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can adults use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on anal rashes?

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Dr. Scott Browning
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Yes, desiring is a moisture barrier. Another inexpensive product you might try (another soothing moisture barrier used by adults) is calmoseptine, which is available over the counter as well.

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Could my child have measles if he broke out in a rash after getting the MMR vaccine?

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Yes: It is not unusual to have a rash after a measles vaccine. This is not measles nor contagous.
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Will these painful sun rashes scar my skin?

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Depends on how bad: A sunburn is just that, a burn. Burns can be classified as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree. A mild sunburn, 1st degree, will get red and sore but will probably heal without scarring. A severe sunburn is like a 2nd degree burn with blistering of the skin. This more often can lead to freckling or scarring. Overexposure to the sun, regardless of burning, increases your risk of skin cancer later in life.
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I'm constantly leaking urine, are there bladder control pills or should I wear adult diapers?

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Pills may help: There are basically 3 different types of urine leakage: stress, urge and overflow. They cause leaking with different situations and are treated very differently. Urge incontinence will respond to medication, the other 2 types won't. Both stress and urge may get better with physical therapy.
A 23-year-old member asked:

I never had acne as a teenager. Why am I now getting acne as an adult?

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Man or Woman? Age?: I believe that acne can be caused by or aggravated by certain foods and medications. I would have to know your gender; your age, and do you eat nuts and peanut butter? High glycemic index foods? Chocolate? If you are a girl/woman, do you break out before your periods, for example?
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I had surgery on an anal fistula 7 days ago, and there's now a lot of pus. Is this ok?

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No: Pus is a sign of infection. You should see your surgeon asap.

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