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Doctor insights on: Finger Skin Inflammation

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Does skin inflammation always itch?

Does skin inflammation always itch?

Not always: Inflammation can be triggered by many things, and generates some chemical reactions that result in redness, warmth and a change in sensation.Often this change is itching but it can be pain instead. Some causes of inflammation can result in an allergic reaction, which usually itches, but again can instead cause pain. Local cooling can be helpful, & anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen may be used. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What's the best alternative to cortisone for treatment of skin inflammation?

What's the best alternative to cortisone for treatment of skin inflammation?

Steroid alternative: There are steroid alternatives in topical formulation. Such include, Elidel (pimecrolimus) and protopic, unfortunately, these are nit much more effective than Hydrocortisone and are very expensive. Wwww.drbader.com. ...Read more

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I was presribed predisone for my skin inflammation however, im still getting over a serious chest cold. When should I start taking the medication?

I was presribed predisone for my skin inflammation however, im still getting over a serious chest cold. When should I start taking the medication?

As prescribed: Yes you should start taking the meds. As prescribed as the prescribing doctor must know that you are recovering from chest cold, no relations.. ...Read more

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I have skin inflammation from injection of pegintron at the place of injecting what can I do & can I use any topical cream?

I have skin inflammation from injection of pegintron at the place of injecting what can I do & can I use any topical cream?

Yes: Injection site reactions can certainly happen from interferon. Some things that you can do include slowing down the injection, topical creams (antiseptic, corticosteroid, aloe), and antihistamines (benadryl). Also, make sure you do not always inject in the same place. Rotate the sites of injection. ...Read more

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Can taking zinc help with skin inflammation from acne?

Can taking zinc help with skin inflammation from acne?

Probably not: There are other reasons not to take zinc. It will upset your stomach and can make you copper deficient. To manage your acne, use topical benzoyl peroxide. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who will add prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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Is it fine to use a solution with alcohol or any skincare with alcohol denat or should I stop (Acne prone skin)(Inflammation)?

Is it fine to use a solution with alcohol or any skincare with alcohol denat or should I stop (Acne prone skin)(Inflammation)?

Benzoyl peroxide: Those products are likely to irritate. More beneficial would be a 5% Benzoyl peroxide cream or gel, applied thinly at night and washed off each morning. These are available OTC. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Skin Redness (Definition)

Skin redness is a common symptom of inflammation or ...Read more