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  • Alopecia Areata Treatment
    As this eMedTV article explains, treatment options for alopecia areata may promote hair growth, but they don't prevent new patches of hair loss. This article talks about oral drugs, photochemotherapy, and other forms of treatment for this condition.
  • Alopecia Areata Treatments
    Photochemotherapy, oral medications, and topical ointments can all be used for people with alopecia areata. This eMedTV article discusses various alopecia areata treatments and explains how they can help promote hair growth.
  • Alopecia Areta
    Alopecia areata is a disease that affects the hair follicles and causes hair to fall out in small patches. This eMedTV segment provides a brief overview of this condition. Alopecia areta is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
  • Alopecia Arrata
    Alopecia areata is a disease that affects hair follicles and causes patches of hair to fall out. This eMedTV page explains who gets the condition, how to recognize it, and how to treat it. Alopecia arrata is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
  • Alopecia Ereata
    Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease characterized by hair loss. This part of the eMedTV archives discusses this condition, with information on who it affects, as well as how it is treated. Alopecia ereata is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
  • Alopecia Reata
    Alopecia areata is a hair loss condition that is the result of an autoimmune disease. This eMedTV article provides an overview of alopecia areata and its symptoms and treatment options. Alopecia reata is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
  • Alopesia Areata
    Alopecia areata is a type of autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out. This eMedTV Web article provides a brief overview of this disease and offers a link to more detailed information. Alopesia areata is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
  • Alopicia Aereta
    Alopecia areata is a disease in which the hair follicles are affected, which results in hair loss. This eMedTV page provides an overview of the condition and its characteristic symptoms. Alopicia aereta is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
  • Altabax
    Altabax is a prescription medication used to treat impetigo in adults and children. This eMedTV Web article offers an overview of this antibiotic ointment, including information on how it works, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Altabax and Breastfeeding
    It is not known if Altabax (retapamulin) is passed through breast milk. As this eMedTV page explains, no research has been done on breastfeeding and Altabax. This article describes what precautions to take if you decide to nurse while using this drug.
  • Altabax and Pregnancy
    In general, Altabax (retapamulin) appears to be safe for women who are pregnant. This eMedTV resource discusses the results of animal studies on Altabax and pregnancy, and explains why the FDA has classified it as a Category B medication.
  • Altabax Antibiotic Information
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library provides important information on Altabax, an antibiotic ointment prescribed for treating impetigo. This page also explains why Altabax may not be suitable for some people and lists possible side effects.
  • Altabax Dosage
    There is only one standard Altabax dosage for treating impetigo, regardless of the person's weight or age. This eMedTV Web resource explains when and how often to apply the medication, and offers some helpful suggestions for those using it.
  • Altabax Drug Interactions
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library explains that there are no known serious drug interactions with Altabax, as only a small amount of the medicine is absorbed into the bloodstream. This page also explains what to do if you use other skin creams.
  • Altabax Overdose
    There have been no reported cases of an Altabax (retapamulin) overdose. However, as this eMedTV article explains, seek immediate medical attention if you believe you have taken too much of this drug. This page also describes possible treatment options.
  • Altabax Side Effects
    Common side effects of Altabax ointment include headaches, itching, and diarrhea. This page of the eMedTV Web site lists other possible side effects of this medication, including potentially serious reactions that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Altabax Uses
    As a prescription ointment, Altabax is used for treating a bacterial skin infection known as impetigo. This eMedTV resource further examines this antibiotic, including information on how it works, its safety in children, and possible off-label uses.
  • Altabax Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV page provides several Altabax warnings and precautions, including possible allergic reactions and a list of who may not be able to use this ointment. This page also explains what to tell your doctor before starting this antibiotic.
  • Alternative Treatment for Alopecia Areata
    Alternative treatment for alopecia areata comes in many forms, such as: acupuncture, zinc, and herbal supplements. This eMedTV page describes these forms of alternative treatment for alopecia areata and the importance of talking to a doctor first.
  • Amcinonide
    Amcinonide is a steroid used in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, and certain other skin problems. This eMedTV resource features a detailed look at this prescription skin medicine, with information on side effects, dosing, safety concerns, and more.
  • Amcinonide Cream
    A doctor may prescribe amcinonide cream, ointment, or lotion to treat skin conditions like eczema. This eMedTV resource describes how this skin medicine works to relieve itching and inflammation. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Amcinonide Dosage
    The specific dose of amcinonide will depend primarily on the type and severity of your skin condition. This eMedTV segment gives some important dosing tips for this skin medicine, including what to avoid during treatment and how to properly use it.
