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How Can I Treat Torn Skin
Torn Skin Issues: "torn skin" or any break in the skin is at risk for infection. If the wound is superficial enough then a bandage with antibacterial ointment should be sufficient. If the wound is deeper, it might require more care such as oral antibiotics or even sutures to close it. If the wound oozes pus, has an intense odor, or is red/inflamed, it is important to have it looked at by a healthcare professional. ...Read more
Vaseline: The best treatment is Vaseline petroleum jelly applied multiple times per day, to keep the area from drying out. If you notice any evidence of secondary bacterial infection, such as yellow crusting, apply bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment. In the future, consider threading for facial hair removal to avoid burns to the skin. ...Read more
I have a white patch on my skin, near my neck that appears occasionally. Is it something that is treatable?
Difficult to answer: Please get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Under the chest area, my skin is flake/scale like dry skin. A straight line from left side to right side for the last 6 years. What is this? Treatable
Rash: sounds like intertrgio. it can be treated with creams. better see your physician in person to be sure. ...Read more
Are there any skin rashes commonly associated with diabetes...Are they treatable and how can they be prevented.Help.thanks?
Diabetic skin issues: Yes-- there are some skin conditions specific to diabetics and other common ones that are more frequent in diabetics. A good discussion by the American Diabetes Association is at http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/skin-complications.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/. Good control of diabetes and normal skin care are the basics of prevention. ...Read more
After debridment of torn lateral meniscus, large ulcer defect at lateral femoral condyl (grade 2) is discovere, is't treatable? What are my options?
I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.
Salt water soaks: You may try salt water soaks but whatever you do, do not try to squeeze or pop it yourself. Take 1 table spoon of salt to a pint (large glass) of warm (not hot) tap water. Soak a wash cloth in it then let it sit on the "boil" for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times each day. This may help. ...Read more
Yes: In most cases, dermatitis is treatable, but there are many different reasons for dermatitis, i.e. Infection rash, sunburn, chemical exposure. Dermatitis is a broad term meaning "inflammation of the skin". Depending on the cause will determine the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By blood transfusion: In thalassemia patients who are very anemic, and have symptoms from their anemia, periodic transfusions is the usual treatment. If they have had many transfusions, their bodies will get iron overload from the past transfusions (chelation therapy to remove iron may be needed). The cure for thalassemia major is through bone marrow transplantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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