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Nystaform Hc Ointment
Yes: Balanitis is due to tiny amounts of urine fermenting under the foreskin. Circumcision is easy, quick, and cures it. Keeping urine out of this space prevents it. Gently wash out with water. Blot with paper after passing urine. Retract the skin back at least once a day. If you cannot retract it you should get a circumcision. Colorless Castellani solution is by far the best treatment. ...Read more
I have red saggy scrotum with no irritation and use nystaform - HC for past 2 years prescribed by a dermatologist. Cure or possible diagnosis?
Check with another doc.
Second opinion is always a good option.
Good luck. ...Read more
Does bioderm ointment expire? If yes, please help me find the expiration date on the bottle. I can't see it.
Everything expires: Nothing lasts forever, but over-the-counter lotions and creams might not have a recommended expiration date stamped on the container. Perhaps going to a store and looking at all the other creams to see what are typical expiration dates can help a person decide when to throw away the bioderm. Of course, if the bioderm looks, smells, or feels different than when new, it's best to throw it out. ...Read more
Ichthammol: Ichthammol ointment is also known as black drawing salve. It is made of sulfur-rich shale and mixed with either a beeswax or paraffin base so it can be used to treat skin aliments. It is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It helps treat and clear up many minor wounds on humans and animals. ...Read more
Not a good choice.: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read more
Dermovate: Clobetasol is a topical (skin-applied) corticosteroid medication used to treat skin conditions that have not responded well to other corticosteroids, including severe psoriasis and eczematous dermatitis. The scalp lotion and shampoo are used to treat psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis occurring on the scalp. Not to be used on face, groin, under arms, or under breasts. ...Read more
Skin treatment: Yes dovobet may be used for your psorasis and the emulsifying ointment will provide moisture for your skin. ...Read more
If it works, Great!: Preparation h is a commercial over the counter lubricant that can include several ingredients such as steroid, decongestant, and witch hazel. Look at the ingredients, and if it works, good for you. But don't ignore chronic symptoms--see a colorectal surgeon, proctologist, or even your regular family doc if symptoms persist! ...Read more
See Wikipedia: There is a good discussion of skin lighteners on wikepedia. Dark circles can come from in adequate sleep or nasal congestion in which case one would need to treat the underlying cause. Nick perricone is a dermatologist with helpful ideas about the use of vitamin c and niacinamide. ...Read more
What can you tell me about the topical ointment Emuaid, specifically its effectiveness in treating bed sores?
Emuaid: Emuaid may help. There have been no double blinded randomized controlled studies on the formulation in Emuaid exactly, but many patient have been helped. See cremersmd@blogspot. Com for more information. It may help with bed sores but check with your MD if it is an open wound as stronger antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more
I was curious if any if you had any recommendation on creams and/or ointments I could use to alleviate my niece's pain?
What kind of pain: And what issues is your niece dealing with allergies/ medical issues/conditions? ...Read more