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Burnt Skin Shower
I got very Sun burnt about 4 months and it never healed completely. My shoulders are still slightly red and warm to the touch especially after I shower. They don't hurt anymore though. Is this normal? I'm worried I have skin cancer
Prob not cancer: Usually burns resolve after this long. May have persistent pigmentation or redness. Would see derm if continues to be a problem ...Read more
No science: There is no recommendation from medicine on how you dry yourself after bathing. ...Read more
Post-shower shedding: Not having done an exam iit sounds like your skin may be dry. If this is the case, avoiding hot water, using a gentle cleanser, and using a rich moisturizer within 10 minutes of getting out of the shower may help. If this continues consider a consultation with a dermatologist. ...Read more
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Shower skin: Indeed the skin does peel or the dead parts let go. ...Read more
Likely dead skin: Cells, but see your doctor or dermatologist ...Read more
Not harmful: If your skin feels dried out due to the showers try a moisturizer and mild soap. ...Read more
I was in the sun and got burnt quite badly however my skin is hot to touch I feel freezing myself what could this be?
This is typical of sun burn.
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xrfaj3wssis
to learn a little about how to treat this. ...Read more
While taking a shower my head became extremely sensitive once I put my head under it. My whole body became tingly and I nearly collapsed. Why?
I have semi-dark patches on my skin. It usually is less visible right after some tough shower scrubbing but it won't fully go away. What may this be?
Dark Patches: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation 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
I need some advice on my boyfriend, I live with my boyfriend and the thing is he hasent taken any shower's in several week's, and his skin is smelling?
Set limits: If you live together then proper hygiene is to be expected. Is he depressed or is there some other reasons he isn't taking care of hygiene.? ...Read more
I rub my skin &see dirtiness like black come off and I only shower once a week how many times should I shower what product do I use to remove deadskin?
Forget "exfoliation": Just wash. I wash every day. Most people do. Some people claim they never wash and do not wish to disturb the normal bacteria on their skin. They claim they smell good. I suggest you just do the usual thing, just wash every day. Use water. Use skin cleanser according to your tastes. It need not be expensive. Do not fall for the ads seeking to hook you into expensive products. ...Read more
What to do if I got out the shower, I dry myself off. But, when I rub my skin, there is dirt that rubs off. I was wondering how to actually clean my body well?
If you shower with: Cleanser then the dirt you are rubbing off is likely dead skin, so I suggest you add a scrub to help exfolitate ...Read more
Nerve Endings & Burn: There are first and second degree burns, and each is divided into superficial and deep burns. Then there are third degree burns, in which we find that the skin layer is totally damaged and it may even reach to muscles or bones and the skin loses its elasticity and becomes very dry and hard. In this case the patient does not feel much pain because nerve endings are damaged due to burning. ...Read more
Needs to heal: If you are having sunburn you may need wound care if it is second or third degree. See a doctor if you are blistering or peeling. Try to avoid doing anything to your skin if it is sun burned other than burn care which includes ice immediately and a doctor visit if it a large area of skin. ...Read more
Off-label use: There is inherent risk in using any medicine, prescription or OTC, for uses other than those listed in the instructions. Toothpaste is designed to be used inside the mouth, not on facial skin. It's not designed to be used to treat acne, although many people think it will cure facial blemishes. Inside the mouth, you only need a pea-sized portion on your toothbrush. Please see your physician. ...Read more
Unclean sweat: That is why in the usa it is a custom to bathe or shower daily. You will avoid smelling and avoid getting sweaty residue on your skin. People of different backgrounds are not always familiar with our customs. Personal hygiene can also protect you from viral and bacterial infections. Wash your hands before eating and after using the bathroom. ...Read more
Most likely...: ...You are allergic to the soap you are using, or you are showering too frequently and washing the protective oils off your skin. Try showering less, with a different (and mild) soap. If that doesn't work see your doctor, because it could be something unusual -- for example, the classic presentation of a rare disease called polycythemia vera is itching after bathing. ...Read more
Burnt sking: Several of my pts have commented that they are sensitive to the many fillers and flavors found in commercial toothpastes. Consider a more natural toothpaste. ...Read more
Assessment.: These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more
After: It will keep water in amd you decrease chances of accident of slipping on oil. ...Read more
Unfortunately, no.: Like any other transplant from one individual to another, the skin will eventually be rejected. Having said that, we do use cadaver skin from skin banks. It has been processed and assured to be disease-free. It is used in large burns as a temporary dressing, because if it "takes, " even temporarily, it indicates that skin grafts from the patient will take permanently. ...Read more
None: There is no issue but why are you doing it in the first place? ...Read more
I got sun burnt really bad today! My skin looks vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry! Is there any good way to heal my skin?
Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
I need to know what's goin on with my body everytime I get hot or get in a hot/warm shower my skin starts to get prickle and it hurts.?
Hives: Certain types of hives are triggered by exposing the skin to prolonged heat, such as in a shower. Other types are triggered by prolonged contact with water, which may be due to sensitivity to additives in the water, such as chlorine. Try taking a non-sedating antihistamine, such as Allegra or claritin, (loratadine) 30-60 minutes before showering. If that doesn't work you'll need to see a doctor for testing. ...Read more
I would like to improve my facial skin by keeping it cleaning, for example taking a shower every night. Can you give me more advice for it?
Clean skin is: Important but so is sunscreen. Best thing is to see dermatologist for skin check and determine any topicals that would be good for your skin type ...Read more
I get red blotches on my skin! It seems random mostly happens when I shower or sit on the toilet an hour + though! I am also female! What could it be?
Due to constant exposure to sunlight my skin got burnt not tanned and even darkened. How can it be cured and the previous color be regained? Pls help
See a dermatologist: Use sunscreen every am. The derm may give you hydroquinone with tretinoin. There are several creams and combinations used for this. You have a post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation common among people with darker skins. It will take a few months to achieve your goal. ...Read more
I'm gonna get embarrassed but oh well right I had a shower earlier today and inside the fore skin there was white moist stuff all over and I'm worried?
Clean Well First: Genital Hygiene is key. It may be Smegma, which is the Normal buttery material from the sloughed skin cells and foreskin sebum glands. It must not itch or hurt and it is just a matter of cleaning it. But if it is itching, the base is red or it's tender; you have Yeast. Buy an anti-yeast cream (anti-Candida), in the feminine aisle of the Pharmacy. Sex Partner should use too. Go to Doctor if repeats. ...Read more
My friend rachel's neck started hurting about a day ago and got progressively worse. Now, after a shower, she can no longer move her head without pain?
See a doc now:
The stiff neck and severe pain, especially if it's associated with fever or generally feeling bad, flulike symptoms etc. Could be early signs of meningitis. If there's no other obvious reason why she should have
stiffness and pain, she needs to be seen by her primary doctor or in an emergency room immediately. ...Read more
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