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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Aplasia Cutis Congenita

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What does it mean if my son was born with a membranous aplasia cutis?

What does it mean if my son was born with a membranous aplasia cutis?

Skin conditions: Cuitis aplasia is a skin disorder where there is an absence of a portion of skin in a localized area at birth. Usually on the scalp. Treatment can range from nothing to surgery depending on the size of it. The small lesions can heal with a scar. He might have to see a dermatologist at some point. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son was born with a membranous aplasia cutis,?

What do you suggest if my son was born with a membranous aplasia cutis,?

See your doctor: membranous aplasia cutis can be associated with other conditions such as limb and eye concerns for example.. It should most likely be investigated for other associated conditions ...Read more

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My baby was born with congenital cutis aplasia, how long it take to cure?

My baby was born with congenital cutis aplasia, how long it take to cure?

Variable: I've seen these as small as .25 inch & as large as 4 inches & the type of defect varies.Some just have a bald spot & some have a weepy skin defect. The smaller weepy ones can seal off over a week or more while the larger ones may specialized wound care. ...Read more

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Curious what causes cutis verticis gyrata? Is there other effects from this? Does it progressively get worse?

Curious what causes cutis verticis gyrata? Is there other effects from this? Does it progressively get worse?

Cutis gyrata: There is a primary and secondary form of the disease. The primary form may be combined with genetic conditions the secondary form is caused by inflammatory processes like eczema or psoriasis and causes furrowing and thickening of the skin of the scalp ...Read more

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What can be done about the wrinkles/folds in the scalp caused by cutis gyrata? Interested because of beginning of baldness

What can be done about the wrinkles/folds in the scalp caused by cutis gyrata? Interested because of beginning of baldness

Evaluation required: Cutis gyrata can be an isolated condition but also may be associated with a long list of other conditions so thorough medical and dermatology evaluation is essential before treatment. No medical treatment is available. Supportive care for irritation of deep tissue folds may be needed. Surgical removal of some of the affected scalp tissue can improve appearance. ...Read more

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What causes flawless skin naturally?

What causes flawless skin naturally?

Avoid the sun: Triggers to problem skin include sun damage, lack of sleep, hormone imbalance, stress, picking, constantly touching your face with dirty hands. ...Read more

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What causes a person skin to whelp up?

Allergies usually: If she has contact dermatitis it can be from allergies that you are in contact with or in the environment. Hot showers, anxiety, stress and upset can also cause this. See your doctor to determne if you need treatment. ...Read more

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What causes crawley feelings on the skin?

Many but: On most instances, I would first try to treat it as dry skin by applying moisturizing lotion regularly especially immediately after bathing while avoiding scented or antibacterial soap. If this fails to work after a couple of weeks, I would start looking for a psychologic or neurologic issue. ...Read more

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Ichy skin and tiggley skin what's the cause?

Dry skin/anxiety: Itchy skin can be caused by many things. Usually it is dry skin or eczema/sensitive skin; try a moisturizer for dry skin. Tingling skin can be caused by anxiety/hyperventilation or other conditions (diabetes, heartconditions) or issues related to temperature (especially heat or cold exposure). See your familydoc if no relief. Epsom salt baths help too, with some camomile or lavender... ...Read more

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What causes you to have white streaks on your skin?

What causes you to have white streaks on your skin?

Depends: You would need a diagnosis to know what causes it. It could be a rash, yeast, eczema, psoriasis, or any number of ailments. See your doctor to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags?

What causes skin tags?

Skin tags: Bening lession. Friction of skin against skin is believed to be the cause. Is more common in obese people , usually on the underarm/axilla-trunk area , and neck area. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags?

Friction and rubbing: Some people tend to get them and other people do not. We don't know why that is. The occur in places that the skin experiences friction or rubbing but why some get them and others don't we don't know. ...Read more

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What causes loose skin?

What causes loose skin?

Weight loss or: Loose skin is usually seen in the process of weight loss or natural volume loss of the aging process all over the body, but mainly seen in the face first. There are also some very genetic condition that cause the skin to be loose from birth. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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What can cause skin lesions?

What can cause skin lesions?

Sun damage: Sun damage can cause skin lesions as well as infections, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. It depends on what the lesion is, what it looks like (color, raised, flat etc) and what it feels like (itchy, hot , painful, etc). Skin is the largest organ that protects our bodies and it is exposed to sun, cold viruses, bacteria, stress, injuries and more. Any of these can lead to a lesion. ...Read more

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Do gout cause skin to change?

It can: Redness, swelling, inflammation. If present long enough, peeling of skin may occur. Sometimes white powdery material can be seen which is gouty tophi. ...Read more

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Cause of hyper sensitive skin?

Genetics/irritants: Most people who have what we consider to have sensitive skin are also atopics. This means they have a combination of allergies asthma and eczema. These are all mediated by a hypersensitive immune system that may be allergicaly mediated through cells called eosinophils. In addition people with this genetic makeup have a defect in a keratin protein called fillagrin. This defect makes the membrane function of the skin less effective in preventing water loss to the environment little cracks developed within the skin and then such as soaps perfumes laundry detergents etc. Get through the skin. ...Read more

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What causes skin discoloration?

What causes skin discoloration?

Sun and Hormones: Skin damage due to sun exposure is one of the main causes of skin discoloration. Also, hormones, like estrogen can cause darkening of the skin, known as melasma. Also, there are some fungal infections that can cause skin discoloration as well. ...Read more

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What can cause open skin pores?

Pore Size: According to the magazine, "best health, " the size of the pores on your face depends on the girth of your facial hairs, which comes from genetic factors related to hair and skin development. That is, if your parents and extended family tend to have larger pores on their face, you are more likely to inherit the trend as well. ...Read more

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What causes your skin to wrinkle?

Loss of Structure: Collagen and elastin give our skin it's robust character in youth. Age, sun, smoking, illness, diet, genetics contribute to the loss of these support structures over time. Our skin gets weak & folds/pleats in places where muscles force it. Lines on the face also develop from external forces like pressure from sleeping on your side. There are some effective ways of preventing wrinkles... ...Read more

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