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One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.

One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.

See your doctor: A bleeding mole is a warning sign. Please see your doctor to ascertain if the lesion needs to be removed for examination by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Red Scaling Rash (Definition)

Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can ...Read more


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My skin has become dry from last few days and scalp is full of dandruff. Otherwise I've a oily skin. Is it a symptom of thyroid?

My skin has become dry from last few days and scalp is full of dandruff. Otherwise I've a oily skin. Is it a symptom of thyroid?

NO: Thyroid symptoms depend on whether it is too high or too low. You are not describing either. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try a dandruff shampoo. ...Read more

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I've been having a scaly rash on 1 nipple for about a year, and there's no worsening or improvement. Is that a sign of Paget's disease of the breast?

I've been having a scaly rash on 1 nipple for about a year, and there's no worsening or improvement. Is that a sign of Paget's disease of the breast?

Paget's: This is a very rare form of breast cancer and usually develops after the ago of 50. If it hasn't changed in a year that is a good sign. See your doctor for an exam to confirm the cause. All the best. ...Read more

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White peeling skin on soles of feet, occasional burning at night. is this related to toenail fungus? is it reversible with treatment?

White peeling skin on soles of feet, occasional burning at night. is this related to toenail fungus? is it reversible with treatment?

Burning peeling skin: Sounds like you may have athletes feet especially if you have nail fungus if it is athletes feet which is a fungus infection of the skin than its usually easy to treat with OTC creams if you can't get it to go away see a podiatrist or a dermatologist. Sometimes it will cause itching as well. Yes its reversible if its a fungus infection. ...Read more

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The skin on my breast has learge pores or possibly hair follicles? Is this a normal finding or a sign of ibc? I'm not talking abt mont glands but skin

The skin on my breast has learge pores or possibly hair follicles? Is this a normal finding or a sign of ibc? I'm not talking abt mont glands but skin

Hard to tell: Is it a new finding, or old? Is the breast red or is there any other finding? I suggest you don't panic but visit your doc or gyn promptly, especially if these findings are recent. Best to you. ...Read more

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Hi .. Is there a reason why even during a course of treatment of tinea versicolor 7 day 2x200mg ketoconazole the spot still appear ?

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Hi .. Is there a reason why even during a course of treatment of tinea versicolor 7 day 2x200mg ketoconazole the spot still appear ?

Pigment: Tinea versicolor causes destruction of the pigment; even once the infection is treated, the pigment needs to be re-created, which can take months. ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 week old tattoo is raised and itchy, is this a sign of infection?

My 2 1/2 week old tattoo is raised and itchy, is this a sign of infection?

Possibly: Raised and itchy could be an allergy to the ink especially red ink Infection would cause discharge, puss, redness and pain, aside fro possible fever. ...Read more

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Idry penis tip for a week. The skin is red around the tip and transition between tip and shaft. no other symptoms beside a itch rare. Could it be STD?

Idry penis tip for a week. The skin is red around the tip and transition between tip and shaft. no other symptoms beside a itch rare. Could it be STD?

Need information: I am guessing that you haver a foreskin. Not STD. Balanitis is due to a tiny drop of urine under the foreskin. Smegma and other bacteria ferment the inspisated urine. The metabolic waste products of this fermentation is irritating. Be sure to blot away any last drop of urine after you empty your bladder.In the shower always rinse under the foreskin. Miconazole cream helps. Castellani solution i ...Read more

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My child's ears show redness, is this a sign of inflammation?

no: The skin on the ears is very thin, so this is one of the first areas that will show flushing or blushing. Things that can cause this appearance include crying, feeding, or temperature changes. Therefore, this does not typically indicate inflammation. ...Read more

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Bugbite-like growth on scalp for 4 weeks. At first skin color, but now looks red inflamed. Symmetrical, clear borders, not bloody.Looks like one patch of eczema. Black hair, 28 yr male, no family history. Biopsy is pending. What type of skin cancer?

Bugbite-like growth on scalp for 4 weeks. At first skin color, but now looks red inflamed. Symmetrical, clear borders, not bloody.Looks like one patch of eczema. Black hair, 28 yr male, no family history.
Biopsy is pending. What type of skin cancer?

Possibly SSC or AK?: May not be cancer. Traditionally squamous cell cancer (SSC) was infrequent under age 40. But the incidence is increasing in this age range. The risk increases with use of Tanning booths and living in the Sun Belt. You lesion may be actinic keratosis(AK) ( a precursor to SSC), SSC or a non-cancerous skin condition. It would not be Melanoma.see http://bit.ly/1Pj9osP + http://bit.ly/1FTMrdN ...Read more

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Is it normal for the finger to become somewhat black and blue 2 days after trigger finger release? There is minimal pain/no sign of infection.

Is it normal for the finger to become somewhat black and blue 2 days after trigger finger release?  There is minimal pain/no sign of infection.

No: Not if it is the entire finger. A colour change like that would make you think of insufficiency of blood flow. Have it assessed now. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a 10 months old baby red eye with mucus?

What is the cause of a 10 months old baby red eye with mucus?

Conjunctivitis: This may be caused by conjunctivitis or a nasolacrimal duct obstruction. If persistent beyond a day or so you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of yeast cell = few in stool examination? My daughter is having skin itching would it be cuased by yeast infection?

What is the meaning of yeast cell = few in stool examination? My daughter is having skin itching would it be cuased by yeast infection?

Nothing specific: Yeast are a normal component of stool. Essentially everyone will have up to 5% of the dry rate of their stool as yeast.I have a hard time explaining itching as anything to do with normal stool material. ...Read more

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Is flaky skin sign of a rash resolving?

Is flaky skin  sign of a rash resolving?

Not necessarily: Flaky skin can be the beginning sign of a rash or can appear after a rash has resolved. ...Read more

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Day 14 post circumcision- gland of penis is starting 2 flake with dots of dry skin...normal?

Day 14 post circumcision- gland of penis is starting 2 flake with dots of dry skin...normal?

Here are some ...: Congratulate for being able to cope with post-circ care up to the present - 14 days. What you described suggests your post-circ incision has evolved reasonably well. Based on what it is now, it's still most advisable to leave the incision alone, and you may shower it but dry it soon and keep it as dry & clean as possible. In 1-2 weeks, the look of your post-circ penis will be different then. ...Read more

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What is the beat remedy for intermittent dry non productive cough , it is irregular and subsides after a glass of water, ?

What is the beat remedy for intermittent dry non productive cough , it is irregular and subsides after a glass of water, ?

Dry Cough: Many people are plagued by an intermittent cough that is really a complex issue with pharyngeal muscles and hypersensitivity of the cough reflex. This problem is persistent and hard to eradicate. In other cases, the cough can be due to certain drugs - such as ace inhibitors - you might be taking for blood pressure or cardiac problems. You might want to discuss the issue with your doctor. ...Read more

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Peeling Skin (Definition)

A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is ...Read more