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Remedies For Skin Cholesterol Deposits
Garlic helps some: I have no experience treating this and there is no formal research, but many patients report that topical garlic is effective, though it may sting and burn. See http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/xanthoma.Html measures to lower cholesterol usually help to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Focus on Drivers: While xanthomas can be treated in various physical ways, as with most medicine, txs about symptoms, not health. Best check drivers because of many related issues. Rec: NMR particle test, optimize both LDL & HDL particle concentrations, e.g. Ldl 9 ?mol/l (not just chol, a sterol fat made by every cell & carried by all lipoprotein particles). Study: dietdoctor, lchf. ...Read more
Not many : I don't know of any remedied that dissolve cholesterol pockets. These can be removed in an office setting. ...Read more
Chelation therapy &: Dr. Dean ornish did a landmark study showing that a program of a low fat diet, exercise & stress reduction can reverse atherosclerosis, as detailed in his book dr. Dean ornish's program for reversing heart disease. More controversial is chelation therapy, but a large body of research proves it is safe & effective. See http://drcranton.Com/chelation/allgood.Htm & http://www.Acamnet.Org & comment:. ...Read more
Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?
No: These are very useful for DRY skin and eczema. Seborrheic dermatitis will respond to an azole cream such as ketoconazole, clotrimazole, or miconazole. Topical steroids are very effective but on the face calcineurin inhibitors are preferred. Washing with a dandruff shampoo, typically in a shower, can be very beneficial. Some meds and vitamins aggravate it. ...Read more
Which is better to remove eczema scars glycolic acid or salicytic acid, note that eczema is cured but leaves dark marks all over body ?
Natural IS best here: If you are responsible for the health of someone with seborrheic dermatitis, you have a duty to make scientific, evidence-based medicine available. Ironically, the stuff that works (topical zinc, sulfur, and/or selenium) are all offered as "holistic alternative" remedies for other illnesses. Often with a bit of a mild glucocorticoid, this is manageable. All else is adjuncts. ...Read more
My skin is oily and is starting to thin, sag, wrinkle and show large pores. What products should I use for cleaning, firming, reducing pores ?
Is omega 3 fish oil good for skin wrinkles and loss of collagen & safe to take daily & is CoQ10 good for ageing skin. Can they be taken together ?
Is bleaching is good for removing dark particles from neck? will bleaching affects neck skin in future
Waste of time and $: consult a dermatologist/Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm looking for good vitamins for upper teens girl looking to reduce oils in hair and on skin (face) tips/vitamins?
Nothing: Vitamins help almost nothing and certainly will not help this issue. ...Read more
Are there natural treatmts for toe nail fungs or possible athletes feet? Is there a link w/ those issues and rosacea and dandruff , like yeast in body
Yes & No: Yes there are any natural treats for fungal nails and tinea pedis. Tea Tree and Castor oil are wonderful antimicrobial natural treatments directly on the nails and skin daily in healthy individuals. Many people have onychomycosis and tinea pedis without having rosacea and dandruff, so there does not appear to be a direct link. ...Read more
Hydroquinone: There are a variety of over the counter products that contain a bleaching agent called hydroquinone. My favorite is one called ambi that is usually around $10-15. Apply it 1-2 times daily for 2 months. If that does not lighten the spots up, you should stop using it and see a dermatologist for other options. ...Read more
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