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Possibly: Refractive error can lead to you squinting your eyes (as my mother always stated - "you're straining your eyes") and headaches. One of the tests physicians do is check vision in someone with chronic headaches. However, rx glasses should only be acquired if you have a refractive error - not as primary treatment of headache. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: Svt, (supraventricular tachycardia) is a short-circuit of the normal heart conduction pathways. Usually there is a small area that, if removed, would Prohibit the circuit from conducting and therefore block the svt. During ablation, a catheter is placed in this area of the heart, and the tip generates rf energy to scar the heart tissue in a small area, which prevents it from conducting electricity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Rosacea and acne are different disorders. Acne is a follicular disease characterized by increase oil gland production, colonization of p.Acnes bacteria, resulting in pustules and white or black heads. Rosacea is not follicle based, and is associated with increased demodex (mite) colonization, triggered by sun, heat, alcohol, caffiene, etc... One can have both conditions at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mild rosacea and dermatitis with frequent flares on chin. Vivite cleanser, Rx metronidazole lotion 2x/day, ampicillin500 2x/d. Still flaring. ideas?
Dermatologist: You should have this seen by a dermatologist!! ...Read more
Sunken eyes, premature wrinkles, chronic telogen effluvium and thinner follicles, oily face, flushed, sun&light sensitive.Cloudy urine.What could it b?
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
Can doc tell the difference between ocular rosacea and an allergic reaction? (trigger uncertain.) Burning sensation. Prickly lids. Have facial rosacea
Acne rosacea vs acne: Acne rosacea is not the same as acne because the former primarily effects the facial ski vessels whereas the latter effects the sebaceous glands. However acne rosacea is associated with overgrowth of the oil glands effecting the nose and is known as rhinophyma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My facial redness doesn't seem to improve with rosacea medications. Is light therapy a better rosacea treatment?
Light therapy may be a better choice if you have tiny visible blood vessels (telangiectasia) on your face: Two options are pulsed dye laser and intense pulsed light therapy. Studies show that light therapy may reduce the appearance of: Facial redness, Flushing, Telangiectasia on the nose and cheeks. Light therapy involves repeat treatments to maintain improved skin appearance. Side effects are usually minimal. They can include temporary redness, loss of skin color and bruising in the treated area. More research is needed to determine how long the light therapy treatments are effective for rosacea and what the long-term risks might be. If you experience persistent rosacea, talk with your doctor to see if light therapy is an option for you. ...Read more
Cyclic flush/heat in face with mild redness.nose,forehead,cheeks,chin, nasolabial folds.Doc says not Rosacea yet. Uneven tone,as have Melasma too.Help?
Maybe neither: Why take the mindset that one reaches for a pill either allopathic or naturopathic for a natural condition of womankind? I would counsel starting with avoiding triggers like alcohol/heat, then progress to dietary control. There are several anti-inflammation diet books out there which can be helpful. Or consider therapies like yoga to strengthen the mind-body before reaching for pills. ...Read more