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Treatments For Skin Tear
Have had cracked peeling lips since childhood. Tried all chap sticks and nothing works. Thin layer of skin tears right off. Cause and treatment?
Skin Burn: Silvadene cream, known generically as silver sulfadiazine, is a prescription medication used on the skin to treat some infections. Silvadene creates a seal that acts as a barrier to infection. The cream is mainly used to treat burns, especially second- and third-degree burns. ...Read more
2 fold: First you need mental health treatment to stop this type of behavior. It is usually due to anxiety and this can cause atopic dermatitis. Discuss this in detail with your doctor. Second you need first aid initially then long term treatment to help heal it and avoid infection. Clean it thoroughly using hydrogen peroxide and apply neopsporin until you see a doctor. ...Read more
Healing time: Ablative procedures remove a layer of skin allowing new skin to grow in its place and involves healing time. This can be done via laser, chemical acid, or mechanical dermabrasion. Nonablative procedures do not remove the skin and do not involve downtime or healing time. These procedures include lasers, microdermabrasion and other procedures which are more gentle on the skin. ...Read more
How can I get whiter skin, any treatments, pills or creams, that aren't harmful. I have light brown skin ?
Can use sunscreen: Normal people have whatever skin colors nature gives them, which ranges from very light to very dark. That means normal people DON'T need to get a whiter (lighter) color. If a person doesn't want to darken due to sun exposure, the best cream is a skin moisturizer with sunscreen inside it. Avoiding sunlight will keep skin lighter, but one will need to take extra vitamin D if avoiding sunlight. ...Read more
Very: In most children with dacryostenosis, or a clogged tear duct, no treatment or surgery is necessary. Most cases will resolve on their own. Warm compresses daily, duct massage, and treatment of superinfection is often all that is needed. However, in the small percentage of babies who require surgery or stenting, the prognosis is excellent, and treatment is effective. ...Read more
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more
Examination: Have your primary doctor exam you. If the diagnosis is not obvious, a dermatologist may be consulted for their expertise. Best of luck! ...Read more
Dry skin: Combining olive oil and sugar will create a great scrub that not only exfoliates your skin, but moisturizes it as well. Put 1/4 cup of olive oil in a small bowl. Add 1 tsp of sugar in the bowl. Apply the mixture to your face and let it absorb into your skin for 20 minutes. After you rinse your face with lukewarm water, your skin will feel as soft as butter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have skin tags around my bottom, .Too embarrassed to go to an office and spread my bottom . Any home treatments?
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