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Doctor insights on: Meth Use And Boils Skin Problems

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I have small boils on forehead,chin and cheeks. I am 33 years and never had any type of skin problems before . Pls help me to rid of these boils. ?

I have small boils on forehead,chin and cheeks. I am 33 years  and never had any type of skin problems before . Pls help me to rid of these boils. ?

Boils: Warm compresses. Cleanse and wash face twice daily in area, try antibiotic ointment or benzoyl peroxide containing products OTC, if no improvement, see your doctor for oral antibiotics or prescription creams/ointments. ...Read more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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I have a hard abcess/boil under my arm in the pit. its hard and has not come to a head I only just noticed it yesterday. I am a meth addict do u think this could be the cause and what should I do its hurts so bad, its not hot like what ive seen from peopl

I have a hard abcess/boil under my arm in the pit. its hard and has not come to a head I only just noticed it yesterday. I am a meth addict do u think this could be the cause and what should I do its hurts so bad, its not hot like what ive seen from peopl

See doctor: I appears that you have a infection (likely staph) which needs to be treated by a doctor. If you don't have one, go to the ER before this spreads further. Perhaps you can get some help on your meth addiction as well even though I don't believe these two events are related (unless you have been injecting the material). ...Read more

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Can u get bacterial infections on the skin such as boils from snoking meth?

Can u get bacterial infections on the skin such as boils from snoking meth?

Yes: People on meth tend to pick on their skin that can provide a portal of entry for bacteria that infect hair follicles and result in boils. ...Read more

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Can any medications cause boils? Is it possible for any medications such as minocycline to cause skin conditions like boils? .

Can any medications cause boils? Is it possible for any medications such as minocycline to cause skin conditions like boils?

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Poss, but unlikely: Anything is possible, but Minocycline is an antibiotic with a high affinity for skin structures and is usually used to treat conditions like boils. If you were allergic to Minocycline than you could possibly get an allergic reaction including a skin eruption, that could look like or turn into a "boli." see a dr. If you have boils that will not go away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can any medications cause boils? Is it possible for any medications such as minocycline to cause skin conditions like boils? .

Yes: The cause is indirect, but real. Chronic use of minocen can result in the overgrowth of drug resistant abcesses, frequently staph. ...Read more

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I take Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) and have OCD. Have a serious skin picking problem. Meth can cause that symptom. Can amphetamines cause skin picking too?

I take Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) and have OCD. Have a serious skin picking problem. Meth can cause that symptom. Can amphetamines cause skin picking too?

Yes: Amphetamines such as Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can increase anxiety and picking type of behavior. Speak to your prescriber about an alternative medication such as Provigil or Nuvigil ...Read more

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What are the best herbs fo skin problems?

What are the best herbs fo skin problems?

Need a diagnosis: Do not treat unless you know what it is. See a doctor if you do not know you have and she will start you on the correct medications usually topical but occasionally pills. ...Read more

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What skin problems can be treated at home?

What skin problems can be treated at home?

Difficult to Answer: Not fair. What works for one person might not work for another with the same exact skin. Unfortunately, no herbal treatments are fda-approved or tested, so i simply remind people, "let the buyer beware." i recommend hypoallergenic lotions as the best initial therapy. Dry skin is a huge cause of many skin problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin problems?

What is the definition or description of: skin problems?

Depends: Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of a type of problem. ...Read more

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Could botox and fillers cause skin problems?

Could botox and fillers cause skin problems?

Rare: There are complications to any procedure. Very rare with botox and fillers. For best results see skilled clinician. ...Read more

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I have a skin problems on my legs its dark brown.

I have a skin problems on my legs its dark brown.

Skin : It is difficult to answer your questions without further history and a picture of the lesions. ...Read more

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Are there any new effective treatments for keloid skin problems?

Are there any new effective treatments for keloid skin problems?

Keloid therapy: Therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon (ifn) therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-fu), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, Imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and over-the-counter treatments (eg, . ...Read more

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Sugar and diabetic sweets give me diarrhea and skin problems, why is this?

Sugar and diabetic sweets give me diarrhea and skin problems, why is this?

What skin problem?: The diarrhea is from the artificial sweetner causing an osmotic diarrhea and the rash may be an allergic skin reaction. Otherwise if you are diabetic you may be prone to yeast infections. see your doctor to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. Avoid the sweets in the meantime. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if one has type 2 diabetes will it cause dry skin problems?

Diabetes : Yes patients with diabetes may experience dry skin of the legs and arms as well as poor wound healing . Moisturizing after bathing is helpful. ...Read more

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Has anyone had fraxel laser surgery for skin problems, and was it good and effective?

Has anyone had fraxel laser surgery for skin problems, and was it good and effective?

