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What Product Should I Use To Treat My Child
Creams may not help: A boil is a collection of pus under the skin. Most of the time, they either come to a head and drain all by themselves, or a doctor needs to lance it (a procedure called I&D, or Incision and Drainage) for it to go away. Sometimes if there's lots of redness and pain around it you also need antibiotic pills. This is especially important if you have a fever. Please see a doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Home / folk remedies are only adjuncts. See your physician now if speed's important (prom coming up, etc.) if benzoyl peroxide fails, start a topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a retinoic acid derivative and/or a systemic antibiotic. Severe acne needs to be evaluated for isotretinoin. It's a non-lifestyle-related serious chronic disease that needs to be managed long-term. ...Read more
It's his decision: Autism or no, it's Junior who has to decide to comply. All teens seem to willfully ignore their parents' good advice. Severe acne calls for isoretinoin, which he may well accept even if he won't use a topical agent; oral antibiotics must be used with a topical. Junior needs to spend time alone with his personal physician, during which time they can talk about acne or whatever. You must let go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ceramides&daily care: Much new research is indicating that many with eczema share the lack of ceramides in their skin. Consequently there is a new wave of moisturizers that contain ceramides to compensate. If you have not ever visited with your dermatologist or pediatrician about baby eczema, there are daily maintenance protocols that can be instituted which provide ongoing protection & prevention of eczema flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whitening consult: That's simple. See your dentist who can personally examine your teeth and suggest the different methods of whitening teeth as well as the choice of products we use. Each case is different and requires a consultation. There is no one "best" method or product. ...Read more
My 4year old daughter has bacterial conjunctivitis, do I need to take her to see the doctor or can I buy over-the-counter medicines to treat it? Thanx
No OTC meds: The treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis, if that truly is the cause, will require prescription meds. Otc eve drops can often provide comfort to those with viral, irritant & allergic causes of conjunctival irritation, but they will not cure a true bacterial disease. Call in & see what the kids doc suggests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have my own beauty day cream...But my doctor asked me to use sunscreen....I want to use both...Can u help me if i can use both and with makeup?
What can I do to treat my son baby acne until his doctor appointment friday? Should I use just warm water until than
My son 9 months old has a yeast infection what could I use to help cure it? I took him to the doctors and she said to use petroleum jelly.
Honey for cough: There is no special brand or type of honey that is specifically to be used for the treatment of cough. Any reputable brand can be used for children over the age of one year. Uncooked honey is not to be given to infants < 1 year of age due to a very small risk of infant botulism noted years ago in specific batches of commercially available honey. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my child is 11& has developed acne, doctor has prescribed purbac. I want to know how safe is this medican?
Consider 2nd Dr: Purbac is a combination antibiotic; a systemic tetracycline is probably a better choice if a systemic antibiotic is required at all, and an antibiotic must never be used as sole Rx for acne. It's important Junior be acne-free in the challenging years ahead; topical benzoyl peroxide should probably start now and you should consider a dermatology consult. ...Read more
I am 27 years old and i want to start using anti-aging cream..Please i want to ask if it is ok to start using it and what is the best kind.
Tretinoin: The form of tretinoin that is one of the mildest is atralin. You apply apply a pea size amount to your face at night. This medication is used to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing roughness, and improving skin color. It should be used with a skin care and sunlight-avoidance program that includes moisturizer and daily use of an effective sunscreen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I went to a dermatologist for hairloss. she recommended Topical Spironolactone. How should i use this product? when should i apply? what dosage?
Patience.......: Depending on his illness, to help his quality of life and hopefully lead to a long life there may not be another way other than taking some medicines. Depending on your child's and the regimen recommended you might consider: 1- making a game of the medicine routine with a small reward/prize at the completion 2- ask the compounding pharmacy if there are ways to make the drugs more palatable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Limit exposures.: Instead of focusing on what cannot be used. change the idea into items than CAN be used. Soaps for skin: IVORY, DOVE. Laundry Detergents: Dreft. Use these for the items the child comes in contact with; and always remember that they come into cntact with bedclothes, and your clothes as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a son and i breastfeed, what would be the best birth control pill for me to use?
Is it safe to use lavander oil on my 18 month old son to help with restlessness ? If so , do I need to delute it and where to i apply it ?
Not recommended: I do not recommend using lavender oil on your 18 mo old. Side effects are rare, but have been reported. There are some baby lotions and bath products with lavender that would be safe and may be helpful. I personally believe the babies are more calmed by the massage with the lotion and the warm bath! i would also look into the cause of his restlessness. Getting enough sleep? Something else going on. ...Read more
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