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How can I heal lichenification (eczema)?

How can I heal lichenification (eczema)?

Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily shower (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if more severe ...Read more

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How can I treat lichenification (eczema)?

How can I treat lichenification (eczema)?

Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet wraps at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if more severe. See Allergist ...Read more

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I am a black british female and I have Lichenification on the knuckle areas of my left my left hand unsightly black legions wear gloves work a chef.

I am a black british female and I have Lichenification on the knuckle areas of my left my left hand unsightly black legions wear gloves work a chef.

Lichenification: Lichenification occurs with longstanding dermatitis as the outer skin thickens as a response to the inflammation. Most commonly due to eczema or chronic allergic contact dermatitis. Since it is only on the left hand, would suspect the latter. Consider a consultation on Health Tap or with a local Dermatologist or Allergist for a personalized evaluation ...Read more

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I have a skin condition called lichenfication etatropics which causes an irritation around my vagina after intercourse. Is there any help?

I have a skin condition called lichenfication etatropics which causes an irritation around my vagina after intercourse.  Is there any help?

I'm guessing...: ...That you're referring to lichen sclerosus (formerly known as lichen sclerosus et atrophicus). If so, yes, there are treatments, but they're all prescription strength, so you'll need to see a dermatologist. Don't wait too long, because it gets harder to treat the longer it's there. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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