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I'm using a hydrotropic cream to sort out discolorisarion of facial skin from superficial burns. How long approximately before I start seeing change?

I'm using a hydrotropic cream to sort out discolorisarion of facial skin from superficial burns. How long approximately before I start seeing change?

Cortisone cream: Hydrotopic is 1% hydrocortisone cream, and usually we try to stay away from steroid creams on facial skin. This is a mild steroid, any effect would take several weeks to have an effect. Please review with your doctor and ensure that you don't use too much steroid cream on your facial skin! ...Read more

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Os it normal for the pain of shingles to get worse or change over the course of the disease? It still burns and itches but now I have stabbing pain to

Os it normal for the pain of shingles to get worse or change over the course of the disease? It still burns and itches but now I have stabbing pain to

Yes: You omitted crucial information. When did it begin? Treatment? How long after onset was treatment started? Is skin now healed? Exactly where is it? Best way to control this pain is doxepin cream 5%. ...Read more

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When i sleep on my right side, the left side of my hip burns. I wake up throughout the night and change sleeping positions, but it's not going away.?

When i sleep on my right side, the left side of my hip burns. I wake up throughout the night and change sleeping positions, but it's not going away.?

Hip burisitis: This pain is probably from hip bursitis. The bursa is the tissue on the side of the hip that can get inflamed with use or direct pressure.

Ice, anti-inflammatory medications, and possibly physical therapy will help. ...Read more

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Am worried abt the lump I noticed in underarm 15 days ago.It started with itching in both underarms & change in color.Now lump that pains & burns.thx?

Am worried abt the lump I noticed in underarm 15 days ago.It started with itching in both underarms & change in color.Now lump that pains & burns.thx?

Time to see doc: You should. Consider seeing your doc now. Sine the lesion does not resolve and has changed get an exam and then treatment plan to resolve this issue for you ...Read more

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Could being on lo estern fe 24 be th reason why my vagina burns could it have changed the lining of my vagina and cause burning when igo off it burns?

Could being on lo estern fe 24 be th reason why my vagina burns could it have changed the lining of my vagina and cause burning when igo off it burns?

Possibly : Birth control pills can affect the mucosal surface and secretion patterns of the vagina in some patients. If you are concerned, see an ob/gyn for a checkup to rule out infections and/or to change your oral contraceptive. ...Read more

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My vagina burns while having sex & it's a bit painful ?! We don't use candom and I recently changed my vaginal wash ! What could be the reason ?

My vagina burns while having sex & it's a bit painful ?! We don't use candom and I recently changed my vaginal wash ! What could be the reason ?

Vaginal pain w/sex: The vaginal wash may be drying out your vaginal and you may have developed an infection due to change in microbiome . Would not use wash . use a lubricant for now like astroglide see if it helps f/u with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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I Dont know if i ate something or even had an alegic reation to spicy food but my bottom lip burns when i eat now even change to purple.pls help?

I Dont know if i ate something or even had an alegic reation to spicy food but my bottom lip burns when i eat now even change to purple.pls help?

Sore on lip: If your bottom lip burns whenever you eat, it is likely that you have a sore or an erosion of the surface of that lip. It will heal up. Try to keep spicy and salty foods away from that part of your lip in the mean time. Lip balm that you can get at a drug store should help. ...Read more

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I changed my laundry detergeint 2 months ago and i've been having burning on outer part of vagina could it just be irritated burns when i pee too.

I changed my laundry detergeint 2 months ago and i've been having burning on outer part of vagina could it just be irritated burns when i pee too.

Allergy? : Many people have reactions to different household products like detergent . Change back to your old brand. Of course it could be a coincidence and you have a yeast infection and / or bladder infection. An examination could sort this out. ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday with a swollen red face. Used benedryl assuming I had an allergic reaction to a cream. Today hasn't changed too much. Aloe burns.

I woke up yesterday with a swollen red face.  Used benedryl assuming I had an allergic reaction to a cream. Today hasn't changed too much. Aloe burns.

Sounds more serious: Consider a visit to local physician/urgent care for evaluation for other offending agents and treatment with stronger meds. Do it now because protection of your delicate facial structures is important. Let me know how you respond to care. ...Read more

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Today is 6 weeks in a fiberglass cast. 3 weeks ago cast was changed.I had superficial skin burns.Foot was cleaned.Still burning.Is this normal?

Today is 6 weeks in a fiberglass cast. 3 weeks ago cast was changed.I had superficial skin burns.Foot was cleaned.Still burning.Is this normal?

It's Fracture Care.: If the cast is truly causing problems, then it has to be removed. After 6 weeks, it's about time anyway. Just explain the problem to your doctor, and he should remove and or replace it. ...Read more

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Hi! I have some slightly itchy skin coloured lumps inside my vagina, and it burns a little after sex. I have not changed partner in 4 years :/ help?

Hi! I have some slightly itchy skin coloured lumps inside my vagina, and it burns a little after sex. 
I have not changed partner in 4 years :/ help?

Infection likely: It is possible to have an infection in your vagina that is not a result of a sexually transmitted disease. Those symptoms are concerning for an infection and it is important that you see your primary care physician asap. ...Read more

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On Ranatadine & gaviscon for gastritis. Im getting no relief my chest aches/burns all day, even wakes me up. Can't take omeprazol. What's a good pain relief option? I've changed my diet, risen my bed, I don't drink or smoke. Or eat 3hrs before bed.

On Ranatadine & gaviscon for gastritis. Im getting no relief my chest aches/burns all day, even wakes me up. Can't take omeprazol. What's a good pain relief option? I've changed my diet, risen my bed, I don't drink or smoke. Or eat 3hrs before bed.

I have a few: thoughts, but you will need to continue to work closely with your gastroenterologist. Sometimes a different (from omeprazol) PPI may be effective, i.e pantoprazole or esomeprazole. Maximal doses of the H2 blocker (ranitidine) and PPI if tolerated (twice daily). Try sulcrafate. Baclofen can reduce the rate of sphincter relaxation; pain modulator such as trazodone; surgery as last resort. ...Read more

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I changed facial cleanser and I think I am having an allergic reaction. Above my lips close to my nose I started to breakout. It itches and burns. ?

I changed facial cleanser and I think I am having an allergic reaction. Above my lips close to my nose I started to breakout. It itches and burns. ?

Possibly: Possibly an allergic reaction - try oral antihistamine to help with itching, and an emollient or ointment on skin to help with burning. Like Vaseline or aquaphor. See an allergist or dermatologist if symptoms do not improve ...Read more

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Muscle inside my vagina opening is very sore and gets worse on periods and the muscle also burns and then tingles and then changes to pulsate feeling?

Muscle inside my vagina opening is very sore and gets worse on periods and the muscle also burns and then tingles and then changes to pulsate  feeling?

Physical therapy: The muscles of your vagina, like any other muscle in the body, can become sore and tight and may require some physical therapy to help if you don't have anything else going on. I would see a gynecologist first to rule out other issues. ...Read more

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Small red rash on inner right thigh and knee, it burns when shower water hits it, what can it be? They look like tiny red dots, no recent changes in diet or detergent; i took a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) just in case

Skin rash: It is difficult to diagnose in your case . It could be nummular dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, atopic , or another eczematous condition. Using emollients and a corticosteroid will be helpful. ...Read more

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Why would your underarms burn once in a while? Changes sides and comes and goes

Why would your underarms burn once in a while?  Changes sides and comes and goes

Friction?: You may be feeling intermittent irritation in the arm pit due to extremity movement during the day. Try keeping the area moist with lotion and see if this improves. ...Read more

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Started moderate cardio exercise 3 wks ago and chest tends to burn. Safe to continue or should I change workout. What's happening?

Started moderate cardio exercise 3 wks ago and chest tends to burn. Safe to continue or should I change workout. What's happening?

Likely to be ok: I see your 24. Usually people in your age do not have heart disease. That's not to say never. Family history is important here if immediate family members have had heart disease young (40 or >,) died of unknown reasons I'd be concerned. Also if your a smoker and significantly overweight you could be at risk. You more likely are exercising to hard to fast, pace yourself and taper it back some. ...Read more

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I have three small bumps in a row on my top lip left corner don't burn or itch really had them since yesterday the have changed to form a big one?

I have three small bumps in a row on my top lip left corner don't burn or itch really had them since yesterday the have changed to form a big one?

Picture or more: detail should clarify. Are they whitish? blister-like? Open or ulcerated? You already told us they aren't itchy. Without itchiness, probably not allergy .Canker sores/bacterial infections would probably be red. Still might be oral herpes ("cold sores") but these should be painful/burn. Sounds like no treatment needed now except lip balm; observe for further changes as clues for cause. Stay well! ...Read more

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I'm wearing hard lenses and my eyes tend burn sometimes and runny.. I also have allergies.. Is time for me to change lenses I had them for a year now?

I'm wearing hard lenses and my eyes tend burn sometimes and runny.. I also have allergies.. Is time for me to change lenses I had them for a year now?

Several issues: Hard lenses often irritate the eyes and it may be better for you to consider a daily-wear soft lens. Allergic eye problem usually itches and thus yours appear to be more of an irritant than an allergic issue. ...Read more

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For two weeks now I have been getting this annoying heart burn its truly nauseating and i don't know the reasons behind it? I haven't changed my diet

For two weeks now I have been getting this annoying heart burn  its truly nauseating and i don't know the reasons behind it? I haven't changed my diet

Try this.: If you cannot figure out any thing which brings on your symptoms, try taking antacid tablets, such as tum's, a few times to see if you get any relief. If your symptoms persist, you might need to be evaluated by your family doctor. Also, you're not pregnant are you? ...Read more

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What can cause my upper thigh to feel painful almost like a burn? I stopped Crestor (rosuvastatin) about 6 mos ago & the pain stopped after 2.5 weeks but is now back w/o statins. No change in activities.

What can cause my upper thigh to feel painful almost like a burn? I stopped Crestor (rosuvastatin) about 6 mos ago & the pain stopped after 2.5 weeks but is now back w/o statins. No change in activities.

6MO STATIN OF PAIN: If we assume this due to the statin as the scenario certainly sounds a likely cause, and you stopped it, I agree with the questions imposition that 2.5 weeks SEEMS like enough time to pass. Well, its not. And in 17% who stop due to this side effect, pain persists to 6 months. Ouch. Ref: "Neuromuscular Symptoms and Elevated CK after Statin" N Engl J Med 2010; 362:564-565 February 11, 2010. ...Read more

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Took 2 days pills for fat loss and stoped cz felt change in hormones.During ejaculation i felt burn in testicules and tip of penis.Will this go away?

Took 2 days pills for fat loss and stoped cz felt change in hormones.During ejaculation i felt burn in testicules and tip of penis.Will this go away?

Consider infection: Consider that these symptoms may be a sign of infection. I could understand if dehydrated where the urine might burn due to the concentration of the ammonia in the urine, but should not result in testicular symptoms unless something else is involved. See you doctor if not resolving. ...Read more

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Dime sized lesion on forearm. Looks like burn, isn't.no pain, itching or sensitivity. Not dry/scaly. No change in diet/environment/allergens. What is?

Dime sized lesion on forearm. Looks like burn, isn't.no pain, itching or sensitivity. Not dry/scaly. No change in diet/environment/allergens. What is?

Many possibilities: I wish one could say based on this otherwise excellent description but more history is needed. A photo could help but you may need to see a doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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How many extra calories does the Atkins diet burn? I know that fat is burned instead of carbs on the Atkins diet, but how does that change the amount of calories burned?

How many extra calories does the Atkins diet burn? I know that fat is burned instead of carbs on the Atkins diet, but how does that change the amount of calories burned?

Less calories: The important thing about the atkins diet is that you eat very little carbohydrate. As a result you eat more fat. For most people, fat is more satisfying in terms of feeling full than carbs. As a result you eat fewer calories overall and lose weight. Also, when fat is burned it produces ketones. These suppress your appetite as well. The amount of calories burned depends on your activity. ...Read more