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How Do You Get Rid Of A Hickey
Depends: There are different types of scars from acne. Pits, craters, etc.. Often use of mechanical dermabrasion for crater-like scars helps reduce their visual effects. Occasionally dermal fillers help with these also. "ice-pick" like scars are more difficult to deal with, and may remain looking like enlarged pores. If very extensive and close together these are removed surgically to help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not fast. Aloe : Barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; acetomenophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. ...Read more
Give It Time: I'm assuming you're asking about a minor viral respiratory illness, like the common cold, etc. There are many such viruses and there is nothing we can do, once you are infected, to directly attack the virus itself. There are medications to improve symptoms, like fever, aches, etc. But antibiotics have no effect (unless you also have a bacterial infection too). Body will heal by itself most times. ...Read more
Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more
Put hand over it.: There is no way to make a bruise go away any faster than several days. You could camouflage it by beating yourself around the face and neck making the hickey a small part of a much larger injury, but i would never suggest that. Other than concealing it with clothes or makeup I am afraid you are out of luck. A warm compress could increase blood flow and potentially reduce total dwell time. ...Read more
Depends: Birthmarks can be variable in their color and cause. Vascular birthmarks can respond to laser treatment but there are other options. Pigmented birthmarks carry with them the concern for malignancy (i.e. Melanoma) and should be addressed with that in mind. I would suggest you find a good dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can consult with you on the best options for you. ...Read more
"love bite": Will resolve on its own in few days (unless it's an actual bite, in which case it should be cleansed with hot soapy water, dried, dressed with antibiotic ointment & protective covering; should then watch for signs of infection: more pain, redness, swelling, pus, red streaks. If those occur, see doc asap). Pimple masking cream can cover the discoloration if u wish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time, antibiotics: These things generally resolve by themselves with time. They hurt and itch but don't scratch or try to squeeze it. You might try some warm, moist compresses to encourage it to come to a head sooner. Antibiotic ointments (otc) can help. Don't play with it-can spread infection (potentially a very big deal, given the anatomy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options...: 65% of warts resolve on their own within 2yrs without treatment. If you like, you can try home remedies such duct tape, rubbing raw garlic over then cover, tea-tree oil application etc...Have been reported with success. Otc med such as compound -w etc...If severe or persistent, consult your doc as there many treatment options..Topicals vs freezing/electrodesication etc...Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spot treatment : Popping acne lesions at home can sometimes worsen the infection. Spot treatments for acne can contain benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, salicylic acid, sulfur, or other topical retinoids. Consulting a dermatologist to find a product which suits your skin is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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