I'm writing this post because "recommend me a good dermatologist in Singapore" is one of the questions I'm most often asked by friends - Now I can just direct them to this post.
Incidentally, "dermatologist Singapore" is also one of the most Googled terms in Singapore, receiving over 3700 searches each month - so I figured I'd just help everyone else out by explaining in detail how to find a suitable dermatologist for your condition and treatment needs in Singapore.
Everything you need to know about visiting a chiropractor in Singapore, distilled into 6 points. In order to give you this low-down, we analysed 3 pages worth of Google results for the search term "chiropractor Singapore", including some of the controversies reported in the media.
TLDR: There's zero robust scientific evidence that chiropractic treatment works, and may even be harmful.
In the hierarchy of foods to eat when I'm training for sports and fitness, protein and healthy fats come right at the top, and carbs stay right at the bottom. The less carbs I get in my meal, the better.
I've been asked - "But, DON'T YOU NEED CARBS FOR ENERGY?"
It's Saturday morning - You went all out with the champagne last night at Zouk/Bang Bang and didn't bother with any of the 8 hangover prevention steps I covered in my previous post. Every time you try to get out of bed and do something useful, the world looks like this:
Hi Lee – thanks for your question.
Some risk factors of colon cancer are as follows:
Age > 50
Family history of cancer/colon cancer
If you have any of these, then it’s definitely worthwhile going to see your doctor to have it checked out.
He can easily risk stratify you from your hist...
Great question. In short, the answer is no, there are no harmful effects or complications with taking the Pill long term, assuming you are in good health (apart from the normal side effects/risks associated with taking the combined oral contraceptive pill, like Yasmin, which your gynae shou...
Hi Bren, thanks for your question.
Relex smile wasn’t available as an option at the time I did my Lasik. It’s a much newer procedure.
Having said that, I’d still have chosen Lasik if both were available.
In medicine, there’s generally a ten year period with each procedure where patients are closely ...
Sorry to hear about your foot. Yes, long haul flights and bone fractures are both risk factors for blood clots, amongst other factors.
You should take the necessary precautions against developing clots if you do decide to travel. Overall however, the likelihood of developing a clot, in t...
Dr YZ made some excellent points regarding laser treatment, and reducing pore size. As he mentioned, Venus Viva RF treatment is an effective treatment for large pores.
“How do I reduce my pore size” is a very common question.
There are a couple of useful tricks to reduce pore size, depending...
If you want a permanent fix, oral accutane is still your best option. About 2 in 3 people will not have any acne issues after completing a course of oral accutane. Even if they do, any recurring acne tends to be much less severe.
Unfortunately, not everyone can be permanently rid of acne aft...
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 treatment was actually aggravating your skin ...
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 disease.
Because the diagnosis ...
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:
“Exemptions granted for limited sa...
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 steroids when starting patients...