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What Can I Do About Bad Acme Break Outs
Antibiotics from Dr.: For mild acne, any brand of over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel or cream is quite helpful. An acne "wash" is not needed. For moderate or "bad" acne, a doctor will likely use oral antibiotics, or an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription gels such as Retin-A or differin can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. A dermatologist can help treat "bad" acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hair used to be really thick. But now it's really thin and i'm getting bad break outs.. What's wrong? I think it's anxiety.
After taking my shower i break out in hives this started about 10 days ago some days thire real bad other days light they go away in 3-4 hours?
Intense gnawing pain in middle of ribs and back. So bad I break out in a cold sweat. Comes and goes. Will be fine for a couple weeks then happens. ?
Colic : this sounds like LOIN pain or renal colic. There are many causes, the most, Common of which are kidney infections and kidney stones. Certainly there are many other possible etiologies however these seem the most likely to me, and should be evaluated with a proper history and physical exam, renal ultrasound and urine culture. ...Read more
Partial explanation.: Although inhalation of mold spores can rarely cause hives in people who are allergic to them , mold counts are usually elevated after the rain especially when it is followed by hot, windy, and dry days. When the weather is humid, certain molds (ascospores) may release spores but when it is raining all of the spores are washed down. Mold allergy is more likely if you have hay fever or asthma. ...Read more
My facial skin breaks out really bad while on sun holidays, have tried antihistamine but it still breaks out, i try and keep face out of sun?
Since i turned 45 my face breaks out really bad and is leaving scars. I've never had problems like this before. My face looks horrible. Please help.
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more
No and no.: Sertraline is not a health problem for 93-97% of people; a rare minority cannot metabolize it quickly and so small amounts may make them feel quite ill temporarily. It does not accelerate aging, nor to my knowledge and experience does it promote acne. However, anxiety can provoke acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I break out in very bad large hives. Itch terribly. I have been allergy tested, all neg. What may b cause?
Damn hives: Most people that have chronic urticaria, hives lasting more than 6 weeks, have ciu, chronic idiopathic urticaria. Allergy is probably responsible for only 5 - 10% of ciu. Recent data suggests some chronic hives are autoimmune and occasionally they can be a marker of other systemic diseases. A good history will usually direct evaluation if any. Controlling medications reason for allergist consult. ...Read more
Why is it that my face will be clear before my period but then after my period i break out again really bad ?
Hormones: May be your hormones. Right before your period your body's estrogen/progesterone levels are dropping, during the period they are at their lowest levels in the cycle. Right after your period your body is increasing it's estrogen production, but it's not at it's highest point at that time. It may be your skin is sensitive to these hormone changes. Ocps are one of the first line treatmts for acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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