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u/hplssrmantcxox · 3 pointsr/AskDocs

Try CeraVe products - they have a Salicylic Acid (SA) line (Cleanser & Lotion) that would help with your acne, and they also have a Hydrating cleanser + amazing Moisturizer creme and moisturizing lotion too.

CeraVe's moisturizing products are amazing if you have solely dry skin + no acne, but I've heard reviews about it helping clear acne too even without the Salicylic Acid. CeraVe has some sort of patent in their products that help encourage your skin to renew its cells and encourage natural facial oils to emerge and help moisturize your skin without causing pimples.
^ You can read more reviews about CeraVe and see if it works; it worked really well for my horrible dry face rash that I got as a result of radiation + my bone marrow transplant. (Face was basically peeling and couldn't breathe/felt "stuck" because I stripped all the oil away from my face using too many harsh cleansers to get rid of the dead skin and rash. I used the hydrating cleanser and noticed a difference in 3 days with the moisturizing creme + lotion - creme for the really extra dry/flakey skin and lotion for my hands/other dry skin.

I used these products: <--Read up the reviews here too for the different cleansers and see which ones would be best for your skin. You might be able to get a sample of these too if you went to a local Ulta store or contact CeraVe.

It's hypoallergenic and Dermatologist recommended for Eczema too.

CeraVe also has a $2 coupon on their website too :) I bought mine at a local CVS when they were having a great sale on it.

u/Serendipity724_ · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

Sure. These are moldable ones for your ear that look much more comfortable but i'm not sure how reusable they would be.


Moldable Putty Ear Plugs


Reusable - These are a bit more expensive but if you're going to be using often then they might be worth the extra cost.


I looked around a little bit, but if you want you can go ahead and few other brands/types that will work good for you. The other option was these little like acorn pine tree looking things. They looked a bit scary/painful to me but they might work great who knows. These seem more friendly.

u/kachapati · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

Not a Dr.

I have a medical condition that can at times cause excessive perspiration, not just the pits, primarily face, neck, throat and upper chest. I just recently found out about this they look like wet wipes, you pat the area before bed and they're supposed to help reduce sweat for one week. I have so far only used one but I had tremendous improvement. So much that I only started to notice the excessive perspiration on the afternoon of the 7th day, it was rather cool and I had to stop and realize my sweat issue really has nothing to do with weather and that I had been free of it for a week. I'd say it worked for me for about 8 hours less than a full week, which to me equals success.

u/HojoExperiment · 3 pointsr/AskDocs

This sounds pretty frustrating. One thing you could add to his regimen is a daily nasal irrigation. This can help symptoms in general but could also improve the effectiveness of his mometasone nasal spray (irrigate the sinuses, then use the spray). It sounds like your son could benefit from immunotherapy, so you may want to discuss that with your doctor.

u/unwellboy · 1 pointr/AskDocs

NAD, but looks like some type of dermatitis (eczema or psoriasis?). I get something similar on my neck. Avoid wrist watches or bracelets since those can exacerbate or even cause rashes. Try to keep it clean (avoid soaps if possible) and use emollients (I use ).

For the following, you should really consult a doctor first: If you don't think it's scabies or some other infection, hydrocortisone cream can reduce itching and redness. You can get these at any pharmacy over the counter.

Do you have any issues with the joints in your wrist? Swollen? Painful? Warm? Diminished range of motion? These might be important for your doctor to know.

Good luck!

u/Cfchicka · -4 pointsr/AskDocs

(Not a doc) but... I have had many clients benefit from this cheep product. It’s amazing!

Antifungal Tea Tree Oil Body Wash, Helps Athletes Foot, Ringworm, Toenail Fungus, Jock Itch, Acne, Eczema & Body Odor- Soothes Itching & Promotes Healthy Feet, Skin and Nails 9oz

u/railroadshorty · 1 pointr/AskDocs

>The vast majority of a CCT’s training is on lead II, so that’s where I focused.


So you are trained to interpret a single lead - ie a rhythm strip - so presumably you can spot elementary rhythm abnormalities and suggest to a nurse when they should maybe call a doctor? Good for you!

None of that qualifies you to opine on the OP's 12 lead ECG and it certainly doesn't qualify you to espouse entirely unfounded opinions on potassium homeostasis. If you think it does, then you do undoubtedly need more training, because - as the saying goes - a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

BTW the link was for your benefit, not mine. But the book below has served generations of medical students and would be a good intro to the 12-lead ECG for you.

Best wishes.

u/nabil1030 · 1 pointr/AskDocs

Here's a dissertation on the topic of unassisted childbirths:

The estimate is 5,000 in North America per year. There are many valid reasons to consider it. My wife did not feel respected at all in her first labor. So we are planning for an unassisted (home) childbirth for our child on the way. She feels safer birthing at home than at the hospital. We much better prepared this time around, read books (Labor Progress Handbook, Husband-Coached Childbirth, Spiritual Midwifery, and Guide to Childbirth), and taking a Bradley Method course.

