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 What's a good acne medication that is somewhat affordable, safe, easy to use and effective?
I'm a 25 year-old with not so great skin and need help. I don't get huge zits, just clusters of really little ones and some ruddiness. I need a treatment that is effective, overdrying, and ...

 Okay I'm getting a weird craving for blood......?
You probally may think I'm insane, and you might have the right to be thinking that I'm unfit mentally . But the thing is i've stopped taking iron supplements uh 5 months ago(Or was it ...

 I have a scar on my forehead and i want to no how to get rid of it?
It herd Bio-oil is for stretch marks would that work???...

 Can ingrown hairs turn into sore and spread over your body because now there show up on my back?
I went to the Dr. he just gave me a antibiotic for infections
But now there coming up on my back , Behind my ears, on my face, Is there a cream that I can get or just go back to the Dr.and tell ...

 I have a small bump in my armpit that hurts, it just showed up today, what could it be?
Could it be from shaving? I started using a new deordorant called Dove Clinical Protection... I've been on birth control for two months... my period is coming up this week... do any of these ...

 Anybody have any sunburn secrets?
Besides Aloe Vera cream. I mean like home remedys....

 Can anyone help?
what kind of cream /tablets for a yeast /bacterial infection?...

 Sun-Burn!!!!!!!(OUCH)PLZ HELP?
yesterday i went swimming and got rlly sun-burnt we put white vinegar or parer towels last night and that soaked it out a lil bit then we tried aloe vera its helping a lil bit but a need rid of it by ...

 I am a 15 year old guy with rosacea what can do too prevent my face from being so red all the time?

 Acne won't go away?
My acne just won't disappear! It's been 2-3 months now my forehead and temple area are having large pimples. The worst ones are near both of my temples. Like i said, for two months there ...

 Cold sore question?
is there anything i can do to help make my cold sore on my lip go away faster?...

 Ingrown Hair?
I have something that looks like an ingrown hair, but dont want to go to the doctor because its in a rather private area (buttock). It's not on the cheek its closer to my lower back area and ...

 Mole or freckle??? Surely they can't appear overnight!!?
I had a freckle on my face, that was barely noticable, im only 15 so it cant be a sunspot. after spending some time in the sun, i woke up the next morning and its turned into what looks like a mole, ...

 A friend of mine has bad psoriasis?
and she would like to know what is the best masking cream for her to use on her legs so that she can wear a skirt when she goes ...

 Why are my eyes red sore very itchy and gritty slightly sticky some mornings very sticky others?

 One time i ate a carrot. is that why i have freckles?
i didnt think ...

 Are you still at risk for skin cancer if you apply lots of sunscreen?

 Itchy foot??
since yesterday the skin underneath my left foot is hard and dry and itching me like mad. i walked home in the rain last night and got water in my shoes and since then its been like this. ive put ...

 How to cure body itch after shower?
For more than a year I'm suffering from a body itch immediately after taking a shower. I tried cures for 'dry skin', tried different kinds of soaps and shampoos, consulted doctors and ...

 Best lotion for dry skin?

Can you pop a keloid?
i got this little blister or bump that just appeared on my piercing on my ear i think its a keloid , i wanted to know what will happen if i try to pop it with a needle or something.

A keloid is a scar and if you damage it, it is likely to scar worse. Leave it alone and hopefully it isn't a keloid and will go away in time.

No you can't -- it has to be surgically removed. I got a keloid on my belly button when I got it pierced and it didn't heal properly. It is still there just smaller. But if I want it all the way gone, i'd have to see a doctor. A keloid is hard, so if it's not hard it might not be a keloid.

No, it's scar tissue so it is solid through and through.

Pam H
A keloid is scar tissue gone wild. Do not try to pop it as it will encourage further growth. Do not stick it with a needle, it will make it worse. You need to see a dermatologist.

The more you play with it the larger it will get

If it is a Keloid it will not "pop', it will only bleed and then probably form yet another scar. If it is a blister, it may pop but why not just go ask a doctor about it? Do not take a chance on another scar or an infection by doing this yourself.

good luck!

Dont! get it checked

Are u sure it's a keloid? Does it look like scar tissue? If so, there isn't much you can do about it. Even people that get surgery have them return 50% of the time.

Here is a pic of a large keloid

No no no no, dont try that.
Go to the doctors!!

no. If you try to it will get worse. Keloids are scar tissue. You might want to try to close the piercing and see if it goes away by itself.

Crofton S
It's probably not a great idea, but I can suggest using some H2Ocean up to 6 times a day to help the keloid heal. You can find it at your local piercer or online at h2ocean.com

Also, don't do anything to irritate that ear. Sleep on the other side, be careful with brushing/combing your hair, keep hair products off that ear, etc. etc.

No you can not "pop" it. It's SKIN, or scar tissue, and if you disturb it, it will continue to grow. I recommed that you never have plastic surgury or get any piercings or tattoos, or any thing that will cause your skin to grow scar tissue

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