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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Complicated Skin: The simple answer is the epidermis which is the top layer. Chickenpox causes the epidermal cells to ballon which forms a classical blister. See pic. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not so much: Shingles reflects a re-activation of your own chickenpox virus. The virus is kept in check by your own circulating immunity. It can occur if/when your ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Rash: Without seeing the skin eruption it is virtually impossible to make any reasonable guess as to what this might be. Show it to your local doctor or see ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Sure Can!: Getting the vaccine is the best way to prevent the disease, as well as any potential scarring! If you get disease, keep the skin clean and dry, and t ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt.: If the swelling worsens and becomes painful to touch, antibiotics may be indicated. In several weeks the swelling should subside. Please provide hydra ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
You really need: to see a Dermatologist with a specialty in COSMETOLOGY AND "MICRO-surgery" a local University Teaching Hospital is where I would go if possible! Ho ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: It may be uncomfortable so you may want to brush gently and avoid harsh scalp contact. A soft brush or comb would work and then just gently going over ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Recognizing pattern: Someone who is well trained can distinguish these by history and exam. Since neither requires treatment, the management of potential secondary problem ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
I wouldn't: Betadine has the potential to sensitize you(make allergic) to its components if it is left on the skin for indefinite periods. I make great effort to ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Well...: It is safe, but it will not help with anything
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