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Does Dermovate Cream Peel Your Skin
Probably not: Daktacort cream is a combination of 2% Miconazole (antifungal) and 1% Hydrocortisone (steroid). Potent topical steroids can certainly lighten the skin (triamcinolone, clobetasol as examples). However, 1% Hydrocortisone is a fairly weak steroid. It is not likely to cause lightening of your skin. If you feel it has done so then i would stop it and seek an opinion from a dermatologist. ...Read more
Can i apply topical hyaluronic acid to plump skin if desonide thins facial skin? Can it counter? This is for seb derm/eczema/pd/skin flaking.
Skin thinning: Skin thinning from topical steroids involves decrease in thickness of epidermis and loss of collagen from dermis. Hyaluronic acid (ha) holds water molecules & if applied to skin surface, skin looks temporarily more plump due to increased water content. Topical ha does nothing to increase thickness of epidermis or replace collagen. Other meds besides topical steroids can be used to treat seb derm. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: Acts as a mid-strength cortisone but not a cortisone. Especially useful for eyelid eczema. Very effective with no risk of cataracts or glaucoma or perioral dermatitis. Also used for chronic genital conditions because it does not cause atrophy. Recently generic, the rediculous price may come down next year. Not a cream, only ointment. 2 strengths, for children and adults. ...Read more
It may: Kojic acid is an agent that helps to decrease darkly pigmented areas. Retin a (tretinoin) along with the kojic acid can augment the effectiveness in reducing areas of hyper pigmentation. Remember to practice safe sun exposure by always wearing a good sunscreen to prevent further pigmentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Qualified yes: Differin (adapalene) can make you more sensitive to the sun. So if differin (adapalene) is increasing sensitivity to sunlight or causing irritation it is possible that the skin color can darken. Use sunscreen/avoid the sun. Darkening is more prominent in darker baseline skin colors. ...Read more
Hydroquinone use: It takes several weeks of diligent use before an effect is apparent. ...Read more
Creams help skin: Creams are better than lotions for skin. Creams help the skin retain water or hydrate the skin which keeps it from drying out. If your skin becomes too dry, it becomes itchy and can develop a variety of rashes and may crack and or bleed and become infected. Good hydrated skin prevents these problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does my pigmentation goes with hydroquinone, oxybenzone, octinoxate cream and mometasone furoate cream ip?
Be careful: Each cream is for something different. Some on your list is for acne and some is for hyperpigmentation and the steroid cream is for inflammation but it can thin your skin. The others can cause sun burn so only use at night and put it only on the area it is prescribed for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: They decrease redness. If too strong used for too long a time, causes skin atrophy. ...Read more
Penis head skin burned with Retin A (tretinoin). Skin is papery, dull, reddish& dry. What to apply to heal it? Applied moisturizing cream, it hurts when applied.
Doubtful: Such claims are not entirely valid. So be careful, do not waste money on any such/ expensive items. It is hard to get collagen to go under the skin where it belongs normally. So your best hope is to avoid collage damage in the first place, by protecting yourself(skin) from excessive sun exposure which is the major cause of collage damage and skin wrinkling. ...Read more
Elocom (0.1%), Betnovate Ointment (30g), Elica-M (0.01%), Vaseline or moisturizer cream. Which cream may help to heal burned skin fast from Retin A (tretinoin)?
Dermatologist: Evaluation, please don't self medicate, those are potent steroid creams , which you might not need in your case, seek a dermatologist evaluation please, best wishes ...Read more
I want to lighten my skin using 4%hydroquinone cream and 20% monobenzone cream on alternate days? Will the hydroquinone affect the monobenzone
BAD idea: Your skin could turn white.Get a more detailed answer ›
No Adverse Effects: Topical medications are usually formulated to provide beneficial effects without irritation. However, some ingredients (fragrance, emulsifiers, preservatives) may cause redness and itching for susceptible individuals. ...Read more
Oily products can make tinea versicolor worse .. Can loprox (ciclopirox) cream applied on face make it worse ?Is it an oily cream it contains mineral oil !
Occlusion is bad: Anything that occludes evaporation on the skin is bad for tinea versicolor, a fungal infection of the skin. Best to use products without oils like a water soluble cream. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream [over the counter] may help. Sometimes systemic antifungal therapy, prescribed by your doc, is needed. Make sure you wash towels in hot water and if possible bleach. This infection is spread on clothing & towels. ...Read more
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