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Is It Ok To Put Ice On A Skin Abscess
See below: Probably fine as long as you keep the area clean afterward and don't use too hot water to cause a burn. ...Read more
Can putting ice in zip bag on hand to get for swelling it turns a pink color look to a dr like it is cellulitis never hot or raised put on kepflex?
Cannot diagnose: But ice packs on your hand may elicit an inflammatory reaction after removal. Without seeing this impossible to tell what is really going on, but cellulitis sounds unlikely and use of antibiotics without a good reason is not a wise thing to do. See a doctor and have this hand examined and then dealt with appropriately. ...Read more
My sons blister from poison ivy on his finger is oozing should I put a bandaid in it to prevent infection or is it better to leave it open to air?
How to treat a popped blister? Put a little water on it, only for it to sting even more. I then took some antibiotic cream and tapped it on the area. Should I do anything else?
Maybe.: Rashes are caused by many things. Alcohol will be effective if the rash responds to drying, as alcohol primarily dries out the skin. Some rashes are caused by allergies, some by viruses, some by bacterial infections, and so on. The best way to clear a rash is to find the cause and treat that. ...Read more
NO: Throw it away. Aminoglycoside antibiotics used on skin have not been shown to treat or prevent infections. They are sensitizers, causing allergic reactions. They promote emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. If you have a wound, vaseline or Aquaphor is superior. You forgot to indicate the reason for using it. ...Read more
Yes: Vaseline is fine to put on a new tattoo. ...Read more
Would it be harmful/bad to place Vaseline on my hair and/or my scalp?
Is it ok to put it on your face?
Vaseline not harmful: Vaseline is petrolium jelly and is not harmful for the hair or face. Most consider it a moisturizer, because it traps moisture from escaping from the skin and hair follicle. However- Petroleum Jelly has some dehydrating qualities. So if you are looking for moisturizing, jojoba oil is most similar to natural hair oil ( sebum). For the face, oils can clog pores and create breakouts. ...Read more
Great Idea: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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How should I lets whitehead wound heal? If is fairly large and popped in shower. Should i put bandaid on it and. Leave it alone? Is neosporian bad?
Leave it alone: Leave it alone and it will heal over a few days. ...Read more
Is it ok if neosporin powder is put on top of bactorban ointment for skin rashes to subside or they shud be used separately.Thanks?
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