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How I Can Treat My Daughters Dermatitis Caused By Dribbling
Varies: As a father, who've had two kids with same problem, i can tell you no matter what you do, they will turn out fine as soon as they stop dribbling and get little older--just gives the parent heartache the meantime. One child we faithfully used Hydrocortisone and lotion daily. Second child we kept it as dry as we could, occasionally used Hydrocortisone and lotion. They both turned out okay. ...Read more
Urinary dribbling is usually referred to the annoying dribbling out some urine after zipping in the penis, which results from aging-related muscle weakness around the bulbous urethra and reflects the tightness of penile suspensory ligament, but can be helped with urethral milking by stroking urethra from area behind the sac toward the end of urethra for 2-4 times until not ...Read more
Not sure: Why would silly putty make your hands hurt? Might try just stopping the silly putty and see what happens. ...Read more
A couple of things: I will make an assumption and presume that this is edema (a symptom of heart failure, or use of certain types of blood pressure medications). If this is the case, elevating your feet and/or using compression stockings may produce a substantial improvement in your symptoms. There may also be some benefit to the use of certain types of diuretics. ...Read more
No Candy !: First be sure it's the add med causing the problem. Then ask your md if it can be changed to one that is less drying. Third, use only products that are sugar free. Search google for xylitol candy and other products. Xylitol is a sweetener that does not cause tooth decay and in fact helps prevent it. That is the biggest problem with dry mouths. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammation: Ice can help with the swelling. There's a product that I like a lot for facial bruising and swelling from injections (that would work well in this case as well) called Regenica Recovery Gel, it has arnica, aloe and growth factors to help speed recovery. Ibuprofen or other anti inflammatories may help. You could also try a weak, otc steroid cream, but don't use it for more than a few days. ...Read more
What can be done to get rid of hand contact dermatitis that was caused by washing my hands too much?
Reduce washing: The products used on hands often cause a dermatitis especially when they are washed excessively. If the frequency of washing cannot be reduced, consider using a hand lotion after each wash . On some chores, consider wearing non-latex gloves to cut down the washing. Avoid anti-bacterial and scented soaps. If sanitizer gel is used it contains a lotion. A topical cortisone may be used short-term ...Read more
What are the reasons for urine infection? How to cure this? My 5 yr old son is often affected by that? Help me to find a solution.
Needs attention: In the short term, urine infections should be treated with antibiotics promptly after getting a specimen that can be sent for culture for positive identification. If a child has more than one urine infection, however, more evaluation needs to be done to see if there is a problem with the bladder or kidney that makes him at risk. That may include an ultrasound or other studies. ...Read more
I have rashes all over my body caused by a sore throat. Doctor said it is coxsackievirus a16. What can I do to cure the rashes?
Jock itch treatment: Itching of the scrotum (sac that contains the testicles) can be due to jock itch, which is a fungal skin infection. One can try over-the-counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) af cream twice a day for 2-3 weeks for itching of the scrotum. Any open sores, or any lumps, should be evaluated by a doctor. A persistent itch or persistent rash after using antifungal cream should also be examined by a doctor. ...Read more
How can I treat a high thyroid ? I'm our of my meds. And how can I treat the acne caused by hormones.
PIPA: Geofridge, you probably have pigment in the dermis from chronic inflammation caused by the fungus, referred to by dermatologists/ dermatopathologists as post inflammatory pigmentary alteration or PIPA. It will take a long time to finally blend away, in some cases years as the melanin is removed from the dermis by histiocytes (macrophages). Dr Hilliard ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturize!!!!: Moisturizing the skin often. Use the topical steroids to help the skin heal and then continue moisturizing to prevent it from coming back. You cannot moisturize too much. Benedryl at night sometimes will help with the itching. Clip the finger nails often. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. ...Read more
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