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Doctor insights on: Treating Severe Dandruff

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Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


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Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Not any more, mostly: Puva stands for "psoralen plus ultraviolet-a" - you take a drug called psoralen, which sensitizes your skin to long-wave uv light, then you go in a uv light box. It was used to treat psoriasis and other skin diseases, but in recent years it has largely been replaced by narrow-band uvb light treatment, which works better and avoids the risks of psoralen, such as sunburn and cataracts. ...Read more

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What are the most effective over-the-counter shampoos for treating scalp psoriasis?

What are the most effective over-the-counter shampoos for treating scalp psoriasis?

Scalp psoriasis: Otc shampoos include head and shoulders, tegren, sebulex, t/gel, t/sal, and selsun blue. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

There is none.: If your psoriasis does not respond to light therapy, it is time to consider starting tnf agents. These almost always are dramatically effective. Discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could benzyl benzoate is for acne treatment ?

Could benzyl benzoate is for acne treatment ?

Better choices: This is great for scabies, but you may be confusing it with benzoyl peroxide, your best over-the-counter option for acne. It's not fun, but it's a good start. ...Read more

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Is doxycycline prescribed for mild acne ?

Is doxycycline prescribed for mild acne ?

It can be.: Depending on your definition of "mild acne," doxycycline may be prescribed if topical medications are not helping. Usually it is prescribed for moderate acne, in conjunction with the topical meds. ...Read more

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Can sebopsoriasis cause mild scaling n greasiness nd severe hair fall?

Can sebopsoriasis cause mild scaling n greasiness nd severe hair fall?

SeboPsoriasis: Sebopsoriasis usually shows up as dry scaly areas on the scalp and occasionally in the eyebrows or around the nose or even in the ears. It is not typically associated with hair loss. ...Read more

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Recurrent severe itching in vulva. Reasons? Treatment

Recurrent severe itching in vulva. Reasons? Treatment

Infection vs allergy: There are several types of infection that could cause this. It could also be some type of allergic reaction. The most common finding would be a yeast infection. I would advise a trip to see your healthcare provider to get an assessment. There is no way to tell what the cause is without doing some testing and looking at the condition so i can not recommend a treatment. ...Read more

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Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring. Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.

Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring.  Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.

See a dermatologist: No "natural" remedies will help you. This is a meaningless term used to reel in the suckers. You probably need clobetasol cream. Don't smoke. Avoid more than 1 alcohol drink per day. ...Read more

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Who can treat chronic, severe neck pain with neurological complications!?

Who can treat chronic, severe neck pain with neurological complications!?

Neurosurgeon: See a neurosurgeon who treats spinal disease (most do) they can assess your neurological system carefully and order or review appropriate studies (mri, emg) to determine if any treatments are available. ...Read more

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How well does selenium sulfide in the treatment of persistent, chronic dandruff work?

How well does selenium sulfide in the treatment of persistent, chronic dandruff work?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Selenium sulfide should work well but you can also try dandruff shampoos that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. See a Dermatologist if these don't work. Take care. ...Read more

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Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)

Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)

Water: try to dip you eyes 10-15 times a day in a cup of clean luke warm water which is filled to the brim and flap your eyelids for 2 min each time.this is safe,medicine free and prevents dryness,infections as well.avoid all mascara,eye creams,artificial eye lashes etc If you want to really use cosmetics,check out SKINDEEP APP.Scan all your cosmetics and discard the dangerous ones rated on this app. ...Read more

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Any homeopathic or Ayurvedic medicines for migraines with severe photophobia ?

Any homeopathic or Ayurvedic medicines for migraines with severe photophobia ?

Migraines: Homeopathy can be very helpful to people with migraines. You need to have your case taken by a skilled classical homeopath, though. There are over 1000 remedies known for headaches alone, so you need help selecting! some remedies that meet your specific criteria could be nat mur, belladonna, and sanguinaria. ...Read more

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Irritating dermatitis on scalp can be treated with homeopathic medicines?

Irritating dermatitis on scalp can be treated with homeopathic medicines?

NEVER: No homeopathic remedies are of any value except as expensive placebos. There are no exceptions. Do not waste your money. There are useful treatments depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for severe ptsd due to bullying?

What are effective treatments for severe ptsd due to bullying?

Agree w Dr. Lavi.: Encourage you to start with a psychiatric evaluation. Some of the effective treatments available include emdr ; cognitive processing therapy (an offshoot of cognitive behavioral therapy specif for ptsd). Psychiatric meds are often indicated. Psychotherapy ; group tx are often helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the most prescribed oral antibiotic for mild acne for oily skin ?

What is the most prescribed oral antibiotic for mild acne for oily skin ?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline is probably the most widely and commonly prescribed antibiotic for acne, not necessarily for the oily skin, but to decrease underlying bacteria that may cause blocked/infected pores and acne formation. Doxycycline has a high affinity for the sin, and is therefore widely used for acne. It can cause "photo-sensitivity" so it best to avoid the sun exposure when on this med. Best wishes. ...Read more

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