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What is the best treatment for pimples in people who are out of their teens?

What is the best treatment for pimples in people who are out of their teens?

Same as teens' meds: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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How serious is anxiety and do people grow out of it or are they usually left to deal with it for the rest of their lives?

How serious is anxiety and do people grow out of it or are they usually left to deal with it for the rest of their lives?

Can be serious: There are many types and degrees of severity of anxiety. Trauma is an anxiety disorder like PTSD. Other fears can manifest as phobias (snakes or spiders). Most fears are manageable and we develop strategies to manage them. If they interfere with your life and prevent you from fully functioning you may benefit from some professional help. ...Read more

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What are all of the options for treating strabismus after the teen years?

What are all of the options for treating strabismus after the teen years?

Depends: Your options depend on the character of the strabismus, meaning whether it is constant or intermittant and whether it affects one eye or both. You should be evaluated by an eye doctor who will test whether the eyes are capable of working together to fuse images. Depending on the results, the options could include surgical correction, eye exercises or special lenses. ...Read more

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Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period? What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period?  What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Pancreatic cancer: Eating healthy, staying active , treating pain may help. MD Anderson in Houston is a top notch cancer center. Cleveland clinic and Johns Hopkins are also options for treatment. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What is an approximate percentage of people who grow out of their pet allergies in the future?

What is an approximate percentage of people who grow out of their pet allergies in the future?

Animal allergies: I am not aware of any data on the number or percentage of patients outgrowing their pet allergies. Many of these sensitivities are longlasting and ubiquitous. Patients are frequently exposed at school, in the wokplace or just visitng relatives and friends. ...Read more

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Which types of cancer are the most common in teens and how do they affect a person?

Which types of cancer are the most common in teens and how do they affect a person?

Several types: Pediatric patients in this age group can have cancer theoretically in every part of the body. This is a subject best referred to a pediatric oncologist and pediatric oncosurgeon for further guidance. Visit http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/aya/types for more details. ...Read more

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What are the most common reasons for utis? I get them all the time varying in severity :(

What are the most common reasons for utis? I get them all the time varying in severity :(

Varies: Some women begin having frequent uti's after becoming sexually active. If your symptoms are occuring usually after having sex, a suppressive antibiotic to take when you have sex would be appropriate. If that is not the issue you should see a urologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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There seem to be many benefits of having one general dentist who does the same type of work that specialists do. He'd know the patient the best of all. Is it the best practice?

Best?: General dentists have many direct treatment skills. In addition, as with a primary care physician, they are gate keepers for specialty referrals. When a specific condition exceeds the general dentist's skill set, they should refer the patient to the appropriate specialist. They can coordinate treatment between specialists & themselves, creating a team approach for the best patient outcome. ...Read more

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What are the best websites for girls to know what is going on with their body during puberty?

What are the best websites for girls to know what is going on with their body during puberty?

American Girl: www.americangirl.com has a lot of great info and books about all the changes that come with puberty. Their "care and keeping of you" book talks about the physical changes, but they also have books about emotional and social changes as well. You can get the books from the library, too. The other websites to look at are www.Healthychildren.Org and the mayo clinic website. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do with the teen who is terified of shots and is do for four?

What to do with the teen who is terified of shots and is do for four?

Support your teen: Explaining the fear of needles best is done upon arrival for the teen. Hug or hold your teen if they allow during the injections. Discussed the protection vaccines perform to prevent missing special classes, sports, occasions. Consider topical Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream to numb the prospective sites. Be there for him! ...Read more

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What type of backbrace are the most likely to put my child in for scoliosis?

What type of backbrace are the most likely to put my child in for scoliosis?

See below:: 1.Thoraco-lumbo-sacral-orthosis (tlso)-aka boston or underarm brace worn 23hrs/day. 2.Cervico-thoraco-lumbo-sacral-orthosis (known as a milwaukee brace)-similar to the tlso & includes a neck ring held in place by vertical bars attached to the body of the brace. 3. Charleston bending brace-called a “nighttime” brace because it is only worn while sleeping. The back brace is molded to the pt. ...Read more

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What are some of the ways for a teen boy to develop a positive self-concept?

What are some of the ways for a teen boy to develop a positive self-concept?

Keys to happiness: Help him identify and then live in alignment with what matters most to him. Identify his values, then focus on helping him build healthy habits to keep him on track, building positive relationships with others, and finding a way to make a difference in the lives of others. ...Read more

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Could a pallative care specialist know whether "most people" that are in the final?

Sometimes, nit alway: PC doctors see more very I'll patients and may have very good prognostic skills, but no one gets it right all the time. End of life can be a variable amount of time for any one patient. ...Read more

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What is an important area of care patients are often not aware of and medical professionals don't have time to address in the average appointment?

What is an important area of care patients are often not aware of and medical professionals don't have time to address in the average appointment?

Communication: In this day & age, we don't listen & we don't check to find out if you understand what we tried to convey or if we even understood you in 1st place. Another facet of communication is medication adherence. Did you take meds as directed. Did you tell us about all meds & dietary supplements? Also we can't overemphasize need to communicate your health goals. Maybe you don't want more testing/procedure ...Read more

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What are the key symptoms of narcolepsy and his most common social/work related consequences in an adult without treatment?

What are the key symptoms of narcolepsy and his most common social/work related consequences in an adult without treatment?

Daytime drowsiness &: Falling asleep during the day. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001805/ for causes, diagnostic procedures & treatments. Having a bmi of 30 or above, in the " obese" range, markedly increases risk of sleep apnea, but can be genetic. Other sleep disorders & seizure disorders are included in the list of causes. The impacts include decreased work performance & increased auto accidents. ...Read more

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My daughter has one of the worst cases of eczema, and most of the creams don't seem to work.. What are my best options?

My daughter has one of the worst cases of eczema, and most of the creams don't seem to work.. What are my best options?

Eczema options: It is important to see a dermatologist concerning this. If you already have seen a dermatologist then consider getting a second opinion with another dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi docs, is it true that rich, elderly, white men of privilege and power are best suited to decide what women can do with their bodies?

Hi docs, is it true that rich, elderly, white men of privilege and power are best suited to decide what women can do with their bodies?

ROFLMAO: OMG who said that? Who's teaching that? H-ll no! This is the 21st century. While I can't speak for other parts of the world which are much more patriarchal, here in Western society, especially the States, women are more than equal to men and can decide what they want to do with their minds & bodies w/o male influence. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more