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Oxsoralen Topical Medication
It depends: You should mention the medication to know for sure. ...Read more
My son has a random rash, red & bumpy, under each armpit. It's sensitive. What topical medication can I put on it to relieve his discomfort?
A non fungal hairy tongue that is only an elongated filiform papilla. Is there any way to clear the tongue with topical medication; scrapers/etc don't?
Elongated papilla: Other than the unsightly nature of the elongated papilla, there is nothing medically I can recommend for you to get rid of them. I tell my patients to brush their tongue and use tongue rakes to try to break them off and not make them so noticeable. If you smoke they will be very annoying as they will be black and unsightly. I wish there was a better treatment. Good luck and good health. ...Read more
Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?
No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more
What would a good OTC topical medication be to use on the labia following a yeast infection that has been treated with diflucan (fluconazole). The labia is blister?
Xanthelasma?: You are quite young for these. These yellowish plaques tend to occur around the eye and are sometimes indicative of hypercholesterolemia. If your cholesterol is elevated you might benefit from treatment and maybe the xanthelasma will improve. ...Read more
Decrease itch & rash: Topical medications help decrease the itch and rash from eczema. Topical steroids (hydrocortisone (weak), triamcinolone (medium), mometasone (strong) and clobetasol (very strong) are some examples) are extremely safe and effective. They should not be used on the face or groin unless directed by a physician. These can be used daily. Stronger drugs should be used for shorter periods of time. ...Read more
Keralyt, axelaic aci: Prescription creams that are helpful are keralyt gel, finacea, lac hydrin, or urea. This need to be used long term. The addition of oral zinc and essential fatty axis xan help. Flaxseed oil 2 tablespoons or flax powder can be a good source of the essential fatty acids. ...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
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My six month old son has urticaria pigmentosa. Are there any safe topical medications that I can use on him?
Urticaria pigmentosa: Your son has an elevated number of mast cells in the skin. When you rub the skin, the skin will make hives, because the mast cells release histamine. It doesn't mean that topical medications pose any problem to him, just that when you apply them, you need to do so very lightly, to avoid setting off histamine release. Your doctor can prescribe topical antihistamines but oral ones are really needed. ...Read more
I have red patches on my face and they are not going I tried a lot of topical medications but they are not working such as cutivate what is the cure?
Topical meds: In general, any acne topical is safe during pregnancy or for a breastfeeding mother. They are not absorbed in a quantity that would cross into your blood which would be the way they reach baby. Inform your OB of any meds/supplements you use in any form to let them be aware of plans. ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more
What is the best treatment to slow down scleroderma on the face? What medication, any topical creams? Exercises?
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The Best way to avoid new genital HPV warts from appearing after old ones have been removed in men? Medication/topical solution required please
None available: This virus comes from a family well-known for its ability to hibernate after the primary infection clears and re-activate when it decides to. The primary infection will usually disappear, often with help (laser, frozen, chemicals) within 2 years. When the primary infection clears you are immune from re-infection by the same strain, but it may reactivate. ...Read more
How can I get rid of blackheads on my nose? Is their any topical medications or helpful home remedies?
Blackheads: Blackheads are a type of acne that is also known as open comedones. Suffering from severe acne breakouts that include open comedones. Tretinoin and tazarotene are derived from vitamin a and prevent the clogging of follicles. Stinging, redness and peeling are common side effects of vitamin a topical treatment. ...Read more
I've been using duac, a topical acne medication. My skin has gotten more oily and my pores have gotten larger. How can I shrink my pores?
Exfoliation: Pores can be a difficult problem. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are good procedures that are minimally invasive and can help with this problem. ...Read more
What hormone(s) cause acne in males? Please indicate what prescription drugs help, since no topical medications have worked these last 4 years.
Many options.: There are many prescription options for acne — too many to summarize here in 400 characters. A dermatologist will evaluate you and determine which ones will work best in your particular situation. That's why they require a prescription — because a professional has to prescribe them for you. ...Read more
I have a partner who was diagnosed with trichomoniasis,,,,i have an itcy patch on my penis shaft which won't go away,,,,will the pill form of the medication work, or do I need a topical solution?
I need a prescription for Taclonex topical solution for treatment of psoriasis. Can someone write me a prescription? I can't get an appointment with my dermatologist for a month and I need medication now.
See concierge: You may contact one of the dermatologist who may provide online consultation on this site- I am not one of them. ...Read more
Are there any oral medications for genital warts or are they all topical? I finally found my warts in opening, they are gross do they leak?
I have folliculitis on my neck for years. It is embarrassing. It has never went away with topical medications, will laser hair removal work?
Probably: That sounds like an outstanding idea if you're willing to do it. Nobody really understands back-of-the-neck deep hair infections. Best wishes. ...Read more
Are there any oral medications for genital warts or are they all topical? I finally found my warts in vag opening, they are gross do they leak?
Topical treatment: Is standard. I know of no oral therapies. ...Read more
Please respond! If i have yeast infection possibly (not std) and I use topical yeast medication and it's not yeast infection, will that cause one?
I've been on minocycline for 2 months now and my acne is far worse than ever. Should I continue to be patient? Male — 20 years old. Also, using a topical called "duac". No other symptoms from the medication.
Be patient: Minocycline alone isn't good. Assuming your using an anitbacterial wash, possibly retin a (tretinoin) at night and an ab ointment (duac) your pretty much maxed out of acne therapy. Other options to step it up include blue light treatments and photodynamic acne therapy. Acne takes a long time to heal and has many recurrences in the best hands. ...Read more