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Does Insurance Cover CoolSculpting®​?

August 28, 2018 at 9:29am

I was wondering if my medical insurance covers non-surgical treatment CoolSculpting®?

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Skin care

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.

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Breast Health

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?

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Very Itchy Skin

February 18, 2017 at 9:46am

From time to time I experience very itchy skin on various parts of my body. Many times after showering or not.

Last night for no reason I could think of, my arms started to itch with that pin prick feeling. I slather with lotion all the time. A few times the itching has been so bad I have taken an antihistamine, which helped. Thank you.

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Hair on breasts

December 1, 2016 at 2:05pm

I have hair that grows around the areola on my breasts. I find it annoying so I shave it off. Is it safe to shave hair off your breasts?

Of course, now I feel my breasts are feeling scratchy now that the hair is gone and the area has been shaved. Any advice on how to deal with hair on your breasts that you don’t want there? Thanks!

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Treating Milia in Adults

June 14, 2016 at 2:49pm

What can I do to get rid of Milia on my face?

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Treatment Options for Hair Loss

November 8, 2015 at 10:28pm

I have hair loss on the top of my head. I read about the HairMax laser, is this a good option? What about light therapy?

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Women and Excessive Sweating

April 14, 2015 at 10:56am

What can I do to relieve constant sweating?

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Taking Care of the Vulva and Vagina

February 13, 2015 at 2:15pm

I am 44 years old and about 6 months ago, I had an issue with an itchy bottom. It is not all the time, but it seems to be worse when it is time for my monthly menses.

I didn’t ask the doctor when I had my recent pap smear, but he said everything looked normal. However, I am really embarassed by it.

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Bar Soap vs Liquid Soap

January 6, 2015 at 4:00pm

How does bar soap compare to alcohol based sanitizers or liquid soap? I prefer using bar soap, but I’m concerned about its effectiveness.

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