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What is the optimum application of petroleum jelly on a wound to help minimize scarring?

Looking at different sites online, I am having difficulty finding a clear, consistent information on the use of petroleum jelly to promote healing and minimize scarring. What criteria should be ...
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Why is heparin gel not used or sold in the united states?

Topical heparins are widely used in Europe for the prevention and treatment of local symptoms associated with peripheral vascular disorders. Why is this not used in the USA? Why is it not sold? ...
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How can 5% and 10% concentrations of benzoyl peroxide, be less effective than the 2.5%?

Herbert P. Goodheart, MD 1971 (Hahnemann Medical College). Acne For Dummies (2006). p. 234. Benzoyl peroxide is the most commonly used over-the-counter acne medication, and is also the most ...
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How does chlorhexidine cause discolouration in teeth?

I've been prescribed chlorhexidine gel to topically apply using floss to my peri-implantitis. My prosthodontist warned that chlorhexidine can cause discolouration in teeth, especially if used ...
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Silicone gel “Strataderm” or plant extracts cream “Cicatrix” effect against scars?

The question is about remedies to minimize scarring. Mostly, two medicines are advised, these being the silicone gel “Strataderm” and a cream with extracts of Centella Asiatica and Pine (pinus ...
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Topical corticosteroids on penis vasoconstriction

If you apply topical corticosteroids to the penis (due to medical indication), can these cause local vasoconstriction and can the vasoconstriction be bad for sexual health (erections)? Or does the ...
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Is topical corticosteroid vasoconstriction temporary?

If topical corticosteroids cause vasoconstriction, is it always only temporary? Does it always return to its original state or even more dilatated?
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Aloe Vera and Diabetes

I've read some research about it. Does Anybody know what substance in Aloe Vera can help in decreasing blood sugar in patients with diabetes? And also is there any substance in Aloe Vera that is ...
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How to use normalising gel, cleansing milk, toner and protein mask

I have been using normalising gel to wash my face. I got as a present cleansing milk, toner and protein mask. How am I supposed to use these? I kind of understand that toner is used to remove those ...
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Why are antiseptic creams effective for epistaxis?

How do antiseptic creams work to prevent nosebleed?
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Is there any cure for keloids?

A keloidal scar is a fibrous tissue that occurs when skin is injured and forms over the wound to repair and protect the injury. Till now, there is no complete cure except for plastic surgery. But ...
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What causes acne, and how do I get rid of it?

I'm a 21 year-old male. I've had mild acne since my early teens, and currently it translates to a few raised red spots on my face and many more on my back and shoulders in an average week. The more ...
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What is the most effective thing that has worked for you in getting rid of acne (any kind)? [closed]

This seems like the oldest problem that mankind has ever faced since the dawn of our beauty-driven world. I'd like to hear practical tips, products, or treatments that has worked for you, best if ...
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What's the Right Amount of Conditioner to Use for Thick, Male Hair?

I tend to use almost a handful, but I don't know if that's dumb. I don't have long hair, either. On the top, I cut to 8 or 7, usually, and that's the longest I have it.
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face skin cream

I want to "fix" my face skin health look. I eat well but I don't see results on my face skin.Can I make my own cream for my skin?I don't want chemist things.I want to create "creams" to improve my ...
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Pealing lips problem

I have a lip problem. So I have a habit of picking my lips, and I finally decided to quit that habit. So I picked my bottom lip so much that it turned pink, my whole bottom lip is literally pink ...
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Rash on face, what is the most likely cause and best treatment? [closed]

Okay, I've got a Rash on my face. It's red and blotchy like broken capillaries but smooth to the touch. It doesn't hurt and is not itchy. The closest condition I can describe it to is Rosacea, but not ...
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If apply regular warm compress unto my scalp, will it mimic the use of topical vasodilators?

