Skin Care

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Skin Care Overview

The human skin is the outer covering of the body and is the largest organ of the integumentary system. The skin has up to seven layers of ectodermal tissue guarding muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs. Human skin is similar to most of the other mammals' skin, and it is very similar to pig skin. 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 (hairless). The adjective cutaneous literal...

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Accutane serious side effects for our son

Our son started taking Accutane the end of Dec, 2011. He was on it for 6 weeks. He ended up in Feb. in ER with a foot long blood clot in his groin down his leg. He had other symptoms prior to this as well. He had your normal side effects which we expected, like dry cracked lips, flushed face, more acne in first month, head itched. Then he had back pain, joint pain, (basketball player in his High school so was very active) Then he would at times feel faint when standing. He started getting really sick when his blood clot started hurting him. We didn't know what it was and went to the doc 2x for pain. This is listed as a rare serious side effect. Please be careful while taking accutane. We won't be touching it again at our house. ## I am very sorry about what happened to your son,...

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Accutane and erectile dysfunction

I was on Accutane for 27 days. I had to stop because of muscle weakness and erectile dysfunction. It has been a month now since I stopped taking it but seems like the erectile dysfunction and muscle weakness are not going away. I would like to ask is there anyone who has experienced the same symptoms and recovered later? ## Accutane has been known to lower testosterone levels in some people that take it, and it been suggested that this should be added to the expected side effects list. Ref: Isotretinoin Risk of Coital Side Effects That said, after a month, three would usually be some improvement. What has your doctor advised? Are you on any other medications?

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Sulfur & Cream of Tartar Wafer

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...

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Gelmicin cream

Brand Name: Gelmicin Active Ingredients (Topical Cream): -Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.05% -Clotrimazole 1% -Gentamicin Sulfate 0.1% Manufacturer: Collins Productos Farmaceuticos Availability: Mexico Indications: -Betamethasone is a steroid medication used for a variety of conditions including, but not limited to rheumatic disorders, lupus, skin diseases (dermatitis/psoriasis), asthma, angioedema, preterm labor, crohn's disease, & leukemia. -Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication. -Gentamicin is an antibiotic used to treat various types of bacterial infections. ## My son has sun spots on his face will gelmicin get rid of them? ## what does this cream do? ## I have what I think is psoriasis and a friend said he used this cream for his and it work. Does it work for that ## How d...

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Can Accutane affect my growth plates?

I went to the dermatologist for my acne and they prescribed me accutane. I took it for 3 days. But then on my third day I found out that it could stunt my growth. This really freaked me out since my dad and uncles got their growth spurts at 17, so I told my mom and she said I can stop taking it. I had my last week of PE 12 after stopping. I’m aware that three days is fraction of the full course (6 months), but is that enough of the chemical & time to have a negative on my growth plates? ## Yes, it has been known to cause premature epiphyseal fusion, (fusion of the growth plates), and precocious, or early, puberty has been known to occur in some people that have taken Accutane. In this case, puberty refers to your final growth phase for height. Ref: Medline Plus Accutane Here...

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What is Betametasona Clotrimazol Gentamicina cream used for?

I live in San Antonio, Texas. Is this cream available in the States? Is it SAFE? ## @ERQ, The combination of Betametasona + Clotrimazol + Gentamicina is marketed towards treating various skin conditions such as pain, inflammation, itching, bacterial/fungal infections, etc. From what I've seen mentioned in another thread here, this cream is allegedly available with your doctor's prescription here in the US. However further reports suggest that it costs only a fraction of the price down in Mexico for the same ointment (i.e. $30 in the US and less than $2 in Mexico). Given this information, my suggestion would be to just get it prescribed in the US since the cost of driving to Mexico and back from Texas is probably a lot more than the difference you'd end up saving in the price...

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The Ingredients for BGO Cream made by Calotabs Co of Greenville SC

I am looking for the ingredients of BGO made by Calotabs Co of Greenville, SC years ago. My jar has long been worn smooth and can't read it. ## This product is no longer available, but from another user on our site that was asking about it, the ingredients listed on the packaging were as follows: Salicylic Acid, Sulphur, Zinc Oxid, Phenol Calamine, Menthol, Petrolatum, Lanolin and mineral oil. The only thing I can suggest is trying to find a similar product that contains the same ingredients. Have you tried asking your pharmacist if they can recommend something? ## if you have the ingredients and even a small sample a compound pharmacy can remake it for you! ## I don't know how old your jar of BGO (Beeman's Greaseless Ointment) is, but my father owned the company from the mi...

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Accutane and seizures

I took roaccutane in 1996 and again in 1997. Each time was for around 6 months. I had a 6 minute tonic clonic seizure in August 2011 and another one in January 2012. I'm wondering whether this is related, although it is a big gap. Has anyone else developed seizures 15 years or so after finishing roaccutane? ## YES....I Hate to Even Admit it..But..I have had several Seizures....Some lasting 15 minutes...It is Like being trapped inside a body that will not work..or even perform the simplest tasks....I could see...and realize..I was drueling...but my right arm was contorted..and my left arm was basically rigid....I believe it is About time..We all find a way to form a network...of people...that can compare notes.....More aptly...than on here..Please contact Me. ## I can't say wheth...

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Mazon Cream

for eczema, psoriasis- seeping, cracking, blistering skin- I personally used it from the age of 6 mos. in 1955 to 1988, then it disappeared from shelves- it was an over the counter cream and it really worked. At the age of 3 months my skin would swell, crack and seep a clear liquid- a pediatrician introduced the cream to my mother and at the time they had a bar soap, shampoo and cream-of which I used occasionally over the course of 30 years then all of a sudden it disappeared. I did have part of a jar I used sparingly and guarded with my life and I called the company that made the cream and they said that they took the recipe out of circulation. The jar is long gone- sadly and I do not know the name of the pharmaceutical company that originally made it. I now am entering menopause and m...

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Ketoanalogues Ketosteril Function

what is the function of ketoanalogues ## i am dispensor in holy family hospital doctor advised me tab ketosteril cap sangobion cap rocotrel 0.5mg my urea is 56 cretnin 1.8 uric acid 4.5 plz advised me ## please email so i can explain it to you well. ## Is ketobest available in Canada? My parents are leaving for Canada soon. Ketobest is really helping to decrease the creatinine level! It works well for my mom! Please reply asap! Thanks a lot! ## Hi. I am handling Ketobest in Philippines. I’m glad to hear that Ketobest works out well to your mom :) Since your post is 6years ago, if you don’t mind me asking how’s your mother now?

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