A 44-year-old member asked:
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how can i tell if i have skin cancer or am i allergic to something?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See dermatologist: A dermatologist is the best person to see regarding unusual skin findings where there is a concern for skin cancer. Allergies tend to be red and itchy while skin cancer is usually not. Allergic rashes will respond well to treatment for allergies, while skin cancer would not. However, a close look (and sometimes a biopsy) are needed to confirm skin cancer.
Answered on Dec 28, 2016
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Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No way: To answer that here.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Better have the...: Worrisome area examined by your family doctor.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
more details would be helpful.
Sep 15, 2013

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