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How To Apply Black Salve To A Boil
Do I need to go to the ER to get this ingrown hair lanced or will a home remedy black drawing salve do the trick?
Compresses: Try warm compresses about 5 minutes 3 or 4 times a day before going to have it lanced. It will become obvious if it is working. If it needs to be lanced an emergency room is a way expensive place to have it done. Try to find a private doctor or clinic you can afford because this is a really simple procedure. Of course sometimes we have no choice but to use an ER. ...Read more
Wrong question: This goo is worthless. See a DR. Meanwhile begin hot soaks. ...Read more
A chalazion (stye): can increase in size before surfacing and then expressing itself. Using warm compresses aggressively with gentle massage to break up solidified material will allow the material to surface and exit thus reducing the size. If in the rare case it does not resolve then your Ophthalmologist can remove it for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If not stipulated: On the prescription you should check with the doctor that prescribed it. If you don't have a prescription, don't use it. ...Read more
Pressure and ice: The bleeding should stop with pressure and ice. If the bleeding does not stop you will likely need to be seen. If the cut goes through the vermillion border you should be seen anyway. ...Read more
Heat: In general application of heat frequently will help more than any ointment or creams. Heat dilates your blood vessels allowing more of your antibodies and white blood cells to deal with the problem. If open then a topical antibiotic or antiseptic should help more bacteria from entering the wound. ...Read more
Depends: There are multiple face creams with multiple purposes. What did you buy it for? Some are for moisturizing, others for exfoliation, anti-aging, pigment removal, etc. If you look at skin care guidelines available at Skin Care Guidelines - SkinCarePhysicians.com you should be on the right track ...Read more
Is it true that neosporion clogs pores? I have a healing scab from a pimple and i want to put something on it to help heal.
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
If i put tea tree oil to a pimple on my chin and now purplish colour surrounds the area. How long will this take to heal?
Tea tree oil: dries the skin out . I am guessing purple is from squeezing the pimple. Should take about one week to heal but longer if you squeeze it ...Read more
Whats the best antiseptic to clean a bursted boil? And how often should I do warm compresses? Boil is loc on my forearm
Soap&H2O UsuallyBest: All cells are fat membranes separating water inside cells from water outside cells. Soaps/detergents emulsify fat molecules, thus also destroy cells, including bacterial cells. Thus clean with small amounts of liquid soap added to lukewarm water combined with gentle yet thorough scrubbing. This remains the best in most cases. Do not be deluded by lots of marketing of additional products to buy. ...Read more
Will Augmentin clear up the infection from a cat bite or should I also soak my finger in Epsom salts to help it heal?
Both: augmentin helps kill the common bacteria in cat bites ;pasteurella, cleaning the wound daily with soap/water and soaking is often good for a few minutes in epsom salt , it helps kill the bacteria[theres too much salt in the dead sea so no life except rare microbes,, makes sense right?] ...Read more
A number of ways: 1. It increases local blood circulation bringing Red Cells) oxygen (healing) and White cells (immunity) to the lesion 2. Once the abscess opens from the hot packs alone or from incision and drainage (surgery) it helps remopve necrotic (dead) tissue a promotes healing! Hope this helps! ...Read more
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