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How to heal sores on delicate skin and delicate skin areas?

How to heal sores on delicate skin and delicate skin areas?

Many options: Maintain good hygiene , clean sores with peroxide/antibiotic cream/ eat healthy foods-fruits & veggies, take multivitamins / vitamin c, may need antibiotic tablets if it becomes pussy etc if its recurrent get checked for diabetes or immunodeficiency. Go see your primary dr for a thorough evaluation! ...Read more

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Could vaseline heal nair burns?

Could vaseline heal nair burns?

Nair Skin burn: It could help to keep skin moisturized. Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does bio-oil help remove skin scars of skin abraisions?

Does bio-oil help remove skin scars of skin abraisions?

Probably not: Most products only improve the appearance of the scar but do not totally remove it. ...Read more

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Hot to relieve sun burned skin on my face?

Hot to relieve sun burned skin on my face?

Sunburn: Cooling off the burn can help at first with cool compresses using ice and cold water. Over the counter Hydrocortisone or prescription creams can help. Taking oral Ibuprofen pills can help reduce the inflammation and offer fast relief. If there are actual blisters, you need to watch for infection. ...Read more

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Does epsom salt heal skin rashes?

Does epsom salt heal skin rashes?

No: People occasionally use it for swelling but I do not advise it. See a doctor for a proper diagnosis of your rash and get a prescription to get rid of your problem. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera helpful for sun burned skin?

Is aloe vera helpful for sun burned skin?

Yes: Aloe vera contains anti-inflammatory acids. Aloe vera soothes inflammed, burned or irritated skin 7 decreases the chance of skin infections. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Not necessarily: Aloe (straight from the plant) can be helpful for healing burns or abrasions. But it is not an acne treatment. Some people can have significant sensitivity to aloe. Take care. ...Read more

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Silverex ointment for burns heals scars ?

Silverex ointment for burns heals scars ?

NO: This has no effect on scars. Used on severe burns at the time of injury. Vite is an old one, seen to work the same as vaseline. Many products clamor for your attention to "heal" scars. They want your money. If you have asignificant scar, see a dermatogist has no effect on scars. Used for severe burns. Vit e is an old one long noted to be as effective as vaseline. Lots of things. ...Read more

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Breakout every 4-7 weeks in lesions, abrasions, leaves scars and purple bruises. Entire body. Minor burn/ itching and spots darkening in skin. Ideas?

Skin is being weird: I would get to a doctor with this right away. Especially with it leaving scars, you want to get to the bottom of what's going on, even if it's something as simple as acne. Other things that come to mind include staph infections, drug allergies, or other less common systemic skin allergies. ...Read more

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Does aloe Vera really help in healing wounds and scars?

Doesn't hurt.: There are many ways and medications used to prevent and treat scarring. None are 100 percent tried and true. Keep the wound moist initially. Don' let the scar get sun, use good sunscreen You may massage the wound gently after initial healing with a good moisturizer , this is where the aloe comes in. If there is keloiding , excessive scarring, see your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small bumps all over my burnt skin after sunburn. Is that normal healing phase?

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Small bumps all over my burnt skin after sunburn. Is that normal healing phase?

Inflammation: After a sunburn, there is inflammation which then causes swelling. Pockets of swelling are the little bumps you feel. If the sunburn is severe, then we develop blisters, with top layer of skin is separated and becomes fluid filled. For this reason, if you knew you had too much sun, taking Ibuprofen and applying aloe immediately can potentionally reduce its severity. ...Read more

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Heard that fractional laser treatments help improve skin by removing layers of skin. The healing process restores growth to damaged areas. True?

Heard that fractional laser treatments help improve skin by removing layers of skin. The healing process restores growth to damaged areas. True?

Different lasers: Fractional lasers may be ablative (remove tissue) or non-ablative (heat tissue). The technology was designed to reduce recovery time and risks of traditional co2 lasers by creating small zones of injury with adjacent tissue to heal the area (like spot welding or pixels). Co2 lasers take 10 days to heal and red lasts 3 months. Ablative fractional takes 3-4 days to heal with 3-4 weeks of redness. ...Read more

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How to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

How to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

Some HC cream helps: Usually, when a person gets over-irritated skin or overly-dry skin after using acne medications, she can decrease or stop the acne medication (if they are over-the-counter, or if her doctor says that is ok to do), and then try some hydrocortisone cream (HC cream) on the irritated areas for a few days. Avoiding too much sun exposure on irritated skin is also helpful. ...Read more

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I burned upper lip area w undiluted tea tree oil. The skin scabbed&now new skin formed is pink.will it scar or return to normal Color? How long ?

I burned upper lip area w undiluted tea tree oil. The skin scabbed&now new skin formed is pink.will it scar or return to normal Color? How long ?

Skin oil burn: No this sounds like a simple superficial partial thickness skin burn so will heal with out scarring and it should return to normal 3-6 months but it depends how many melanocytes you took out with the burn so it may be pale for a long while until that area becomes repopulated with skin color cells aka melancocytes. thanks ...Read more

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Leps burned by sun, wound does not heal due to saliva. Suggestions ?

Leps burned by sun, wound does not heal due to saliva. Suggestions ?

Burn medication: Please consult your physician for an Rx for specific burn medication. You can try a very thin ( pea sized drop) of OTC antibiotic ointment until Rx is called in. ...Read more

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