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Remedies & preventive for white skin spot, tinea versicolor . . .

Remedies & preventive for white skin spot, tinea versicolor . . .

Tinea Versicolor: Topical anti-fungal medications are the treatment of choice for tinea versicolor. The following topical antifungal treatment regimens have been shown to produce a greater than 70% clinical response rate: 2% Ketoconazole Cream applied once daily for 11-22 days 2% ketoconazole shampoo regimen (lathered over affected and surrounding areas and left on for at least 5 minutes for three days. ...Read more

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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more


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Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?

Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?

See a medspa doctor: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause all of your issues. Start medication and see a medspa doctor to get the skin problems under control. Many lasers can help with the darker spots, as well as the acne. T here are also products and prescription creams to use between laser visits. ...Read more

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What is the next break through in dermatology?

What is the next break through in dermatology?

Skin replacement: There are many areas of investigation in dermatology such as better treatment for tumors like melanoma and treatment for chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A most interesting line of investigation is to develop an artificial skin to replace skin damaged by disease or trauma. This would be a fabulous breakthrough. Do you have any ideas for a skin breakthrough? ...Read more

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I am 18 with acne scars & brown complexion please prescribe generic medicines and creams for spotless and fair skin?

I am 18 with acne scars & brown complexion
please prescribe generic medicines and creams for spotless and fair skin?

Benzoyl peroxide : Bpo is a good place to start--there are many good over the counter preparations that you can leave on overnight and it will control mild acne. If you have moderate to severe acne, you are probably better off seeing a dermatologist and getting on more potent, prescription medication. The "scarring" you have noticed may be post inflammatory pigment, which will fade over time. ...Read more

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Good herbal product for wrinkle and brown spots?

Good herbal product for wrinkle and brown spots?

Sorry: Most herbal products have no controlled randomised studies hence hard to make evidence based recommended ...Read more

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Does dark spot corrector work on post acne red marks? Thanks!

Does dark spot corrector work on post acne red marks? Thanks!

No: Usually dark spots corrector is used on dark pigments seen on the hands as women age. Because it is formulated for the spots or lentigos on the hands I would not use it on the face. Acne has an antinflammatory component that aging spots do not have. To avoid possible scarring of the facial skin I would not recommend using it on the face. Follow label directions for safest use. ...Read more

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I have ance & dark spots & i was wondering what acne system works best out of Proactiv , xout , epiduo , or others?

I have ance & dark spots & i was wondering what acne system works best out of Proactiv , xout , epiduo , or others?

Prescriptions: Prescriptions are stronger in general than treatments that are available without a rx. You can try the ones from the store for 6 weeks and see if they help you enough. If not, then see your doctor or a dermatologist for the better medications. ...Read more

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Is renova (tretinoin) cream good for dark spots on the face?

Is renova (tretinoin) cream good  for dark spots on the face?

First evaluate : First have a dermatologist evaluate this for possible mealnoma. Renova (tretinoin) cream provides one agent to help diminish dark spots but truly effective lightening may require more agressive treatment with hydroquinone and/or corticosteroids and/or chemical peels as well as cessation of hormonal preparations. ...Read more

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What product is best for fading dark spots on african american?

What product is best for fading dark spots on african american?

Depends on the spot: Fading dark spots on dark skin is difficult and dependent on what caused the dark spot in the 1st place., how long it has been there, and where in the skin (depth) it is. Best advice is to see a dermatologist who can evaluate the pigmentary changes and help provide the best treatment options (bleaching agent, lasers, surgery, tincture of time etc..). Good luck. ...Read more

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Using neostrata hq 4% lightning cream and laroche posay mela d dark spot cream for 2 years and my dermatologist said it has done all it can. Now what?

Using neostrata hq 4% lightning cream and laroche posay mela d dark spot cream for 2 years and my dermatologist said it has done all it can. Now what?

Lots of options: You can try many different options...First makle sure you wear spf 45+ sunscreen. You can try azaleic acid products, tazarotene (as long as you are not nursing or pregnant), chemical peels, microdermabrasion, etc. ...Read more

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Dark under eye circles, retin a (tretinoin) or hydoquinone helpful?

Dark under eye circles, retin a (tretinoin) or hydoquinone helpful?

Skin medications: Should not be used close to your eyes. Often, they are too concentrated or the preservatives in them will irritate your eyes. Consult with your ophthalmologist about a safe eye ointment that will help your problem. ...Read more

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Any at home tx for molluscom? 3yr & 5mo sons have it. :( tee tree oil? Epsom salt? Acne tx? I know it's viral, but 5mo has on face;no beetle juice

Any at home tx for molluscom? 3yr & 5mo sons have it. :( tee tree oil? Epsom salt? Acne tx? I know it's viral, but 5mo has on face;no beetle juice

Patience: Most of these will fall off or be scratched off within 4-6 months if you do nothing at all. When they do they may leave a small scar in the skin or nothing at all.All the more aggressive reatments will leave scars. ...Read more

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