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Can You Get A Melanoma In An Area That Is Never Exposed To The Sun
Yes: Melanomas come in different varieties. Rarely they have no pigment, and they can also appear in places which get little or no sun exposure including mucosal surfaces inside the nose or throat, or on the soles of the feet. These unusual melanomas are thankfully rather rare. As with all skin cancers, if you have a lump or bump on the skin which is changing rapidly, make sure you get a checked out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more
At your own risk: It is not wise to stay in the sun without wearing sunblock. If you already have signs of skin cancer or skin damage from the sun, it is even more important for you t stay out of the sun and to protect your skin with proper clothing, a hat, sunblock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sometimes pain will develop before the wart protrudes thru the skin. ...Read more
Unfortunately yes: Melanomas are most commonly caused by sun exposure, but they rarely do appear in strange places...I have seen/known patients who have had melanomas come up under their fingernails, in the mouth or sinuses, etc. If you notice any moles on your body which are changing, have them looked at. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that being exposed to a draft can make you get the common cold or get sick in any form?
Yes, but not common: Melanomas (and other skin cancers) are most commonly caused by sun exposure, but they rarely do appear in strange places...I have seen/known patients who have had melanomas come up under their fingernails, in the mouth or sinuses, etc. If you notice any moles on your body which are changing, have them looked at. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it possible to get herpes from someone who is in the incubation stage and yet to ever have an outbreak at that point?
The 2 are: Unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is sun bad in general for the skin or sunburn?Do I have to avoid getting a tan or can I have it gradually?What is the bestsunscreen (mineral-natural?)
Moderation : Everything in moderation sun exposure like everything else in life has positive and negative effects on the body as we all know over exposure of the sun causes melanoma, the benefits is the sun naturally synthesizes vitamin d in your body which is vital for proper function, i personally recommend all natural lotion less toxins in your body the better! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that for you to contract any kind of germ/virus it has to be in a warm and moist environment? So if it was raining you won't get anything?
Myths: No this is not in any way true. You may have been misinformed. ...Read more
I live at the beach and was screened by an allergist. Is it really possible that I can actually be allergic soley to the ocean air?
Are some people immune to sun damage? I know that i burn extremely easily if I am out in the sun for more than 45 minutes. Is it possible for someone darker than me to be out in the sun with no protection the same amount of time and not receive any damag
No : No one is immune from the damaging effects of the sun. Some people with dark skin, hair and eyes (fitzpatrick skin type 4) are less effected by the damaging effects of the sun. Always wear sunblock with spf45+ when out in the sun, even in the winter and, if female, consider makeup with skin block. ...Read more
You mean like EXPOSE: I'm trying to get a visual on your question. Are you asking whether by squeezing one's nipple that some portion of a nerve would be forced from the opening? If that's correct then, I respond by giving you a hearty, "Nope!" What comes out of a nipple by squeezing it or applying pressure normally would be secretions or milk... which at your age shouldn't really be happening. No nerves though. ...Read more
If a plantar wart was to be spread to the genitals or in the mouth, would it still be the same type of wart? Treatable in the same way?
Virus with fetish: Treatment depends on location. All hpv are not same, there over 60 types most of the time go away on their own. Yes genital & mouth possible to be the same as they all cause cancers, main culprits 6 11 16 18 quadirvalevt vaccination is available as they cause ca of cervix, vagina, vulva throat, anal penile cancer in men. Young woman need vaccination to prevent above cancers. ...Read more
If you have a skin cancer and you exfoliate the area, will it cause the skin cancer to spread or even go internal/to blood stream?
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