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Razor Bumps: Shave with an electric razor, which does not cut as closely to the skin as a traditional razor. If using a traditional razor, make sure that it is not rusty or dull. Use a shaving gel (rather than cream) and always shave in the direction the hair grows. Avoid pulling the skin taut while shaving---while this results in a close shave, it also can result in razor bumps. Otc bump patrol is helpful. ...Read more
Expensive overkill: 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 more
Is silvex an OTC silver sulfadiazine? Any other non prescription silver sulfadiazine that you can provide?
It is used: Although silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is used for venous ulcers, it is rarely ever necessary. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) actually increases the risk of infection if you don't change it and reapply it a few times a day. Antibiotic creams and ointments have been shown to have no effect on ulcer healing. The mainstay of treatment for venous ulcers is compression, walking, and treating the underlying reflux that is causing the ulcer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are belvita chocolate crackers, coconut soup (had lemongrass), and thoroughly cooked italian sausage safe during pregnancy? I had those today @ 7w1d.
Yes: That sounds like a delicious lunch. As a general rule it is better to ask before eating something you are concerned about. ...Read more
I have chemical burncovering whole knee surface.area is necrosis peeling off.I wash twice daily cover w silvaden gauze.Tips on faster healing?
Keep it clean: You are doing what needs to be done. Healing will take its own time and there is no way to hasten it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Second-degree burns: ... Will heal on their own, given good wound care and good nutrition. Burns on the face should be gooped up with antibiotic ointment several times a day; no dressings are necessary. Burn wounds elsewhere can have antibiotic ointment or silver sulfadiazine (silvadene) applied and then dressed with dressing changes daily in conjunction with a bath/shower. ...Read more
Any at home tx for molluscom? 3yr & 5mo sons have it. :( tee tree oil? Epsom salt? Acne tx? I know it's viral, but 5mo has on face;no beetle juice
Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?
Keep it simple: I don't know for sure, but i'd avoid teas with several herbs, just to be on the safe side. Decaf green tea, or fruit teas, or rosehips are flavorful and safe. ...Read more
OH got skin infec- folliculitis from cow, passed to me. First diagnosed as staph. Cow tested + for Listeria.3 weeks, 3 antibiotics, new sores still?
Not good: How was diagnosis of staff made? Culture I assume. What kind of staff? What was did the sensitivity studies of the staff show re what antibiotics it is sensitive to? 3 weeks, 3 diff abx and still new lesions, you need to see infectious disease specialist. May not be bacterial at all with this history. Best of luck with this. ...Read more