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Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Leave it alone: None of these are likely to "help". Please forgive my frankness. Many folks have "poikiloderma", skin of varying colors. If you have freckles and don't want them, a sunscreen may help some. Nobody worth knowing cares whether your skin tone is "uneven". Appearance is about physical fitness and how you carry yourself and interact with others. Focus on what you can manage and you'll look fantastic. ...Read more

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Cystic Fibrosis (Definition)

A genetic disorder of the lungs and digestive tract. It causes recurrent lung infections and inhibits growth in patients and average life expectancy of patients with cystic fibrosis ...Read more


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Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?

Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?

Likely not: The red scars are a part of the healing process overall. The agents you listed tend to inhibit melanin production which is a darker pigment. The red is partially vascular in nature. The products may diminish the red to a small degree ...Read more

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What helps best for cystic acne? Probiotics or evening primerose? Currently taking Spironolactone, Aczone, & genetic tazorac (tazarotene).

What helps best for cystic acne? Probiotics or evening primerose? Currently taking Spironolactone, Aczone, & genetic tazorac (tazarotene).

Adjuncts only: Sandy, forgive my frankness. I'm not a dermatologist, but if a retinoid (tazorac), dapsone, and spironolactone have failed, you need to consider isotetinoin therapy despite all the scare stuff you've read on the doctor-bashing websites. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability. You're an adult now, you have job interviews coming up, and it's probably the right choice. ...Read more

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How effective is the aqua glycolic alpha hydroxy acid skin care system?

How effective is the aqua glycolic alpha hydroxy acid skin care system?

Mildly effective: Patients can expect a mild improvement from these acids that peel the epidermis. In-office peels with higher concentration will provide deeper peeling and more noticeable results. ...Read more

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Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?

No: These are very useful for DRY skin and eczema. Seborrheic dermatitis will respond to an azole cream such as ketoconazole, clotrimazole, or miconazole. Topical steroids are very effective but on the face calcineurin inhibitors are preferred. Washing with a dandruff shampoo, typically in a shower, can be very beneficial. Some meds and vitamins aggravate it. ...Read more

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Dgnsd w/+1 propylene glycol, 2-etylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate, 4-phenylenediamine, & methyl methacrylate allergies. Need nonirritating products. Advice?

Dgnsd w/+1 propylene glycol, 2-etylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate, 4-phenylenediamine, & methyl methacrylate allergies. Need nonirritating products. Advice?

Contact allergies: You should have been. Given information by your testing physician on what products are safe to use. If you go to truetest.Com, you can information sheets on the products you mentioned to void possiblel triggering agents. ...Read more

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Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

AHA's: Alpha hydroxy acids include glycolic acid but also other fruit acids such as lactic or malic or citric , etc. The aha's are somewhat effective in reversing acne and aging of the skin. ...Read more

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DERMATOLOGISTS: Will taking collagen capsules help with fine lines over time? Ingredients:hydrolyzed marine collagen, elastin polypeptides

DERMATOLOGISTS: Will taking collagen capsules help with fine lines over time? Ingredients:hydrolyzed marine collagen, elastin polypeptides

I really doubt it.: Protein is digested and absorbed. It's doubtful that a small amount of a particular protein is going to be 'special' compared to a burger. Less collagen, degraded protein loss of subcutaneous fat are aging features that promote crow's feet and specific dietary proteins just aren't going to change any of that. ...Read more

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Is "neutrogena naturals" facial moisturizer good to use for oily skin?

Is "neutrogena naturals" facial moisturizer good to use for oily skin?

Won't harm: It has basic ingredients for skin health. It won't harm the skin. Will it improve the oily skin, maybe? Good oily skin treatment requires vit c, vitamin e, vitamin a and salicylic acid, . ...Read more

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St.Ives apricot scrub vs. Neutrogenas for eliminating blackhead cleanser?

St.Ives apricot scrub vs. Neutrogenas for eliminating blackhead cleanser?

We try to avoid: Marketing otc products on healthap. Try asking an esthetician. ...Read more

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S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu and fish oil?

S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu and fish oil?

Not fine: Every single one of these is a waste of money. Some con-man is stealing your money. There is NO BENEFIT from any of them. ...Read more

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African sea-coconut brand cough mixture safe for pregnancy use?

African sea-coconut brand cough mixture safe for pregnancy use?

What is ingredient?: What is the ingredient inside the cough mixture? If you are in doubt- ask the pharmacist -your local pharmacist is able to see the ingredient and help you out. If still not sure- ask your ob. ...Read more

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S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu?

Analysis: Why do you take all these items?. Where did you find such advice? Glutathione is a wonderful anti-oxidant, but does NOT cross into the brain, so of questionable value in bloodstream. Milk thistle extract has questionable benefit in most cases. Alpha lipoic useful in peripheral and central nerve disorders. You are far better off using mixed tocopherols, especially with gamma. See holistic doc ...Read more

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Is bronchiectasis the same as cf ?

Is bronchiectasis the same as cf ?

