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How long does it take a scar after surgery of 5 months? I used dermatix for 1 month should I continue?
See details: A scar may continue to fade over about a year. However, scars by definition will be unlikely to disappear completely. ...Read more
Topical silicone: Dermatix gel is a topical silicone agent for preventing scars. A review of the material data safety sheets for the listed ingredients does not reveal any substantial risks. It is a good idea for any woman pregnant or considering pregnancy to read the entire label of any OTC medicine, even topical, for warnings. If any questions, contacting the manufacturer is the best way to get a definitive answer. ...Read more
Skinoren cream - dermovate cream - dermatix how to use them and what is this creams for these creams were given by my dermatologist but he no explain?
Indication?: Skinoren cream contains azelaic acid 20%; Dermovate: Clobetasol is a topical corticosteroid; Dermatix is a Silicone Gel. I suspect these are for acne treatment, but it behooves you to call your dermatologist and get your answers best from the guy who prescribed the therapy and knows your condition. ...Read more
2weeks after stiches removed from the face wound, started to put dermatix gel, and now it looks like the scar is bigger more visible more red. Is it ok?
My son 5 years old had hydrocele surgery. Can I use him dermatix cream in order to minimize his signs of scars??? Is advised for his age?
I have 4 pigmented scars on my face. Would silicone gel (dermatix) work for these Scars. One is slightly hypertrophic.
Probably not: Sometimes we can inject the raised one with a steroid. For the darker marks there are a few options. It is best to see a dermatologist. In the meantime sun protection is essential. ...Read more
Best treatment for a fresh nearly 3 weeks old keloid surgical scar on neck. I have starting yesterday to use the silicon gel called dermatix 15g.?
Excess scar: Unlikely a keloid (defined as a scar that grows outside the edges of the scar) and more likely a hypertrophic scar (excess reaction). Silicone gel sheeting is used to sooth and quiet the early scar. If symptomatic (like itching, stinging, etc) some will be treated by diluted kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) injections into the scar itself to attempt to slow or stop the scarring excesses. See your dr to confer. ...Read more
Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Latuda (lurasidone)?: I'm not sure, but might you have mis-spelled something and actually mean latuda (lurasidone)? This is an atypical antipsychotic medication, often used in bipolar I disorder (especially bipolar depression) and schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. ...Read more
Sunscreen: If you tend to develop freckles, you'll discover they're less prominent if you use sunscreen, which is something that everybody should do anyway. There's no pill for this. If you talk with your genuine friends / people you might date, most will tell you that your freckles are just one of many things that they like about you. Why not embrace your genetic heritage? Photo Lady looks great. Best wishe ...Read more
Cervilane?: This drug is available in a number of countries. It is an ergot derivative used as a vasodilator. For a drug to be sold in the us it must pass rigorous fda testing and retesting phases before it can come to market. This can add up to millions an d millions of dollars which the manufacturer may not want to invest depending on how big a market the us represents. It is often a matter of economics. ...Read more
It depends: Pain medication in general is given to help control a variety of pain types. Not all pain medication is narcotic. Specifically narcotics are indicated for severe pain before, during and after surgery and for cancer pain. The use of narcotics beyond that is a decision your doctor will need to make. Other types of pain medication include non steroidal anti inflammatory and mood stabilizers. ...Read more
Awwww, no. Sorry.: This could be a hot song title! There are Drs who might evaluate you and offer short-term help if you are too overcome to take care of yourself. It would only take the edge off - not mend the break. Therapy might help you see what went wrong in a helpful way. Support groups can also let you know you're not alone. It will hurt, but most do get through it. Best! ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: No medication is used to treat carpal tunnel. It's a mechanical problem. Wrist splints is the initial treatment option. You can try non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications such as naproxen/ibuprofen but the effect of those is minimal if that. Steroid injections can be tried but they are falling out of favor. Carpal tunnel release appears long term cure. ...Read more
Aubagio was just released for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Bg-12 (oral fumarate) should be available before mid year. Both are oral drugs which will be added to the only other oral drug- gilenya (fingolimod).
There are several other drugs which will be added within the next few years proving that there is reason to be optimistic about the future of ms treatment. ...Read more