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Please recommend some tips on how to control eczema?

Please recommend some tips on how to control eczema?

Moisturize!: The mainstay of treat is topical anti-inflammatory medications and skin care measures. Frequent use of emollients& moisturizers is important in minimizing symptoms. Adjunctive treat with antihistamines is also often helpful to minimize skin trauma from scratching. Hydration with sufficient water intake is important. Allergy testing (Skin or Blood) and/or Patch testing may http://nationaleczema.org ...Read more

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Folliculitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen. It can occur anywhere on the skin, and usually occurs when the hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, shaving, or blockage of the follicle, and a ...Read more


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Best way to wax/shave bikini area? Any tips?

Best way to wax/shave bikini area? Any tips?

Pubic hair: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Best way to treat folliculitis on your scalp?

Best way to treat folliculitis on your scalp?

See Your Physician: For bacterial folliculitis of the scalp, it is important to determine the organism responsible for the infection. After a culture and sensitivity is obtained, your physician will be able to prescribe the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to prevent ingrown toenail?

I need some tips on how to prevent ingrown toenail?

Avoid "cutting out": Try and trim them straight across, avoid tight and pointed shoes, see a podiatrist for possible corrective procedure. ...Read more

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What are some tips to avoid ingrown hairs while shaving?

What are some tips to avoid ingrown hairs while shaving?

Avoid goosebumps: Avoid shaving goose bumps. If you get ingrown hairs often try initially shaving with the grain of the hair and then against it. ...Read more

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Please recommend some tips on how to grow my hair fast?

Please recommend some tips on how to grow my hair fast?

Healthy hair: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). ...Read more

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What to do to an ingrown hair with puss?

See a doctor: Your doctor will perform an incision and drainage and then determine if you need antibiotics. Keep the area clean. She will also pull the ingrown hair. ...Read more

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Can you give me any tips or suggestions to prevent pimples or blackheads?

Can you give me any tips or suggestions to prevent pimples or blackheads?

Scientific Rx: For prevention, often a face wash with salicylic acid as tolerated is sufficient. Topical benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative may be sufficient. ...Read more

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Could you give me some tips to avoid dry hair?

Could you give me some tips to avoid dry hair?

Dry hair: Get enough sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, over-washing, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. When needed use quality conditioner. ...Read more

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How to prevent ingrown hairs on your nipples?

Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs are hairs that do not release their secretions or follicle through the skin properly and become infected. You may consider regular cleaning of this area up to twice a day if needed. Allowing the hair to grow out may also help avoid possible infection at the site. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to deal with an ingrown toenail?

Any tips on how to deal with an ingrown toenail?

See a podiatrist: You might make the problem worse trying to dig them out yourself in terms of increased pain or infection. A podiatrist can give you fast pain relief. If this is a recurrent issue, there are permanent procedures that keep this from bothering you again in the future. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips to help treat my acne problem?

Can you suggest tips to help treat my acne problem?

Scientific Rx: If you're old enough to write healthtap, you're old enough to get on the phone and make an appointment with your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that's a personal & professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you owe it to yourself to get seen. Home / folk remedies are only adjuncts. A savvy physician can clear you. Economically. Really. ...Read more

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I want to know how can I apply to remove my buttocks folliculitis. 10% benzoyl peroxide?


I want to know how can I apply to remove my buttocks folliculitis. 10% benzoyl peroxide?

Benzoyl peroxide can: help. Often the folliculitis is caused by prolongued sitting especially if combined with sweating. I also recommend using corn starch to absorb moisture. If OTC BP isn't enough or the 10% concentration is to irritating see your doctor ...Read more

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How to cure ingrown hairs due to lichen simplex chronicus?

Use a loofa: chronic ingrowing hairs from any cause can be helped by using a loofa. the loofa removes dead skin cells which often clog the hair follicle. by keeping the follicle opening clear of obstruction, the hairs will be more likely to grow normally. ...Read more

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How to stop shaving boils?

How to stop shaving boils?

Lock up the razor: The way to stop shaving the boils is to lock up the razor. Since the boils stick up higher than the normal skin, a razor will cut their tops off. After all is healed, one can stop creating new boils or pimples by not cutting so closely that the skin is cut. If the skin is cut, it can heal together and seal over a hair follicle or skin gland opening. Bacteria or oils trapped inside form new boils. ...Read more

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How to help a dry scalp??

How to help a dry scalp??

Dry Scalp: Mix half cup of water with half a cup of apple cider vinegar; Use this to massage your scalp / hair; Leave for about 10 minutes; Rinse your hair with shampoo (tea tree oil based is preferred); Or coconut oil massaged into scalp helps. Be sure drink plenty of fluids & eat green leafy veggies; more at eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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How to shave vagina? How to maintain hygiene of vagina? Can I use any soap or oil? Pls tel me asap

How to shave vagina? How to maintain hygiene of vagina? Can I use any soap or oil? Pls tel me asap

Hygiene: One does not go to the doctor to learn grooming techniques. I am sorry, but medicine has no opinion on your choices for grooming. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor can you give me some tips to reduce scalp itching?

Hello Doctor can you give me some tips to reduce scalp itching?

Hard to say: As the best form of treatments are addressing the underlying issue and without know any more information or having the chance to evaluate your scalp in person may be difficult to better guide you. This may be related to dandruff and in that case the over-the-counter shampoos like Selsun Blue may very well help you, but again its difficult to say for certain. ...Read more

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