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Bacitracin For Burned Skin
Avoid sun exposure: Mupirocin is the ointment of choice for certain staph infections. I would not recommend applying sunscreen to an open wound or rash. You would be wise to avoid significant sun exposure to an infected wound. A dry dressing over the mupirocin application might be a better choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Used retin A (tretinoin) twice on penis head...skin burned, reddish and sore patches. applying Vaseline, moisturizer for 3 days. can I apply Betnovate ointment?
Stop: I have no idea why you want to put Retin A (tretinoin) on your penis head since there is no wrinkle there. If anything, try topical hydrocortisone for a few days to calm the inflammation down (I presume however that Betnovate is a brand of cortisone containing betamethasone . If so, it is ok to use it once a day for 3-4 days but no more). ...Read more
Penis head skin burned with Retin A (tretinoin). Skin is papery, dull, reddish& dry. What to apply to heal it? Applied moisturizing cream, it hurts when applied.
NO: NO! NO! NO! Aminoglycocide antibiotics in skin ointments do not seem to help ANYTHING at all.They are among the most common things that people are allergic to. They are useless and may be harmful. There are effective acne treatments. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can try OTC benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more
Avoid: Consult your physician and get gun exam done ...Read more
I used Vaseline gauze and polyfax on mesh graft which led to clogged pores. Can i apply physiogel lotion for moisturization of 22 days old skin graft?
Probably: But best to ask your plastic surgeon ...Read more
Unless minor, see: Doctor for wound care and prescription burn cream (silvadene). Antibiotics are usually not prescribed unless infection develops, and wound care instructions are critical. If small, use bacitracin, daily gentle cleansing, and non-stick bandages until healed. Do not use butter. If blisters break remove the dead skin and keep clean and protected as above. In doubt? See your doctor! do it wrong: scar! ...Read more
I have chemical burncovering whole knee surface.area is necrosis peeling off.I wash twice daily cover w silvaden gauze.Tips on faster healing?
Keep it clean: You are doing what needs to be done. Healing will take its own time and there is no way to hasten it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My penis skin got burnt by acretin. Its peeling, reddish and hurts. can i use vaseline or moisturizing cream to heal it? Help for healing.
Try steroid cream...: By the reported sequence of events, you got contact dermatitis, for which you may try applying 0-5-1% hydrocortisone ointment gingerly twice daily and see. How soon does the topical symptoms may improve and fade ? That depends on personal constitutional features. So, try it, watch, & see, and seek evaluation if not improving / resolving as expected; it is okay as long as getting better day by day. ...Read more
Can mupirocin calcium cream 2% be substituted for Bacitracin for skin irritations due to disposable undergarments?
Short term use: If you have minor skin irritation it is ok to use topical antimicrobials. However I would not recommend using it indefinitely as it may cause antibiotic resistance. It is important for you to avoid the undergarments that caused the irritation and prevent it from happening chronically. ...Read more
Second-degree burns: ... Will heal on their own, given good wound care and good nutrition. Burns on the face should be gooped up with antibiotic ointment several times a day; no dressings are necessary. Burn wounds elsewhere can have antibiotic ointment or silver sulfadiazine (silvadene) applied and then dressed with dressing changes daily in conjunction with a bath/shower. ...Read more
Is sunscreen effective when applied over vaseline? My sunscreen for sensitive areas doesn't stick to my skin unless I apply vaseline first
Penis skin got burned by retin A (tretinoin). Skin is dull, papery&dry but no flakiness or peeling but it hurts when apply moisturizing cream. Help! TREATMENT?
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