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Caring for one’s skin is all about taking care of one’s self. It is not considered an indulgence but more of a necessity. The main goal of having a skin care routine is to maintain the skin’s function at its best, with no irritation or any signs of skin disease.
The science of prescribing medication is second nature to physicians. The therapeutic relationship between a patient and a doctor is founded in mutual trust that the patient will follow the regimen prescribed by the doctor. However, in therapeutics, there are unintended events that may occur anytime during treatment.
The FDA issued Advisory No.2021-1543 warning the public to avoid purchasing the said skincare products because of failure to undergo through the agency’s registration process. Without undergoing proper registration and validation, FDA cannot assure the public on the products quality and safety.
I don’t need to moisturize because I only have oily skin.” This is just one of the many myths surrounding moisturizing.
Does wearing make-up ruin your skin? Back in the day, dermatologists were known to be against make-up or any form of cosmetic camouflage since many products then—think 80’s to early nineties —would cause a slew of unwanted effects such as acne, contact dermatitis, and hyperpigmentation. Instead, we would promote healthy natural looking skin sans any cosmetic product.
Shingles is caused by Herpes Zoster Virus (HSV), which is also the virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles occur in people who already had chickenpox at one point in their lives. When a patient is healed from chickenpox clinically, HSV goes into a “resting” mode or latent mode in the neurons.
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