Drs: Acne VS Skin Condition + Anonymous Apps & Teen Suicides


The Doctors: Acne Breakout VS Staph Infection

Dermatologist Dr Sonia Batra joined The Doctors explaining that a lot of factors can cause an acne breakout, but it’s important to note that not all breakouts are simply a cluster of pimples. She showed a picture of a man’s chin that appeared to show a severe acne breakout, but was in fact a staph infection. If your breakout is painful and contains pus and crusty, flaky skin, you could actually have a staph infection. If you try to treat the breakout with acne medication, it could only make it worse. See your dermatologist for antibiotics if you think you could have a staph infection.


The Doctors: Rosacea Skin Rash VS Acne

Drs: Acne VS Skin Condition + Anonymous Apps & Teen Suicides

Dr Sonia Batra explained the difference between a severe acne breakout and more complicated skin conditions like rosacea or a staph infection. (caitlinator / Flickr)

Next, Dr Batra showed a picture of someone with a lot of redness and pimple-like spots around the center of their face. Dr Batra shared that it was actually rosacea, because along with the redness, some people can get painful, red, inflammatory bumps as well. It’s very central, as opposed to on the T-zone or the jaw line. A lot of acne treatments can make rosacea worse, so you’ll need more of an anti-inflammatory or even a laser treatment.


If you see red, inflammatory bumps around your mouth, it could be perioral dermatitis, which is a variant of rosacea that most often occurs in women. Many confuse it with an allergic reaction and try to use hydrocortizone, but it should be treated similar to the way rosacea would be treated.

The Doctors then revealed their word of the day: inspiration! Log on to The Doctors website and use the word inspiration for your chance to win a $150 gift card to Mantra Bands.

The Doctors: Anonymous Apps Linked To Teen Suicides

The Doctors then moved on to talk about apps that are taking anonymous bullying to a new level. There’s an app called Ask.fm that has allegedly been linked to multiple teen suicides. It’s an anonymous question and answer platform that is used by a lot of people around the world. Anonymous questions can be posted on a person’s profile, and with 65 million users, half of whom are under the age of 18, many have been victims of cyber bullying and cruel comments.

If your child has one of these apps, it’s important to monitor their use and be aware of what’s going on when your child is on their phone. They could be both the victim or the bully, so, as stated by a representative for the app, if you see something that is inappropriate, you should stand up to the bully and report their actions.

The Doctors: Morena Baccarin Delaying Divorce Because Of High-Risk Pregnancy

For The Doctors News in 2:00, it was reported that Deadpool actress Morena Baccarin has put her divorce and custody battle with screenwriter Austin Chick on hold because of her high-risk pregnancy. Morena and Austin have been at odds over custody issues with their 2-year-old son. The 36-year-old said her physician has recommended as much bed rest as possible and limited activity. She added “Even sitting through a long deposition could affect my personal well-being and potentially cause harm to the health of my unborn child.”

Morena and Ben Mackenzie are expecting the birth of their baby in March.

The Doctors: Hollywood Hospital Paid Ransom To Hackers

A FBI investigation has been launched into the malware attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Hollywood, California. Hackers locked the hospital’s computer system and demanded ransom to obtain a decryption code. The hospital paid $17,000 in bit coins to restore administrative function to their computers. For days, the hospital had to turn away patients and use pen and paper for record-keeping.

The Doctors: Teenager Posing As Doctor

The Florida teenager who was posing as a doctor has now been charged with two counts of practicing medicine without a license, one count of grand theft larceny, and four counts of fraud. “Dr Love” was arrested after he performed a medical exam on an undercover agent. The teen’s Facebook profile describes him as “a well-rounded professional that treats and cares for patients.” The Florida Department of Health has ordered the teen to stop practicing medicine without a license. He was quoted saying he was “hurt because of all these allegations.”

The Doctors: Rice Cleaning Method

For the prescription of the day, Dr Travis Stork suggested you use some rice and dish soap with water to remove dirt, dust, or grime from hard-to-clean dishes or vases.


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