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What is the potential for light therapies for treating acne vulgaris?

What is the potential for light therapies for treating acne vulgaris?

Unfortunately: Light based interventions aren't particularly effective for most. And in general are often felt to be an "adjunctive" treatment option may be best utilized for patients who cannot tolerate or decline medical therapies. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Is there any solution for acne hyperpigmentation?

Is there any solution for acne hyperpigmentation?

Hydroquinone: Topical hydroquinone can make the spots more pale, but be careful. You're likely to look worse than before unless you are very good at it, and long-term use will disfigure you in any case. The spots face in time and i'll bet they look worse to you than to other folks. The key is to have your primary acne managed. ...Read more

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What OTC medication is out there for bad acne?

What OTC medication is out there for bad acne?

Don't waste money: There are a lot of otc acne treatments, and some even work (sometimes) on mild to moderate acne. But for severe acne, otc remedies are a waste of money. See a dermatologist and get proper treatment; in the long run it will be much cheaper and you will be much happier. ...Read more

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Is there any good OTC treatment for cystic acne?

Is there any good OTC treatment for cystic acne?

No: Anything short of Isotretinoin for cystic acne will probably disappoint you. If you are an adult responsible for the health of a teen with cystic acne, and you are denying him/her access to evidence-based treatment for a chronic disease that is a grave personal and professional liability, you are making a terrible mistake. Please get junior treated effectively. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the main reason for denial of insurance claim?

What is the main reason for denial of insurance claim?

No medical necessity: Most common denials are due to lack of documentation by the doctor of medical necessity. Some procedures are not included as benefits in insurance plans (cosmetic surgery). ...Read more

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What is the most prescribed oral antibiotic for mild acne for oily skin ?

What is the most prescribed oral antibiotic for mild acne for oily skin ?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline is probably the most widely and commonly prescribed antibiotic for acne, not necessarily for the oily skin, but to decrease underlying bacteria that may cause blocked/infected pores and acne formation. Doxycycline has a high affinity for the sin, and is therefore widely used for acne. It can cause "photo-sensitivity" so it best to avoid the sun exposure when on this med. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter antibiotic for acne?

Is there any over-the-counter antibiotic for acne?

Not in the USA: And that's a good thing. If an antibiotic is used alone, the bacteria that are involved with causing the illness tend to become resistant. You might or might not be able to get a retinoic acid derivative without a prescription. A physician's office visit is in order anyway if your acne hasn't responded to the benzoyl peroxide regimen you've been using; there may be other choices as well. ...Read more

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What options exists for acne surgery?

What options exists for  acne surgery?

Depends on the type: Scar excision, subcision, fillers/fat grafting, tca cross, dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels are options for acne scars. These options have various ranges of improvement. For best results, it is better to get the skin surface relatively smooth before using the skin resurfacing procedures. If acne scars are depressed, skin resurfacing may improve the texture, but not the flatness. ...Read more

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What is the reason for frequent utis?

What is the reason for frequent utis?

Low immunity: Lowered immunity can cause frequent UTIs. Taking a zinc supplement 25-50 mg/day and a good probiotic daily might help solve the problem since they both boost immunity. ...Read more

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Which home remedies for acne is considered the best?

Avoid conditioners: The #1 cause of acne are shampoo conditioners. They block the skin pores which give rise to acne. I suggest switching to baby shampoos that lack the additional conditioner. Eating healthy and consuming fresh fruits and vegetables may also decrease acne eruptions. ...Read more

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What is the main reason for working out?

What is the main reason for working out?

Improve health: Working out serves many differnet purposes to different people. One unifying purpose that is common to all that opt to work out safely and regularly is that working out is a good way to improve your overall health. Simple walking is a very efficient activity that can vastly imrpve one's overall cardiorespiratory health. ...Read more

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Wht is the reason for dandruff?

Wht is the reason for dandruff?

Seb derm: Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing, and usually mild form of dermatitis which occurs in infants and adults. The severity may vary from minimal, asymptomatic scaliness of the scalp (dandruff) to more widespread involvement. Affected individuals are usually healthy. The cause of seborrheic dermatitis is unknown. ...Read more

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What is the reason for pimples?

Pimples: Hello, pimples are a result of blocked or clogged pores within the skin surface. Once the pores become occluded, inflammation occurs within the sweat gland and infection will occur. ...Read more

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Why is vitamin a not popular for treating acne?

Why is vitamin a not popular for treating acne?

Vit A: It actually is very coomon, through prescription medicine similar to vitamin a like retina. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative for isotetrinoin /accutane in nodular acne ?

Is there any alternative for isotetrinoin /accutane in nodular acne ?

Yes: Hello, Traditional texts speak of the failure and risk of topical methods for deeper cysts and nodules. However, new amplified approaches of topicals can predictably, and reproducibly inactivate nodular acne without accutane. A strategic approach requires a great patient/practitioner relationship. Cortisone injections during the treatment can minimize scarring from large individual lesions. ...Read more

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Is there a medical and/or natural treatment for alzeimer?

Is there a medical and/or natural treatment for alzeimer?

Tx for Alzheimer's: Alzheimer's dementia is a degenerative process of the mind that continues despite our best medical treatments. We have medications that will slow the cognitive losses down. Namenda, (memantine) Aricept etc are just a few. Most cities have wonderful support groups for individuals affected by the disease. See what is available in your area. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more