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Will the rash caused by scabies wreck any of the ink in my tattoos? Will the burrowing cause any kind of scarring on top of the skin?
Unlikely, but . . .: Inflammation, rash, and scratching has a potential to cause your body to degrade and absorb some of the tattoo ink in localized spots. Cure the scabies, don't scratch in the meantime, and watch those sexual contacts. There are worse things that can happen than your tats fading a bit. ...Read more
What skin diseases can cause a change of color in the hair follicle in the infected area of the skin?
Hyperpigmentation: You must a sunblock, at least spf 30, preferably with zinc so the discoloration doesn't get worse and so your treatment has a chance to work. Otc: glycolic acid, kojic acid, retinol, hydroquinone. If those don't work, see your dermatologist for products that are very effective. ...Read more
See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...Read more
In regards to HIV having access to the bloodstream, isn't the skin on the palm of the hands different from the other skin on the body? Isn't it thin?
HIV: Skin on the palms of the hands is no more susceptible to acquisition of HIV infection than any other area. Hiv is simply not transmitted in this fashion, and it is not very easy to get. You need either unprotected sex with an hiv+ person with a high viral load, sharing of needles or blood or body parts. You may find this website helpful www.Onhealth.Com/human_immunodeficiency_virus_hiv_aids/article.Htm. ...Read more
No: There may be a slight increase in metabolism, but the sun does not penetrate to the fat layer. The damage to your skin from the ultraviolet light is not worth it in the long term! ...Read more
the tips of my babys fingers are a tan colour compared to the rest of her, from the joint below the nail to the tip. It's the skin around the nail
Skin color: You didn't mention the age of your baby or the skin color of the rest of your baby. Color of skin around nail tends to be the same color as the palm of the hands. ...Read more
CeraVe: Cerave moisturizing cream could help reduce dryness if applied regularly. ...Read more
1st degree: What you describe is a 1st degree burn. This is a superficial burns which affects only the epidermis, causing redness and discomfort. 1st degree burns are rarely serious and heal by themselves within days. Common causes of 1st degree burns include sunburns or exposure to hot liquids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the diagnosis of a swelling on the head, between the hair and the forehead, and it's having the same color of the skin?
Pigmentation: Some areas of the skin are darker by nature. Underarms, genital skin, etc. If you ever get rashes or irritation or are irritated by shaving, minimizing those things can help. Typical bleaching creams are not used under the arms. If it is really distressing, laser lightening of the skin could be tried. ...Read more
What is the best thing to put on your skin to stop it from peeling and to get the redness out from a sunburn?
Cold milk: To reduce the discomfort cold milk compresses will soothe and the skin and calm the burning sensation. A non steroidal such as allege, Motrin or Aspirin will decrease the inflammation.Aloe can be added to the regimen. A dermatologistcanpres ribe a steroid cream to cut down on the redness ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do sunburns itch so badly? is the skin trying to heal? I had mine for 2 wks wout much decrease in redness & itchiness should I c a doc, b worried
Yes: Sounds like something other than sunburn. Have you applied something to a sunburn? Something that might cause itch? Reason for Tegratol? Best see a dermatologist. Meanwhile, try a nice, long shower using Dove or Aveeno (oatmeal) cleanser, followed by vigorous rub-down using a ceremide cream such as Eucerin or Aveeno (oatmeal). ...Read more
I have been experiencing soreness of the surface of my skin on the right side of my back and chest. Feels like a sunburn but no redness.
I have been having pain that feels like a sunburn since, but there is no change to the look of the skin. No redness, inflammation, or rash. Why?
My sisters skin gets sore as tho sunburned on parts of face and her back. Dr says not shindles or would have broke out. Theres no spots or redness?
Dermatologist: It could be an allergy to a food or detergent or a bit more complex. A dermatologist can give the best answer. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Red patch of skin on my chin which i believe was a sunburn, but i also used a leaf to wipe my skin. Can a plant allergy cause peeling and redness?
