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Squalene: Squalene is a natural substance that is an intermediate compound in the formation of cholesterol. It is used topically to improve dry, scaly skin conditions, and, by some, as an adjunct to cholesterol-lowering drugs. It has been touted as possibly being effective, without good evidence, in some cancer treatments. Check with your doctor before embarking on a squalene regimen. ...Read more
Hello. I have dermoid cyst and operated it. I need to know what food I should and shouldn't eat. And can I consume squalene as a vitamin?
Cyst: There are no relations between foods and dermoid cysts. ...Read more
Was given experimental anthrax vaccine by army in 2000 The book VACCINE A says the squalene in it can cause all problems that I have. What's squalene?
Squalene: An oil based vaccine adjuvant.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 30 years old, is it good if i start to take omega 3+squalene daily as daily supplement? Thank you
Why take either?: If your lipids are normal, i doubt either of these substances are helpful. The are no clinical studies to my knowledge supporting any benefit of squalene is humans. There was also a recent study which is open to criticism that suggests omega-3 increases the risk of prostate cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not the key: Omega 3's from bottles have proved less of a disappointment for some inflammatory diseases than they have for atherosclerosis, but they are not the key to your recovering from acne. Your current regimen of retin a (tretinoin) and topical Clindamycin is a good start, but if you have to ask, perhaps you'll need something stronger. Don't hesitate to ask, and best wishes. ...Read more
Most likely safe: Meladerm is an over the counter skin lightening agent. It contains no prescription medications. It does have some acids used for chemical peels so be careful not to overuse it. Chemical peels can be very useful for treating many skin conditions. The real question is it effective enought to justify the cost. ...Read more
No hard evidence.: There are no well-designed clinical studies that have attempted to determine the risks and/or benefits of coriander. Wait until there are before you spend a lot of money for purported "cures." See this article: http://www.wellness.com/reference/herb/cilantro ...Read more
Scars or marks: Usuually you can suspect someone may be using drugs via injection(iv) methods when you see multiple puncture marks on their arms (usually at the fold of the inner elbow) hands, neck, feet/toes and even woman's breasts (yep, their breasts ). Repeated abscesses (like a large pimple) can also develop at the sites where they are injecting. ...Read more
Yes: What's the alternative?Get a more detailed answer ›
Is this a school: assignment? Here is a good article about medicine and nanotechnology. See: http://www.nanotechproject.org/inventories/medicine/ ...Read more
Briefly,: It is the measure of agglutination of red blood cells and can be used as a measurement of the relative concentration of antibody in serum. The red blood cell acts as the antigen and antibody in the serum 'agglutinates' the antigen. Can also be utilized to quantitate virus and bacteria. Although not a medical site this reference is good: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hemagglutination. ...Read more