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Sunburn On Nose
Great Idea: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
I get really dry skin on face, my forehead and nose gets itchy, especially the nose. Skin also peels of the nose. Thanks?
Allergy testing: It sounds as if you are sensitive to one of the ingredients. You may want to try 100% pure products such as lanolin or aloe vera or switch to hypoallergenic products. You may want to incentive the i allergy by undergoing skin testing by an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Sunburn: Cooling off the burn can help at first with cool compresses using ice and cold water. Over the counter Hydrocortisone or prescription creams can help. Taking oral Ibuprofen pills can help reduce the inflammation and offer fast relief. If there are actual blisters, you need to watch for infection. ...Read more
3yr old past 2 times in saltwater, sun, sunscreen gets red splottchy puffy rash under eyes and on cheek. Puked this time. Slightly sun burnt on back.
Allergic reaction or sun exposu: This sounds like a generalized allergic reaction. It could be to salt water, a pathogen in the saltwater, the sunscreen, or something in the sand. Also combination of sun exposure can cause dehydration which can present that these symptoms. Push fluids and administer benadryl (diphenhydramine). If in doubt take the child to the er or pediatrician. ...Read more
Very dry skin on face I've been putting e45 on or nivea cream but then face goes all blotchy and feels on fire?
Coccoa nut oil: Try using virgin coccoanut oil. Its an excellent moisturizer. ...Read more
Hit nose on wall, nothing looks different (no swelling, no black eye). Feel tiny bump on left side of nose. Nose burns to breathe, stuffy too. Help?
Well : This requires in person consult with primary care doctor or Ear nose and throat or emergency doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment to see if your nose is broken ...Read more
Probably allergy: It could be something else. You need to be examined by a dermatologist who can then recommend treatment. ...Read more
Confirm Dx, get Rx: Are you sure it's a fever blister (oral herpes)? Had it previously with the same symptoms? If so, then pretty sure you have it again. If new, see a doctor ASAP to confirm the diagnosis. Effective treatment can speed healing of recurrent oral herpes, and it only requres a single dose of drug (valacyclovir), but must be taken within 1-2 days of onset. Either way, call or see doctor immediately. ...Read more
Depends in deprh: Superficial (1st degree) burns with redness require minimal treatment with an ointment & possible nsaids (if not sensitive). Partial thickness burns (2nd & 3rd degree) with blisters must be treated with topical antibiotics (bacitracin for face - silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) for body) if not allergic in order to minimize the risk of infection which may increase the amount of tissue damage. Sulfamylon for ear eschars. ...Read more
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