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Herbal Treatment For Thickening Of The Skin On The Fingers
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
In regards to HIV having access to the bloodstream, isn't the skin on the palm of the hands different from the other skin on the body? Isn't it thin?
HIV: Skin on the palms of the hands is no more susceptible to acquisition of HIV infection than any other area. Hiv is simply not transmitted in this fashion, and it is not very easy to get. You need either unprotected sex with an hiv+ person with a high viral load, sharing of needles or blood or body parts. You may find this website helpful www.Onhealth.Com/human_immunodeficiency_virus_hiv_aids/article.Htm. ...Read more
Chin Cervix?: I'm sorry but the two do not go together... Can you restate your question? ...Read more
Whats the most effective treatment to itching and ance in skin of external anal? ,whats the effect of vaseline on it?!
Depends on cause: I would encourage you to have an inspection by a physician. Itching could be an allergic reaction, a hygiene issue, hemorrhoids or other GI problem including infection. Vaseline is generally safe as it hydrates the skin and is non-reactive. Consider using wet wipes after having a bowel movement. If you have acne nearby, consider over the counter washes. ...Read more
the tips of my babys fingers are a tan colour compared to the rest of her, from the joint below the nail to the tip. It's the skin around the nail
Skin color: You didn't mention the age of your baby or the skin color of the rest of your baby. Color of skin around nail tends to be the same color as the palm of the hands. ...Read more
What's the diagnosis of a swelling on the head, between the hair and the forehead, and it's having the same color of the skin?
Difficult: resurfacing fractional lasers help reduce the scars but a great result is only 50% improvement, deep chemical peels by a trained MD help as well. Dermadbrasion and possibly the dermapen can reduce the scars to a lesser degree ...Read more
My 'friend' has a skin infection at the base of his penis on the underside. Any OTC treatments for this?
Time to see a doc...: Infections around the genitals can be bacterial (something like folliculitis) or viral (like herpes). Both are treatable with the right medication - and both respond better to meds the sooner you start on the medication - but the only way to know is to see a doctor. Have your 'friend' see them soon! best of luck! ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Itchy and reddening of the skin of the penis(outer), what are the reasons and remedy for this? Is it a fungal infection?
Balanitis: Inflammation of the glans penis is called balanitis. It's more common w/uncircumcised males & depending on cause may be associated w/systemic complaints like joint pain, mouth sores, swollen glands & feeling overall 'bad'. Most commonly due to candida but as well from gc or syphilis, hpv, herpes infection, streptrichomonas, gardnerella, autoimmune diseases, contact dermatitis and other skin dis'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyperpigmentation: You must a sunblock, at least spf 30, preferably with zinc so the discoloration doesn't get worse and so your treatment has a chance to work. Otc: glycolic acid, kojic acid, retinol, hydroquinone. If those don't work, see your dermatologist for products that are very effective. ...Read more
See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the severity and how responsive it is to treatment. Psoriasis is a disease where the body attacks its own wrapper from within. For some folks, all it takes is some topical medicines and maybe steroids. Other folks require more powerful medications that turn down the immune system. You need to work with your doc to decide what works best in your case. ...Read more
What are possible causes of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand? The affected area is the end of the fingers.
Possibly infection: More information is needed to determine the cause. What is the color of the fluid in the blisters, clear, colored ? Is it painful ? Redness and swelling are signs of infection and infections of the hand can spread rapidly. This can be a viral or bacterial infection, or possibly a contact dermatitis (irritation of the skin). However it is not something to wait and watch. ...Read more
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