Music Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz pause and welcome to DermTV. If I told you that I’m going to help you understand and treat your keratosis pilaris, you’d say, What’s he talking about But if I told you that’s a fancy medical term for chicken skin, which is that rough, itchy skin that occurs on the top and outer parts of some people’s arms and also on the front of their thighs, then it might ring a bell. It’s particularly common in teenagers and young adults, and it itches but, more importantly,.
It looks really funny, because you have all these little white studded bumps on your skin with pink skin in between. It’s not dangerous but It certainly looks funny and doesn’t feel good. This is another situation where exfoliants to the rescue, because these hard little bumps represent overgrowths of dead cells on the top of the hair follicle. All you have to do is literally dissolve them away with a chemical exfoliant, whichever one you use for your face, you can use on your arms wherever you have your chicken skin, and use it twice a day, and it will result over a period of.
DermTV Very Itchy Fingers, a.k.a. Dishydrosis DermTV Epi ‘6
Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz pause And welcome to DermTV. This may be the season for itchy skin, but chances are if it’s your fingers that are itching, it’s not because they’re dry. Most of the time, itchy fingers are caused by a condition called Dishydrosis and the itch it causes can really drive you crazy. And it’s not just itching that Dishydrosis causes You actually get little bumps on the bottom and sides of your fingers. And the bumps are actually tiny blisters. Dishydrosis literally means, bad sweating, and it used to be thought that these crazily itchy bumps.
Were filled with sweat. That’s why it was named Dishydrosis. But the fluid isn’t sweat it’s actually serum, which is the clear fluid in your blood. The most common cause of Dishydrosis is extreme stress, although not every outbreak can be linked directly to a stressful situation. On a personal note, I can tell you that I’ve only experienced Dishydrosis once in my life. It was early in my medical training after a very stressful night of being up all night taking care of a lot of very sick patients. The next morning the hospital dermatologist was making rounds.
And I showed him my hands, and he said, Boy you must have had a really rough night. So. The itching and bumps both finally go away after a few days. As it gets better, there are these really interesting telltale little collars of dead flaky skin that peel off. Those tiny matchhead size collars of dead skin get larger. and then smaller. over a few days and are caused by the bubble of serum as it rises through the higher levels of the epidermis. It’s like taking horizontal slices through a sphere.
Starting tiny at the bottom, then getting larger, and finally smaller again. To treat the itching and bumps, topical cortisone creams and antiitch lotions with menthol are best. If that doesn’t stop the itch, cold water can usually give temporary relief, but never try to stop the itching with hot water. Even though hot water feels good and stops the itch, it also causes the itch to come back worse a few minutes later. After the itch and bumps are gone, the flaking skin can continue for a week. It can be camouflaged with a moisturizer,.
DermTV How to Treat Eczema DermTV Epi 178
Music Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz pause and welcome to DermTV. Hello, I am Dr. Neal Schultz, and welcome to DermTV. The real eczema is called atopic dermatitis and we discussed that in another episode. Today, I am going to give you some at home tips on how to control and manage your atopic dermatitis. The most important symptom that people with this type of eczema have is incessant itching it drives them crazy. When you examine them, you can see scratch marks, especially in the front of the elbow and.
Behind the knee. And the peculiar thing is while the scratching helps to relieve the itching, it makes it worse, because the more you scratch, the more you further irritate the skin, and the more irritated it gets the more it itches. So, you are essentially in an itchscratch loop, and you have got to break that loop. The best way to do it, unfortunately, is not with the oral antihistamines they really do not work very well. And if you use heat to stop the itching, while it feels wonderful for a few minutes, it.
Causes a rebound increase in itching afterwards, so do not use hot water in a shower to stop your itching. The best way to do it is with either cold water or with menthol. With cold water or even better ice cubes, just gently run over the area it stops the itching immediately without doing any damage. Menthol and mentholated moisturizers like Sarna lotion, SAR NA, are very good because the menthol causes a cooling sensation and it fools your brain. It fools your brain into forgetting about the itching and.
All you feel is cooling, and the cooling is much less noxious. One other tip for stopping the itching is just pressure. Rather than scratching, just squeeze the area, but very tightly and firmly, and that can also stop the itching. The next issue that you have to deal with is infection because all of that scratching caused little breaks in the skin and those little breaks create little valleys where bacteria can hide, and also all the inflamed skin is all flaky and scaly and bacteria just love to use that for.
Nutrients and to live there. Whether those bacteria are causing an actual infection, whether they are just living there and making their metabolic byproducts which themselves are irritating to your atopic skin and further causing more itching, you have to stop the bacteria. And that is easily done with overthecounter antibiotic ointments like bacitracin or Polysporin. We try not to use antibiotics topically that contain neomycin only because the neomycin sometimes causes further sensitization and itching. The next step is to deal with the actual inflammation of the rash and that is best done with just overthecounter cortisones, 0.5 or 1.
