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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
1,251 doctors shared insights

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

No: The stuff you'll read about on the internet is just made up. For real acne scars, you'll need a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with microsurgery, a filler, or a laser. For the dark pigmentation, best let it fade on its own over months or try hydroquinone. There's no treating the red post-acne spots other than time. ...Read more

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Natural medicine for pcos?

Natural medicine for pcos?

Healthy weight loss: A low glycemic index diet for all patients with pcos can improve fertility according to a large harvard study by dr chavarro and colleagues. He outlines this diet in his book "the fertility diet". If you are overweight, healthy weight loss may be all you need to start ovulating regularly. A supplement - inositol - may also be helpful. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any good homemade remedies for acne vulgaris?

Are there any good homemade remedies for acne vulgaris?

No: All the home remedies will disappoint you. Today all acne is easy to manage using rx's and you have a right to effective treatment even in a horribly dysfunctional health care system. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for acne?

Natural Acne Txs: Vit a topically and orally is a mainstay of acne treatment.(think retin a (tretinoin) and accutane). You can take high dose vit a, in drop form, (seroyal) up to 150, 000 iu per day. But be careful, it is easy to get toxic and it is tetratogenic! zinc gluconate, (alot safer) 30mg /day x 2 month was shown to improve acne in 24/32 pts vrs. 8/34 in placebo. Nicotinamide gel (b vit) is helpful too. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for dry, acne prone face?

Are there any natural remedies for dry, acne prone face?

You want natural?: You might just need a salicylic acid wash. This comes from the willow tree. Acne can be managed nowadays; a good personal physician, perhaps with an interest in natural healing, can be your best friend here. ...Read more

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What are some natural home treatments for acne?

Forgive my frankness: This is the 21st century and you owe it to yourself to use remedies that actually work. Your physician can manage acne using compounds that are gifts from mother nature -- benzoyl peroxide, the retinoic acid derivatives, isotretinoin, and the wonderful antibiotics made by natural micro-organisms. Acne is a chronic, serious disease and requires real rx. ...Read more

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Home remedies for blemishes and acne?

Home remedies for blemishes and acne?

Only 2: Benzoyl peroxide and salicyclic acid are all that is available over the counter. See dermatologist if this does not work. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for fairer glowing skin for men?

Natural remedies for fairer glowing skin for men?

Beta Carotene: Carrot juice, a great source for beta carotene can create a glowing complexion in some. ...Read more

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Home remedies to control cystic acne?

See a dermatologist: Home remedies don't work too well. You can try an over the counter cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide but that may not be enough. I suggest you see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any natural home remedies to help with acne problems?

Are there any natural home remedies to help with acne problems?

They don't work: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide.If this fails, a physician's office visit. A topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative is a good next step. The oral contraceptive pill will often end acne for a lady who can take it. A systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person is often necessary especially for disease on the trunk. Accutane for hard cases. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for gallstones?

Natural remedies for gallstones?

None I recommend : The only tried and true remedy for gallstones is removal of the gallbladder. Ursodiol is a non-surgical consideration, but not very effective and not considered the standard of care. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne and acne scars (19year old)? Is there a natural remedy?

How to get rid of acne and acne scars (19year old)?  Is there a natural remedy?

No natural way: Prevention is the best treatment. Once a scar has formed it cannot be removed. There are some lasers that can improve scarring as can dermabrasion and some chemical peels good lick. ...Read more

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Are there any effective herbal teas for female hormonal acne?

Are there any effective herbal teas for female hormonal acne?

Get a real Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. If you are offered the oral contraceptive pill, consider using it despite the modest risks -- there are also other health benefits. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for acne/acne scarring?

What are some good home remedies for acne/acne scarring?

There are none: The home remedies don't work. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but this is the 21st century and real science rules. Being young is hard enough without having acne; even in our dysfunctional health-care system, it should be easy to manage your acne, and a dermatologist can treat scars (and it's teribly wrong that these were allowed to develop) using laser, dermabrasion, or fillers. ...Read more

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What are some natural herbal remedy for polycystic ovary syndrome?

What are some natural herbal remedy for polycystic ovary syndrome?

Natural not Natural: Most natural methods are not very natural. Taking plant hormones to control pcos is not advised. Anything you take that your body doesn't produce is not natural. Pcos is a complicated disease that requires accurate diagnosis and proper treatment not only for reproductive health but overall health. ...Read more

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Probiotics for acne or are there other natural remedies?

Probiotics for acne or are there other natural remedies?

Forgive my frankness: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that any primary care physician can manage most of the time. The evidence for "natural remedies" for acne is interesting but at best anecdotal & these are at best supplemental. Don't let some slick promotion by an internet "natural medicine" charlatan deprive some teen of treatment that's required to prevent physical and emotional scarring. ...Read more

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What are some natural home remedies to help acne?

What are some natural home remedies to help acne?

No: Forgive my frankness. This is the 21st century. No home acne treatment works. Whoever told you "natural is better" did you a major disservice. All acne is easily manageable with today's scientific rx. Benzoyl peroxide for starters; then get with your physician for a topical antibiotic and/or a retinoic acid derivative, or something systemic if you need it. You have a right to effective rx. Cheers. ...Read more

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What successful natural remedies work for keloids?

What successful natural remedies work for keloids?

Keloids: The simplest way to prevent a keloid is pressure, massaging and silicone patches are the simplest way. Unfortunately, it's not fool proof and you may need injection of a steroid medication to calm the inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more