Skin Care Forums

Recently active Skin Care forums and community discussion threads. Post your question or story about Skin Care and connect with others who have experience with the same medications. No registration is required and your identity remains anonymous.

Popular Threads



Recently Active Discussions

Page of 29    Next Page     New Thread    RSS Feed
Help for Scars

I got a staff infection, after my cat scratched me. I went to the doctor right away because these horrible boils were popping up all over my body. I am now on my 4th prescription of antibiotics, back to back (different Kinds) The boils are still coming. I have scars all over my body. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to lighten the dark scars? What about Merderma? ## Where are the boils popping up? ## Mederma may help, many people have had good luck with it, especially if it is applied regularly, while the scar tissue is still relatively new. It's most common side effect is skin irritation. However, for the best results, I would suggest consulting a dermatologist. They would be the most qualified to help you reduce the appearance of boils, and scar tissue. What antibiotics ...

Updated in Mederma Skin Care for Scars
Debrisan powder

Hi, would you please let me know about the availability of Debrisan Powder? ## From what I could gather, Debrisan Powder is a brand name that is available in Ireland. However, the active ingredient in Debrisan Powder (Dextranomer), also happens to be available in the U.S. and Mexico. Do you know whether or not it's available over-the-counter or if it requires a prescription? You can learn more about this drug on the page for Debrisan Details I hope this helps! ## I was told that DEBRISAN is very good for the healing of bed sores. Is this true and if so, how is it used? Are there side effects? ## Dextranomer based product are now part of a line of over the counter wound care products. Exudex® (on Amazon) (100% Dextranomer), Dextrosan® (on Amazon) (a blend of Dextranomer and...

Updated in Debrisan
Buro Sol discontinued?

I went to my pharmacy today here in Canada to be told that Smith Kline Glaxo is no longer making Buro Sol. Is this the case and, if it is, what are my alternatives? ## You mean the antiseptic powder? Unfortunately, since it's never been available in the U.S., I can't find much information on it or why it was discontinued. I can't even find a listing of the ingredients. Learn more antiseptic details here. Did you try asking a pharmacist if they can recommend an alternative? I would, but I'm not sure what's available in Canada. ## I currently am using Buro-sol powder with water to make solution. I live in a town west of Toronto Canada and its available here in most if not all the pharmacy's. some are now keeping the powder behind the counter but others have it with...

Updated in Buro-Sol
Fluorouracil and Calcipotriene combo reaction

I put this combo on face fro 5 days as prescribed. Pretty awful for 2 of the days but all clear after 2 weeks. HOWEVER, then I developed a bad rash on my chest - did not apply cream there. Doctor doesn't know but thinks maybe the absorbed cream went systemic. Cortisone helped. Now a similar rash has spread to my legs and arms. not burning but supper bumpy and itchy. Scrambling to find help. Has anyone experienced a systematic reaction to untreated parts of the body? ## You are definitely having an allergic reaction to Something. Is it this creme or something else you are using causing it. The same thing happened to me and it was a nightmare. I also lost a lot of my hair. See who the manufacturing company is and where they are located-some foreign country?? China?? The easy way is to...

Updated in Fluorouracil, 5-FU
Kenalog injection - nothing - no results pro or con

I was given a Kenalog 40 injection for a systemic skin rash (starts below the skin). After a week there was no change. Rash on arms and some on other parts either remained the same or spread slightly. Is it possible to be resistant to it. I'm 6' 1", 198 pounds, and, otherwise, in good health. In past several years I've been prescribed oral course of Prednisone which worked. However, even with a tapered dosage over 10 - 12 days the rash would rebound after about a week of clear skin. ## Kenalog contains Triamcinolone, it is another type of corticosteroid, but not every medication works for everyone that tries it. Its typical side effects may include administration site reactions, headache, rapid heart rate, irritability, and acne. Do you have any details on what it causin...

Updated in Kenalog
Althea pill and Myra e 400

I'm gay. I wanted to take those 2 to have beautiful skin, to clear my acne and to have boobs. Is it OK to take those 2 together? My friend recommended I take Althea pill to have boobs, but I also have so many pimples in my face and I tried everything, yet still got pimples. I think I need to take Althea, but I don't know how to use it? Please help. ## Hi. Is it okay to take Myra-e while you are taking Althea pills? Thank you. ## Hi althea and myrae gamit ko... im a mom na and sabay ko sila tinitake pag gabi. Hiyang ako at glowing ako sa myrae therefore I highly recommend it. ## Hi bakit ganon? Im taking diane pero parang lumalaki ang mga pimples ko. What does it mean? Hindi po ba hiyang kapag ganon? ## I am using althea pills malapit ko na po matapis ang 1 cycle peeo napapasin k...

Updated
Can I still buy BGO Ointment?

