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Skin Care Overview

The human skin is the outer covering of the body. In humans, it is the largest organ of the integumentary system. The skin has multiple layers of ectodermal tissue and guards the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs.[1] Human skin is similar to that of most other mammals, except that it is not protected by a fur. Though nearly all human skin is covered with hair follicles, it can appear hairless. There are two general types of skin, hairy and glabrous skin.[2] The adjectiv...

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Epitrel Acido compared to Reacel-A?
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I have a tube of Reacel-A (Tretinoina Crema .05 g/100g.), which a friend bought for me last year in Mexico. My Dermatologist tells me it is the same thing as US product Retin-A. I have used it for a year and had no problem. My friend this year was not able to find this exact tube in Mexico and bought Epitrel Acido Retinoico Crema .05. My question is: Is this tube just like my last year's tube from Mexico? ## Hi Traveling Lady, Based on my research, the Epitrel Retinoic acid cream you received contains Retinoic acid (0.5 %) as the active ingredient. Retinoic acid is basically the same thing as Tretinoin. This cream may contain different "inactive" ingredients, since it was most likely manufactured by a different company. However, it seems as though the active ingredient is th...
Updated 3 minutes ago in Retin-A.
Sulfur & Cream of Tartar Wafer
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Years ago, given to each of us once per day for keeping mosquitos from biting & if they bit us, would not cause problems. ## Where can I find Sulfur and Cream of Tarter Wafers? I took them as a kid and never had any problems with bug bites and ticks and we played in the woods every day. As I got older I never had acne. I wanted to have my daughter try it, but can not find them. They were a little flat wafer about the size of a quarter and chewable. The taste was not bad at all....and a somewhat sweet. Can someone help me find this product if it exists? ## Linda, glad to see that someone besides I remembers these wafers. I still have not found them anywhere but I will keep checking smalltowm pharmicies & hopefully locate them somewhere!!! I just know they were wonderful! ## I fou...
Updated 23 hours ago.
Accutane and Infertility
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I took accutane almost 14 years ago as a teenager. I am now a 32 year old woman who has just been diagnosed with infertility that they believe is linked to autoimmune issues. I truly believe that accutane is the cause of this; from the research that I have done it seems that accutane has been linked to other thyroid-related diseases, but that they have not yet been able to prove a link between accutane and infertility. There are, however, actually more people like me out there than I originally thought. Being diagnosed with ovarian dysfunction has been a horrific, horrific blow. And while there was plenty of information about accutane and birth defects, no one ever mentioned a possibility of future infertility. I was a teenager! This is a tragedy and I believe something should be done a...
Updated 23 hours ago in Accutane.
poslam ointment
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old remedy for skin rashes ## Does anyone know where I can buy Poslam Ointment? My Grandmoyher used to have it and it's the best. ## I am also looking for this product. From what I can tell it is no longer made but I won't give up yet. ## I am also looking for Poslam and cannot find a source. Maybe someone should start making it again. It's very effective for skin problems. ## when I googled poslam, I was offered link to ebay, antique- bottle pictures show ingredients. ## Poslam used to be made by Emergency Laboratories, Jersey City, NJ 07302. I tried to find them in on-line phone directories but they don’t seem to exist any more. A pharmacist passed along this formula to my parents. A compounding pharmacy should be able to make it up. I don’t know if it is paten...
Updated 1 day ago in Coal Tar.
accutane long term side effects
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I have a son that took accutane 60 mg a day for six months in a row three years ago. Now after many trips to doctors over strange medical problems, it seems accuatne is the culprit medication that has caused servere joint and muscle pain, severe dry lips, redness in face, eye infections of own immune system attacking itself, systems of osteoarthritis in both shoulders, both wrist and right hand, blood in stool, possible hair loss, abnormal liver function test results in AST and ALT. My son went from being a high school football and track athlete while taking this medication three years ago to someone that is in constant pain just washing a car. After I have researched this drug extensively, I can't believe that the FDA allows this drug originally made for cancer patients to be marke...
Updated 3 days ago in Accutane.
clobetasol propionate ointment on lips?
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Have severe burnt lips for over two weeks from tropical sun. Can I use this ointment for the lip (.05) ? ## Hi Don, Sorry to hear about what happen to your lips. Regarding the Clobetasol propionate ointment, this is a corticosteroid used to treat severe inflammatory skin conditions as well as various skin disorders, ranging from eczema to psoriasis. While it's not intended to be a cure for the condition on your lip, it may help alleviate much of the symptoms associated with a flare-up of pain or discomfort by reducing inflammation, itching and redness. You can also learn more about this drug on the page for Clobetasol Details Hopefully being in the setting of a lush tropical environment was totally worth it in the long run ;) ## hi sir i got eczema on my hands and face ,i consulted ...
Updated 5 days ago in Clobetasol.
use of lobate gm skin cream
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I get rashes in my groin after long walking. Its difficult to walk. I am using Betamil GM and Lichens a ointment. Now I have been prescribed with Lobate GM. What to do ## Hi Kirti, Sorry to hear about the challenging rashes you've been facing. Based on my research, Lobate GM contains the active ingredients Clobetasol, Miconazole, and Neomycin. This cream is geared specifically for treating various skin conditions, such as dryness, crusting, itching, redness, scaling, inflammation, and even bacterial & fungal infections. It's really an all-in-one type of ointment in that regard. You can learn more about each ingredient on the pages for Clobetasol Details, Miconazole Details, and Neomycin Details. Have you had a proper diagnosis done to see what the underlying cause of it coul...
Updated 8 days ago in Clobetasol.
Accutane and Fatigue
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Has anybody found any resolve for fatigue induced by accutane? It's been years since I've been off, and I'm so exhausted all of the time. Anybody else suffer from exhaustion? ## Hello, Eric! How are you doing? I am sorry that you're suffering from such fatigue. However, are you certain that it is due to treat he Accutane? Has this been medically confirmed? There are many other issues that can cause it, so you need to have it checked out to be sure. You may have some other medical issue going on that requires treatment. ## I do. I took acutane for 7 years, never thought about the relation with acutane and chronic fatigue... We'd probably never know...
Updated 9 days ago in Accutane.
Tattoo before Accutane?
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I want to get a very small tattoo on the back of my neck. I'm supposed to be starting my Accutane on Friday. I know you're not supposed to get tattoos whilst taking Accutane because it can affect the healing process but if I get the tattoo and start my Accutane a week later when the tattoo has healed, do you think this would be a problem?
Updated 11 days ago in Accutane.
Buro Sol discontinued?
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I went to my pharmacy today here in Canada to be told that Smith Kline Glaxo is no longer making Buro Sol. Is this the case and, if it is, what are my alternatives? ## You mean the antiseptic powder? Unfortunately, since it's never been available in the U.S., I can't find much information on it or why it was discontinued. I can't even find a listing of the ingredients. Learn more antiseptic details here. Did you try asking a pharmacist if they can recommend an alternative? I would, but I'm not sure what's available in Canada. ## I currently am using Buro-sol powder with water to make solution. I live in a town west of Toronto Canada and its available here in most if not all the pharmacy's. some are now keeping the powder behind the counter but others have it with...
Updated 12 days ago in Buro-Sol.

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