Linda M. Ameri, MD
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Framingham, MA 01702
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- BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts
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- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- MetroWest Medical Center Framingham Union Hospital
- MetroWest Medical Center Leonard Morse Hospital
How is skincare different for men than for women?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredWhether you’re a man or a woman, it’s important to take good care of your skin to keep it healthy. Start by using sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher on a daily basis. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), most people -- including men -- can also benefit from using a daily moisturizer. Using a gentle cleanser for daily washing, rather than a harsh soap, can also be beneficial. Speak to your dermatologist about the best way to care for your skin, and let him or her know if you notice any changes to your skin.
What is xerosis?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
Xerosis is a dry skin condition caused by a decrease in the water level in the stratum corneum, or the outermost layer of skin. Since that outer layer depends on a specific, minimum level of moisture to keep it functioning properly, a decrease in this water content can lead to flaking, scaly, dry skin that is rough to the touch.
Why should I limit my alcohol intake to prevent plaque psoriasis?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
Drinking might trigger flare-ups or exacerbate plaque psoriasis. Alcohol also interferes with medications used to treat it. For example, it is very dangerous to drink alcohol and take methotrexate. So ladies, stick to one drink a night. Gents can go up to two.
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