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How Can Cashmere Or Wool Be Treated In Order To Prevent Scratching And Itching
Itching: I don't there are any things you can treat wool with to keep them from causing itching. I may be wrong but I have not heard of anything. Often just wearing a light t-shirt underneath will help. ...Read more
Took a trip to the beach and got severe heat rash leading to itching. Does psych medicine cause skin to not sweat and create heat rash? Treatments?
Psychiatric Meds: Some psychiatric medications make a person more senstive to the sun, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help regarding your particular medications. You can also research all psych meds on the soundmindz.Org web site. Best. ...Read more
Skin Rash due to allergy can spread further even if trigger is removed or only infection can spread not allergical skin rash? Comments?
Not allergy: One may have darkened skin from scratching leading to overpigmentation but allergic skin conditions (atopic ezcema, allergic contact dermatitis etc) per se does not cause darkened skin. On the flip side, too much scratching may also lead to loss in melanin on the skin leading to a white area called vitiligo. First thing, stop scratching. Rx bleaching cream may help to lighten up the darken area. ...Read more
What OTC can you recommend to calm down the symptoms related to skin contact with fiberglass? Redness inflammation stinging.
Remove it from skin.: I've had fiberglass in my skin, so i know it's miserable. 1 method: add 1 cup epsom salt into boiling water. Add this mix to warm bath & soak affected area x 30 min or longer. Rinse w cool water. Method #2: gently apply duct tape to affected area & then quickly rip off. Don't push don't too firmly because the glass fibers may embed deeper in your skin. Note: may remove hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do to prevent heel rashes in winter ? Also suggest ointment or medicine for dry skin and lips also.Thank u
I wouldn't-toxic: Years ago a faculty member recomended i try wd40 ( a thin petrolium product) for my hunting related bites. It worked so well I have been using it in my practice for decades. It seems to sufficate the buggers but it also has an anti-itch effect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son seems to be allergic to neosporin . How can I remove it from.his skin and prevent further reaction?
Can toe fungus be spread to fingernails and possibly to scalp ? If so , what specifically can one do ? What to use and how often ? Thank you
Not likely: I am assuming that when you say toe fungus you mean toe nail fungus. This does not usually spread to other areas. These are always very difficult to treat and needs a very long term treatment. If it is not symptomatic like causing secondary bacterial infection, then the best thing is to leave it alone and not treat. ...Read more
Is it possible to be prone to yeast infections around ovulation? If so, what can I do to prevent it? Or to prevent yeast infections in general
Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?
Allergies = Itching: One of the most common symptoms associated with allergies is itching. The itchiness can occur in your nose, eyes, mouth, or skin. Allergy testing will document what items you are allergic to as well as telling how allergic you are to each item. Eczema is often allergically mediated and may simply be another manifestation of your allergies. ...Read more
My nails are so short that you can see the second layer of skin underneath. Can this cause infection or increased allergic reaction to soap?
Can there be anything i can coat my wedding band with to prevent allergic reactions to the nickel?
Ringworm seems to be persisting and spreading with help from a teddy bear. Teddy is old and fragile. Can I freeze him to kill the fungus & spores?
What would be a good way to control or kill dengue & other mosquitoes in homes easily and effectively ?
Tips: Keep roof gutters clean from debris. Don’t allow standing water – empty kiddy pools & change water in birdbaths regularly. Many outdoor items can be purchased that have been pre-treated with permethrin. Use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. ...Read more
Depends: Soaps are useful in some forms or skin allergy, harmful in others & play no role in still others. With contact dermatitis due to poison oak or ivy washing exposed skin with soap & water immediately after exposure may limit absorption of plant allergens. Soap removes oils from the skin worsening eczema. Soap has no effect on hives. Hope that explanation helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excess oil: Usually due to hormones and genetics.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: You're tougher than to be killed by exposure of skin to an inert substance like fiberglass. ...Read more
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