I need to know if i can still buy bgo ointment? ## No, it is no longer being manufactured. We've had several people wanting to find it. Have you tried asking your pharmacist to help you locate something comparable? ## Yes, it can be made by compounding pharmacists.....only problem is that it is time-consuming to make and will cost quite a bit... ## Please tell me what pharmacy you work at. I would like to purchase some if it just like the old BGO. ## yes please send me contact for pharmiest that does the compounding for bgo ointment thanks ## Where are you located? I would like information on the making of bgo ointment ## Please contact me if you still make the BGO ointment. I have been looking for this for years. Thank you. ## please email me your contact info. my whole family woul...

Updated
Damaged skin - need help!

I'm 20 years old.. My skin is very damaged from the sun, tanning beds, acne, and maybe harsh products.. My skin was pretty perfect up until I had my baby. Even throughout my pregnancy I had very nice skin.. I used tanning beds a few weeks after having a bang and it like destroyed my skin.. I never had blotchy uneven red skin until then.. (Sun spots, redness, easily sun burnt, thinner skin, blotchy, acne marks) It's almost a year later and my skin isn't any better.. Why did this happen, what can i do?? ## I have been using Persivate for a long time and my skin is damaged. Please help me.

Updated
Sulfur & Cream of Tartar Wafer

Years ago, given to each of us once per day for keeping mosquitos from biting & if they bit us, would not cause problems. ## Where can I find Sulfur and Cream of Tarter Wafers? I took them as a kid and never had any problems with bug bites and ticks and we played in the woods every day. As I got older I never had acne. I wanted to have my daughter try it, but can not find them. They were a little flat wafer about the size of a quarter and chewable. The taste was not bad at all....and a somewhat sweet. Can someone help me find this product if it exists? ## Linda, glad to see that someone besides I remembers these wafers. I still have not found them anywhere but I will keep checking smalltowm pharmicies & hopefully locate them somewhere!!! I just know they were wonderful! ## I fou...

Updated in Penicillin
Mazon Cream

for eczema, psoriasis- seeping, cracking, blistering skin- I personally used it from the age of 6 mos. in 1955 to 1988, then it disappeared from shelves- it was an over the counter cream and it really worked. At the age of 3 months my skin would swell, crack and seep a clear liquid- a pediatrician introduced the cream to my mother and at the time they had a bar soap, shampoo and cream-of which I used occasionally over the course of 30 years then all of a sudden it disappeared. I did have part of a jar I used sparingly and guarded with my life and I called the company that made the cream and they said that they took the recipe out of circulation. The jar is long gone- sadly and I do not know the name of the pharmaceutical company that originally made it. I now am entering menopause and m...

Updated in Coal Tar
Graphites 30c for scars and adhesions

I would like to learn more about this medicine called "Graphites 30c" and how it can help with scars and adhesions. And are there any side effects? Thank you for your help! ## It is exactly that, Graphites, and they claim it can help reduce the appearance of scars. However, it is not an actual approved medication, it falls under the auspices of the HPUS, which is a Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the U.S. Thus, this product is not regulated, and not actually proven to do what is claimed. I would also warn anyone with uncontrolled diabetes to be very careful using it, because the inactive ingredients are Lactose, and Sucrose, which are both types of sugar. Has anyone actually tried this product?

Updated
Gelmicin creme & acne

Can Gelmicin Be Used To Get Rid Of Pimples Or Acne ## Hello, Based on my research, Gelmicin is used to treat infected skin disorders and Fungal skin infections such as: athlete's foot, ringworm, and candida skin infections. I can't find any information stating that it will be beneficial for Acne. Have you tried using tea tree oil or apple cider vinegar? I have heard that they can be beneficial because of their anti bacterial properties. Please post back if you have any more questions or concerns. ## Yes Gelmicin does cure acne ! I used it because i have really bad acne all over my face. not only did it take my acne but it also reduce the irritation from my face. one thing is use a small does of medication and only put it on at night because if you go out with the cream and the s...

Updated
poslam ointment

old remedy for skin rashes ## Does anyone know where I can buy Poslam Ointment? My Grandmoyher used to have it and it's the best. ## I am also looking for this product. From what I can tell it is no longer made but I won't give up yet. ## I am also looking for Poslam and cannot find a source. Maybe someone should start making it again. It's very effective for skin problems. ## when I googled poslam, I was offered link to ebay, antique- bottle pictures show ingredients. ## Poslam used to be made by Emergency Laboratories, Jersey City, NJ 07302. I tried to find them in on-line phone directories but they don’t seem to exist any more. A pharmacist passed along this formula to my parents. A compounding pharmacy should be able to make it up. I don’t know if it is paten...

