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are the epidermis and dermis the same thing?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
NO: The epidermis is outside of the dermis.

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Can skin-on-skin contact help with breastfeeding?

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Yes: Being skin to skin with your baby helps regulate baby's heart rate and temperature, encourages baby to feed more often, stimulates your milk production, and is just a nice way to love and hold your baby. So cozy in skin to skin, and when your little one starts inching his way down to your breast guide him to a breastfeeding hold that's comfortable for both of you.
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I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

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Eczema treatment: Keeping your eczema under good control is the best option. If you are having repeated epidsodes, talk to your dermatologist about more intensive treatment options for keeping your eczema under better control.
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Are there any certain skin infections that may cause flu like symptoms or severe illness?

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Yes: Yes, in fact if these are experienced you proceed to a doctors office or emergency clinic today.
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How can one get rid of excess skin from dieting?

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Surgery: If it is a lot then you may have it excised otherwise it will tighten over time.
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What are the different kinds of skin rashes a person can get from the heat?

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Hmmm: I am not a dermatologist but yes you can get a rash from heat. You can get a rash from sweating. You can get a skin infection and get a rash. I think you need to consult a dermatologist if your rash persists/.

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