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Lamisil – Why I Love This Safe Drug

As a dermatologist I treat all types of infections. Lamisil (terbinafine, generic) is head and shoulders above all other antifungals! When I treat a fungus in the skin, hair or nails – especially the nails – I alway prescribe Lamisil for all types of fungus problems (but not for yeast). The reason is that it LOVES keratin.

Keratin is the protein that remains in the dead and dying skin cells that provide the protective “barrier” layer of the skin. This “barrier” layer keeps the bad things out, like infections, and the good things in, like nutrients. Hair and nails are composed of compact keratin, the same chemically as this “barrier” layer.

HERE IS WHY I LOVE LAMISIL: it gets incorporated into dead keratin and keeps on killing fungus until the “barrier” layer is shed from the skin, or until the hair/nail is cut/trimmed.

This means that HARD WORKING LAMISIL is still working for a long time after taking the last pill – about three weeks in skin and up to two years in hair and hails. I really like that! Especially for treating fungal nails.

Now trial attorneys also really like Lamisil. You may have heard their solicitation on TV to sue doctors for liver damage. However, this is due to prolonged use without breaks or liver monitoring.

Because this drug is so enduringly effective, as discussed above especially for nail disease, I can give it for 2-4 weeks and then take a 2-3 month break, then give another short booster dose, etc. That way the liver is able to rest, and I rarely have to do liver testing. Takes patience, the nail gradually clears from its base, and we have a lot of success – safely!

NEW EPIONCE PRODUCTS FOR ACNE!!

I am really excited about these stronger OTC treatments for acne:
PURIFYING WASH and
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See my next blog for more on these! And don’t forget to enter Dr. Smith’s EXPERT CODE 20030213 when ordering online to get FREE SHIPPING at epionce.com, or just call 866-374-6623 and use my name to get FREE SHIPPING.

NOW THE REALLY BIG NEWS!! DR. SMITH IS RETIRING — AGAIN! This will be effective mid January. I am doing better with my health and am considering working once again, maybe even in the TULSA area again!
MORE ON THIS AS TIME GOES ON.

Many Blessings on those I love – my patients and followers!!
Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103 ALL HIS BENEFITS!!!

Don’t Bug Me!

Summer skin care concerns are dramatically different than cold weather problems! So, I will begin to discuss the common things that BUG us in hot weather. Let’s start with insect bites. Future blogs will cover sun protection, poison ivy and common skin infections.

How do you know it’s a bite that’s bugging you? There are several tips. The first clue is that you have several very similar small red round bumps present on your skin. These are usually clustered. They often have a central punctum or a tiny crust. They are always very itchy and are mostly on exposed skin.

How should I treat bug bites? Prescription topical corticosteroids turn off the itch in 24 hours, and the bite is gone in 48 hours. Lidex gel is my favorite, used twice daily on the bites. Also avoid heat, which makes anything itchy worse. Cooling menthol or other anti-itch lotions can give temporary relief too.

How should I prevent insect bites? Avoiding their habitat is the best policy! If you can’t do this, use clothing to cover up. Repellants are available, like “Off” spray, but there are eco-friendly ones that work well too—look in the Kid’s section of your department store. Finally, you may wish to try Thiamine, a B vitamin, taken orally every day can discourage the bugs from biting you.

COMING SOON: What can I do to protect from the powerful summer sun?

Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50 is a very popular effective block from EPIONCE. It is great for everyday use, or can be used for outings. Use on face, neck and backs of hands and wrists is especially important to prevent aging changes as well as sunburn.

We will explore this subject in more depth in my next BLOG. You can call 866-374-6623 to order EPIONCE PRODUCTS. TELL THEM YOU FOLLOW DR SMITH, AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU FREE SHIPPING!

Blessings!
Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103 Healing Benefits

Is Your Skin Exhausted From the Long Winter?

As I see patients this time of year, after a long hard winter, I often think that their skin is tired and giving out, even exhausted. This is from fighting the terrible drying conditions of the cold weather. The skin barrier function—that outer layer that keeps the good nutrients and hydration in, and the bad drying/irritating elements out—can’t keep up with the onslaught. This results in itching, scaling and finally red rashes called Asteatotic Eczema. This is dry skin to the 10th power. This can break the skin open, and bacterial and viral infections can ensue. REMEMBER: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

SPRING IS HERE and it’s TIME TO RESCUE YOUR HIDE! Epionce has a NEW CREAM that’s perfect to help revive your exhausted dry skin — RENEWAL CALMING CREAM. This cost effective cream will soothe and comfort as well as intensively moisturize your skin. With five natural active ingredients it repairs and revitalizes without harming your skin. Call 1-866-374-6623 to order, and don’t forget to tell them you are a Dr Smith follower. They will give you FREE SHIPPING!

If you know someone with more extensive dry rashy skin, tell them to use EPIONCE Renewal Calming Cream in combination with Loma Lux Eczema Pill. I personally developed this NATURAL internal product for the skin 20 years ago and it’s still working—from the inside out!

Praying for your effectual healing,

Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103 ALL HIS BENEFITS

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