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Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more
What cream should I use to lighten up the color of my skin is there any brand you would recommend?
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is the active ingredient in most creams that are effective in lightening skin. There are numerous otc products, but most are of limited efficacy. Prescription hydroquinone creams work better. The highest safe strength is 4% - above that, paradoxical skin *darkening* has been reported. Insurance won't cover lightening creams because they are not considered "medically necessary.". ...Read more
Just had a completion thyroidectomy 9 days ago. Wht is the best cream/brand to use on my fresh scar? Pls help me! Its very fresh obvs!
Usually nothing: Post surgical scars and trauma scars can usually do well on there own. There are many products that claim to help, but there is little proof. That being said, many feel they can help. Go to the first aid aisle at any pharmacy. Always remember to not get too much sun exposure on the incision for that first year after surgery (sunscreen). Hypertrophic scars can be treated too. ...Read more
What should be used to treat excess estrogen in a female? Please suggest something safe. Would progesterone cream help? If yes then which brand?
See your doctor: A cream should not give you a cyst. Don't pop anything. Go see your primary care physician to have it look at. He/she will be able to know what it is and treat it correctly. ...Read more
Other than sit bath and fiber increase, any home remedies to help with hem shrinking, not the typical brand name creams?
Many home remedies can help; I don't know of formal research on most of these but they are safe to try. Topical apple cider vinegar helps many: http://bit. Ly/18zaemf
topical iodine helps too: http://www. Health911.Com/hemorrhoids
this heat device works well: http://www. The-home-medic. Com/site/972963/product/ds-hp/
bioflavonoids & herbs like horsechestnut & gotu kola prevent-i like "vein factors.". ...Read more
Please suggest a lotion/ cream for a three week old tattoo. I m from indian, will really appreciate if you could suggest a local brand. Thanks.?
Greasy: I would suggest using something simple - like vaseline or aquaphor to promote healing. ...Read more
Why doesn't any cream or lotion work 4 my very dry hands? I've even tried "good" brands like CeraVe? After using it my hands still don't feel moist.
Eczema?: It's possible you're dealing with eczema, which causes one to have extremely dry patches of skin that can become irritated and itchy and are often resistant to most over the counter lotions and creams. Have you tried Vaseline? You may need prescription medications like DermaSmoothe or courses of a topical corticosteroid in cream or ointment form. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
Do the probable bad effects of sun protection creams remain permanently on skin? Please introduce some brands of sun protection creams for blonde skin
No sun cream worse: If you cannot avoid sun between 10:00 am and 4:00pm, always use sun protection. They do not cause problems to your skin. For fair skin like you, use higher protection factors like 50. If you have oily skin look for brands that have a less oily base. If you have sensitive skin, uses brands used for children, they usually are very gentle. In the US, neutrogena is a good brand. ...Read more
Is clinique wrinkles eyes cream a good brand to use for 63yrs old woman. Is there better brands? Plz advice
The most important is a good diet, exercise,
And avoid tobacco and toxins, increase food with antioxidants and good hydration, also the massage therapy on face, stimulate the facial muscles in addition to moisture and humectant solutions There are many as the cream you named with same result., no one is better than other, also the success, depends of type of skin of every patient ...Read more
Treated yeast infection with off brand cream 4 wks ago, symptoms returned last week is it possible cream wasn't effective. I'm positive its yi?
The only option: The only option you have is to treat again. I would just recommend you use a different product. If this does not solve the problem you must go to the doctor for examination and diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi what creams do you recommend for my hyper-pigmented scars on my wrist? Preferably brand names.
Not on Health Tap: I am sorry but it clearly states on health tap that we do not provide treatment. Nor do we endorse any products. ...Read more
What brands of over-the-counter creams are most helpful, or most recommended by doctors, for dry skin eczema?
Ceramide creams: The molecular defect in eczema skin is in the proper generation of barriers. Ceramides are found to be deficient in eczema skin. In addition to topical steroids, I generally recommend applying a ceramide containing cream (cerave or cetaphil restoraderm) first, and then 'seal' it on top with a more moisturizing lotion such as eucerin original lotion, or aquaphor if you are very dry. ...Read more
I'm 28, I would like to know if should start using a retinol serum or cream? Can you recommend a brand or product? I use SPF daily and take vitamins.
Which brand of natural progesterone cream is advisable to use for treating pcos & estrogen dominance?
Helo doc can you tell me the specific brand of topical cream or ointment for skin warts in my neck. Thanks?
Thanks for your response. I've used 500mg canesten pessary and external cream for 3 days. There is still an itch and discharge and soreness, should I get more pessarries? Or a different brand? Waiting time for a GP here is fustrating and is time for me to
Not many: Tretionin is a medication to treat moderate to severe acne. If you have been told that you need it you may want to see a doctor and talk about it because it or other options. Over the counter you can find cleanesers, acne soaps and various products to keep your skin clean but they won't have the same mechanism of action than tretionin. If you acne is mile start out by getting those otc products. ...Read more
How can coffee with cream and aspertane (equal brand sweetener) affect a blood test for diabetes?
Aspartame: It doesn't. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener which has no calories and does not raise the blood sugar. It also does not get broken down by the body and gets stored in the liver. Safer and natural sweetener alternatives are agave and stevia. Stevia has no calories and will not raise blood sugar. Agave has a low glycemic index and will raise blood sugar slowly. Both taste great--try them! ...Read more
I have a huge cold sore that is itchy and spreading. I heard "lemon balm cream" works. What is that and what brand should I be looking for?
See a dermatologist: First determine if it is herpes. If it is, none of the topicals do enough to warrant much discussion. Whether lemon balm or expensive prescription, once you get a sore it heals about the same whatever you put on it. The effective remedy is to have on hand valacyclovir (or acyclovir) to take 2 Gram (2x1G) at very first tingling (prodrome). This is safe, no side effects, aborts the attack or produce ...Read more
My 1 month old baby's skin is really dry on the face and neck. He has some little red bump too. What is the best brand of lotion or cream for him?
Patience: The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within weeks of birth they break out for many weeks before the hormone levels begin to drop & the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean & avoiding irritating soaps helps. Occasional use of a 1/2% hc once daily can calm some lesions. ...Read more
Is it okay to use cheap unbranded teeth whitening solutions (the ones with cream and blue laser)? I can't find branded ones and can't afford a dentist.
Presently experimenting with new product from Crest- Oral B. Two Step Tooth Paste System. Initial paste cleans teeth and second paste bleaches them. Wife and I have tried system four past four days and very pleased with results. Try Crest - Oral B on internet- Bleaching Tooth Past Kit. ...Read more
What is recommended for sensitive skin (atopic dermatitis) for daily use after work outside (cream, lotion moisturizer, or ointment)? which brand
I don't have any other issues, but after eating Schwan's brand ice cream, the back of my throat burn uncomfortably for about 30 minutes.
Allergy?: Did you have itching in mouth or around it? There may have been something in ice-cream you were allergic too... ...Read more
The pharmacist gave me a generic facial cream instead of the brand name I needed. Having allergic reaction on my face. Rash, itch, peeling, burn.????
Stop: Topical hydrocortisone cream may help but if problem is severe talk to your doctor to get something more potent. Since generic is similar to brand based on only the active ingredient, the rest may be quite different. You must have become allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the makeup of the cream or have newly become sensitized to the active ingredient itself, brand or otherwise. ...Read more