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Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?

Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?

Go see ur family doc: While we usually try to narrow things down to one diagnosis to explain all symptoms, you might have two or more going on, which is why it's important to tell your family doc what's going on & get complete evaluation. Your acid reflux & gastritis are variations on a theme. However, strawlike thinning hair, missed period, dry skin & irregular bowel mvmts might be thyroid disease eg hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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My baby has acne and now his face is left with little pimples and dry skin does that mean his acne is gone?

My baby has acne and now his face is left with little pimples and dry skin does that mean his acne is gone?

Baby acne: Baby acne can start around 6 weeks of age and last until 3 months of age. It will often come and go in phases, much like adolescent acne. Make sure you are using sensitive skin (fragrance free, dye free) soaps and lotions to this sensitive area. Call your doctor if things are getting worse. ...Read more

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How do I heal raw skin on my face fast? Dead, dry skin from a pimple came off and i'm left with pink new skin that's very sensitive. Help!

How do I heal raw skin on my face fast? Dead, dry skin from a pimple came off and i'm left with pink new skin that's very sensitive. Help!

Aloe: Aloe, calendula, manuka honey are soothing natural substances that can soothe skin. Manuka as medihoney will decrease bacteria and heal ulcerated skin. The pinkness will slowly fade. ...Read more

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Pimples can be due to dandruff ir dry skin in head?

Pimples can be due to dandruff ir dry skin in head?

Acne = pimples: Acne is due more to infection from specific skin bacteria feasting off excess oil than from dry skin or dandruff. Go see your doctor for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more

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How to use skin creams to treat my dry skin condition without causing pimples ?

How to use skin creams to treat my dry skin condition without causing pimples ?

Noncomedogenic: Look for the words noncomedogenic on the products your buy. These are products that have been tested not to block pores or cause acne. ...Read more

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I have very dry skin and a pimple type of bump on my right elbow it gets really irritating and itchy what should I do?

I have very dry skin and a pimple type of bump on my right elbow it gets really irritating and itchy what should I do?

Could be a pustule: This is a description of a pustule, which means infection. Best to seek a doctors consultation. ...Read more

Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more