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Epidermal In Children
Is a dr allowed to stop your medication because you cannot afford to get as many epidermal shots as she wants you to get without lowering dosage?
Yes: Yes, if your doctor feels another medication helps or that the medication is ineffective due to the cost-effectiveness, than they can try to help by substituting other meds. ...Read more
Under the skin: Due some epidermal skin cells trapped under the skin. Cells multiply and can not escape resulting in cyst formation. Common on the penis or in the female vulva after an episiotomy or birthing tear. Can also occur anywhere in the body of epidermal cells are implanted under the skin, i'e after a skin puncture injury. ...Read more
Implanted epidermal: Cells into dermis of skin from trauma or surgery which then multiply. Can also be due to a blocked hair follicle in scrotal skin. They are almost always benign, & hard rather than soft. Treatment is surgical excision by a urologist, general surgeon or a surgical dermatologist. Do not worry. Good luck. ...Read more
Surgical removal....: If it is small and not bothering you, leave it alone. These tend to enlarge because they are caused by skin surface cells trapped beneath the skin. These cells continually shed, increasing the size of the cyst (more accurately an epithelial inclusion cyst.) removal is generally a minor surgical procedure, but requires total removal of the cyst wall to prevent recurrence of the cyst. ...Read more
None really: Eic is a sac lined with skin cells embedded under your skin that becomes full of the skin and oil normally produced and exfoliated each day. Squeezing the cyst will release this cheesy smelly material but will cause scarring and make it more difficult to remove the sac surgically, so avoid this. I have some patients that have multiple neck cysts that resolve after eliminating dairy from the diet. ...Read more
Reduce nerve inflamm: Epidural injection reduce inflammation of a target nerve root the disc material shrinks and resolves on it own, smaller disc less pressure natural resolution steroid shots makes this process more tolerable by calming the nerve down that's how i think about explains the observation of natural recoveries over two years time. ...Read more
No: If you are referring to the oldest layer as the layer that is most superficial, that would be the stratum corneum. The Stratum germinativum is the deepest layer. More information for you here - http://bit.ly/2rfPETc Hope this helps ...Read more
White cell attack?: Sjogren's is not yet well understood. Presumably the body's white blood cells attack and destroy the glands in the skin that produce tears and saliva; but that theory does not explain the more widespread systemic effects that are seen as the disease progresses, so other factors (such as a viral infection) are probably also involved. ...Read more
Consult: Check it out with your family physician. ...Read more
Hypersensitivity : Stevens-johnson syndrome & toxic epidermal necrolysis are thought to represent the same disease at different levels of severity. Both are immune mediated hypersensitivity reaction to drugs, infection, malignancy or unknown causes (idiopathic). The illness involves the skin & the mucous membranes. Significant & life threatening systemic involvement can occur in the course of the illness. ...Read more
Probably...: If it is small and not bothering you, leave it alone. These tend to enlarge because they are caused by skin surface cells trapped beneath the skin. These cells continually shed, increasing the size of the cyst (more accurately an epithelial inclusion cyst.) removal is generally a minor surgical procedure, but requires total removal of the cyst wall to prevent recurrence of the cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inclusion cyst: An epidermal cyst is a collection of white cells and cellular debris that collects in the dermis and becomes walled off from the surrounding tissues. These can occasionally become infected. The best treatment is excision including the wall of the cyst. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do nothing or...: Do nothing or remove it if clinical necessity arises. See Doc timely so to jointly decide the necessity and possibility on when and how to deal with them. Best wish... ...Read more
I was diagnosed with epidermal inclusion just above anus and it got punctured. It was removed via operation but the pus returned after 5 days. Help.
I have small cutaneous sensory axonopathy. With a density of 0 fore epidermal nerve ending. Im very scared. Is this a progressive terminal disease?
Malignant vs benign: Epidermal cysts are benign and can be left alone. Testicular cancer can kill if not treated and is one of the cancers for which available treatments are effective. See this site for info on testicular cancer. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068. ...Read more
Under skin of penis: In a prior answer on a similar topic, i mentioned that pain in the penis could be caused by an abnormality under the top layer of the skin = sub-epidermal. In your question, this abnormality is probably a benign cyst with fluid. See a urologist, may be able to drain it with very fine needle or remove cyst entirely (don't wince so much, local anesthesia will be used). ...Read more
No: They may help after it is excised. ...Read more
Have to ask, but...: This should be (in most cases) a simple in-office procedure performed with local anesthesia, so the cost should not be too great. ...Read more
38 f with herniated disc in l4/5, had epidermal shot but still having discomfort. What's next step?
First, make sure you: Have exhausted all non op options including lifestyle changes including weight control, not smoking & regular exercise. Next realize that herniations typically cause sciatica more than back pain & surgery is more successful in that scenario (discectomy) &less so when main symptom is back pain when a fusion may be what is needed after seeking an opinion from a spine surgeon. 90% are treated nonop. ...Read more
I had an epidermal cyst drained today on my back. It feels inflamed and is very painful when I move. How can I care for these symptoms?
Review with the doc: Your options are variable, but often focus on antiinflammatory medications, like ibuprofen, Aleve, etc, or pain medications(like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or stronger ones like oxycodone). Which ones will be best for you will be best determined by you and your physician, as this will allow to account for the issues around the procedure and your past medical history. Sometimes warm compresses are used to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: This is more of a phrase than a question so i'm not sure what your asking. But here's a guess. Warm compresses can sometimes cause these cysts to drain which can allow them to heal. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil can be used for discomfort and inflammation. Anything not resolving or requiring aspiration or incision and drainage should be performed by a physician with sterile equipment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't pick at it: Warm epsom salt soaks can help to soothe it (and may help bring some of the fluid out/to the surface). Topical antibiotic ointment could help if there is an opening or drainage. Do not pick at it or try to pop it like a pimple--you risk pain and infection. Aside from this, if the cyst does not seem to be going away on it's own, see a physician! ...Read more
Wait a while...: A plastic surgeon is your best bet, but the scar won't mature for 6-12 months, at which time it should look better and may not need revision. Avoid sunburning or tanning the scar until all the pink is gone from it. Products such as mederma may help. Remember that scars are permanent and cannot be removed or fixed, but may be improved. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer