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Holes In Skin
Flaking Skin in Ear: Lots of things can cause the skin to get flaky. Eczema is probably the most common and it can occur anywhere you have skin. Seborrheic dermatitis is another common cause. Both of these conditions are hard to cure but can often be controlled with prescription medicine. Allergic reaction to jewelry, psoriasis or something called chondrodermatitis can also cause flaking in the ear. Good luck! ...Read more
Mole looking bumps around vagina and boob area. They kind of sink in skin. When i squeeze them these black balls come out and leave holes in my skin
Need more info: Possibly blocked hair follicles or sebaceous glands - like "blackheads". Some people get blocked sweat glands too, and they can get infected under the skin. Do you have something similar in the armpits? Pain ? Any pus? I would think though that these "spots" did not just start recently. ...Read more
Ingrown hair in the bikini line area that keeps coming back. And sometimes leaves an open deep hole in skin. 1/16 diameter oozes from time.
Will VERY small splinters (almost microscopic) eventually work their way out of irritated skin in which they have penetrated?
Small bumps on palms filled with clear thick fluid peal first layer skin back and u will see cluster of small pin holes in the underlying skin.?
Dyshidrotic eczema: Sounds like dyshidrotic eczema which is a dry skin condition. Treat with topical steroids, moisturizers and antihistamines. See your doctor to get stronger strength topical steroids. Otc cortisone does not work very well. Also need to consider fungal or bacterial infection as secondary infection occurs often with eczema. ...Read more
Multi tiny semi skin colored bumps around vaginal area. Some disappeared new ones showing where skin touches.
Very painful tender areas just under the skin all over the body. Some stinging, tiny bumps on skin surface. Worsens when I am in my house. Toxins?
Tiny flat plaques all over my abdomen where I exposed skin while sunbathing in 60s. What are these skin abnormalities?
Fungal infection: Body fungus - tinea does not tan with sunbathing appears white compared to normal skin. If these have scale might have in addition seborrhic dermatitis. Use tgel shampoo to bathe avoid anti bacterial soap and use over the counter anti fungal creams twice daily. Orally take 1 clove of garlic chopped up in pieces swallow with water like pills will clear gut which might also have fungus. ...Read more
Can microdermbrasion remove wrinkles from under eye skin? And once the protective layer goes can it grow back?
Depends...: ...On how deep the wrinkles are. Microdermabrasion is a superficial peeling procedure that lessens *small* wrinkles, surface discoloration, and sun damage. There is little or no recovery time, but a series of them is usually required. It works, if your expectations are realistic, and if you have it done by someone with the proper skills, i.e. Not some nurse's assistant in a spa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the white, stringy stuff that comes out of the small bumps on the skin of my face and arms? Are they dead skin cells that clogged my pores?
Maybe so...: Sometimes it is a mixture of dead skin cells, sometimes it is sebum (creamy oil from the sebaceous glands in the skin), and sometimes it is both things. Vigorously trying to get the stuff out can lead to "inflammation" of the skin glands and skin pores, which then leads to rashes and pimples. ...Read more
I have tiny holes in the creases of my palms. They look like tons of tiny pin pricks. When tuned or scratched the skin easily comes off. What are they?
I have these circular skin discolorations on my legs and arms they are white with a lil small circle of my skin color in the middle & they are scalley?
Puffiness in ankles, abdo & rt side of head/neck. W/dark skin spots that fill w/fluid - skin lightens if popped like acne. Veins visible, bluish skin?
See doc: See your doctor because you have several problems. ...Read more
Breakout every 4-7 weeks in lesions, abrasions, leaves scars and purple bruises. Entire body. Minor burn/ itching and spots darkening in skin. Ideas?
Skin is being weird: I would get to a doctor with this right away. Especially with it leaving scars, you want to get to the bottom of what's going on, even if it's something as simple as acne. Other things that come to mind include staph infections, drug allergies, or other less common systemic skin allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My skin in both eye contours looks bruised and a vein is visible under left eye. Will thickening skin with 1% retinol restore a natural colour?
Not likely: Discoloration in the lower eyelids is genetic in some individuals, related to lack of sleep in others and related to chronic nasal allergies. Review your lifestyle. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and junk food. Get a good night sleep, exercise and move through the day, and eat wholesome unprocessed food with fresh vegetables, high quality protein, anti-inflammatory whole grains, and fresh fruits. ...Read more