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How to remove insect bite scars from face? I am south Asian (indian)...

How to remove insect bite scars from face? I am south Asian (indian)...

Facial plastics : A facial plastics surgeon may be your best option, especially if extensive. Dermatologist is another option. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Is it possible to get ink poisoning by giving yourslef a small homemade tatoo with pen ink?

Is it possible to get ink poisoning by giving yourslef a small homemade tatoo with pen ink?

Not good idea: You may not get ink poisoning, but you are at risk for severe skin infection if not properly done. I suggest that if you want a tattoo, then go to a tattoo shop. ...Read more

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Does the monroe piercing leave an ugly scar?

Does the monroe piercing leave an ugly scar?

Any piercing has the: Potential to leave an ugly scar. Consider keloid scar formation, infection or rejection of metal. ...Read more

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11 months post arm lift, can I expose my scars to sun now?

11 months post arm lift, can I expose my scars to sun now?

Try to avoid sun: Even 11 months after an arm lift i would still encourage my patients to avoid the sun as much as possible. This doesn't mean not going to the beach, but if you are to protect with sunscreen and avoidance of peak-sun hours. ...Read more

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My 8wk old house puppy nipped at me on left arm. No broken skin, no blood just small tooth mark. Cleaned wound, etc. Rabies? Pup 2 young for shots.

My 8wk old house puppy nipped at me on left arm. No broken skin, no blood just small tooth mark. Cleaned wound, etc. Rabies? Pup 2 young for shots.

Rabies: Rabies is extremely rare nowdays in the us, especially as a result of dog bites. If there was any risk of rabies, it would be from street dogs, but it doesn't sound like your puppy is a street dog. Also, rabbit dogs would normally be expected to act accordingly. Your case doesn't allude to that. I'd not worry about rabies, but would definitely watch the wound as it is prone to infection. ...Read more

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Will a tattoo hide the scars on my arms from a motorcycle accident?

Will a tattoo hide the scars on my arms from a motorcycle accident?

It may: Depending on the scar, a tattoo may hide the scar or make it less noticeable. Usually it doesn't work so well on thick or indented scars. You should ask a reputable, skilled tattoo artist their opinion. ...Read more

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Can deer ticks bury under skin?

Can deer ticks bury under skin?

Deer tick: Deer ticks sit upon the top of the skin and grab the skin and penetrate it with the proboscis that gives the tick blood. So they are technically external to the skin. ...Read more

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Can i die from a home made tattoo with pen ink?

Can i die from a home made tattoo with pen ink?

Yes: I had a patient who almost did, in fact. He drew up ink from a pen into his Insulin syringe and proceeded to tattoo himself. Within some days he presented with sepsis secondary to staph aureus and nearly died. Icu for a month and complications from pancreatitis. This isn't an unusual story for someone who wants to take that risk. Not worth your life. ...Read more

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How can I remove colored egg dye from my child's skin?

How can I remove colored egg dye from my child's skin?

Bleach, witch hazel: Ah, kids -- as my father used to say, "can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em!" there's no end to the mischief they can get into. No personal experience, but i'm told that rubbing the stains gently with witch hazel, or a dilute solution of bleach (25% in water) will do the trick. And next easter, try to persuade your kids to use spoons to dip the eggs, not their fingers! ...Read more

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How to hide marks on your neck from gang tattoo?

How to hide marks on your neck from gang tattoo?

Seek laser removal: Their are laser types out their that actually do a credible job of reducing and removing tattos. Check in with your local dermatologist for a referral to such centers using these type of lasers. Call cynosure laser and they should be able to point you to a physician in your area who does this work. ...Read more

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My mom unknowingly used 2 pcs of bread from a loaf that had black mold. Made my daughter a grilled cheese sand(no mold)Daughter ate 1/4 of it. Toxic?

My mom unknowingly used 2 pcs of bread from a loaf that had black mold. Made my daughter a grilled cheese sand(no mold)Daughter ate 1/4 of it. Toxic?

Usually not : Most molds are harmless, but some are dangerous. Some contain mycotoxins. The USDA has a nice chart about how to deal with various foods that are moldy. Check it out for all the details. It breaks down into the two obvious options – http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/molds-on-food-are-they-dangerous_/ ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old girl from India. I get tanned easily. How to remove sun tan from my face, neck, arms, hands and feet?

I'm 19 years old girl from India. I get tanned easily. How to remove sun tan from my face, neck, arms, hands and feet?

Sunblock...: Routine use of sunblock along with hats or clothes to cover exposed area will prevent further tanning. As you limit your exposure to the sun, you skin will fade back to its normal shade. ...Read more

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Do chicken pox or flea bites look different?

Do chicken pox or flea bites look different?

Very different: Flea bites are usually small red dots or bumps, especially around the ankles (near the carpet). The lesions of chickenpox start as blisters on top of red skin, occurring all over the body. They then open, ooze, and finally crust over. ...Read more