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Spots And Diet
Carotenemia: Some people who eat alot of beta carotene in yams, squash, sweet potatoes and carrots, have a yellow looking skin from carotenemia or beta carotene in the blood. But they dont have jaundice cause their eyes arent yellow. Not eating fruits and vegetables should not affect your skin pigmentation as their are other sources of the Amino Acids needed to make pigment in the skin. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Will eliminating wheat, sugar and potatoes, and other white stuff from my diet help flatten my stomach?
Depends: Depends on what the cause of the distended stomach is. If it is from excess gas, you need to find out if it is a milk intolerance, a simple sugar intolerance, and overgrowth of bacteria. There are many causes. I would suggest starting with a evaluation by your physician. Some stomach intestine specialists, can do breath tests to determine specific causes of distended bellies. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Small pimples can be due to acne reasons, which can happen even with adults. The treatment would be acne medicines, which include benzoyl peroxide, retinoid gels, and antibiotic gels. Small pimples can also be folliculitis or other skin problems. Darkening of the skin after any rash can happen because more blood flow and more pigment can occur during healing. ...Read more
No: Pigments in foods have nothing to do with coloring of skin. Skin coloring has to do with amounts of melanin your skin cells produce. More likely you would benefit from using a strong sunscreen on your face each and every time you go outside, even if it's a cloudy day. The uv waves of light activate melanin, not foods. ...Read more
Mostly eat chocolate and sugar. My skin's pretty bad too. I have acne and acne scars on my cheeks mostly. Would cutting down on my sugar intake help?
No: Pop ideas about diet and acne haven't done well when tested scientifically. I'd urge you to get your acne treated scientifically; your physician knows how to make it disappear. This is the 21st century and you owe it to yourself to take advantage of what's available. Perhaps your statement about your diet is hyperbole, but think about balancing it better for yourself. Thanks for visiting. ...Read more
Myth: There is a myth that all disease is caused by excess acidity in the body and therefore eating alkalanizing foods can cure these diseases. This is nonsense. It is true that some people are overy acidic and may benefit from this, however, other people may be neutral or even overly alkaline to begin with and would actually be harmed by further alkalinization. ...Read more
Lots: 1.Control your weight reducing load on the knee is very important. Your knee sees 4-6 times your body weight. 2. Keep hydrated, cartilage is mostly water and dehydration affects the knee. 3. Avoid lots of caffeine and acidic liquids, this affects the joints as well. 4. Many natural anti-inflammatories exist at the health food store (tumeric, boswellia, glucosamine, msm are some) good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to prevent black spots and pimples on face? Does eating 6 eggs in a day is result of pimples and black spots?
Scientific Rx: Sounds like common acne. Forget everything folks say about diet and acne. With many blackheads, your physician may start you on a retinoic acid derivative, perhaps also with topical Clindamycin and maybe also benzoyl peroxide. There are stronger remedies available if these don't work well. Good luck. ...Read more
Lots of antibiotics- stools were soft. Started eating good diet fruits/veggies. Stools now more solid, normal. Can good diet help after lots of meds?
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You can you tolerate: Diverticulitis mystifies , same disease acts differently , some never know they had it , in some the first attack takes them to emergency surgery, in most it lingers in their whole life , the reason for varieties of opinion. Once the acute attack subsides try it as you can not stay on liquids for ever, speak to your doctor , persistent recurrent disease require surgery. ...Read more
A case of white stria on hips and lots of fats depositions with wrinkles , a dark spot of pigmentation on lower lip and septic tonsilitis, diagnosis?
Of course not: This is silly stuff. If you have a lot of blackheads, a good start is a topical retinoic acid derivative. ...Read more
Some red spots on my tongue as swelling,so what type of medicines and doctor consult(dentist,ent etc) good for me. and also white layer build on?
Thrush?: The way you are describing the lesion I would think it's Thrush, a fungus infection, Not only the treatment needed for it, the cause for it needs to be found. It's very unusual to have Thrush in Immunocompetent people, although stress, Diabetes and some medication could cause that. You can see a Family Medicine doctor or an Internist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiii m too slim want to get healthy and my face is too prone to oily skin plus white puss pimples and red bumps having blood and pain and redness?
