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Carp Skin Condition
How long after I stop taking 100 mg Minocycline for a skin condition called CARP is it safe to become pregnant? 1 week? 2 weeks? 2 months? A year?
Morphea scleroderma: "Morphea is a relatively uncommon disorder that affects adults and children [1-4]. The annual incidence of morphea was approximately 3 per 100, 000 people in a population in the United States between 1960 and 1993". http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/pathogenesis-clinical-manifestations-and-diagnosis-of-morphea-localized-scleroderma-in-adults ...Read more
Mutations: The genetics are being worked out. Each freckle is a clone of melanocytes bearing a mutation that makes them more prone to produce pigment. The ability to get / expressed these mutations is itself genetic. If you've got freckles, enjoy them. They are endearing and a majority of your friends like them. ...Read more
More info: Please advise us of which skin condition you have. Can be re-asked with clarification. ...Read more
Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. Prescription medications and self-care measures can improve this condition. ...Read more
Skin care: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergnic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more
Chest papules: May be eczema, folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles), fungus (usually not raised) or psoriasis or other. Keep clean and dry wash 2 x a day with soap and water or hibiclens (OTC washing solution used inhsopitals can get in CVS) and water, follow up with doc as may need topical antibiotics like mupirocin or antifungal like lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone). ...Read more
I have this weird stuff on my skin that looks like bug bites but they aren't. What could this weird skin condition be? (i am not concerned)
Skin: There is no way on a site like this on line to give you any valid answer with confidence. Weird stuff is not a description that leads to any diagnosis. Usually skin is best handled by a physician in person where observation can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Have any of you heard of a skin condition called hydranituis suppertivia I'm sure I'm spelling that wrong but if u have any info for me let me no?
Yes it is known enti:
Yes, for sure it is, rare yet quite well known medical entity.
It is an infection of the axillary (arm pit) glands which is quite hard to get rid off. You need to see a good surgeon and an infectious disease (id) specialist working together as it needs good antibiotics and sometimes surgery to drain the pockets of pus that develop in this condition. ...Read more
Imflammation In shoulders for 8 months been taking pills for pain an inflammation. What is my next step to recovery. Have skin condition from painpill?
Not sure which: Condition you are referring to. Suggest you see a dermatologist for assessment and possible treatment plan. ...Read more
Homework?: The most common skin problem is probably seborrheic dermatitis, especially in its mild form of dandruff. The rarest can't be defined as there are a host of illnesses for which there are only a few people ever reported. This kind of idle discussion does little good for anyone, but you may enjoy reading a dermatology textbook during your leisure time to make you appreciate your own health. ...Read more
Be brave: This is a question that dermatologists talk about often with patients. You can tell folks, "I have ___, it's not catching. It's painful but I am able to tolerate it." Otherwise, work on being physically fit -- this is 95% of good looks, skin notwithstanding. "Seal" (photo guy) is a music star and looks great despite his discoid lupus -- be productive & nice and you will mirror his self-confidence. ...Read more
When I was in: Junior high, I remember a chubby gal in gym class. Some girls were embarrassed to shower or get undressed after pe class. She never appeared hesitant at all. She was very popular ; handled herself with confidence. Frankly, I was so focused on her confidence ; her personality - that I never focused on her weight. That's when I first realized that we can make situations into what we want them to be. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are a wide variety of skin conditions and many can be from an allergic reaction. The diagnosis can typically be found after a detailed history, thorough physical examination and sometimes testing. A dermatologist or allergist can assist in evaluating rashes and treating allergies. ...Read more
Nevus flammeus: Capillary malformation, usually referred to as a port-wine stain or nevus flammeus, is the most common type of vascular malformation. As a congenital malformation of the superficial dermal blood vessels, capillary malformation is present at birth and grows in size commensurate with the child; capillary malformations remain present for life and have no tendency toward involution. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Cellulitis is the inflammation of the skin and deeper tissues, usually caused by bacteria such as staph and strep. Treatment is antibiotics, sometimes intravenously at first if there is fever or other systemic symptoms. Often oral antibiotics will clear this up. Definitely see a doctor if you are concerned about this. ...Read more