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Over the counter creams for extreme acne?

Over the counter creams for extreme acne?

Need prescription: Over the counter products are either benzoyl peroxide such as proactive or salicylic acid found in maxclaroty. These will not be very effective in severe acne. This will require a cpmbnoation of creams such as a retinoid, and possibly oral medications. This requires vist to dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Over the counter phimosis cream uk?

Over the counter phimosis cream uk?

Here are some...: Phimosis may induce inflammation / infection, which could be treated with heightening topical hygiene with judicious use of antifungal cream with steroid. If the bother from phimosis persists despite care, circumcision is the choice of long-term care. More? Ask doctor timely. ...Read more

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Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter ?

Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter 
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Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, including single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. If you're sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, choose whichever product is cheapest and/or most convenient for you. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC product for removing hyper pigmentation scars all over the legs?

What is the best OTC product for removing hyper pigmentation scars all over the legs?

Scars on legs: How deep is the scar and can you send a picture.? Depending on how deep the scar is over-the-counter steroids may not work. Likely IPL would be your best bet. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Over the counter anaesthetics availble in us?

Over the counter anaesthetics availble in us?

Not really: Only over the counter local anesthetics. The rest of the bunch should only be prescribed and administered by an anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Can silicon gel sheets fade the appearance of scars from laser tattoo removal? (The scar is about 3 years old).

Can silicon gel sheets fade the appearance of scars from laser tattoo removal? (The scar is about 3 years old).

No evidence: These have not been shown to be particularly effective for scar reduction. Try Mederma, Vitamin D, or consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist, or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How to repair skin that has been darkened over the years from using hair removal creams?

How to repair skin that has been darkened over the years from using hair removal creams?

Dermatologist: There are over the counter creams which I never advise as some of this may actually cause you to have hyperpigmentation with chronic use. a dermatology visit is best. good luck ...Read more

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Where can I buy mole remover over the counter?

Where can I buy mole remover over the counter?

Not available: There is no such thing as an over-the-counter mole remover. Unless you mean the over-the-counter wart spray. I would suggest you have your dermatologist help decide if and how a mole is removed. Missing a melanoma would be a devastating thing for you to do. Please be careful in considering your approach. ...Read more

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Best of the counter cream for phimosis?

Best of the counter cream for phimosis?

Here are some ...: What you have is probably just a long redundant retractable foreskin, to which topical application for infection / inflammation is possible. The common OTC agent is antifungal cream with or without steroid - 1% hydrocortisone. You may try it but consult Doc as needed for unforeseen events. But for long overall health, don't ignore practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without obsession. Best wish. ...Read more

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What are some effective acne scar removal creams or ointments?

What are some effective acne scar removal creams or ointments?

Scar cream: The only effective one I have ever seen chemically bonds silicone to the skin, so it is like wearing the silicone sheets. It is called biocorneum. Dont waste your money on others. ...Read more

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Which is now the top product or home remedy to fade acne scars?

You can't: Anybody offering you something to remove acne scars is scamming you. Only a dermatologist can do this, using microsurgery, lasers, fillers, and/or abrasion. I'm sorry the scars happened in the first place -- all acne is treatable nowadays. Some men -- tommy lee jones, jet li, casey pachall (photo) have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's a personal choice. ...Read more

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Can I apply anti-itch cream over the scabies medicine?

Can I apply anti-itch cream over the scabies medicine?

Anti itch cream/scab: No it is not a good idea.But you can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydroxyzine for itching during the treatment. ...Read more

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Which scar cream would work better for flattening on an old keloid scar?

Which scar cream would work better for flattening on an old keloid scar?

Really none.: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next option is excision which comes with very high recurrence rates (and can come back worse than the original) and a postop regimen of silicone, pressure, and in severe cases even radiation treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter stretch mark removal cream?

What is the best over-the-counter stretch mark removal cream?

Stretch marks: That is a question better asked of a Dermatologist or a Plastic surgeon after they examine you. ...Read more

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Used Derma Ceutic Yellow Cream on scar on my brown skin. Scabbed over. Scar is bigger! Is there hope scar could go away by itself or with treatment?

Used Derma Ceutic Yellow Cream on scar on my brown skin. Scabbed over. Scar is bigger! Is there hope scar could go away by itself or with treatment?

Yes: Your scar will shrink and lighten with time. Some people use mederma or silicon strips to treat scars. You could also ask a dermatologist for advice. Vitamin E oil rubbed on it may help. Of course, best health habits of adequate sleep, good nutrition, exercise, relaxation all will help. If the scar is on your face, you may want to see plastic surgery as well. Do you keloid? ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scar Revision (Definition)

Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or ...Read more


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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more