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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Skin Fold Calliper Test Seems Easier Than Immersion
Skin calliper: Pros:ease of use.Low cost involved.Minimal training necessary.Cons:limited population (if overfat, calipers will not be accurate).Requires the same trainer to perform measurement to increase reliability. ...Read more
Easy bruising fatigue itchy skin: I have been having these symptoms for almost a year. when I go to my GP he tests white blood cells and all normal.
Liver/iron studies: Ask your GP to check liver function tests. Bleeding or bruising occur if there is liver disease. Liver disease could also cause itching. Also ask him to check iron levels in your blood. ...Read more
I tan easy and i noticed some patches of skin that didn't tan , why ? Do i need to make an appointment to get it checked out?
Why do I get cold easy and at night although i'm still cold my skin is hot to the point my boyfriend won't cuddle with me because it makes him hot?
Thyroid?: Feeling cold may be related to a thyroid condition- see your physician for thyroid testing and exam. ...Read more
Question?: Unsure what you are asking. Some burns require skin grafting. These are typically deep 2nd degree burns that do not heal well spontaneously or full thickness (3rd degree) burns that by their nature do not retain the dermal elements that are needed for epithelial healing. Skin grafting is a very common treatment for deeper burns, can be quite painful and complicated but is a first line treatment. ...Read more
Bruising: Blood-thinning drugs such as Aspirin and warfarin (coumadin) or medications such as clopidogrel (plavix) reduce your blood's ability to clot. As a result, bleeding from capillary damage might take longer than usual to stop — which allows enough blood to leak out and cause a bruise. Other causes include system diseases, liver disease, low platelets. ...Read more
No: Unless you start off like that!Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to get a nerve test done to check out what's wrong with my vibration sensation under my skin?
Yes: Neurologists test sensory modalities in general. Check in with a neurologist to see if there are specific tests for vibration sense. The symptoms may relate to some other disorder of the nerves, spinal cord or brain. ...Read more
Several: The usual test is a CT scan of the head, which provides a huge amount of information. An MRI is done in a few specialized cases, usually if the symptoms are severe but the CT scan is normal. There is one type of brain injury that a CT does not detect. Rarely an arteriogram may be performed to look for a blood vessel injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Derms know!: If you are seeing a dermatologist, the vast majority of skin problems are relatively easy for us to diagnose, as we see them all the time! there are of course always tricky problems, because rashes and skin lesions can vary depending on how long they are present, if infected, the skin type, prior treatment, etc. Sometimes even a biopsy won't give us the exact answer, but that's usually rare. ...Read more
This is the internet: I am sorry but first your specific problem needs treatment from an expert who has examined you in person. Health Tap is here to give advice and supplement your health care. It is not here to be your health care. I believe we tell you on nearly every page that we not only do not provide diagnosis, we do not offer treatment. Please go see a skin expert to examine you. ...Read more
I have small dark hairs that grow in my stretch marks. They come out easy and have a white substance on the end that came out of my skin.
Well: It could be several things including infected hair cells. In order to diagnose and treat you examination visual of my photographs as needed. Recommend Healthtap visit with photographs ...Read more
Lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more
Fast and inexpensive: A ct of the head is extremely quick (less than a minute) and can rule out fracture, bleeding, and many other serious conditions. It is not as sensitive to pathology as an MRI (especially in the soft tissue), and does involve exposure to x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer