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May be harsh: The astringent you are using may be harsh on your skin. See your dermatologist to design a treatment regimen. ...Read more
I left astringent on my skin overnight, it left a smooth flat dark mark, what do I do, will it go away, will it scar?
Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more
Here are some...: This astringent preparation has been exclusively used to constrict skin pores to make skin smoother; so its use for hemorrhoids may induce similar effect which would vary among individual. Hence, you may try and see; if not better or even worsening, stop and seek pro-evaluation & counseling. Nonetheless, it's still most advisable to work and be counseled with Doc before its use for hemorrhoids. ...Read more
What will happen if facial astringent contain hyroquinone 0.03% applied 4x on face @39 weeks pegnant?
I have dark spot both right and left side of my face looks like sunburn causing of using astringent what is the best medicine?
Pigment: You have likely suffered a skin response due to irritation. Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation describes collections of melanin under the skin that are deposited during the healing process. Usually this will resolve over several months once the irritant is removed. You may want to visit a physician if this persists, as there are some systemic medical conditions that can cause pigmentation. ...Read more
Is peeling/chafing of the skin a good thing when using 2% salicylic acid astringent on face? Should it be doing this?
I had laser hair removal done in my public area an now I get non stop in grown hairs I've tried salicylic acid astringent no help please any advice?
How many sessions: Right after a laser procedure you can get some ingrown hairs. Sometimes you need a topical antibiotic. Make sure to go see the dermatologist who did your laser. This is where you have to be careful where you get laser hair removal. A dermatologist will know how to fix it! ...Read more
I'm on second month after my chemical peel and still it's itchy time to time why is that? And I'm using the antibioctic astringent and tretinoin daily
I have acne on my buttocks, they leave small marks when they heal but fade, I have tried exfoliating, using an antiseptic acne astringent, beta hydroxy?
Recurrent Folliculit: See PMD. Need to have one of these lesions cultured. Then appropriate ant for a month or two will eliminate the problem. Emperically you can try doxycycline for a month or two. Either way you have to avoid indoor animals, change undergarments daily, and "Iron " your undergarments after washing..........as long as you do this you will not have recurrence. ...Read more
I'm 17, I have a lot of pimples-forehead. I use clean&clear cleanser-morning & bee pollen soap-night & clean&clear blackhead astringent. Is this okay?
Good start: The clean-and-clear benzoyl peroxide is an excellent choice for initial treatment. If you do not get the results you want after two weeks, get with your personal physician. Since you are a female, if you can take the oral contraceptive pill this may clear you, or a topical retinoic acid derivative or antibiotic may be sufficient. Acne is a chronic but manageable disease. Good luck. ...Read more
Which is better for red, irritated and itchy skin around the bum and tailbone: astringent like zinc oxide or moisturizer like urea/vitamin e cream?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more