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My son has had bumps on his arm for years. He's 12 now. He is using Cerave lotion now. A little better. Will it disappear over time?
Hyperkeratosis-Mayo: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. However, it isn't often serious and usually disappears by age 30. In the meantime, prescription medications and self-care measures can improve the appearance of keratosis pilaris. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am using Cerave moisturizing lotion, it is working well for the rest of my face, but I think it might be breaking my forehead out?
CeraVe vs alternate: CeraVe is an excellent product for eczema or just really dry skin and less greasy than some similar products. It does contain ceramides and hyaluronic acid, which add heaviness. You could consider a lighter non-alcohol containing lotion for your face such as Vanicream or Eucerin. ...Read more
Very dry skin, itchy etc. Should I buy the cerave salicylic acid + vit d for extremely dry skin or normal cerave body lotion??
Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?
No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more
Lotion: Having 4 kids and 6 grandkids, the simple answer is because he can. Kids at this age explore their environment by putting everything in their mouth. You put lotion on him all the time and he sticks out his tongue to get some to explore and because it is a game to him. Fortunately it is not dangerous unless he were to eat the whole bottle. ...Read more
Skin Care: Multiple lotions have side effects and should not be used without a good dermatologist evaluation and recommendation. Over the counter medications fall into herbal treatments which are not monitored by the fda and are therefore able to offer unproven benefits and not disclosing the side effects. ...Read more
Drying agent: An astringent is something to dry up an area - would have to know what you were referring to. ...Read more
Cleansing: Astringents are used as cleansers for people with oily skin, as in a treatment of acne. Typically they are used after a facial cleanser and before a moisturizer. Using it more than once a day can be overlying drying and remove the face's natural oils, however, so you should only use it when necessary and probably not every day. ...Read more
Help please? What is a good 100% scent-free body lotion? Ddrug store or mart store variety is fine?
Healthtap: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Is it possible to overdose or use to much lotion? I have ecszma and constantly use tons of lotions all over my body.
Lotions: Moisturizing lotions are safe when used multiple times a day. Corticosteroid containing creams should be used for limited periods of time as prescribed by a dermatologist to Avoid certain side effects such as thinning of the skin. ...Read more
I have noticed that later in the evenings the insides of my cars itch uncondtolably. Lotions, anti hystomines nothing helps. What can I do to stop it?
Ear itch: You need to make an appointment to see your doctor to examine you to check why you are having itch, and to treat you. ...Read more
I have a bad kneck pain, that gets worse when exposed to cold wind. I seems to get worse in the evening, I have applyed all kinds lotions, but seem help.
Have : Have you had a previous neck injury? If so you may be dealing with arthritis pain, which is typically exacerbated by cold weather. Although this is probably the cause there are other things that need to be ruled out such as neck strain, or even disc disease. You should schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor, and in the meantime try Ibuprofen or advil (ibuprofen) if not contraindicated. ...Read more