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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Cold compress: Followed by warm compress. For the first 4-6 hours, put cold compress to reduce bleeding and swelling, after 24 hours use warm compresses to facilita ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Have it checked. : An ankle that is swollen and bruised likely has torn ligaments and possible a broken ankle bone. See a podiatrist or orthopedist for an examination an ... Read More
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Can't: Ice will help with swelling and anti-inflammatory may help but really it is time
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
You can't: You could have doctor evaluate this to make sure it's a bruise.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Chiggers: Over-the-counter topical corticosteroids/antihistamines, hot baths, petroleum jelly on the rash, & avoid scratching. No one method is effective for al ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See a dermatologist: Several prescription preparations can help you with the rash, consult a dermatologist for your options.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) anf fluids: Start tamiflu (oseltamivir) anti viral antibiotic as soon as possible, rest and drink plenty of fluids.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Seek help with skin: If actively breaking out, you should see a dermatologist or medical esthetician for possible antibiotics, acidification of skin, etc. When stable and ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in Dentistry
Try Zilactin B, : An over the counter medication found in pharmacies. Dry area, apply thin layer, let it dry and turn white. Your dentist can prescribe a steroid in a ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No easy fix: You need to manage your acne to prevent new lesions. If you have hesitated to get your acne treated effectively because of a preference for "natural" ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Acne therapy is individualized. There are various different treatments. Expect 3 months or more for a satisfactory response.Sometimes light and laser ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Takes its course: If you get recurrent severe cold sores i recommend suppression treatment. You take a lower dose of antiviral rx that will prevent recurrence.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get seen: All acne is manageable but it's work and there's no overnight cure. If the prom is coming up and your acne hasn't been managed, and your acne is bad, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No simple remedy: Minimizing inflammation but that is not an easy answer and no quick answer to to best of my knowledge.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pick your parents: Stretch marks are tough because they are usually genetic and related to the type of skin inherited from your parents. Prevention -- avoiding rapid we ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticibility. Use a cream called Mederma to reduce the appearance of scars.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Stretch marks: There are treatments available, particularly with lasers, which can help improve stretch marks, however, no treatment can yet make a stretch mark go a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Derm eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid t ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Well: See your dermatologist and they have a device called a comedo extractor.like a little metal loop or tiny spoon with a hole in the middle of it they pr ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience in Family Medicine
There is no magic: Sadly it is up to your body how long you are sick with a cold. Usually the best ways to recover are intuitive, rest, especially when you feel tired, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Time/supplements: There are a couple supplements that may help colds resolve faster, one is the chinese herbal supplement Yin Chiao (many brands), the other is Respigar ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Improve, yes...: But get rid of, no (this applies to all scars.) true keloids can be very difficult to deal with. They are more common in people with darkly pigmented ... Read More

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