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Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?

Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?

See a medspa doctor: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause all of your issues. Start medication and see a medspa doctor to get the skin problems under control. Many lasers can help with the darker spots, as well as the acne. T here are also products and prescription creams to use between laser visits. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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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How could minocycline work for my acne and skin problems?

How could minocycline work for my acne and skin problems?

Probably quite well: This is a great antibiotic to supplement a good topical treatment like benzoyl peroxide. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. It works by slowing down the bacteria that contribute to the disease and probably by some other mechanism as well. Best wishes for a good result in managing your illness. ...Read more

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How could minocycline work for your acne and skin problems?

How could minocycline work for your acne and skin problems?

Antibiotic: It's good for moderately severe acne, but never use it as sole treatment. Combine it with topical benzoyl peroxide or something similar and you'll probably get a good result. ...Read more

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When should you see an allergist instead of a dermatologist for skin problems?

When should you see an allergist instead of a dermatologist for skin problems?

Depends: Both specialities deal with allergic skin conditions: atopic eczema, contact eczema, urticaria of different forms, if the allergic condition is affecting more than one system, skin and respiratory tract for example, allergists deal with both, although there are no sharp lines, except for special expertise needed in either specialty, such as desensitization practiced by allergists ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin problems at the finger skin. Who can I talk to?

Need expert opinions about skin problems at the finger skin. Who can I talk to?

A dermatologist: Your problem needs to have experienced eyes on it to determine the diagnosis and possible treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was having dengue last week. Age : 20. Now I m facing skin problems. My skin is peeling. What to do?

I was having dengue last week. Age : 20. Now I m facing skin problems. My skin is peeling. What to do?

Common: This is simply part of the expression/progression of dengue. I would recommend that you use some sort of soothing lotion - even calamine plus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) - for the itchy skin. Once peeling is prevalent, I would move towards cerave lotion or other hypoallergenic lotion to replenish moisture in your skin. Avoid highly aromatized soaps or moisturizers. ...Read more

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Can dermablend foundation cause acne? It is made for sensitive skin and severe acne and skin problems

Your meds will: The steroids you are on causes worsening acne. See a medspa doctor to help you with clearing this problem. She will start you on laser skin care with prescriptions and products to take between visits. ...Read more

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I was put on co cyprindiol for my skin problems and it's a contraceptive pill. What are the side effects?

I was put on co cyprindiol for my skin problems and it's a contraceptive pill. What are the side effects?

Well tolerated but: It contain ethinylestradiol a female sex hormone and cypoterone an anti androge. Used for treatment of severe acne or hirsutism and as oral contraceptive.Major side effects are
headaches
breast tenderness
increase weight
mood changes
breakthrough bleeding
serious side effects are rare and need to stop the med like
sudden chest pain
shortness of breath
faining attacks
jaundice
swelling leg or pain. ...Read more

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Need a gynecological exam soon, also want to test allergies & discuss skin problems. Should I find primary care dr, or other type of dr?

Need a gynecological exam soon, also want to test allergies & discuss skin problems. Should I find primary care dr, or other type of dr?

Primary care doctor: To start with, he/she can further refer you to relevant specialist(s) if need be) ...Read more

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I have small boils on forehead, chin and cheeks. I am 33 years and never had any type of skin problems before. Pls help me to rid of these boils.?

I have small boils on forehead, chin and cheeks. I am 33 years and never had any type of skin problems before. Pls help me to rid of these boils.?

Boils: Warm compresses. Cleanse and wash face twice daily in area, try antibiotic ointment or benzoyl peroxide containing products OTC, if no improvement, see your doctor for oral antibiotics or prescription creams/ointments. ...Read more

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Symptoms of long standing Lyme disease have been dealing with for years inflammed jointed skin problems etc etc live in P.A by woods been tested neg.

Symptoms of long standing Lyme disease have been dealing with for years inflammed jointed skin problems etc etc live in P.A by woods been tested neg.

What is the question: I don't see a question here. Also I don't see any information about treatment for Lyme, were you given antibiotics. Lyme disease can manifest with acute and chronic signs and symptoms, you should be treated either by an ID specialist or your primary doctor if its comfortable. Blood work testing for lyme can be confusing but sure helps for accurate diagnosis, make sure they test for others. ...Read more

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I'm 22, I have 4 white patches of hair on my head. Each 1 has a tiny spot where the white hair grows. They sometimes itch. No other skin problems atall?

I'm 22, I have 4 white patches of hair on my head. Each 1 has a tiny spot where the white hair grows. They sometimes itch. No other skin problems atall?

? vitiligo: It is difficult to know without examining the patches, however, what you described is consistent with vitiligo. See this site for additional information and consult your doctor.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001834/. ...Read more

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Sir I have a skin problems?

Sir I have a skin problems?

What's your question: Please describe your skin problem so that the doctors on this site can give their input. If possible, describe how long you've had it, what makes it better/worse, and what you've tried to cure it. ...Read more

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What are the best herbs fo skin problems?

