These 3 Services Will Let You Skip a Trip to the Doctor

InStyle - November 2016 - Beauty App - Lead
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Ah, technology. Thanks to virtual video features in new health apps, you no longer have to trek to a doctor's office to get a consultation on minor skin and dental concerns. In other words, if you're suffering from a bad breakout or rather visible rash, you can get a professional opinion from the comfort of your couch rather than going out in public. We tested the apps that help you get advice without having to leave your house.

Scroll through for some of our favorites.

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Oral-B

Oral-B
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Don't wait for your next cleaning to brush up. The Oral-B 7000 electric toothbrush ( $120; amazon.com) beams data regarding your technique directly to the corresponding app so you'll know if you're brushing too hard or spending too little time on certain areas. Take that, cavities! Download the Oral-B app here.

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Curology

Curology
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Live chat with a licensed dermatologist about acne or anti-aging and fill out a questionnaire on your medical history to receive a custom topical prescription to apply every night before bed. Check out Curology here.

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Spruce

Spruce
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Consult with dermatologists on eczema, rashes, and insect bites. The pros can send you a prescription if your problem is minor, or help you get an appointment with a local specialist fast if they suspect it's more serious. Download the Spruce app here.

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