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If a sacral dimple is closed and is just a skin dimple, does this mean the child has a neural tube defect underneath?

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 more

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Skin itch ?

Skin itch ?

Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read more

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What's weeping skin?

What's weeping skin?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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How to care my skin?

How to care my skin?

Wash and moisturize : Wash regularly and use a moisturizer with spf. ...Read more

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How to get fair skin?

How to get fair skin?

Avoid sunlight: There is no practical way to lighten skin beyond what your genetics allow. If you avoid sunlight exposure, the skin will become as pale as it can be. That is the best you can do. ...Read more

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How to get fair skin.

High SPF sunscreen: Stay out of the sun. Use high spf sunscreen. Use sunglasses and wear a hat. ...Read more

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Freshness about skin?

Maybe: What kind of a question is this? Putting a question mark at the end of a phrase doesn't automatically turn the phrase into a question. If you want an answer, you need to ask a proper question. ...Read more

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Shockwave in my head?

Shockwave in my head?

Hard to say: Hard to know what the question is but if new severe headache this is reason to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Why is my skin flaky?

Flaky skin: Many possibilities. I would discuss with your Dr. who knows you best. ...Read more

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I have a knot my head?

I have a knot my head?

OK: If you are worried about it, or it hurts you, then see a dr. and get it evaluated and treated , best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Why does my skin hurt?

Dermodynia : Multifaceted answer --- pain can be from inflammation from trauma , infection , neurologic disorders or tumors to name a few causes. ...Read more

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What is skin slippage?

What is skin slippage?

Postmortum finding: Skin slippage is the term for the separation of the skin from the underlying tissue in post mortum state this is something that a medical student in gross anatomy or a pathologist doing an autopsy might see. ...Read more

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How come my skin itch?

How come my skin itch?

Allergy/Eczema/other: It may be due to allergy to something or skin condition like eczema if you have dry skin and/or rash you can try over the counter allergy meds like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec/claritin .But if it oersist check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How thick is our skin?

How thick is our skin?

Skin thickness: Skin thickness varies from 0.5mm thick on the eyelids to 4.0mm thick on the heels. (REF: http://www.histology.leeds.ac.uk/skin/skin_layers.php) ...Read more

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Feel weird light head ?

Feel weird light head ?

Many Causes: You may be feeling light headed because of dehydration or need calories. Getting plenty of water and proper amounts of food could help. However, there may be more serious causes and you should see your doctor if you keep feeling like this. ...Read more

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Why is my head so flat?

Why is my head so flat?

Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, i don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! that is my flat-out answer! ...Read more

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How save skin from sun?

How save skin from sun?

Skin Safe in Sun: To protect your skin during sun exposure you will need to apply generous amounts of sunscreen (i recommend min spf 30) and re-apply every 2 hours. Limit sun exposure during high sun (10am-4pm). For detailed safe sun practices: http://www.Melanomaresource.Org/index.Php/site/content/sun_safe_practices/. ...Read more

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I have paon in my head?

I have paon in my head?

?Head ache: If you have tried head ache medicine, and still have pain in your head, see a dr for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes crepe skin?

What causes crepe skin?

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