Ami Muehlberg, MD
Location and Office HoursAmi B Muehlberg DO
1087 Warwick Ave
Warwick, RI 02888
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How is lactic acid used to treat skin?
Doris Day, MD, Dermatology, answeredLactic acid is very effective for dry skin; it gently exfoliates dead skin cells and it's also a great humectant. In this video, dermatologist Doris Day, MD, explains how lactic acid is used to treat skin and how to find it in skincare products.
When should I see a doctor about sun rash?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
You should see a doctor if your sun rash seems especially severe. For instance, if it covers more areas of your body than just the neck, chest, arms or thighs, if it begins to blister painfully, or if you come down with a high fever along with the rash. Also talk to your doctor if you're on any medications that may have caused a photoallergic reaction.
What increases my risk for plaque psoriasis?
Mark Morocco, MD, Emergency Medicine, answered
Researchers believe that for a person to develop psoriasis, the individual must have a combination of the genes that cause psoriasis and be exposed to specific external factors known as “triggers.”
Triggers include stress, skin injuries, and medications, including Lithium, which is used to treat manic depression and other psychiatric disorders. Lithium aggravates psoriasis in about half of those with psoriasis who take it.
Antimalarial drugs, such as Plaquenil, Quinacrine, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, Inderal, Quinidine, and Indomethacin can also trigger psoriasis.
Scientists believe that at least 10 percent of the general population inherits one or more of the genes that create a predisposition to psoriasis. However, only 2 to 3 percent of the population develops the disease.
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