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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Salicylate Based Agent (Overview)

Salicylate-based agents are a kind of pain medication.


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Are gel based fumigation toxic?

Probably : It depends on what the chemical is and what you mean by toxic. If swallowed many fumigation chemicals are dangerous to people and animals. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
3 doctors shared insights

Salicylate Based Agent (Overview)

Salicylate-based agents are a kind of pain medication.


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Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Zineryt: Zineryt contains zinc and Erythromycin which are both out dated medications. There is a lot of resistance to Erythromycin because it is an older drug. I prefer epiduo or ziana. ...Read more

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Clarifying allergy ALL NSAIDs, need safe topical. Some natural ings act as NSAIDs. Is Topricin safe? Ingredients on topricin.com, tab in prod desc.

Clarifying allergy ALL NSAIDs, need safe topical. Some natural ings act as NSAIDs. Is Topricin safe? Ingredients on topricin.com, tab in prod desc.

Depends: Since you did not mention nasal or sinus polyps, I presume that you do not have Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease in which patients would react to all NSAIDs except Celebrex (celecoxib). There has been no study on whether topical NSAIDs would trigger systemic symptoms and thus the answer is unknown. It appears to me that you need a good neurologic and orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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Which gel is best for acne? Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% or 5% or adalene and clindamycin gel?

Which gel is best for acne?  Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% or 5% or adalene and clindamycin gel?

Acne: All of the medicines are safe and effective for acne. They work by different mechanisms and i often use all of them together. As topical agents, however they are weaker than internal antibiotics for cystic acne. And are often combined with them. Topical medicines can be irritating to the skin so their use and dose often have to be adjusted by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is magnesium peroxide compound? Is it safeto ingest?

What is magnesium peroxide compound? Is it safeto ingest?

Don't ingest.: Dr raff already did an excellent job of discussing what magnesium peroxide is. It should not be ingested. Ingestion can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain & bloating, belching & oral irritation. ...Read more

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Is salicylic acid 2% as effective as benzoyl peroxide 5%?

Is salicylic acid 2% as effective as benzoyl peroxide 5%?

Use as tolerated: Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% or 10% as tolerated is your best bet unless you have a lot of blackheads, in which case a retinoic acid derivative may be best. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will work. ...Read more

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What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; i required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which is the best recommended plant based caprylic acid?

Which is the best recommended plant based caprylic acid?

Caprylic acid: Both coconut oil & palm oil contain 6-8% caprylic acid. The seeds of another latin american plant, c. Pulcherrima, (aka lythraceae) contain 70-94% caprylic acid (depending on source consulted). However, commercial availability in the us of latter source is uncertain. Caprylic acid is used in parenteral nutrition & reportedly can be used against candida fungus & some bacteria. Ask doc b4 using. ...Read more

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Is topical spironolactone (2%) safe for mpb? Is it effective? Can systemic absorption occur?(coz its 50-75 mg topical application in paraben vehicle)

Is topical spironolactone (2%) safe for mpb? Is it effective? Can systemic absorption occur?(coz its 50-75 mg topical application in paraben vehicle)

Topical Spironolacto: The literature on systemic absorption of topical sprironolactone is a bit unclear. Small studies in lab rodents showed no absorption, but there are numerous anecdotal entries on hair loss blogs where users attest to side effects which point towards systemic absorption, including falling testosterone levels. Monitor your use carefully to see if you are an "absorber.". ...Read more

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What lotion is better: klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What lotion is better: klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; i required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the prescription drug ponstel (mefenamic acid) popular ?

Is the prescription drug ponstel (mefenamic acid) popular ?

Making a comeback: Popular might be a stretch. It is an older medication commonly used for cramping with periods. For awhile it was difficult to find in a lot of pharmacies, but is now more available. ...Read more

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Is sodium lauryl sulfate bad in skin products ? Is using organic or sulfate free products better?

Is sodium lauryl sulfate bad in skin products ? Is using organic or sulfate free products better?

Irritating...: That ingredient makes it a better detergent, perhaps, but also is irritating to skin, eyes. On the other hand, claims about its carcinogenic properties have not been substantiated. Companies are hyping their products as sulfate free to improve their sales. If lauryl sulfate based products are working for you and not causing irritation, I would not worry about that ingredient. ...Read more

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Was agent orange ever shown to be toxic or mutagenic?

Was agent orange ever shown to be toxic or mutagenic?

See below: Us department of veterans affairs has studied this issue and recognized a number of disorders to be associated with agent orange exposure as detalied in the site below. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp if you have any signs or symptoms pertinent to these disorders you should consut your doctor. If you are a veteran, seek care at a va facility. ...Read more

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