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Treatments For Melanosis
Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.
Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. It is often utilized to treat hyperpigmentation from aging, sun damage and melasma. With melasma it is important to do a test area prior to complete treatment to ensure there is not worsening of the condition. There are several topical preparations that can also aid in the treatment of hyperpigmentation ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What treatment is preferred treatment for diffuse actinic keratoses:
Photodynamic Therapy/Laser/ or Chemical Peel for short recovery / no scaring?
Both work well: Many dermatologists use liquid nitrogen (cold therapy) first. Discuss it with your doc and see what he/she feels most adept at doing. ...Read more
Careful observation: This congenital condition requires sun avoidance and very close observation by an experienced dermatologist and/or plastic surgeon. Suspicious lession must be monitored and biopsies are essential to rule out malignancy. ...Read more
Homeopathy: Homeopathy is an older treatment method, where small amounts of a substance that produce a symptom, are used to treat the symptom in microscopic amounts. Homeopathy is very popular in europe and is still in use all over the world. Homeopathy is symptom based and they do not "treat" named diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjuncts only: If you ignore surgery for melanoma, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are interested in vitamins, botanicals and so forth, remember these are only adjuncts. I am not sure I would accept some of therapies for advanced disease that give only a small survival advantage, but I would not pay a conspiracy or natural-medicine talker for telling me untruths. Be savvy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Prevent obstipation (constipation) with drinking plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements like metamucil, eat healthy high fiber foods and avoid junk foods, use enemas (fleets) and laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) from the drug store. See a doctor if you develop abdominal pain or vomiting. ...Read more
Steroid creams: Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin that is in the allergy-family of reactions. Most commonly, eczema is treated with topical steroid creams or ointments, starting at the milder strengths and working our way up as needed. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss a treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dark circles - eyes: Dark circles under the eyes can be a result of allergies and the resulting congestion in the sinuses that cause a back up of blood in the venous system in the face. Try some allergy medicines and decongestants to see if that helps you. Sleeping on a slight incline may help with "drainage" of the area too- one case where gravity is actually good! ...Read more
Angiokeratomas: Angiokeratomas are small bumps on the skin, about 2-4 mm in diameter, that appear like watery, blood-filled blisters (vesicles). These are a form of benign overgrowth of capillary blood vessels in the superficial skin. The most effective way to treat them if you want to get rid of them is by freezing (cryotherapy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, manganese, licorice extract, retinoids, glycolic acid, lactic acid, urea. Also procedures such as ktp and nd:yag lasers, ipl (intense pulsed light), microdermabrasion, fractional resurfacing, chemical acid peels can all help. ...Read more
Stasis: The overall mainstay of treatment has always been aimed at lessening the clinical impact of the underlying venous insufficiency, which is typically accomplished with compression therapy. Assessing the patient's peripheral arterial circulation (clinically or with a doppler study) before recommending compression therapy is important. ...Read more
How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?
Pityriasis lichenoid: It is difficult to treat but I have had some caucasian patients that have responded to phototherapy for this condition. Since black skin contains a spf of about 12 the dose of the light would need to be adjusted. It is a relatively benign treatment so it is worth a trial. ...Read more
Seb Derm: A yeast (fungus) called malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oily secretion (sebum). Creams, foams or lotions containing an antifungal agent, such as ketoconazole (ketozole, extina), often help reduce flare-ups, supporting the idea that this yeast is a contributing factor. This codition is not contagious. ...Read more