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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Best vitamins for thinning hair? Sillenium and biotin? Any other?

Best vitamins for thinning hair? Sillenium and biotin? Any other?

There are NO: vitamins that will help with thinning hair. Check w/your doctor about possible causes. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins good for skin health?

Are prenatal vitamins good for skin health?

Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are good in general. We don't generally eat a balanced diet with all the minerals we need. In particular prenatal vitamins have a high Folic Acid which prevents spinal cord defects in babies. You can just take centrum sivler or a similar vitamin you buy in the store that is not prescrftption and get the same benefit. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural treatment for seborriac dermatitis, vitamins, diet etc?

Can there be a natural treatment for seborriac dermatitis, vitamins, diet etc?

Natural IS best here: If you are responsible for the health of someone with seborrheic dermatitis, you have a duty to make scientific, evidence-based medicine available. Ironically, the stuff that works (topical zinc, sulfur, and/or selenium) are all offered as "holistic alternative" remedies for other illnesses. Often with a bit of a mild glucocorticoid, this is manageable. All else is adjuncts. ...Read more

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Are any emollients good for hand eczema?

Are any emollients good for hand eczema?

Yes: All emollients are good for hand eczema. Many people find cetaphil restoraderm to be particularly helpful. If that doesn't work then the prescription epiceram is helpful. ...Read more

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Contrimazole good for eczema?

Contrimazole good for eczema?

No unless: Unless you have a superficial fungal infection, it would do nothing for you. However there is some evidence that pityrosporum orbicularis (a normal skin fungal resident after puberty) may sensitize some people and worsen their eczema however I have yet seen one. In this case, an anti-fungal cream may potentially be helpful. ...Read more

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Good moisturisers for eczema?

Moisturizers: I like to look for moisturizers with ceramide, a naturally occuring oil on the skin. Aveen eczema therapy and cerave are good creams which contain this ingredient. Ointments are better than creams which are better than lotions. ...Read more

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Any vitamins good for skin?

Any vitamins good for skin?

Anti-oxidants: The most dangerous thing for the skin is damage from unstable molecules, promoted by UV light, called free radicals. Anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins C, E and A can help protect against this damage. Eating a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is the best way to get these nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, sardines, walnuts) are also good. ...Read more

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Is zinc pyrithione for seborrheic dermatitis sold also as a cream?

Is zinc pyrithione for seborrheic dermatitis sold also as a cream?

See below : Not that I am aware of. If usually comes in a shampoo, but talking to a pharmacist who can compound meds may shed more light and information. ...Read more

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Any best multivitamin brand which is good for seborrheic dermatitis and candida overgrowth ??

Any best multivitamin brand which is good for seborrheic dermatitis and candida overgrowth ??

None: There are no vitamins which will help with Seborrhic Dermatitis and candida infection. Both of these conditions need to me treated with anti fungal meds. Seborrhic Dermatitis with Shampoo and candida with Anti fungal meds locally or by mouth or for invasive disease IV ...Read more

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Is lanolin good for eczema?

Probably: As long as you are not allergic to it it may be helpful. If you are allergic to wool, then you are allergic to lanolin. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex..? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?

What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex..? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?

Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vitamin E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read more

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Is that ok take different daily vitamin like biotin , fish oil , zinc and B12 ? Pls help dr

Is that ok take different daily vitamin like biotin , fish oil , zinc and B12 ? Pls help dr

Ok: A recent large study showed that there is no benefit of taking the daily multivitamins. This does not apply it your vitamin levels are low or if you have has stomach or gastric bypass surgery or if you are taking certain medications that require vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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Are any vitamins required for vitiligo treatment?

Are any vitamins required for vitiligo treatment?

Not Necessarily: A multivitamin, with adequate vitamin c, e and zinc are shown to be beneficial. But no particular vitamin or mineral is noted to be "required" for the treatment of vitiligo...An autoimmune disease affecting the melanocytes. ...Read more

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Diet recommended for healing psoriasis naturally?

Diet recommended for healing psoriasis naturally?

None Proven: Natural treatments are generally backed by little if any evidence of effectiveness. I do not discourage my patients from trying, but don't keep dumping money into diets or supplements if they aren't helping. ...Read more

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Plz recommend me multivitamin brand which is best for candida patient i have scalp seborrheic dermatitis plz advice best multivitmin for candida nd sd?

Plz recommend me multivitamin brand which is best for candida patient i have scalp seborrheic dermatitis plz advice best multivitmin for candida nd sd?

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. Skin condition reflects inside body condition. Probiotics are used for candida. Choose one w/a large variety of strains in product. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are amway products good for dandruff to go?

Are amway products good for dandruff to go?

Not aware: I am not aware of any benefits. You're better off seeing a dermatologist ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more