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What are some home remedies for sunburn relief & ways to prevent peeling?

What are some home remedies for sunburn relief & ways to prevent peeling?

Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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An intense inflammatory response to excessive exposure to the sun that causes damage ...Read more


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Home remedies for sun burn?

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Home remedies for sun burn?

Ibuprofen and aloe: To reduce the immediate inflammation from a sunburn, Ibuprofen (ie advil, (ibuprofen) motrin) every 6 hours and frequent application of moisturizers such as sarna, aloe or Hydrocortisone containing lotion will help. Drink plenty of fluids to remain hydrate. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies to help heal mouth sores?

What are some good home remedies to help heal mouth sores?

My favorite:: Mix together equal amounts of milk of magnesia or kaopectate and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Milk of magnesia and kaopectate both contain ingredients that coat wet tissues, such as those in the mouth. Benylin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) contain ingredients that act as mild topical anesthetics and antihistamines (which reduce inflammation). Dab it on your canker sores with a q-tip. Don't swallow it. ...Read more

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How to treat a sunburn with home remedies like vinegar?

How to treat a sunburn with home remedies like vinegar?

Not vinegar.: Vinegar will make you smell like a salad, but won't do much of anything for your sunburn. Apply cool washcloths and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. And please learn the lesson that mr. Sun is trying to teach you; enjoy his warmth and light, but respect his power. ...Read more

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Home remedy to remove pimples scars?

Home remedy to remove pimples scars?

Vitamin E is good: for the skin and MAY help scarring. It's easier to buy a bottle of vitamin E at the drug store and apply that rather than opening capsules. Peace and good health. Neat, clean, and being a nice person is more important than scars. ...Read more

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Home remedies to cure cold sores fast?

Home remedies to cure cold sores fast?

Lysine?: Cures are difficult. Palliative treatment (less pain while healing) include otc's like zylactin, herpecin. If cold sores are frequent and debilitating, your doctor can prescribe preventative medicines. Staying healthy helps cold sores heal faster. Some believe lysine helps. ...Read more

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Most effective temperature to shower to heal acne?

Most effective temperature to shower to heal acne?

Forget it: Please forgive my frankness. Shower water won't help, or not much. Today all acne is fairly easy to treat effectively by scientific medicine, and anyone who's being prevented from getting the benefits is being done a grave disservice. If benzoyl peroxide fails after 2 weeks, get with your physician and find which of many choices is right for you. ...Read more

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How to treat dry skin. Home remidies?

How to treat dry skin. Home remidies?

Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read more

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How to treat acne at home ? like home remedies ?

How to treat acne at home ? like home remedies ?

Scientific Rx: The "pop" remedies -- lemon, pepper, honey -- won't help. Some are cruel pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength meds. Being 17 is difficult enough without having acne -- today's meds can keep you clear though it's not pleasant until the disease self-cures. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedies to lighten acne scars?

What is the best home remedies to lighten acne scars?

SPF & Hydroquinone: After the pimple goes away, it can leave a blemish called pih (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.) the inflammation causes the pigment cells to make too much pigment. Sun exposure can make it worse, so a good physical uv sunblock will helps it from getting darker. A skin lightener would be needed to fade the pigment. Hydroquinone 4% is known to work, but requires a prescription. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to remove acne scars?

What are some home remedies to remove acne scars?

Not a good idea.: Several options are available, but none can be done at home. The most effective treatment, in my opinion, is laser abrasion, which smoothes out the edges of the scars to make them less visible. Find a dermatologist who has done lots and lots of them; you don't want a beginner doing this procedure. And you don't want to try it at home. ...Read more

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How long do cold sores take to heal? And i'd there any home remedies to speed up the healing process? It looks horrible, help me!

Usually a week: No vitamin has any effect on herpes. If you take a prescription med. It will make it heal faster. I prescribe valacyclovir 2 gram as soon as you feel it coming.You need to have it handy because the best result occurs if you take it as soon as you feel the first tingling. The standard use is to take a 2nd dose 12 hours later. Otc creams and prescription cream are not very effective. ...Read more

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Is there home remedies to treat scabbies?

Is there home remedies to treat scabbies?

Scabies: Yes, there are over the counter medications to treat scabies. In your pharmacy, look for products that contain the drug permethrin. If you have trouble finding them, ask your pharmacist for help. ...Read more

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How to fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

How to fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

Can't be done: Depressed scars can only be managed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or filler. Hyperpigmented scars may respond to a hydroquinone bleach but you risk disfiguring yourself. Red marks where lesions are healing can't be made to fade and they need to be red because they're new vessels promoting healing. Best is to treat your acne aggressively & prevent new lesions. ...Read more

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Best home remedies to cure pink eye?

Best home remedies to cure pink eye?

Pink eye: Cool compresses if the cause is allergy. Mild antibiotic eye drops if infection. Warm compresses applied to the closed eye to ease the discomfort. ...Read more

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What home remedies can I use to treat toenail fungus?

What home remedies can I use to treat toenail fungus?

Several treatments.: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but very rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to remove tan in 6 weeks?

What are home remedies to remove tan in 6 weeks?

Tan: Your tan is likely to fade naturally in six weeks due to skin cells dying off and new ones being formed. More importantly, focusing on skin color rather than on the quality of behavior, cleanliness, etc. can be misguided. Please and good health. ...Read more

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What's the best home ingredients to take away pimples overnight?

What's the best home ingredients to take away pimples overnight?

NONE: No home ingredients will help you. Successful treatment depends on the type & severity of acne. Usually we need 3 months or more for results. Acne is NOT due to dirt, diet, or stress. Adult women get best results from prescription spironolactone pills. There are a variety of creams. Choice depends on cost, type of skin, type of acne. ...Read more