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I have a dermatofibroma. Why?

I have a dermatofibroma. Why?

Minor mystery: I'm going to assume it's not enlarging or otherwise suspicious, and that you have fewer than 15 total. Some folks say these can begin with bug bites; the truth is nobody knows. They're probably true tumors but since they're almost never a problem, nobody's looked hard to find the mutations. Keep it or have it excised; it's your call. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

Dr. R Condon Hughes
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Dermatofibroma (Definition)

A small, firm papule that is most common on the legs of adult women. These scar-like bumps often appear after a bug bite, shaving nick, or ingrown ...Read more


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Anyone know much about dermatofibroma?

Dermatofibroma: A dermatofibroma is a benign skin nodule. It could be the same color as your skin or red, brown or black. Dermatofibromas are not usually painful but once in a while may be tender. They sometimes develop in an area of skin that was traumatized. ...Read more

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Are dermatofibromas fluid filled? Can they be 'popped'

No: They're actually tougher and more solid than the surrounding tissue. If you've been told it's a DF but it's loaded with fluid, it's likely a ganglion cyst or small adnexal tumor instead. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dermatofibroma?

What is the definition or description of: dermatofibroma?

Dermatofibroma: A small, firm papule that is most common on the legs of adult women. These scar-like bumps often appear after a bug bite, shaving nick, or ingrown hair, and are benign. ...Read more

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What is dermatofibroma? What causes it and what are its symptoms?

Skin bump: Harmless. If you want, it is easy to remove. I suspect that some result from bug bites but nobody knows. If you pinch a DF, the upper skin above the lesion will dimple unlike other skin lesions. ...Read more

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Dermatofibroma related to ganglion?

Dermatofibroma related to ganglion?

Never Heard of it: Dermatofibromas are scar like growths deep in the dermis. Ganglion is a type of nerve. I am not aware of any relation between the two. ...Read more

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Does Mederma work fpr dermatofibroma?

Not a scar: Mederma is proposed for scar improvement. A dermatofibroma is a benign tumor which originates in the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis and extends upwards. Nothing short of surgery will remove a dermatofibroma. ...Read more

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What is dermatofibroma — symptoms and treatment?

Dermatofibroma: A dermatofibroma is a benign skin nodule. It could be the same color as your skin or red, brown or black. Dermatofibromas are not usually painful but once in a while may be tender. They sometimes develop in an area of skin that was traumatized. They usually do not require treatment. Sometimes they are surgically removed for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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What are skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibromas?

What are skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibromas?

All normal growths: Skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibroma are all benign (non-cancerous) skin growths. Cysts are saclike structure in the skin, which usually contains fluid or keratin material. Cherry angiomas are red blood vessels growths that we can get as we age. Dermatofibroma are brown firm scar tissue-like growths. If you are unsure about a skin spot, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had a dermatofibroma frozen on Thursday. It still has the blister and looks no better after 5 days. How long will it take to heal on lower leg?

I had a dermatofibroma frozen on Thursday. It still has the blister and looks no better after 5 days. How long will it take to heal on lower leg?

Depends: Depends on exactly where it was used and on how deep it was frozen. Likely to need 1 or 2 months to heal. Since it blistered, it must have been frozen hard and deep. You should have a dry scab within a week longer. This scab may remain another 1 or 2 months. ASK THE DR WHO DID THE PROCEDURE. ...Read more

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Mole or dermatofibroma between breasts? Appeared 1 yr ago. Not itchy, growing, puss/bloody sometimes. Brown/ raised, >1cm small, no dimple when pinched

Mole or dermatofibroma between breasts? Appeared 1 yr ago. Not itchy, growing, puss/bloody sometimes. Brown/ raised, >1cm small, no dimple when pinched

See derm: This is something which really needs medical attention. The blood and pus suggest the presence of an infected area. ...Read more

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I have dernatofibroma. Can I use keloids-cream (consist of corticosteroids), in my bumps to flatten it?

I have dernatofibroma. Can I use keloids-cream (consist of corticosteroids), in my bumps to flatten it?

Nope: It never hurts to ask; however, dermatofibromas are not the same as keloids. See a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon and follow their advice. The internet is no substitute for an in person consultation. If you don't like the treatment plan, you can always get a second in person consultation from a trained professional. ...Read more

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I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eaten him in my husband and me?

I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eaten him in my husband and me?

Chocolate : This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy?

Why children feel giddy?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions. ...Read more

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Is 40 too old to have children?

Is 40 too old to have children?

Maybe,maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40. There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, I don't see any reason to say it's too late. ...Read more

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What stops you from having children?

What stops you from having children?

STD's and PID: Sexually transmitted diseases can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. PID can lead to later infertility. ...Read more

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Can icjd be passed on to your children?

CJD: The familial form can be inherited in @10% of cases, through gene mutation. ...Read more

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How to stop woomting and pain in children?

How to stop woomting and pain in children?

Vomiting: For a simple gastroenteritis, gut rest (nothing to eat or drink for 2-3 hrs) followed by small sips of clear fluids, frequently (goal depending on age of child 1-4 oz/hr). The presence of pain is more worrisome and I would recommend taking the child to their doctor for a hands-on examination to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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How would keep my guns away from children?

How would keep my guns away from children?

Safe/locks: A good gun safe can double as a home for some family valuables. There are a number of trigger locks and quick entry safes on the market that provide quick access but eliminate child entry. As mentioned, kids taught gun handling and safety as early as age 4 are less likely to play with any gun they find anywhere. ...Read more

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How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

Unnecessary: Unless you live in a part of the world where infestation is endemic, this is unnecessary. ...Read more

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What are ringworns how do childern get ringworns

What are ringworns how do childern get ringworns

Ringworm : Ringworm is actually not caused by a worm at all, but is caused by a fungus that lives on the skin called tinea. People can get a tinea infection from skin to skin contact with an infected person or pet or by sharing personal items such as towels, clothing, and combs.

Clotrimazole is the generic name for the over the counter cream that treats ringworm. Apply 2-3 times a day for a few weeks until the lesion disappears completely and then some. Keep it covered for the first day of treatment (or longer if you want to) to prevent spread. Your child will need to see his doctor for a stronger medication if the ringworm is on his scalp, continues to spread after treatment at home or if it doesn't get better after 4 weeks of treatment at home. ...Read more