In July I had a very bad sunburn on my chest, but thankfully it did not blister. Pain got better after a few weeks, redness lasted for months after especially if I got hot. I'm left with rough flaky skin that is slightly shiny. Should I be concerned?
Surface skin pain on left side of abdominal area and left side of lower back. feels like a severe sunburn. no marks or redness.?
Shingles: Many cases of shingles has been missed in ers because of pain that no direct cause can be found and then a day or more goes by with the pain persistent and then out of the blue a rash composed of clumps of tiny pustules shows up in a geometric pattern and the diagnosis is obviously shingles. They must be treated immediately with antiviral drugs to help healing and prevent post herpetic neuralgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Experiencing some scalp redness or irritation, scalp tenderness to touch and felt like sunburn on top of head. Few small red `spots' seen at top of head. Dr says dry scalp. Washed hair daily, used hair spray frequently. Stopped routine. Treatment?
Dry hair: Shampoos are more drying than soap as they remove more hair oils. If you use shampoos it's important to follow with a hair conditioner to restore oils for your hair and scalp. A skilled beautician can evaluate your hair and advise you about its status and give you advice on your hair care and hair care products. ...Read more
Inflammation: Radiation from the sun injures the skin. Your body jumps into healing by creating inflammation to bring fresh healthy blood and healing factors to the area. The blood vessels dilate to get the healthy blood there and get the injured tissues healed. This inflammatory response makes things red, hot, swollen, and painful but, is absolutely necessary for things to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UV radiation: Sunburn is a radiation burn caused by the UV rays in the sun. It's red and painful because it's a burn. Daily sunscreen is the best prevention along with avoiding the sun during peak day hours (10am-2pm). Sunscreen should have SPF of at least 30. Wear it even if you're indoors b/c UV can pass through building and car windows. ...Read more
What are some good remedies for a sunburn is very dark red and hurts when touched or the skin moves?
When I sit in the sun for about 20 mins my skin gets red and blotchy like a sunburn. What could be causing it?
Heat, sun reaction: Most likely it is an increase in blood flow to your skin as you are out in the heat. Blood vessels in your skin dilate and the skin then becomes red as you describe. It's also possible that you are having a phototoxic reaction. That's a reaction of your skin to sunlight when you are on certain medications. Things like birth control, even NSAID's can cause this type of reaction. ...Read more
I. Got sunburned I would like to know what I can do for it not to be so red or relief pain. Also if there is a way for my skin not to peel off?
Sunburn relief!: Here some measures that may provide some relief from sunburn: •Use cool cloths on sunburned areas. •Take frequent cool showers or baths. •Apply soothing lotions that contain aloe vera to sunburned areas. Topical steroids (such as 1% hydrocortisone cream) may also help with sunburn pain and swelling. ...Read more
Is there any treatments for red sunburn skin on cheeks and chin. I've had it for a couple of years or more?
If the redness: has been there continuously for at least a couple of years - it is likely that it is not a sunburn. I used to live in Britain and remember that the sun was seldom strong. Please do see your physician or a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more
I have red skin after second degree sunburn- will my skin go back to normal? If yes how long does it take? Thank you
Painful healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as cool compresses, skin creams, and antiinflammatory medications (motrin/advil). ...Read more
I'm 20, had about 3 bad sunburns as a kid. No blistering, just red and very painful to move. Skin peeled. Can I reverse the damage? I'm very concerned
Skin exams: you certainly should make it a practice to use sun screen now. Also do monthly skin exams to look for changes in your skin, this involves a full length mirror and hand mirrors. Any changes should be checked out by your doctor. You are wise to start now. I had a first cousin die in his early 40s from a melanoma. He spent his early years in Fiji getting lots of sun. ...Read more
Do I have a bad sunburn? My skin is RED and it KILLS and feels really tight! What can I do to subside the burning feeling?
Is it sunburn: If you exposed that area to the sun for a time and had a burn than yes its sunburn. Preventing further injury by avoiding more sun exposure, cool soaks may also help steroids as a last resort. However if you suddenly developed this red hot and painful area that kills you may have an infection and should have it checked by a physician. ...Read more
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