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Doctor insights on: Gangrenous Skin

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Should the crusty areas of impetigo infected skin be removed?

Should the crusty areas of impetigo infected skin be removed?

Yes: Do not pick off, clean gently with soap and warm water, or use warm compresses to sooth area, then apply topical bacterial cream/ointment and take oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can skin tags become inflamed?

Can skin tags become inflamed?

Yes: Skin tags can and frequently do become inflamed. Any dermatologist or plastic surgeon can treat these for you. ...Read more

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Will removing dead skin leave scars?

Will removing dead skin leave scars?

Usually, yes.: But the depth of the dead tissue is the important factor. Superficial thickness burns, for example, do not leave scars (when properly cared for). Deeper thickness blistering burns can require skin grafts or heal like freddie kruger's face! full thickness loss require excision, and flap or graft reconstruction. Both leave scars, but plastic surgeons know how to minimize these! ...Read more

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Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

It can?: Tinea versacolor is the most common type of skin "fungus" that causes color changes. After it is treated the color usually returns to normal. There can be some permanent color change, but that is not usually the case. There are other fungal skin infections that could cause pigmentation changes, but they are not the usual ones. ...Read more

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Is skin tag removal painful?

Is skin tag removal painful?

No: There are easy to remove and are not at all painful. ...Read more

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Is scar tissue likely to become skin cancer?

It can: The following risk factors increase the risk of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers: •old scars, burns, ulcers, or areas of inflammation on the skin. (this is taken from the national cancer institute website). ...Read more

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Could skin tears turn into venous stasis ulcer?

Could skin tears turn into venous stasis ulcer?

Yes: Venous stasis is caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-pressure veins to enter low-pressure veins just under the skin. These veins enlarge, letting fluid through the walls (swelling), letting blood through (discoloration) and finally having so much back pressure that nutritious arterial blood cannot enter an area of the skin resulting in ulcers or inability to heal minor wounds. ...Read more

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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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Could skin cancer appear overnight?

Could skin cancer appear overnight?

No: Skin cancers do not develop that quickly, however sometimes trauma to an area or bleeding can draw attention to a previously unnoticed lesion. If any question, have your pcm or a dermatologist check it out! ...Read more

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Does ingrown toenail cause tissue necrosis?

Does ingrown toenail cause tissue necrosis?

Should not: unless you get an infection from a long standing/worsening ingrown nail. get it evaluated by your doctor or a podiatrist (foot doctor) ...Read more

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Can skin rejuvenation means exfoliating the skin?

Yes: Exfoliation is the most common form of rejuvenation and good to start early. However, there are other treatments that become more aggressive depending upon age and the result that you would like to achieve. ...Read more

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Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. However they can form in areas that are rarely sun-exposed such as the palms, fingernail/toenail beds, and even the genitals. Not all skin changes are due to skin cancer. A physician can check any skin changes that worry you and make suggestions. ...Read more

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Boils n dead skin near thighs?

Boils n dead skin near thighs?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You probably have hidradenitis-apocrine acne. ...Read more

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Facial skin wound that don't heal can it be rinworm

Facial skin wound that don't heal can it be rinworm

Non- healing sore: Skin cancer is divided into two major groups: non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the american cancer society, 75% of all skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. A sore that does not heal can be a skin cancer. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is puncture wound of the skin self-healing?

Is puncture wound of the skin self-healing?

Punctures heal: A puncture wound is an incision into the skin by a sharp instrument, and the damage produced is related to the depth and width of the puncture. A shallow, clean, wound, should not get infected and heal by merely washing with soap and water and using a bandaid. A deep wound can injure deeper structures, even the bowel or thef heart. A dirty wound can cause infection. ...Read more