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How To Use A Pumice Stone On Feet
Try: to remove them with pumice stone or Emory board after you bathe. When the skin is soft it is the best time to do so. Also cream with uric acid or any emulsifying creams will also help. See a podiatrist for further evaluation. If the callus is too thick, debridement by a podiatrist is needed. also it is a good idea to have it checked out and make sure it is callus ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Remove the elevated whitish skin and when you see pink stop. ...Read more
I am using tea tree oil to treat fungal infection on toe nails and heels of feet. How long do I need to leave it on and how many times to reapply?
See specialist: Before self-medicating with an unproved otc, seeking consultation with a dermatologist and possible treatment with proven anti-fungal medications might be more prudent. ...Read more
No: Ingrown toe nail is painful and may get worse caused by infection. It is very unlikely that pumice stone would change the course. See you doctor for advice and treatment including surgical removal of the ingrown section, if infected. ...Read more
My podiatrist said to get a small dremel for my toenails to file them. Where can I find easy instructions on how to use the dremel?
I wouldn't: Dremel tools can cause high torque and if the sandpaper or head is not fine enough, cut through the nail and into deeper tissue. Leave that care to your podiatrist! i have seen some nasty self-inflicted harm from patient's attempting care i provide at home. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I use a pumice stone for three hours then a turmeric mixture, how long will that remove hair for?
If a pumice stone is used daily, how long would it take for hair to be removed and would it also remove the black spots associated with shaving?
Hmmm...: A pumice stone scratches off the upper layer of dead skin cells, but use it too often or too vigorously and one will scratch off the upper layer of live skin cells too. That would lead to inflammation (irritation and redness), which in turn could cause splotchy skin with hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Maybe that pumice stone isn't such a good idea. ...Read more
What amount of water/listerine or vinegar should you use to soak your feet to treat toenail fungus?
Treat the cause 1st: not the symptoms. If there's fungus present, this points to the person's immunity status being compromised or reduced. So that's the first thing that should be addressed, so that the fungus doesn't continue growing indefinitely. Soaking the foot in any type of solution is only a temporary measure that may not help long term. More important to treat the root cause first, not just the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How do I get rid of dark skin on elbows? Been trying everything including hard pumice stone in shower. Is surgery an option? Hopefully not...Plz help!
Avoid pumice: 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
Don't do it!: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more
Wart treatment: Salicylic acid is a keratolytic medication, which means it dissolves the protein (keratin), which makes up most of both the wart and the thick layer of dead skin that often tops it. This medication is over the counter. The doctor can use: laser, aldara, (imiquimod) minor surgery, immunotherapy, cantharidin, or cryotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer