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What Should I Look For In A Good Anti Fungal Nail Treatment
Wrinkle creams: Moisturizer, sunscreen and Retin-A are the best things one can do to try to reverse photoaging. Fraxel laser resurfacing and portrait plasma treatments can be done on those patients who haven't been able to do such a regimen for long term to improve their texture and coloration. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Personal choice: Most arthritis creams work on the idea of a "pain gate, " in which the cream causes a tingle or mild burning sensation that prevents the nerves from carrying pain information because they are already full of tingle/burn information. One common active ingredient is capsaicin. It is important to remember that these creams may dull pain, but they do not fix the underlying problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scalp fungus tx: What treatment to use for a scalp fungus depends on the fungus. If the fungal infection is tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) it requires oral antifungal pills as the fungus is inside the hair follicles and nothing put on the surface of the scalp will help. If it is a yeast, like tinea versicolor, then antifungal shampoo may be sufficient. If it is extensive, may need oral antifungals as well. ...Read more
Prescription: Scabies is not treatable with over the counter products as opposed to head lice. Elimite (permethrin) is the most often used scabicide .It is effective and safe. Even after adequate treatment itching can persist for several days and may need a topical or internal sterojd to resolve the post scabies itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sal acid and Tar: Psoriatic scalp often is also colonized by a common yeast called pityrosporum ovale, which is the same yeast that causes dandruff. Treatment involves controlling yeast proliferation and exfoliating. Otc shampoos for dandruff generally helps with psoriasis as well such as head and shoulder, neutrogena t-gel, neutrogena t-sal, dhs, or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elastiderm: Obagi elastiderm is clinically proven to increase eyelid skin elastin. However: i recommend a combination of botox, laser resurfacing or chemical peel, and possibly blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) in addition to at home skin care. Retin-a should be used sparingly on the thin skin of the eyelid area. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
A C and E: Different forms of vitamin a include retinoids, retinol and retin a (tretinoin). These are related compounds that have proven collagen boosting effects. The products available over the counter usually do not contain enough active ingredient to be very effective. Vitamin c also has collagen boosting effects and powerful antioxidant effects. Vitamin e is another great antioxidant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it evaluated: Have it evaluated by a podiatrist if it is on the foot. If it is on the hand, have it evaluated by you primary care physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Some homeopathic opt: Lactobacillus acidophilus capsules can be inserted vaginallyl for 7 nights at bedtime. (oral use can help prevent yeast infxs). Oregano oil 500mg in capsule form twice a day for 7 days. Or pau d'arco 100mg 3 x/day for 7 days. These are herbal preparations that can be found at pharmacies or organic grocery stores. ...Read more
Not sure: Dermabrasion machines are of 2 kinds, those that use crystals such as aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate, and those that use a diamond-tipped surface, to sand away small uneven spots on the surface of the skin. Professional machines should be fda-approved for medical use. Good results can depend on the judgment and skill of the physician using the machine, rather than on the machine itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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