Skin Care

This page contains the most recent discussion threads pertaining to Skin Care, as well as a list of all of the drugs falling within this category.

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 up to seven 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. 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 adjective cutaneous literally means "of the ski...

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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 After I have researched this drug extensively, I can't believe that the FDA allows this drug originally made for cancer patients to be marke...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 13 hours ago in Accutane.
Where can I get acid-mantle creme
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I have been trying to find a jar of acid-mantle crème but Doak pharmacies no longer make it. Does anyone know if some one else makes it? ## There's actually another brand I found by the name of "Risabal-ph". They make an acid-mantle creme that's used as a moisturizer for a variety of different skin conditions (including dry, rough, itchy, irritated skin and even goes so far as balancing it's Ph levels). You can find a 16oz jar of it on amazon for around $43. I haven't tried it myself, but after living in such a dry climate for so long, I might need all the moisture I can get. There are also a good number of reviews online if you're looking for more feedback on it. I hope this info helps! ## I have been looking for a jar as well. I can not believe they wo...
Updated 2 days ago in Acid Mantle Creme.
Acne when to take tablets
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Should I take my tablet every 8 hours ? Or should I start in the morning it says I carnt have a full belly after 2 hours or two hours before I have summit to eat so don't know weather what times to take them as I am not taken them when I should as the acne is getting worse
Updated 2 days ago.
Urea 40% lotion
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My dermatologist prescribed Urea 40% lotion for Keratosis pilaris. Although, this condition no longer bothers me mentally/emotionally, like it did when I was younger now that I know there is a treatment for it I am interested in getting the prescription; however, even with insurance my cost for this lotion is $90. Are there any other cheaper options to treating this skin issue? I was told by my pharmacist lesser percentage Urea lotions are less than half the cost of my prescription. But are they worth trying? ## BADC, Hi there. Speaking from experience, the lesser % urea is basically useless. The 40% as you recall was an excellent topical solution for said conditions. A handful of patrons at our pharmacy opted for the lesser value OTC lotion; sadly each were very disappointed. Everyone ...
Updated 5 days ago in Urea.
AF 150 for back acne
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My doctor advised me to go with AF 150 as I am suffering from back acne. Is this the correct prescription?
Updated 9 days ago.
how do you apply tracoz forte lotion
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I have been advised "tracoz forte lotion" for ulcers on my tongue to be applied locally. Is it ok? If so, how do I apply it? ## I am a resident of INDIA in the northern state of U.P in it's eastern part in a city known as Gorakhpur. I am suffering from intense pain in the tongue with lot of itching , reddiAgnes's,can not eat anything which is not sweet . Even anything containing salt gives pain and itching. Doctor has ruled out any malignancy though I was chewing tobacco which I have given up.The condition is not improving. Dr has prescribed Tacroz forte lotion (Tarcolimus) to be applied once daily on the tongue and also "kenacort" ointment twice daily. He has also advised Betnesol 10mg OD and isotretinoin tab OD. Can somebody help me telling if it is OK.I have d...
Updated 9 days ago in Isotretinoin.
Musa Ka Gul
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Dear Sir/Mam, I want to quit taking Musa Ka Gul, but if i don't take this i feel a headache and my mind doesn't work properly. Thanks for any advise. ## I m using a tobacco product musa ka gul 6 times a day . I m using it in get fresh I want to quit from its use.plz help me ## Mubina, Use salt and mustard oil with fingers, as it will help you to remove the addiction. It would be better if you could also mix some menthol oil in this and drink it with warm water after taking meals with lemon. It will remove dental pain. {edited for privacy} ## Miss ka gul kaha meelta he .me dakor me rahta hu our yaha kahi meelta nai he. ## i want to leave musa ka gul as i take 10 times a day. My memory is going to be very poor. ## I have been addicted to it for the last 17 years...I am 3...
Updated 10 days ago.
Accutane & protein shakes
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Hi! Are protein mixes safe to drink while on Accutane? I just ordered some and I'm a little ify about using it.
Updated 11 days ago in Accutane.
could this have caused infertility??
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I took Accutane when I was 17 for a few months and then a month when I turned 18 so maybe 5-6 months all together, im 21 now and me and my fiancé have been trying for a baby for about 8 months now and nothing is happening, my periods are irregular so I never really know when im ovulating so that might be the cause, I started looking into Accutane as a cause of infertility and im overwhelmed with everything that ive found. Can someone please tell me if Accutane could be the cause of infertility?? ## Hello, Bluegrassgirl! How are you? If your periods are irregular, it's most likely to be related to that. Years ago, when I had the same problem, it took well over a year for me to become pregnant with my son. Have you consulted an OB Gyn? That should be able to do some testing to le...
Updated 12 days ago in Accutane.
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 14 days ago in Accutane.

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