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What may I do if I am having epidermal problems ? It really hurts.

What may I do if I am having epidermal problems ? It really hurts.

Epidermal Problems: We have a large nine-square-foot epidermis. Which epidermal area are you concerned with? ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are epidermal cysts of the scrotum?

What are epidermal cysts of the scrotum?

Cysts: Under the dermis of the scrotum there are cells trapped that form keratin. This builds up in a benign cyst. They can get infected and cause problems but are usually simply unsightly. ...Read more

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Where do epidermal cysts form?

Where do epidermal cysts form?

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

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Any home treatments for epidermal cysts?

Any home treatments for epidermal cysts?

No: Epidermal cysts should be treated by excision by a surgeon. Otherwise you will risk recurrence, and worse, infection. ...Read more

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What are signs that it is an epidermal cyst?

EIC's or epidermal..: Inclusion cysts are typically just below but attached to the skin. They often have a small punctum or pore, usually near the center if you look hard enough. ...Read more

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Tell me what epidermal cysts of the scrotum are?

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

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How do doctors treat epidermal cysts?

How do doctors treat epidermal cysts?

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

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What food can avoid epidermal inclusion cyst?

What food can avoid epidermal inclusion cyst?

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

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Should you remove an epidermal inclusion cyst?

Should you remove an epidermal inclusion cyst?

Not necessarily: Epidermal cyst can get larger or become infected. If it doesn't bother you and is not symptomatic, it does not need to be removed. ...Read more

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What does an epidermal shot do to a herniated disk:?

What does an epidermal shot do to a herniated disk:?

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

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Are the oldest epidermal cells found in the stratum germinativum?

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

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What is happening at the cells level in sjögren's syndrome? (epidermal, dermal, and basal layer)

What is happening at the cells level in sjögren's syndrome? (epidermal, dermal, and basal layer)

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

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Epidermal cyst causes infertility?

Epidermal cyst causes infertility?

Not necessarily : While this is possible it would have to be bilateral and is not a common cause of infertility. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what epidermal cysts of the scrotum are?

Can you tell me what epidermal cysts of the scrotum are?

It is ...: It's a common scrotal skin harmless disorder, also called sebaceous cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst. So, there is no need for their removal. But, surgical intervention may be needed for cosmetic reasons or its related infection, etc. For detail, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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My dermatologist says I have epidermal Nevis. Is that potentially cancerous?

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My dermatologist says I have epidermal Nevis.  Is that potentially cancerous?

Mole: Nevus are moles that are typically benign. They can develop into dysplastic nevus wich have a higher chance of / risk of deeloping melanomas. ...Read more

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What causes pain following epidermal cyst removal?

Surgery: Anytime surgery is performed, pain is likely to be encountered. If it persists more than a day, or two, then you need to discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

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Anyone know much about toxic epidermal necrolysis?

Anyone know much about toxic epidermal necrolysis?

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

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I think I have a epidermal cyst. Do I get it removed?

I think I have a epidermal cyst. Do I get it removed?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: epidermal cyst?

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 more

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Can someone tell me how to deal with penile epidermal inclusion cysts?

Can someone tell me how to deal with penile epidermal inclusion cysts?

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

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I have small cutaneous sensory axonopathy. With a density of 0 fore epidermal nerve ending. Im very scared. Is this a progressive terminal disease?

I have small  cutaneous sensory axonopathy. With a density of 0  fore epidermal nerve ending. Im very scared. Is this a progressive terminal disease?

Neuropathy: This is a very unlikely to represent a terminal disease. However, work in close contact with your physician to try to find the cause of your neuropathy. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the differences in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

I was wondering what are the differences in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

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

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Whats a sub-epidermal cyst on penis?

Whats a sub-epidermal cyst on penis?

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

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How much would it cost to remove a sub-epidermal cyst?

How much would it cost to remove a sub-epidermal cyst?

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

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How are johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis related?

How are johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis related?

Similar: They are similar but stevens johnson syndrome affects mucous membranes on eyes and mouth. Both are usually caused by reaction to medication but cancer and infections can be triggers also. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Home treatment safe for epidermal cyst?

Home treatment safe for epidermal cyst?

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 more

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What are some home treatment of epidermal cyst?

What are some home treatment of epidermal cyst?

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

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Are there home remedies to get rid of an epidermal cyst?

Are there home remedies to get rid of an epidermal cyst?

NONE: Nothing applied to the surface nor anything you swallow will have the slightest effect. Steroid injections sometimes shrink them. Drainage will temporarily flatten it. If it is not inflammed you may choose to ignore it. Definitive cure requires surgical removal. ...Read more

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I had a epidermal cyst removed 3 months ago and now I have a huge scar. Who can fix it?

I had a epidermal cyst removed 3 months ago and now I have a huge scar. Who can fix it?

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 more

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I had my 1st lumbar epidermal (nerve block) on 2/15/13 & scheduled for another on 3/1/13. Is more than one necessary?

I had my 1st lumbar epidermal (nerve block) on 2/15/13 & scheduled for another on 3/1/13.  Is more than one necessary?

No: If the first epidural injection completely eliminates your pain, you do not need a second injection. If you still have pain after the first injection, you have the option to undergo another injection to see if you can gain better pain relief. ...Read more

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