My hair is somewhat diminishing in volume and my hairline has regressed a little. I am still at age 25 though, but I'm not severely going bald. My friends have this issue too, so I suppose this is ...
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What to use for sore nostrils?

I am using this at the moment : Country Comfort Herbal Savvy Comfrey, but I have read that oil based stuff can cause pneumonia. What to use then ?
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Fading acne-hyperpigmentation

So I've been on diffren (adapalene gel) and it's really helped with my stubborn acne. However, I now have acne hyperpigmentation (the red spots on my skin). I've been trying to find an over the ...
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Procoagulant salve/cream/gel?

Are there any salves or creams you can apply to a bleeding wound to rapidly end bleeding by promoting clotting? And would it perform better than bandages?
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What topical anesthetics exist for the axillary area?

Oral topical anesthetics work great as first stage numbing before an injection of anesthetics during dentist procedures. Are there similar topical anesthetics that could be used in other areas of the ...
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Are massage creams containing paraben bad for health?

Are massage creams containing paraben bad for health? For example, I see that the free-up massage cream contains methylparaben: should I use a paraben-free massage cream instead of it? I read on ...
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Will the Fucidin Cream 2%, prescribed for impetigo on face, help clear-up pimples and zits too?

I've always struggled with acne, but recently, I noticed that my typical cystic acne's pimples and zits were different than usual. Not only were they redder and larger, but they were blister-filled ...
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Acne underneath skin [closed]

Introduction Okay, I've almost won my war. The battle, its almost won... However, I must still claim victory in my final battle. The battle against the little enemies, the ones that have fought with ...
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Contradictory advice from doctor and packaging

I'm suffering from some rather nasty atopic dermatitis on both feet; it's sufficiently itchy that I've torn a lot of the skin off, and I wake at night finding myself already scratching. For treatment,...
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Used the Differin XP/Adapalene Topical Gel on Acne on cheeks, but now I have a red dry, burning rash down my neck and on eyelids!

Used the Differin XP/Adapalene Topical Gel on the Acne on my cheeks, but now I have a red dry, burning rash down my neck and each of my eyelids! Is this a common side-effect of this topical gel? I ...
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Why does hand lotion make me feel thirsty?

I noticed a few years ago that when I use hand lotion, I get thirsty. Is there any medical/scientific reason this happens?
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Not in the face? Why is this warning on my lotion?

I have a body lotion for dry skin, but it contains a warning not to use it for children below 3 years and not to apply it in the face. I wonder what reason would make it inappropriate for the face ...
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Even topical tetracycline causes teeth discoloration?

I learned that tetracycline can cause tooth discoloratoin when taken orally. How about topical use as a creme? Can tetracycline also stain the tooth through skin absorption?
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How long will it take for pink skin after the falling of the scab to return to normal colouration?

About two weeks ago, I had a (minor) accident which thankfully did not result in any major damage to my bones or my joints, but which did leave me with a rather large wound near and below my elbow. It ...
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Does aloe vera fade acne scars?

Can aloe vera gel make scars from acne fade? If so, how is it used for this purpose?
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Should chronic low cortisol be treated if the patient has no symptoms?

I discovered I have low cortisol levels (11,35 μg/dL) but I never had any of those symptoms listed here. My mom also has low cortisol levels. I have no HIV, no known auto-immune diseases, I believe I'...
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How do topical steroid withdrawal relate to adrenal insufficiency?

In the International Topical Steroid Awareness Network (ITSAN) website, there is a list of symptoms that relieve after you discontinuing topical steroid. I will list here some of them: Signs and ...
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Are topical acne medications even allowed under the eyelid?

Topical acne medications are supposed to be used all over the face. However, the skin under the eyelids is much thinner and weaker, which makes it completely different. I assume any medication should ...
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Why are retinoids applied only after washing the face?

Is there a reason behind washing your face before applying retinoids? I do not know why this is required. Of course, assuming you haven't done anything dirty (like sweat) during the day. This is ...