If someone is courageous/desperate/traumatized enough to consider unassisted home birth and share such with you, your conversation with her will likely be more productive by starting with finding out her reasons. This will likely help you meet her where she is. Feel free to post back about how the conversation evolves.

u/imlookinup · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

Looks like something I had under my breasts a while back. I think it was a fungal infection...possibly yeast? Things do get sweaty and moist in those regions.

It was flat and did not feel itchy. It seemed to spread slightly, but very slowly.

I used a ketoconazole shampoo (specifically Nizoral) on the area. I lathered up the shampoo, rubbed it in the affected area and let it set for a couple minutes before rinsing it off.

I think I did this three days in a row before it went away completely never to return again. Before treatment the “rash” had been there for months, so I’m pretty sure that’s what cured it.

Best of luck.

Edit: Shoot. Sorry I’m not a doc. Forgot what sub I was on.

u/RReemmyy · 6 pointsr/AskDocs

I have the same issue. A doctor told me I had a sinus infection for about four years.

I actually ended up getting a surgery called a Balloon sinuplasty in my right nostril and I had my left one actually cut open. (Don't know the medical name of this.)


Overall it helped for a few months but my symptoms came back.


I too am a mouthbreather due to not being able to breathe out of my nose. Tis' a struggle.


It does help to rinse your sinuses out every night though. I use a Neilmed sinus rinse kit. It helps breathing a bit while I'm sleeping. I'm sure if you did it more during the day it would help too.


The link to a NeilMed Sinus Rinse Kit:

u/fatuxedocat · 1 pointr/AskDocs

I wanted to recommend a product that I use and it is fantastic.

Elephant Ear Washer Bottle System by Doctor Easy - Ear Wax Remover

u/jennarose1984 · 53 pointsr/AskDocs

I had an episode a few years back where i experienced skin issues and open wounds. I used the below product as a body wash on a loofa or a cloth and it kept my wounds clean and helped to heal. Hope your student finds some relief.

Hibiclens Antimicrobial/Antiseptic Skin Cleanser 32 Fluid Ounce Bottle for Antimicrobial Skin Cleansing

u/WelfordNelferd · 1 pointr/AskDocs

I would be surprised if your Dr. would initiate treatment with anti-depressants over the phone. At your next appointment, talk to your Dr. about your symptoms (sad, unmotivated, trouble sleeping, etc.) and see what they recommend.

It's not realistic to think that "popping a pill" is going to make your depression disappear, though. You'd do well to seek therapy to get to the bottom of the "issues" you mention and incorporate lifestyle changes...such as exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep hygiene. IMO, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy goes a long way towards learning to deal with every day stressors that we all experience. (There is a "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dummies" book, if you want to check it out.)

In short: Talk to your Dr. and be very honest about what's going on in your life. They're there to help you. I wish you well.

u/JgJay21 · 1 pointr/AskDocs

If it is indeed ringworm, this product should help and even creams for athlete's foot. On my island, the popular home remedy is making a paste with water and sulphur powder which is very cheap and available in drugstores.

Hopefully someone with more expertise comes along with more recommendations.

u/Dvdrummer360 · 1 pointr/AskDocs

I don't know if there are any products that prevent it, but one product I use for getting rid of irritated red skin is this, and it's worked great for me.

This would probably work too, and maybe better, but I haven't ever used it.

u/donkeykingdom · 1 pointr/AskDocs

Sweatblock works wonders, and the active ingredient (Aluminum Chloride) is 14% whereas Certain Anti-Dry is 12%. I initially had to apply it 2-3 times over 1.5 weeks to see the difference, but since then I only need to use it once every 2-3 weeks to maintain, and I live in a humid area of Texas. Now I can be covered in sweat at the gym or outside, but my underarms are bone-dry. Just make sure you follow the instructions and use it in the evening right after a shower and let it set in overnight before you do any physical activity.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/AskDocs

Not a doctor... but it looks like a skin fungus to me. You can try using this stuff on it and see if it clears up.

u/InfiniteCuriousity · 1 pointr/AskDocs

I traditionally use Hibiclens Antimicrobial skin cleaner that is a Chlorhexidine Gluconate Solution 4.0% when I come into contact with something that is really dirty or that is likely bacteria-ridden (really dirty house work/yard work/bathroom cleaning, etc). Recently I saw that there are Chlorhexidine Gluconate 2% solutions on Amazon for much cheaper than the Hibiclens, but it says it is only for horses and dogs.


Is it possible to use the 2% solutions without skin irritation? Why are they just listed as for horses and dogs?


Link 1 to Hibiclens

Link 2 to 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Solution

u/ConstantStain · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

This book is very old but it has always helped me. I got it when I was your age. I highly recommend it.

u/bboyjkang · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

> As soon as I decide I want to get ready for bed my feet start to itch like crazy.

Same here!

Why is it sometimes so intense right before I want to go to sleep?

I’m trying to figure out a similar problem right now with my intense itchiness (sometimes more at night).

I’m going to try CeraVe, since it’s highly rated on Amazon.

