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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
I can feel the pain from nerve damage run down my head or wherever it is at the moment. Is this pain treatable and what damage is this causing?
Seecondary Headache : Your question is too general, however in your case the most important is to rule out secondary type of headache. These headaches are symptomatic of an underlying cause: head trauma, headache with vascular disorders or without vascular disorders (ex. High CSF pressure) or headaches with non-cephalic infection like viral, bacterial or other. My recommendation is to see headache neurologist. ...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
I'm 16&have untreated Plagiocephaly , i wore a helmet as a baby, but it didn't help treat it. I suffer from a daily migraine disorder, could this be linked to it? and is it treatable? I hate the shape of my head!! thank you!!
Not related to shape: Your migraine headaches are unlikely to be related to your head shape. You should see a neurologist for help with treatment of the headaches. At this time, altering your head shape will be a very difficult issue since the bones of your skull have been fused for many years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The muscle in my ear makes a double click when I move my head and people around me can hear. Have had this for months. Is this treatable.
Not your ear: The sound is not likely coming from the ear itself, or a muscle at all. More likely a ligament or bone in your upper neck is the source. You would be wise to start off with a visit to,your family doctor, especially if he/she is a DO. In any case, a physiatrist may be able to help you sort this out. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Best way to treat a 3" burn from an iron? Top layer of skin (brown and puffed) torn off by a bandaid after 24 hours, leaving raw skin.
Keep it greased: Your best end result will occur if you keep it clean and protected. Any antibacterial ointment or petroleum jelly should work. Keep it greased until the area is less vulnerable, probably 3-5 days and look out for signs of infection. You may cover it to avoid transferring ointment to your clothes or to keep dirt out. Good luck! ...Read more
How do you treat loose scrotum skin of one testicle, after a chemical burn accident? Skin wasn't torn. No pain in testis but left testicle became sensitive, hangs very low and sends numbs to left foot
After debridment of torn lateral meniscus, large ulcer defect at lateral femoral condyl (grade 2) is discovere, is't treatable? What are my options?
Isotretinoin: Shiny/greasy appearance means your skin produces a lot of sebum (oil). Astringents help temporarily, but the only effective long-term remedy is low-dose Isotretinoin (accutane), which must be prescribed by a physician. No matter what you have heard, oily skin does not wrinkle less than dry skin; the two phenomena are not related. ...Read more
Toasted Skin: Toasted skin syndrome, medically called erythema ab igne, is a skin condition that results from exposure to high heat directly against the skin. You may use some pure aloe, or Vitamin E, or walnut oil on the areas to help them heal faster and reduce pigmentation change. Skin should return to its normal condition in a few weeks. ...Read more
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