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Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?

Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?

Won't prevent scar: But it will soften the area and help make it less noticeable. Normal insect bites shouldn't scar unless scratched open if this is a problem too try putting some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on and covering with band aid. If you are dark pigmented and have dark scars try fade cream but don't use it close to your eyes. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Are there home remedies or lotion that I can apply to my skin to prevent insect bites?

Are there home remedies or lotion that I can apply to my skin to prevent insect bites?

Some Plants Oils: Deet has proven to be the most effective repellant. For those interested in a home remedy, topical applications of vanilla extract, garlic powder, or essential oils from citronella has been anecdotally reported. ...Read more

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Suffering from dermatitis and eczema; ideas for home remedies?

Suffering from dermatitis and eczema; ideas for home remedies?

Management: The treatment really depends on the underlying cause and condition. For dry skin, a perfume free moisturizer, white dove soap help to soothe the skin. In addition, local application of cortisone lotion to the worse areas is advised. If the condition worsens, I would recommend a follow up appoihtment. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy to get rid of left-over impetigo marks from a child's body?

Is there any home remedy to get rid of left-over impetigo marks from a child's body?

Urea: Urea cream will slowly peel away top layer of skin to lighten post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 40 per cent is available by prescription but 20 per cent is over the counter. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for a badly all over blemished skin & untoned skin from the sun? Please help

Retin-A: Retinoids are medications that are related structurally and/or functionally to vitamin-a. They work in the treatment of photodamage to decrease fine wrinkles, skin roughness, hyperpigmentation, and other characteristics that increase with age and sun exposure. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies or products that will help heal the red and sore skin under my eyes from new contacts?

Are there any home remedies or products that will help heal the red and sore skin under my eyes from new contacts?

See your doctor: Contact lenses should not cause redness or soreness as you described. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Any home remedy for skin tags?

Any home remedy for skin tags?

How brave are you?: I have heard of people tying a thread around the base or using nail clippers (sterilized with alcohol first, of course). Better yet, just go see your local plastic surgeon or dermatologist and have him/her remove them for you. ...Read more

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Are there any at home treatments for skin infection or bacteria infection on my finger?

Finger infections: Please see your doctor right away. There are no home treatments for bacterial infections. They need to be cultured and to be treated with antibiotics to be taken by mouth. Untreated bacterial infections of fingers can easily spread upward to infect the arm and the rest of the body. ...Read more

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May I know if it's to possible to heal stubborn brown scars left behind by insect bites, itch, friction? Is there any home remedies? Thank you.

May I know if it's to possible to heal stubborn brown scars left behind by insect bites, itch, friction? Is there any home remedies? Thank you.

Possible: but depends on whether the site has been deeply scratched or infected or not. Most bite scar will resolve with time (weeks or months). Bleaching agent (not your laundry bleach) may reduce the pigment but it is best to leave it alone. ...Read more

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Any good remedies to prevent facial scarring from injury?

Any good remedies to prevent facial scarring from injury?

Scar prevention. : After an injury, preventing prominent scars is best accomplished by careful closure of the laceration and treatment of the wound site. Depending on the location, additional procedures like scar excision, scar repositioning, dermabrasion, or laser resurfacing help to camouflage or hide the scar. Avoid sun exposure to prevent additional redness and pigment changes. See also "silicone gel sheeting". ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for eye redness and swelling from sleep?

What are some home remedies for eye redness and swelling from sleep?

See Eye MD now.: Forget home remedies until you know the cause. This can be determined by a visit to your eye md. ...Read more

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I have a compulsive skin picking problem. I'm getting anxiety treatment for this, but what products are recommended to help torn skin heal faster?

I have a compulsive skin picking problem. I'm getting anxiety treatment for this, but what products are recommended to help torn skin heal faster?

FP or Dermatologist: Please visit your family physician and/or dermatologist about this. They'll be able to see how extensive the damage is, and can recommend the best products for you. If you need antibiotic skin ointments or other things, they will be best able tell you. ...Read more

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Can triamcinolone acetone treat redness and inflammation due to peeled skin from a pimple?

Can triamcinolone acetone treat redness and inflammation due to peeled skin from a pimple?

Yes: Any steroid cream will work, but watch out for spreading infection, which steroids also allow by reducing cellular immunity. ...Read more

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How can I heal a raw patch of skin from picking a blemish?

How can I heal a raw patch of skin from picking a blemish?

Do this: Clean it, put antibiotic cream on it, cover it with a clean dry soft dressing, and leave it alone. Keep it dry or change the dressing if it gets wet. Keep it covered until there's a good scab or it's healed. Try not to pick at it. ...Read more

Scratching (Definition)

Scratching = rubbing ...Read more