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What is the best treatment for fish scale disease?

What is the best treatment for fish scale disease?

Alpha-hydroxy lotion: Fish scale disease (ichthyosis), is a terrible condition with a terrible name. It's inherited and causes dead skin cells to not fall off, leading to buildup of thick, flaky skin. Lotions and creams with alpha-hydroxy acids (amlactin, lac-hydrin, eucerin body creme) or urea (carmol) help exfoliate, smoothing the skin. A dermatologist can also prescribe retinoids that help. ...Read more

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At 33, my doctor mentioned because my dad died at 52 of heart disease I should consider aspirin therapy now. I already take garlic, fish oil, and q10, am a non-smoker and exercise. Should I?

At 33, my doctor mentioned because my dad died at 52 of heart disease I should consider aspirin therapy now. I already take garlic, fish oil, and q10, am a non-smoker and exercise. Should I?

Very Controversial: because Most people have a risk under 1/1000 per year of heart attack (if No personal history), the risk of ulcer from Aspirin is higher. Your situation.... Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health.... but, 81 mg Aspirin has a better likelihood of working than a high dose, and a bit safer ...Read more

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Can root planing and scaling treatment hurt?

Can root planing and scaling treatment hurt?

Depending on: the severity of the pocket depth and of the root surface irregularity. Your dentist may use topical or local anesthetic to make the area numb so that the process is comfortable for you. ...Read more

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Why should subgingival scaling be avoided during the first visit for treatment of ANUG?

Why should subgingival scaling be avoided during the first visit for treatment of ANUG?

Inflammation : During an acute attack of ANUG, the gums are swollen, painful, and infected. Initially controlling the infection and reducing the inflammation with medication and gentle cleaning or irrigation, allows less post-op pain and the body to start recovery. Later deeper or sub gingival scaling can be performed with better visibility and long term prognosis. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo or treatment to use on scaling, plaque psoriasis on the scalp?

What's the best shampoo or treatment to use on scaling, plaque psoriasis on the scalp?

Many together.: Tar shampoo is very effective, but you need to clean the scalp first with a mild shampoo, and then use neutratar or a generic afterwards. Make sure you lather it and then let is stay on your scalp, perhaps 5m. I recommend the concommitant use of a zinc shampoo on your next washing. And alternate. ...Read more

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I have a light seborrheic dermatitis on my forehead and cheeks. What is a good over the counter treatment to fight the scaling and to reduce the redness from it.

I have a light seborrheic dermatitis on my forehead and cheeks. What is a good over the counter treatment to fight the scaling and to reduce the redness from it.

Seborrheic: For your face and cheeks as opposed to your scalp like most people deal with, I would suggest you start with some OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream just on the affected areas twice a day until the lesions clear up and then stop the cream so your skin doesn't get used to the cream and have other issues as a reaction to chronic hydrocortisone use and then just use as needed. ...Read more

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I've seborrheic dermatitis white flake itchy scalp symtoms get worse when i eat diary nuts fish soy my IgE level is 498 is any treatment available ?

I've seborrheic dermatitis white flake itchy scalp symtoms get worse when i eat diary nuts fish soy my IgE level is 498 is any treatment available ?

Atopic Dermatitis: You may have atopic dermatitis (ad) rather than seborrhea. About 40% of persons with ad have food allergy triggers. Allergy testing might reveal allergic triggers that you are unaware of, and avoidance these could make a big difference. Consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Any options for blepharitis when antibiotic therapy/steroids fail? (Have had for ten years with rosacea)Take fish/flaxseed oil daily.

Any options for blepharitis when antibiotic therapy/steroids fail? (Have had for ten years with rosacea)Take fish/flaxseed oil daily.

Environmental causes: It appears that physicians have tried to treat you with the usual methods. One then looks at the environment for possible causes. There are now many steps to make the living areas of home and office less irritating and maybe decrease some of your symptoms. When did this first develop for you? What types of eye make up do you use? Do you wear contact lens? A detailed history helps find treatment ...Read more