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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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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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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

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Why is my skin so crusty?

?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

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How to get a whiter skins?

How to get a whiter skins?

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

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Are there skin clearing foods?

Are there skin clearing foods?

Healthy food: Food is not usually a trigger for acne but the skin does respond to eating fruits and vegetables and avoiding processed foods, junk foods, or fried foods. A healthy diet is good for all your organs (heart, kidney, skin etc). ...Read more

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What foods are great for your skin?

What foods are great for your skin?

Fish Oil: Salmon has a super high concentration of omega 3 fatty acids which are excellent for your skin. Also green ten is a great source of anti oxidants. ...Read more

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I want to have fresh looking skinn?

I want to have fresh looking skinn?

Fresh skin: Use a broad spectrum sunscreen, a gentle liquid cleanser up to twice a day (assuming it doesn't dry out your skin). If your skin is dry you can apply a light moisturizer at night. There are no magic creams, but the biggest thing is avoiding sun damage. ...Read more