Updated in Coal Tar
Is lobate gm skin cream effective for treating molluscum

i have molluscum on my face since last 6months i m tired of taking tablets using ointment now doctor hs prescribed me lobate cream. So,will it give me good results or not? ## We had the same experience when our little boy caught molluscum at pre-school. We thought it was just a rash but it got worse and worse. After many months we took him to a medical specialist who suggested either minor surgery or just leave it and do nothing! ... and we paid her good money for the advice. The problem with the advice from doctors to just leave it is that it is contagious. So then his little sister caught it followed by our new born. It wasn't long until my husband and I also caught it. We understandably had had enough by this stage - late as it was. We researched the net and talk to our mothers i...

Updated in Clobetasol
Skin Care Help

Hello sir, I'm an 18 year old girl suffering from acne, spots, pimples, black heads, etc...I used many creams. I also used meds which my dr. recommended for me, but still had no results...Plz help me, im so tense about it. My sister's marriage is also near, only 8 days away. I hope someone will reply to me soon... Thanks. ## I'm not sure if this still applies but hopefully, it can help somebody reading this. I suffered terribly from acne, even as an adult. I moved to Spain about ten years ago and my skin has never been better. Warm weather helps, and the article below should clear up the theory behind it! I hope this helps someone out there. Source: "Is Your Acne Worse In Winter?" firstderm.com. Web. February 7th, 2020.

Updated
Musa Ka Gul

Dear Sir/Mam, I want to quit taking Musa Ka Gul, but if i don't take this i feel a headache and my mind doesn't work properly. Thanks for any advice. ## I m using a tobacco product musa ka gul 6 times a day . I m using it in toilet.to get fresh I want to quit from its use.plz help me ## Mubina, Use salt and mustard oil with fingers, as it will help you to remove the addiction. It would be better if you could also mix some menthol oil in this and drink it with warm water after taking meals with lemon. It will remove dental pain. {edited for privacy} ## Miss ka gul kaha meelta he .me dakor me rahta hu our yaha kahi meelta nai he. ## i want to leave musa ka gul as i take 10 times a day. My memory is going to be very poor. ## I have been addicted to it for the last 17 years...I am 3...

Updated in Chantix
Why was the very best diaper rash cream discontinued?

I used the very best diaper rash cream on my children and grandchildren. Now it is nowhere to be found. It was like a miracle cream when babies were sick and had diarrhea and very quickly inflamed. Desitin does not come close. Is it still available in Canada? ## What is it called? ## Cherylde, can you please share the name of the product you are talking about?

Updated
Kenalog- 40 it was 20mg

This orthopedic Doctor gave me 20mg of Kenalog-40 in the back by my shoulder. I did not realize what he was injecting in me at the time. How I regret it it made me feel really bad. How long does this stay in your body. Side effect were terrible. Km ## Kenalog is a corticosteroid class medication that is used to treat various conditions, such as skin issues, allergic reactions, and inflammation, among others. What types of side effects did you experience? Typically, it is known to cause nausea, headache, insomnia, mood changes, vertigo, and skin irritation when used topically, according to FDA reports. How long ago was it administered?

Updated in Kenalog
Canex V cream on peeled, irritated vaginal skin

I recently had gernital warts on the outside of my vagina. I used wart magic which contained salicylic acid and now my skin peeled off and is causing a burning sensation. Can I use to Canex V cream to soothe the pain as it was suggested to me? ## Hello, Kyla! Very sorry about the problem you're having, that has to be miserable. But no, please see your doctor and get something that they say is safe for you to use on the area. It is far too easy to get an infection in your pubic area and you could end up making yourself even more miserable by using the wrong thing that could cause even more irritation. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## I had blisters and they were not painful, so I went to the doctor and she gave me doxycline + metrionidazole and a shot but still the infec...

Updated in Salicylic Acid
Use Of Propysalic Nf Ointment

pleas suggest all the details of the given ## Propysalic-NF Ointment contains: clobetasol propionate 0.05 % + salicylic acid 3.5 %. Clobetasol is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin and scalp conditions. Topical salicylic acid is used to help clear and prevent pimples and skin blemishes in people who have acne. It is also used to treat skin conditions that involve scaling or overgrowth of skin cells such as psoriasis (a skin disease in which red, scaly patches form on some areas of the body), ichthyoses (inborn conditions that cause skin dryness and scaling), dandruff, corns, calluses, and warts on the hands or feet. You can read more about both of these active ingredients via the links below: I hope this helps ans...

Updated in Clobetasol

29 pages of forums were found.

Next Page >



Discuss Skin Care

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.

Discuss: Skin Care

 *
What are the main keywords of your topic?


 *

 *


 *
Required to start a new discussion.



5) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question


with the privacy policy (20191231).


This form will be submitted securely


TRUSTe

Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.


Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 20 October 2020.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2020 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA