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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Mandy
Dermatology 55 years experience
Essential fatty acid: Dietary fats, especially in fish, contain essential fatty acids such as omega 3 and 6 which are essential to maintain the proper barrier function of the skin. Deficiencies in these lead to severe scaling and dryness.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Mandy
Dermatology 55 years experience
Genital dark skin: This is difficult, bleaching creams will not work, lasers will improve the situation but involve recovery time and are not perfect. Sometimes excision of the skin is possible but you would need to consult your gynecologist for suggestion.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Mandy
Dermatology 55 years experience
Laser hair removal: Many persons develope shaving folliculits and this can be treated and somewhat prevented by using over the counter benzoyl peroxied soap after shaving, however the simple solution is 4-6 laser hair sessions which permenantly remove the hair.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Mandy
Dermatology 55 years experience
Blood filled bump?: I suspect that you are most likely referring not to a hematoma, but more likely a small hemangioma. These often appear as we age, are often multiple and are ususally red to purple. There are also venous lakes, most often on the lip, which are small vericose veins. All of what I have described may be treated with lasers.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Mandy
Dermatology 55 years experience
Chances of Albinism: Albinism is a recessive genetic inherited disorder which in its complete state is unusual. There are many forms of partial albinism, the most common is a white forelock. Many others are seen a fine white speckling of the skin, usually first evident around adolesence and is often unnoticed if a person is very fair or not sun exposed. There is usually a family history of similar people.
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Pompholyx: You most likely have pompholyx, a common type of eczema affecting hands, fingers, and sometimes feet, also known as dyshidrotic eczema. The cause is not known, but may be related to problems with sweating. It can get infected by bacteria and get aggravated by contact with irritants such as water, soaps and detergents. You need to be evaluated by a physician with a good history and exam.
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