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Is Antoxid Hc Capsule Good For Pigmentation
Effective for short : It is a strong combination of steroid and anti fungal antibiotic cream and is very effective without knowing your actual case, it is effective but i will not recommend to be used for long period as it cancause skin thinner than normal skin discolouration of skin strech marks on skin widening of veins on skin so folow the instructions given by your dermatologist or your family doctor. ...Read more
I used rdl solution which contains hrdroquinoin 4%, tretinone 20mcg.My skin is peeling.Is that harmful?May cause for skin cancer?
Topically, Which is more beneficial for wrinkles? Vitamin C or a retinol (vitamin A?) I heard A is better for acne prone and C for collagen production
Retinoid for wrinkle: Hi MRoberts- after avoiding smoking and getting sun protection, retinoids are the most effective step for prevention of wrinkles. There is more evidence for tretinoin (a prescription) as opposed to retinol, but in any case, any retinoid will do more than vitamin C. ...Read more
I have used rdl baby face solution which contains hydroquinone 4% and tretinoin 20 mcg.Is it harmful for skin.Is that a cause for skin cancer..?
Bad choice: This won't give you skin cancer, but if you try to lighten your skin color, you can disfigure yourself. You're a young man at your physical, mental and sexual prime. Light or dark, it's your genetic gift, and if people see you trying to change it, you'll invite ridicule. Why not instead focus on taking the best care possible of your body, and develop its full potential for strength ; beauty? ...Read more
Glycerin and Vit E: Yes - glycerin is a by product of soap making - helps to keep your skin soft and supple. Vit E has natural antioxidants and helps skin heal and does help minimize scar formation. A good glycerin/Vit E soap will provide a mild cleansing soap that will deal with combination skin Good luck ...Read more
Please don't: If you try to lighten your skin, you will eventually disfigure yourself. In the usa, judging another by skin color is considered the height of ignorance, and i expect that this will soon be the norm worldwide as it should be. Looking good for a man is much more about being lean, having some muscle, and above all carrying yourself well and being a decent person. ...Read more
Terrible choice: The Clotrimazole is a fungicide and worthless for acne. The Betamethasone will ultimately make it worse and is likely to make your skin atrophy. The neomycin would be monotherapy with an antibiotic that works poorly for acne. You've got scars, you've been given a regimen (clindamycin plus benzoyl peroxide) inadequate for what you have, and you need a competent physician's care. ...Read more
For mild anal fissure, how effective is nitroglycerin ointment 0.2% vs the rectiv 0.4%. Is it ok to use 0.2% to avoid some side effect. Thanks.
My dermatologist prescribed me 4%hydroquinone +tretinoin+mometasone furoate ..For 3 weeks , is it safe to use this combination for such a long duration?
You should always: Believe that your doctor is doing what's best for you, if your doctor says you should combine those for three weeks then you should listen to your doctor. If you are that uncomfortable about it, then i suggest going to another doctor and getting a second opinion. It's hard to get a second opinion here because no one knows your medical/personal history. ...Read more
NO: Save your money. There is no benefit from these pills. All the hype is just a scam to get you to buy in a pill what you get best from food. ...Read more
Is desonide 0.05% cream safe to apply on chin for eczema? How long is considered safe? Any different from lotion form? Which is better?
Desonide: Fluorinated steroids are not good to use on the face because of their strength and resultant side effects. However desonide is not a fluorinated steroid and is low potency. It is safe to use but all medicines have side effects so the least effective amount for the shortest time is best. All treatment is a balance between the good effects of treatment and the adverse effects of treatment. ...Read more
Dietary supplements: This is another example of the many dietary supplements that are marketed w/miraculous claims but w/o any proof of either safety or effectiveness. I did a quick search but couldn't find any science, just a lot of marketing. Check out http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-577-neem.aspx & http://www.drugs.com/npc/neem.html. This doesn't mean it doesn't work. Just that I can't find ...Read more
Hi drs......What is the preferable transdermal drug as a once/daily use for treating mild acne (benzoyl peroxide/salicylic acid/azeliac acid/other) ?
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
Is selenium supplement good as for antioxidant purposes in our body. And what is the recommended dose for 24y male and is it good for liver .Nash?
I wouldn't advise it: Thirty years of work on antioxidants has made it pretty clear that they don't prevent disease or improve longevity, despite all the theoretical reasons that they are supposed to. There's one reference in an obscure journal in 2005 to selenium having been tried for nash and on the evidence it was a dismal failure -- if it worked, the research piranhas would be all over it. It's your choice. ...Read more
Dermatologist prescribed hydrocortisone2.5% for rashes,itchy skin on face&apply twice a day for 2weeks. I'm 6weeks pregnant.Is it safe for both of us?
Vit C and skin: Vitamin c has many functions in skin health -- it helps especially in collagen synthesis. It may also help with photoprotection, and reduce inflammatory lesions in acne it can be applied topically or taken as a supplement. Please discuss with your dermatologist. http://tinyurl.com/l5acb8p. ...Read more