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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?

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?

2 weeks: To be very safe I would give yourself 2 weeks off of minocycline before attempting conception. It can affect bone and teeth formation in the fetus. The half life (how long it takes the body to reduce the concentration by half) is measured in hours. ...Read more

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How rare is the skin condition morphia?

How rare is the skin condition morphia?

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

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My question is what causes freckles, is it a skin condition?

My question is what causes freckles, is it a skin condition?

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

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How dangerous is the skin condition rosacea?

How dangerous is the skin condition rosacea?

Is rosacea dangerous: Rosacea is not dangerous. It can lead to some unsightly changes but rarely causes serious health problems. If rosacea involves the edge of the eyelid it can cause some more significant ocular problems. ...Read more

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In what way can I help my sensitive skin condition?

In what way can I help my sensitive skin condition?

More info: Please advise us of which skin condition you have. Can be re-asked with clarification. ...Read more

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Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Motphea: Morphea usually burns itself out within a few years. The skin does not return to absolute normal however. ...Read more

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How do you cure the skin condition, keratosis pilairs?

How do you cure the skin condition, keratosis pilairs?

No cure: Treatments for keratosis pilaris may consist of moisturizing or keratolytic treatments including: urea, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or topical retinoids. However, the effectiveness of these treatments is limited. ...Read more

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I'm overweight. How does this affect my skin condition?

I'm overweight. How does this affect my skin condition?

Strech marks: You may have strech marks, skin tags and a condition called acanthosis nigricans over neck and axillae. ...Read more

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What is bumpy scatttered skin condition called and what causes it?

What is bumpy scatttered skin condition called and what causes it?

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

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What to do if I have a patchy skin condition for years, what is it?

Light skin patches: If pigment is lost completely it is likely vitiligo, if light patches are seen it might be a fungus (tinea versicolor). See a dermatologist for an examination. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm suffering from the aging skin condition?

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

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I have a skin condition in the center of my chest that is reddish, lumpy?

I have a skin condition in the center of my chest that is reddish, lumpy?

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

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I have skin condition. With stress from work, it's getting worse. What can I do?

Skin Condition: Stress can make any skin condition worse. Treatment of your skin condition depends on the diagnosis. Without seeing your skin condition it is impossible to make a diagnosis. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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)

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

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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

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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?

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?

Go to see a Or: You must go to see an Orthopaedic for evaluation and treatment. A MRI of this shoulder will be helpfull for a good diagnosis. And you recovering depends of the situation. ...Read more

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How can I better my skin condition?

Condition: What skin condition do you have? You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Do you have information on skin condition?

Do you have information on skin condition?

Very broad question: Please provide a more specific question.

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Can you advise me to identify my skin condition?

Too vague: You can resubmit this question with more information or consider Health Tap Prime/ Concierge or eval by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to "fix" a light skin condition of mine?

Not sure which: Condition you are referring to. Suggest you see a dermatologist for assessment and possible treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes freckles? Is it a skin condition?

Can anyone tell me what causes freckles? Is it a skin condition?

I like freckles.: Melanocytes produce melanin when exposed to UV-B radiation. There is nothing unhealthy or wrong with freckles ...Read more

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Which skin condition would you say is the most common and the rarest?

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

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How can I gain confidence when I look ugly because of a skin condition?

How can I gain confidence when I look ugly because of a skin condition?

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

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How can I gain more confidence when I look ugly because of a skin condition?

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

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Which type of skin condition/allergy do I have?

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

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Does anyone else have the skin condition nevus flameus?

Does anyone else have the skin condition nevus flameus?

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

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Need expert opinions about skin condition cellulitys treatment?

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