that laser removal can help. ...Read more
Depends on the Bug: Scabies is probably the most common skin parasite in most parts of the us. They are easily treated with topical medications. Close contacts are also usually treated to prevent reinfection. There are however many other parasites that are endemic to certain locales and countries. Treatment varies and depends on an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What parasites?: Before anyone can tell you how to get rid of parasites, s'he needs to identify, 1st, do you truly have a parasitic infestation and, 2nd, if so, what type. Fleas, ticks, bedbugs and scabies mites are common skin parasites is the U.S.. There are other skin parasites that are mostly found in the tropics. The treatment varies depending on the species. See a dermatologist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gynecomastia: Begin with observation only. Stop causative medication. Treatment underlying medical problems (hypogonadism,hyperthyroidism) If not resolved or having pain, last more than 12 months then consult specialist for medical and surgical treatment. Pubertal gynecomastia starts at 10 to 12. Peak at 13 to 14. Should regress in 6 months to 2 years. No treatment needed. If persist beyond 17 years old see Doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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