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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Skin Conditions (Overview)

Changes of the skin.


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Why do older people get more skin conditions?

Why do older people get more skin conditions?

Impaired Repair: As skin gets older skin turnover slows down and we lose the ability to repair damage. Regular exfoliation with microdermabrasions or chemical peels will help increase turnover. Topical antioxidants such as vitamin C and e help repair dna damage. Retinol (vitamin a) helps stimulate new collagen formation. Most important: avoid damage in the first place by staying away from sun and smoking. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Skin Conditions (Overview)

Changes of the skin.


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What kind of skin conditions that aren't STD related form on the vagina in and out I have a burning had all test done on just always have yeast?

What kind of skin conditions that aren't STD related form on the vagina in and out I have a burning had all test done on just always have yeast?

Lots: While we always think of stds, there are skin diseases that can occur on the vulva and vagina. Lichen planus and lichen sclerosus can cause itching or burning and only happen on the vulva/vagina. Psoriasis can occur there as well. If you haven't had a biopsy, you should. Find a good gynecologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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Can crestor (rosuvastatin) cause skin conditions?

Can crestor (rosuvastatin) cause skin conditions?

In some cases: Crestor (rosuvastatin) can cause skin rash , pruritus , urticaria and angioedema. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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What are the real benefits of coconut oil? I have heard so many thins that is can be used for one important in is treating skin conditions?!

What are the real benefits of coconut oil? I have heard so many thins that is can be used for one important in is treating skin conditions?!

Read critically: The stuff is a good skin moisturizer. The folks who study this sort of thing believe that dietary coconut oil is atherogenic. If you believed the other health claims, you'd be reading uncritically. Some of the island nations with limited natural resources promote coconut products for reasons that are, to be kind, "not evidence-based." get with a scientific holistic physician for guidance here. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed by a doctor if needed
Once
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What is the treatment for skin conditions?

Skin conditions: The treatment for a skin condition depends on the skin codition: for acne there are oral antibiotics and topicals, for psoriasis topicals and biologics, for eczema moisturizers and cortisone, for warts there is liquid nitrogen, for male pattern hair loss Propecia and rogaine, (minoxidil) for abnormal moles surgical excision, for bacterial infections antibiotics, for fungus topical or oral meds. ...Read more

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What conditions or infections or skin conditions could be cured?

What conditions or infections or skin conditions could be cured?

Not enough info: There are too many to list. You are better off asking that question about a specific skin disease. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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Is there anything I can eat to prevent skin cancer or conditions?

No: Thus far, the only clear and known risk factor for skin cancer is the amount of sun exposure. By reducing sun exposure, your risk of developing skin cancer is reduced, emphasizing the need for sun protection and sun safe measures. This includes routine use of sunscreens, seek shade, use sun protective clothing and routine skin checks. ...Read more

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Why do older people get more skin conditions?

Impaired Repair: As skin gets older skin turnover slows down and we lose the ability to repair damage. Regular exfoliation with microdermabrasions or chemical peels will help increase turnover. Topical antioxidants such as vitamin C and e help repair dna damage. Retinol (vitamin a) helps stimulate new collagen formation. Most important: avoid damage in the first place by staying away from sun and smoking. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
Once
If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
Once
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What is the best source of information for very rare skin conditions?

What is the best source of information for very rare skin conditions?

Rare skin conditions: A google search is the most efficient means to start researching rare skin disorders. ...Read more

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Which skin conditions use emulsion?

Which skin conditions use emulsion?

Not sure of question: Emulsions are vehicles for delivering medication to the skin, just like creams, ointments, lotions, etc. Emulsions allow manufacturers to mix liquids that ordinarily do not mix well, such as oil and water. If you are asking which medications are available in emulsions, there are many, for a wide variety of skin conditions. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
Once
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What skin conditions are caused by heat?

What skin conditions are caused by heat?

Miliaria: Miliaria, hives, dermatitis are the main ones. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
Once
Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
Once
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Which skin conditions suits to use emulsion?

Not relevant: Emulsions are vehicles for delivering medication to the skin, just like creams, ointments, lotions, etc. Emulsions allow manufacturers to mix liquids that ordinarily do not mix well, such as oil and water. If you are asking which medications are available in emulsions, there are many, for a wide variety of skin conditions. ...Read more

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What skin conditions is corticosteroids supposed to treat?

Inflamation: They are used to treat topical dermatologic inflammatory issues, such as contact dermatitis for example. ...Read more

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I heard that water helps your skin conditions. Is this true?

I heard that water helps your skin conditions. Is this true?

Yes: Skin cells require water to function properly. Dehydration causes damage, accelerated aging, and inability to heal properly. All skin conditions and diseases would become worse in a body not receiving proper nutrition or adequate hydration. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
Once
Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
Once
Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience any wounds
Daily
Dr. Cesar Gomez lozano
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Skin Diseases (Definition)

Skin diseases = disorder affecting the outermost layer of ...Read more