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I have a large lump on left arm with dimpled skin previously painless more recently deep ache in bone, should I go to pcp or er?
PCP: The er won't do anything!Get a more detailed answer ›
If a sacral dimple is closed and is just a skin dimple, does this mean the child has a neural tube defect underneath?
Sacral dimple: Most of the time, sacral dimples are harmless and don't require any treatment. Rarely, a sacral dimple may indicate a serious underlying abnormality of the spine or spinal cord. To rule out any abnormality, your child's doctor may recommend an imaging test. If an abnormality is discovered, treatment depends on the underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CREPE SKIN?: CREPEY SKIN WHERE? EYES, LEGS, FACE, TRUNK, HANDS, ARMS? AGE AND EXPOSURE TO THE SUN ARE A COUPLE OF FACTORS THAT OFTEN CAUSE THIS CONDITION. WHY? BECAUSE WE LOSE COLLAGEN AND THICKNESS OF THE UPPER LAYERS OF THE SKIN. OCCURS MORE OFTEN IN WHITE WOMEN. BLACK PEOPLE HAVE MORE PROTECTIVE MELANIN CELLS IN THEIR SKIN AND THAT IS WHY THEIR SKIN DOES NOT AGE AS FAST ...Read more
?dry skin: Excessively dry skin may be due to exposure to excessive dry heat at home or work, excessive exposure to Sun and wind, overexposure to frequent bathing and harsh soaps, dehydration from certain diseases like diabetes or underactive thyroid. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
If you mean...: ...That your skin tone is darker than you would like, various lightening creams are available over the counter -- but they don't work very well. Your dermatologist can prescribe a stronger cream containing hydroquinone. If that doesn't work, there are various chemical peels and microdermabrasion procedures that your dermatologist can recommend. ...Read more