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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
You could also: You could also use benzoyl peroxide to treat area. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you will ge ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Benzoyl peroxide: It's as cheap as the honey / cinnamon / lemon concoction you read about on the internet, and the difference is that is actually works. It's not pleasa ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: A painful lesion on the lip should be evaluated by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. This could be a lesion caused by herpes or bacteria and ei ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Vitamin E is good: for the skin and MAY help scarring. It's easier to buy a bottle of vitamin E at the drug store and apply that rather than opening capsules. Peace an ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Stepwise to keloids: The approach to keloids is nearly the same no matter where they occur: pressure, silicone sheeting, steroid injections, posssible 5 fu injections, pos ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Comedone extractor: 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
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get a real Rx: Cystic acne is a serious, chronic disease that you cannot manage by home remedies. Usually it requires isotretinoin. If this affects a young person fo ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
There isn't one: There really isn't a good home remedy for a toothache. You can mask the pain with pain killers like advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or lessen the pa ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Folliculitis: Gently wash the infected skin twice a day with antibacterial soap or apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment. Use a clean washcloth and towel to ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Black boil: No
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many good ones: There are many home remedies for acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium & chromium & fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets. An ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
Hot compresses: Use a tea bag for your hot compress.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Scar Remedy: Among the many home remedies for reducing scars, aloe vera is probably one of the most popular. Because aloe vera has moisturizing properties, propone ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Heat: A boil is a small abscess or a pocket of infection. A good treatment is to apply a warm, moist compress to the area. This will stimulate rapid growth ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes & no: Some of these are just self healing viruses or mild eustachian tube dysfunction, so treating with a pain reliever like Ibuprofen for a couple of days ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: None of the folk treatments will touch it. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter remedy that's got a chance. All acne can be managed n ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Warm compresses: Warm, moist compresses. However if this is a significant lesion - then medical intervention may be indicated.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tips: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyho ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
12 years experience Dermatology
Warm compresses: Take a hand towel and soak it in warm water and leave it on the abscess for 5-10 minutes at a time. This will help bring it to a head.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
34 years experience Pain Management
Dentist: I don't have a clue. But i wouldn't mess around with home remedies in these cases. Dental abscess, a common cause of tooth pain, can be very serious i ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Lewis
33 years experience Occupational Medicine
Dentist: It is probably not ideal to pursue a home remedy for a toothache. Sometimes, increased brushing and an antiinflammatory medication may help. But if t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
32 years experience Family Medicine
Swollen eyelid: It depends on the cause of the swelling and discoloration. If it is from trauma (being hit) then ice is the best remedy. If it is from an insect bit ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many: There are many home remedies that may help yeast infections. There is not much research to confirm how effective they are, but on this website people ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Soak in warm water with liquid dish detergent, when soft clip the nail back as far as you can apply antiseptic and bandaid.

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