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Is superglue bad for your nails?

Is superglue bad for your nails?

Super glue: It can cause some peeling of the nails but there shouldn't be any permanent damage. ...Read more

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Is it ok to apply for spray on skin for my son's non-blistered scald burn?

Is it ok to apply for spray on skin for my son's non-blistered scald burn?

Depends...: ...On what sort of spray you have in mind. If you mean one of those antibiotic sprays, it's okay (but not necessary). A soothing emollient lotion will work too, but you don't have to apply anything if you don't want to. Just keep the area clean. ...Read more

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I have a fungal nail problem.I bought a fungal nail treatment pen from the chemist but I'm not seeing any improvement after 3 weeks.Should I see a dr?

I have a fungal nail problem.I bought a fungal nail treatment pen from the chemist but I'm not seeing any improvement after 3 weeks.Should I see a dr?

Skip the topicals: With the exception of a few new prescription medication (Jublia, efinaconazole) topical treatments are not effective for onychomycosis (toenail fungus). This is because the fungus lives deep in the nail bed where topicals can't penetrate. The most effective treatment is a prolonged (3 months or more) course or an oral antifungal, I prescribe Laminal (terbinafine) most often since it's quite safe. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an OTC psoriasis shampoo?

What should I look for in an OTC psoriasis shampoo?

Sal acid and Tar: Psoriatic scalp often is also colonized by a common yeast called pityrosporum ovale, which is the same yeast that causes dandruff. Treatment involves controlling yeast proliferation and exfoliating. Otc shampoos for dandruff generally helps with psoriasis as well such as head and shoulder, neutrogena t-gel, neutrogena t-sal, dhs, or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoos. ...Read more

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Dry skin around lips. Also dry fingers. What are best OTC products for lips, for skin? Or, what ingredients should I look for?

Dry skin around lips. Also dry fingers. What are best OTC products for lips, for skin? Or, what ingredients should I look for?

Dry Skin: Moisturizers provide a seal over your skin to keep water from escaping. Thicker moisturizers work best, such as over-the-counter brands eucerin and cetaphil.Aveeno (oatmeal) lip conditioner essential moisture spf 15 and blistex lip infusion spf 15 for dry lips. Don't lick your lips and try to moisturize your hands right after a shower. ...Read more

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Having our several rooms painted (including all bathrooms) with no voc paint and caulk. I'm 31 weeks pregnant. Should i leave the house? For how long?

Having our several rooms painted (including all bathrooms) with no voc paint and caulk. I'm 31 weeks pregnant. Should i leave the house? For how long?

Painting : I would keep out of the house while you have the paint going on and drying. Keep the home well vented and you can come back once it is dry. Hope this helps and it is just my opinion. ...Read more

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Whats a good lotion for dry skin cuz of the weather for children?

Whats a good lotion for dry skin cuz of the weather for children?

Cerave or Aquaphor: I usually recommend these 2 in the winter time. It is best to bathe your child daily, then pat his skin, leaving moisture on his skin, and apply the ointment. The daily bath helps provide the missing moisture to his skin. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an over-the-counter nail fungus treatment?

What should I look for in an over-the-counter nail fungus treatment?

See below: Unfortunately, no over-the-counter nail fungus treatments available have actually been proven effective in peer-reviewed studies. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fungal nail infection? Is there any good treatment for this infection? I took antibiotic Lamisil for several months and use creams and lacquers. Nothing help. I have it on toe nails and on my finger nails appear dark thin marks. It does

How to get rid of fungal nail infection? Is there any good treatment for this infection? I took antibiotic Lamisil for several months and use creams and lacquers. Nothing help. I have it on toe nails and on my finger nails appear dark thin marks. It does

Be sure it's fungus: You should have your nails cultured by a podiatrist to confirm it is actually fungus. Other conditions can cause darkening and thickening of nails and some, like melanoma, are very serious. Also, how long was Lamisil (terbinafine) treatment? For toenails, you need to take it daily for 3 months and then wait an additional 6+ months for clear nail to replace the infected nail. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a good anti fungal nail treatment?

What should I look for in a good anti fungal nail treatment?

Strong: Your antifungal treatment should be strong enough for the severity of your infection. A topical medication may be enough for a very mild infection if caught early. However, it may not be enough for a more severe infection. ...Read more

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Is maxi peel good for peeling? 2013

Is maxi peel good for peeling? 2013

Yes, it is useful: It's a good light chemical peel with glycolic acid which will help exfoliate the stratum corneum. It will hel get rid of clogged pores and have some facial rejuvenation effects. ...Read more

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Had black,brown and purple toenail fungus for a couple months,seems to be getting better,any health concerns related to fungus?

Had black,brown and purple toenail fungus for a couple months,seems to be getting better,any health concerns related to fungus?

Fungal Bruise?: A true toenail fungus, of a couple month duration, typically does not get better without intervention. Your description sounds more like a sub- ungual bruising that is going through a color change as the blood dissipates. More to the point, fungus infections not only infect the nails and skin but can also have devastating effects when infecting other organs of the body. ...Read more

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Have tinea pedis and a small odor on last two toes. Doc says nails are fine/not yellow. Is it the nails or skin? Can Clotrimazole stop this odor?

Have tinea pedis and a small odor on last two toes. Doc says nails are fine/not yellow.  Is it the nails or skin? Can Clotrimazole stop this odor?

Might: If the odor is from the tinea, it should. An infection of the toenail with a fungus is pretty obvious, and unlikely to be missed by a physician. If it doesn't work, I'd see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a cream for crow's feet?

What should I look for in a cream for crow's feet?

Elastiderm: Obagi elastiderm is clinically proven to increase eyelid skin elastin. However: i recommend a combination of botox, laser resurfacing or chemical peel, and possibly blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) in addition to at home skin care. Retin-a should be used sparingly on the thin skin of the eyelid area. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are some good mouisterizer for dry hands and thick cuticals?

What are some good mouisterizer for dry hands and thick cuticals?

Moisturizers: Generally they fall into three categories: ointments, lotions, creams - all of which are a different thickness or viscosity. Plain old, white petroleum jelly works great (and is probably the cheapest) but can feel a little greasy. The better moisturizers we use are Eucerin, Cetaphil, and Aquaphor. A good natural substance would be medicinal honey (but extremely expensive). Hope this helps ...Read more

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I Used elmers craft bond spay adhesive for about 45 minutes at 5 weeks pregnant. Will the fumes harm my baby?

 I Used elmers craft bond spay adhesive  for about 45 minutes  at  5 weeks pregnant. Will the fumes harm my baby?

Sounds fine: Sounds fine, as long as there was good air ventilation, and one was not intentionally inhaling glue fumes to get high. However, if one wants to be extra safe, just postpone any projects involving VOLATILE compounds until after the baby is born. ...Read more