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Remedies For Skin Lichenification
Left an ice pack too long on my skin, now skin is ice burned. Skin went from cold/stiff, to red/slightly swollen skin. How do I remedy?
Urgent care or ER: If the area was white, cold and stiff or hard and if it then becomes red and swollen as it warms, you need to seek professional medical assistance. Usually the area will form blisters and permanent "bruising" or skin discoloration, which indicates long-term damage and possible destruction of blood vessels. Get it seen asap. Good luck! ...Read more
Is lichenification on face due to eczema permanent?If not how many days will my skin take to heal and is there any medication for healing it?
Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily shower (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if more severe ...Read more
Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet wraps at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if more severe. See Allergist ...Read more
I am a black british female and I have Lichenification on the knuckle areas of my left my left hand unsightly black legions wear gloves work a chef.
Lichenification: Lichenification occurs with longstanding dermatitis as the outer skin thickens as a response to the inflammation. Most commonly due to eczema or chronic allergic contact dermatitis. Since it is only on the left hand, would suspect the latter. Consider a consultation on Health Tap or with a local Dermatologist or Allergist for a personalized evaluation ...Read more
I have a skin condition called lichenfication etatropics which causes an irritation around my vagina after intercourse. Is there any help?
I'm guessing...: ...That you're referring to lichen sclerosus (formerly known as lichen sclerosus et atrophicus). If so, yes, there are treatments, but they're all prescription strength, so you'll need to see a dermatologist. Don't wait too long, because it gets harder to treat the longer it's there. ...Read more
See your doctor: Second and third degree burns are serious and require medical care to prevent scarring, discoloration and texture changes. See your doctor for help with this. Use ice immediately after any burn and go to the nearest facility if it is affecting part of your body to include you face, neck, chest, trunk, abdomen , arms or legs. ...Read more
Its been 20 days now, and my facial skin has got small white patches around it. I don't understand it.What is the remedy to cure it?
Skin conditions: The treatment for a skin condition depends on the skin codition: for acne there are oral antibiotics and topicals, for psoriasis topicals and biologics, for eczema moisturizers and cortisone, for warts there is liquid nitrogen, for male pattern hair loss Propecia and rogaine, (minoxidil) for abnormal moles surgical excision, for bacterial infections antibiotics, for fungus topical or oral meds. ...Read more
Dry skin: The very best remedy for dry skin is as follows. Sit in the bathtub for 30 - 60 minutes (no soap) then get out, dry off, wait 15 minutes and apply aquaphor ointment (or vaseline) all over body. This works because the water soaks into the skin and when the skin surface is dry the ointment will seal the moisture in. Do this daily. ...Read more
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