  • Amcinonide Drug Information
    Available by prescription, amcinonide is used for treating dermatitis, eczema, and other skin problems. This eMedTV page covers more drug information on amcinonide, including side effects and safety issues. A link to more details is also included.
  • Amcinonide Side Effects
    As discussed in this eMedTV article, possible side effects of amcinonide may include skin irritation, burning, and dryness. This Web page takes a closer look at other possible reactions to the cream, lotion, and ointment versions of this skin medication.
  • Antibiotics and Staph Infections
    In some cases, a staph infection will require treatment with antibiotics. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at the antibiotics used for this type of infection and explains why some infections require intravenous antibiotics.
  • Antibiotics for Impetigo
    This eMedTV Web article offers important information on when a healthcare provider may recommend an oral or topical antibiotic for impetigo treatment. This page also provides examples of some antibiotics used for treating this skin infection.
  • Aquafor
    Aquaphor, an ointment used to heal and soothe the skin, is commonly used to treat diaper rash. This eMedTV resource describes how this medicated product works and briefly explains when and how to use it. Aquafor is a common misspelling of Aquaphor.
  • Aquaphor
    Aquaphor is a nonprescription ointment approved for treating diaper rash and various other skin conditions. This eMedTV segment discusses these uses in more detail, explains how to use this product, and describes how it works to soothe the skin.
  • Aquaphor Dosage
    There are no standard dosing guidelines for Aquaphor Healing Ointment. As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, the product is intended to be applied as often as needed. Use as much as you need, as often as you need.
  • Aquaphor Drug Interactions
    Other medications are not known to cause drug interactions with Aquaphor. As this eMedTV Web page explains, however, if you see a doctor about your condition and he or she recommends another treatment, ask if you should continue to use Aquaphor.
  • Aquaphor Healing Ointment
    As a healing ointment, Aquaphor can relieve dry or cracked skin and help treat and prevent diaper rash. This eMedTV resource describes how this medication works and explains whether side effects are likely to occur with this skin product.
  • Aquaphor Ingredients
    There are many moisturizing ingredients in Aquaphor, including petrolatum and mineral oil. This eMedTV Web page lists a few other ingredients used to make this product and explains whether it is the same as Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment.
  • Aquaphor Ointment Information
    As this page from the eMedTV library explains, various skin conditions can be treated with Aquaphor ointment. Information on what Aquaphor is used for, how to use the product, and why it's a good choice for people with sensitive skin are also included.
  • Aquaphor Overdose
    You are unlikely to overdose on Aquaphor as long as you use the ointment properly (apply it to the skin). This eMedTV article explains what may happen if Aquaphor is taken by mouth and describes various treatment options available for an overdose.
  • Aquaphor Side Effects
    Aquaphor is unlikely to cause side effects, but some people may develop allergic reactions to the product. This eMedTV article lists possible signs of an allergic reaction and explains when serious side effects could occur with Aquaphor ointment.
  • Aquaphor Uses
    Aquaphor works by sealing in skin's natural moisture and sealing out irritants. This eMedTV page lists specific Aquaphor uses, describes how the ointment works, and explains if this product is different from Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment.
  • Aquaphor Warnings and Precautions
    You should not use Aquaphor to treat serious burns, animal bites, or deep wounds. This page on the eMedTV Web site lists other warnings and precautions with Aquaphor and offers other tips on how to safely use this medicated ointment.
  • Atopic Dermatitis
    Atopic dermatitis is a noncontagious skin rash that is often made worse by allergens like wool or pet hair. This eMedTV article discusses this form of eczema in detail, including possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Atopic Dermatitis and Quality of Life
    This eMedTV article discusses treatment aspects connecting atopic dermatitis and quality of life. For example, people with the condition who are well informed and aware of their specific symptoms may find it easier to manage.
  • Atopic Dermatitis and Who It Affects
    This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at atopic dermatitis and who it affects. Related statistics are also offered. For example, 65 percent of patients develop symptoms in the first year of life, and 90 percent develop symptoms before age 5.
  • Atopic Dermatitis by Age
    This eMedTV resource compares and contrasts atopic dermatitis in infants, children, and adults. Although the condition usually appears in infancy and childhood, atopic dermatitis by age tends to have similar patterns of progression and symptoms.
  • Atopic Dermatitis Information
    As this eMedTV article explains, atopic dermatitis is a type of eczema that usually develops in early childhood. This resource provides more information on atopic dermatitis, with details on symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Atopic Dermatitis Research
    This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at current and past atopic dermatitis research studies. For example, research scientists are looking into what causes atopic dermatitis and how the condition can be better managed, treated, and prevented.
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