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Which is the best topical medication for fading freckles?

Which is the best topical  medication for fading freckles?

Sunscreen and Niacin: The most important recommendation is sun avoidance and routine use of a potent broad spectrum zinc oxide sunscreen and sun protective clothing in order to reduce the appearance of freckles. At night, apply a topical 5 percent niacinamde cream (nia 24). ...Read more

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A non fungal hairy tongue that is only an elongated filiform papilla. Is there any way to clear the tongue with topical medication; scrapers/etc don't?

Elongated papilla: Other than the unsightly nature of the elongated papilla, there is nothing medically i can recommend for you to get rid of them. I tell my patients to brush their tongue and use tongue rakes to try to break them off and not make them so noticeable. If you smoke they will be very annoying as they will be black and unsightly. I wish there was a better treatment. Good luck and good health. ...Read more

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My son has a random rash, red & bumpy, under each armpit. It's sensitive. What topical medication can I put on it to relieve his discomfort?

My son has a random rash, red & bumpy, under each armpit. It's sensitive. What topical medication can I put on it to relieve his discomfort?

Seek medical care: Without seeing the rash and having more details, I cannot advise you. The rash may be an allergic reaction, bacterial, viral, fungal, heat related, etc. Certain treatments may make it worse or mask the symptoms. Please see a medical provider. ...Read more

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Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more

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Is it true that impotence drug, like Cialis, loses its effectiveness over time? If yes, how?

Is it true that impotence drug, like Cialis, loses its effectiveness over time? If yes, how?

Cialis not working: Hi aa30, I am not a great supporter of Cialis because I think it is overkill to use a drug daily for an event that occurs once or twice a month and lasts 10 mins if you are very skilled. In addition, you raise a good point that the body eventually develops some tolerance to everything with passage of time. I agree ! ...Read more

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Does birth control lose effectiveness with any medication. Ie. Mpower or herbalean?

Does birth control lose effectiveness with any medication. Ie. Mpower or herbalean?

Have to check: You will have to look up each individual medication. Herbal medications are not often regulated or tested. Most do not interact. ...Read more