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Skin Rash That Won T Heal
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
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
My heat rash turned into fungal infection on chest.i put clotrimazole but it does not sooth much the itch. how long this fungal rash will be on skin?
Skin reacts to ever moisturizer or natural product I put on it to moisturize. prescription steroid cream to toughen skin. Scared it will make acne worse. Ideas?
Sensitive skin: try using virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer. Also there hypoallergenic products that might also help ...Read more
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
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
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
Can i put baby powder on skin which was affected by irritant dermatitis-not dry anymore.dont itch but still red-will powder minimize redness n fade it?
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
I hav this itch in my groin, flaky skin. It doesn't respond to clotrimazole1%+hydrocortisone. Any idea?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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?
Red lines under foreskin. Does not hurt or itch. Used clotrimazole cream. Reduced redness but wont go away fully after 4-5 weeks. What now?
Foreskin red lines: I advise you to see a your primary care doctor or a urologist. Perhaps it's just normal. ...Read more
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