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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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Can vomiting cause a rupture in blood vessels to the face?

Can vomiting cause a rupture in blood vessels to the face?

Yes it is possible: If vomiting is severe you can break tiny capillaries in the skin causing little red spots called petechiae. ...Read more

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I have some small permanent spots on my face. A couple i assumeare blood vessels, but I have some of which are just flesh colored and raised over pores. Nothing makes them go away. I can photos?

I have some small permanent spots on my face.   A couple i assumeare blood vessels, but I have some of which are just  flesh colored and raised over pores.   Nothing makes them go away.   I can photos?

See a derm: Sounds like sebaceous hyperplasi, a condition that does not respond to creams or other topical treatment. They need to be removed by a dermatologist(cautery, laser, etc). As it is a benign condition, it usually is not reimbursable by insurance. ...Read more

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How can I removed broken blood vessels on my face? And what causes them?

How can I removed broken blood vessels on my face? And what causes them?

Not broken: Enlarged capillaries may appear as red lines on the face. Sometimes blue. Mostly the cheeks and nose. Related to pale skin, sun damage, pregnancy, hormones, rosacea, age. Easily treated by dermatologist by laser or electrodessication. Are you taking ORAL isotretinoin? See your DR and review your meds. Your symptoms need evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a red mark on my face that developed over a year ago, appears to be blood vessels visible and the skin pigment is light around red area. Ideas?

I have a red mark on my face that developed over a year ago, appears to be blood vessels visible and the skin pigment is light around red area. Ideas?

See a dermatologist: A persistent mark like you describe could be many things, including rosacea (a chronic inflammatory condition) to infection (such as a superficial fungal infection) to skin cancer. You should see a dermatologist for a closer inspection and a definitive diagnosis, that will determine what kind of treatment you will need. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could be causes of small blood vessels breakages? Eyes, shoulders, chest, face, there are small vessels breakage and make red spots.

What could be causes of small blood vessels breakages? Eyes, shoulders, chest, face,  there are small vessels breakage and make red spots.

Red Spots - causes.: There are multiple causes of red spots (telangiectasia) of the skin including aging, genetics, sun exposure, hormones and medications. Sometimes no reason can be found. An easy treatment for these (excluding the eyes) is either a topical laser or fine needle radio frequency. They do recur over time. ...Read more

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Husband was swinging son upside down, accidentally hit his neck against the door frame. He has broken blood vessels on his face/neck. Is that normal?

Husband was swinging son upside down, accidentally hit his neck against the door frame. He has broken blood vessels on his face/neck. Is that normal?

Neck injury: This action is very dangerous, you should take you your child to ER ASAP, it depends on the force of the impact against the door, he might need X ray of his head & neck. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you treat broken blood vessels on face from bumping into a metal rack? Hot or cold?

How do you treat broken blood vessels on face from bumping into a metal rack?  Hot or cold?

I would: Use ice for the first couple of days. 20 min on. Rest of the hour off. Do this 2-3 times a day. For first couple days. I would avaiod heat. ...Read more

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My blood vessels break easily and pretty badly on my face. Will they recover? How to make them stronger ?

My blood vessels break easily and pretty badly on my face. Will they recover? How to make them stronger ?

Misunderstanding?: Blood vessels do not normally break. Thus question is impossible to interpret. Perhaps a good skin doctor should examine you. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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