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How Do I Control The Spreading Of Hives
I have many mosquito bites on my legs and cannot stop itching them to the point of bleeding how can I stop the itching? Otc cortesone didn't help
Natural process: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more
Antihistamines: Whether the hives are localized or generalized, the first line treatment for hives is oral antihistamines. There are several new generation antihistamines including zyrtec, Allegra and claritin (loratadine). The distribution of one sided is curious. Take a photo and see an allergist or dermatologist. They can assist in determining cause and more specific treatment. ...Read more
Do you mean Acne?: I assume u mean Acne? Acne is not contagious like a virus or poison ivy, and doesn't spread by touch. Acne is due to a combination of androgen hormone activity, excessive sebum production, clogged pores, inflammation and secondary infection. Individuals are affected differently in severity and affected areas. There are several treatment options depending on severity. See ur dr to discuss options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic reaction: Urticaria are caused by an allergic reaction. Prevention centers around avoiding the substance that you are allergic to. Common causes are medications, certain foods, cat dander, just to name a few. An OTC anti-histamine can help with itching but ultimately you and doctor will need to determine the source of your allergy. Good luck. ...Read more
Anesthetic cream?: A mild anesthetic cream might help, with active ingredient benzocaine. But not an "anti-itch" cream with hydrocortisone, which could delay healing. Brief treatment (1-2 days) with acyclovir or valacyclovir can speed healing if started at the very beginning of an outbreak, before it blisters. Even better, take either drug continuously to prevent outbreaks. Talk with doctor about a prescription. ...Read more
I take birth control for cysts but it's causing me to breakout really bad! How do I get rid of the acne and is this normal? The acne also itches badly
What to do if i'm in sooooo much pain! my whole body from the neck down is cover of flea bites!how do I get rid of the iching?
Flea bites: Use antiseptic soap to wash the flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bites or take antihistamines for itching. A paste made of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water can be applied to bites. The bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. Many people elect to hire an exterminator. ...Read more
How do I prevent the enlarged cheek fat or puffiness of the face from taking birth control pills?
Not a side effect: Most women have no problems with birth control pills, but occasionally side effects such as breakthrough bleeding, nausea, headaches, mood changes, or breast tenderness. Most women do not gain weight with the pill. "cheet fat/puffiness" is not something that i would say is likely to be due to the pill. ...Read more
I have acne scars all over my cheeks and the side of my arms, what medication do you recommend to get rid of them?
Serious Rx: I am VERY sorry you've ended up with scarring, and even more sorry that you're not already under the care of a competent physician who should have been managing this all along. A combination of topical benzoyl peroxide plus an antibiotic may be enough, or the oral contraceptive pill, spironolactone, or isotretinoin may clear you. You can't remove the scars but you can stop new ones from forming. ...Read more
How worried should I be about the rashes the mosquito bites have caused & how do I get rid of the rashes?? I've had the rashes since the 4th of July
Dermatologist: Mosquito bites can become secondarily infected, but the infected skin(cellulitis) wouldn't lie relatively dormant for over 2 weeks untreated without significant consequences. The rashes may be a allergic response to the bites. A dermatologist can advise you best after examining you. ...Read more
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more
What is the safest birth control to take for water weight gain swellind of the arms legs breast during menstrual cycle dr recently put me on beyaz to treat the symptoms but do not like what i hear about the pill
Combination "pill": An oral contraceptive, which is a combination of both estrogen and Progesterone will be the safest oral contraceptive. Progesterone only in high dosage prevents ovulation 97-99% of the time and estrogen negative feedback on the leutinizing hormone prevents lh surge, which is necessary for ovulation.Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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