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How Is Folliculitis Treated
Depends: Mild folliculitis usually heals on its own in about 2 weeks. You can take care of yourself at home with warm compresses made with white vinegar or burow's solution. These may ease itching and help healing. Also, medicated shampoo can be used to treat folliculitis on the scalp. If the infection doesn't go away, you may need an antibiotic or antifungal cream. ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are...: Key rx for balanitis is gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. Note: remember to pull down the retracted foreskin after each cleaning ; drying; otherwise, paraphimosis may ensue - an emergency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid sun, peels, ++: There are a variety of techniques to address hyperpigmentation with avoidance bing the best approach using sunblocks. Certain hormone therapies or oral contraceptives may predispose vulnerable individuals. Minimizing inflammation is also key to preventing hyperpigmentation. ...Read more
Varicella: Shingles is Varicella zoster (chicken pox). Fluid filled blisters that rupture would be potentially infective to those who have never had chicken pox. Pregnant women regardless of past infection or not are extremely vulnerable in regards to the fetus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation-caused: Inflammation can cause the hyperpigmentation after a pimple. Some skin types are more prone to this than others. A prescription product with the active ingredient of tretinoin (retin-a is one brand) might help over time. A gentle topical cortisone to reduce inflammation might help. Avoiding manipulation, pinching, squeezing, or rubbing the area may help prevent the problem. ...Read more
Site and bx: The trichoepithelioma is for the most part cutaneous, arising as a single or as multiple tumors of hair follicule origin. They are most often seen on the face after puberty and are best handled by local surgical resection. Lasar therapy has been employed.. The tumors are small and firm. They usually increase in number with age,and are occassionaly confused with basal cell Ca. ...Read more
Eczema: The common name of atopic dermatits is eczema. It is an itchy, red/pink rash, that can happen on the face or neck or body for infants, and around the knees/inner elbow areas for older kids and adults. The cause of eczema is complex. Treatment usually involves good moisturization, topic steroid, oral antihistamines, and eliminating foods that the patient is allergic to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious illness: It's the common pimply / blackhead rash that teens tend to get on the face and elsewhere. It's unrelated to diet, hygiene or lifestyle, and is best managed first with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If this fails, a visit to your personal physician to add a second rx or a different program is in order. Visible acne nowadays is a grave professional liability to be managed until it remits. ...Read more
Folliculitis: Folliculitis is caused by an infection of the hair follicles by bacteria, viruses or fungi. The most common cause of folliculitis is staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Thus, the treatment depends on the cause of the folliculitis. Culture the folliculitis to determine the cause then the treatment follows. ...Read more
Usually emergently: Paraphimosis results when the foreskin of an uncircumcized man become trapped behind the head of the penis. This occurs when the opening of the foreskin has been tightening over time. The danger resides in the possible strangulation of the penis, resulting in necrosis. Usually a slit on the dorsum of the penis cutting through the tight band trapping the penis is required with circumcision later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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