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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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. Jeffrey Stevens
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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
Once
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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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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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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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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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 dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
Once
If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
Once
If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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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

Dr. Cesar Gomez lozano
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Skin Diseases (Definition)

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