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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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I know the ocp pill can help regulate periods, clear skin, etc... But will the patch also have the same benefits?

I know the ocp pill can help regulate periods, clear skin, etc... But will the patch also have the same benefits?

Yes: The hormones ine pill are taken orally, whereas the patch has the hormone absorbed through the skin. They should have the same benefits. ...Read more

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Is OTC oral contraceptive pills good for my skin if acne prone?

Is OTC oral contraceptive pills good for my skin if acne prone?

Usually: Most hormonal contraceptives will improve acne by reducing ovary and adrenal androgens. Some pills are even medically indicated for acne, although most will have that effect. ...Read more

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Will taking tetralysal antibiotics for my skin reduce the effectiveness of my oral contraceptive at all? (18 year old girl speaking)

Will taking tetralysal antibiotics for my skin reduce the effectiveness of my oral contraceptive at all? (18 year old girl speaking)

Sounds ok: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. This is likely true, presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12063491 ...Read more

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What foods are good for skin care?

What foods are good for skin care?

Healthy diet: The old adage, "we are what we eat" is true. Eat a balanced diet with good oils, avocados, complex carbs, low fat chicken, fish, and drink water. www.artofplasticsurgery.com. ...Read more

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Can you share any skincare secrets for younger looking skin?

Several steps: Avoid excess sun exposure Use good broad spectrum sunblock all times one with titanium or zinc exfoliate wash with a gentle cleanser one with a glycolic acid or salicylic acid ...Read more

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What is the best skin care for cancer patients?

What is the best skin care for cancer patients?

Basal cell carcinoma: While no cancers are good, this is much less malignant than squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma. ...Read more

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What are good skin care products to hydrate skin?

What are good skin care products to hydrate skin?

Aloe vera, oils: Skin is a barriers that breaks down when it is dry. Application of aquaphor or vaseline, as light layers, minimize drying from too much water or wind. There are many effective creams, but the best have oils such as vitamin e, camomille, sesame oil, or gels such as aloe vera. Avoid perfumes in products which alter the pH and decrease efficacy of ingredients.Io. ...Read more

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What are some all-natural shampoos/skin care products?

What are some all-natural shampoos/skin care products?

Natural products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What are good skin care products for a person with eczema?

What are good skin care products for a person with eczema?

Vanicream: Fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, Eucerin and Aquaphor are all good options. Uses 1-2 times per day, best time to apply is right after getting out of shower. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. I like Dove white bar. ...Read more

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What are?The best?Skin care products for a person with eczema?

What are?The best?Skin care products for a person with eczema?

The ones that work : For you. Some options for lotions that work include aquafor, calendula, olive oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, coconut oil. Arbonne and burts beesmakes some great products. Using mild skin care products and organic ones are probably the best choices. Often there are food allergies associated so find out what triggers you can be helpful. Chinese medicine herbals can also help a lot. ...Read more

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What beauty products for skin care can be used during pregnancy?

What beauty products for skin care can be used during pregnancy?

Avoid retin a (tretinoin): Most cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreens are appropriate as well as over th counter acne medicines. Hair dye is controversial whether it should be used in pregnancy. Prescription creams such as retin a (tretinoin) differin and epiduo and tazorac should not be used during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Who knows about skin care more--doctors, cosmetics or drug companies?

Who knows about skin care more--doctors, cosmetics or drug companies?

Cosmetics : There is considerable knowledge among all the groups you mention. A dermatologist specializes in conditions of the skin, hair , and nails to best provide advice on the best products for your particular skin condition. ...Read more

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Are there affordable skin care products that won't cause me to get cancer?

Are there affordable skin care products that won't cause me to get cancer?

Maybe: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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What are the best skin care products doctors recommend for oily skin! help!?

What are the best skin care products doctors recommend for oily skin! help!?

Skin care: Oily skin may be do to hormones and over aggressive washing of the skin. At times, when the skin is dried from soap and washing vigorously the oil glands become irritated and secrete more oil. Try a cleanser rather than soap, a good moisture cream and at times glycolic acids work, too. www.artofplasticsurgery.com. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best anti aging skin care product in your opinion?

Can any doc tell me what's the best anti aging skin care product in your opinion?

In my opinion,: I like Truescience antiaging moisturizer although there are many reputable products in the market that are also good. ...Read more

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Can u suggest any cream or skin care routine for uneven complexion and oily skin ?

Can u suggest any cream or skin care routine for uneven complexion and oily skin ?

Go natural: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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If you're lactose intolerant, would skincare products with milk also be bad if placed on your skin?

No: Milk products are not absorbed from the skin into the digestive tract so you can use them on the skin if your are lactose intolerant. No fear of diarrhea from skin care products with milk or creme. ...Read more

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