Tracy Beswick, MD
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Tulsa, OK 74135
Are dermatofibromas dangerous?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredDermatofibromas are almost always harmless. The most serious symptom is minor itching. In some cases, dermatofibromas may become irritated (if, for instance, clothing rubs against one). The important thing to know is that dermatofibromas are not an early form of skin cancer. If you don't like the way a dermatofibroma looks, a doctor can remove it.
What are flat warts?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredFlat warts are a variety of warts that are smoother than the common wart. They are also smaller and more likely to appear in a cluster on the face or other areas where shaving happens regularly.
What are some skin care products that promote healthy skin?
Jeanette Jacknin, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answered
There are many natural products which promote healthy skin. More and more people are turning to natural plant products to help their skin look beautiful and young. Aloe vera, chamomile, tea tree oil, and emu oil are just a few natural products that help make your skin gorgeous.
Aloe vera has been proven to be an important antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent that speeds the healing of all kinds of wounds, burns, and ulcers. It is very moisturizing and great for dry skin. Aloe vera gel is one of the most common botanical additions to first-aid creams, moisturizers, and shampoos.
Chamomile is an anti-inflammatory agent that soothes the skin when used topically and is often used for eczema and psoriasis. A clean cloth can be soaked in the chamomile tea and applied to the areas of inflamed skin for fifteen minutes four to six times a day. Chamomile also forms the base for many moisturizers, under-eye therapies for puffiness and dark circles, and many soap and shampoo combinations.
Tea tree oil is an essential oil distilled from the leaves of a plant called Melaleuca alternifolia. It has been shown to kill germs and decrease bacterial, fungal, and viral activity. It is very commonly used in acne and oily skin preparations and is also sold separately to apply directly to acne lesions.
There are many natural oils which make great natural moisturizers. Lately emu oil is popular. Emu oil is oil made from the fat of the emu, a bird native to Australia. It has been used historically by the Australian aborigines for the treatment of burns, wounds, and bruises. It is made up of 70% unsaturated fatty acids, mostly omega 9, about 20% omega-6 fatty acid and 1-2% omega-3 fatty acid. A handful of studies have suggested that emu oil, applied topically, may have anti-inflammatory properties or promote wound healing in various animal models. It is a great moisturizer and conditioner and it has been combined with other ingredients to make cleansers, masques, shampoos, conditioners, shaving creams, body lotions, and lip balms.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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