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Why Do Blackheads Stink
Acne Scars: Scarring occurs when there is damage to the deeper layers of the skin. In acne, scarring/dimpling can result from inflammation, cysts, & nodules deep in the skin, or as a result of trauma from squeezing lesions. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is when a dark or reddish flat spot remains after a pimple has cleared. Unlike true scars, pih can fade with time (months) & sun protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more
Numerous causes: There may be a variety of causes at first need to be evaluated prior to recommending a blanket statement. Hormonal or food sensitivities may require medication. Otherwise good skin hygiene with possible use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents as well as topical retinoids may be beneficial. ...Read more
Bromohidrosis: This could be either from a bacterial or fungus overgrowth such as in athlete's foot infection. If it is one of the other, especially tinea pedis, then this needs to be treated with anti-fungal agents. If it is evaluated for bromohidrosis, then a anti perspirant can be recommended. You need to have this evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acid water: It does by using acid water to unclog your pores. ...Read more
Why do my scars/cuts itch? I keep wanting to scratch them which i know is a bad idea. Why do they itch and what can I do to make them stop?
Healing: As nerves heal they fire randomly with minimal stimulation and itching is one of the most commonly reported events as healing progresses. A numbing cream with xylocaine (lidocaine) and tetracaine will help you with the symmetry. Are you still seeing your orthopedist? He can help with desensitization exercises. ...Read more
Not normal: What your are describing is not normal. This could be related to a chronic sinus infection. Less likely, but something that has got to be considered is a tumor of the nasal cavity/olfactory groove. Please get check by your local ent. At a minimum, you will need an endoscopy of the nasal cavities and a ct of the sinuses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Normally, urine smells.We call it urineferous smell. However, if smell is strong and offensive, you need to rule out infection. Without pain, burning, frequency, urgency, cloudiness of urine suspect food or meds intake to be the cause. Antibiotics, onion, garlic, and asparagus are examples of causes of odor in urine. ...Read more
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