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How To Determine The Difference Between Age Spots Skin Melonoma
ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age or liver spots typically refer to a skin lesion known as a solar lentigo. Typically this is flat, larger than normal freckles and contains darker pigmentation. Other age spots may refer to seborrheic keratoses that are dark, slightly elevated and are described as looking like grease paint. Both of these lesions are generally benign but evaluation by a ...Read more
In most cases: A melanoma can present with almost any appearance. A nodular melanoma is firm and raised usually and will not go away on its own whereas a blood blister is soft and fluid containing usually and will go away on its own. If there is any question see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different: A pimple is a small skin nodule usually secondary to inflammation , possibly associated with pus and usually small in size with possible erythema. A nodular melanoma is a progression in development of the classic skin melanoma, mostly pigmented and firm with the irregularity in the underlying tumor pigmentation. Rarely it is associated with amelanotic melanoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible bx: A cyst under the skin when palpated gives the suggestion that there might be fluid present. Placing a fine 22 gauge needle into it can define if fluid is present. Most lesions under the skin rarely are cysts but rather lipomas, fibromas , neuromas and the intial growth of desmoid like lesions. Here a biopsy or excision can resolve the problem. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the difference between a skin tag and a wart? How can I tell the difference between them? How can I remove them?
Easy: Skin tags look like regular skin, usually on thin stalk that can be "pulled up" or stretched from the skin. Often occur under arms, in groin, around neck. Wart has rough surface- like a small cauliflower - often more firm - does not feel like normal skin. Warts often on hands / feet. Warts can be frozen off or can apply various topical agents regularly. Skin tags can be ligated, frozen or cut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does hydroquinone cause cancer? What is the best over-the-counter treatment to fade age spots on hands?
Consider Herbals: Azelaic, arbutin, kojic, licorice root extract are all herbal skin lighteners that will be a bit less potent than hydroquinone, but should help in the long run. Make sure you follow the recommended guidelines on the products you are using. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: Herpes has vesicles all the same age-that is they all have thin roofed veicles which unroof all at about the same time shigles on the other hand has crops of veisicles that vary in age from day 1 to day 7 -so some will have intact vesicles and others with have unroofed the vesicles. ...Read more
Very different: 1) They look different; go online and find pictures. 2) Warts rarely appear on the lips. 3) Fordyce spots (visible sebaceous glands) are usually far more numerous than warts would be. 4) FS's tend to be fairly evenly spaced, but warts generally are clustered. 5) Warts usually are assymetric, e.g. one side than the other, FS's likely to be equal both sides of the midline. Or see MD for reassurance. ...Read more
Hi! Could you tell me the difference between the symptoms of pityriasis rosea and parapsoriasis? How common is each rash and the prognosis? Thanks!
Similar appearance: The palisading variant of small-plaque parapsoriasis is particularly similar to pityriasis rosea. Several salmon-colored patches with a fine scale at the edge can occur scattered over the trunk and extremities. Large plaque parapsoriasis has larger arching appearance and is more distinct. Pityriasis rosea is more common, benign and limited to 10-20 days vs months for parapsoriasis. See derm. ...Read more
By where the rash is: Most eczema occurs on the face, inner elbows, behind the knees, on the wrists, hands, and ankles. It is usually dry, red, itchy. Scabies tends to occur on the waist, arm pits, writsts, genital area, lower buttocks, front of the knees, sides of the feet, and on the sides and in between the fingers. It is always more itchy at night. Check for some photos of the rashes on medical websites. ...Read more
Unclear: Even for medical experts, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between different types of rashes in general. Sometimes, a skin biopsy needs to be done so that a piece of the skin can be studied under the microscope to determine the exact nature of a rash. See your doctor if you have a specific question regarding a rash. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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