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Why Are My Heals Red
Left an ice pack on for 20+ mins & now my cheeks are really red/pink so I think I'm ice burned. How do I reduce the redness? When will this heal?
You are OK: Place a cloth between the ice pack and the cheek like a wash cloth. You did not say why you are using an ice pack ...Read more
I'm a virgin male with phimosis, I tried to stretch went to fast at times and now there is redness on tip of foreskin in some places how can I heal it?
Steroid cream or: Surgery. Prescription strength steroid cream e.g. Betamethasone or kenalog (triamcinolone) applied twice daily for a few weeks over tight are. May take care of the problem, always remember to return foreskin back over glans to avoid paraphimosis. You will require circumcision or prepucioplasty (diving tight dorsal skin which is then closed transversely if steroid cream doesn't help. Urologist can best advise. ...Read more
Infection. Yeast?: There are several possible causes of these symptoms. A yeast infection is the most common cause; however, it could also be an allergic reaction to something, a skin condition or some other type of infection such as herpes. You could try using a non-prescription yeast medication, or see your doctor and get an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more
My son is 11 months he has redness and a little tear around his penis head what can I do for the pain and to heal the tearing?
Pediatrician exam: Please take your son to see his local pediatrician for an exam to rule out infection or other causes of redness and trauma in your son ASAP. ...Read more
How to heal scars and redness on cheeks after finishing accutane? I have one res scar that's been on me since october 2012! help please
I had a jock itch and it heal last week is ok for me to have sex again because it doesn't itch anymore and the redness is gone I had sex last night?
Sure: There was no reason to forego loving even while you had the itch. Good body care may help keep it from coming back. ...Read more
Many causes: Red cheeks can be a sign of sunburn, rosacea, cellulitis, acne, lupus, side effects of medications (flushing symptoms), dermatitis due to topical preparations/soaps/lotions, signs of viral infection (exanthems), just to name a few. Get to a doctor so they can look at this and begin to tender a diagnosis. Only then could a proper recommendation and/or treatment be made. ...Read more
I had a cold sore which heal and now I have redness where the cold sore used to be, does this heal?
Cold sore erythema: Yes, it should heal just like when you cut yourself it scabs, then is red, and then the redness eventually fades ...Read more
Why do sunburns itch so badly? Is the skin trying to heal? I had mine for 2 wks wout much decrease in redness & itchiness should I c a doc, b worried
Yes: Sounds like something other than sunburn. Have you applied something to a sunburn? Something that might cause itch? Reason for Tegratol? Best see a dermatologist. Meanwhile, try a nice, long shower using Dove or Aveeno (oatmeal) cleanser, followed by vigorous rub-down using a ceremide cream such as Eucerin or Aveeno (oatmeal). ...Read more
My cat died yesterday so I was sobbing for five hours. Is the puffiness and redness in my eyes permanent? If not, how long will it take for it to heal?
Yesterday, trying to cleaning my penis head, I flicked overly hot water onto it. This caused an itchy pain and redness. Should this heal naturally?
Yes: The skin though more sensitive then other areas will like any other. ...Read more
Used semi-protective eyewear. Went in a low wattage tanning bed twice recently and eyes have been hurting. No redness or sight issues. Will it heal?
The knuckle of my index finger hurts when I bend it (burning/pulling feeling). Comes and goes. No redness or swelling. What is it/how to heal?
Varies: There are multiple potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes is a synovitis of the lining of the joint capsule if that joint. If not contraindicated, trying an NSAIDs when it is symptomatic may be of some benefit. ...Read more
At home red light therapy at 650nm, how effective is this when using it for popped pimples? Does it help it heal? Reduce redness, and swelling?
I applied tea tree oil on my face and it caused redness &little lumps on my cheeks. Can I use silver ex &aloevera? How much time will it take to heal?
Facial redness: This may not be an allergic reaction but is a primary direct irritant reaction. I would favor applying a cortisone type ointment rather than aloe Vera. If there is deepening or spreading redness, secondary infection may be present and is a serious situation. See a physician promptly in that case. ...Read more
I have a small rash ory dy itchy spot on my breast for almost two weeks it itches but bo redness or swell or pain what can I use to heal it?
Acne pits, scars/redness on my right cheek. No acne after switching to a clarisonic. What's the best way to heal these? No change in 5 yrs..
Dermatology: See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who dose laser resurfacing procedures. ...Read more
I messed with two blackheads around my lip line, it looks like I popped two pimples now. What can I do to lower redness or heal it?
Time: Keep the area clean and don't mess with it anymore. The more you touch it, the greater the chances of infection. Hope this helps! ...Read more
2 month ago I got herpes cold sore on my lip 1 month ago it seemed to heal but redness remains & it has slowly better Am I still contagious? Can I kiss
OK to kiss: Slightly contagious when no sore is present. Relax. Most people already have it without any symptoms. So the person you kiss already has it or will get it anyway. Do not kiss kids with active eczema or people with diseases of disordered immunity. The color will soon be normal. Valacyclovir and acyclovir prescription pills are very effective to treat or prevent attacks. Attacks may come from sun ...Read more
2 months ago I got herpes cold sore on my lip 1 month ago it seemed to heal but redness remains & has slowly bettered Am I still contagious? Can I kiss
Yes: Most of these are HSV1 and most adults already have it without any symptoms. So whoever you kiss either already has it or will get it anyway. You shed viruses periodically so you might transmit it between attacks, though you are most contagious at the beginning of a sore. Fish oil is of absolutely no value for this. There is no "detox" of herpes. There is a prescription pill which is very effective. ...Read more
A drained blood blister on my thumb filled with water and today it is yellow but with no pain and less redness. Should I leave it alone to heal?
There are special bandaids for blisters now. Ok to use.
if you keep messing with the blister, you may get it infected. ...Read more
Swollen ankle and foot redness around ankle (forgot to state in last question). If it is sprain pretty bad would a walking boot work to help heal it?
I am experiencing pimples, skin sores and abdominal skin redness. Recently broke out bad I have a hard time not picking at them. Sores on all of face neck chest. Drs think I'm on drugs to embarrassed togo back. Creams to help heal faster got towork?
Sores: Need more information to help and pictures ...Read more
Help-i have redness & small blisters & cracks (burns?) from laser hair removal on face, neck & corners of mouth what should I use to heal w/o scars?
Ointment: It sounds like you may have some mild burns from the hair removal laser. Any cracks or blisters should be covered with antibiotic ointment and kept clean. Avoid any sun exposure until you are cleared by your treating physician to reduce any damage. The face usually recovers very quickly from this type of treatment. ...Read more
Depends on several: Things: the type of bug, a person's allergy response, and whether it gets infected. Some will resolve in a few hours, while some individuals have delayed hypersensitivity reaction and may get marked swelling and redness after 1-2 days. Scratching and infection will prolong healing. Cold compresses and antihistamines orally work best if itchy. ...Read more