Eat healthy: Eat a diet with at least 80 grams of complete (animal or soy) protein every day and lots of fresh vegetables and fruits with some whole grains and perform regular exercise for good health. Don't worry about being too skinny if you have good energy and eat right. Try over-the counter acne medicines such as benzoyle peroxide or the Proactive products. If this isn't enough, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have very dry and dull skin.I drink lot of water and eat healthy. Can you please recommend supplements for good skin and hair?
Wrong question: If you are otherwise healthy, no supplement will deliver nicer skin. Avoid caustic soaps. Dove is easy to find. Apply a cream for dry skin immediately after your shower. Eucerin Eczema care with ceramides is very effective. No amount of water will make the slightest difference. You do not need 8 glasses of water a day except on the desert. ...Read more
Can sugar found in fruits veggies and other carbs damage your teeth? I was on a juice diet and I still had a cavity.
Yes: Unfortunately all sugar is fuel for the bacteria that cause dental decay. Also the acidity in some foods - especially fruit - damages the enamel in teeth which speeds up tooth decay. Some good tricks are to reduce how frequently you snack, rinse your mouth with water after eating +/- chew gum after eating. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Since i obtained treatment for hiv, my face has been very dry, scaly and rough with frequent redness/spots, any possible diet orregimen to avoid this?
HIV & rash on face: One of the rashes that is common is the setting of HIV is seborrheic dermatitis, which is a red rash with yellowish scales primarily on hairline, brows, around the nose and in the moustache/beard area. In patients with hiv, seborrheic dermatitis can be more extensive and more challenging to treat. However there are excellent treatments. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itch on body for 5 days. No rash or spots. Avoiding change of diet and exercise sweat but still occurs at night time after shower. Avoid foam soap?
My son 3 in july has white spots on his teeth.His diet is varied with not a lot of sweets and drinks milk and water.What can I do about this? Please
White spots: New white spots can signify the beginning stages of a cavity. Help your child brush and be sure not to put them to bed with anything but water. See your dentist for regular visits and have them place Fluoride varnish. There are other causes for white spots, but your child's dentist is the best person to ask for the true reason. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hey, so im 16 and I often get random breakouts of spots even though I manage my diet. What is the cause and will I still be like this when im older?
My husband has been waking up with random hot spots he calls them that cause him to itch and then they bleed. Is he lacking something in his diet?
There is no way to: be able to tell you if a dietary defficiency is causing these symptms. A workup would be required to get acurate diagnosis. ...Read more
My husband has dsap, what are our options in reducing the look of the red spots? What can we apply topically that can help? Suggestions for diet?
Mucus on stool?: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others. ...Read more
Neither: Fordyce spots or "pearly penile papules" tend to vary in prominence from time to time. Is used as an additive in many cosmetic products & can be used to control mildew. Garlic is a healthy food & improves taste when added to a multitude of dishes & can be eaten raw. Neither will have any effect on Fordyce spots. ...Read more
I keep getting recurring spots on chin and around my mouth! exercise every day and have a good clean diet!
I have white spots on my teeth but they weren't there before, how do they develop? Is it something in my diet? How to get rid of them?
Calcification ,: Did you bleach your teeth ?or you had braces? If so these whitish spots appear after bleaching , most often they will go after the tooth is dehydrated , or oral hygiene was not good while you have braces . Or they are always there and you never looked or paid close attention , to get rid of them you need to see your dentists , he can determine the depth and best way to remove them use composite to ...Read more
What could white spots be in my stool? I've started candida diet &sense starting it/ looks like little white small puffs all in stool- hundreds ???
Discolord flat itchy palm spots.Hurt as swollen.1 dr diag'd urticaria, another polymorphous erethema.Did rice diet no result.They last 2-3 days?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need other tests done. ...Read more
What should I remove and add on my diet in order to make my hair grow back faster after having bald spots from Alopecia Areata?
I noticed some fairly small (No larger than a sesame seed) solid black spots in my brown stool recently. Could it just be diet? Should I see a doctor?
Yes/no: Your digestive enzymes and the debris in bile will do some interesting things with stool debris. I cannot think of anything bad that your findings would suggest.That you are actually following your poo that closely makes me wonder if your not giving us the whole story. If this is all it is, ignore it and get on with life. ...Read more
I am experiencing hair loss (quality: patchy spots) . I am on a healthy diet. I followed keto two months back. I have reduced weight but my hair fall?
Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. It can be in patches or the entire body. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read more