Screening and diagnostic tests have different meanings and purposes. A screening test is done to detect disease in people who do not have any symptoms of disease. You can read more about health screening tests in Singapore here .
A diagnostic test is performed to...
Personally, I’d say that stopping acne treatment after 2 weeks is a bit premature.
We typically tell patients that for acne treatment, give it a good 2 – 6 weeks to give the treatment some time to work.
The caveat is if you’ve noticed that the t...
Besides the symptoms you’ve described, irregular periods are one of the other hallmark signs of PCOS.
In Singapore, PCOS is most commonly managed and followed up annually by gynaecologists, as there are some associated risks with PCOS, such as diabetes and heart di...
Topical retinoid creams used to be prescription-only in Singapore. However, I recently chanced upon Differin and Epiduo being sold over-the-counter at Guardian pharmacy.
Quoting MIMs, it’s been available OTC in Singapore since 2016, in limited strengths:
Acne & Scars
Hi Natalie – good question and observation.
Steroids in general (which include oral prednisolone) are a bit of an interesting drug. They work by suppressing inflammation, as you’ve noticed with your acne settling down. In fact, some doctors prescribe a short course of...
I’d suggest for you to read mine and Dr Winston’s answer here for a primer as to our opinions for who and where you should go to in Singapore for acne treatment . We also share some of our personal experiences with battling acne.
In a nutshell, I think ...
Acne & Scars
Skin, Hair & Nails
Great question. Some of my answers below will be factual, and some will be personal opinions. Sorry for the verbose answer, as I hope that it will help other readers too.
Fact: All doctors with FAMS are specialists, but not all specialists have FAMS.
You need to...
Acne & Scars
Yes you are right in that lasers are effective to a large extent, but certain types of scarring do require more specific types of treatments. Often, a combination approach works best. This guide on acne scar treatment in Singapore covers the most effective treatments...
If I were in your shoes, I’d definitely NOT stop taking isotretinoin until I’ve finished the course. Many studies have shown that the risk of acne relapse is much higher if you don’t complete the course.
The total dosage you need to take depends on y...
Dear ilovetoffeenutfrappe (sounds terribly sweet!),
Permanent solution? Roaccutane. Personally, I don’t subscribe to the scary effects that the internet and some doctors make it out as having, because there have been many good studies that show it is a very safe drug, if pr...