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What Can I Do To Treat A Skin Boil
Laser treatment: The cause of your lip blister is probably herpes simplex one virus. This is commonly known as a cold sore. If your dentist has a laser such as the biolase md the cold sore can be treated with it to instantly relieve the pain and heal it quicker, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC Acne Treatment: If one is getting scarring (not staining, but depressed or pitted scars), one should seek a medical opinion for prescription treatment. The following can be used: clogged pores (whiteheads and blackheads): - retinol at bedtime - salicylic acid - glycolic acid - benzoyl peroxide inflammatory lesions (red bumps and/or pus bumps) - benzoyl peroxide gel - topical sulfur. ...Read more
Whitehead: You can treat one whitehead by simply pricking it open with a sterile needle. If you are getting a lot then you have acne and you can consider using over the counter benzoyl peroxide products or see a dermatologist or gen doc to try differin, retin a (tretinoin) or similar meds. ...Read more
Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more
See your doctor: You should see your doctor. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Absolutely see derm: At our age, hormones play a big part. So see derm for treatment options:) ...Read more
Shave with grain: Best tip is to exfoliate before you shave, make sure you are using a fresh blade and a good shaving cream (not soap). Then shave with (not against) the grain. Won't be as close but will cause far less irritation. You can also apply tend skin after you shave as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consult your doctor: Wound care instructions should be obtained from a physician who has inspected your wound. Not all wounds are the same and not all will have the same treatment. Generally however, the wound site should be regularly cleansed with sterile saline or a wound cleanser. Deeper more involved wounds with signs of infection may require oral antibiotics. Consult with your physician for a plan of care. ...Read more
What can you do to treat a lump on my cartilage. Not sure if it's a keloid , what can I do to get it away ?
How do I know if I have furunculosis or hidradenitis suppurativa and what can I do to prevent it from recurring?
Start with: medical evaluation for correct diagnosis. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hidradenitis-suppurativa/home/ovc-20200012 & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/boils-and-carbuncles/symptoms-causes/dxc-20214768. ...Read more
Warm compress &: Tylenol (acetaminophen). Depending on where the boil is, you may get by with letting it pop, aided by warm compress, and relieve the pain with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and the like. If that does not relieve the boil in a couple of days, you should see your doctor to see if needs to be drained. If it is on your face see your doctor soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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