Category: Dr Alexandra Smith

Young woman with acne on the mirror

Alternatives to Accutane for Severe Acne Treatment

When you have acne, your medicine cabinet tends to overflow with topical ointments, Instagram-endorsed elixirs, and an assortment of antibiotic medications. At times it feels like you’d try just about anything to get rid of stubborn whiteheads or inflamed blackheads for good. But Accutane? Those side effects seem a bit too harsh, even for severe […]

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Pros and Cons of At-Home Test Kits: When to Visit a Doctor

From personal care items to at-home test kits, Amazon has become a one-stop-shop for Canadians looking to stay on top of their health. Nearly half of all Canadians aged 18 to 54 shop on Amazon at least once per week—and there’s a good chance many of them are taking a gamble on at-home hormone tests. […]

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