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How Do You Get Rid Of Skin Discoloring Due To Holding And Smoking Cigarettes
Smoking stains: Continued smoking cessation remains the best way to get rid of skin discoloration from smoking cigarettes, as well as improving your overall health. Skin discoloration should fade over time with avoidance of the culprit (cigarettes), as the stained skin sloughs off naturally. Avoid use of harsh solvents in attempts to remove stains, as these can irritate & damage the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bad breath and dark circles under the eyes that seem to be permanent?
Good OH and airway: Bad breath can be treated with good oral hygiene and perio tx. Airway volume may be the problem. Narrow palate often leads to malocclusion, compromised periodontal health (ultimately bone loss and bad breadth), most importantly, less airway volume (reduction of oxygen intake). Expand the palate in children has proven to increase airway volume and reduced or eliminate dark circle under the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You have begun: 1st step, desire and seek support to stop a self destructive habit. Be insightful, what does the habit do, to/ for you. Be honest. What does it do against you. Seek knowledge. Make a plan. Make an informed plan. Most importantly us the power of your mind to visualize success. Do not be alone in this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get rid of natural freckles? Also is it good for your skin to use things like lemon juice to get rid of them.
Sun precautions: Freckles are a localized increase in pigment in your melanocytes and cannot be permanently removed. Decreasing sun exposure and sun protectice clothing and sunblocks topically are best. They can be lightened by a number of topicals including azealic acid, retinoids, kojic acid and colloidal oatmeal. These topicals are mild and slow acting. ...Read more
How do I soothe isopropyl alcohol-irritated skin? What will get rid of the discoloration fast? I used it to try to get rid of pimples.
Topical therapy : Isopropyl alcohol is a drying agent. The skin will need moisturizing and sun protection. Sometimes a mild corticosteroid cream will decrease the inflammation. If the discoloration is pigment you my need to see your dermatologist for topical care and sun screens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What other things can I do while on the patch to help quit smoking or help prevent from smoking when I have the urge?
Get outside help: The american lung association has a help line to facilitate quitting tobacco use. Go to their web site and click on the link. There you will find help lines, clinics etc etc and they can advise you on the proper approach. Don't give up. ...Read more
Ciggarette smoke can cause wrinkles. Will kissing a smoker and having those chemicals to be swallowed give me wrinkles ?
No but you will get: 2nd hand smoker's syndrome as if you have smoked. The nicotine and tar by products are on their lips and saliva that you will be exposed to.The dander and allergens on their hair & clothes you will also share.The cigarette smoking causes wrinkles from the lack of microcirculation to the skin from smoking.So temporary exposure is not as bad as permanent exposure or chain smoking, which is very bad! ...Read more
No: Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
There are various: Ways, tricks, or medicines, and over the counter methods. “white knuckling” it is one way. As for the medication options, please discuss with your doctor or schedule a consult to discuss one of the treatment options that will work best for you. It’s not a one size fits all. There are patches and gum over the counter if you prefer to try that as well. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Smoking: Several approaches: slowly reduce the number of cigarettes by one every 1-2 days. Abrupt cessation with or without the aid of therapy like nicorette gums , nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches, Chantix or bupropion. With the last two medications you should pre-determine the date you are stopping. Accupuncture is also very effective. ...Read more
I want to smoke shisha without the tobacco and the nicotine, what could I put to replace those things that it wouldn't harm my health ?
Erasing age spots.: Age spots are usually caused by sun damage. The most common treatments for this include topical creams, laser resurfacing, and intense pulsed light treatments. All of these treatments can be effective depending on the skin type and the severity of the sun damage. Using sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure will prevent more from appearing. ...Read more
How to get rid of rosacea? I know that you can't get rid of it permanatley, but how can you reduce or control it?
Avoid triggers: Rosacea flares up due to a variety of triggers. Sun is a big trigger, so avoiding sun and using a sensitive skin sunscreen daily is helpful. Stress is another trigger but is often unavoidable. Other triggers include red wine or other alcoholic beverages, spicy foods, chocolate, caffeine, and some nuts. Avoiding these triggers and using prescription creams and antibiotics helps. See a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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