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Hi, Value-for-money options for addressing facial pigmentation focus on sun-protection and the use of proven lightening creams. The various effective lightening creams have been discussed in depth in the relevant section. However, there is a limit to how much lightening creams may lighten your p...
22 Aug 2019
Thank you for your excellent question. Braces are stuck onto your teeth and with the braces wire in place, food gets stuck more easily around the teeth. Hence good oral health is imperative for a healthy mouth during the period of braces treatment which typically takes 1- 2 years. Good oral health ...
22 Aug 2019
Persistent vaginal spotting and bleeding for more than a month is a symptom that should definitely be further investigated by your doctor. Causes can include vaginal infections, cervical problems, pregnancy, polyps in the womb or cervix, or rarely, abnormal cell changes in the wo...
22 Aug 2019
An Xray of the Kidneys, Ureters and Bladder (KUB Xray) is done to look for stones, which may cause UTI or symptoms similar to UTI such as pain on passing urine or abdominal pain. Biofilms are a collection of microorganism on a surface. Their formation begins when free-floating bacteria come in co...
22 Aug 2019
Hi, From the photo, while you may indeed have insect bite reactions, other possibilities may include papular eczema. For acute insect bite reactions, a topical steroid used over the short term is safe and will help reduce the itch quickly. Oral antihistamines will help as well...
21 Aug 2019

The Rise of Food Supplements in Singapore: Do I REALLY Need Them?

The Rise of Food Supplements in Singapore: Do I REALLY Need Them?

Thinking of getting food supplements in Singapore? Which one? There are simply so many different kinds. Consider these factors before getting them!

Most people in Singapore would relate the words fast-paced, busy, and hectic with their lifestyles. At times, nutritious foods might not be on our priority list. For that, people would often rely on food supplements.

Have you ever stop and consider: Do I really need supplements? Why do I need to take supplements? Why am I taking this specific supplement?

It is impossible to cover every single supplement one by one. A supplement that works for others may not work for you. Supplements can only work if it is individualised to you.

I wrote this post to help you sort that out. Click to find out more!

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Breastfeeding Facts: Can I Take Medications?

Breastfeeding Facts: Can I Take Medications?

To all the mothers out there, Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

When it comes to pregnancy and childcare, people around you would often claim to be “masters” and give different kinds of information. It is annoying and confusing, but you cannot help but think about it. After all, your child’s safety could be in jeopardy.

I know for one that a lot of DoctorxDentist readers feel the same way. This post will discuss the risks and considerations involved in taking medication while breastfeeding.

244 views 1 Aug 2019

Let's Talk about Laser Resurfacing: Breezing Through The Recovery Stage

Let's Talk about Laser Resurfacing: Breezing Through The Recovery Stage

Laser resurfacing has been a popular and effective scar removal method for some time now. Many people opt for this treatment due to consistent and positive results that have been produced so far. However, there are a few things that patients need to know about managing the skin's condition after this procedure.

Dr Justin Boey specialises in facial aesthetics and hair loss. He shared some insight with DoctorxDentist readers on how to better manage the recovery process after laser resurfacing. Here are several key takeaways.

438 views 30 Jul 2019

13 Important Facts About HPV Vaccination in Singapore

13 Important Facts About HPV Vaccination in Singapore

You would probably be surprised if I say that HPV Vaccination uptake in Singapore is one of the lowest in the world [1]. A small population study shows that only 9.6% of females aged below 25 have taken the vaccine [2]. That is very low compared to 80% in the UK [1] and 70% in Australia [3].

Listed below are 13 important facts you need to know about HPV vaccination in Singapore:

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9 Doctor Tried-And-Tested Hangover Prevention Methods

9 Doctor Tried-And-Tested Hangover Prevention Methods

There's actually a medical term for hangovers after drinking - "veisalgia". Most of what you feel during a hangover are down to 2 factors - dehydration, and a toxic byproduct of alcohol called acetaldehyde circulating in your system.

Below I've compiled a list of evidence-based hangover prevention methods to ensure you have a good night out, minus the hangover the day after:

8014 views 23 Jul 2019
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