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How To Get Rid Of Skin Tags At Home Fast
Treat the cause : Avoid all cosmetics for 3 week or so. Do not use regular toothpaste that has sodium laural sulfate that laundry detergent in your toothpaste and get toothpaste free of this and fluoride or use baking soda or combined with table salt. If this does not clear look for food allergy. May use 1% hydrocortisone cream OTC for a few days ...Read more
Many ways: You have a variety of choices and if for some reason your option has to be "natural", choose among sulfur, coal tar, selenium and ketoconazole, the latter a special gift from nature. If you get seriously sick, I hope you will opt for whatever works best regardless of origin. All types of medicine can and will help you. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Ignore all the pop advice (diet, sexual abstinence, hygiene, not touching your face) and the home remedies (honey, lemon, and pepper are all cruel hoaxes). If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (try up to 10% 2x/day) hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
Acne: You can use various fade creams/dark spot removers and over time may see some improvement. Consistency with use of any product is key. Nothing will work overnight. More importantly, address the acne itself, in order to prevent future outbreaks and subsequent scarring. Seek medical attention/advice. ...Read more
Not a good idea!: Freckles are naturally occurring skin lesions. Any attempt to remove them by home remedies is not recommended, potentially harmful to you and most likely will result in skin that looks "worse" than skin with freckles. Very fair skin and freckles (such as in northern Europeans) can increase risk of melanoma. However, south Asians with tan skin have reduced risk of melanoma, even with freckles. ...Read more
Skin care.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Home remedies: Soap and water washing. Try applying small amounts of real lemon juice to the spots daily. Short amounts of sun exposure every other day (15 minutes) these are home remedies. For otc remedies try 4-5% benzoyl peroxide. Use a sunscreen that has glycolic acid base. Salicylic acid based products will also be effective. Taking a zinc supplement with a good multiple vitamins is also beneficial. ...Read more
Molluscum : This is caused by a pox virus. It is contagious from person to person by direct contact, sharing towels, sharing bathwater, or even from swimming in the same pool. The condition is self-limited and goes away without treatment, although it can take many months. One can pick the bumps off, by stretching the skin tight between two fingers first, and removing the little ball inside. ...Read more
Skin tags: If the tags are bothersome, multiple home and medical treatment options are available:tie off tag at narrow base with a piece of dental floss or string.Freeze tag with liquid nitrogen.Burn tag using electric cautery or hyfrecator. Cut skin tags with scissors with or without anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturizer: Keep skin moisturized, but really there is not much you can do beyond that to help process. ...Read more
Depends on the Bug: Scabies is probably the most common skin parasite in most parts of the us. They are easily treated with topical medications. Close contacts are also usually treated to prevent reinfection. There are however many other parasites that are endemic to certain locales and countries. Treatment varies and depends on an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What parasites?: Before anyone can tell you how to get rid of parasites, s'he needs to identify, 1st, do you truly have a parasitic infestation and, 2nd, if so, what type. Fleas, ticks, bedbugs and scabies mites are common skin parasites is the U.S.. There are other skin parasites that are mostly found in the tropics. The treatment varies depending on the species. See a dermatologist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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