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Are age spots common? Is there any treatment for them?

Are age spots common? Is there any treatment for them?

Yes: What we refer to as "age spots" include seborrheic keratoses (brown stuck on bumps) and lentigoes (flat brown patches). Both are hereditary, very common, and we tend to develop more with time. They can be treated with liquid nitrogen (freezing), lasers, ipl, chemical peels, curretting, cautery, etc. Treatment choice largely depends on the number of spot and how thick they are. ...Read more

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Age Spots (Definition)

Age or liver spots typically refer to a skin lesion known as a solar lentigo. Typically this is flat, larger than normal freckles and contains darker pigmentation. Other age spots may refer to seborrheic keratoses that are dark, slightly elevated and are described as looking like grease paint. Both of these lesions are generally benign but evaluation by a ...Read more


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Is there any treatment for amlopia child age 11years?

Is there any treatment for amlopia child age 11years?

Turning on vision: The brain utilizes the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong. The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may turn off the input of one eye & keep the best. If it has gone on too long rx may not help but an attempt is worth trying. ...Read more

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Age spots on skin? What exactly are age spots?

Age spots on skin?  What exactly are age spots?

Age spots: The term ‘age spots’, or lentigines, refers to the brownish spots that, over time appear on your face and body as a result of overexposure to the sun. As we age our skin is subjected to more and more sun damage. ...Read more

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Child age 12years any treatment for heal skin torn.

Child age 12years any treatment for heal skin torn.

superfast healing: Fortunately children heal very quickly due to their excellent health and circulation. Any torn skin should be immediately replaced back over the open area and held in place using either adhesive strips or stitches. Leaving wounds open to the air is bad bad bad and slows down healing. Keep this area covered and protected and it will heal rapidly. ...Read more

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Is there any complete treatment of mouth cancer at age 78?

Is there any complete treatment of mouth cancer at age 78?

Yes: Age is not a reason to forego possible curative therapy. Much will depend upon the nature and extent of the cancer itself. ...Read more

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Treatment for premature grey hairs. Any method other than coloring it?

Treatment for premature grey hairs. Any method other than coloring it?

Not really: You can shave the hair off if that look is appealing. Otherwise you can wear a wig or a hat to cover it up. ...Read more

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Are there any treatment for spots caused due to blackheads?

Are there any treatment for spots caused due to blackheads?

Products: They make a lot of cosmetic products now designed to try to minimize the appearance of pores. Microdermabrasion treatments may help. Also, your dermatologist may have some treatments involving lasers or chemical peels that may be able to help minimize the appearance of pores. ...Read more

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Can age spots start from the age of 11?

Can age spots start from the age of 11?

Dark spots= common: If by 'age spots' you mean freckles (dark flat spots) then early sun damage can cause them at 11 years old. Another 'age spot' is a raised darker lesion called a 'seborrheic keratosis' and are very common on sun exposed areas after 20-30 years old. Also it is said we make 10 new moles (congenital nevi) per year! the risk of melanoma goes up with early/prolonged sun exposure. Use sunscreen please. ...Read more

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Are there any age restrictions for the TB skin test?

Are there any age restrictions for the TB skin test?

Not aware of any: But with advancing age, the response to the skin test may be falsely negative. There are newer tests available which work by assessing the lymphocytes capacity to respond to antigenic stimulation by a component of the tubercle bacillus, but whether this differs in age groups I do not know. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for old acne scars on face?

Is there any treatment for old acne scars on face?

See below: You may see a cosmetic dermatologist. Consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/acne-scars#1 Please note that scars do fade with time. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Any definite treatment of dark circles please?

Any definite treatment of dark circles please?

Get more sleep: One of the best ways is to try to get more sleep. This will help improve the dark circles under the eyes. Work on improving your sleep hygiene to improve your overall health. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment should woman 87 years of age have with breast cancer?

What kind of treatment should woman 87 years of age have with breast cancer?

IT DEPENDS: If you are otherwise very healthy and expect to live another 10 or more years , you could say that the treatment should be the same as for a younger patient (except maybe avoiding adjuvent chemotherapy for node negative disease , esp if hormone sensitive). If you are an infirmed 87 yo treatment should be more individualized so as not to harm you and lower your life expectancy. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of age spots on your hands?

Is there any way to get rid of age spots on your hands?

Laser Skin Treatment: Topical bleaching creams help to lighten spots, but are often ineffective for their total removal. In-office treatments such as chemical peels and lasers are often necessary to provide the best cosmetic benefit. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bald spots at the ripe age of 16, is there any way to deter further balding?

I am experiencing bald spots at the ripe age of 16, is there any way to deter further balding?

No good answer.: Some said rogaine (minoxidil) might slow it down, but the use of it is messy and you are very young still. ...Read more

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Varicose vein, young age. Medical advice on what to do?

Varicose vein, young age.  Medical advice on what to do?

Depends on symptoms: Varicose veins themselves are not dangerous. If they are causing discomfort, there are multiple treatments available. Treatments depend on the size of veins, and which veins are involved. If you have leg swelling in addition to varicose veins, you should be seen by a vascular surgeon or physician who treats venous disease. The simplest treatment in compression socks. ...Read more

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Hello sir.I have papules unilateral at scrotum look white, smooth surface without any penis involvment. 7 in numbers.No other symptoms.Plx help.Thanku?

Hello sir.I have papules unilateral at scrotum look white, smooth surface without any penis involvment. 7 in numbers.No other symptoms.Plx help.Thanku?

Get checked: Must ensure not an std, which is more likely if recent outbreak. If been there awhile, most likely cysts/oil glands-would see a dermatologist to sort out. ...Read more

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What are the age restrictions for getting thread veins laser treatment under your eyes?

What are the age restrictions for getting thread veins laser treatment under your eyes?

None: Although injection of these veins is a way to treat this cosmetic problem, laser therapy works better in my practice and is safer overall. ...Read more

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If ALL cured at the age of 18..is there any problems regarding fertility at the age of 25? For a female..

If ALL cured at the age of 18..is there any problems regarding fertility at the age of 25?
For a female..

Need More: information in order to answer this question. You also probably would be better served by asking the treating physician. ...Read more

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I am 26& from India. wheelchair bound & jra patient. have no treatment since age of 10. not on any medication.is there any new treatment or medication?

I am 26& from India. wheelchair bound & jra patient. have no treatment since age of 10. not on any medication.is there any new treatment or medication?

JRA: Here are a couple of references about arthritis treatment in India. http://www.arthritis-india.com/rheumatoid-arthritis.html and Arthritis Foundation of India Trust http://www.arthfound.org/index.php ...Read more