Ask the Nurse Archive
January 29, 2021 at 9:00pm
Can you tell me what kind of treatment is available for rosacea? I have really bad bumps and redness on my face. I know there is a way to treat it, but how? I keep washing my face day and night, and the doctor gave me some medicine, but neither are helping. What can I do?
Medicine for Facial Hair
July 5, 2019 at 5:58pm
What is the topical medicine to deal with excessive hair on face and chin? I have tried waxing and depilatories. Someone told me there is a cream that is a long term solution.
Is hair loss a side effect of vaginal estrogen?
June 12, 2019 at 10:59pm
I started taking vaginal estrogen and now learned my dramatic hair loss may be a side effect. I recently stopped taking this medicine. I have an appointment with my gynecologist soon, but I’m panicking as I’m losing a handful of hair every day. What can I do?
What are treatment options for melasma?
June 7, 2019 at 8:26pm
I am an OB/GYN physician and am curious if you have any experience using Tranexemic Acid/Lysteda® pills, one daily orally to treat melasma? I am considering prescribing a non-hormonal IUD for my patient who can’t tolerate hormone contraceptive pills.
May 13, 2019 at 9:55am
The corner of my mouth was sore and I thought it was a pimple, so I squeezed it and it turned into a sore. I was told to use over the counter Clotrimazole cream - is this acceptable for my sore?
Fat Removed From Breast, Stomach and Arm
February 19, 2019 at 2:31pm
I want to get fat removed from my breast, stomach and arm. Is it safe?
What treatments are available for hair loss?
October 16, 2018 at 9:39am
I'm losing handfuls of hair. I have two bald spots, one on the back of my head and one on the side. I don't know what to do. I've had my thyroid checked and it is in a normal range, and I'm doing meditation to reduce my stress.
Does Insurance Cover CoolSculpting®?
August 28, 2018 at 9:29am
I was wondering if my medical insurance covers non-surgical treatment CoolSculpting®?
July 18, 2017 at 5:23pm
Can I use an astringent and a collagen gel before I apply my moisturizer with 25 spf? I have had one spot of skin cancer removed with MOHS technique.
May 4, 2017 at 12:44pm
I am 51 years old and in good health. I have large 36 DD breasts. I wash my bras after one wear and shower daily. I have noticed I’m getting a vinegar smell under and between my breasts sometimes. I have never had this problem before. It’s embarrassing when I take off my bra to get ready for bed sometimes.
Are there any solutions for this? Should I wear deodorant around my breasts? I even once had a rash and bought baby diaper rash cream because I thought it might be a fungal irritation, but that just burned the skin and made it worse. Any suggestions?