Percent hydrocortisone, better in an ointment vehicle than in a cream because the skin is so dry. And that brings us to the last part which is the dryness, the flakiness and scaliness. Two ways to approach that either with occlusive moisturizers like Vaseline, petrolatum, or Aquaphor or else by replacing the lost surface lipids. Lipids are fats, and in this very inflamed skin, the fats that hold these normal cells together is missing. So, we try to use moisturizers that contain ceramides, and ceramides are lipids that need to be restored to the surface of the skin. An example of.
An overthecounter product containing ceramides is Atopalm, ATOPALM, available in pharmacies without a prescription. If all of these measures do not succeed in giving you some relief from your itching and from the eczema, then of course your are going to see your dermatologist who will either give you prescription strength cortisone, oral antibiotics or topical immunomodulators like Elidel or Protopic, all of which at prescription strength will surely bring your eczema under control. Please join me again at DermTv. If you have a question, please send it to me by visiting DermTvquestion. I am Dr. Neal Schultz, and thank you for.
Dark Underarms! How to get rid of them!
MUSIC Hey, it’s Andrea. And, I’m doing this tutorial because in my recent tutorials, you guys have been asking me, how do I keep my armpits, from being dark So, the first thing that I wanna do, is to show you my underarm care routine. The steps that I go through daily, on how I keep my underarms sexy. That’s the word, we’re gonna use for this tutorial. The second thing I’m gonna do, is show you guys some tips, and tricks on how to keep your underarms sexy. Okay This is gonna be fun.
I know, that most of you guys like do it yourselves, so, I’m gonna include some do it yourself tips in there, as well. If you have like OCD over the color of your armpits, don’t worry, everyone’s armpits are at least one shade darker than like the rest of their skin. It’s pretty normal, you know, unless your like really, really, really, really lucky, or really, really, really young. Yeah, just because of the area that it’s at, things are always rubbing up against it, hair growing out of it.
It’s going to be a little bit darker. So, don’t worry about that, okay It’s not like people are gonna think that your Big Foot, or freaky, or scary. Calm your nerves, girl, or guy! Guys, question of the day. Do you prefer a girl to shave her armpits, or to not LAUGH Do you like it au naturel You can be honest here. All right. MUSIC Let’s get started. The first step in my underarm care routine. This is very important. I need one of these little buffing pads in my shower at all times.
And, what I do with this is, with soap and water, I just gently, buff away any leftover deodorant, any lint, maybe, from the clothing that I had on. Just any buildup from the day of, I need to get rid off, cuz not only do I think that’s one of the main causes for dark underarms. But I feel like, it’s one of the main causes for odor as well, when you have too much buildup, accumulating under your arms. Then after my armpits are squeaky clean, I grab my razor.
Now, I shave instead of wax because I have thin hair that grows under my arms, and it’s just been working for me for years. I don’t really feel the need to wax. But, I do feel the need to always have a new blade on my razor at all times. I change it probably like once every week and a half, I would say. Once you notice that the razor is pulling, and not cutting your underarm hair, you wanna get rid of that blade immediately because if you’re cutting the pore or.
Damaging your underarms, when it heals, it can come back darker. Also I kinda get these bumps under my arms when I use a dull blade. Just basically my underarm’s asking me politely to get a new razor. Then after that, I make sure that my armpits are completely dried off, no moistness, or wetness before I apply my deodorant. This way, it just adheres better. Also I’m really picky with my deodorant, I feel like a lot of deodorants actually cause dark under arms because of all the chemicals. I’ve been using the same brand for like five years, I’ll link it down below.
And then after that, I model my sexy under arms. Some quick tips if you’re suffering from dark under arms. Waxing, my number one tip, actually. A lot of the reason why, there’s darkness under there, isn’t because it’s dirty. But it’s because there’s a lot of thick stubble, and it’s just showing, and giving the illusion of dark underarms. Waxing, should get rid of that. You can go get it done at the salon, or you can make your own. I made this wax, actually, using some sugar and lemon juice.
I just boiled it in the pot. Not boiled, I’m sorry. I heated up in a pot, and then once it cooled, a little bit, it turned into this really thick wax that people like to call sugaring. I’ll post the recipe down below in the description box. MUSIC Now, another option would be to go for a skin lightening, or depigmenting cream, which you can find over the counter, at a store. Now, this isn’t strong enough to like bleach your skin, and turn you like three shades lighter, or anything like that.
But it can help fight against melamine production, which is what you get after you scar, and it comes back darker, and stuff like that. A lot of people use this actually, under their arms, to help lighten it a little bit because of the discoloration. But if you are afraid of the chemicals, and trust me a lot of people are, there are some natural ways, to actually lighten the discoloration under your arms. Potatoes, nature’s natural bleach. Actually, potato juice has natural bleaching agents in it, less harmful than chemicals.
So, you can just try applying it to your underarms before bed, or whenever you can, daily to you see an improvement. It actually works really well. Another tip, your soap might not be doing a good enough job at removing the buildup. So, you might wanna try something more powerful, that you can actually find in your home, like vinegar, or baking soda. MUSIC After you clean your arms, you can just rub some vinegar on it, or you can actually create a baking soda paste with just some baking soda and water.
