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How Can I Get Rid Of Scabies
Difficult: You want to see a dermatologist and get a prescription for a medication like elimite (permethrin). You will tx your whole body once, then repeat in one week. It is also critical to address your clothing linens , etc. Your dermatologist will go into details about how to address each area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure: Eczema can be controlled but not cured. Routine skin care includes avoidance of drying the skin by avoiding hot baths, perfumed soaps and the routine use of moisturizing creams. Treatments usually involve topical cortisone often supplemented with oral antihistamines and either Protopic or elidel (pimecrolimus). Occasionly oral antibiotics may become necessary. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Can't, yet. : Herpes can be managed with antiviral medications, which can both treat and suppress outbreaks. Depending on frequency, your doctor can help decide what's best for you. Although most people have fewer outbreaks after several years, and rarely may eventually clear the virus, there is no cure yet. ...Read more
Treating psoriasis: There's no cure for psoriasis, but there are many ways to treat it. Treatment depends on severity and location. There are medicated shampoos and liquid or gel medications for the scalp. To[pical steroids and vitamin d products (dovonex, vectical) and tar are used on most body areas. Ultraviolet light helps many people. Internal meds like methotrexate, soriatane, enbrel, etc. Help severe psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scabies: First in many instances the product that is available over the counter is no longer strong enough to rid yourself of these bugs. There is a prescription strength of Permethrin cream at 5% concentration and there is a pill that many physicians are now prescribing to rid you of these bugs. Your family physician should be able to help you get treated. ...Read more
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Newborn or adult?: If in a newborn, leave it alone and it will resolve itself within a few weeks of life. Milia on the eyelids are caused by the plugging of hair follicles by keratin. Puncture of the lesions with a pin may resolve the issue. You may not want to try it at home and have your doctor do it instead. ...Read more
You can't.: "herpes is forever" because..... So far you can only minimize symptom distress (a bit), prevent (some) outbreaks and not spread it to others (as much). But i know no definite way to get rid of it from your system . Sorry. Always use condoms unless you'd still want to conceive - probably not, right? Do this for sure if you have sores. Stay healthy and reduce stress. Best! ...Read more
Real science here: On the skin or mucosal surfaces, candida generally response to simple measures. Deep candida infections are seen only in critical illness. "Systemic candida" is a cult diagnosis and its believers never seem to be cured. Most physicians don't believe in it; if you've self-diagnosed, get with an evidence-based holist in your community for guidance. ...Read more
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