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Calamine for dry scaly skin, ok?

Calamine for dry scaly skin, ok?

Will make it worse: Calamine lotion is drying and cooling. For dry skin there are dozens of ointment and creams OTC. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive exposure to the sun that causes damage ...Read more


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Is aveeno (oatmeal) good for sensitive skin?

Is aveeno (oatmeal) good for sensitive skin?

Eucerin: Aveeno (oatmeal) may br allright but i typically recommend eucerin as lotion for sensitive skin. ...Read more

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Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Use Aloe directly: From the plant. Most lotions have too low an aloe % to really aid in skin healing. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera helpful for sun burned skin?

Yes: Aloe vera contains anti-inflammatory acids. Aloe vera soothes inflammed, burned or irritated skin 7 decreases the chance of skin infections. ...Read more

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Aloe sunburn spray good on blistered skin?

Aloe sunburn spray good on blistered skin?

Great Idea: 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

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Is natural aloe vera plant good to apply for dry skin?

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is used as a treatment for burns. It may be an ingredient in a lotion but aloe vera is not used as a solo agent for dry skin. ...Read more

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Can a moisturizing cream for very dry skin help in allergic skin rash??

Can a moisturizing cream for very dry skin help in allergic skin rash??

Won't help, and: won't harm, treating an allergic reaction depends on the severity and symptoms, ranging from applying topical steroid /antihistaminic creams, to giving antihistamines orally or by injection, up to hospitalization if need be. Dry skin needs skin care and seeing a dermatologist for better management, best wishes ...Read more

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Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Not necessarily: Aloe (straight from the plant) can be helpful for healing burns or abrasions. But it is not an acne treatment. Some people can have significant sensitivity to aloe. Take care. ...Read more

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Is emollient cream good for irritated skin?

Is emollient cream good for irritated skin?

Yes: It provides a protective barrier and helps with skin healing. ...Read more

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I've a oily skin, will Neutrogena SPF-15 Face lotion be suitable for my skin?

I've a oily skin, will Neutrogena SPF-15 Face lotion be suitable for my skin?

No: In order to have adequate UV-A and B protection the sunblock should have a physical barrier such as zinc or titanium at least 7%. These otc products do not have that instead have an oxylate substance that is not as effective. ...Read more

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Is lotion good for oily skin or cream good for oily skin?

Is lotion good for oily skin or cream good for oily skin?

Ingredient vs carrie: The ingredients as much as the vehicle will influence the effect on oily skin. Both can be used but generally speaking lotions are preferred due to their lighter consistency. ...Read more

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Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine: Calamine won't fix the underlying problem. It might be a little drying. Wouldn't be the first choice for heat rash but might help to manage symptoms. ...Read more

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Is aquaphor healing ointment good for acne-rosacea skin?

Is aquaphor healing ointment good for acne-rosacea skin?

Not really: Is really an emollient-good for dry skin and diapoer rashes. Roseacea need Rx for metronidazole gel and an exmination by a physician. ...Read more

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Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Skin lightening: No. It is very unlikely that a non-prescription lotion will lighten your skin. ...Read more

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Why aveeno (oatmeal) cleanser/moisturizer is best for sensitive, combination skin?

Why aveeno (oatmeal) cleanser/moisturizer is best for sensitive, combination skin?

Limited ingredients: Aveeno (oatmeal) and cetaphil from otc use very few products. Physician grade skin care would be avene its great for sensitive skin. ...Read more

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Lubriderm advanced therapy lotion good for dry skin?? Been using Aveeno (oatmeal) right after the shower still dry... How can I prevent chicken skin spots??

Other creams help: For rough bumps (or "chicken skin" or keratosis pilaris), it's helpful to use a moisturizer with a "keratolytic" ingredient -- this breaks down the more thick rough skin that sometimes builds up in pores and leads to rough bumps. Keratolytics include salicylic acid, ammonium lactate, and urea. Cerave SA cream and Amlactin are two over the counter examples that have one of those ingredients. ...Read more

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Which aveeno (oatmeal) facial cleanser is good for dry?

Limited ingredients: Aveeno (oatmeal) and cetaphil from otc use very few products. Physician grade skin care would be avene its great for sensitive skin. ...Read more