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Adult Acne – Christine Powell, M.D.

Acne, with its skin blemishes and pimples, is commonly associated with adolescence. But adults, and particularly adult women, can be plagued by acne, too. The U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler’s Dr. Christine Powell talks about diagnosing and treated adult acne.

What is adult acne? (first question)

What is it that makes women particularly susceptible to adult acne? (skip to 0:28)

Are there different causes for adult acne in men? (skip to 0:41)

How is adult acne treated? (skip tp 1:37)

Are over-the-counter products, such as Proactiv, effective in treating adult acne? (skip to 1:31)

Do diet and nutrition play a role in making acne better or worse? (skip to 2:00)

When is it time to see a doctor for acne? (skip to 2:23)

How do you know if what you have is acne rather than rosacea. And define rosacea? (skip to 2:47)

What are the most common myths about acne? (skip to 3:21)

Are there common mistakes that people make in treating acne? (skip to 3:41)

What is the best way to deal with a pimple or a skin blemish connected to acne? (skip to 4:00)


Fall Allergy Season – Dr. Jonathan Buttram

For many, when the weather begins to cool from the heat of the summer, the suffering begins. Fall and winter allergies bring on itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing and general misery and particularly so for many in East Texas. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, the U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler’s Dr. Jonathan Buttram talks about preventing or at the very least coping with the discomfort of fall allergy season.

What are the most common things to which people will have an allergic reaction in fall and winter? (first question)

How does the weather affect fall allergies? (skip to 1:07)

Many allergic symptoms are similar to the symptoms of a common cold. How do you tell the difference? (skip to 1:37)

With ragweed, dust, mold and other allergens in the air, how do you tell what you are actually allergic to? (skip to 2:22)

Why, when allergens are in the air in great quantity, are some people apparently unaffected when others suffer terribly? (skip to 2:49)

Allergy shots take time to take effect and I need relief right now. What can I do? (skip to 3:31)

What is the difference between a decongestant and an antihistamine? (skip to 4:32)

Are there common sense preventive measures that can be taken to reduce the severity and impact of fall allergies? (skip to 5:07)

Are there alternatives to taking regular allergy shots? (skip to 6:20)

Should someone with allergy symptoms consider a board-certified allergy specialist as opposed to going to the family physician for allergy treatment? (skip to 7:14)