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What is the definition or description of: Mederma allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mederma allergy?

Mederma allergy: Mederma (Avobenzone/Octocrylene/Oxybenzone) is an over the counter topical that is used to help reduce appearance of scars. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/mederma-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I have access to Mederma and Dermovate (0.05%). Which is a more effective medicine to treat scars? I am aware that the scars will not disappear.

I have access to Mederma and Dermovate (0.05%). Which is a more effective medicine to treat scars? I am aware that the scars will not disappear.

Topical silicone: Topical silicone has the best record for diminishing the appearance of scars. Mederma and Vaseline were compared head-to0-head, and Vaseline worked better. Dermovate is a topical steriod and is used for inflammation. It should not be used long term, and is not a recommended treatment for scars. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about mederma?

Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Does Mederma work on keratosis?

Does Mederma work on keratosis?

Not a fan of Mederma: I do not recommend Mederma as I have not seen the benefits of treatment. It needs to be applied 4 times a day which is not practical for the typical individual. Furthermore the true science is lacking. ...Read more

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Does your skin flake with mederma?

Does your skin flake with mederma?

Rare: I have never seen that happen nor have I heard of anyone reporting flaking with mederma. ...Read more

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Does Mederma work fpr dermatofibroma?

Does Mederma work fpr dermatofibroma?

Not a scar: Mederma is proposed for scar improvement. A dermatofibroma is a benign tumor which originates in the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis and extends upwards. Nothing short of surgery will remove a dermatofibroma. ...Read more

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I'm using Mederma and want to know what the side effects are?

I'm using Mederma and want to know what the side effects are?

Essentially, none: Except lightening of your wallet. Mederma may be helpful in reducing the redness and visibility of scars that have not yet fully matured. If you are having irritation or redness, stop using the product. ...Read more

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Will Mederma really work on scars?

Will Mederma really work on scars?

No: Mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vitamin e and massage have some very week evidence of benefit. Protection from the sun is the thing that has shown the most benefit- use and reapply good sunblock during the first year of healing. ...Read more

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Can you use Mederma while pregnant?

Can you use Mederma while pregnant?

Mederma and prenancy: Over the counter topicals should pose no threat to your pregnancy and is safe to use. ...Read more

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Is Mederma effective for dark circles?

Is Mederma effective for dark circles?

I doubt it: Mederma can be effective in improving the appearance of scars. I am not aware of any positive effect on non-scar tissue. ...Read more

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Could Mederma really work on any type of scar?

Could Mederma really work on any type of scar?

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Is Mederma effective for teenage stretch marks?

Is Mederma effective for teenage stretch marks?

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Does Mederma scar gel flake off?

Does Mederma scar gel flake off?

Carrier material: The medermaa gel is mixed with a carrier. That remains on the skin surface and dries? That forms a thin layer. That is what one sees with the small flakes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Mederma while pregnant?

Is it safe to use Mederma while pregnant?

Mederma: Yes it is safe as long as you do not have an allergy to onions. It can be used for stretchmarks during pregnancy. Out of an abundance of caution do not use during first trimester. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to use Mederma while pregnant?

No problem!: Mederma is only an onion extract, so no. Whatever you are using it for will unlikely be improved, as well.. ...Read more

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Can I use Mederma for insect dermatitis on face?

Can I use Mederma for insect dermatitis on face?

Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Bio oil, mederma, or scarguard, which is better?

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Could Mederma help with herpes skin discoloration?

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Can Mederma really help in healing small indent scars?

Can Mederma really help in healing small indent scars?

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Does Mederma help in removing chickenpox spots in adults?

Mederma: Probably not. Mederma was shown to modestly improve younger scars that are actively remodeling, but I think would have little if any impact in older scars, like chickenpox scars in an adult. ...Read more

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Neosporin scar solution, should I go for sheets or mederma?

See below: Most people don't need anything other than come cacao butter on the wound to help the healing. Prolonged use of neosporin will lead to problems.
Use of me derma and silicone sheeting may be helpful when called for. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if Mederma helps with herpes skin discoloration?

Can you tell me if Mederma helps with herpes skin discoloration?

Probably not.: Mederma is supposed to improve the appearance of scars; I don't know of any evidence that it has an effect, one way or the other, on skin discoloration. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if Mederma will help with sensitivity near scars?

Can you tell me if Mederma will help with sensitivity near scars?

Not likely: Note that mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, and would be very unlikely to change the sensation (but it won't hurt.) vitamin e and massage have some very week evidence of benefit. Protection from the sun is the thing that has shown the most benefit- use and reapply good sunblock during the first year of healing. ...Read more

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Do you think I can go out normally during the day while using Mederma on a pimple dark spot?

Do you think I can go out normally during the day while using Mederma on a pimple dark spot?

Sun worsens scars: I always recommend to my post op patients to use sunscreen on their incision sites for at least 6 months. If you get sun on a scar it will change the color of the scar, making it's appearance worse. Using the mederma shouldn't be affected by the sun, but you should use sunscreen to help prevent worsening of the scar.

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Sorry, I wrote a previous question too. Which would work better for scars? Mederma or silicone? Thanks!

Sorry, I wrote a previous question too. Which would work better for scars? Mederma or silicone? Thanks!

Probably silicone: They both can help but the best answer is the one that you use correctly. Mederma's instruction is to massage the cream on the scar about four times a day; no one really does this. Silicone solution has to be applied daily and allowed to dry. Silicone pads have to be held in place on the scar for months.
Use the product that works best for your scar location and lifestyle. ...Read more

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Helpchichen pox scars: what are the home remedies I can use to make it fade. And also will Mederma work?

Helpchichen pox scars: what are the home remedies I can use to make it fade. And also will Mederma work?

Laser: You may see the most improvement with laser therapy. Even with new wounds, mederma and most topical treatments for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vit e and massage have some very week evidence of benefit. Protection from the sun is the thing that has shown the most benefit- use and reapply good sunblock during the first year of healing. ...Read more

Mederma Allergy (Definition)

Mederma (Avobenzone/Octocrylene/Oxybenzone) is an over the counter topical that is used to help reduce appearance of scars. For potential adverse effects see: ...Read more


Mederma (Definition)

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