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Herbal Treatment For Rash Between Fingers
Is there any cure for psoriasis? What precautions can one take for the psoriasis effect around the fingers and knuckles?
Psoriasis: Different from the traditional systemic drugs that impact the entire immune system, biologics target specific parts of the immune system. The biologics used to treat psoriatic diseases act by blocking the action of a specific type of immune cell called a t cell, or by blocking proteins in the immune system, such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) or interleukins 12 and 23. No cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment is available for finger contraction in severe rheumatoid arthritis. Is urgent treatment needed for fingers contracted over 12 hrs?
Nerve or joint: You may have subluxation of the finger joint or a dislocated joint. The finger problem can also be due to abnormal pull of a tendon that has slipped. Hopefully that there is no nerve paralysis causing your finger deformity. Yes you should see your rheumatologist as soon as possible who may refer you to an occupational therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For lupus Rash,which cream is better; PROTOPIC 0.1% or ELIDEL (pimecrolimus) 1% ? and please describe the difference between the two. Thanks.
Protopic.: Protopic and Elidel (pimecrolimus) are calcineurin inhibitors -- anti-inflammatory topical medications. Most dermatologists (me included) feel that Protopic works better than Elidel (pimecrolimus), and neither works as well as steroid creams on inflammatory skin diseases such as lupus - but they lack the steroid-related side effect risks, so worth a try before going to a steroid cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the diagnosis and treatment( and home remedy) for multiple red iitchy blistered skin with pus in the neck for a 4-yr old female child?
Various: Your child may have a bacterial infection. For a home remedy, i would try putting a quarter cup of bleach into a half full bathtub and soak in it, followed by patting the child dry and moisturization. Repeat this three times per week, and seek help if it doesn't resolve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I used 5% perm cream (scabies) as prescribed. After treatment, there is no more itching but there are a few water blisters on my fingers! any medication?
Finding the cause: Burning in extremities is a sign of sick nerves (neuropathy). Several common causes include diabetes, thyroid disease, b12 (rarely before age 70), heavy metal poisoning (rare), toxicity from medications (DDI (didanosine) and other HIV medications... pretty common)> several of these are treatable conditions. Otherwise medications are the next best step. ...Read more
Are there natural treatmts for toe nail fungs or possible athletes feet? Is there a link w/ those issues and rosacea and dandruff , like yeast in body
Yes & No: Yes there are any natural treats for fungal nails and tinea pedis. Tea Tree and Castor oil are wonderful antimicrobial natural treatments directly on the nails and skin daily in healthy individuals. Many people have onychomycosis and tinea pedis without having rosacea and dandruff, so there does not appear to be a direct link. ...Read more
Hi doctors. What are difference between medicated toner and clindamycin solution? Which is more effective for pimples, redness & skin discoloration?
Both good: Medicated toners are usually salicylic acid over-the-counter while Clindamycin is a prescribed antibiotic. They can be used together, or you can use Clindamycin with benzoyl peroxide. If the acne's on your trunk, your physician may add a systemic antibiotic for a short time. Glad your acne is being managed. ...Read more
How can I tell the difference (symptom-wise) between jock itch and male yeast infection? Is there a recommended OTC treatment that'll cure both?
Pattern : Jock itch or tinea cruris usually has flaking or scaling at the edges in the groin area or thigh. It also expands in continuous circles or rings. Yeast infections tend to be brighter red and at the edges will have small scattered red dots or satellite lesions which are near the edge but may not touch the edge. Both can be treated with topical cream like ketoconazole or loprox (ciclopirox). See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Groin Rash: Most rashes in the perineal or groin area are due to fungus. The phrase that we grew up with is 'jock itch'. There are several anti-fungal options over the counter. So, many of these rashes do not need prescriptions. But, if you are not getting better or have pain as well please get in to see a trusted medical advisor. ...Read more
For treating plantar warts with patches, should I be cleaning dead skin away in between treatments?
New Option: The Monolisa CO2 laser represents a new approach to lichen sclerosis which is typically treated with Estrogen or topical steroid cream. A few studies have been done but there is not enough data for a definitive answer. A few of the studies are listed here: http://www.monalisatouch.com/scientific-area/ ...Read more
Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more
Duct tape: A frequently successful treatment is to put duct tape on the wart and leave it there for several weeks. Sounds weird but there is a fairly high success rate with this technique. ...Read more
Foot skin rash itchy and spreading between toes, what to do? I have used curash that stops itchiness for a few hours.
Fungal foot rash: It appears to be athlete's feet often a rash due to sweating. Aerate your feet at home and wear sandals instead of a closed shoe or sneaker. You can apply over the counter med: Lotrimin cream 1% 3x/d for a month or so until rash resolves (slow growing). Welcome to Health tap! Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
What is the best treatment for haileys hailed skin disease? My friend has constant breakouts and ends up on abx. The creams don't help. Any advances?
See : A skilled dermatologist as there are other treatments available ...Read more
Skin of my hand peels off...Doctors recommended me medicine namely cesol -s ..What could be the reasons for my condition?
Psoriasis or eczema?: It is difficult to diagnose without an examination. Persistent dermatitis of hands an vary from eczema to contact dermatitis to psoriasis depending on the examination and evaluation. A dermatologist should evaluate persistent eruptions. I have no idea what cesol-s is. ...Read more
Itching on Shoulder in evening from DLE(Steriod Cream not working)can the new version of Hydroxychloroquine tablets be useful for Skin Discoid Lupus?
Yes: Yes, hydroxychloroquine is effective for many discoid and systematic lupus patients. ...Read more
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