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Xylocaine Skin Related Agent
Yes: Any topical substance can potentially cause an allergic reaction. This is commonly known as contact dermatitis. If the reaction occurs after repeated exposure, it is most likely allergic. If it occurs on the very first exposure, it is probably an irritant reaction (irritant contact dermatitis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Depending on the source of pain they may provide some relief. Don't expect relief unless the source of pain is superficial. ...Read more
Yes: It is the active ingredient in many sunblocks and can be very effective. ...Read more
Can topical antihistamine (like synopen) n form of cream be safely used for relieving of itching of irritant dermatitis rash?
Is there anything that can be applied to the skin or taken orally to minimize the local skin reaction (itching & erythema) from exelon (rivastigmine) patch. ?
Tough situation: Do not use lotions or ointments underneath the patch as it makes things worse. Some pts have done well with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or steroid cremes prior to use of patch, but this too is not often successful. Best approach, rotate frequently, wash site with water only, then dry thoroughly, wait a few seconds and apply. If all else fails, phone the company 800 line and ask to speak to a nurse. ...Read more
Of course: Aching/swollen joints, rash on nose and cheeks, signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), signs of anemia (such as unusual tiredness/weakness, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat), unusual bleeding/bruising, signs of liver problems (such as dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting), mouth sores. ...Read more
Genital herpes itching topical remedies beside steroids containing topical agents which made the lesions grow?
Steroids will not: work on herpetic lesions. You must get anti-viral drugs from your doctor ...Read more
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
What's the difference between topical aneshtetic creams like benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?
Similar: All of these are topical anesthetics, meaning that they can be applied directly to skin or mucous membranes to treat minor pain such as teething or scrapes, or itching from poison ivy or insect bites. Xylocaine is the same thing as lidocaine. All can be toxic if used in excessive doses. Special care must be taken if any of these are used for small children. Some types are by prescription only. ...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
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
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No: Skin creams do not cause wrinklesGet a more detailed answer ›
Probably not but...: Agent Orange contains dioxin, a toxic chemical proven to cause many serious illnesses. Muscular dystrophy is something people are born with. Agent Orange may cause Muscular dystrophy in the children of those exposed to it but isn't known to cause it directly in those exposed. See http://www.veteranshealth.org/Vietnam/AO.html A holistic/integrative physician can evaluate/treat illness from toxins. ...Read more
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