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Can Ativated Charcoal Soap Be Used On The Scalp
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
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
In chickenpox, is it safe and beneficial to use Betadine solution on the skin including the face to ease itching? Can it be applied to the scalp too?
I wouldn't: Betadine has the potential to sensitize you(make allergic) to its components if it is left on the skin for indefinite periods. I make great effort to remove any trace of it after I use it to sterilize an area for a procedure. ...Read more
Should the minoxidil topical solution be washed off after each application on the scalp or can it be every other application?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide help kill tinea versicolor? Since they are used to prevent infections of any kind? Used and burns were tinea
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
In chickenpox, is it safe and beneficial to use Betadine (in the form of shower soap) on the skin including face and scalp to ease itching?
Yes: It's often used in some surgical procedures, especially cardiac. You can shampoo the entire body with it. Just don't get in the eyes, nose, mouth. ...Read more
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
Can the Butrans patch be worn in the groin area and be as effective as in the recommended area of the upper body? Trying to hide patch wo shirt on.
Perhaps, but: The location over the upper arm, upper chest, or upper back is based on vascularity, and resultant absorption, where the medicine is better absorbed higher up. Theoretically, it still will cross transdermally, but effect may be blunted if placed in groin area. ...Read more
Can cetrimide and ketaconozole shampoo be used alternatively every other day to treat sebbhoeric dermatitis? Is it safe? Wull it damage my scalp?
It's Ok: It is fine to use them both. I would try to limit how often you wash scalp if you have sebbhorea - there is a fine line between not shampooing enough and doing it too often, both of which can irritate the scalp and cause the condition to flare up. I would suggest if at all possible every other day, so as not to dry out scalp oils too much, especially in the winter months. ...Read more
What could be used in conjunction with turmeric to remove hair effectively, permanently and quickly?
Hair Removal: Turmeric and milk paste is commonly used in india for depilation, but it can leave a yellowish tinge on your skin. If you are darker in color, this is not a problem. Otherwise, this article describes some useful alternatives to turmeric: http://www.Ehow.Com/way_5714127_remedi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I apply body lotion/ moisturizer if I have a boil on a particular body part? The lotion will be applied on the same body part. How to do it safely
Yes and no: Tretinoin is a prescription medicine used in acne and typically helps with comedonal acne (blackheads) and typically the topical antibiotics are more helpful for pustules. However if you are having pustular acne you already have comedonal acne so you do need a medication like tretinoin to help open up the pores. Use daily as prescribed ...Read more
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