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Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in ...Read more


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I need help to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

I need help to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

Use Cortisone: Seborrheic dermatitis is hard to treat and requires an accurate diagnosis before treatment can be successful. Many GP's are experienced to diagnose it but if there is a doubt, referral to a dermatologist can be helpful. It would help determine the type and strength of steroid preparation which would work in your case. ...Read more

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Do you need to be certain age to do laser hair removal?

Do you need to be certain age to do laser hair removal?

Laser Hair Reduction: There is no fixed age at which you are no longer a candidate for permanent laser hair reduction. If you are old enough to have unwanted hair you wish to be rid of and you have no contraindications to treatment, such as pregnancy, sun tan, grey or blond hairs, you are able to be receive treatments. If under 18 yrs old, a parent will need to sign consent for your laser treatments. ...Read more

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Why would you need phototherapy for atopic dermatitis?

Why would you need phototherapy for atopic dermatitis?

Only if very severe: A person would only need phototherapy for atopic dermatitis if all the other treatments tried had failed to bring about improvement in the condition. These include antihistamines, topical anti-inflammatory creams, excellent skin hydration and searches for triggers that can be treated with avoidance or immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Do you need your doctor to refer you to see a dermatologist ?

Do you need your doctor to refer you to see a dermatologist ?

No: It is a personal decision and if you feel the need to see a Skin Specialist , then so be it. However , if you have a managed care type insurance , you may need a formal referral from your primary care doctor ...Read more

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Do i need to go to an endocrinologist for postpartum hyperthyroidism?

Do i need to go to an endocrinologist for postpartum hyperthyroidism?

Best: It would be best if you did, as most ob's and pcp's aren't familiar with the disorder or how to properly diagnose/treat it. ...Read more

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Which vaccinations will I need to go to india?

Which vaccinations will I need to go to india?

Agree w Dr. Rudnick: See: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india

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What needs to be done to make TMJ better?

What needs to be done to make TMJ better?

Other than rest,..: Pain meds, and time you may need to see a dentist or facial pain specialist for a diagnosis. Tmj is a collection of problems related to the jaw joint and prior to treating it, it needs to be diagnosed. See www.Aaop.Org or www.Aacfp.Org for a listing of dental specialists. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take melanin supplements to help you tan?

Is it possible to take melanin supplements to help you tan?

No: Melanin is a complex biochemical compound produced by your skin cells. If you ingest melanin, it is broken down and cannot supplement your skin. It is in fact not available as a supplement so if you are being sold a product advertised as helping with this - it is a fraud. ...Read more

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I want to be able to get access to Selsun Blue 2.5 percent without having a prescription so I can treat my tinea versicolor condition.

I want to be able to get access to Selsun Blue 2.5 percent without having a prescription so I can treat my tinea versicolor condition.

? your question is ?: If you read the conditions of the public site, we are not here to provide you diagnosis or treatment of specific conditions. The feds set the status of medications and define requirements for access. Call your own doc and see if they agree to prescribe it on your request.If not,deal with it. ...Read more

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How old do you need to be to go to a gynecologist?

How old do you need to be to go to a gynecologist?

As early as : Early teens, if you are sexually active or having other gyn issues... ...Read more

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Do i need to get help for raynaud disease?

Do i need to get help for raynaud disease?

See your doctor: The only way you can find the cause of your problem and how to treat and control your condition is to see your family doctor or go to a clinic raynaud disease can be due to another systemic condition or it may be on its own and can be helped with certain preventive measures and some meds if it is needed. ...Read more

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How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

Some fractures, ...: Some fractures, some tendon ruptures, blood vessel damage that decreases blood flow to the toe, excess foot swelling that is compressing nerves and blood vessels, enlarging infections, deep cuts, deep punctures, etc..., are some conditions that may need an orthopedic or foot surgeon to repair. An injured person can see a primary care doctor first, and then be referred to orthopedics if needed. ...Read more

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Need expert help. Can someone be genetically immune to hiv/aids?

Need expert help. Can someone be genetically immune to hiv/aids?

HIV resistance: There are a small percentage of people with HIV who are long term non-progressors - have HIV but never develop signs/symptoms, and some people who, despite repeated exposure to the virus, never acquire HIV infection - they are HIV resistant, essentially. It is thought then some people's T cells are resistant to the virus. The underlying mechanisms are not specifically known, but being researched ...Read more

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Do you need to be exposed to something more than once to have anaphylaxis?

Do you need to be exposed to something more than once to have anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis: May items cross react and therefore, you do NOT need prior exposure to a specific item to develop an anaphylaxis following exposure to it for the first time. examples, are ragweed and water melon, they cross react. ...Read more