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Black Drawing Salve Boils
Perhaps: This is a remedy that has never been tested by the FDA for safety or effectiveness. Its directions do not cover use on mucus membranes such as the vagina. It is manufactured by a homeopathic company, so the chances are that the amount of active ingredients in the salve are negligible and you will not harm yourself. However, there is no data to prove this one way or the other. ...Read more
Purple pimple in area of panty line/ pubic hair. Saw derm immed. He dx small furuncle. Rx'd Bactroban (mupirocin). Read boils in groin DANGEROUS. Scared! MRSA?
Possibly! : Ichthammol (also known as ammonium bituminosulfonate) is not used much anymore, but is an interesting old remedy. Sometimes referred to as a "drawing salve", it can soften the skin over a boil to help it come to a head. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which makes it very neat! but: if you have a boil, it is important to get it incised and drained asap by your doctor. ...Read more
No: It will have no benefit for ingrown hairs. ...Read more
Care for ingrown hair/cyst near genitals? Lump under skin popped, no fluids came out but small hole. Red/tender. Antibiotic cream and bandaid used.
It's best to: See your doc to make sure you don't get infected. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My body is covered in what looks like pimples. They keep growing & filling with a milky puss & crack open & seep blood then get deeper. Skin cancer?
3cm diam. Boil on my right hip lobe.Using an ointment for it.Ingredient;80%vaseline, 10%İchthammol, 10%lanolin.Had small abscesses before.Will it work?
I and D: See a doctor. I might need to be drained. Be safe and see if it looks serious by a doctor. ...Read more
Skin biopsy chin wound 2/6, while washing accidentally removed scab (very thin/moist hadn't noticed it) didnt tear/bleed. put bandaid + aquaphore. now its slightly indented & red. Effect on healin?
Brown Spots on hands: There are several causes for brown spots on your hands, not all of which have to do with a vitamin deficiency. Brown spots may be due to a lack of vitamin c or b12, anemia, weak liver function or cumulative sun damage. It's important to investigate each potential cause; your doctor can help. If your brown spots are indeed caused by a lack of essential nutrients, add a vitamin supplement. ...Read more
Help. have pustules on palms n fingers. yellowish in color. hard not easy to pop. pops byself n leaves dark brown red color n blister skin. Staph?
Skin biopsy chin wound, while washing accidentally removed some scab? (very thin/moist) didnt tear/bleed. put on bandaid + aquaphore. effect on healin
Take is easy: Knocking of a scab is not going to affect the healing or your health. 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
Hand sanitizer dried out hands & skin cut & bled & have tiny itchy bumps that won't go away with creams or hydrocortisone. Fungal? Allergy? Bacterial?
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
What is wrong with my skin? Start out looking like black heads some turn into boil looking sores.
Cystic acne: Although many people use the term "cystic" to describe any type of severely inflamed acne, only those who develop cysts truly have cystic acne. Cysts are the most serious kind of acne blemish. They feel like soft, fluid-filled lumps under the skin's surface. Cysts can be painful. ...Read more
Blisters on heels ripped off, skin raw. Been using antibiotic ointment but "new" skin is yellow & has pus. Red around edges. Infected? Urgent care?
As long as it's open: & not anymore than an uncovered blister, it will heal. Keep it clean, wash (scrub) it 3-4 times a day. That will get the crud off the top, may not feel good but unroofing it is good. Then if available to you cover with Silvadine cream, if not an antibiotic ointment. You want to keep it clean & not let it crust over. Keeping it covered with a band aid will keep it moist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trimmed toenails-noticed dark grey raised spot next to big toenail-slight pain, think it was ingrown nail. Trimmed off spot of skin, it bled a bit, blood went deep, and a tiny bit of clear liquid (pus?). Cleaned w/isop. alcohol + bandaid. Infected?
Probably: It does sound like an ingrown toenail, which usually does involve infection. The corner of the nail grows into the skin edge and burrows in causing infection. If it is mild, you can sometimes keep the nail edge elevated out of the skin and it can grow past the area. If that does not work, probably would be good to be seen. ...Read more
Read online that piercing guns are bad. had my ears pierced w/ new sterile studs & parts of gun that touches wiped w/ water, alcohol solution. HIV?
Don't need to : keep repeating question. The doctors will be able to see it. ...Read more
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