No: Bronchiectasis= bronchi (airways);ectasis (dilated or stretched out). Bronchiectasis is a physical finding that can occur in many lung infections/conditions.Cystic fibrosis is medical condition with many features.It is inherited as a recessive genetic disease. There are abnormalities in the production of lung mucous that can lead to bronchiectasis over time. ...Read more

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Can CF baby have water in a bottle?

Can CF baby have water in a bottle?

Yes: Water is safe for a baby to drink. It is better than diluted juices which are just empty calories and too sweet. ...Read more

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What is testing for CF on a fetus like?

What is testing for CF on a fetus like?

Blood test: First the mom is tested and if positive the father should be tested and a meeting with a genetic counselor should occur to discuss risks of CF on the baby and implications and choices. ...Read more

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A friend of mine who is a male with CF wants to have a child. Is there any hope?

A friend of mine who is a male with CF wants to have a child.  Is there any hope?

Infertility MD: Males with CF may be infertile and reproducing may require ivf techniques. Genetic counselling is recommended prior to having children to evaluate the risk of the baby having cf. Speak with a specialist in reproduction / infertility. ...Read more

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What is the risk concerning pregnancy in CF patients?

What is the risk concerning pregnancy in CF patients?

Cystic fibrosis: This condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive condition each carry one copy of the mutated gene, but they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition. ...Read more

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How is CF inherited?

How is CF inherited?

From both parents: CF is an autosomal recessive disorder meaning the infant must inherit a mutated or abnormal copy of the CF gene from both the mother and the father. If both parents are carriers of a CF mutation, the odds of the infant having CF are 1 out of 4 or 25% for every pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do they diagnose CF in baby?

How do they diagnose CF in baby?

Newborn screening: All states now screen newborn infants for cf. However, not all infants identified by newborn screening will have cf, many will only be carriers of the CF gene. Diagnosis of CF requires confirmation at a CF center by sweat testing or genetic analysis. ...Read more

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What is prognosis for child with cf?

Better than ever b4: Children diagnosed with CF now have many advantages over those diagnosed even a few years ago. Genetic testing, special aerosolized medications, aggressive treatment of infections with antibiotics and nutritional supplementation (fat soluble vitamins, enzymes, etc.) have all contributed to an increase in quality of life and longevity. CF patients commonly live into their 30s and 40s in the us. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of death for cf?

What are the main causes of death for cf?

Respiratory failure: respiratory infection leading to respiratory failure is one of the main causes of death in CF ...Read more

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What groups of people typically have the disease cf?

European Descent: CF is the most common inherited disease among caucasians, particularly those of northern european descent. The carrier rate is approximately 1 in 25 people. ...Read more

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What changes does a family make for a child with cf?

What changes does a family make for a child with cf?

Get more structured: Ensure vest treatment and medication regimen to fit with daily lifestyle including vacations. ...Read more

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What can be done for someone with CF, and b. cepacia?

What can be done for someone with CF, and b. cepacia?

B. Cepacia and CF: If you become colonized with B. cepacia,you will need to be more diligent than ever with the treatments you are already doing: Airway clearance, Bronchodilators, Mucolytics, and Nutrition.If the colonization turns into an infection,things get a bit trickier. B. cepacia is highly resistant to most antibiotics. So once you become infected it is hard to get rid of. ...Read more

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What are the risk from exposure to a broken CF light bulb?

Mercury exposure: Mercury vapors escape when a cfl bulb breaks & several precautions are necessary. Stop airconditioning or fans in that room, open all doors and windows. After 15 min of airing the room, carefully gather all fragments & dispose as per local regulations for mercury containing products. Keep room open for several hours after clean up & do not switch on the ac in the room during that time. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible to have a mild form of cf?

Yes: Chopin, the composer, almost certainly had CF rather than tuberculosis and he lived into a productive adult live when no treatment was available. There are alleles that are even milder. ...Read more

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How do you get CF and at what age do symptoms begin to show?

How do you get CF and at what age do symptoms begin to show?

Recessive genes: People inherit a pair of genes that causes CF, one from each parent who themselves are not affected because they have only one defective gene. Symptoms can present at birth, with a bowel obstruction from sticky poop, later in infancy with a variety of symptoms or in childhood. This all depends on a variety of factors related to which defective genes are present. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has CF what are some things I could do for her?

Flu shot each year: Influenza is potentially fatal to patients with cf. Protect your loved ones by getting a flu shot each year. ...Read more

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If my sister's child has cf, what are the chances that my child will have cf?

If my sister's child has cf, what are the chances that my child will have cf?

A worthy question: If this bothers you, have a test run to see if you are an asymptomatic carrier of the CF gene.(you have 50% risk of it) If not, you cannot have CF kids.If so, your spouse can be screened also.If he is not, no CF kids.If you both are, the risk would be the same as your sisters with 1/4 chance with each pregnancy. ...Read more

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My brother has CF and my fiance's brother has CF as well. Will our children have CF?

Possibly : you should have genetic testing done to see if either of you are carriers. That will assist you in child bearing decisions. If you're both not carriers, then no worry. ...Read more