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Ilex Skin Protectant Medication
Healthy lifestyle: From inside to outside. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. ...Read more
LOCAL STEROIDS: Steroid creams after evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: You should see your dermatologist for treatment. The type of treatment depends on the type of discoloration. ...Read more
Probably not: There are bleaching creams available to reduce the skin pigment but they need to be used regularly and are only partly effective. Chemicals such as phenol can destroy the melanin-producting cells altogether by inducing a chemical burn- however that's probably something you won't want. I don't know if the late Michael Jackson' dermatologist or plastic surgeon has other tricks in his bag or not. ...Read more
Too vague: "Irritation" means just that: something rubbing or burning, irritating. "Change in medication" has no meaning without specifics of exactly which meds and why the change. No answer is possible without knowledge about the nature of the skin disturbance and details about all meds. ...Read more
For blood clots: injections are more consistent and effective, if you can be consistent with them of course. With oral medications they can be very effective (newer prothrombin inhibitors) or ineffective/ labor intensive (warfarin). The newer oral medicaitons are reliable though, with the only caveat being they do not have an "antidote" to reverse the anticoagulation if there is bleeding issues. ...Read more
Skin orange: Do you mean yellow? May be liver damage. Eating or drinking too much carrot or tomato juice will do it as well. See your Dr. ...Read more
Drug eruption: You don't specify the medication, but many drugs can cause a red rash. If the rash does not go away after stopping the medication, something else may be causing it, and you will want to see your doctor. ...Read more
I want to regrow the full head of hair i had when i was younger. What medication actually works? And where can I get it?
Propecia (finasteride) can help. : Prophecies can help.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been suffering from dark patches on my back and bug bites.. Also my skin looks dull is there a medication to remove those patches?
Time: These patches usually fade away or lighten significantly with time as long as you are not irritating them. A bleaching cream containing several ingredients may also hasten the fading but it is not inexpensive. For even more expensive option, intense pulse light or laser may be considered. ...Read more
Since three dsys I am having pain in my rear part of head: what could be the cause? I sm hypertensives and on regular medication. Pl suggest?
My hairs of head are turning white ..Plz suggest me what all healthy nutritions I should go for as i already tried medication and didn't work out?
See a doctor: Premature graying can be caused by medical problems like thyroid abnormality. You should see a doctor to have lab work done. ...Read more
Ihave flakes on the head and face, i had biopsji, this is sebopsorasis, i took many medications , don't help me, please advice , me what I have do?
Dermatologist: The next steps depend on the details of which treatments you have tried so far. A dermatologist can evaluate you, review your history and suggest next steps. ...Read more
What can cause small circular patches of very dry, inflamed skin that appear bilaterally and with no apparent cause? OTC medications are of no help.
You should be: careful of any round patches of dry inflamed skin especially around the elbows and knees. This condition could be psoriasis, which will need to be diagnosed quickly and early on to get treatment. Please see a healthcare provider asap to get properly diagnosed. Thank you for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
"azole" antifungals: Ringworm is usually treated with different types of "azole" antifungal medicines. These are miconazole, ketoconazole, econazole etc. There is also another type of topical antifungal called allyl-amines. Medicines in this class are better at treating dermatophyte fungal infections (ringworm, athletes foot, jock itch, etc). Examples of these allyl-amines are naftifin and lamisil (terbinafine). ...Read more
Yes: Yes depending on the evaluationGet a more detailed answer ›
I would like to know which kind of medication to use to make my skin looks smooth and uniform. Tkanks !
Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more
Photo sensitizing: Certain photo sensitizing agents can make you sun sensitive and cause you to burn more easily when exposed to uv light. Some examples include doxycycline, some diuretics, retinoids, as well as medications such as psoralens. Note that these are just some examples and by no means is that list complete. ...Read more
Skin allergies? : Guessing you mean skin allergies. I've never heard of skin asthma. They often occur in the same person. If your skin breaks out and you have asthma, it's usually atopic dermatitis or eczema. These types of rashes respond to moisturizers, steroid creams, avoidance of causative allergens/foods and oral antihistamines for itch. ...Read more
Skin conditions: Children have many skin conditions through childhood. Most are self resolving, or respond to over the counter salves, particularly the zinc oxide ointments. Okay to start with your circle of friends, then your local pharmacist for advise. If no resolution, then okay to take your child in for a doc to exam. Be well. ...Read more
yes. And no. You can certainly use many home remedies to make yourself more comfortable while the cold runs its course. Getting plenty of rest is also extremely important so the body can heal itself.
However, neither home nor current prescription remedies will actually get rid of the common cold. There is an old saying that a cold lasts 7 days if you treat it, but only a week if you don't. ...Read more
Protect your skin: Stay out of the sun or wear sunscreen with spf 30 or higher when you go out. ...Read more