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Rarely oral cancer: Chronic oral lichen planus can in a small percentage develop oral cancer. Topical prescription creams such as retin a (tretinoin) can be used in the mouth to treat oral lichen palnus. I have experience with oral Metronidazole as a treatment for lichen planus with good results. You need to be checked for hepatitis C which can be associated with lichen planus as well as review drugs as contributory cause. ...Read more
Need to see a doctor: Darkening of the armpits skin can be due to a hormonal imbalance, so a visit to a primary care doctor or an endocrinologist is needed to evaluate and perhaps check some hormone levels. There may be a relationship to pre-diabetes. Sometimes, there is no disorder, but the darkening is instead runs in the family. If it is familial, it will be very difficult to change the coloring. ...Read more
Hi do you have any ways that I can lighten up my underarms? Nothing is working for me, im begging you, PLEASE HELP ME. Thank you!
Not really, but...: Sometimes, darkening of underarms runs in the family. If it is familial, it will be very difficult to change the coloring. Realize that one's underarms and genitals are normally DARKER than other parts of the body. Occasionally, darkening of armpits can be due to a hormonal imbalance, so a visit to a primary doctor or an endocrinologist is needed to evaluate and perhaps check some hormone levels. ...Read more
Lightening skin: A number of things can lighten skin. It really depends on what your particular problem may be. Hydroquinone is a common bleaching substance and retinoids (prescription meds or otc compounds) can also cause some lightening. Your dermatologist can help you find out what might be best for you. ...Read more
Less tan: For lighter skin – always protect your skin. 1. Use a broad spectrum sun screen with a high SPF. Apply as often as needed. 2. Wears hat or other clothing to protect skin from Sun’s UV rays. 3. Try to avoid mid-day sun. A medication like hydroquinone may take months to work and usually it’s use would be limited to a particular site on the body. ...Read more
Lighten and Smooth: The first thing to do would involve exfoliation to get the dead surface skin cells off and to increase epidermal turnover. Tretinoin or retin a (tretinoin) at appropriate doses is an excellent way to do this. As the skin is exfoliated and "trained" to turn over rapidly it probably will get lighter on its own. If not a medication called hydroquinone can decrease pigmentation in the skin. ...Read more
Doubtful: If the music relaxes or interests you or excites you then there is no harm in it. If the listening distracts you from doing other important things in your life than you might be overdoing it. Hopefully it is not too loud which can affect your hearing and disturb the neighbors. ...Read more
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply any good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more
Acanthosis nigricans: This is likely related to an underlying metabolic disorder. There is little you can do to lighten the increased pigmentation of the skin in the axilla, but it is even more important to address the underlying cause with your doctor. This is often related to a problem called pcos and associated Insulin resistance, or a pre-diabetic state. ...Read more
Stretch marks: Stretch marks are actually scars in the deep layer of skin and generally don't go away. Most topical treatments won't work but prevention/minimization during formation may help with topical creams like cocoa butter. I typically use 5-6 fractional laser treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to reduce the appearance of stretch marks but complete resolution typically not possible. ...Read more
DEPENDS: dB X length:
N.I.H.L. (noice induced hearing loss) is due
to long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels. The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before nihl can occur. Sounds of less than 75 decibels, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing loss.
Nihl is 100 percent preventable! All individuals should understand the hazards of loud noise. & please protect hearing! ...Read more