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Does Anyone Else Have The Skin Condition Nevus Flammeus
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
Not sure which: Condition you are referring to. Suggest you see a dermatologist for assessment and possible treatment plan. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What to do if I have a skin condition that my dermatologist can't pin-point. could anyone help me please?
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
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