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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


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Causes of itchy skin?

Causes of itchy skin?

Itchy Skin: Itchy skin can be a result of medications. It can also be do to excessive dryness in you house in the winter time. This is known as winter itch eczema. Soaps and laundry detergents can also be responsible. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil and use all free & clear for you laundry. No fabric softeners! if it doesn't get better, do see a dermatoloigist. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of skin discoloration in the chest?

What are some possible causes of skin discoloration in the chest?

Fungus or Vitiligo: There are various causes of pigment disturbance of the chest. Tinea verisicolor may cause pink, brown, or white plaques. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease in which the skin turns white due to a loss of pigment. ...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 are causes of diffused white discoloration of lips?

What are causes of diffused white discoloration of lips?

Many possibilities: Could be due to chelitis caused by dry lips or licking or actinic chelitis caused by sun damage. Less common is a yeast infection causing thrush of oral mucosa. ...Read more

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What causes yellow discoloration of the skin?

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What causes yellow discoloration of the skin?

Yellow skin: This is most likely jaundice due to liver toxicity (hepatitis or cirrhosis) due to increase bilirubin in the blood since the damaged liver cells cannot break it down. Other causes of jaundice can be liver or pancreatic cancer or hemolytic anemia or gallstones, or in newborn. ...Read more

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What causes skin discoloration in peri anal area?

What causes skin discoloration in peri anal area?

Usually normal: The perianal area is normally more pigmented than surrounding skin. Just like nipples. ...Read more

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What could bluish discoloration of the skin be?

What could bluish discoloration of the skin be?

Blue nevus: Another possibility is something called a blue nevus. This is a mole deep under the skin and because of the depth of the pigment it appears blue in nature. ...Read more

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Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Mottled skin : It may be cutis marmorata . A non serious condition characterized by purple and white blotch legs. There are not itchy or painful. A doctor should evaluate to make sure there is no underlying circulation issues. ...Read more

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What possible causes of skin tags are there?

Repeated trauma: The cause of skin tags is not entirely clear and some have a genetic predisposition. They are usually found in skin folds (neck, axilla, groin) and likely have something to do with repetitive trauma in these areas. ...Read more

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What are causes of tongue skin tags?

What are causes of tongue skin tags?

Trauma: What you are describing is a fibro-epithelial polyp. These are thought to be caused by minor trauma from cheek or lip biting. People of varying ages can be affected by these polyps. Treatment is surgical removal. However, it is best to have them checked and possibly biopsied by an oral surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What kind of blood/ circulation illness causes livedo reticularis and loss of leg's hair?

What kind of blood/ circulation illness causes livedo reticularis and loss of leg's hair?

Two questions: Two questions.First is livedo reticularis which is pink vascular skin leg disease with net pattern, associated with diseases like lupus, drugs ; dialysis. 2nd is leg hair loss which can be due to pad, drugs, steroids, skin diseases, thyroid problem, alopecia etc . Please see you doctor for history exam and diagnostic tests. Thanks. ...Read more

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What usually causes hyperpigmentation of the lips?

What usually causes hyperpigmentation of the lips?

Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation (or darkened skin) is caused by a variety of things. Here are a few common causes: 1) ultraviolet sunlight 2) hormones in the body (can be related to pregnancy - melasma) 3) post-inflammation from any number of causes (hair plucking, acne, trauma, harsh skin care products or laser treatments) treatment may include time, skin lighteners, ipl laser, sun protection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which sort of skin disorder would cause knee puffiness?

Psoriasis: The most common skin disorder that also affects the joints, including the knees, is psoriasis. Although certainly not all patients with psoriasis will develop joint problems, psoriatic arthritis may cause knee pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What are the causes of skin tags?

What are the causes of skin tags?

Friction: Most often skin tags appear in areas where skin rubs together or clothing and necklaces rub. You see them in skin folds around under arms, upper thighs, and neck. They can appear in other areas as well. They are simple to remove if bothersome. If you have numerous tags there may be a genetic component as well. ...Read more

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What mind be the causes of itchy skin spots?

Itchy Spots: If the spots appear on a person's face, neck, or trunk the culprit may be acne. Itchy spots that show up on someone's hands or feet may indicate either eczema or psoriasis, or allergy. If itchy spots occur on skin in the genital area, they may be caused by molluscum, lichen planus, scabies, or pubic hair lice. On the scalp, itchy spots may be seborrheic dermatitis or allergy. Medications can itch. ...Read more

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What of likely causes of weals or pimples?

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What of likely causes of weals or pimples?

More info please?: Wheals (or hives) and pimples are pretty different. Hives can be triggered by an allergy such as a food or medication, although many people develop hives without a clear cause. Acne is extremely common as well, and is due to a combination of hormones, bacteria, clogging of the pores, and inflammation in the skin. Stress, certain foods, and things applied to the skin can trigger it. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dark bruises on extremities of diabetics?

What are the causes of dark bruises on extremities of diabetics?

Acanthosis nigricans: Sometimes dark spots appear on the extremities of ppl with dm. Most of the time, these are actually called acanthosis nigricans (not traditional bruises). It is associated with Insulin resistance. Insulin spillover into the skin. The high Insulin concentrations probably activate growth factor receptors that drive the proliferation of keratinocytes and melanocytes (dark skin cells). ...Read more

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What can cause excessive drying of skin around edge of lips and knuckes of hand?

Hand washing : Commonest are hand washing nail biting nail pulling these can can so severe leading to erosions or bleeding make sure that public does understand that pt cannot help this and these are completely out of their control unless they get treatment. ...Read more