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The disease associated with low cortisol is known as adrenal insufficiency (so-called because the adrenal glands are responsible for cortisol production). Morning cortisol is not a definitive test for the diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency.1 That is because cortisol varies according to a circadian rhythm (i.e. with your body's sleep-wake cycle). The x ...


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Good question! The missing bit of information here is that topical steroids are usually not absorbed systemically at high enough levels to cause adrenal suppression. However, they sometimes are. I shall explain. First of all, regarding the relationship between systemic corticosteroid administration and adrenal insufficiency, please see this answer. The ...


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Yes, it is possible for topical Tacrolimus to cause systemic toxicity, in certain situations. Evidence from a case series This paper is a case report of two patients who were prescribed topical Tacrolimus (and other therapy) for post-transplant cutaneous graft versus host disease (GVHD). Their Tacrolimus trough levels (a way of measuring the blood level ...


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This study did a thorough literature search of all existing Aloe Vera research and found, at best, weak conclusions: The current evidence suggests some potential benefit of Aloe vera in improving glycaemic control in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. However, given the limitations of the available evidence and the high heterogeneity in study results, high-...


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According studies, it's an interaction between genetics and environment. If you parents had acne, you might have. But, overall, diet and stress are big factors for acne : your genetic makes you more sensible to this. NCBI : Acne and food I don't understand if you talk about medical treatments or other... I will talk about medical treatments so. 2 classes of ...


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Currently, the only real way to "get rid of acne once and for all" is through the use of the prescription medication isotretinoin. It works to reduce sebum production and thusly decreases the incidence of new spots. Warning: It's a serious medication with serious side effects -- for me most notably it was severely dry skin on every inch of my body. I've ...


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Unlikely. Tetracycline topical is generally well tolerated. Side effects reported with systemic administered tetracycline such as gastrointestinal complaints, vaginitis, hematologic abnormalities, dental, and skeletal disorders have not been reported and are unlikely to occur with topical administration. However, A faint yellowing of the skin ...


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Yes. It is used as a gel. WebMd.com Aloe seems to be able to speed wound healing by improving blood circulation through the area and preventing cell death around a wound. It also appears that aloe gel has properties that are harmful to certain types of bacteria and fungi. Aloe - ncbi.nlh.nih.gov: anti-inflammatory skin soothing Aloe Vera ...


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Interesting question. I remember my professor of pharmaceutical technology and pharmaceutics addressing this when we discussed the significance of dosage form design. The skin on one’s face is far thinner and more sensitive than the skin on one’s body. The facial epidermis is about 0.12mm thick whereas on the body it averages around 0.6mm (nearly six-fold). ...


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This is something you should contact your doctor about as soon as you can; it would also be wise to talk to the pharmacy where you had the prescription filled. In this case, I would tend to trust the medication packaging. Now, to answer your question. Yes, what your doctor mentioned would definitely qualify as an occlusive dressing. The reason you aren't ...


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There are several possible mechanisms, probably all acting together. The brownish deposits on teeth and tongue are mostly caused by the fact that bacterial proteins are denatured when the bacterial cell membranes are destroyed by high concentrations of chlorhexidine and disulphide functions are reduced to thiol functions, which form dark-coloured complexes ...


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Cystic acne are often called "severe acne." Treatment of cystic acne usually involves prescribed drugs, so it's a doctor (a dermatologist) who prescribes them. These drugs can have serious side effects, so it's important to consider all the precautions. According to American Academy of Dermatology: Antibiotic + medicine you apply to the acne: This is ...


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According to the french equivalent of the FDA, the ANSM, in a minoxidil presentation Resume des Caracteristiques Produit : Le mécanisme précis d'action n'est pas connu. Translation : The mechanism of action is not known According to the following study : Minoxidil: mechanisms of action on hair growth. the mechanism of action is still not known, even ...


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Depending on your definition of "wound" you could consider a styptic pencil. It's generally used for nicks and small cuts, such as you get while shaving. Most drugstores sell them or you can order from Amazon. They are briefly mentioned in the Wikipedia article on agents that stop bleeding. The article mentions several other products that are probably only ...


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You were quite right to suspect Adapalene/Differin Topical Gel as the culprit. I looked into common-side effects and this is what it says: During your first 4 weeks of using adapalene topical, your skin may be dry, red, or scaly. You may also feel some burning or stinging. Call your doctor if these side effects are severe. Less serious side ...


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In my experience, such warnings are typically present if ingredients in the lotion would irritate the eyes or mouth—problems that can't happen if you avoid applying it to the face. My reasoning goes as follows: The only significant difference between skin on one's face and elsewhere is the higher concentration of sebaceous glands that secrete oil, but since ...


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When taken orally tetracycline can cause discolouration in developing teeth and should be avoided - when possible - in young children. Systemic tetracycline will have no effects on the colour of fully erupted teeth. So not something an adult needs to worry about ! "Discolouration of the teeth occurs in a high proportion of children undergoing antibiotic ...


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