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Doctor insights on: Putting Borax On The Skin For Lupus

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Can putting bleach on my skin kill the ringworm?

Can putting bleach on my skin kill the ringworm?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals. Bleach is ineffective and not a recommended treatment for ringworm. ...Read more

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Is it safe to try using clotrimazole on a red burning/itching rash on the skin around the outer corners of my eyes?

Is it safe to try using clotrimazole on a red burning/itching rash on the skin around the outer corners of my eyes?

Clotrimazole eye: Is it safe to try using clotrimazole on a red burning/itching rash on the skin around the outer corners of my eyes? ANS: what for? Read warnings on lable. Go to Drugs.com and research and then ask your Dr. He knows you best. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for scaly dry skin on the face?

Is there a treatment for scaly dry skin on the face?

Moisturizer: The most effective treatment for scaly dry skin of the face is routine application of a fragrance free moisturizer. It will hydrate the epidermis and promote normal exfoliation. With time the barrier function will be optimized. ...Read more

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Will putting hemp oil on my face letting it soak in for 30 minutes then put Retin a (tretinoin) on minimise redness and flaking?

Will putting hemp oil on my face letting it soak in for 30 minutes then put Retin a (tretinoin) on minimise redness and flaking?

Possibly: Products like Retin-A exfoliate the skin, and WILL cause some dryness and flaking in some people. If this is too bothersome, try applying every other night. A moisturizer can help with the flaking, but use caution. Some people have had acne breakouts using hemp oil in their face, so if your acne worsens, stop the oil. You can also ask your Dr what moisturizer he/she recommends! ...Read more

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What cream is good for red, flaking skin on the face?

What cream is good for red, flaking skin on the face?

Diagnosis impt: If the area is itchy, initial benefit might be obtained with 1% hydrocortisone (HC) twice daily for 10 days. However there are conditions such as rosacea, contact dermatitis, and other lesions such as pre-cancers which will not respond to this effort...so a visit to a specialist is recommended if the HC fails to help. ...Read more

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I have poison sumac on my face. Are the correct steps to put neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on the rash and bandage it?

I have poison sumac on my face. Are the correct steps to put neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on the rash and bandage it?

No : Poison sumac is a contact/allergic dermatitis. Best to use cortisone cream, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth, and leave it open. Bandaging it will increase local heat which will increase itchiness. Be sure it is sumac by consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best lotion to use for dry and irritated skin on my hands?

Need advice on what is the the best lotion to use for dry and irritated skin on my hands?

No best lotion: There is no best lotion available. It's success depends upon a variety of factors eg. The cause of the hand dermatitis and the possible contact dermatitis which may be present. I have used eucerin and aquaphor fodr years for really dry hands. ...Read more

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Clotrimazole caused skin to peel on penis, what is safe to put on the peeling skin to sooth and help heal?

Clotrimazole caused skin to peel on penis, what is safe to put on the peeling skin to sooth and help heal?

Leave it alone: The best approach is to just leave it alone and let it heal on its own. You were presumably using Clotrimazole for a fungal infection, which will then come back if you use a lot of ointments, steroids, or moisturizers. ...Read more

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What is the best topical treatment for ringworm on the skin of my legs?

What is the best topical treatment for ringworm on the skin of my legs?

Butenafine: I do a lot of grappling and i always have someone with ringworm. I prefer Butenafine (mentax) because it is once a day. It is now available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Is using benoquin (monobenzone) cream good to use on discoloured skin from the sun? To even out the skin

Hyperpigmentation: Benoqin treatment of dark skin is permanent. If you over do the benoqiin you will not be able to add back pigment. Use hydroquinone instead. ...Read more

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