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How Do You Treat Wound When It Is In Your Inner Thigh Skin
I have a wound on my inner thigh that is hard to cover and is easy to open further. What can I do to help heal it?
Get help: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have severe burn on my inner thigh. Bandaids keep ripping the skin off. How should I dress it to protect it and allow it to heal?
Is it easy to lose inner thigh fat to get the gap? If not, how long will it take and what is the best thing to do?
Weight loss: although not easy weight loss is certainly doable and requires significant restriction in calorie intake predominantly by reducing carbohydrates as well as the regular sustained exercise for 30 min. such as walking, swimming, stationary bicycle riding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a open skin in anus, it burns when wash, its bleeds, how much time does it takes to heal? Or what to do to heal , i used to have a rash is gone
See answer: You likely have an anal fissure which is a small split or tear in the thin lining of the anus and usually occur after a large or hard bowel movement. Most fissures heal within 1-2 weeks. Treatments that help healing include: sitz baths, stool softeners, fiber, hydration, and over-the-counter creams/ointments (anusol, anusol-hc, prep h) and pre-medicated pads (tucks) rather than toilet paper. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Either way is OK: Provided u don't develop infection. Take care ! ...Read more
Dermatographia: "writing on the skin" or physical urticari--hive formation upon physical stimunlation such as scratching. We don't really know why it occurs, but it is common and not dangerous; jst bothersome. It is possible there is a deficiency of protein called complement-1, but this is rare. Keeping cool and use of anithistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine) can help. If not, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
My cut is very deep and swollen and the skin is a gap between it, it's drains all the time. What can I do to help it heal sooner?
Come again????: If you need help with a deep wound see a DR. You may need stitches. Meanwhile, wash well with tap water. You might try steri-strips to close the wound. Are you current for tetanus immunization? Vaseline is OK but peroxide, iodine, alcohol, bacitracin, neosporin, etc all interfere with healing. ...Read more
Depends on: The cause. If it is a lot the it could me yeast, dry skin or eczema. If hot and localized more likely infection . Doesn't sound like that. It's really hard to give advice on a rash can't see . Could try Hydrocortisone cream from the store . If it's yeast it either won't help or will get worse. Of you are a guy and it is like jock itch try lamasil twice a day, especially if you sweat. Might need md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I had a dermal removed above my cheek bone. to reduce scaring, is it best to apply neosporin, or just let the wound scab up dry out?
Neosporin: Better to keep hydrated with neosporin. Be on the look out for redness a sign of reaction to neosporin ingredients. ...Read more
How to differentiate acne in the thigh and bug bite? I think I have acne but the area surrounding turns red in circle shape, so i'm unsure what to do.
Both could: Both could look like this. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
If you can get shingles in ear what dose it feel or look like swelling an itching as maybe water is under skin when you touch the swelling thats how it feels on the outer ear?
Shingles has pain: Shingles usually is associated with severe pain. The swelling and itching sounds more like an inflammation. It would be a good idea to see a physician. It is possible that it needs to be drained or treated with a steroid cream or with an antibiotic topically or orally or otic drops into the ear. This problem needs to be evaluated so that it does not get more serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know if you need stitches? The cut is on the upper leg, on the outer facing side. It is bleeding, it seems like a lot of blood.
Stitches: Can you see yellow fat beneath the cut? If you can see deep tissue you need stitches. ...Read more
How do I treat the wound from ingrown hair so that it will not recur? There seems to be an infection because the area where hair is supposed to grow is swollen first and has pus with blood
Skin on the tip of my penis is strating to peel. It i think this might be due to tight boxers. Will it heal and how long will it take to heal?
See doctor: May be simple abrasion but may also be infection. Eczema can also occur there, from allergic contact (like metal, detergent, fabric softener) skin tends to heal quickly; infection would need to be treated; for eczema, aloe vera gel/vit e cream doc can examine & give further options. If sexually active, use condom. If partner has any lesions, tell doc about those (e.g. Warts, yeast 'infection'). ...Read more
Yes it is pressure : Bed sores form when an area of skin, usually over a bony prominence, remains under pressure for an extended period of time. This happens in bed bound people, paraplegics and quadriplegics. Therefore frequent positional changes help to prevent these ulcers. ...Read more
Is it safe to use cortizone around or on the testicles? I get a rash/stubs after shaving in that area. I'm looking to try it and see if it helps
The outer skin surrounding my vagina is darker(almost black) than my skin tone. What should I do to make it's color be the way it used to be?
How is an open cut with dry blood under the skin supposed to heal? Will it scab? What am I supposed to do to help it heal?
Inflammation&repair: The body has significant healing powers and a complex process to heal your injury is already in progress. The wound will shrink and ultimately form a scab which will then gradually shrink then fall off. Keep the wound clean and dry for 24 hours, then leave it open to air. Your body will do the rest. thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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