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Marijuana Use Cause Boils On The Skin
How effective is the usage of benzamycin or cleocin-t in removing razor bumps on bikini area and armpits?
Are they infected?: 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 more
Acne Tratment : Topical Erythromycin is an an effective treatments for mild acne, but long term use is not generally advocated. Side effects can include sensitivity to the drug, development of resistant strains of bacteria, upset stomach, and other side effects. Some preparations contain benzoyl peroxide, which has been identified as a cancer promoter in some studies. Always check with your dermatologist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In chickenpox, is it safe and beneficial to use Betadine (in the form of shower soap) on the skin including face and scalp to ease itching?
What medical condition causes boils to appear on your body consistantly even on the paraneal area. Rash on testicles have taken antibiotics and use skin creams, noting has seem to work..Please help
It : It sounds as though you may have a skin infection with abscesses or "boils". These usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria. No one knows why some people are susceptible to getting boils while others are not. There is a type of neutrophil-associated immune deficiency that can predispose you to boils, so it might be worth getting tested. Next time you develop one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should go to your doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat you appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If you ever develops fever, chills, or feels ill with this infection, call your doctor immediately. You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. Some doctors also advocate bathing once a week with a 1/4 cup of bleach in a half-full bathtub or washing with chlorhexadine to decrease the bacterial count on your skin. You may also want to consider using intranasal bactroban (mupirocin) twice a day for a month to eliminate the staph bacteria living in your nose. Your doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. Good luck! ...Read more
How long can mupirocin b used safely on vulva. 10 days on it and The pimples (multiple, recurrent 8mths)healing but keep appearin in different place.
Question the cause: You should question what is causing the "pimples" before applying any treatment. Mupirocin is a very reliable and effective topical antibiotic. However, if the "pimples" are caused by a non-bacterial source, Mupirocin will not work at all. In my expericence, I would consider a viral cause such as HPV (human papilloma virus) or even Molluscum Contagious - both of which are very common and treatable ...Read more
Can Tend Skin Solution for ingrown hairs and razor bumps be used on men pubic area?Does long-term use of it cause infertility or erectile dysfunction?
Can impede healing: Best thing to do after the initial disinfection with soap or alcohol is to apply petroleum ointment (plain vaseline) at least twice daily until the skin has re-epithelized (about 5-7days). Hydrogen peroxide can be harmful to the healing skin, antibiotic ointments increase the risk of allergic contact dermatitis, alcohol can dry out the wound resulting in a scab which can also slow down healing. ...Read more
Using RX Drysol for sweat in underwear region. Can I use the same applicator to put it on other parts of my body? Can I use it on my face and back?
Aluminum chloride: anti perspirant is best applied to the limited areas of he underarms, palms and soles. ...Read more
Parabens: Might but ask company and they can tell you best. You should see email or tele on bottle. ...Read more
Multiple treatments: Primarily Rx mediciations from your physician: Hair reval products should NEVER be ust ed in the genital area. Consult your physician for Rx medication and ask your pharmacist about burn mediciation avialble over the counter. ...Read more
Can the use *Preferably non-smoking of marijuana have negative effects on Diabetic Retinopathy? Due to the effects marijuana has on the eyes.
Potential benefits: The following is a link detailing a novel use of non-smoking form of marihuana called "Cannabidiol As a Putative Novel Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy". http://www.420magazine.com/forums/diabetes/152457-cannabidiol-putative-novel-therapy-diabetic-retinopathy.html. Hopefully this will address your question well. ...Read more
Yes: Epiduo is the #1 prescribed topical acne medication in the usa. It is a mild Retin-A like medication called differin (adapalene) mixed with benzoyl peroxide which is in many otc acne meds. Oratane is the pill, isotretinoin. Usually the pill is all you need, but yes, you can spot treat pimples safely with the epiduo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What lotion can I use that actually helps wit razor bumps bikini area & blemishes on the body caused from spots & sun exposer? Please help
It depends: For razor bumps, use an after-shave lotion, let it dry and place a small amount of baby powder over it. For "sunspots", wear sunscreen to prevent worsening. Also, check to ensure it isn't tinea versicolor, a fungal skin infection often noticeable after being in warmth. Tinea will improve with anti fungals like selsun blue. True sunspots will often improve by using a hydroquinone lotion. ...Read more
Boils can be caused: By staph or strep bacteria that r on the skin. May have medical condition such as diabetes or an immune deficiency that allows those germs to infect. Recurrent infxns can b due to the germs in nose or other family members' noses. May require intranasal bactroban (mupirocin) in all family members to prevent recurrence. Correcting other medical conditions needed too. See pcp to b checked for predisposing condit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does teething cause boils on the head? My 4 months old daughter has temperature on the head and boils as well
Teething rumors: Fevers, diarrhea, rashes and all sort of things have been attributed to teething, but no scientific evidence exists that teething causes anything other than pain and discomfort. Boils on the scalp of children are most likely due to bacterial or fungal infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May be anti-aging if: There is evidence that marijuana can have powerful anti-aging properties, esp, for the brain but also the skin, but many of those benefits might be counteracted by smoking it. Using it in oral preparations or via vaporizer will maximize its anti-aging benefits while minimizing toxins from burning it. See http://tinyurl.com/nnn2nv9 and http://tinyurl.com/ngfbsle ...Read more
Can staph infected boils be deep in the skin where you can't see them but only feel them? Will you always be able to visibly see boils on the skin?
Antibiotics: Usually caused by staph or other bacterial infection. Warm compresses help with the inflammation. Apply topical antibiotics. See a doctor for possible cultures to determine what kind of bacteria is causing the infection. May need oral antibiotics. Use antibacterial soap. Keep clean. Doctor may need to lance or drain the boils. ...Read more
Skin: Intact skin and mucous membranes are the bodies' number one defense against infection. Insect bites disrupt that and if you are a skin carrier of staphylococci they may create infection in the form of boils, or skin abscesses. ...Read more
I have got very small boils on my face the tiny ones..My skin seems to become dry and dull..Please suggest me some good product which can help..
See a doctor.: If you have a simple abscess, hot compresses can help draw it to a head so it can drain. But there are lots of other possibilities for the condition you describe, and these can lead to scarring if not treated properly. You may need antibiotics, or a procedure to open or remove the lesion. Please see your primary doctor or a dermatologist for full evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Infected dead skin boil.If i wrap the rubberband around the dead skin will it still fall off by its self?
It might: I would see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I get boils on my skin almost everywhere. I've been told its a gland disorder with no real treatment, is this true?
Boils: Hidradenitis suppurativa os the gland related disorder that can give u boils in your armpit. Surgical options can be available however boils occurring elsewhere like your back, legs, areas where hair follicles are less can be due to reccurent staph infection. Your nose may carry it. ...Read more
I do get these boils on the head... It is very painful and does itches a lot. I applied lot of anti bact solutions but it keeps coming back again.
Source Control: If extensive, you may need to take an antibiotic by mouth to address your infection. I would also think carefully about what your head is touching- You may just be reinfecting your scalp. Are you using the same hat or pillow or comb or towel without washing or disinfecting these objects prior to their use? Are you leaving scratch marks on your scalp? Did you recently changed your shampoo? Dyeing? ...Read more
Post Shaving sores: This common problem from shaving may mean the instrument you are using to shave with is infected or dirty enough that you are getting infections. Then there is also the chance that the instrument you are using is not sharp enough and is damaging the skin..Thus leading to rash and infection. ...Read more
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