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How to get wounds on the face to heal faster?

How to get wounds on the face to heal faster?

Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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How do I heal wounds from acne to prevent scars?

How do I heal wounds from acne to prevent scars?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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How to heal something the fastest? Neosporin?

How to heal something the fastest? Neosporin?

Vaseline.: I know it sounds too simple but there was actually a study performed that compared neosporin with plain vaseline petroleum jelly to determine wound healing time and also risk of infection. Vaseline was actually just as good as neosporin. Also, a side note is that neosporin and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) can produce an allergic contact reaction in some people! ...Read more

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How long do scabs take to heal on the face?

How long do scabs take to heal on the face?

Short time: If you have sores on your face that do not seem to heal quickly, you need to see your primary care. May be something else. ...Read more

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How do you heal old scars?

How do you heal old scars?

Time, and others.: Time is often the best way to get rid of scars, as most will fade eventually. Lasers, surgical excision or rearrangement, steroid injections, etc are all ways to treat scars. You should ask your primary doctor who to go to for this. ...Read more

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How to heal scabs--super glue?

No, not super glue..: Scabs are part of the healing process and should be left to fall off on their own. ...Read more

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How to heal penis head scar?

How to heal penis head scar?

Healing scars: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more

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How to heal broken skin from a pimple?

How to heal broken skin from a pimple?

Clindamycin : Topical Clindamycin is helpful for treating a pimple. The skin should heal on its own. If your pimple isn't healing, see your doc bc non healing papules can be something more insidious. ...Read more

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How long will a toothpaste burn on your forehead take to heal and what can I do to help it heal faster?

How long will a toothpaste burn on your forehead take to heal and what can I do to help it heal faster?

See a Dermatologist: This may leave a scar. And in the future please remember that it is toothpaste, not forehead paste. Please call a Dermatologist now for professional help to guide your healing process. ...Read more

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How to help heal a painful sunburn?

How to help heal a painful sunburn?

Sunburn: The thick, gel-like juice of the aloe vera plant can take the sting and redness out of a sunburn. Aloe vera causes blood vessels to constrict. Luckily, this healing plant is available at your local nursery or even in the grocery store's floral department. Simply slit open one of the broad leaves and apply the gel directly to the burn. Apply five to six times per day for several days. ...Read more

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How to fade popped pimple?

How to fade popped pimple?

Leave them Alone: I am sure it does not surprise you that physicians are very upset at patients who pop pimples, squeeze lesions or sores and then expect treatment to fix the scarring and damage done to the skin when all humans know that popping zits is a 'no no' from a physician's perspective. Leave the skin alone. Eat a healthy, high protein diet and your skin should recover. ...Read more

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What will help my acne heal faster?

What will help my acne heal faster?

Simple treatment: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more

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How long do scratches take to heal totally?

How long do scratches take to heal totally?

Neosporin: Keep it clean. Often neosporin or other antibiotic creams will keep it moist and help healing, and minimize scarring. After it is healed, applying topical silicone can help with the scar. Length of time for healing depends on the depth of the scratch and nutritional status. ...Read more

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Pimples leaving scars that don't heal. How to fix this?

Pimples leaving scars that don't heal. How to fix this?

Leave alone: The best way to deal with acne scarring is to not squeeze or traumatize the pimples. This is hard to do but they will do much less scarring. Once scarring has occurred they may lessen if you leave them alone. There are dermatologic treatments like dermabrasion and scar release for those that dont go away. ...Read more

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How to stop whiteheads?

How to stop whiteheads?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, or you have scarring or lesions on your trunk now, get with your personal physician who can add something to your topical Rx. Ignore everything you read on the internet about acne. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to heal dry skin?

How to heal dry skin?

DRY SKIN: Dry skin is often a result of excessive dryness in the house. Get a humidifier & make sure the relative humidity is at least 40%. Soaps & laundry detergents can aggravate dry skin. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil & all-free & clear for your laundry. And no fabric softeners! an underactive thyroid and certain oral medications can also trigger dry skin. If no better, see your general doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat blackheads/whiteheads?

How to treat blackheads/whiteheads?

Acne tx: 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

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How do I get my injury to heal faster?

How do I get my injury to heal faster?

General Rules: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflamamtory medications in the first 24hrs. ...Read more

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How to heal a cut faster?

How to heal a cut faster?

Rest, don't pick.: How long a cut takes to heal depends on where it is on your body, and how deep it is. If it is in an area of movement, like over a joint or is widened when you use the muscles under it, then movement will keep it from coming together. Clean it with mild half strength soap, and cover with Bacitracin twice a day. Don't pick. Avoid moving the affected part ( a splint may be required). ...Read more

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How to treat pimples so fast?

How to treat pimples so fast?

Not fast.: 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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more