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Contact dermatitis - what can I do besides avoiding the allergen? Any barrier creams as prevention?

Contact dermatitis - what can I do besides avoiding the allergen? Any barrier creams as prevention?

Not really: The best thing for patients with contact allergy is to avoid the allergen. Or a physical barrier. The allergen can seep through any "barrier cream" and eventually still cause a problem. ...Read more

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Where can I find cavilon barrier cream?

Where can I find cavilon barrier cream?

Amazon: and many other medical product websites. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is there anything that I can use as a barrier cream on the edges of my nose?

Is there anything that I can use as a barrier cream on the edges of my nose?

Nose protection: The standard barrier topical for the nose is vaseline, which keeps the sensitive nasal membranes from drying out, itching, and crusting with possible bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the best nappy/barrier cream for babies as my little one was prescribed even with Fucidin but did not do the tricks, he screams in pain?

What is the best nappy/barrier cream for babies as my little one was  prescribed even with Fucidin but did not do the tricks, he screams in pain?

Bad diaper rash?: Rashes are hard to describe in words, so for bad diaper rashes, visits to the doctor may be needed. Haven't heard of fucidin (websites say it is an antibacterial cream; not in the U.S. Perhaps). For babies with bad diaper rashes, we know that not wearing a diaper will help. Zinc oxide creams help, but one must not rub the skin when trying to clean the butt. Anti-yeast creams may be added, etc... ...Read more

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9mth old uncircumsied penus too is a bit red but not swollen or anything. Is this from nappies & is it ok to put barrier cream on it?

9mth old uncircumsied penus too is a bit red but not swollen or anything. Is this from nappies & is it ok to put barrier cream on it?

IRRITATION:: From urine, stool; friction from diaper are common causes. Make sure to change diaper soon after voiding or bowel movement. Clean with lukewarm water, dry dabbing with cotton cloth, keep off diaper for an hour after cleaning. Can use decitin or Hydrocortisone 1% on the red area. If any worsening, see his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My mum has pressure sores on her bum which are spreading what can be done to improve these? We use barrier cream regularly but I am concerned.

My mum has pressure sores on her bum which are spreading what can be done to improve these? We use barrier cream regularly but I am concerned.

Frequent turning: Once a pressure sore develops it needs the specialized care of a wound specialist such as a plastic surgeon. It may need to be cleaned and may need coverage with special dressing, a skin graft or even an advancement of surrounding tissue surgically. Prevention is overall the best treatment. Turning every 2 hours, dry beds, minimal pressure among other things are needed. http://www.npuap.org. ...Read more

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Ring finger rash. Healed with hydrocortisone cream, back when rings on. Keep using cream? Switch to barrier cream once healed?

Ring finger rash. Healed with hydrocortisone cream, back when rings on. Keep using cream? Switch to barrier cream once healed?

Metal allergy: If the rash itches , then it is likely from allergy to the metal in the ring. If it irritates, then it is likely from soap trapped in the ring. Unless you take care of this, it will keep on coming back. ...Read more

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Compare epiceram skin barrier or fluocinonide cream?

Compare epiceram skin barrier or fluocinonide cream?

Different: Epiceram is barrier repair cream and has no antiinflammatory properties. These are often used in combination to quiet eczema.Once improved the epiceram would be continued and the steroid cream slowly stopped. ...Read more

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Might there be any cream that will heal my scar and also put up a barrier and protect my skin my dryness?

Might there be any cream that will heal my scar and also put up a barrier and protect my skin my dryness?

Different options: A scar means that the tissues have healed. There will be remodeling of it for many months depending on what stresses it undergoes. Regarding skin dryness, using a moisturing cream or lotion will help best. Lotions have more water content and are absorbed faster. Creams last longer but work more slowly. Ointments use petroleum jelly protect but usually do not add much moisture to the skin. ...Read more

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Does skin barrier heal itself? i have dry red patches on my face. Currently only using Egyptian Magic cream. Is that enough or add moiturizer also?

Does skin barrier heal itself? i have dry red patches on my face. Currently only using Egyptian Magic cream. Is that enough or add moiturizer also?

Red patches on face: There could be several causes of red patches; if persistent it would need to be assessed by a doctor or dermatologist for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can I use a tinea cream (terbinafine hydrochloride 1%) and Vaseline? Vaseline to stop itching and barrier between my skin and clothes, on torso front.

Can I use a tinea cream (terbinafine hydrochloride 1%) and Vaseline? Vaseline to stop itching and barrier between my skin and clothes, on torso front.

No Problem: I see no problem with using the terbinafine cream along with vaseline ointment. However, I would suggest you apply the terbinafine first, then cover with vaseline. This will allow better treatment of the fungal infection. ...Read more

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What kind of cream do I need?

?: Cream for what. Need some information please ...Read more

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What is a nitrogylcerine cream?

What is a nitrogylcerine cream?

Nitro: Nitroglycerine cream is a form of nitroglycerine that can be applied topically. It can be used for the same indications as oral nitro. Also, nitroglycerine ointment is used for people with rectal fissures. ...Read more

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Which is the best fairness cream for me?

Which is the best fairness cream  for me?

Facial Creams: Most of these creams have a skin lightener. The best lightner would be one that does not cause rashes or other skin side effects such as dryness. ...Read more

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Would you trow up if you showell shaving cream?

Would you trow up if you showell shaving cream?

Possible : If you swallow shaving cream or gel, it's possible to get nauseous or vomiting. ...Read more

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What will happen if silverdene cream is ingested?

What will happen if silverdene cream is ingested?

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) Ingestion.: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is for external use only. Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more

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Is their medication or creams for black underarms?

Is their medication or creams for black underarms?

Acanthosis nigricans: We don't typically medicate someone just for pigmentation or color. However, if you're referring to acanthosis nigricans (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/acanthosis-nigricans/ds00653) in which case we worry about (predisposition towards) diabetes & obesity. Go see your doctor for diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more