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Skin So Soft Insect Repellent
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
Itchy mosquito bite like bumps where the sun doesn't shine..?"is it possible to have skin cancer where the sun never shines?"
Is it possible to remove insect bite scars from skin? E.G, bedbug bites. A topical solution is preferred
Insect bites: It is likely that you do not actually have scars from the insect bites, but merely areas of discoloration and inflammation. An injury to the skin must be quite severe to produce a permanent scar. All inflammations, from bites, pimples, scratches or light burns, leave redness and then later, discoloration.You should avoid the sun on these areas and use Hydrocortisone cream 1%, wait a few monthts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that petroleum jelly is good to minimize scars from insect bites, rash and open wounds?
It's OK: Wounds heal best when kept moist and vaseline is a good moisturizer. However, there may be products more appropriate for specific wounds. For example, wounds with a heavy bacterial load may do better with an antibiotic cream such as silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) while insect bites might need an antipuritic/antiinflammatant agent. Your doctor should be able to help you make individualized choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Penis head skin is bumpy. Is it due to lack of moisture, tight clothing, oily skin, dry skin? can I apply Vaseline or any other cream to smooth it?
Penis : Need to be seen as consult to exclude other issues. ...Read more
Very oily skin no matter how much washed. Painful itchy skin. Rash on back face neck scalp. Skin hurts. New soap. Reaction maybe?
Very itchy skin& a clump of insect like bites has appeared in the area around my knee bites appearing all over my skin,am certain theyre not mosquitos?
Checked for lice, bed bugs & tree mites. no bites nothing but dandruff. can dry skin can make you feel it on other body parts? dry skin but oily hair?
Have rash on my neck from handling walnut hulls. rash spreading more skin feels like gator skin very rough and darkened in color. dear god help. its b?
INSECT REPELLENTS: Deet remains the criterion standard of currently available insect repellents. Marketed products include off!, cutter, repel, sawyer, ben's, and ultrathon. For most uses, choose a repellent with 5-35% deet. Repellents can be safely applied lightly to exposed skin or clothing. In your case, apply deet in a small area of skin first watching for any signs of irritation before using over a wider area. ...Read more
I've a persistent insect bite reaction on face.Bites are still red.Dr.Prescribed me antihist&corticost.Cream.Do these bites'll leave any pigme.Or scar?
Scratching sunburned-peeling skin that causes fliud to come out? what is this fluid? aloe vera after sun lotion was used beforehand.
Tissue fluid: Damaged, burned tissue exudes fluid leaking out of ruptured cells. Not dangerous. Nothing magic about aloe. Any lubricating oil or ointment will be beneficial.Water is also useful. Avoid antiseptics and antibiotics. Avoid bacitracin, neosporin, etc. Next time prepare to better protect yourself from sun damage. ...Read more
Can HIV be spread at nail salon or makeup counter (try on makeup)? Lip gloss and nail polish are liquid, so virus not exposed to air. Chapped lips?
No risk, no worries: It is probable that nobody in the world ever caught HIV from something like this. If you don't have unprotected sex with partners at risk, and do not share drug injection equipment with other persons, you will never be at risk. Don't worry about any other kind of exposures. ...Read more
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