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Polyfax Ointment For Face Wax Burn
NO: NO! NO! NO! Aminoglycocide antibiotics in skin ointments do not seem to help ANYTHING at all.They are among the most common things that people are allergic to. They are useless and may be harmful. There are effective acne treatments. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can try OTC benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more
I used Vaseline gauze and polyfax on mesh graft which led to clogged pores. Can i apply physiogel lotion for moisturization of 22 days old skin graft?
Probably: But best to ask your plastic surgeon ...Read more
Used retin A (tretinoin) twice on penis head...skin burned, reddish and sore patches. applying Vaseline, moisturizer for 3 days. can I apply Betnovate ointment?
Stop: I have no idea why you want to put Retin A (tretinoin) on your penis head since there is no wrinkle there. If anything, try topical hydrocortisone for a few days to calm the inflammation down (I presume however that Betnovate is a brand of cortisone containing betamethasone . If so, it is ok to use it once a day for 3-4 days but no more). ...Read more
Avoid sun exposure: Mupirocin is the ointment of choice for certain staph infections. I would not recommend applying sunscreen to an open wound or rash. You would be wise to avoid significant sun exposure to an infected wound. A dry dressing over the mupirocin application might be a better choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elocom (0.1%), Betnovate Ointment (30g), Elica-M (0.01%), Vaseline or moisturizer cream. Which cream may help to heal burned skin fast from Retin A (tretinoin)?
Dermatologist: Evaluation, please don't self medicate, those are potent steroid creams , which you might not need in your case, seek a dermatologist evaluation please, best wishes ...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
Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?
No: But may help prevent subsequent infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
15 month old diagnosed with perioral dermatitis. Prescribed topical erythromycin gel. Burns and dries out her skin. Is it ok to use neosporin too?
DERMATITIS: They are both antibiotics. Use either one. ...Read more