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Actinic keratosis from head and neck reflector. What can I do 40 years later?

Actinic keratosis from head and neck reflector. What can I do 40 years later?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist to makes sure they are just keratoses. They can be removed, if you want. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more


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I small bumps at my back neck below hairline, not sensitive. I think heat or my shirt collar caused them, please how can I get rid of them?

I small bumps at my  back neck below hairline, not sensitive. I think heat or my shirt collar caused them, please how can I get rid of them?

Folliculitis: You may have a low grade infection of your hair follicles duebto your sweating. Apply an antibiotic ointment to your rash until you can get an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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It seems as though I have a heat rash or heat bumps on my forehead & under eyes, the affected skin is rough, what can I do to get my skin back to norm?

It seems as though I have a heat rash or heat bumps on my forehead & under eyes, the affected skin is rough, what can I do to get my skin back to norm?

Allergies: This is a form of allergy called allergic dermatitis. You can use cold compresses and a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more

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Skin tags, I have skin tags around my neck. I uear a lot of t-shirts and they seem to follow the line wheee my t's end, how can I remove skin tags?

Skin tags, I have skin tags around my neck. I uear a lot of t-shirts and they seem to follow the line wheee my t's end, how can I remove skin tags?

Physician removal: Stop Aspirin before removing skin tags. A physician should use sterile technique to remove skin tags and place antibiotic ointment on these wounds until healed. Some burn them off, e.g. Laser or bovie, some use a scalpel. These skin tags result from friction on the skin, and one can decrease the occurrence by putting aquaphor or vitamin e on the skin to decrease abrasion or from mechanical rubbing. ...Read more

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The skin tone on my stomach, chest, neck, and lower back is uneven. Occassionally bumps similar to pimples will appear too. I have a history with eczema. What can I do to get rid of this ?

The skin tone on my stomach, chest, neck, and lower back is uneven. Occassionally bumps similar to pimples will appear too. I have a history with eczema. What can I do to get rid of this ?

See Your Doctor: Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition; causes dry, itchy areas; treated with topical steroids, moisturizers & more. Once the eczema clears, involved skin may become lighter due to loss of pigmentation. Return of pigmentation can takes wks to yrs. Treatment involves watchful waiting while using cosmetic cover-ups, laser, & more. Pimples sound unrelated; visual exam is needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a chemical burn from lice treatment on back of neck and ears. Back of neck has formed a big puffy scab, ears still seeping. What do i do?

Have a chemical burn from lice treatment on back of neck and ears. Back of neck has formed a big puffy scab, ears still seeping. What do i do?

Lice treatment: You likely have irritant contact dermatitis. Keep you skin clean and apply 1% hydrocortisone cream to the affected areas twice a day. If there is no improvement in a week, you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. I am experiencing patches around me hairline and behind the ears... a lot of skin is falling off from them.. it does not look like dandruff ..

Hi. I am experiencing patches around me hairline and behind the ears... a lot of skin is falling off from them.. it does not look like dandruff  ..

Psoriasis: Perhaps you're suffering from psoriasis. Obviously that's just a wild guess out of left field. Go see your FamilyDoc or perhaps make a Virtual Consult so that we can see what you're referring to. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriasis/basics/definition/con-20030838 for info while you're waiting for your appointment. Dermatologists have some amazing anti-psoriasis drugs. ...Read more

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Hello I'm not old (only 16) and I have weird bumpy/scaley neck skin what can I do, my friends have smooth neck skin ?

Hello I'm not old (only 16) and I have weird bumpy/scaley neck skin what can I do, my friends have smooth neck skin
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All the cool kids: Discuss with your doctor and get examined, could be lots of things- like eczema, dry skin, or even greyscale... Ok I made that last one up. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering with a high GGT can it cause itchy body? Like around the legs from inner thighs down? Cause I can't find what is causing body itch

Hi I was wondering with a high GGT can it cause itchy body? Like around the legs from inner thighs down? Cause I can't find what is causing body itch

How high?: High GGT is usually an indication of liver disease and high bilirubin, also due to liver disease can cause itching. It is not feasible to provide more meaningful advice without examining you and looking at all of your lab results. Unrelated to your question, take HPV vaccination. ...Read more

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16 years old and foreskin does not go back over the glands or head of my penis. Should I be concerned or let nature pull it's course?

16 years old and foreskin does not go back over the glands or head of my penis. Should I be concerned or let nature pull it's course?

Phimosis at 16 years: By 16 years the foreskin should have retracted to expose the glans penis .Please consult your pediatrician and ask him or her about using betamethasone cream to soften the prepuce ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old. I've Verruca plana.These are dot like structures on my forehead also on my face.What will i do to get rid of this.This is from 1year?

I'm 20 years old. I've Verruca plana.These are dot like structures on my forehead also on my face.What will i do to get rid of this.This is from 1year?

See a doc: The planter's wart will need to be treated by a dermatologist or podiatrist. The dots on your forehead may be a similar wart strain and these sometimes disappear on their own in a few years.A dermatologist could treat them but any treatment may leave a divot in the skin worse than leaving it alone.Your doc could confirm or exclude this possibility. ...Read more

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I got an anwer from your doctors: Hetetotopic pain from TMJ from neck to forehead and teeth? What does it mean? A nerve?We are on vacation, what to do?

I got an anwer from your doctors: Hetetotopic pain from TMJ from neck to forehead and teeth? What does it mean? A nerve?We are on vacation, what to do?

Hetetotopic pain: It's mean that TMJ and neck are the source of your pain whereas forehead and teeth are the site of your pain. Rec.: do not do any dental treatment till the source of the pain (TMJ) is completely normalized. You can start a soft diet, keep your teeth apart and apply moist heat to the source of your pain. Hope it make sense? Feel better! ...Read more

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How can I figure wether my pain comes from my neck, shoulder, face or systemic imaging and bloods so clear. Dehydrated c5/c6 but normal 4 age, 29yrs?

How can I figure wether my pain comes from my neck, shoulder, face or systemic imaging and bloods so clear. Dehydrated c5/c6  but normal 4 age, 29yrs?

Few thoughts: Complete neurologic examination, including sensory, motor tests, reflexes. Emg / nerve conduction velocity study, if questionable results. Sympathetic pain diagnosis, however, is 100% clinical (based on history and examination) always consider temporomandibular joint disorder for facial, neck, and shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm 19 and when i walk for like over 40 minutes my lower back and inner thigh hurts, i was wondering what can be the cause of this. Thank you!?

Hi, i'm 19 and when i walk for like over 40 minutes my lower back  and inner  thigh hurts, i was wondering what can be the cause of  this. Thank you!?

Muscle spasm/nerve : You may be encountering muscle spasms in your lower back from the long walk and there may be nerve entrapment due to muscle spasm in your back or your pelvis. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Solar Keratosis (Definition)

The term generally refers to small increased pigment spots on the skin or eyelids. Those with light skin or high sun exposure are usually at higher risk. Usually benign but any noted ...Read more


Dr. Austina Cho
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more