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Can dermatrix ointment be used on a 5-day-old wound?

Can dermatrix ointment be used on a 5-day-old wound?

Dermatix?: I'm sure you are referring to dermatix (no r) which is used over a period of weeks to reduce scarring so starting after 5 days is fine. ...Read more

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Can alcohol be used on a staph infection?

Can alcohol be used on a staph infection?

Can be or should be?: It sure can be, but it won't help much! :) topical alcohol won't do much for a cellulitis (which is bacterial infection under the skin), and a shot of whiskey probably won't help much either. Best to see your doctor for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you share a reference that doxycycline can be used safely on recurrent folliculitis?

Can you share a reference that doxycycline can be used safely on recurrent folliculitis?

Sure: The safety of an antibiotic has little or nothing to do with the infection it is being used to treat. Doxycycline is a safe antibiotic that has been in regular use for 40-50 years. It and related drugs (e.g. minocycline) are regularly used to control acne and certain other skin conditions. It isn't the usual antibiotic for recurrent folliculitis, but likely would be effective. ...Read more

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Can neosporin be used on cellulitis?

Can neosporin be used on cellulitis?

No: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Neosporin does not penetrate below the surface and will not help cellulitis. Oral or intravenous antibiotics are usually needed. ...Read more

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Can clarigen clarithromycin 500mg and a tramadol injection be used to treat a pelvic infection?

Can clarigen clarithromycin 500mg and a tramadol injection be used to treat a pelvic infection?

What?: What infection? Specifically. Identifying the infection then finding the right medication to treat it is the way medicine works. ...Read more

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Can camphor be used on the anus?

Can camphor be used on the anus?

I would: Definitely not recommend its use in or on the anus. Not sure what your are expecting to accomplish with its use. ...Read more

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Where else on body can salicylic acid be used as peeling?? Can it be used also on chins to treat the scars which caused by tweezers?

Where else on body can salicylic acid be used as peeling?? Can it be used also on chins to treat the scars which caused by tweezers?

Yes salicylic acid: helps postinflammatory spots on body and face. But if not enough you may need prescription strength lighteners ...Read more

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Opinions on gel used to treat postoperative scarring produced by a compounding pharmacy? Fluticasone is an ingredient.How long can it be used on face?

Opinions on gel used to treat postoperative scarring produced by a compounding pharmacy? Fluticasone is an ingredient.How long can it be used on face?

Silicone sheeting?: I'm a bit nervous to use topical steroids for too long in any part of the body, and the face is much scarier to me. Have you considered trying silicone sheeting like scaraway or similar and having the patient cut to size and use them all day except while bathing for 6-8 weeks? Less risky in my mind, and can have some nice results. And way cheaper, as well. ...Read more

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Can topical corticosteroids be used while on the Obagi Nu-Derm system? if so, at what step should it be applied?

Can topical corticosteroids be used while on the Obagi Nu-Derm system? if so, at what step should it be applied?

Yes: The idea is that HC should be used sparingly if at all. Decreasing the frequency of the retin-a portion and/or the hydroquinone portion is best & restarting more slowly. For fastest results there is a lot of redness and peeling (it looked like a blizzard under my chair) but slowing the process to make it more tolerable is the solution. Using HC too much defeats the purpose. ...Read more

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Can antifungals like econazole be used to treat a rash on the areola?

Can  antifungals like econazole be used to treat a rash on the areola?

Yes if it is yeast: Candida (yeast) infections on the nipple and areola are common in nursing women, and should clear with econazole and related "azole" medications. If the rash is anything else, the econazole won't improve it. ...Read more

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Can protopic be used on the neck?

Can protopic be used on the neck?

Protopic Ointment: As an ointment (protopic), tacrolimus is used in the treatment of eczema, particularly atopic dermatitis. It suppresses inflammation in a similar way to steroids, and is equally as effective as a mid-potency steroid. An important advantage of tacrolimus is that unlike steroids, it does not cause skin thinning (atrophy), or other steroid related side-effects. Yes, it can be used on the neck. ...Read more

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Can betnovate be used for cut on the lips?

Can betnovate be used for cut on the lips?

Not recommended: Betnovate is a corticosteroid medication used to treat itching and swelling of the skin. It is intended to be used on the skin only and should not be used on cuts, scrapes, or in the eyes, nose, or mouth. An ice pack or cold compress may help to reduce pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Should cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used when stepping on a rusty nail?

Should cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used when stepping on a rusty nail?

One choice: A nail through the shoe could have pseudomonas as the bacteria causing severe infections. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) at 750 mg twice a day for 6 weeks is recommended if there is bone infection. At first onset of the puncture, lesser doses may be used and other antibiotics may be chosen. This would also depend on your age and condition. This injury should be seen by your doctor and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Can vitamin C powder be applied directly on skin? If not, how many % should it be used for skin care?

Can vitamin C powder be applied directly on skin? If not, how many % should it be used for skin care?

Yes? Why Should You?: Marketing/promotion is very commonly unrelated to justification/efficacy, other than noise, buz, profits for the sellers. Even the linus pauling institute (linus pauling started the popular idea about special benefits for vitamin c decades ago based on no scientific evidence; only 1 person's theory), does not support any evidence that what you are asking about makes any sense; look it up. ...Read more

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Can umeclidium be used for the treatment of reactive airway disease? Vs a steroid? I am still coughing a bit with the steroid. Would other be better?

Can umeclidium be used for the treatment of reactive airway disease? Vs a steroid? I am still coughing a bit with the steroid. Would other be better?

May be: But better get re-evaluted, the cough can be due to upper airway involvement as well, faulty intake of inhaler, not using short acting bronchodilators well, or using LABA when you shouldn't, wish you wellness ...Read more