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Remove Chiggers From Skin
'chiggers' is an itchy rash casue by the bite of an immature (larval) stage of a mite. The mite secrets chemicals which trigger an intense itchy reaction from humans. The larvae do not burrow under skin but rather secret chemicals to help digest skin. The mites are found in tall grass at the edges of forests. Wear long clothing & use ...Read more
Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?
Won't prevent scar: But it will soften the area and help make it less noticeable. Normal insect bites shouldn't scar unless scratched open if this is a problem too try putting some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on and covering with band aid. If you are dark pigmented and have dark scars try fade cream but don't use it close to your eyes. ...Read more
Interesting: Never heard that the skin would be susceptible to insect bites more than someone else's unless the smell of the skin- soaps, colognes, perfumes, etc. maybe attracts the bugs more. You might try not wearing anything that has a fragrance to it- even washing clothes in fragrance free detergent and dryer sheets. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wash !!: Getting rid of bed bugs effectively from your home usually requires help from a professional exterminator with experience in bed bug control. They are very difficult to permanently get rid of on your own. There are bed bug mattress covers now available to help prevent re-infestation. Washing all bedding and clothing in hot water is a must! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Most products only improve the appearance of the scar but do not totally remove it. ...Read more
Leave blister intact: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered. ...Read more
Remove Pox Marks: If the marks are due to acne, this article might get you started==>http://guidetoskincare.Com/how-to-get-rid-of-acne/. Your dermatologist can thoroughly evaluate your condition and offer a custom-designed treatment plan that will address both the cosmetic and medical issues you face. ...Read more
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