We might have completely different problems though.

u/Itchdoc · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

This is all consistent with pityriasis rosea. Things change over time. Try reading:

u/antizeptik · 0 pointsr/AskDocs

Apply some ToppCock gel on your entire crotch region after washing and drying completely. It will get rid bacteria and fungi that feed on smegma and causes bad odor.

u/healthyalmonds · 5 pointsr/AskDocs

Staph is killed by chlorhexidine (Hibiclens). Purchasing a Hibiclens body wash, say from Amazon, and washing your armpits and other parts of your body with it may kill the bacteria and get rid of your symptoms.

Best of wishes!

u/meganashleyxox · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

I’ve suffered with Hyperhidrosis for years and my main problem area is my face. My arm pits hardly sweat, but my face will pour with sweat even just standing around doing nothing. I’ve found two things that have worked. The first thing I tried was SweatBlock Antiperspirant from Amazon. It’s a wipe and it helped control my facial sweating for up to a week at a time! I didn’t want to risk it irritating my face before my wedding (although it never caused irritation before) so I tried the medication Glycopyrrolate and it worked the majority of the time, but I did still experience some sweating, just nothing to the degree I was before! I would give either of those a shot. I know for me, I start experiencing anxiety when I notice my face dripping and that only leads to me sweating more, so I practice taking deep breaths while sitting to calm my anxiety to prevent even more sweating. Hyperhidrosis is embarrassing (do people really need to point out I’m sweating inside in the AC?) but know you’re not alone!

u/dhc02 · 1 pointr/AskDocs

There is a lot of fear in this thread.

Not that I think his advice is 100% infallible, but I highly recommend reading [this book](How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor: One of America's Leading Pediatricians Puts Parents Back in Control of Their Children's Health about fever and childhood disease by a pediatrician called Dr. Mendelsohn.

His bottom line is basically this: unless the child has been poisoned or is suffering from heat stroke, the fever will not rise to a dangerous level (above 106.5). So the fever itself, meaning lowering the fever, is not a reason to go to the ER.

However, pneumonia is serious. To me, the fever returning so soon means you should continue to have a non-ER doc check for signs of the pneumonia returning every couple of days.

The last point Dr. Mendelsohn would make, I think, is that you should be a little slower to give medicine to lower the fever unless it's preventing your daughter from getting adequate sleep. Fever is an important part of the body's toolkit for fighting disease and infection, and sometimes repeatedly lowering it with medicine can prolong or interfere with that fight.

To give an example, there are people who are born with an immune system deficiency that makes it impossible for them to get fevers. This is a serious problem, and when they contract a cold or develop an infection, they are often placed in the medical version of a sauna to raise their body temperature so that their immune system has a better chance of defeating the pathogens. Giving Motrin or Tylenol at the first sign of fever is kind of the opposite of that.

Oh, and concentrate hard on fluids.

u/undercurrents · 5 pointsr/AskDocs

The same for me. One the skills I was most proud of was my ability to speak and write persuasively. Now I stumble over words, use basic vocabulary, and take an hour to write a simple email. Calculus used to be easy for me and now simple addition requires pen and paper. And I cannot retain new information no matter how hard I try. All of these symptoms became so awful that I had to leave grad school. I went to a top US school for undergrad, and the #2 school for my choice in grad programs, and all that education and money was for nothing. Not surprisingly, this severely limits the jobs I am able to perform when I can't remember what I once learned and can't learn new information. It's ruined my career path, my dating life, and basically how I feel about myself.

I wish I could say it gets better, but I am about 16 years out of when I first started noticing symptoms. That said, I have chronic major depression, so maybe if you come out, it might get better. I've had the full neuro workup so for me, depression is the likely culprit. I agreed to ECT a few years back when it reached a point that it didn't seem like losing any more of my memory would matter much. I saw you mentioned TMS. I had that as well. It didn't work for me, but that does not affect memory so don't save that for a last resort.

This is from Goodwin and Redfield Jamison

Most mental activity is markedly slowed during depression... thinking is difficult to the patient, a disorder which he describes in the most varied phrases. He cannot collect his thoughts or pull himself together; his thoughts are as if paralyzed, they are immobile... He is no longer able to perceive, or to follow the train of thought of a book or a conversation, he feels weary, enervated, inattentive, inwardly empty; he has no memory, he has no longer command of knowledge formerly familiar to him, he must consider a long time about simple things, he calculates wrongly, makes contradictory statements, does not find words, cannot construct sentences correctly... Patients have no ideas. They complain of a complete disruption of memory. They feel their poverty of performance and complain of the inefficiency, lack of emotion and emptiness... Cognitive changes during depression can be both subtle or profound and often are a combination of both. depressed patients frequently complain that their process of thinking has slowed down. They are confused and ruminative, cannot concentration, and feel inadequate and useless. John Custance wrote, "I seem to be in a perpetual fog and darkness. I cannot get my mind to work; instead of associates "clicking into place" everything is inextricable jumble; instead of seeming to grasp it as a whole, it seems to remain tied to the actual consciousness of the moment. The whole world of my thought is hopelessly divided into incomprehensible watertight compartment. I could not feel more ignorant, undecided, of inefficient. It is appallingly difficult to concentrate, and writing is pain and grief to me."