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How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more

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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more


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Hi I got a nose piercing changed from a stud to a hoop and soon after a keloid formed I ve tried salt water rinses and saline solutions for about a month with no result is there anything else I can try for example do aspirin pastes work at all before seei

No to aspirin pastes: If you really have a keloid, Aspirin pastes will not work. Neither will any other creams, pastes, or potions.
Non surgical treatment of keloids with injections of steroids, like kenalog (triamcinolone), (triamcinolone) may improve the keloid. If this does not work after several treatments, 6 weeks apart. Then surgical excision with possible radiation therapy or kenalog (triamcinolone) injections may be needed. ...Read more

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Can crushed aspirin tablets work on keloid scars?

Can crushed aspirin tablets work on keloid scars?

Many treatments....: There are many treatments for keloids: surgical removal, usually accompanied by steroid injection postoperatively, low dose radiation, and pressure (usually for earlobe keloids in combination with surgery.) we have had good luck with surgery and steroid injections and that is generally my recommended treatment. Crushed aspirin... I'm afraid not. ...Read more

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Could a crushed aspirin paste reduce minor swelling of a bug bite?

Could a crushed aspirin paste reduce minor swelling of a bug bite?

Great question: Crushed Aspirin paste is used as a remedy for many things like wart removal. Unless there is an allergy to aspirin, it wouldn't hurt to give it a try. It is an anti inflammatory. ...Read more

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Can I used aspirin paste (crushed aspirin pills + water) as a daily facial scrub?

Can I used aspirin paste (crushed aspirin pills + water) as a daily facial scrub?

May irritate skin: Aspirin works by exfoliating (removing) the layer of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin that can clog pores. There are many OTC acne products specifically made for the skin that contain aspirin(salicylic acid) also known as Beta Hydroxy Acid. These products are designed to be non-irritating to the skin. I would NOT advise using home made aspirin paste. SEE> http://bit.ly/1GzYLtx ...Read more

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My daughter heard a topical paste of aspirin can help reduce inflammation of acne — I'm concerned about possible blood thinning effects — possible?

My daughter heard a topical paste of aspirin can help reduce inflammation of acne — I'm concerned about possible blood thinning effects — possible?

Acetylsalicylic acid: Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is an old standby for acne & is the active ingredient at ~ 2% in most otc face washes. It works by loosening old skin cells & opening blocked pores. I would be reluctant to make your own paste as the material in higher strengths is painted on warts to destroy them.(& would likely burn the skin)skin application has negligible effect on the blood. ...Read more

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Will Aspirin paste for an ear-piercing bump get rid of it? (Along with regular saline solution cleaning)

Will Aspirin paste for an ear-piercing bump get rid of it? (Along with regular saline solution cleaning)

Aspirin Paste: Know of no mechanism by which aspirin paste would heal either cartilaginous or soft tissue 'bump' of ear. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you remove a keloid?

Can you remove a keloid?

Yes: Surgical removal of a keloid is associated with a very high recurrence rate. However, when you combine surgery with other treatments, success rates are higher. Sometimes, you can combine excision with steroid injections or external beam radiation and have much higher rates of success. ...Read more

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Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Yes: Yes, aggressive scar formation is genetic... Although not absolute, the risk is increased. ...Read more

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Can I do massages if I have keloids?

Can I do massages if I have keloids?

Keloids: Keloid occurs due to an aberration in normal wound healing. Typically, occurs following surgical or traumatic wounds. In general, massage should not cause formation of keloids. ...Read more

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Massage the keloid or leave it alone?

Massage the keloid or leave it alone?

Scar Massage: Massage can never hurt a keloid, but may not do much either. However, massage can help a hypertrophic scar. The difference between a keloid and a hypertrophic scar is that a keloid is a tumor of collagen which is much larger than the original injury site. A hypertrophic scar is a thickened scar along an incision line. See a derm or facial plastic surgeon for the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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Can my keloid be removed non-surgically?

Can my keloid be removed non-surgically?

No: No it can't, but with scar treatment such as topical silicone products or steroid injections it can be greatly improved in appearance. ...Read more

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Can a keloid be the size of a peppercorn?

Can a keloid be the size of a peppercorn?

Yes: Keloids are due to over healing of skin and usually feel firm. It can be any size. The best way to be certain that is what it is, is to have the doctor see it. ...Read more

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How can I permanently eliminate my keloid?

May be surgery: Keloids can be excised, however, there is a risk for the new scar becoming keloid. Steroid injection may be employed. It would be prudent to consult a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are keloids and how do I get them re moved.?

A really angry scar: A keloid is formed when a healing wound becomes inflamed and thickens. A keloid typically rises above and can be felt beneath the skin, as well. Treatment options include observation to see if they subside eventually, use of teflon film to cover lesions to try to flatten them, cortisone injections to cause atrophy, and excision. The concern with excision is that the lesion may return. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Keloids?

Definition: Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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