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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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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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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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Skin Diseases (Definition)

Skin diseases is a field of study in which a person specializes in the skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more