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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: 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 wasnt effective. Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Ive 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
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