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How Can You Get Rid Of A Birthmark
Depends: Birthmarks can be variable in their color and cause. Vascular birthmarks can respond to laser treatment but there are other options. Pigmented birthmarks carry with them the concern for malignancy (i.e. Melanoma) and should be addressed with that in mind. I would suggest you find a good dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can consult with you on the best options for you. ...Read more
Depends: There are many ways, depending on the birthmark. A pigmented birthmark without vascular involvement might be able to be treated with certain types of laser. A small birthmark could be removed with a minor surgery. Vascular birthmarks can sometimes be treated with laser, surgery, and/or sclerotherapy. Going to a center that specializes in birthmark treatment is the way to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser treatment: Spider nevus, also called spider angioma, is a blood vessel lesion. When blanched with a glass slide, we often see pulsating feeding arteriole at the center (the "body" of the spider). Cosmetically, this is successfully treated with vascular lasers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type.: Some birthmarks are hidden well with makeup/foundation or concealers. There are professionals who also specialize in the best way and products to do that. Depending on the type of birthmark, laser treatments for removal may be an option. You may want to consult in person with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to find out your options. ...Read more
Be patient & keep : the home environment calm. Slow down your own speech. Current therapies for adults who stutter address learning to slow down speech, regulate one's breathing & gradually go from single-syllable responses to longer words & more complex sentences. Most therapies also address the anxiety a person who stutters feels when speaking. Long-term efficacy of electronic devices has not been proven. ...Read more
Tapeworm: From undercooked or raw pork, beef or fish. Stool exam can detect larvae & eggs. If you have them, you would experience diarrhea, vague abdominal cramps, distentions, flatulance & nausea. Prevention is cooking meat or fish well, and treatment is with Praziquantel drug or surgery to remove the head of the worm or the cysts. ...Read more
Many treatments....: There are many treatments for keloids: surgical removal, usually accompanied by steroid injection postoperatively, low dose radiation, and pressure (usually for earlobe keloids in combination with surgery.) we have had good luck with surgery and steroid injections and that is generally my recommended treatment. See a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the option in your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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