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Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more


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Are facial massages beneficial ? Some claim improvement in nasolabial folds , sagging ect? One specific program called "tanaka message ?"

Are facial massages beneficial ? Some claim improvement in nasolabial folds , sagging ect? One specific program called "tanaka message ?"

Yes: Facial massages at least can be beneficial in terms of relaxation which has a wide range of health benefits. Should increase blood flow to facial skin which also may have some benefits. ...Read more

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Are any natural remedies or nutritional support for the skin condition psoriasis?

Are any natural remedies or nutritional support for the skin condition psoriasis?

None that work: In 30 years of practice, I have yet to find a single "natural" remedy that is effective for psoriasis. But there are lots of legitimate options, from topical steroids to vitamin d derivatives to ultraviolet light to methotrexate, cyclosporine, the biologic drugs, and many others. A lot depends on severity, the areas involved, and how you feel about it. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My facial redness doesn't seem to improve with rosacea medications. Is light therapy a better rosacea treatment?

My facial redness doesn't seem to improve with rosacea medications. Is light therapy a better rosacea treatment?

Light therapy may be a better choice if you have tiny visible blood vessels (telangiectasia) on your face: Two options are pulsed dye laser and intense pulsed light therapy. Studies show that light therapy may reduce the appearance of: Facial redness, Flushing, Telangiectasia on the nose and cheeks. Light therapy involves repeat treatments to maintain improved skin appearance. Side effects are usually minimal. They can include temporary redness, loss of skin color and bruising in the treated area. More research is needed to determine how long the light therapy treatments are effective for rosacea and what the long-term risks might be. If you experience persistent rosacea, talk with your doctor to see if light therapy is an option for you. ...Read more

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Could anyone recommend any 'good' support groups/websites for relatives of sufferers of vascular dementia?

Could  anyone recommend any 'good' support groups/websites for relatives of sufferers of vascular dementia?

NIH and NIA: Have good websites. The Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America also have websites and support groups depending on where you live. There are also online support groups. These groups often help families with all types of dementia. ...Read more

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Does taking hot showers increase acne and oily skin on face? Is this known to worsen the issue? Are lukewarm showers better?

Does taking hot showers increase acne and oily skin on face? Is this known to worsen the issue? Are lukewarm showers better?

Possible: Hot showers are known to dry the skin and irritation. Dry skin leads to increased oil production to attempt to moisturize the skin. This process repeats itself daily and can lead to worsened acne. Give cooler showers a try, but keep in mind that it will take about 8 weeks to see most changes to your skin. ...Read more

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What are your opinion about the " renew intensive skin therapy melaleuca " product in relation to ezcema? I've read great reviews

What are your opinion about the " renew intensive skin therapy melaleuca " product in relation to ezcema? I've read great reviews

Not sure: Basically a mosturiser, relatively new. Wrt eczema, any moisturizer can help, especially the one that is used. Vaseline is the gold standard but many many products, which indicate there is not on that works best, so with every skin a ittle different whatever feels the best that is otc, shorten showers, mild soaps, lost of creams and if no better see a derm for rx therapy. ...Read more

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Psoriasis- method for patient to estimate plaque coverage? Dr. recs tanning bed, but is that along with topical steroid & vit D? How much tanning?

Psoriasis- method for patient to estimate plaque coverage? Dr. recs tanning bed, but is that along with topical steroid & vit D? How much tanning?

Light therapy: Light therapy is generally prescribed along with other treatments such as topical steroid and vit D. The prescribing physician should clearly indicate the amount of UV exposure prescribed both to optimize results and to apply for insurance reimbursement. ...Read more

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Are tanning beds useful to help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder?

Are tanning beds useful to help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder?

Seasonal disorder: Light therapy is a way to treat seasonal affective disorder (sad) by exposure to artificial light. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time each year, usually in the fall or winter.The light from a light box mimics outdoor light. This is thought to cause a chemical change in the brain that lifts your mood. This is not the same light as a tanning bed. ...Read more

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Any empirical evidence to support the health benefits of fish oil?

Any empirical evidence to support the health benefits of fish oil?

Fish Oil healthy?: Yes there is enough evidence in medical literature strongly supports health benefits of fish oil it has been shown fish oil and omegs 3 benefits patients with cancer of prostate, breast and colon.It also is recommended by american heart association to prevent coronary artery dosease.Nih recommends it for elevated triglycerides, secondary cv dosease, and hypertension.Also in psychatric disease etc. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies or nutritional support psoriasis?

Any natural remedies or nutritional support psoriasis?

Zinc & Biotin. Sun!: Both have been shown to be depleted by the rapid dermal/epidermal transit in pts with psoriasis. More zinc is utilized in the skin than any other organ. Biotin helps with scaliness and desquamation. I recommend 100mg of zinc gluconate and 7500mcg of biotin per day. Sunlight in moderation helps clear psoriasis, but getting sunburned can cause it to flare. ...Read more

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Are there online support groups for juvenile retinoschisis or enucleation?

Www.losteye.com: www.losteye.com is a valuable online support resource. There are many other groups which can be found my searching "enucleation support group" on a google search. ...Read more

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Does scientific evidence support the use of natural remedies?

Does scientific evidence support the use of natural remedies?

Generally not: Most "natural" remedies that have been subjected to standard clinical trials have failed to show effectiveness. For instance echinacea, ginko and st. John's wort do not show any effect on multiple trials that have been done. Let the buyer beware and note that most natural products are not required to meet fda standards of purity, concentration or efficacy. ...Read more

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Will tanning help with raynaud's disease?

Will tanning help with raynaud's disease?

No: Tanning the skin is not known to alter raynaud's disease. Symptoms can be triggered by emotional stress and cold temperatures. During tanning, the temperature would be warm, and so would make raynaud's phenomenon less likely to occur at that time. Also, if being tanned makes one happier, there may be less emotional stress to trigger symptoms. ...Read more

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