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Frequently I see patients who develop rashes or hives for unclear reasons. Unfortunately when people experience hives on nearly a daily basis, finding the cause is even harder than if the patient experienced them only infrequently. Even so, it is still important to visit the doctor to have an evaluation. During the doctor visit What I usually do when a patient comes in with hives is to first ask the patient if they have been using any new soaps, detergents or beauty products. Sometimes people can develop allergies or hives from these products. We also ask about any other changes in health such as unexplained weight loss, joint pains, night sweats. We will want to know how long the hives last and what they look like. One good thing to do is to take a picture of the hives and bring in that picture to the doctor. Although food allergy is rarely a cause of almost daily hives, we also ask if there is any relationship between eating s...
Stretch marks are indented streaks on your skin that result from a rapid weight gain or loss. They usually appear pink, red or purple in the early stages and fade to white or gray over time. There are treatments that can reduce the appearance of stretch marks, however, there is no way to remove them completely.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks occur when your skin stretches because of a rapid weight gain or loss. They are most common in women, especially during the later stages of pregnancy, however, weight lifters can also have stretch marks. They seem to occur more frequently when cortisone levels in the body are higher as this hormone weakens elastic fibers in your skin. Some medications, such as corticosteroids and systemic steroids (lotions or oral medications) can contribute to developing stretch marks, especially when used long-term. .
Stretch marks form in the dermis, which is the middle layer of the skin. When the dermis is stretched, it can break down. If it can...
Generic Name: PYRETHRINS AND PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE SHAMPOO -
TOPICAL Pronounced: (pie-RETH-rins/pip-ER-oh-nill) RID Lice Killing Top Uses
This medication is used to treat lice, which are tiny
insects that can infest and irritate the scalp (head lice), the pubic area
(crabs), or the body. This medication works by paralyzing and killing
How To Use RID Lice Killing Top
Review the manufacturer's instruction sheet and carefully
follow all directions for your product. If any of this information is unclear,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Do not use more drug than
This medication is for use on the outside of the body
only. Avoid applying this drug to the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. If this
product gets in these areas, rinse with plenty of water. If irritation occurs,
tell your doctor promptly.
Do not use this product on eyelashes or eyebrows. Check
with your doctor if these areas have lice.
If applying thi...
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