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Special Care Lotion Medication
See details: It depends on the lotion. The usual skin moisturizers should not cause any issue. ...Read more
Several: There are several over the counter lines of products that are hypoallergenic. Try vanicream and exederm. ...Read more
I have a very oily skin. By early afternoon my skin looks like a mirror! Oil control lotions seems fairly ineffective. Is medication my only solution?
Oily skin: Sometimes when we have oily skin, our first inclination is to wash it with cleanser more frequently. But that often serves to dry out the skin more frequently, which causes your skin to become more oily. It becomes a hard to break cycle. If you think you're getting acne from the excessive oil, it might be good to at least talk with your doc about options - it doesn't mean you have to use them. ...Read more
You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:
1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more
Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?
Advice on clearing acne and blackheads? Specific brand of medication or recommended lotions and stuff? Is Proactive effective?
Yes: Proactive can help. It can be a bit irritating with long term use. ...Read more
Can using a lotion with hemp seed oil that would absorb into my skin interact with medications such as Propecia (finasteride)?
not significantly: Should not interfere.Get a more detailed answer ›
Which medication should I apply first after washing my face? Salicylic acid lotion or clindamycin gel? Was wondering which item to let it rest first?
Gel first: Apply the gel first and let it dry, then apply the lotion. ...Read more
Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?
No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more
Hi doctors. What's the best skin whitening drugs or medicine around the world? Is there any lotion or topical solution for skin whitening?
No endorsement: Unfortunately the doctors here do not recommend products or provide direct treatment. We do not recognize that skin color not being 'fair' as a disease. It is the damaging self esteem to wish for something that you are not that we recognize as the medical condition. I would wish for you time to love yourself as you are and to work on real medical issues for better health. ...Read more
Cellulite lotion: Aminophylline has been a useful drug for asthma. It is still used but not as frequently. When used by mouth or intravenously we are able to check the blood levels to avoid toxicity. It's use for the cellulites as a local application is quite safe. However, the effectiveness is controversial. I guess there will be no harm in trying. Please share your experience. ...Read more
I have keratosis pilaris on my cheeks and arms and thighs, I've read online that it can be treated with special lotion please recommend something!
Steroid cream: Kp can be smoothed mechanically and medicinally. On the extremities, you can use a loofa to scrub your skin to be a little smoother. Over-the-counter steroid creams like 1% Hydrocortisone cream is the strongest I would suggest for your face. If that didn't work on your arms and legs, you may need a stronger prescription steroid for those areas. ...Read more
AHA's: Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acis creams or lotions could help. ...Read more
Can you recommend an over-the-counter topical drug (cream ointment or lotion) for fairly severe eczema on my hands also in om my back calves
What things such as lotions, antibiotics, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and food or drinks, make birth control less effective?
Lotion: Having 4 kids and 6 grandkids, the simple answer is because he can. Kids at this age explore their environment by putting everything in their mouth. You put lotion on him all the time and he sticks out his tongue to get some to explore and because it is a game to him. Fortunately it is not dangerous unless he were to eat the whole bottle. ...Read more
Skin Care: Multiple lotions have side effects and should not be used without a good dermatologist evaluation and recommendation. Over the counter medications fall into herbal treatments which are not monitored by the fda and are therefore able to offer unproven benefits and not disclosing the side effects. ...Read more
Drying agent: An astringent is something to dry up an area - would have to know what you were referring to. ...Read more
Cleansing: Astringents are used as cleansers for people with oily skin, as in a treatment of acne. Typically they are used after a facial cleanser and before a moisturizer. Using it more than once a day can be overlying drying and remove the face's natural oils, however, so you should only use it when necessary and probably not every day. ...Read more
Yes: In fact it can help hold in the moisture and make the effect last longer. ...Read more