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Is it true that bio-oil really works for acne scars?

Is it true that bio-oil really works for acne scars?

No: A dermatologist can make these much less visible using abrasion, laser, or fillers, if that is what you want. No topical treatment will touch them. ...Read more

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Using neosporin on a burn, but it makes the pain worse. If i just wash it and bandage it, it feels better. Which way is safer?

Using neosporin on a burn, but it makes the pain worse. If i just wash it and bandage it, it feels better. Which way is safer?

Either way OK: The idea of applying a topical antimicrobial, such as neosporin, to a burn wound is to keep it from getting infected. If you keep it washed & clean, & it is a small burn, you will probably be fine. Alternatively, you could try other topical antimicrobials (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, triple-antibiotic ointment, etc.) to see if one of those is not painful for you. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to wear saran wrap around stomach while working out?

Is it dangerous to wear saran wrap around stomach while working out?

Not really, but also: All it does is make U sweat, has no effect on burning fat, or strengthening muscles. All U do is dehydrate more. ...Read more

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Does chiropractics really heal or is it all just quackery?

Does chiropractics really heal or is it all just quackery?

Not logical: Chiro offers a strenuous massage which frequently feels very good. It cannot diagnosis anything, and offers no cure for anything. To be fair, most chiros are educated a schools of chiropractory at which place the professor tells them this stuff works. Would they doubt such an authority figure? And it is lucrative. ...Read more

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Is "icy hot" effective for helping pulled muscles heal faster, or does it just mask the pain? Do you recommend it ?

Is "icy hot" effective for helping pulled muscles heal faster, or does it just mask the pain? Do you recommend it ?

It feels better.: The only thing that will cause healing your body's response to tissue damage. Icy hot may make the area feel better for a while, but healing is controlled by oxygen, amino acids, sugar and protein synthesis. ...Read more

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Do the body wraps really work?

Do the body wraps really work?

For what?: It will get your body warm all over, it will clears out the skin pores once entirely unwrapped and washed off. Beyond that, they will work to the extent you truly believe they will work...Like a medication given by a trusted physician, a religious belief, the little ball placed behind your ear for weight loss. All of these are fine, but many beliefs can lead to harmful results, and often very $$$. ...Read more

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My foreskin is swollen and really sensitive. It makes it hard to sleep. Tried applying lemon juice but it stings so much.

My foreskin is swollen and really sensitive. It makes it hard to sleep. Tried applying lemon juice but it stings so much.

NO leman juice ?: Most likely you have infection of foreskin ( belanitis ) Keep the aea clean with gentle soap and water , uses over the counter ointments like Neosporin etc , if is not improving in few days see your family doctor . if infection is recurring frequently you may need circumcision . ...Read more

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Can Imodium (loperamide) be used long term? It really helps on days my IBS goes haywire, it helps a lot. Actually out of all I've tried it's only one that works

Can Imodium (loperamide) be used long term?   It really helps on days my IBS goes haywire, it helps a lot. Actually out of all I've tried it's only one that works

Not recommended: Taking imodium (loperamide) daily could eventually lead to constipation, obstruction and severe digestive problems. Finding out more information by reviewing your history, physical and tests would more likely be the best advice when considering irritable bowel syndrome. Please see your doctor when you can. ...Read more

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How is it proven that cool scultiping really work and not just the placebo effect?

How is it proven that cool scultiping really work and not just the placebo effect?

Cryolipolysis: This is not yet mainstream. The idea is that if fat beneath the skin is frozen, it will tend not to accumulate there in the future. It's done specifically to remove love handles or bumps in particular places. The fda permission doesn't mean it works. You'd do better to diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Why do band-aids reduce pain? Or is it just a placebo effect?

Bandaids: They protect the wound from the environment and by doing so minimize the pain producing stimuli that may occur from abrading the area, exposing it to moisture, toxic materials, temperature changes, and so on. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts and don't know Why. The only thing that helps is food. But it doesn't really feel like a hunger pain. What could it be?

My stomach hurts and don't know
Why. The only thing that helps is food. But it doesn't really feel like a hunger pain. What could it be?

Possible Ulcer: The first thing that comes to mind with this description is an ulcer. The often get better with food and then may actually get worse a little while after eating. Could be gastritis or even sometimes anxiety can cause these symptoms. Would need to know a little more. You may need some additional tests and possible and endoscopy to answer this thoroughly. ...Read more

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I burn my finger. It turned white. Iced it and put cream on. Only feels somewhat ok when ice is on it. Otherwise it burns really bad. Go to er?

I burn my finger. It turned white. Iced it and put cream on. Only feels somewhat ok when ice is on it. Otherwise it burns really bad. Go to er?

Yes, go to ER: May have sustain full-thickness or 3rd degree burn. When hands/fingers are involved, best to have the burn checked out to prevent adhesions & loss of function. ...Read more

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How come cold therapy never helps my pain. (Exempt for burn) usually it makes it much worse.

Explanation : Cold therapy helpful after traumatic injury. And just within 24-36 hours. Other pain treatment depend on localization, causes, severity and many others factors. Please go to a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Went off pill skin has gone really bad (acne) but also red/angry/irritated/itchy/sore and everything stings even sorbolene cream. What to do? Help!

Went off pill skin has gone really bad (acne) but also red/angry/irritated/itchy/sore and everything stings even sorbolene cream. What to do? Help!

See a dermatologist: It is not unusual for anything you apply to inflamed skin to sting or burn, even topical steroids. However, this really should be examined to make sure it is acne. You might need a short course of an oral antibiotic to help cal this down ...Read more

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Is zerona liposuction as good as regular liposuction? I'd really like to get this procedure. I like that it doesn't involve cutting. But i'm also worried that because it's non-invasive it won't work as good. .

Is zerona liposuction as good as regular liposuction? I'd really like to get this procedure. I like that it doesn't involve cutting. But i'm also worried that because it's non-invasive it won't work as good.

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Be Careful!: Unfortunately for the “consumer”, there are many different terms used to describe the liposuction surgical procedures. Many of these procedures are simply marketing techniques used by different practitioners. Also, unfortunately there is minimal regulation involved when it comes to who can perform these procedures and the terminology employed etc. Patients need to do their own due diligence. ...Read more

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Is it true that foot orthotics really work?

Is it true that foot orthotics really work?

Most of the time. : If you use them properly. If you're looking to beef up the shoes you already have, get a good insert or custom orthotic: you can use them to improve the shoes you already own. Over the counter orthotics typically break down over 6-12 months, but a good custom orthotic will last years. This will also ensure it is customized exactly to you and will correct your foot specifically. ...Read more

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Diazapam works really well for my anxiety but what is downside?

Diazapam works really well for my anxiety but what is downside?

Addiction: The class of benzodiazepines - of which diazepam is one - can be quite effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety. The most common short-term side-effects are sedation. In the long-term, sometimes pts develop tolerance (they need a higher dose of the med over time to get the effect); and if they stop the med abruptly, they may suffer withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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