jeremylee1979, I need a little more information. What is the texture of your hair (straight, curly, kinky, fine)? How short or long do you keep it? What race are you? This will help to answer your questions.View Thread
Dear willburstyle06, The effects that you describe cannot be attributed to tretinoin. Tretinoin is also used for wrinkles, because it increases the amount of collagen under the skin, and makes it less loose and sunken. So I suggest you see a dermatologist to determine what's really going on. Good luck.View Thread
Dear JakeMoldoon, Whether the hair returns depends on whether the MRSA caused the hair follicles to scar. Once a follicle scars, it no longer produces hair. Then the only solution is to go to a derm or plastic surgeon to have the scarred areas removed, a procedure officially known as "scalp reduction."View Thread
kkolo, Unfortunately, you can't be diagnosed without seeing the rash. It may or may not be related to your thyroid disease, since hypothyroidism has many causes. I've never seen a rash from Synthroid, so don't stop your medication. You will need to bite the bullet and see a dermatologist in your college town if you haven't cleared up. Good luck.View Thread
This sounds unbearable. At this point, if you were my patient, I would do a skin biopsy. Even if it doesn't give an exact diagnosis, it can guide the doctor towards the correct treatment. If there's a medical center near you, try the Department of Dermatology there. (Just a note-I hope that you didn't see 4 doctors one time each. It sometimes takes more than one visit to figure something out.)View Thread
Dear Anonymous, Proactive is effective for some people with mild acne. Since it's not working for you, you need to decide whether to consult with a dermatologist, who will give you stronger prescription medication for acne. A dermatologist will also try to determine if there is a reason that you are breaking out.View Thread
Dear AdviceSeek, I am concerned that this "scar" appeared for no reason, and that it is enlarging. There is a type of basal cell carcinoma that looks like an enlarging scar. I think that you need a biopsy. If it is a skin cancer, it is easily treatable and the area will look better after it is removed. Please ask your dermatologist for a skin biopsy. And let us know what happens.View Thread
Dear tweetylove27, This sounds like a desperate situation. Has your husband gone to a university medical center that has a dermatology department? Can you find out what immunodeficiency disease they are testing him for?View Thread
Dear,jrh00, What great questions! HPV is a virus that cannot be cultured, so there is no way to determine the effectiveness of a product against the it. The best defense is soap and water. If you can't throw your slippers in the laundry, I would try lysol spray, realizing that it may not kill 100% of the virus. Flip-flops can be washed with soap and water. The same thing is true with the salicylic acid solutions. We don't know if the virus can survive within. So use cotton swabs to be safe. The bottom line is that the treatments that we use for warts are not designed to kill the virus. Rather, treatment causes skin inflammation which brings immune cells into the area. The immune cells then fight the virus. Once this happens, the warts will go away.View Thread
Dear Anon_73383, I'm afraid that your questions cannot be answered without a physical examination of your skin. I recommend that you make an appointment with a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a consultation.View Thread
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