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No: Skin creams do not cause wrinklesGet a more detailed answer ›
Possibly.: These products may not be regulated by the U.S., so one might not be sure what is in them. They might have chemicals that are carcinogens in them, or they might have chemicals that can contribute to skin cancer. If they are supposed to protect against the sun, they might not do it, and cause cancer that way. It might be wise to use caution, and get a consumer review if possible prior to use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure of question: Emulsions are vehicles for delivering medication to the skin, just like creams, ointments, lotions, etc. Emulsions allow manufacturers to mix liquids that ordinarily do not mix well, such as oil and water. If you are asking which medications are available in emulsions, there are many, for a wide variety of skin conditions. ...Read more
Could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?
No: Chemical peel, ultrasound and other ways of manageing skin conditions essentially are unable to cause cancers especially of skin. The latter is causes by carcinogenic exposure, chronic exposure to ultraviolet light, and skin lesions such as cutaneous fistulas of long standing duration where viral involvement may be responsible. ...Read more
Are objects placed on skin (spoons, metals, plastic, etc.) that stick to skin (chest and forehead) normal, common, or rare? Is it a skin condition?
Objects and skin: If someone is able to stick objects to skin and is able to keep them suspended there, this would certainly not be considered to be within the realm of the norm. I have heard of such cases but I would think they would be discovered only within the realm of "Ripleys Believe It or Not" or Circuses, and I would imagine the reason for this phenomenon, is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anti-aging skin creams like Olay have ingredients that strips your skin's surface (like glycolic acid or acids or alcohols in general)? Thanks.
Anti aging: Most of them have RETINOL in non- prescription strength and YES RETINOL can peel skin ...Read more
For hyperkeratotic skin diseases, which is more better for sensitive skin - lactic acid lotion (lac-hydrin) or urea-based creams?
Both used: It really depends on the percentages of each medication. Many preparations have both urea and Lactic Acid in them. Your skin is also unique and what might appear to be gentler might give you a worse reaction than the so-called potent preparation. If you are treating keratosis pilaris (kp) then you might seek the help of a dermatologist or even have a preparation compounded. ...Read more
Some HC cream helps: Usually, when a person gets over-irritated skin or overly-dry skin after using acne medications, she can decrease or stop the acne medication (if they are over-the-counter, or if her doctor says that is ok to do), and then try some hydrocortisone cream (HC cream) on the irritated areas for a few days. Avoiding too much sun exposure on irritated skin is also helpful. ...Read more
Temporary: My understanding is that the ingredient in prep h that draws water from the skin has been removed. But even if i'm wrong, it is still only a temporary solution - your body moves water into any area of subcutaneous tissue that lacks it; so the "tightening" effect will last only until you stop applying prep h. ...Read more
I used rdl solution which contains hrdroquinoin 4%, tretinone 20mcg.My skin is peeling.Is that harmful?May cause for skin cancer?
Can I use an OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream on facial irritation and excessive dryness caused by reaction to fabric softener in towel?
Yes: but you must rewash all towels which have been treated with the fabric softener to avoid recurrence. ...Read more
Acids for skin tags: Although some acid peels can remove skin tags, most are ineffective. Salicylic acid is too weak an acid to remove a skin tag. Best is to simply shave the skin tag off at its base. See a competent facial plastic, plastic, or derm surgeon to suggest to you the best treatment option for your skin tags. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can mupirocin calcium cream 2% be substituted for Bacitracin for skin irritations due to disposable undergarments?
Short term use: If you have minor skin irritation it is ok to use topical antimicrobials. However I would not recommend using it indefinitely as it may cause antibiotic resistance. It is important for you to avoid the undergarments that caused the irritation and prevent it from happening chronically. ...Read more
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