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Is the skin on the elbow dead skin?

Is the skin on the elbow dead skin?

Dead skin: There is live skin on the elbow and there is a variable amount of skin that is dead. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Fungi (Definition)

Fungi are multi-cellular organisms that grow as yeasts, molds, and mushrooms. Human disease can be cause by fungi that grow as yeasts or molds. Some of these fungi live normally on human skin and do not cause symptoms. Others that normally live in the environment and can cause serious disease when in humans. Still other fungi cause less serious disease such as diaper ...Read more


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Bumps on the eyelid that burn and the skin on the lid is flaking?

Bumps on the eyelid that burn and the skin on the lid is flaking?

Stys: It's probably a sty, a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What type of fungus grows on the skin?

What type of fungus grows on the skin?

All sorts!: There are all sorts of fungus that can grow on the skin. A fungal culture can help identify a specific type on a patient's skin. ...Read more

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Can melanoma appear under the skin and not on top of it?

Can melanoma appear under the skin and not on top of it?

Melanoma: Melanoma can appear in different internal organs including brain, & eye without any skin involvement. ...Read more

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Is the skin on the head tough?

Is the skin on the head tough?

It isn't tough: Facial skin can be delicate and only becomes tough and leathery from sun damage. The scalp is protected by hair but if the hair is gone it will easily sunburn. The face and scalp should be treated differently. Wash your face with approprite cleanser for the face and wash your sclp with shampoo. Use sunscreen for both. ...Read more

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Skin abnormality on the arms?

Skin abnormality on the arms?

Keratosis pilaris?: Can't be sure what you have with such limited info given, but u may have keratosis pilaris: thickened hair follicles. It is genetically inherited, common skin disorder which cannot be cured, but treated with topical emolients etc...Severe cases may benefit from retinoid compounds-- a type of acne med. Keeping the skin moist helps, thus is often softer in summer time due to sweating...Good luck. ...Read more

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The skin on my penis is dry?

The skin on my penis is dry?

Need more info...: To decide what & how to do with dry skin of penis needs more specifics, relevance, and sequence of events + a direct look. Without such, the following may serve as general care: Just wash & dry gently with no harsh soap or .. and apply topical moisturizing skin cream lightly right after bathing or showering. More? Seek evaluation / counseling or go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best ...Read more

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Can an infection inside the body cause rash of blisters on the skin?

Can an infection inside the body cause rash of blisters on the skin?

Possibly: It can happen but is not common. There are blistering allergic conditions called bulbous disease. These require systemiic, internal medications to control. ...Read more

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Flacky skin on my penis and on the balls as well itsitchy skin as well as to scratch the skin also there are cuts on the upper part of the penis help!

Flacky skin on my penis and on the balls as well itsitchy skin as well as to scratch the skin also there are cuts on the upper part of the penis help!

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Can putting bleach on my skin kill the ringworm?

Can putting bleach on my skin kill the ringworm?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals. Bleach is ineffective and not a recommended treatment for ringworm. ...Read more

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Will hair grow back in the area of ringworm on the scalp?

Will hair grow back in the area of ringworm on the scalp?

Generally yes: There are no guarantees of anything, but once successfully treated the hair should grow back. ...Read more

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Can scabies kill the part of the skin?

Can scabies kill the part of the skin?

No.: I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, but mostly, scabies just itches. A lot. It cannot by itself cause any permanent damage to the skin. ...Read more

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Does the use of tretinoin on the skin cause dark spots?

Does the use of tretinoin on the skin cause dark spots?

Usually cures them: Unless you are causing burns or excessive irritation and are prone to post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, the use of retinoids usually improves dark spots, on occasion this is combined with topical steroids, hydroquinone, and kojic acid. ...Read more

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The bites from the pubic lice causing blood spots on my skin?

The bites from the pubic lice causing blood spots on my skin?

Should go away soon: These could just be hyper allergic response to lice. After lice treatment, these should fade away in a week or so. If not, let your doctor examine it for a better assessment. ...Read more

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What is candida albicans on the skin and mucous membranes?

What is candida albicans on the skin and mucous membranes?

Confusing question: Candida albicans is a yeast that is everywhere in nature. It can end up on your skin or mucous membranes and be a simple contaminant, like so many germs in the environment. It can also cause a condition called thrush in the mouth, or a skin rash around the anus or in babies diaper area. ...Read more

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Can dettol cure fungal infection on the skin?

Can dettol cure fungal infection on the skin?

No: It will only irritate it. Anti fungal preps are available otc. ...Read more