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Can using a dr. Scholls freeze away wart remover remove a pimple?

Can using a dr. Scholls freeze away wart remover remove a pimple?

No!!!!: You will damage the dermis/epidermis of your face. Plantar warts are buried in the thickest skin of your body, not a pimple. There are many safer ways of dealing with a pimple. See your pcp or a dermatologist! ...Read more

Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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Does nail polish remover kill headlice?

Does nail polish remover kill headlice?

Not a good idea.: I appreciate your desire to be ridded of head lice; but nail polish remover contains acetone--not a recommended product for use on hair. Many newer medications for head lice are now available by prescription that are superior to otc products. If you have already used otc--and failed--then call your doctor and request one of the newer rxs. You'll be thankful you did! ...Read more

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Is snail gel a dark spot remover?

Snail gel cream: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Does nail polish work on skin tag removal?

Does nail polish work on skin tag removal?

Not recomanded: Not to mu knowledge> skin tags can be removed easily by your doctor or a dermatologist, it should not be a home procedure. What you think is a skin tag can be a serious skin condition. Please let your doctor evasluate. ...Read more

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Moisturizer can remove dark spots from pimples?

Moisturizer can remove dark spots from pimples?

Hyperpigmentation: The dark spots may simply be postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. What you want to do first is control your acne to reduce the number of new acne lesions. You may want to consider a moisturizer that has a sunscreen to prevent additional hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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New raised mole on skin: could it be melanoma?

New raised mole on skin: could it be melanoma?

Could be: It could be, particularly if it is asymmetrical in its color distribution, has irregular border, has color variation, and a diameter larger than a pencil eraser. Get it checked out if it concerns you; a good dermatologist can suggest if this really needs to be biopsied or removed. ...Read more

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Does nail polish remover kill lice?

Does nail polish remover kill lice?

Use lice product: Why don't you use a known lice treatment that is available at any pharmacy? There are several that are proven lice killers, with the instructions included for best results. ...Read more

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Do skin tag and mole remover kits work safely?

Do skin tag and mole remover kits work safely?

Skin tags: I recommend that you have these evaluated and treated by a physician, especially the moles. ...Read more

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Could retin a (tretinoin) cream lighten dark underarms?

Could retin a (tretinoin) cream lighten dark underarms?

Hydroquinone: That is the best lightening agent for skin. ...Read more

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Seborrheic keratoses: can I freeze it off myself with a wart remover freeze?

Seborrheic keratoses:  can I freeze it off myself with a wart remover freeze?

Seborrheic Keratosis: Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery). Cryosurgery can be an effective way to remove seborrheic keratoses. However, it may not work on large, thick growths, and it may lighten the treated skin (hypopigmentation). Cryosurgery is more effective at the doctors office because it is much colder, -320 vrs -55 from otc products. ...Read more

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Can flat moles be removed using lasers?

Can flat moles be removed using lasers?

Depends on diagnosis: This truly depends on the appearance of the lesion. If it is a true mole, it will likely require excision for a cure and to prevent malignant transformation. If it is however, a pigmented lesion, laser may be perfectly adequate. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis first. ...Read more

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Can i remove nevus sebaceus?

Can i remove nevus sebaceus?

Not by yourself: Any third year medical student can do it for you with simple equipment. If it's not on a hair-bearing area and you care what the scar looks like, a plastic surgeon or dermatologist might be your choice. ...Read more

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Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Posible: Any procedure will leave a scar , some times visible , or non visible microscopic scar. ...Read more

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Will freckles nitrogen treatment scar skin?

Will freckles nitrogen treatment scar skin?

It can: Liquid nitrogen is sometimes used to freeze off freckles by killing the pigmented cells. Any injury can cause a scar if it is deep enough so be sure you get someone who is careful and has experience to do this treatment. You could end up with a white spot instead of a freckle! ...Read more

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Pictures of harmless dark freckles and moles?

Not sure: Please try to make your question clearer so it can be answered properly. ...Read more

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Does waxing under arms remove black heads?

Does waxing under arms remove black heads?

