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Arnica For Burns
Doesn't hurt.: There are many ways and medications used to prevent and treat scarring. None are 100 percent tried and true. Keep the wound moist initially. Don' let the scar get sun, use good sunscreen You may massage the wound gently after initial healing with a good moisturizer , this is where the aloe comes in. If there is keloiding , excessive scarring, see your physician. Good luck. ...Read more
I recently sustained 2nd degree burns and was wondering best treatment in reducing scars. I've been using silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) but what about aloe gel vs plant?
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): I suggest you stick with the silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) and see what's left of the burn sites before you apply anything else. I'm always impressed by how well silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) works to prevent infection and reduce scarring. If you're still uncertain have a medical practitioner take a look. ...Read more
Neither: Silvadene is a very good medication for early open burn wounds in order to minimize infection and the potential for future scarring due to delayed healing. However, in and of itself, it is not an effective scar treatment once the wounds have healed. Although folklore commonly promotes the use of vitamin e, there is insufficient evidence to support its use un scar prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antihealing: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. That drug is an antiinflammatory and so it will slow down the healing of an open skin injury. For rashes that itch, it is a good idea, for open wounds, no!, intact skin needs to have good protective skin cream applied daily and as needed. ...Read more
Is it safe to use aloe vera gel (usually sold for sunburn relief), daily as a moisturizer? Seems to work well for me...
YES, very safe!: Aloe vera has a wide range of health benefits and is very good for your skin, whether you are sunburned or not! for a nice article on the many benefits of aloe see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more
I have severe bruising 24 hours after Juvederm lip injections.. What will help most to speed healing. Arnica gel, bromelain pills, heat or cold packs?
Burn after chem peel: raw red tender moist! Applied fucidine + hydrocort 0,1 + cicalfate post-act! now it's dry but darknening! how to avoid PIH????
Avoid sun: Avoid sun exposure, stay indoors. Apply lots of moisturizer (ie: Aquaphor, Vaseline, Cetaphil or CeraVe lotion or cream) until skin completely healed. Aquaphor can cause acne but can be soothing for raw or cracked or burned skin. Avoid makeup or sunscreen until skin completely healed. Use SPF 30 or higher with zinc oxide, hat, sunglasses. Start bleaching cream after skin completely healed. ...Read more
Aloe Vera: Try aloe it is very soothing...You can buy aloe cream or an actual plant and cut open the stalk and apply the aloe when needed. ...Read more
Wound care: Any skin irritation or inflammation resulting from contact with a specific chemical deserves close monitor. It is important to remove the offending agent and avoid further contact. First aid measures including skin cleansing and hydration, with or without ointment is usually helpful. If worse, or no improvement, seek medical attention. Expect possible discoloration for a period of time. ...Read more
NO: This has no effect on scars. Used on severe burns at the time of injury. Vite is an old one, seen to work the same as vaseline. Many products clamor for your attention to "heal" scars. They want your money. If you have asignificant scar, see a dermatogist has no effect on scars. Used for severe burns. Vit e is an old one long noted to be as effective as vaseline. Lots of things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any recommendations for helping a 78 day old ear piercing fully heal? Aquaphore, neosporine, alcohol? Anything?
Vit E oil: Apply vit e oil 3-4 times/day to the area. An pierce cap of vit e or buy oil- very in-expensive. ...Read more
After using a light peel my vagina is inflamed, red, and burning. I've tried triple antibiotic ointment it still burns, what can I use ? To reduce pain
Oh my gosh - did : You use a peel on the delicate tissues of your vulva or worse yet - in the vagina? Peels are never to be used on that part of the body. The only responsible recommendation i can make at this point is to seek medical evaluation. It will help to determine the extent of injury caused. ...Read more
Too many skin creams: Nobody knows the answer, because there are thousands and thousands of over-the-counter skin creams being sold all over the world. People put all sorts of herbal extracts, natural chemicals, and man-made chemicals into them, and claim they all do great things... But rarely is there any good human research testing done. So, if one has been using a cream and seeing benefits, it "may" be ok to use. ...Read more