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How To Care For Welts And Bruises
Tattoo aftercare: Wash gently with a mild,unscented, antibacterial soap 2-3 times a day, and gently pat dry with a clean towel. Rub a thin layer of Aquaphor over the tattoo after washing. Repeat until completely healed, or the scabbing falls off. DO NOT pick at it. After it's healed, continue care by putting a gentle lotion on daily, like Cetaphil, to keep the skin healthy and the ink looking nice. ...Read more
Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas , hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more
A dab: of Vaseline or similar product will help reduce friction while the abrasion is healing. Take care. ...Read more
Are probiotics good for skin conditions acne on face and dry and ichy body. How long do they take to get into yr system. which are the best to take. ?
Diaper rash: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have 100's of mosquito bites everywhere on body. How long will it take for them to stop itching and go away?
Mosquito Bites: Baking soda mixed with a little water then placed on the bite area is a cheap and effective way to help reduce the itching. There is a product call Ben's Afterbite that makes it easy to apply. You could also use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydrocortisone cream but given the bites are extensive, I would hesitate to place this amount cream all over your body. It can sometimes take days for the itching to stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fly bites: Which type of fly are you referring to. Are you sure the bites are from a fly? Please give more infrormation so we can be of help. ...Read more
Friend got bitten by fire ants. Would like to know any way to care for the bites and how long it will last. Please and thank you!
Diaper Rash: Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby's skin when applied to completely clean, dry skin avoid using wipes that have alcohol or perfume. They may dry out or irritate the skin more do not use corn starch on your baby's bottom. It can make a yeast diaper. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnose & Treat: The most likely cause of red and swollen gums at your age is gingivitis. If this is the problem it requires a thorough professional cleaning at your dentist. This must be followed by daily proper oral hygiene which includes proper tooth brushing and flossing. There are other conditions that may complicate the healing process. Start by seeing your dentist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies widely: Each wound is different and healing depends on the host's immune system, habbits (tob use), medical problems (such as diabetes, circulation problems), location of the wound and why did it start in the first place. Studies show that an occlusive and moist dressing in the way to go. Frequency of dressing changes also varies and depends on kind of wound, type of dressing and quantity of drainage. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It takes months and months for any cuts to heal, and weeks for bruises to go away. How can I fix this condition? It's negatively effecting my life
See below: You should be evaluated for deficiencies of certain vitamins and improper nutrition habits or medications you may be taking. Bruising will probably get better after about three weeks of taking vit k, then i would continue. That is only if you are not taking blood thinners. Speak to a nutrition specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itch control: Flea bites are very itchy, first is to deal with the source of the fleas to prevent further bites. Itch control with age appropriate topical anti itch treatment available over the counter and antiinflammatory preparation; low potency topical corticosteroids, also available over the shelf and lastly, attention to preventing secondary infection from excessive scratching. Take care ...Read more
How can I take the acne black spots. They leave in ur skin is there tratment please help. I want to take then off.
Best left alone: If you have active lesions, get them managed. All acne can be controlled well nowadays. The dark spots on the skin (postinflammatory pigmentation) will fade over time; you might be offered a bleach to apply with care, but this is difficult and can itself be disfiguring. You're a young man; if you're physically fit, you'll look great with or without the acne spots that so many men your age sport. ...Read more
Cosmetician: Consult a cosmetician skilled in nail care. She or he will evaluate the status of your nails and instruct you on how to maintain healthy nails. ...Read more
My sister has cuts on her arm and I need to know how to treat them quickly and without scarring. Some say to keep moist and covered?
Keep dry and clean:
The treatment of any cut is to first rinde area clean under running water and dry it with clean gauze. If the cut is big and or bleeding alot, then take it to an urgent care /ER or your doctor for stiches. You may also need a tetanus booster.
keep it cleanly covered, and dry. change the dressing everyday.
