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Apple Scar Skin Viroid Virus
Can a gential wart texturally change from a raised bumpy wart to Verrucae wart in appearance after TCA acid treatment?
Wart topical therapy: Sure - you're basically trying to destroy the thing with a chemical compound, so I would expect some morphological changes. What exactly that's going to look like on it's way to final destruction depends on the starting size, how much treatment you give it etc. The thing about warts is they 'hide' from the immune system, so they can be somewhat persistent. Sounds like you're making progress tho. ...Read more
Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?
Hep C hard to catch: Hep c is transmitted via blood, or sexual contact - like hiv. It is mostly transmitted amongst IV drug users. Even though you a hep c patient may get skin ulcers - this is usually due to a complication from the disease called cryoglobulinemia- these skin lesions are not contagious, but blood and other bodily fluids are. ...Read more
Cause and effect: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more
Reaction to skin product 6wks ago, redness, open pores, dehydration, >melasma.Still ntermittently red/burning&dry. Could this be phytophotodermatitis? Oils included mandarin, carrot seed. Scared its perm
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is the gold standard for fading dark marks. It is available in over the counter preparations at a 2% strength or prescriptions can be given for stronger strengths. Test it on a small area for a few days before using on larger areas to ensure you are not allergic. Discontinue if redness, peeling, or dryness develops. Be sure that the jock itch is well controlled before fading. ...Read more
Which skin infection causes white/yellow biofilm looking secretions from scalp, and skin? (animal contagious, survives on household items)
Odd question: I'm not sure I understand exactly what you mean when you say "animal contagiou?" Do you mean that the infection can be passed from humans to animals or vice versa? And which household items does this infection exist on? What is the clinical associated with your question? Do you have a picture you can upload? Send to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Herpes: It is still contagious even after the lesions have healed and they don't look like they are there, although when there are vesicles with fluid in them it is more contagious any kind of skin to skin contact can spread herpes. Asymptomatic people infected with hsv1 or hsv2 can still transmit the virus. The virus replicates on mucocutaneous surfaces and infects sensory nerve terminals and nucl. ...Read more
Despite Keratosis Pilaris (KP), I'm getting a tattoo. Once the tattoo heals, will exfoliation (loofah/body scrub/AmLactin lotion) harm the tattoo?
Unlikely: I'm a tattoo buff and have three of my own. Get it ONLY if it's something you've wanted for several years in exactly the form you're getting. Tattoos are in the dermis and keratosis pilaris is a curious epidermal illness. I hope that your choice of design is one that's deeply meaningful, and I admire your courage in asking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I burned upper lip area w undiluted tea tree oil. The skin scabbed&now new skin formed is pink.will it scar or return to normal Color? How long ?
Skin oil burn: No this sounds like a simple superficial partial thickness skin burn so will heal with out scarring and it should return to normal 3-6 months but it depends how many melanocytes you took out with the burn so it may be pale for a long while until that area becomes repopulated with skin color cells aka melancocytes. thanks ...Read more
If aldara is applied to one genital wart, will other genital warts also disappear since its an immune stimulant?
Sometimes: you are correct in thinking that Aldara works by stimulating the body's immune response, it is most effective when applied directly to the involved lesions, but theory is that once the body's immune system learns how to destroy a specific type of lesion (wart, skin cancer), it will also work on similar lesions elsewhere; however, this effect is not consistent ...Read more
Probably not: Most products only improve the appearance of the scar but do not totally remove it. ...Read more
9th day of cold sore on upper lip, it's scabbed over & flaky. Is it safe to trim hair near it w/ a mustache trimmer w/o spreading the infection?
You can not spread i: Cold sore due to herpes virus is contained by your immunity. It will not spread unless you have a serious immune deficiency, in which case you will be quite sick. Yes, you can trim your mustache. You will also be shedding virus periodically between attacks when you have no symptoms. Relax. Most people have it but do not know it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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