See below: It may. However, that's probably not a good thing since the black heads are keeping the pores sealed and ripping them out may expose your skin to bacterial infection, especially in the armpits. ...Read more

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Remove facial wart?

Remove facial wart?

FACIAL WARTS: Facial warts, actually called "flat warts, " are sometimes difficult to eliminate. Dermatologists usually freeze them off with liquid nitrogen. (i do not recommend that you try this yourself!) there are some prescription products that are being used for these and your dermatologist will know about them. Sometimes castor oil, on a q-tip, rubbed in gently a couple of times a day may help. ...Read more

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Do freckles fade?

Sometimes.: Freckles are little concentrations of melanin that tend to come out with sun exposure. They often fade in the winter with less sun. However, that is not always the case. ...Read more

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Does freckles grow?

Does freckles grow?

They can: Freckles can grow with sun exposure. Many people who are freckled will notice an increase in both the darkness and the number of their freckles after they've been out in the sun. Be sure to use SPF when you're out in the sun. If there are "freckles" that don't look like the others, or are changing in shape or color, be sure to see a doctor to make sure they aren't something else. ...Read more

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How to remove freckles naturally?

You can't; don't try: You'll disfigure yourself and be disappointed. Freckles are as natural to you as the color of your hair, or the special things about your body that the special people in your life like as distinctive to you. Less sunlight is less freckles. Pippi longstocking, asked whether she "suffered from freckles" laughed and said, "no, i love them." since you can't remove them, it's your best choice also. ...Read more

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How to remove freckles from my face?

How to remove freckles from my face?

I'd urge you not to: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more

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Why do I have new freckles on my areolas?

Why do I have new freckles on my areolas?

Not freckles: The pigmented spots on the nipples are probably areolar glands rather than freckles. If you have developed pigmented spots on the nipple you should see you doctor for an exam to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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How can you tell if freckles are cancerous?

How can you tell if freckles are cancerous?

Freckles are not can: Freckles are benign collelctions of pigmented cells. If you are concerned you can show them to a dermatologist. But you need to separate freckles from moles(also called nevus or nevi). Moles are sometimes precursors to melanoma. But they have to change in size or color before you can get concerned that a mole is changing into a melanoma. Freckles do not have any bearing on developing cancer. ...Read more

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How to treat skin freckles?

Many options: Topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone or kojic acid can help. Also retinol, retinoids, glycolic acid. To get better results you can consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist for treatments such as lasers, ipl (intense pulsed light), chemical acid peels, microdermabrasion, fractional resurfacing. Very important to practice sun protection to avoid getting worse or recurrence. ...Read more

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How to get rid of freckles?

How to get rid of freckles?

I wouln't try it: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more

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How to treat freckles on face?

How to treat freckles on face?

Leave them alone: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove sunspots and freckles?

Chem peels or laser: A series of chemical peels or laser or ipl treatments may help to resolve or soften sunspots/freckles with topical medications. ...Read more

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What are the creams suggested for removing freckles on face?

What are the creams suggested for removing freckles on face?

Bleaching creams: Hydroquinone at levels between 1-3% are available over the counter. ...Read more

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Are freckles on my lips normal?

Are freckles on my lips normal?

Yes: Small, brown freckles on the lips is normal. See a dr if a spot is changing. If it ulcerates or turns black or changes shape or spreads. ...Read more

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Hello doctor please help me I have freckles on cheeks..?

Hello doctor please help me I have freckles on cheeks..?

Sunscreen: Everybody should wear a good sunscreen. This will make your freckles less prominent. If you want to pay considerable money for treatment that will give a so-so result, you can try having them lasered. I'd urge you instead to do what a majority of your friends, and people you might date, will tell you to do. Embrace your genetics and decide like Photo Guy that you like this special gift. ...Read more

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Freckles that have just randomly appeared on my calves. What does this sound like?

Freckles that have just randomly appeared on my calves. What does this sound like?

Could be...: Could be multiple things. If it's really "freckles," they occur as a result of sun exposure. They could also be age spots, which are from long term sun damage. The most concerning possibility would be a melanoma. The calves are actually a common site of melanoma in women. It would be wise to have a dermatologist check them just to be sure. ...Read more