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What is the treatment for alopecia?

What is the treatment for alopecia?

Depends on the type: There are many different types of alopecia. Male pattern baldness is called androgenic alopecia and can been treated with minoxidil, hair transplants, or propecia (finasteride). Alopecia areata or alopecia due to various other medical conditions are treated differently. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for androgenic alopecia?

What is the best treatment for androgenic alopecia?

Male Pattern Balding: The best treatment for androgenic alopecia or male pattern balding is transplantation of hair from the back of the head to the area of hair loss. The hair from the back region of the head are genetically designed to remain in place despite hormonal changes. Transplant can be completed by strip harvest of by [fue] follicular unit extraction. Transplant is completed most naturally as single hairs. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for trichotillomania?

What is the best treatment for trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania: Tx is based on age. At preschool age, tx is conservative since most will outgrow it. For young adults, behavior modification (habit reversal training, cognitive behavior therapy, biofeedback, hypnosis) & treating the associated disorders such as anxiety/depression/ptsd/ocd. Some medications used with moderate success are Anafranil & prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for leukoderma?

What is the best treatment for leukoderma?

Vitiligo treatment: Leukoderma or vitiligo treatment has to be individualized based on your age, extent of the disease, distribution and the rate of progression. Initial best treatment choice is a high potency topical corticosteroid although other combination treatment modalities can be used. You should consult with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for psoariasis?

What is the best treatment for psoariasis?

Many: Your dermatologist can help you here. Treatment includes sunshine with skin protection for the risk of skin cancer, light therapy, topical medications including corticosteroids, topical tars, other topical medications, oral medications and even injectable and infusion medications inclduing biologic therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for eczema?

What is the best treatment for eczema?

Eczema: There is no one best treatment that universally works for everyone. Eczema in infants, for example, may be transient, triggered by dryness, foods such as eggs, milk protein, soaps or detergent. So avoid the triggers and moisturize the skin. You would have to try and see which moisturizer works best. Try topical steroid starting with otc Hydrocortisone 0.5-1.0% and/or oral antihistamine if severe. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne!

What is the best treatment for acne!

Multiple: So acne is a very common and complex issue. There are many many treatments and they are very individually tailored. So the best answer for you may not be the best for someone else. There are many medications that work really well but are very risky for pregnancy so require regular pregnancy tests and birth control. Others that are topical ointments. Again best is to visit with your doctor or derm. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lupus?

What is the best treatment for lupus?

A good doctor...: After reading some of the other answers from my colleagues... In my opinion the best treatments for lupus are a good rheumatologist; and more importantly...A positive attitude! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rosace?

What is the best treatment for rosace?

See derm: See dermatologist for evaluation because the therapy depends on which type of rosacea you have. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for onychomycosis?

What is the best treatment for onychomycosis?

Several treatments.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but very rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for thrombocytopenia?

What is the best treatment for thrombocytopenia?

Depends on cause: Tcp can be increased distruction in a transient post infectious event in kids, a sign of bone marrow invasion by a leukemia, increased use in an infectious process etc. Treatment requires a proper evaluation and identification of the process involved.Occasionally transfusion of pooled platelets are given & some meds may be helpful. This is a complex issue. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hair fall?

What is the best treatment for hair fall?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for neropathy?

What is the best treatment for neropathy?

Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause of the neuropathy, some neuropathies are caused by vitamin deficiencies, the treatment is high dose vitamin supplements. Some neuropathies are caused by exposure to toxic substances, some of these can be removed by medication but eliminating the exposure helps. Diabetic neuropathy is treated with medications to reduce the tingling/pain. Treatment is usually symptom focused. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pimples?

What is the best treatment for pimples?

Try OTC first: Neutrogena makes a nice salicylic acid facial cleanser. Follow this up with an otc benzoyl peroxide treatment according to the label directions. If this is not getting the results you desire, seek a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pimples?

What is the best treatment for pimples?

Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick at them! A dermatologist should be able to help you, but be sure to report your current pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for melanoderma?

What is the best treatment for melanoderma?

Melanoderma: "melanoderma: increased skin pigmentation, darkening of the skin. This is directly due to an increased amount of melanin pigment in the skin when there is increased production of melanin by the melanocytes (the cells that make melanin) or if there is a rise in the number of melanocytes." this means any thing from freckles to melanoma. Treatment is with skin bleaching creams, either otc or by md rx. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for morgellons?

What is the best treatment for morgellons?

Not infectious cause: The mayo clinic in 2011 (arch dermatol, sep 2011; 147: 1041 - 1045. ) published a case series regarding morgellon's, concluding that an infectious cause is not there. In many cases, patients with this condition are very, very resistant to even consider a psychiatric cause for this awful delusion of infestations- like worms coming out of the pores of their skin. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for azoospermia?

What is the best treatment for azoospermia?

Here are some ...: The first step is to find out what causes azoospermia - by blockage of transportation or lack of production. Based on the diagnosis, possible options of care could be provided. So, work with the experts in the field closely for details, and see how far the realistic care could be reached. ...Read more

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