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Could u advise me of the best way or cream to lighten my skin.I have a light brown skin&i want it to turn lighter without side effects.Plz;???

Could u advise me of the best way or cream to lighten my skin.I have a light brown skin&i want it to turn lighter without side effects.Plz;???

Medications/light: Hydroquinone is the mainstay of skin lighteners, however I often will use a combination of that, retinoids, and steroids for several months. Laser and light therapy are also very good if you are "splotchy" ...Read more

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I mix betasol lotion with my regular lotion to make my skin a bit lighter,is there any side effects that may occur,?

I mix betasol lotion with my regular lotion to make my skin a bit lighter,is there any side effects that may occur,?

MedicineNet.com A: Common side effects of topical corticosteroids are: itching, burning, irritation, redness and long term use can cause thinning of the skin deterioration of the cells and increased chance for infection. ...Read more

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Can lighter fluid kill lice & how long do you have to leave it on your head?

Can lighter fluid kill lice & how long do you have to leave it on your head?

Not a good choice: Once lice notice an environmental change, they can hibernate without breathing for up to 18 hours.This agent would kill by immersion or inhalation. This material might kill a few active lice but is unlikely to effect the egg casings.The risk of accidental ignition and a serious burn would make this a poor choice.Several over the counter products are available. ...Read more

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I have been taking triameterne, but had side effects, lookin for a good duretics for fluid in ankles ?

I have been taking triameterne, but had side effects, lookin for a good duretics for fluid in ankles ?

Lasix (furosemide): Lasix or furosemide is usually very effective. Of course, it is important to address the underlying cause of the ankle fluid. Things to consider - high blood pressure, salt intake, obesity, sleep apnea, heart disease. ...Read more

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I have extra fluid in my head. What kind of side effects can this have?

I have  extra fluid in my head. What kind of side effects can this have?

Hydrocephalus : The symptoms assoctiated with this condition (if that is infact what you have) can depend on the cause, duration and severity of your condition. Some people have subtle symptoms whereas some may have difficulty with walking and urination. The presentation can vary greatly. ...Read more

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I've had 32 fluid ounces of coffee, now I have cramping, and gas. Could the symptoms be side effects from the coffee?

I've had 32 fluid ounces of coffee, now I have cramping, and gas. Could the symptoms be side effects from the coffee?

Maybe: You may be sensitive to caffeine and that was quite a bit of caffeine. If you are needing a stimulant you may not be getting enough sleep or eating in a healthy way. This can all contribute to your bowels being irritable. Beans and emotional upset can also contribute to this. If this does not resolve there are many over the counter products to help with that problem. ...Read more

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Would surgery for plica syndrome lead to removing the same thing that secretes synovial fluid to lubricate our joints? Would there be side effects?

Would surgery for plica syndrome lead to removing the same thing that secretes synovial fluid to lubricate our joints? Would there be side effects?

possibly: Plica or shelf(s) syndrome that is clinically signifigant generally causes 'popping' or 'catching' when you bend your knee.It may feel like it is 'giving way' if it hurts when it 'catches'.Most plica are asymptomatic.Sometimes patellofemoral instability and pain can be confused w/a plica.See an ors and get 2nd opinion before considering surgery. Good luck! ...Read more