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Spider Bites: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you & you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site & possibly chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). Also medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection. ...Read more
See below: If it is eczema, use moisturizing ointments multiple times a day on you hands to keep moisture in. Also, steroid creams can help reduce inflammation. The 3 first rules for eczema care per dr. Ronald hanson of phoenix children's hospital (who edits the largest pediatric derm book) are: 1) moisturizing, 2) moisturizing, and 3) moisturizing! ...Read more
You can't: Bruises take time to heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
3 weeks or so: In general, poison ivy/oak/sumac is a 3 week problem. That's how long it usually takes for the reaction to subside and your skin to settle down. As a dermatologist, i will always error on the side of prolonging the treatment to at least 3 weeks to make sure there is no rebound reaction which frequently happens if the treatment is shorter than 3 weeks. ...Read more
I am a fair skinned redhead who gets dark bruises that take weeks to heal, and with stress sometimes welts that bruise, what could this be?
Ecchymoses: Bruises should not take weeks to heal. It is a good idea to have the lesions checked and also to consider routine blood testing. Your fair complexion should not be causing this. ...Read more
Walking around NYC and developed 2 adjoining welts and now bruised under my arm. What is happening?
Had red dots all over skin 4 years.They seem 2 flare up & get blotchy, some look like bruises, welts they itch now w/ additional rash. What could it b?
My one year old son was sitting on a ride-on toy and fell forward (from less than his height up) onto his forehead on our concrete floor. He has a welt/bruise forming but was consolable. Does he need medical attention immediately?
Depends: Any 1yo that is knocked out by a fall should probably be evaluated. It is common to get a bump, vomit x1, & get a headache.If the kid did not loose consciousness& does not start vomiting repeatedly, you can safely monitor him at home.Let him nap/sleep on a normal schedule & check him out occasionally for signs he vomited in his sleep.Go to the er if something happens that spooks u. ...Read more
Since miscarriage, i break out in a rash right before and after my monthly. It itches really bad and welts up then bruises. Isn't ezcema, what is it?
Red welts poppng up all over, itchy I have tried benadryl, Benadryl itch relief, and hydrocortizone. A couple days ago i hit my arm against the corner of a dresser, a few hours later i noticed there was a big red welt there, it didn't bruise, just started
No: This won't affect the deep veins, where clots are dangerous. Our bodies are designed to withstand a considerable amount of day-to-day trauma. The deep vein thrombi have more to do with inactivity, with genetic mutations that make one vulnerable, and to systemic health problems. Best wishes. ...Read more
Curious about welts that randomly appears and form bruises the next day. I have one on breast and 4 on my arms.
My son is 20. He has epilepsy and ME/CFS. He now has shingles and is in a lot of pain. The red welt around the singles is turning into a purple bruise?
Can you get a blood clot from a bad bruise on your leg? Brother kicked me hard bottom of leg had red welt put ice on it now have yellow bluish bruise with spots of purple?
THE BRUISE, NO: The bruise itself does not cause DVT, but the trauma causing the bruise theoretically could. ...Read more
I have an itchy welt like rash on neck, eyes, elbows, pelvis and legs. Now developing bruise like soreness at the base of both palms.
This is unusual: Leah, you really need to see a clinician both to get relief from the symptoms and find the cause. You can take over the counter antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching, but the soreness is strange and could mean it is something more than just an allergy. Good luck! ...Read more
You created a small bruise by squeezing the “black head”. That small bruise will go away in a few days like other bruises .
Why would my thigh hurt just to touch the skin. Almost feels like a bruise but there's nothing there. I have been doing s lot of exercise. ?
Got hit by a car over 1 yr ago & where bruise was from the car hitting me, there’s a lump & just recently became painful. what should I do?
I know bruises are permanent, but I have a very bruise-looking mark on my knee. It’s been there for 9-10 months now, I don’t know what to make of it. ?
Not true: Bruises are not generally permanent. If you are concerned, have a doctor take a look. ...Read more
Maybe aspirin: BROADLY speaking, abnormal bleeding or bruising is due to (1) abnormality of soluble clotting factors (e.g., Von Willebrand's disease), (2) abnormality of platelet number or function (e.g., aspirin effect on platelet function), or (3) abnormality of capillaries. Whole books are written on the subject. You should see a hematologist for evaluation. It may be due to the aspirin you take. ...Read more