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Can mild acne or skin irritation be a side effect of cabergolin? Had hyperprolactinemia, so was prescribed a 6 week course.

Can mild acne or skin irritation be a side effect of cabergolin? Had hyperprolactinemia, so was prescribed a 6 week course.

Side effect: Probably not but you should call your doctor to confirm. You will most likely get an early appointment to clarify the benefit of cabergoline and see what can be done about your acne etc. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Dear doctor I have a serious skin irritation, inflamation and itching on face. I suffered it from last 7 years.It is getting worse day by day.

Dear doctor I have a serious skin irritation, inflamation and itching on face. I suffered it from last 7 years.It is getting worse day by day.

Face irritation: This is a chronic skin problem lasting seven years. You should be seeing a dermatologist specialist for this problem for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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For how long should I be avoiding sun exposure after dermabrasion? I am aware that dermabrasion may cause some skin irritation. For how long avoiding sun exposure is necessary following the skin smoothing procedure for removal of small dry bumps on my arm

For how long should I be avoiding sun exposure after dermabrasion? I am aware that dermabrasion may cause some skin irritation. For how long avoiding sun exposure is necessary following the skin smoothing procedure for removal of small dry bumps on my arm

It : It sounds like you are talking about keratosis pilaris. The sun doesn't really play a role in this condition (proper use of sunscreen after microdermabrasion is always a good idea, though). This is, unfortunately, a chronic condition for many people. It does tend to settle a bit with age in many patients. Treatment options include keratolytic agents such as Lactic Acid creams, salicylic acid creams, urea based creams, retinoids (like retin-a), and microdermabrasion. Because microdermabrasion is a bit more expensive, most patients opt for the topical creams. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I was prescribed selenium sulfide 2.5 shampoo and think i'm having an adverse reaction (skin irritation, no rash), how long before it goes away?

I was prescribed selenium sulfide 2.5 shampoo and think i'm having an adverse reaction (skin irritation, no rash), how long before it goes away?

A few days: The irritant or allergic contact reaction should go away in a few days without continuing contact. A topical cortisone may hasten the recovery a little. ...Read more

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Burning eye sensation last week, feeling fatigued and feverish, back pain, vomit at times, skin irritation -> insomnia. Having a lot of reactions,?

Burning eye sensation last week, feeling fatigued  and feverish, back pain, vomit at times, skin irritation -> insomnia. Having a lot of reactions,?

Needs evaluation: Given the range of symptoms , I would be checked by your physician . Some of this may be stress related , but I would have a complete exam to be sure that there is not a auto immune or other process causing this . ...Read more

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I have dry and red skin from irritation I wanted to know what I could do to get rid of the redness but something that wont cause acne?

I have dry and red skin from irritation I wanted to know what I could do to get rid of the redness but something that wont cause acne?

Details needed: Many products are labeled "non comedogenic" to indicate that at least they considered a possible relationship to acne. A dermatologist can evaluate and help you.Wash with Dove skin cleanser, then apply a liberal amount of a ceramide cream. Eucerin Eczema, Aveeno (oatmeal) Eczema, CeraVe, and generics are easy to find. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Skin Irritation (Definition)

Irritated skin is inflamed. It can be swollen, red, peeling, hurting, burning, injured, scratched, cut, bitten, a rash, or anything that causes irritation or inflammation. Skin allergies can ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more