DRUG ALERTS: New warnings
Q My 26-month-old daughter has a persistent greenish-gray coating, with red patches, on her tongue. Her breath is also quite bad. An otherwise healthy child, she developed problems after her Hib jab at four months,
Finally, we have a 70 year old, who had no history of acne but is currently suffering from eruptions on his upper lip. Is there anything he can do to regain his clear skin? Firstly, stop using any products that may contain irritants such as sodium...
ACNE TREATMENT: Laser treatment may not work after all
According to a US study of more than 10,000 women, long-term use of antibiotics may be linked to a substantially increased risk of breast cancer. Women with more than 25 prescriptions, or who took antibiotics
A 29-year-old woman had suffered from exfoliative dermatitis and occasional nettlerash for two years. Prior to that, she had had acne since she was 20. The acne had got better when her GP put her on 100 mg/day of doxycycline,
Given the link with fluctuating hormone levels and the possible underlying genetic influences, many doctors believe there is no way to prevent acne. This means that most are practising disease control rather than prevention,
Last week, we had a query from a mother whose teenage daughter has recently developed psoriasis on her face. The reader is so worried about her daughter being bullied at school for this that she has decided to teach her at home instead. But before...
In 1994, at the age of 17, I took a course of isotretinoin (Roaccutane) for mild acne, a decision I have regretted ever since.
The most common foods that cause allergic reactions in children are wheat, milk, eggs, fish and seafood, chocolate, citrus fruits, soy products, corn, nuts, and berries. Dr. Janet Zand gives a comprehensive program for children's food allergies that...