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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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Topical Antifungals

Topical antifungals are used for treating a variety of conditions affecting the skin, nails, mouth, ears, and more. As fungal infections of these areas are common, topical antifungals are some of the most frequently prescribed compounded medications. There are several antifungals that have been available commercially for many years. Nystatin, for example, was first discovered in the 1950s. However the dosage strengths and methods of administration can often be limited.…
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Nystatin Oral Suspension

Nystatin oral suspension may be used to treat fungal infections of the mouth and esophagus. Fungal infections are common in patients with compromised immune systems and they frequently occur after treatment courses of antibiotics. They may be found when an individual has dentures, suffers from diabetes or anemia, uses inhaled corticosteroids, or smokes. Currently, commercially available versions of nystatin oral suspension are experiencing manufacturer shortages. Until the shortages are resolved,…
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Woodland Hills Pharmacy Now Offers Universal Claims Forms

Woodland Hills Pharmacy is offering universal claims forms to patients. As any patient who has been prescribed a compounded medication understands, getting coverage for prescriptions can be difficult. Insurance companies continue to deny reimbursement for compounded medications that patients need. Woodland Hills Pharmacy hopes that by offering the universal claims forms for compounded medications, more patients will be able to obtain reimbursement through their insurance company. The universal claims form…
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LDN for Dermatological Conditions

It seems that new research demonstrating the benefits of daily low dose naltrexone (LDN) usage is published every month. Recently there have been case studies and reports showing that LDN may an effective treatment for dermatological conditions. A majority of existing treatments for these conditions are topical, making LDN a unique oral option that is non-toxic and can be used on a daily basis. LDN and Dermatology LDN (low-dose naltrexone)…
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