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How To Get Rid Of Gristle Lumps
Sore knees: Depends on the cause...See your doctor. If inflammatory, then often 1st managed with low impact exercise to strengthen your quads, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. Surgery usually for torn cartilage. ...Read more
Dry skin: The pigmentation is probably due to extremely dry skin or a reaction to friction. Hyperkeratosis is a thickening of the skin that occurs to protect it against rubbing, pressure and irritation. It is due to excessive accumulation of keratin in the outer layers of the skin. Use moisturizers first and if no results, contact me :] it may take 2-3 months before you see any improvement. ...Read more
Seborrheic derm.: A scaling scalp is commonly due to a condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. An effective over the counter treatment is to use selsun blue shampoo, lathering it in and letting it stay in for 5 minutes before rinsing. This should be done 2-4 times per week, depending upon severity. I also recommend to my patients to dry their hair and not just let it air dry. See your doctor if no improvement. ...Read more
Supportive care: First no antiperspirants use deodorants only Warm soaks bring blood to the area the pimple should mature and either open and drain or get resorbed. If this is a large lesion hot tender then see a physician It could be a larger infection ...Read more
Pain: From hemorrhoids is usually due to an external hemorrhoid issue. If they are just swollen, bed rest for 24-48 hours and warm tub soaks work best. If it is thrombosed or clotted, seeing a colorectal surgeon to incise and drain will get the most prompt response. Be sure your pain is not due to an anal fissure as that is sometimes present and needs different treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably an abscess: It sounds like you have an abscess. That is an infected pocket filled with pus. You can try to apply moist heat. Your doctor may give you antibiotics. If that does not work quickly, you will need to have it surgically drained. Most family docs do that in the office unless they are very large. Call your family doctor now! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Anti-inflammatory: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens i recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shave bumps: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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