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Facial skin wound that don't heal can it be rinworm

Facial skin wound that don't heal can it be rinworm

Non- healing sore: Skin cancer is divided into two major groups: non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the american cancer society, 75% of all skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. A sore that does not heal can be a skin cancer. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Rash that won t go away with cortisone cream?

Rash that won t go away with cortisone cream?

See the doctor: Not all rashes are treated with steroids, time to see the dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does the original avon skin so soft lotion work as an insect repellant? I heard it does and it doesn't.

Does the original avon skin so soft lotion work as an insect repellant?  I heard it does and it doesn't.

Insect repellent: Testing by the usda in the 1970s, avon's skin-so-soft (sss) provided only 6-75 minutes of complete protection against mosquito bites. In one laboratory comparative study of the efficacy of insect repellents against mosquito bites, sss provided an average complete protection time of only 23 minutes. A 2008 study showed protection times up to 10 hours against mosquitoes. Still not as good as deet. ...Read more

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Will inflammation itching red rash on skin go away by itself if i only wash it with good soap and dont apply corticosteroids if rash dont itch much?

Will inflammation itching red rash on skin go away by itself if i only wash it with good soap and dont apply corticosteroids if rash dont itch much?

Potentially: If the inflammation of your skin if due to superficial fungal infection, you should see response with anti fungal treatments you are on. No response indicates either the fungus is resistant or the inflammation is due to other condition like eczema etc., for which some non steroid topical treatment may be considered, if applicable. ...Read more

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Why does the skin over my bruise not heal well?

Why does the skin over my bruise not heal well?

Sensitive: A bruise represent trauma to the skin, soft tissue and blood vessels. The skin overlying a bruise may stay tender and sensitive for some time. ...Read more

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Used bactroban (mupirocin) cream on infected insect bites, all healed but left with whiter skin where i used the cream because have tanned legs, will it even out?

Used bactroban (mupirocin) cream on infected insect bites, all healed but left with whiter skin where i used the cream because have tanned legs, will it even out?

Should resolve : While I am strongly opposed to tanning since it damages your skin, the white spots developed because of the problem you had on your skin beforehand. This is called post inflammatory hypopigmentation and will resolve with time if you wear sunscreen on your legs tell your legs are not so tan it will make the spots less noticeable till they resolve. ...Read more

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Scab on face will not heal. Is there any cream or lotion that will work?

Scab on face will not heal. Is there any cream or lotion that will work?

No: It you have a nonhealing sore, you should be evaluated by a dermatologist and not waste time with over-the-counter creams. ...Read more

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How to heal intertrigo that appeared between breasts, which OTC cream to use, except cortizone (hydrocortisone) n clotimazole, that don't work.In case when can't go to doc?

How to heal intertrigo that appeared between breasts, which OTC cream to use, except cortizone (hydrocortisone) n clotimazole, that don't work.In case when can't go to doc?

Intertrigo: Aloe vera gel can be applied for treating intertrigo. Aloe vera has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. So it is very effective for treating intertrigo. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to have skin grafting?

Does it hurt to have skin grafting?

Local anesthetic: There is localized pain at the the donor site and recepient site. There will be discomfort for 1-2 days after the anesthetic will wear off. ...Read more

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I hav this itch in my groin, flaky skin. It doesn't respond to clotrimazole1%+hydrocortisone. Any idea?

I hav this itch in my groin, flaky skin. It doesn't respond to clotrimazole1%+hydrocortisone. Any idea?

Dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist, coluld still be fungal infection but needs a more potent or different antifungal, physical exam is important ...Read more

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Skin between my fingers is chapped & flaky due to antibacterial soap use. I scratch in sleep so never heals. How to heal? Oral antihistamine's useless

Skin between my fingers is chapped & flaky due to antibacterial soap use. I scratch in sleep so never heals. How to heal? Oral antihistamine's useless

Rash Between Fingers: Erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica is a skin condition caused by a Candida Albicans infection, characterized by an oval-shaped area of skin on the web between and extending onto the sides of the fingers. Another possibility is hand eczema. Treatment depends your diagnosis. See you local dermatologist for the correct diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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Can I exfoliate a hypopigmented scar on my lip until it scabs over? Will it heal darker?

Can I exfoliate a hypopigmented scar on my lip until it scabs over? Will it heal darker?

Scar: In order for a hypopigmented scar to repigment, melanocytes will need to migrate from the adjacent normal epidermis or the hair follicles. If exfoliation is performed to the depth where it causes scabbing, one has the potential to have textural changes and possibly scarring. It would be best to visit a Dermatologist and see if tacrolimus or pimecrolimus and/or Narrow band uvb would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Will lotion infect a cut or irritate it? Many websites say do and dont use lotion on cuts. I don't believe it will infect it?

Will lotion infect a cut or irritate it?  Many websites say do and dont use lotion on cuts.  I don't believe it will infect it?

Which lotion?: Best to use water to wash off a cut. Bacitracin, neosporin, triple antibiotic are over-rated: they do NOT prevent or treat infections. In fact they often cause allergic reactions. Alcohol, peroxide, iodine only irritate cuts. Proven benefit from washing and keep lubricated. Wounds do well with vaseline or Aquaphor. ...Read more

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I have open wound under my armpit from abscess. It already pop. what to use to help heal wound cause it doesn't look like it's healing completely?

I have open wound under my armpit from abscess. It already pop. what to use to help heal wound cause it doesn't look like it's healing completely?

Heat pack: Moist heat pack and keeping wound clean and out of water can help speed the process along. If it is not progressing over next few weeks should see someone. ...Read more

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Does using hc 2.5 % cream thin the skin of hemorrhoids, allowing them to pop and get infected? Will neosporin help heal it if applied inside/around?

Does using hc 2.5 % cream thin the skin of hemorrhoids, allowing them to pop and get infected? Will neosporin help heal it if applied inside/around?

No: Topical steroids used long term can thin the skin around the anus but won't damage the hemorrhoid. Actually i never use these creams because they don't really do anything that time and avoidance of constipation with fiber doesn't do better. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more