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OMG Fibro!: FM is a odd disease that is embedded in your flesh and will cause almost any sign or symptom with no rhyme or reason. If you have been formally worked up and do not have a conventional medical diagnosis, I would start my whole-person-holistic-self care FM treatment. Magnesium, life balance, movement like walking, yoga, massage and sleep hygiene. Acupuncture is indispensable to me in my office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful: With HIV disease, depending upon the stage and what we are referring to, almost anything can happen, including CNS infections that can produce peripheral neuropathies, etc. If, however, you do not have true aids this is very very unlikely. If you are concerned with possible exposure you need to be tested for HIV along with other stds. The numbing needs separate evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can be allergic to almost anything, except maybe water. So if there is an ingredient in the face cream to which you are allergic it could make your tongue, or even your whole face swell. If you are having any trouble speaking or breathing, you need to go to emergency; otherwise, most mild allergic responses go away overnight. You could take a little Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Don't use that cream again! ...Read more
Comparing face wash, cream cleanser, or cold creams, which won't harm my facial skin down the road?
None of them...: ...Will "harm" your skin, unless you're allergic to one, or grossly misuse them. Despite all the advertising hype, there is very little difference between the hundreds of facial cleansers offered for sale. Use one that you like, and that doesn't cost a fortune. ...Read more
Topical analgesics: Bengay, aspercreme and sportscreme are the most common and most efficient. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Scar Cream: There are a number of topical treatments for treating scars. In the early post op period, antibiotic ointments are used. When the scars are healed after 10-14 days, silicone based topicals can be used. Consult your local plastic surgeon for guidance. Early treatment can prevent needing more invasive treatments later on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have some blotchy red rashes/pimples on my face (upper side of face near eyes). Face is very dry. I've been applying creams. Any natural remedies?
? rosacea: I think you have rosacea, nickname-adult acne. First, avoid factors that cause a flare. Always wear an SPF 30+ sunscreen. Protect your face in cold weather with scarf/ski mask. Avoid touching your much. Wash with gentle cleanser (Dover, Cetaphil). Avoid skin products with alcohol. Some possible alternative medicines: chrysanthemum indicum, niacinamide, & azelaic acid creams. Good wishes! ...Read more
Since last night.Left½my face is numb, pain in ear&behind eye, swelling, blotchy skin. My face burns, then tingles then hurts the repeat pinched nerve?
Allergy testing: It sounds as if you are sensitive to one of the ingredients. You may want to try 100% pure products such as lanolin or aloe vera or switch to hypoallergenic products. You may want to incentive the i allergy by undergoing skin testing by an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Arm Numbness: Arm numbness usually arises from a lack of blood supply to an area or nerve damage. Arm numbness can also result from infection, inflammation, trauma, malignancy, and other abnormal processes. Most cases of arm numbness are not due to a life-threatening condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: There are treatments for conditions such as thyroid eye disease and exophthalmos. The eye socket is essentially enlarge to allow the eye ball to "fall back" into place. Certain congenital conditions can be treated by repositioning the bone structures of the face as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
And the question is?: The top layer of skin cells may peel off after a 2-4 days, after any inflammation (such as skin swelling, a sunburn, a friction burn, or perhaps waxing). The peeling may be less noticeable if one had used Hydrocortisone cream from the start of the inflammation, through the 2-4 days until the peeling. This is because Hydrocortisone decreases inflammation in the skin. The drug is for short-term use. ...Read more
Tested dab of moisturizer on my arm. Within 10 seconds face felt tight, neck got red face started to swell why did cream on arm cause face to swell?
Allergy: You are allergic to some component in the cream. Use antihistamines until it goes away and see an allergist to determine what it is in the cream that you are allergic to. If the redness or swelling continue to spread or if you have trouble breathing, call 911 and get to the er fast. Best wishes. ...Read more