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How To Cure Chapped Buttocks
Anal Fissures: Best treatment is eliminating the cause which is usually trauma secondary to hard bowel movements. If so try increasing the fiber in your diet and if stools are still hard take an over the counter stool softner as directed. If you are still having problems see your physician who may recommend other therapies such as nitroglycerine or nifedepine ointment, Botox or in some cases surgery. ...Read more
Keep at bay: While you're a male teen, all we can do is keep them controlled. For the long-term, often a systemic antibiotic is best for most men; your physician can make a recommendation. Over-the-counter drugs fail except for benzoyl peroxide; you may wish to add this. All acne can be controlled nowadays and it's your right. Good luck. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks and/or it's on your trunk, get with a mainstream scientific physician who can add prescription-strength meds such as topical Clindamycin and/or a retinoic acid derivative, perhaps something stronger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manage them: Acne cannot be cured until it self-cures as you get older. There's no predicting when. I was able to stop treating mine when I was 50. Until then, topical benzoyl peroxide and/or topical retinoic acid are your best friends; about half of acne patients will need to add prescription-strength medication from their physicians. Ignore all "pop" advice about treatments and supposed causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psoriasis treatments: There is no cure for psoriasis, it can only be treated. There are many treatments including: tars (creams and gels) (non-prescription) topical corticosteroid creams vitamin d3 analogues acetretin methotrexate biologics (i.E embrel). Most treatments are prescription only. ...Read more
Many things: First (and most difficult) is to stop licking them. You may think you are not but you may be very surprised. Often a vaseline type cover will help protect your lips and allow them to resolve. However, it is always possible that you have become sensitive to something you have already been using. Keep it simple if you don't get better you should see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lip Balm: Chapped lips is caused by the evaporation of moisture which leaves them dry and cracked. This can be caused by cold weather, wind, sun, mouth breathing, and certain medications. Use of a good lip balm along with staying hydrated and protecting your lips from the elements should be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Work at it: Our skin & our body continues to evolve, age and alter itself. Sun exposure, without a protective barrier, will significantly alter the quality, texture and ability to regenerate healthy cells. Using moisture creams, anti-oxidants and cleansers that are for the skin assist in a healthy glow. Eating well and being content also nurture from within. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...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
HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more
Two phase lip care: Chapped lips untreated can lead to scarring. Moisture is needed in the lips to prevent drying from wind and sun. Severe chapping is usually caused by trying to moisten lips with saliva. Saliva has digestive protien enzymes that will attack the lips. Treat in two steps. Moisten with water, pat dry with a tissue. Apply vasoline with a cotton swab. In 5 minutes pat off excess. Apply lip baum.Bid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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