Mix it together until it forms this thick, pasty consistency. Rub it on your arm, let it sit for like ten minutes, or so, and then wipe off. And speaking of baking soda, it’s actually a natural deodorizer. So, you can just apply some regular baking soda under your arms instead of deodorant if you don’t want to use deodorant any more. And, and since you’re doing a little extra to get your underarms clean, you’re also gonna notice that, your underarms won’t produce odor as much. Because bacteria is what causes the odor under your arms.
So, getting as clean as possible, will help it be prettier, and less smellier, stinky lady. And lastly, try to refrain from wearing skin tight, dark tops. Because this can cause irritation cuz of all the rubbing underneath your arms. It can also cause darkness from like the lint and stuff to buildup on top of your deodorant. Then you’re not, you know, cleaning it off properly, and then it’s just a big old mess. So, try if you can, to wear looser tops that don’t rub against your armpits, more often.
Just to prevent against this, while you’re trying to heal your underarms, going through underarm treatment, very important. And I think, that is the last of the sexy armpit 101 info, I’m gonna include in this tutorial. But, I’m gonna post all the recipes, that I listed below. And if you have some recipes of your own, post it in the comments below. I hope you found this helpful, I will talk to you guys soon. Okay. I love you, bye MUSIC. gtgt INAUDIBLE. gtgt LAUGH NOISE LAUGH NOISE LAUGH NOISE.
Ionic Detox VS helps clear up a skin rash.
Ok, well, I guess I’m going to tell you the story of Aaron Fisher part 2. We’ve been working with Aaron Fisher out in Lancaster Pennsylvania for a little over a year now the Ionic Detox and we’ve actually seen some pretty amazing results. His rash he’s been dealing with from the yeast and toxins in his body have actually gone about 60 percent away. He’s got new skin. His skin is softer and smoother and he absolutely loves the results he is seeing, so it has sped up the ability of our herbs probably a good 40. It’s a phenomenal product.
How To Get Rid Of Skin Problems
How To Get Rid Of Skin Problems is a great program to check out. How To Remove Your Moles, Warts Skin Tags in 3 Days Easily, Naturally And Without Surgery. 00105.440,00110.270 Are You Embarrassed By Your Moles, Warts or Skin Tags The first sight of an abnormal skin lesion located on visible parts of your skin can be traumatic. At first glance, when you look in the mirror, was your reaction similar to this. My life is ruined! How To Get Rid Of Skin Problems is a great program.
DermTV How to Treat Facial Redness and Red Blotches DermTV Epi 50
Music Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz pause and welcome to DermTV. People with red blotches or broken blood vessels on their face are frustrated by their inability to find effective skin care products to help them with their problem. Here are the treatment choices First and easiest is makeup. Green tinted foundation most effectively helps hide the red because green is opposite red in the color wheel i.e., they neutralize each other. Second are caffeinecontaining products that are advertised to help reduce the size of blood vessels. If you constrict the blood vessels you will.
Squeeze some blood out and there will be less red in the skin. The reality, though, is caffeine containing products usually work better to relieve the signs of Rosacea because of their antiinflammatory powers than they do to really get the red out of your skin. Next are topical cortisone products which constrict the blood vessels very well and get the red out very effectively. However, the problem is you can not use them on an ongoing basis. If you use them for too long after they have temporarily helped the redness, they will actually break the.
How to Treat a Dry Scalp DermTV Epi 482
When people think they have a dry scalp it’s usually because they see white flakes. But did you know there’s virtually no such thing as a dry scalp Let me tell you what it really is and how to fix it. In the DermTV episode on dry facial skin, I explained that flaking on the face, which can look like dry skin, is often dandruff. Sure, the skin on your face can be dry and therefore flaky, especially on your cheeks, but in other places it’s often actually dandruff. But what about flaking on your scalp.
Is that a dry scalp, or is it dandruff again This one’s easy, because 99 of the time it’s not dry skin on your scalp it’s almost always dandruff. You see, if you’re not bald, if you have hair on your scalp, it’s almost impossible to have dry skin there. So if you see flaking on your scalp, it’s actually dandruff even if you see flaking that looks just like the flaking from dry skin. Here, it’s the result of excess oil, not on the surface of the scalp, but underneath it.
That excess oil causes inflammation which results in a little bit of redness, a little bit of swelling, and then causes the skin to be shed prematurely. while on the other hand, normal skin cells fall off on time and invisibly. But when the skin cells fall off early, they don’t have a chance to separate from each other completely so they fall off in tiny mini sheets which are the flakes that you see. Well that’s really good news, because if it were dry skin, how could you ever apply a moisturizer to your scalp.
Without really messing up your hair Fortunately, the treatment of dandruffinduced scalp flaking is easily accomplished with shampoos, so we usually don’t need to apply lotions or creams to your scalp. Instead, buy an overthecounter shampoo whose active ingredient is either tar, salicylic acid, zinc, or selenium and use it daily for 57 days. To use it, lather it up for a minute, then rinse out, and then lather up again for a half a minute before rinsing a final time. That will usually control the dandruff so you can then use the shampoo less frequently.