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I have a red, bump (like a mosquito bite) skin cancer on my shin. Are all bumpy/elevated skin cancers the deadly melanoma type, or not necessarily?
Not necessarily: There are 3 types of skin Cancers: The most common is called a Basal cell carcinoma (this is what you are most likely to have). Melanoma is less common and it usually has a brown or black color to it. But the best way to find out what you have is to go see your doctor (PCP). A dermatologist may be most appropriate if you can get an appointment soon (in 2 weeks or less). ...Read more
See doctor.: First of all you need a tetanus shot if you haven't had one for 5-10 years. Cats have relatively "dirty" mouths, meaning they have a lot of bacteria on their teeth, which get injected into you when you get bitten. Even if your tetanus immunization is up to date, you will likely have to see a doctor, who will determine if you need an antibiotic. ...Read more
Until first scratch: The missouri dept. Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & children). Chiggers bite to inject saliva to dissolve flesh and eat it up. They do not suck blood nor burrow into the skin. Once scratched, the chigger falls off easily, but the site swells, and itches a lot. A scrubby, soapy bath washes away chiggers. ...Read more
Different Options: There are a few ways you can stop biting the skin around your nails. One way is to pick one nail and not bite that one for awhile, once it has been about 2-3 weeks notice how good that nail looks. Then, pick another nail and don't bite it for awhile, continue this until you aren't biting your nails anymore. Another step is to keep yourself occupied, chew gum or do an activity that requires using your. ...Read more
Consider: Dermatological examination.Get a more detailed answer ›
I bite the skin around my nails. I know I have to break the habit, but in the meantime is there anything I can put on the skin to ease the pain?
Why does my son bite the skin off his fingertips and toes? He bites pieces of skin of his two big toes and his fingertips
Stop him: You need to stop this habit before he causes an infection. ...Read more
Hello I've noticed on the bottom of my tongue I have some dangling bites of skin this is the first I've noticed can you help?
Normal: Its normal tongue anatomy. Do not worry we all have them. ...Read more
Dog bite; the skin was broken, healing well, but the area immediately around the wound the skin seems firm/hard and swollen. Should I be worried?
I bite the skin around my nails and my lips. Would this habit have any negative effects on me in the future?
Be careful!: Biting the skin around the nails & mouth causes breaks in the skin. Bacteria that normally lives in your mouth, in your nose, or on top of the skin (where it is supposed to live) can get underneath the skin and make you very ill. Strep, staph, and other bacteria can cause terrible infections in the soft tissues and can spread to other body areas through the blood. Try to keep your skin intact! ...Read more
I noticed I'm prone to mosquito bites and skin allergies than most people do, does it has to do with blood or skin type?
Good question: Some studies find that it is the carbon dioxide which attracts the mosquitoes Thus the more carbon dioxide your body produces, the more likely you get bitten. Since every extra bite provokes a booster immune response, the more frequently you are bitten, the more allergic you will become. ...Read more
You should: Seek medical evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do house dogs carry rabies if not infected by outdoor animal? Friends's dog snapped at me but left no bite/broken skin/wound. Should I worry?
Not Rabies: No. You should not worry. You have no injury and you have a story that confirms a normal 'exposure' if you did have an injury. ...Read more
Have rash's on my body that last for 20min before it appears skin feels itchy hot when scratched bumps appear like mosquito bites No skin conditions?
Have a raised bump that looks like a mosquito bite. It's skin coloured and raised, surrounded by red skin. It's very itchy. Can it be a flea bite?
That is possible: But hard to diagnose without more info and an exam of the lesion. If you get more, see a doctor. If it goes away or you find critters on your pet, spray spray spray. ...Read more
Flea bites: Flea bites appear within minutes after being bitten. It all begins with an itchy area that becomes red and puffy after being scratched. ...Read more
Clean well, Ttnus?: A thorough cleaning may suffice for most simple cat bites. Verification of tetanus protection and monitoring the site for redness or oozing after the event are also important. Especially worrisome are bites into the web space between the fingers as infection here can travel into the hand quickly. When in doubt, have it looked at. ...Read more
Potatoes that are not green and have had any sprouts removed are safe to eat.
Loss of sensation
Lower than normal body temperature (hypothermia)
Stomach or abdominal pain
are all signs of poisoning associated with eating green potatoes. ...Read more
Sometimes I would feel a brief stinging pain like a bug bite on my skin, this could happen at any one place on my body. Is this bad?
Paresthesia: Paresthesia is an abnormal condition in which you feel a sensation of burning, numbness, tingling, itching or prickling. Paresthesia can also be described as a pins-and-needles or skin-crawling sensation. Paresthesia most often occurs in the extremities, such as the hands, feet, fingers, and toes, but it can occur in other parts of the body. ...Read more