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How To Treat Scaly Skin
Many options: Topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone or kojic acid can help. Also retinol, retinoids, glycolic acid. To get better results you can consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist for treatments such as lasers, ipl (intense pulsed light), chemical acid peels, microdermabrasion, fractional resurfacing. Very important to practice sun protection to avoid getting worse or recurrence. ...Read more
Moisturize: Itching usually results from skin trauma with activation of small nerve fibers. If generalized, then dry skin usually to blame. Lower the heat when bathing, use fragrance-free and extract-free soaps that are gentle, and moisturize with non-alcohol containing product frequently. If this does not work, then a health screen may be indicated. ...Read more
Skin Tags: Skin Tags can usually be easily removed in the office with a sharp scissor after cleaning the area. They generally do not bleed significantly. If the skin tag is in a sensitive area (eyelid) or has a large base I will injection local anesthetic prior to removal. Your doctor should be able to help. It is a common request. ...Read more
Poikiloderma: Poikiloderma of civatte is a chronic, non-cancerous (benign) skin condition in fair-skinned adults, which is probably caused by long-term sun exposure. Poikiloderma of civatte shows a specific pattern of color change in the skin due to sun damage to the neck and sometimes the center of the chest. Laser treatment is the only effective way to treat this condition. ...Read more
Flaky skin gone: Hyrate your body with fluids and hydrate your skin with proper moisturization. The best time to use a moisturizer is after a shower or bath. Avoid mosturizers with fragrances. If the skin is excessively dry use a moisturizer with AHA's such as Lachyrin 5 or Amlaction ...Read more
Why the rash?: First step would be to try and identify why you have the rah, that is what is the cause. Eliminate that cause and you are on the road to recovery. Next step might be to try a hydrocortisone cream or ointment, available over the counter. Heat, (sweating, hot shower) will make it worse, and cool, (cool shower or cool compress) will make it better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't Pick & Peel: The best thing to do after a burn is to apply cool compresses and Hydrocortisone cream. Once the peeling begins, it is best to keep the affected areas as hydrated as possible by application of copious amounts of moisturizers. Avoid picking or peeling away the skin so that the new skin is given a protective covering under which it can heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Options...: If you are referring to scars from old skin lesions or wounds then cocoa butter could be used besides medication that would need to be prescribed for that. Depending on the skin changes the appropriate treatment. You would need to see a specialist in the skin in order to figure what is the best option for you. ...Read more
Topical agent!: Systemic agents will work well and there are many! but topical steroids work well in most xcases, and a little known trick is to wash your face with a tar-based shampoo and let it sit for 3-5 minutes before washing it off. It works for the scalp and can work for your face! ...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
HOW TO TREAT ECZEMA: THERE ARE DOZENS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF ECZEMA. WE WOULD NEED TO KNOW: HOW LONG WHERE IT IS LOCATED DOES IT ITCH HAS IT BEEN TREATED WITH ANYTHING ANYTHING YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO DO YOU HAVE CATS OR DOGS WHAT KIND OF WORK DO YOU DO WHAT KIND OF SOAP DO WASH WITH WHAT KIND OF WASHING DETERGENT DO YOU USE WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES HAVE YOU SEEN A DERMATOLOGIST IF YOU HAVENT SEEN ONE, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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