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Is scratching an age spot off bad?

Is scratching an age spot off bad?

Possibly: You may possibly cause scarring by scratching off a lesion. Another problem is if you want to have a definitive diagnosis of whether or not the lesion is a skin cancer, you would need to have the lesion present for the doctor to evaluate and biopsy. ...Read more

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Scratching (Definition)

Scratching is a symptom in which a person runs his fingernails or some other firm object over an itchy part of his skin, while trying to relieve his itching. Scratching an area too much can lead to a skin rash which itches even more. Scratching to the point of breaking the skin can lead to ...Read more


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I have a raised bump on my thigh that looks like a blood spot its sore if scratched and bleed bad when cut by accident, this appeared quick on skin?

I have a raised bump on my thigh that looks like a blood spot its sore if scratched and bleed bad when cut by accident, this appeared quick on skin?

Have it removed: This lesion sounds like a pyogenic granuloma, which is a benign growth that is fragile and bleeds easily but won't go away on it's own. It can be removed surgically and generally does not recur. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I have some bad black -brown sign and spots in my face no hurts or scratch , iwant capsouls or cream bleach it and make it shiney and white.

Hi doc, I have some bad black -brown sign  and spots in my face no hurts or scratch , iwant capsouls or cream bleach it and make it shiney and white.

Lentigines: Lentigines, or liver spots, are benign lesions that occur on the sun-exposed areas of the body. The backs of hands and face are common areas. The lesions tend to increase in number with age, making them common among the middle age and older population. They can vary in size from 0.2 to 2 cm. Treatment is with bleaching creams that have hydroquinone. ...Read more

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I have itchy armpits and i also have some small lumps or spots.Which stings so bad onced scratched what can this be?

I have itchy armpits and i also have some small lumps or spots.Which stings so bad onced scratched what can this be?

See below.: Most likely it is hydadenitis suprativa or recurrent sebaceous gland hyperplasia. Check with a dermatologist to ensure it is not a metastatic lymph node. Treatment for hs or rsgh include biopsy for confirmatory diagnosis. ...Read more

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Really bad itching in my calves, I scratch but it doesn't go away! Could this be a sign of pregnancy? Also no rashes or spots on my legs anywhere HELP

Really bad itching in my calves, I scratch but it doesn't go away! Could this be a sign of pregnancy? Also no rashes or spots on my legs anywhere HELP

Not likely: Your history mentions 2 previous births. Circumstances supporting pregnancy, include having sexual intercourse without using birth control, a late or missed period, morning sickness. Itching alone does not have a high association with pregnancy. You can always consult with your OB/GYN if suspecting a pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if he scratches constantly not in just one spot but everywhere. any suggestions?

What to do if he scratches constantly not in just one spot but everywhere. any suggestions?

Extensive itching: Must get to the cause of the itching. It could be scabies, liver or kidney disease, allergy, eczema, and many other causes. See a dermatologist. ...Read more