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Tranexamic Acid for Melasma

Tranexamic acid has been used for many years for managing blood loss. It is also an effective treatment for melasma that has fewer side effects than hydroquinone. This makes it an appealing option for a skin condition that is resistant to medication and may require repeated treatment courses. While there is no commercially available preparation of tranexamic acid in topical form, it can still be obtained by taking advantage of…
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Compounded PDE5 Inhibitors

The best treatment for erectile dysfunction, along with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, is a PDE5 inhibitor. This class of drugs was originally developed to treat heart conditions however during clinical trials other useful effects were discovered. Now these drugs are best known as the active ingredients in erectile dysfunction medications that are prescribed worldwide including Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. Drugs in this class of medications are now the most commonly…
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Lesion Sterilization and Tissue Repair (LSTR)

Lesion sterilization and tissue repair (LSTR) is an alternative to extracting primary teeth in cases of gross periradicular pathosis and internal resorption. LSTR involves the use of a triple antibiotic paste to treat the infection that is causing the inflammation and retreat of tissue. Avoiding tooth extraction can be a great benefit for patients and practitioners and help extend the longevity of a child’s teeth. LSTR with triple antibiotic paste…
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Numbing Cream for RF Microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling, also called RF microneedling, has become increasingly popular with patients seeking skin rejuvenation. The treatment uses a combination of technologies that have been used individually for many years. When used together they are intended to have synergistic effects to increase collagen production and improve skin tone and texture. While not as painful as some more invasive treatments, RF microneedling still requires a numbing cream to get the best…
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Low Dose Naltrexone for Pain

The management of chronic pain in most cases involves the prescribing of opioids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These classes of drugs often have undesirable adverse effects and drug interactions. There is a significant need to find ways to treat pain that have less adverse effects and less risk of addiction. A promising treatment for pain that is being studied is low dose naltrexone, an opioid antagonist that was first used…
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Compounded Treatments for Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease that can be managed well with lifestyle changes and medication. Although the exact causes of the condition are not known, it is often associated with a recent infection from certain types of bacteria. The treatment for ulcerative colitis can involve a variety of medications meant to induce remission of symptoms and prevent a relapse. Locally applied medications have been shown to be…
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Socket Preservation after Tooth Extraction

Socket preservation is a term that encompasses techniques used by dentists to preserve the dimensions of bone after the removal of a tooth. This can be useful for a variety of reasons, mostly because it improves the chances of having a successful restoration procedure in the future that works aesthetically. Without socket preservation after tooth extraction, alveolar bone loss occurs and the jaw bone may be permanently altered before an…
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Dental Anesthetic for Scaling and Root Planing

Chronic periodontitis affects about half of the adult population over 30 in the United States. Despite the efforts of dentists and organizations advocating for good oral hygiene habits, periodontal disease is still extremely common. Scaling and root planing is the standard procedure used for reducing the severity of chronic periodontitis. However getting patients to return for the multiple sessions needed to see results can be difficult. The deep cleaning of…
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Biest Cream for Hormone Replacement Therapy

What is biest cream and what can it do to help improve menopausal symptoms? The majority of transdermal hormone creams that are available commercially have only one type of estrogen. This type is called estradiol or E2, and many name-brand hormone products contain a synthetic version of it. But there are actually three types of estrogen hormones in a woman's body, in addition to hormones like progesterone and testosterone. The…
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What is the Best ED Cream?

Despite the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED), and the large market for oral medications to treat it, there are still not many commercially available topical creams.  A cream for ED that is widely available from a manufacturer would likely be popular in the U.S. if it were marketed here. However, as of right now, there are few topical alternatives to oral ED medications. While orally administered sildenafil and tadalafil are…
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