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What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

Several: There are several over the counter lines of products that are hypoallergenic. Try vanicream and exederm. ...Read more

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Is there any medication/lotion that is good for getting rid of tiny scars from a surgery?

Is there any medication/lotion that is good for getting rid of tiny scars from a surgery?

Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:

1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more

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When to use lotion with acne medication? Does that help or make things worse?

When to use lotion with acne medication? Does that help or make things worse?

Depends on the type: Using a "non-comedogenic" facial lotion or moisturizer will usually not give you problems with acne breakouts. However, everyone's skin is a bit different so you will not know until you give it a try. Also, use "oil free" facial moisturizers as this will also help. ...Read more

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I have a very oily skin. By early afternoon my skin looks like a mirror! Oil control lotions seems fairly ineffective. Is medication my only solution?

I have a very oily skin. By early afternoon my skin looks like a mirror! Oil control lotions seems fairly ineffective. Is medication my only solution?

Oily skin: Sometimes when we have oily skin, our first inclination is to wash it with cleanser more frequently. But that often serves to dry out the skin more frequently, which causes your skin to become more oily. It becomes a hard to break cycle. If you think you're getting acne from the excessive oil, it might be good to at least talk with your doc about options - it doesn't mean you have to use them. ...Read more

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Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?

Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?

Highly unlikely: Even if the lotion gets absorbed, the amount would be very miniscule. There is very little likelihood that any OTC lotion would interfere with the action of Propecia (finasteride) or another other medication for that matter.. ...Read more

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Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more

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Will you test positive for a drug test if using TOPICAL ONLY cannabis lotion?

Will you test positive for a drug test if using TOPICAL ONLY cannabis lotion?

Thc test: True topical lotions --- studies have not shown it positiv e on urine drug screens-------however the new transderm THC patch will show ...Read more

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Hi doctors. What's the best skin whitening drugs or medicine around the world? Is there any lotion or topical solution for skin whitening?

No endorsement: Unfortunately the doctors here do not recommend products or provide direct treatment. We do not recognize that skin color not being 'fair' as a disease. It is the damaging self esteem to wish for something that you are not that we recognize as the medical condition. I would wish for you time to love yourself as you are and to work on real medical issues for better health. ...Read more

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Is a cellulite lotion which contains the asthma drug, aminophylline safe to use?

Is a cellulite lotion which contains the asthma drug, aminophylline safe to use?

Cellulite lotion: Aminophylline has been a useful drug for asthma. It is still used but not as frequently. When used by mouth or intravenously we are able to check the blood levels to avoid toxicity. It's use for the cellulites as a local application is quite safe. However, the effectiveness is controversial. I guess there will be no harm in trying. Please share your experience. ...Read more

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What can I do to grow hair from my bald spot on my head w/o drugs and lotions?

What can I do to grow hair from my bald spot on my head w/o drugs and lotions?

What is the cause: If it is due to a disease like fungus infection, a cyst under etc has to be treated if want hair in that spot. If it is due to male baldness then you buy a wig to cover it. ...Read more

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What things such as lotions, antibiotics, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and food or drinks, make birth control less effective?

What things such as lotions, antibiotics, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and food or drinks, make birth control less effective?

Mainly antibiotics: Antibiotics may affect the bacteria in the gut that can interfere with absorbing the pill.
There are some meds that alter gastric motility and that can affect things as well. ...Read more

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Why dose my son eat. Lotion?

Why dose my son eat. Lotion?

Lotion: Having 4 kids and 6 grandkids, the simple answer is because he can. Kids at this age explore their environment by putting everything in their mouth. You put lotion on him all the time and he sticks out his tongue to get some to explore and because it is a game to him. Fortunately it is not dangerous unless he were to eat the whole bottle. ...Read more

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What if we use morr-f 7.5% lotion?

What if we use morr-f 7.5% lotion?

No problem: This is a topical solution used for hair loss. There should be no problems with it and it may help. ...Read more

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Would fake tan lotions cause any damages?

Skin Care: Multiple lotions have side effects and should not be used without a good dermatologist evaluation and recommendation. Over the counter medications fall into herbal treatments which are not monitored by the fda and are therefore able to offer unproven benefits and not disclosing the side effects. ...Read more

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I'm a crarrie! Any type of specific lotion!

As above: I am sorry I did not. Understand u question, specific lotion for what? ...Read more

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What is the active element in anti-aging lotions?

The answer to: Your question fills a book. Dr Zoe Draelos wrote a wonderful book on cosmeceuticals that would help answer your question. My book doesn't come out til next year so I would look hers up:) ...Read more

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What is an astrigent lotion and what it is used for?

Drying agent: An astringent is something to dry up an area - would have to know what you were referring to. ...Read more

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What is an astrigent lotion and when should it be used?

What is an astrigent lotion and when should it be used?

Cleansing: Astringents are used as cleansers for people with oily skin, as in a treatment of acne. Typically they are used after a facial cleanser and before a moisturizer. Using it more than once a day can be overlying drying and remove the face's natural oils, however, so you should only use it when necessary and probably not every day. ...Read more

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If I wear lotion before I put on gloves would the protection barrier still be the same?

Yes: In fact it can help hold in the moisture and make the effect last longer. ...Read more

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