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Doctor insights on: Should You Ever Use Oleander Plant As A Topical Treatment

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Should you ever use oleander plant as a topical treatment ?

Should you ever use oleander plant as a topical treatment ?

Probably not: Since all parts of the oleander plant are toxic, especially when eaten, it's probably not wise to use it topically, either, since enough may be absorbed through the skin (especially if applied to a rash) to cause problems. ...Read more

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Im 5'8 23y.O. And 161lbs. My body is okay but my face looks thin. Do u know any topical face treatment to help me have a fuller face?Thanks

Im 5'8 23y.O. And 161lbs. My body is okay but my face looks thin. Do u know any topical face treatment to help me have a fuller face?Thanks

Full face: I'm not aware of any topical treatments that can make the face "fuller". It usually has to do with genetics and underlying musculature and fat distribution. The best and safest things you can do are to keep well hydrated, avoid smoking, and use sunscreen daily. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is the best reccommended treatment/topical gel/perscription for herpes?

What is the best reccommended treatment/topical gel/perscription for herpes?

Anti-virals: Herpes can be treated with anti-viral medications like acyclovir, valcyclovir, famcyclovir (etc). These vary in dosing regiments and cost. The benefit is greater in the initial outbreak but may lessen the duration and severity of subsequent outbreaks. ...Read more

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What topical steroid is for phimosis treatment?

What topical steroid is for phimosis treatment?

Phimosis: Topical steroids are not routinely used for phimosis and are not particularly effective in this condition. ...Read more

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Topical treatment for acne scars?

Topical treatment for acne scars?

Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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I asked about treatment for BV because I have had sllergic reactions to boyh oral and topical treatments. Do I have any other options?

I asked about treatment for BV because I have had sllergic reactions to boyh oral and topical treatments. Do I have any other options?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is treated with oral Metronidazole or oral Clindamycin for 7 days. I suspect that if you are having a bone fide allergic reaction that you could be premedicated with Prednisone and or benadryl (diphenhydramine). Allergic reactions can be life threatening consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more