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I Go Swimming A Lot How Can I Protect My Skin Health
I heard that if you eat lots of fish oil and nuts, you can control your skin health. Is this true?
Yes: It is healthy to have some sun-expoure (but limited). One does not need more than about 1/2 hr a day to make vitamin d but also there are psychologic benefits. If you can't get out , it might be prudent to supplement with oral vitamin d. Make sure you have your vit d levels checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and Skin: All living human cells, including skin require protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals among other various nutrients to function normally, so a healthy, well rounded diet is needed for this. A multi-vitamin may be helpful if your diet is lacking or poor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doesn't: If you get the piercing done by someone skilled in proper technique, follows sterile procedure, & uses good quality metals that aren't coated with certain chemicals, then you shouldn't have problems with piercings. You need to keep the area clean, especially the first few days after piercing to avoid infection or granulation tissue. If you see any irritation or discoloration, see your doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin infections: Diabetics are more prone to yeast infections in the groin, the armpit. They are also more prone to skin infections. To decrease yeast infections a dilute Acetic Acid or vinegar can acidity the skin. For recurrent bacterial infections along with antibiotics a dilute clorox bath can reduce bacteria.1 cup to whole tub of water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I always recommend getting your vitamins from whole fruits and veggies rather than synthetic man made vitamins. An apple has over 12, 000 phytonutrients all working in synergy to give you optimal health! no man made vitamin can do that.Topical creams only work on the top (dead layer) of skin.Therefore optimal nutrition is needed to increase antioxidants levels in the bloodstream supplying the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Makeup covers the pores and potentially clogs them, giving the possibility of getting infections or folliculitis. However, if you have clean skin, over the long term, you are going to do better. Make-up that rubs in rather than "covering" is likely to be less damaging or clogging over the long term. ...Read more
Safe and effective: Laser hair removal is safe and effective in patients of all skin colors. It works well on pigmented hairs but not well on blonde or gray hairs. It is important to have the right laser and experienced person performing the procedure for safe treatment. Lasers generally help stimulate new collagen growth in the skin, so they are actually beneficial for improving skin health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It doesn't: Sweating is normal and healthy -- in fact, sweat is antibacterial! however, excess sweating can lead to chronically damp, damaged skin. Damaged skin is vulnerable to fungus and yeast infections such as jock itch and athlete's foot. Excess sweating can be treated with topical antiperspirants and in extraordinary circumstances, with Botox injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In excess: Sugar is one of the normal, natural food constituents. Refined sugar is okay in moderation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more
Botox is beneficial: Botox and disport work by preventing the contraction of muscles which leads to wrinkles. When used regularly, it can help promote long term improvements in your appearance. When given by a properly trained and experienced injector, the risk of problems is very low and patient satisfaction is very high. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
It depends: Some fabrics can cause irritation of the skin (wool) or even allergic reactions (man-made fabrics). Dyes in fabrics can also cause problems in some people. If you think you are having a problem with something in particular i recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are good in general. We don't generally eat a balanced diet with all the minerals we need. In particular prenatal vitamins have a high Folic Acid which prevents spinal cord defects in babies. You can just take centrum sivler or a similar vitamin you buy in the store that is not prescrftption and get the same benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very connected: People with eating disorders often suffer from rough, dry, flaky skin, which is caused by not eating enough protein or fat. These symptoms will improve as your diet improves and omega-3 fatty acid supplements can be helpful as well. Your doctor will also check your vitamin d and thyroid levels, as they can be abnormal in eating disorders and cause skin problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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