Scars,: This is effective for depressed or raised scars from acne, surgical scars, vertical wrinkles on the lip, and wrinkles on the cheeks, and lower eyelids. Healing with the fractionated ervium is 3-4 days, although redness may persist for 1-2 weeks. The results are permanent and worthwhile. ...Read more

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For several years, I have problem skin problems skin pigment found that the white spots appear on the skin and are getting more?

For several years, I have problem skin problems skin pigment found that the white spots appear on the skin and are getting more?

Pigmentation Issues: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. The most common areas it affects are the shoulders, back, and chest. Another possibility is vitiligo, a depipmenting disease. ...Read more

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Hello, i experience very unhealthy skin problems. My face is prone to allergies. If i shave, my skin turns rashy red. It is prone to sunburns.

Best sensitive shave: For sensitive skin, use a high quality 4 or 5 blade shaver like gillette or schick. Use pjur eros bodyglide as a shave lubricant. You won't react to it. If you still have trouble with this regimen, consider laser hair removal. ...Read more

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What skin conditions cause red or pink skin that scabs over with hard white scabs?never had skin problems before, is this something I caught?

What skin conditions cause red or pink skin that scabs over with hard white scabs?never had skin problems before, is this something  I caught?

See your doctor: A medspa doctor would exam the rash and start you on prescription medication. You may have any number of issues from yeast to allergies to acne or rosacea and more. She will correctly diagnose your problem and start the proper medication. If it is a chronic problem she may bea able to show you laser therapy that will help you keep your skin clear and offer products to use between visits. ...Read more

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I've been have skin problems lately and have been taking benadryl, (diphenhydramine) it's not helping, would it hurt if I tool 125-150 mg of it?

I've been have skin problems lately and have been taking benadryl, (diphenhydramine) it's not helping, would it hurt if I tool 125-150 mg of it?

Do not: Do not take that much Benadryl (diphenhydramine). The max dose that you can take at one time is 50mg spread out over 4 to 6 hours. If 50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not doing the trick, the additional doses will not help anymore. That is the max benefit you will get from that drug. You need a more potent medication to be prescribed from your physician. Follow up with your primary for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had an ovary removed in april and ever since my skin has been very dry. I never had any skin problems before surgery and i feel that they are connected. Is there anything i can do about it? I have tried over-the-counter creams such as e45 but to no

I had an ovary removed in april and ever since my skin has been very dry. I never had any skin problems before  surgery  and i feel that they are connected. Is there anything i can do about it?  I have tried over-the-counter creams  such as e45 but to no

Hormonal: This most likely represents a reduction in your estrogen and Progesterone hormones that are responsible. Depending on the reason you had your ovary removed; see your physician about the possibility of replaceing these hormones. Of course if your ovary was removed due to an estrogen sensitive cancer, replacement may not be a good idea. Moisturizing creams may help til you can do better. ...Read more

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Can there be natural ways to treat skin problems?

Vague question: You would need the skin problem to be diagnosed and then your doctor could suggest the many ways to treat the condition. If you have dry, oily or com,bination skin, your medspa doctor could help you with these issues and keep your skin glowing with laser skin care. ...Read more

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Can sugar cause skin problems?

Can sugar cause skin problems?

Sugar: Sugar by itself won't cause skin infection or problems, but excess sugar leading to diabetes definitely can. Diabetes puts you at higher risk for skin infections and skin discolorations. ...Read more

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Skin problems from IV drug use?

Skin problems from IV drug use?

Simple answer: This may sound silly but, stop using drugs and you will not have the skin problems. I am not sure what problems you are having but there are a whole host of problems that occur for drug use., skin popping, chronic itching and excoriations, secondary skin infection to name a few. My best advice is to stop using! ...Read more

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I have skin problems after circumcision. What should I do?

I have skin problems after circumcision. What should I do?

Rash or too tight: Suggest you see a urologist it skin problem is pain with erection because too much skin was removed at circumcision. Best from a different practice, or in a different city so you can get an unbiased opinion. Dermatologist would be best if you are having an allergic skin reaction or an unexplained rash. Good luck. ...Read more

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What skin problems can hypothyroidism cause?

Skin: If you do not take your thyroid medicine daily you are very likely to have dry skin. You surely don't want that to happen. ...Read more

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Any good vitamins that work for skin problems?

Any good vitamins that work for skin problems?

Essential fats and..: Essential fats (epa, dha, and gla in some cases) are essential. Phytonutrients (i.E resveratrol, caratenoids, etc) have shown improved skin health. Zinc, b vitamins, probiotics and a healthy diet are all very important. Eating allergy foods, especially cow's milk, is one of the most common caused for eczema. Nourish the outer skin and prevent irritating the bowel lining. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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