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Does anyone else have the skin condition nevus flameus?

Does anyone else have the skin condition nevus flameus?

Nevus flammeus: Capillary malformation, usually referred to as a port-wine stain or nevus flammeus, is the most common type of vascular malformation. As a congenital malformation of the superficial dermal blood vessels, capillary malformation is present at birth and grows in size commensurate with the child; capillary malformations remain present for life and have no tendency toward involution. ...Read more

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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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How can I better my skin condition?

How can I better my skin condition?

Condition: What skin condition do you have ? You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Do you have information on skin condition?

Do you have information on skin condition?

Very broad question: Please provide a more specific question.

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Can you advise me to identify my skin condition?

Too vague: You can resubmit this question with more information or consider Health Tap Prime/ Concierge or eval by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to "fix" a light skin condition of mine?

What is the best way to "fix" a light skin condition of mine?

Not sure which: Condition you are referring to. Suggest you see a dermatologist for assessment and possible treatment plan. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the skin condition rosacea?

How dangerous is the skin condition rosacea?

Is rosacea dangerous: Rosacea is not dangerous. It can lead to some unsightly changes but rarely causes serious health problems. If rosacea involves the edge of the eyelid it can cause some more significant ocular problems. ...Read more

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Have any of you heard of a skin condition called hydranituis suppertivia i'm sure i'm spelling that wrong but if u have any info for me let me no?

Yes it is known enti: Yes, for sure it is, rare yet quite well known medical entity. It is an infection of the axillary(arm pit) glands which is quite hard to get rid off. You need to see a good surgeon and an infectious disease(id) specialist working together as it needs good antibiotics and sometimes surgery to drain the pockets of pus that develop in this condition. ...Read more

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Which type of skin condition/allergy do I have?

Many possibilities: There are a wide variety of skin conditions and many can be from an allergic reaction. The diagnosis can typically be found after a detailed history, thorough physical examination and sometimes testing. A dermatologist or allergist can assist in evaluating rashes and treating allergies. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin condition cellulitys treatment?

Antibiotics: Cellulitis is the inflammation of the skin and deeper tissues, usually caused by bacteria such as staph and strep. Treatment is antibiotics, sometimes intravenously at first if there is fever or other systemic symptoms. Often oral antibiotics will clear this up. Definitely see a doctor if you are concerned about this. ...Read more

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What are differences between a fungal skin condition and a parasitic one?

Fungi & Parasites: A parasitic organism is one that obtains nourishment from its host, which has to be another living organism. Though a fungi can be a parasitic organism, it is not true that all fungi are parasitic. In fact, many fungi survive perfectly well by living off the decaying organic material that has accumulated along the forest floor. ...Read more

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What kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

What kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

Autoimmune: Hi. Vitiligo is the autoimmune destruction of the pigment producing skin cells, the melanocytes. No melanocytes, no pigment. ...Read more

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How do I maintain my skin condition? Do expensive lotion really worth the price?

How do I maintain my skin condition? Do expensive lotion really worth the price?

When stable continue: if you have sensitive skin and have a product that you feel helps, keep using it, unfortunately your skin cannot tell the price difference, plan a visit with your doctor if things change, I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more

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What kind of skin condition is not itchy but turns white and scaly when scratched?

Dermatographism: A form of urticaria in which whealing occurs in the site and in the configuration of application of stroking (pressure, friction) of the skin. The resulting white line response appears early in flares of atopic dermatitis. Synonym(s): autographism, factitious urticaria, skin writing, white dermatographism and physical urticaria. ...Read more

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I heard that if you have bad sleep habits, your skin condition gets worse. Is this true?

Yes: Our bodies need adequate sleep to rejuvenate. Poor sleeping habits lead to high cortisol levels overnight which causes undo stress to our bodies. Cortisol should be high in the day to let us deal with life stressors and low at night so we can recooperate. Since our skin is the largest organ and the most visible one, it ll definately show up on our skin if we are stressed 24/7. ...Read more

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I have an incurable disease it look like the elephant man disease severe skin condition.

I have an incurable disease
it look like the elephant man disease 
severe skin condition.

How can we help you?: I am sorry to hear this. If you have a specific question you would like answered - please resubmit. Thanks ...Read more

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Someone with very light colored caucasian skin already; can he still get a skin condition like vitiligo?

Someone with very light colored caucasian skin already; can he still get a skin condition like vitiligo?

Yes: Light colored skin can develop vitiligo, however, the difference between depigmented skin of vitiligo and normal skin may not appear as obvious. Even in very pale patients, they still have melanocytes (cells which produce pigment) in their skin. In areas of vitligo, those cells are destroyed, leading to the depigmented apperarance. ...Read more

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I have a skin condition but primarily caused by a hypersensitivity reaction, so which would you class it as?

I have a skin condition but primarily caused by a hypersensitivity reaction, so which would you class it as?

Depends: if allergy to foods or drugs, that would be type 1, allergic reaction, if allergy to contacts (contactants), that would be allergic contact dermatitis, or allergic contact reaction, type 4 allergic reaction, such allergy to poison ivy or nickel, that's it, simply put, hope that answers your question ...Read more