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Herbal Treatment For Red Hands
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
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 am looking for the dermatologist who treats nail fungus on hand by laser. All other treatments has bee exhausted. Any suggestions? Thank you
Call laser company: It may help to call laser company for referral to who has equipment. Sciton laser company has attachment to their system for the treatment of nail fungus with a ndyag laser. Go to scitonlaser.Com and enter info forr referral to doctor who has equipment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your Dr.: Lichen planus is an inflammatory disorder of the mucosal soft tissue. It is best treated with Prednesone a corticosteriod prescription medication and evaluated by your doctor in 7 - 10 days. The hot red bloatchy skin might be a reaction that is occurring from the application of the home remedies. It is best to have them reviewed by your doctor before further use. ...Read more
Dark circles - eyes: Dark circles under the eyes can be a result of allergies and the resulting congestion in the sinuses that cause a back up of blood in the venous system in the face. Try some allergy medicines and decongestants to see if that helps you. Sleeping on a slight incline may help with "drainage" of the area too- one case where gravity is actually good! ...Read more
Sure it's chillblain: Are you sure it is chillblains? Eyelids are an unusual place (usually they occur in fingers or toes from cold exposure). In any case, easy and nonharmful treatments include keeping the eyelids warm but dry (may try a hair dryer), tincture of benzoin with iodine applied to the affected area (if u canfind it; don't glue the eyelids shut, though). 1% hydrocortisone cream for a few days cd help. TTYD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How many IPL treatments for nose skin telangiectasia are needed to see an effect? I don't notice any improvement after 3 treatments, is this normal?
May not be ever work: The IPL light source is a flash lamp, the same as many lasers, but the energy delivered is much less. The best laser treatment for telangectasias is the tunable or pulsed dye laser. The IPL frequencies cover most of the visible spectrum; whereas, the pulsed dye laser is tuned to the colour of oxygenated hemoglobin. The sheer power is much greater with the pulsed dye also. ...Read more
For treating plantar warts with patches, should I be cleaning dead skin away in between treatments?
That's such a broad: question. some homemade products are ok. but purchased products are typically much more advanced so i would not do homemade if you are looking for anti aging. But if you want a mask for your skin, some homemade products are fine ...Read more
Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy for vascular health & support? Any interactions
Horse chestnut supplements 300 mg.: Yes, Standardized Extract With added Rutin A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian/Vegan Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is commonly used in European herbalism. It has many active constituents, including saponins and flavones, which have been scientifically shown to support the integrity of the vascular system and connective tissue. Rutin, a powerful free radical scavenger,... ...Read more
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
Is there a home treatment that i can use to treat dark spots or other scars? Is laser treatment expensive?
Do these things!: Alternate tar versus zinc pyrithione shampoos, every other day. Have your doctor prescribe Fluconazole 200mg twice weekly and go on Doxycycline 100mg twice daily. If these fail, Methotrexate sc one day per week should be tried. Finally, you have several biologics that work well, but are not needed by the majority of sufferers! ...Read more
I have facial seborrheic dermatitis & its getting bad. What OTC products can help me treat it? Is there a daily face care treatment available?
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
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