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Hi Dr I have vitiligo since 2 year. My Dr suggest me methoxsalen with sunlight can I take ginkgo biloba instead of this.
DO NOT SUBSTITUTE a HERBAL remedy for a Prescribed Medication by your Health Care Professional!
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No: It is easy to burn with topical methoxaslen and it is better to use narrow band uvb or excimer laser alone. ...Read more
About to start using methoxsalen (should i?) for vitiligo, what can I do about nausea, it's intolerable.
Call the doctor: Call the prescribing doctor and inform them of this side effect. They might consider changing the dosing or schedule, adding an anti-nausea medication or switching completely. Call the doc! ...Read more
Stop methoxaslen: It is difficult to work with liquid without experiencing burns. Use prescition strength steroid cream to decrease inflammation and if tolerated a peeling cream such as urea or retin a (tretinoin) can help lighten darkened areas. Excimer laser is safer for treating vitiligo-see ramed. Com. ...Read more
Sucralfate: I recommend using sucralfate. There is a company, avene, that has this in an cream type form called "cicalfate". Speeds healing very nicely. ...Read more
Hi doc I have vitiligo. My dr suggest me methoxsalen tablets with sunlight. Is this good treatment for vitiligo.
I am taking betamethsone and methoxsalen tablets to cure vitiligo. When the white spot vanishes, skin becomes dark from that area. Reason? How to cure it?
Hi Dr I have vitiligo. My Dr sugg me methoxsalen tab it cause me some itching on my hands n feet plz tell me what can I do?
See below: It's not possible to give specific advice on the basis of such limited information. The following websites should be helpful: http://bit. Ly/2aZkxzz and http://bit. Ly/2aZqQTy For more specific advice consider an online consultation with a Health Tap Concierge Dermatologist. ...Read more
Can I take GLUTATHIONE skin whitening pills with other medicines? I am using betamethasone & methoxsalen.
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more