Dear An_242134, The answer is yes, excessive use of antibiotics can lead to a yeast infection. Did your problem get better with the antifungal cream? It is much more common to get hand eczema than yeast on the knuckles. If you didn't get better with the antifungal, than I think you had eczema.View Thread
Dear Danier12, Spreading bumps on the skin of a child are most often due to molluscum contagiosum, which is a type of wart that looks different from the common wart. This condition is more common in children who have dry skin, or eczema. It eventually goes away by itself, but in the meantime, can spread to other siblings and classmates, so I recommend taking him to a dermatologist. Dermatologists usually treat the condition by applying a painless liquid to the bumps, or by prescribing a cream to use at home.View Thread
Dear whenlifegivesyoulemons, Is the skin under the hair a normal color or darker than normal? Did the patch change at all when you went through puberty? For example, did the skin get thicker or the hair grow thicker? Thanks for sharing this with us!View Thread
Dear MrsNayNay, It's great that you want to start taking care of your skin to prevent skin aging. In fair skinned people like you, a "ton of sunscreen" is the key. You need to look for products that are labelled, "non-comedogenic." This means that they tend not to cause acne. If a product does not have this label, assume that it will break you out. Neutrogena Dry Touch is a good sunblock that won't break you out, but Coppertone and many other companies have them as well. If you want to use an antiaging product, look for something with retinol in it. Because you are acne-prone, you may want to try a serum. RoC has several products available that are not too expensive. Lastly, don't forget the kids. Neutrogena has a new sunblock spray that can be applied to wet skin. Good luck!View Thread
Dear jeetskin, The good news is that the skin of the face is very forgiving and scars are usually not too obvious. Good wound care is very important. Clean the wound with soap and water or half-strength hydrogen peroxide diluted with tap water. After cleaning, apply Bacitracin or Neosporin ointment to the wound and cover it with a clean bandage. Do not leave it open to the air. If you normally wash your face twice daily, do the wound dressing twice daily. After the stitches are removed, you can start using a scar cream like Mederma or Biocorneum. It takes a full year for the skin to heal completely, so don't judge the final result on what you see when the stitches are removed.View Thread
Dear bloomingrose 38711, It sounds like you already are seeing a doctor for acne. Ask the doctor to prescribe a retinoid (some choices are Retin A, Ziana gel, or Differin) for your blackheads. For your dryness, I would switch to a more gentle cleanser, like Cetaphil or Cerave, both drug store brands, and use a moisturizer on the dry areas. Some examples of moisturizers are Cetaphil (for extreme dryness I have my patients use the body lotion on the face), Cerave, Neutrogena, or Aveeno. Remember that when treating acne, treat the whole affected area, not just the spots. The medications can prevent you from breaking out in new spots.View Thread
If you maintain the exercise program and healthy diet, it should last indefinitely. This is true for all fat reduction methods, including liposuction. The reason that people re-gain inches and pounds is because individual fat cells can growth in size if people do not maintain a diet and exercise program. We have had good results with the Zerona. People lose at least 3.5 inches with 6 to 9 treatments.View Thread
Dear boxspacelady, There are so many great non-surgical treatments out there. It really depends on what you are trying to fix. Since you mention tummy fat, I'll talk about Zerona, which is a great way to get rid of some body fat. It's a "cold" laser, which punches tiny holes in the fat cells which cause the fat to leak out and be excreted from the body. The holes close up in 48 hours, so the treatment must be repeated every other day for a least 6 treatments. There is a protocol that must be followed-a supplement is given daily, you must drink a lot of water, exercise 1/2 hour a day, and no alcohol, but you will see results. And it is painless!View Thread
Dear Ken_Floccu, It sounds like you have fluid accumulating in your legs. This can be due to many things, from varicose veins, to medications, to heart failure. So please go to see your doctor.View Thread
Dear generalhospitalfan1984, If your hair is very coarse, the cream hair removers don't work very well. Waxing or threading might work better. If you want a permanent hair removal method, laser works best for dark hair and electrolysis for blond hair. I recommend that if you get laser removal, do it only in a dermatologist's office. It's your face and you don't want to risk burning or scarring.View Thread
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