Need a diagnosis: Do not treat unless you know what it is. See a doctor if you do not know you have and she will start you on the correct medications usually topical but occasionally pills. ...Read more

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What skin problems can be treated at home?

What skin problems can be treated at home?

Difficult to Answer: Not fair. What works for one person might not work for another with the same exact skin. Unfortunately, no herbal treatments are fda-approved or tested, so I simply remind people, "let the buyer beware." I recommend hypoallergenic lotions as the best initial therapy. Dry skin is a huge cause of many skin problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin problems?

Depends: Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of a type of problem. ...Read more

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Could botox and fillers cause skin problems?

Could botox and fillers cause skin problems?

Rare: There are complications to any procedure. Very rare with botox and fillers. For best results see skilled clinician. ...Read more

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I have a skin problems on my legs its dark brown.

I have a skin problems on my legs its dark brown.

Skin: It is difficult to answer your questions without further history and a picture of the lesions. ...Read more

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Are there any new effective treatments for keloid skin problems?

Are there any new effective treatments for keloid skin problems?

Keloid therapy: Therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon (ifn) therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-fu), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, Imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and over-the-counter treatments (eg, . ...Read more

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Sugar and diabetic sweets give me diarrhea and skin problems, why is this?

What skin problem?: The diarrhea is from the artificial sweetner causing an osmotic diarrhea and the rash may be an allergic skin reaction. Otherwise if you are diabetic you may be prone to yeast infections. See your doctor to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. Avoid the sweets in the meantime. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if one has type 2 diabetes will it cause dry skin problems?

Diabetes: Yes patients with diabetes may experience dry skin of the legs and arms as well as poor wound healing. Moisturizing after bathing is helpful. ...Read more

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Has anyone had fraxel laser surgery for skin problems, and was it good and effective?

Has anyone had fraxel laser surgery for skin problems, and was it good and effective?

Scars,: This is effective for depressed or raised scars from acne, surgical scars, vertical wrinkles on the lip, and wrinkles on the cheeks, and lower eyelids. Healing with the fractionated ervium is 3-4 days, although redness may persist for 1-2 weeks. The results are permanent and worthwhile. ...Read more

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For several years, I have problem skin problems skin pigment found that the white spots appear on the skin and are getting more?

For several years, I have problem skin problems skin pigment found that the white spots appear on the skin and are getting more?

Pigmentation Issues: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. The most common areas it affects are the shoulders, back, and chest. Another possibility is vitiligo, a depipmenting disease. ...Read more

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Hello, I experience very unhealthy skin problems. My face is prone to allergies. If I shave, my skin turns rashy red. It is prone to sunburns.

Best sensitive shave: For sensitive skin, use a high quality 4 or 5 blade shaver like gillette or schick. Use pjur eros bodyglide as a shave lubricant. You won't react to it. If you still have trouble with this regimen, consider laser hair removal. ...Read more

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What skin conditions cause red or pink skin that scabs over with hard white scabs? Never had skin problems before, is this something I caught?

What skin conditions cause red or pink skin that scabs over with hard white scabs? Never had skin problems before, is this something I caught?

See your doctor: A medspa doctor would exam the rash and start you on prescription medication. You may have any number of issues from yeast to allergies to acne or rosacea and more. She will correctly diagnose your problem and start the proper medication. If it is a chronic problem she may bea able to show you laser therapy that will help you keep your skin clear and offer products to use between visits. ...Read more

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I've been have skin problems lately and have been taking benadryl, (diphenhydramine) it's not helping, would it hurt if I tool 125-150 mg of it?

I've been have skin problems lately and have been taking benadryl, (diphenhydramine) it's not helping, would it hurt if I tool 125-150 mg of it?

Do not: Do not take that much Benadryl (diphenhydramine). The max dose that you can take at one time is 50mg spread out over 4 to 6 hours. If 50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not doing the trick, the additional doses will not help anymore. That is the max benefit you will get from that drug. You need a more potent medication to be prescribed from your physician. Follow up with your primary for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had an ovary removed in april and ever since my skin has been very dry. I never had any skin problems before surgery and I feel that they are connected. Is there anything I can do about it? I have tried over-the-counter creams such as e45 but to no

I had an ovary removed in april and ever since my skin has been very dry. I never had any skin problems before surgery and I feel that they are connected. Is there anything I can do about it? I have tried over-the-counter creams such as e45 but to no

Hormonal: This most likely represents a reduction in your estrogen and Progesterone hormones that are responsible. Depending on the reason you had your ovary removed; see your physician about the possibility of replaceing these hormones. Of course if your ovary was removed due to an estrogen sensitive cancer, replacement may not be a good idea. Moisturizing creams may help til you can do better. ...Read more

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Vasline good for our skin problems like a acne and blackheads?

No: Use real medicine. If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid has not gotten you a good result in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can ad something to help. ...Read more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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