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Is There More Than One Good Way To Treat Puncture Wound On The Face
Corns: Corns and calluses can be treated with many types of medicated products to chemically pare down the thickened, dead skin. These products are share the same active ingredient -- salicylic acid, the ingredient used in over-the-counter wart-removal products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Over half of all ear infections resolve on their own. Different people have different ideas on how bad an infection has to be before you either start antibiotics, or perform eardrum puncture (myringotomy) - either has a good chance of curing an infection too severe or long-standing to manage with pain control alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple Treatment: 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
Dermal fillers: can help round/plump a face without doing a major and invasive surgery. Please discuss with a cosmetic or plastic surgeon. Best of luck! ...Read more
Chicken pox-no fun!: Chicken pox (varicella) is best treated with supportive care -- Acetaminophen for pain, and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the appropriate dose for weight, aveeno oatmeal baths, and non-steroid anti-itch creams for the itch. Anti-viral medications are only indicated if someone has an immune deficiency or severe eczema. The best 'treatment' is prevention -- getting the chicken pox vaccine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is an endodontic implant different from a regular dental implant? I've done a bit of reading, and it seems like they are intended to be do the same thing, but the endondontic implant extends further down into the root. Is there a reason to choose one
What is used on a large skin cancer removal wound (nose) that is healing naturally to help with new skin growth and/or for there to be less scarring?
Ask the DR!!!!!: Was it a MOHS procedure? Graft? Sutures? Dressing? Forget about magic pills or vitamins to reduce scars: they are bogus claims. Usually WATER is best for routine cleaning. Keep it lubricated with vaseline or Aquaphor. Bacitracin and neosporin are useless. Worse, they are common sensitizers which may cause allergic reactions and interfere with wound healing. Your surgeon MUST have carefully instruc ...Read more
Yes: Best prevention and treatment is getting the MMR vaccine at 12 months and 4 years old. Yes, if you do contract the mumps , best next thing to do is time, bed rest, supportive measures for the fever, pain and headache. Hopefully you don't get complications like orchitis, meningitis, pancreatitis and other complications that require hospitalization! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to know if one has a chemical burn or allergic reaction on their face after using a benzoyl peroxide acne treatment/face wash, and how to know what degree of possible burn it is and the appropriate measures to take to heal it.?
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