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How Do I Get Rid Of Prickly Heat
Stop and Rehydrate.: Heat cramps are thought to from heavy exercise or over exertion during hot weather. This type of weather causes an excessive amount of sweating which can cause dehydration. Along with the loss of water is a loss of electrolytes. This is thought to cause the cramping. Best to start drinking an electrolyte and salt replenishing product such as Gatorade. Cooling your body down will also help. ...Read more
You cant: True heat stroke patients are too sick to care for themselves. They are frequently comatose or lethargic. Thte best way to cool is evaporative cooling - continuous water spray with big fans. You probably mean heat exhaustion. Water electrolyte cold shower. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SCROTUM RASH: How long have you had it? Change your soap to a milder one (dove or cetaphil); change your clothing detergent to all free & clear; wear boxer (not jockey) shorts. If it persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Not fast. Aloe: Barbadensis (aloe vera) can reduce redness, pain, itching ; swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory ; antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. You can also place cool, moist compresses over the skin. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories ; Acetaminophen can be very helpful. Benedryl can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't >. ...Read more
Hot Weather Rashes: Heat can cause friction and sweating, both of which can lead to rashes, especially in folds. See your dermatologist for a correct diagnosis and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Milia: are tiny white bumps that occur when keratin becomes trapped below the skin's surface. Most go away on their own and in most cases, no treatment is recommended. Attempts to treat milia outside of a dermatologist's office can result in infection and scarring. Some people have had success by using saunas or steam baths. ...Read more
Head sores: Treating sores of the scalp depends on the cause, of which there are many. Eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, fungal/bacterial infection, parasitic infestation, chemical irritation, chronic scratching/tic disorder, etc. etc. Your healthcare practitioner or dermatologist can help you sort this out! ...Read more
Moisturize skin: Key is to moisturize often, especially right after bathing or washing. Look for a moisturizer that is unscented, because additives and fragrances can irritate the skin. For the most moisture protection, choose a thicker ointment.Short bath in lukewarm water with colloidal oatmeal can help ease itching. Cold compresses sometimes help. ...Read more
Will take its course: Common cold is caused by a virus and there is no antibiotic used to treat it. It is self limiting and usually one gets better within 5 to7 days.But you can take some symptomatic meds like decogestants with or without cough medicine if you need relief for cough and Tylenol or Ibuprofen for aches or fever. And drink plenty fluids and refrain from smoking ...Read more
Dry skin is itchy: skin, So first start with moisturizing your skin, but when you say pain, I would go in to see a derm to get more details on symptoms. Have you had blood work? Are there any other symptoms, (headache,GI, lungs)? You need a workup if you are having more than just itching. ...Read more
A Pain in the Neck: Stretching, stretching and more stretching. Regular stretching is essential to help relax and condition the muscles of the neck since they are under constant tension, especially if you sleep in a bad position. Ensure proper support in the cervical curvature with a properly positioned pillow or support while sleeping. Heat, massage and trigger point injections may also help in severe cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't: My daughter always felt she had fat fingers. While ovderweight individuals may have a little more fatty tissue in their fingers than a thinner person, the overall amount of fatty tissue in the fingers is small. So even losing weight may not slim down your fingers all that much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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