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Do I Let Impetigo Scabs Dry Or Do I Moisturize Them
I took meds for impetigo, and after 5 days it's gone, leaving red, flat, scaly, dry skin behind. What is post-impetigo skin care- should I moisturize?
Care: Yes, a good moisturizer such as cereve or cetaphil, sunscreen, and time should help. If the condition does not improve see your dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes: But take all meds as prescribed fully by your doctor/dermatologist, wish you wellness ...Read more
After applying Mupirocin for my Impetigo condition, scabs form up at the sides of the wound. Should I pick this scab?
No! Scabs are body: Created bandages. While rarely covering over/trapping infection; far more commonly wall out bacteria which damage. Soap & water + very gently cleaning scab area probably OK. Soap dissolves bacterial membranes; bactericidal. But picking breaks the scab/temporary skin repair & allows more bacteria in past the protective barrier. Skin: dry shedding cells, is a major component of our immune system. ...Read more
Will my adult impetigo scar less if I don't scrub it and remove the scabs as directed? How much would this slow the healing process?
Yes it will scar: Less and no healing will not be greatly impaired ...Read more
My impetigo sores have turned to actual dark red scabs after application of Mupirocen for 4 days. Does this mean it is healing and new skin is forming?
Keep moist: Once a wound has scabbed over, it does tend to heal better when it stays moist, at least until the scab comes off. Vaseline works really well for this. ...Read more
Out of nowhere my left elbow has become really dry leaving like this white dry scab. I've tried everything to moisturize It but it will not go away?
Consider HT consult: Would really need to see the rash to give advice. You can upload images of your rash as well as the history of your present problem with an online consultation here at Health Tap Several images of the involved areas in sharp focus and including closeups and wide angle would be helpful. If you choose an INBOX consultation you need to make yourself available to answer doctors questions. ...Read more
Dry&flaky w/ scab on left nipple and easy to peel nipple skin. I don't usually moisturize my breast. Could this be symptom of something seriouse?
Breast rash?: 5his is a very important question, because there are a plethora of serious maladies which could be causing this, and numerous less-than-dangerous ones. You need to see a dermatologist, because some reactions in peri-areolar (around the nipple) skin can be very serious. PLEASE GO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST as soon as you can. ...Read more
I have impetigo on my chin. I have been treating it with Bactroban for 2 days. When can I put hydrocolloid babdage on? It's dry and cracking w/ ooze.
With an injury to the mouth and lips, is it important to keep the lips moisturized when scabs start to form on the lips?
Yes: Keeping moisture can relieve pain caused by the scabs irritates. ...Read more
How to use tretionin with moisturizer should I use after I put it or wait until it dry and how long do I need to wait?
Argan oil: I like natural argan oil - get some from a local health food store. Just a few drops rubbed through the hair does a great job. Also good as a skin moisturizer. ...Read more
Facial moisturizer: Look for those that state or advertise skin moisturizer that is non-comedogenic. ...Read more
Moisture: Neutrogena, cerave, cetaphil, eucerin.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Eczema: Your description sounds like eczema. The red bumpy areas tend to be itchy as well. You or your family members may have a history of allergies, asthma or eczema. It typically requires a prescription topical medication to make the rash go away. Your dermatogist or primary care physician can certainly help. ...Read more
Dry skin: You have a few options - I like using the cetaphil products. There are generic store brands that are quite similar and possibly more cost effective. Check with your local pharmacist. ...Read more
Which facial wash and moisturizer should I use I have sensitive and combination skin. Dry and oily?
I have a very sensitive dry skin. Do I need to put a lot of moisturizer? How much moisturizer is good for me and how to apply correctly?
Moisturization: If the skin barrier is compromised, e.g. from dry skin, bacteria can colonize the skin, irritate it & make it itchy, leading to scratching, more skin breakdown & more scratching. Depending on the dry skin severity, can guide which moisturizer to use. For mild dry skin, lotion can be good, for moderate, a cream can be good, for very dry, lotion + vaseline (all work best w/in 5 minutes of bathing) ...Read more
I have this dry, irritant and discoloration above my upper lips for few years on and off. I tried apply moisturizer on it but it was still there.
I would encourage: Dermatological evaluation for this duration.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hey I used a face moisturizer and I have eczama and now my skin feels dry. What should I avoid in moisturizer or any thing to use on face or body?
Eczema patients: Have issues with barrier. So you want to use topicals for sensitive skin that provide a barrier repair like Cerave ...Read more
Hello! I have Dry Skin Should I use moisturizer on the areas of the skin which is affected. Or all over the body? Also Do you rub it in or dab it?
All over: You never know which part of the skin will dry up next. Using the cream all over the body should prevent dryness, & should be safe as long as the cream is hypoallergenic, and well-reputed brand. Avoid creams with excess perfumes, colorings, bleaches, "whiteners" or other additives. These can dry out skin & cause more problems in the future. Good luck. ...Read more
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