America is an incredibly litigious society. Americans can and do sue each other for good reasons, bad reasons, and no reason at all. You don’t have to sue anyone you don’t want to, but knowing your rights in the doctor’s office can prevent situations where you might feel the need to assert your legal rights […]
Becoming a doctor in the United States is definitely not an easy task1. It is not just that you have to excel throughout four years in college and four years in medical school and two to eight more years in a residency before you get to practice.
November is the time of year that many people in the Northern Hemisphere start to get the blahs. In North America, especially in the United States, people tend to get pre-holiday depression, but all over the Northern Hemisphere many people start to get SAD, or seasonal affective disorder. And making their depression worse, late autumn […]
Probably you already know about benzoyl peroxide, Accutane, and minocycline for acne. But have you heard about gold nanoparticles for acne or Compound 71? This article discusses medicine on the horizon for acne treatment.
Laser treatments are the fastest way to deal with scars and hyperpigmentation left behind when acne heals, but can also be beneficial for inflammatory acne. However, it’s not known to be particularly helpful for noninflammatory comedonal acne. The primary benefit of laser therapy, as well as the primary drawback of laser therapy, is that is […]
Retin-A is a synthetic, acidic form of vitamin also known as all-trans-retinoic acid or ATRA, as well as tretinoin (short for trans-retinoin). It is used to treat cystic acne and a condition called keratosis pilaris, which causes patches of thick, rough skin on any part of the body except the palms of the hands and […]
Zineryt is a combination of two old and reliable remedies for acne, the antibiotic erythromycin and the nutrient zinc, in a convenient lotion form. It is not as fast acting as some other combination treatments for acne, but it’s inexpensive, has few side effects, and usually gets rid of about 2/3 of blemishes in 3 […]
Ziana is a prescription medication that combines the antibiotic clindamycin with the exfoliant and skin rejuvenator tretinoin1. Combining these two proven acne fighters with tolerability in mind, Ziana only has to be used once a day, and the manufacturer offers assistance with the cost of treatment for people with mild to moderate acne who have […]
Topical tretinoin for acne is the over-the-counter (or, more often, over the Internet) form of the best-known acne drug Retin-A. It is not as strong as prescription Retin-A, but sometimes it is exactly the right treatment for stubborn acne problems1.
There is a topical acne treatment for every kind of acne, for every skin type, and for every budget. Not every treatment works for every kind of acne or for everyone who has the same kind of acne, however, and what helps one person fight acne can actually make acne worse for another. Here is […]
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