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Diet recommended for healing psoriasis naturally?

Diet recommended for healing psoriasis naturally?

None Proven: Natural treatments are generally backed by little if any evidence of effectiveness. I do not discourage my patients from trying, but don't keep dumping money into diets or supplements if they aren't helping. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Is aquaphor healing ointment good for acne-rosacea skin?

Is aquaphor healing ointment good for acne-rosacea skin?

Not really: Is really an emollient-good for dry skin and diapoer rashes. Roseacea need Rx for metronidazole gel and an exmination by a physician. ...Read more

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Is natural aloe vera plant good to apply for dry skin?

Is natural aloe vera plant good to apply for dry skin?

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is used as a treatment for burns. It may be an ingredient in a lotion but aloe vera is not used as a solo agent for dry skin. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to heal dyshidrosis?

What are some natural remedies to heal dyshidrosis?

OTC creams: Aquaphor ointment or gold bond cream can be tried. Do not let it dry esp. after showers...treat soon. Always wear footwear/ socks. ...Read more

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What herbal remedy will heal fungal infection in a post surgical non healing wound?

What herbal remedy will heal fungal infection in a post surgical non healing wound?

Herbal cures: First off, how do you know it is a fungal infection? Second, there really isn't any herbal remedy that will cure a fungal infection. Medicine is around because it tends to work for the most things in the most people most of the time. It is frustrating but true. When things don't go the way we all want them to, medicines and doctors tend to get the blame. Sometimes though, things just don't work. ...Read more

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Is aquaphor good for healing facial scabs?

Is aquaphor good for healing facial scabs?

Aquaphor & Healing: Aquaphor is a good way to protect skin barrier that has been disrupted a result of inflammation or controlled injury, such as a "laser peel". It prevents skin from drying out and becoming tight and itchy. It has no discreet medicinal properties. Use should not harm a small scab. If the area is sizable, see your doctor for a better recommendation. ...Read more

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Can Marigold cream(Calendula officinalis) help much in healing rough dry red skin after irritant dermatitis?can i combine it with another moisturizer?

Can Marigold cream(Calendula officinalis) help much in healing rough dry red skin after irritant dermatitis?can i combine it with another moisturizer?

Calendula Cream: Calendula, a plant extract, has been used throughout history in skin preparations. Calendula is beneficial for dry or damaged skin and also promotes the fast healing and regeneration of the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. ...Read more

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What is the best healing honey (or manuka honey) for healing anal fissures?

What is the best healing honey (or manuka honey) for healing anal fissures?

Heal it: Hi fiber diet, 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids per day, topical prescription agents and if not healed in 6 weeks, may require surgery which is very successful when performed by an experienced colon and rectal surgeon with very low recurrence rates or complications. No evidence for honey alone helping it heal. ...Read more

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Natural remedies to put your seborrheic dermatitis in remission?

Natural remedies to put your seborrheic dermatitis in remission?

Dandruff: Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a common disorder that is believed to be caused by a yeast. Most treatments are geared at reducing the yeast. Such treatments include nizoral, (ketoconazole) head and shoulders, and selsun blue. Tar shampoos and corticosteroids can be used as well. This condition rarely results in hair loss. Treating the dandruff, usually clears the dry scalp. One can use scalp oils. ...Read more

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What's the optimal natural soap for sensitive, acne prone skin?

What's the optimal natural soap for sensitive, acne prone skin?

Hypoallergenic: Basis soap, neutrogena, and ivory snow are easy to get and are free of the artificial chemicals that are problems for some people. If you have acne, and benzoyl peroxide has failed, get with your physician; he/she can manage it. ...Read more

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Any natural creams that help with psoriasis?

Any natural creams that help with psoriasis?

No: You have to treat the underlying inflammatory process before the skin can improve. ...Read more

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Are there any natural supplement/medicines that helps heal conjunctivitis?

Are there any natural supplement/medicines that helps heal conjunctivitis?

See below: There are no natural supplements or medications. Although, a lot of pink eye will resolve without treatment. ...Read more

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Does Aquaphor healing ointment help to improve the appearance of baby acne? Some moms swear by it.

Does Aquaphor healing ointment help to improve the appearance of baby acne? Some moms swear by it.

Moisturizer: Aquaphor is more to moisturize the skin in the body. Baby acne will come and go by itself. For babies less than a month old, we recommend just washing the face with warm water. If you see flakes from the scalp, cradle cap, or thick yellow flakes on the eyebrows, it's seborrhea, which can make the rash on the face worse. If so, use Selsun Blue Shampoo to was the hair. ...Read more

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What kind products are good for healing old/new acne scars?

What kind products are good for healing old/new acne scars?

Acne scars: Frequently, depending on skin color, either fractional co2 or ultrapulse co2 can make a significant difference. In addition to that fat transfer deep to the scars can provide fill and the healing powers of stem cells to get an even better result. ...Read more

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Is green tea helpful in healing acne and acne scars?

Is green tea helpful in healing acne and acne scars?

Snake oil alert: Its unlikely to be of any benefit for acne and almost certainly will have no effect on acne scarring. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for yeast diaper rash?

Natural remedies for yeast diaper rash?

Clean/dry: Keep the area clean and dry and open to the fresh air as much as posible. May apple aloe vera. ...Read more

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Any natural medicine or herbal stuff that can help speed the healing process of an allergic break out?

Any natural medicine or herbal stuff that can help speed the healing process of an allergic break out?

Not a good idea: People who are allergic to pollens (i.e., plant proteins) can be unpredictably allergic to herbal preparations (i.e., plant proteins). Use of herbal supplements by pollen allergic people is not a good idea; pharmaceutical allergy medications do not have any contaminants to which allergic people might react. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more