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Week of May 26, 2003

    Question:   What treatment options are available for the treatment of nevus sebaceous? An 18-month-old girl who has it on the back of her head, where it impairs hair growth. When is a good time to treat nevus sebaceous for cosmetic reasons and to avoid possible basal carcinoma?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I have been taking Levothyroxal for about 10 years. I have recently bullied a doctor into changing me to Armour Thyroid. I have been using it for about 20 days. I feel so much better! What reasons do doctors have to object Armour?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I am 31 years old and diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I take Synthroid and feel good at my .076 mcg dosage. Whenever I exercise vigorously, however, I feel hypothyroid symptoms the next day (mostly that brain fog thing where you feel woozy and can't concentrate or think straight). I noticed this after riding a 150 mile bike tour but now notice it more mildly even after brief (1 hour) vigorous exercise. Is this related and what can I do about it?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer