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How effective is skin grafting for treating melanoma?

How effective is skin grafting for treating melanoma?

Not a treatment: Skin grafting is not a treatment for melanoma. There are multiple treatments available depending on the extent of the disease. Excision of the melanoma whether via traditional surgery or Moh's excision can leave a defect or gap in the skin and skin grafting is often used to fill that defect and recreate the barrier function of your skin. ...Read more

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How effective are skin grafts in treating hypopigmentation?

How effective are skin grafts in treating hypopigmentation?

Not recommended: Skin grafts are major and expensive surgery, which would not be considered for a non- health- or life-threatening problem such as hypopigmentation. ...Read more

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What are your experiences with treating skin cancer using curaderm-bec5?

See below: This is from "curaderm europe" - it seems to me an attempt to advertise your product. Please quote medical evidence - published in the literature - reagrding the efficacy of your product. I would be happy to engage in a dialogue, but we need to see evidence - not merely advertising (i looked at your website - not much there in terms of real data). Skin cancer is not trivial - treat it properly! ...Read more

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What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

Benzoyl peroxide: It will slow new lesions but won't touch scars or hyperpigmentation. It is also only moderately effective. Nothing else over-the-counter works. Get with your physician -- despite our dysfunctional health care system, it's your best choice. ...Read more

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How effective is proactive on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

How effective is proactive on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

Derm evaluation: Proactiv is topical dermatologic treatments based around salicylic acid, which is a known treatment for acne. Proactiv really has an effective marketing scheme, but it may not be the best treat for all skin conditions. I would seriously suggest a consultation with a dermatologist before starting any skin therapy and learn about all the options. ...Read more

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How effective are facial cleansing wipes for acne prone skin?

How effective are facial cleansing wipes for acne prone skin?

They're not: If you're serious about managing your acne, it's topical benzoyl peroxide for two weeks, if this fails phone your physician for an appointment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How effective are lemons for treating acne?

How effective are lemons for treating acne?

No: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that often has a devastating and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Even if benzoyl peroxide fails, all acne can be managed effectively by a physician. If you are responsible for the physical and emotional health of a young people, please don't waste time with "household remedies.". ...Read more

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How effective is sunscreen for treating melanoma?

How effective is sunscreen for treating melanoma?

SPF not treat: Sunscreens DO NOT treat melanoma. The treatment is surgical only. ...Read more

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Is linox 600 effective for cellulitis and to fight staph bacteria.pls help.

Is linox 600 effective for cellulitis and to fight staph bacteria.pls help.

Frequently: Yes, it can be effective, but many other factors go into how well an infection responds besides just the antibiotic. Diabetes, nutrition and the location and size of the infection all are important factors to consider. Sometimes other treatments, like surgery also help. ...Read more

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What antibiotic is useful in treating acne !?

What antibiotic is useful in treating acne !?

Antibiotics in acne: There are a variety of antibiotics that can be used. Clindamycin comes as a pledget and can be applied directly to the acne lesions. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is proactive effective against acne?

Please help docs! is proactive effective against acne?

Yes: It is a weak, pricey solution of benzoyl peroxide and as such it works, with about a 50% chance of curing acne if it's confined to the face. If it's bad, or on the trunk, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Is Sulphur Iodatum effective for preventing or treating acne?

Is Sulphur Iodatum effective for preventing or treating acne?

Homepathy: With respect to my homeopath friends here, you're wisest to use this only as an adjunct. Generally, you need to be aware of the limitations of homeopathy for serious disease. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related illness that will keep an adult from getting a job and devastate a teen's life. Please take it seriously & use scientific Rx (benzoyl peroxide, prescription-strength meds). ...Read more

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Are there effective medicinal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

Are there effective medicinal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

Source control: Keep things clean. Cook meats and eggs thoroughly. Avoid hot dogs, deli meats, processed meats unless thoroughly cooked to 170 deg.Avoid unpasturized soft cheese. Do not leave proceesed food for prolonged periods at room temp. Listeria is a very real concern, with a high mortality rate. If you are pregnant, it can be devastating to your developing baby. See your doc if you suspect any infection. ...Read more

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Since bacteria cause acne, can facial soap with triclosan effectively prevent acne? Is triclosan safe for facial use?

Since bacteria cause acne, can facial soap with triclosan effectively prevent acne?  Is triclosan safe for facial use?

There's a lot of: controversy over trioclosan, It can be quite drying and is not my preferred treatment for acne ...Read more