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Doctor insights on: Marks On Skin That Look Like Burns

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I have little red dots on my skin that are flat and look like burns. What could this be?

I have little red dots on my skin that are flat and look like burns. What could this be?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

A: A brown recluse bite can have different appearances. There can be almost no signs of the bite or there can be a dark escar (scab) with surrounding white tissue (that is dead). In some cases the brown recluse's bite can be necrotoxic and cause very severe damage. It can large amounts of skin to die and can eat into the muscle as well. This type of reaction is usually associated with fever, muscle and joint pain and feeling very ill. I can not diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Brown recluses are actually very little and non-descript looking. If your skin is sloughing off your finger - do recommend that this be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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What will discharge from penis look like? I notice like a liquad substance at the head of my penis. Is discharged suppose to burn and itch? Cause it doesn't when I see it

What will discharge from penis look like? I notice like a liquad substance at the head of my penis. Is discharged suppose to burn and itch? Cause it doesn't when I see it

Different discharges: If this is a thin, clear, sticky substance, it is just urethral mucus. This most commonly appears in response to visual or manual sexual stimulation.

A urethral discharge that is thick, white or yellow, and associated with itching or burning, is caused by an infection known as urethritis. This can be caused by gonorrhea, chlamydia, or other less common organisms. ...Read more

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Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Rash: Your description does not sound like west nile virus. It is difficult to guess based on your description but lyme disease could fit. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation and to ensure proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing efficient for smoothing facial burn marks? I suffered a work accident six years ago that caused burns of my face. Having researched various skin smoothing procedures, I came to the conclusion that laser skin resurfacing is the le

Is laser skin resurfacing efficient for smoothing facial burn marks? I suffered a work accident six years ago that caused burns of my face. Having researched various skin smoothing procedures, I came to the conclusion that laser skin resurfacing is the le

Laser: Laser skin resurfacing can be effective in improving skin texture. However, the severity of a burn will determine if a laser can be utilized. Burns that have injured the deeper layers of the skin may not be amenable to skin resurfacing. The premise behind resurfacing is inducing a certain level of controlled injury to the skin to promote skin healing. This can be accomplished with thermal injury (lasers), mechanical (dermabrasion) and chemical (chemical peels). In regards to being "least" invasive, this is not true. The term laser is general and not specific. There are many lasers in medicine and the specific laser (ie co2 vs erbium vs nd:yag) must be known in order to determine its "invasiveness". Additionally, the experience of the user as well as the settings will also determine the level of injury or "invasiveness". Remember that either modality of resurfacing (laser, dermabrasion or chemical peels) can result in scarring if not done correctly.
Dr. Dominic. ...Read more

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The lower, center of the back of my head feels like there's an injury (long cut) and burns, but there's nothing topical. What could this be?

The lower, center of the back of my head feels like there's an injury (long cut) and burns, but there's nothing topical. What could this be?

Possible shingles: If only on one side of head it could be shingles from prior chicken pox. This commonly presents as an uncomfortable skin sensation before the rash shows. The issue is not the rash, which clears rather quickly, but rather that you can develop pain that lingers- post herpetic neuralgia. See your MD for evaluation so you can start appropriate medication early if needed and avoid long term problems. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like bump on my head and it burns?

I have a pimple like bump on my head and it burns?

Any pus?: It could be a pimple. Jew the area clean and dry and monitor for improvement ...Read more

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What happens to the skin during burns?

What happens to the skin during burns?

An injury: The seriousness of the injury depends on how deeply the skin is injured: a superficial burn is like a sunburn and will generally heal quickly, perhaps with a little peeling. A full thickness burn extends through the entire thickness of the skin and will not heal on its own except by scarring and contracture. Between these two extremes are partial thickness burns-some heal, some don't. ...Read more

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Why does my skin hurts & burns in the sun when overcast?

Why does my skin hurts & burns in the sun when overcast?

Sun sensitivity: Certain medications, chemicals and medical conditions can make the skin more sensitive to the sun (photosensitivity). For example, an ingredient in your shampoo or having a condition such as lupus can increase photosensitivity. In most cases this isn't a true allergic reaction. However, it can cause symptoms similar to those caused by a sun allergy — and if you already have a sun allergy, it can m. ...Read more

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What do I do if I used magic eraser on my skin and it burns?

Flush the area: Thoroughly with water, apply 1% hydrocortisone cream twice a day, and wear gloves when you use the product again, and don't let it get on your skin ...Read more

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What does it mean when the outside of the vaginais dry flacky skin and burns?

What does it mean when the outside of the vaginais dry flacky skin and burns?

Yeast infection: You have a common fungal infection known as a yeast infection. Anti-fungal medications are readily available at your local drug or grocery store. ...Read more

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When I I have an elevated emotion state my skin feels like I got insulation on it. For a few minutes Burns and itches and becomes red?

When I I have an elevated emotion state my skin feels like I got insulation on it. For a few minutes Burns and itches and becomes red?

Emotional Turmoil: Elevated emotion can be- Upsetness, Anger, Excitement, or Anxiety with restlessness.
Symptoms occurring when you have elevated emotion, and only for few minutes of skin burning, itching and becoming red seem to indicate stress in interpersonal relationships.
Itching may be due to Allergy or Dermatitis. See Dermatologist
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis of Anxiety or Depression; and Therapy ...Read more

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My lover has just been diagnosed with second degree skin burns. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

Can be serious: - 2nd degree goes thru epidermis and may cause blistering - can be serious if large surface area or if gets infected- requires careful wound management and dressing to prevent that. It may also hurt a lot. ...Read more

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What degree of burns requires a skin graft?

Depends: The answer to your question depends on the size of the burn and the depth of the burn. A 3rd degree burn is a full thickness burn involving all layers of the skin. If it can't be excised and closed primarily, it will likely need a skin graft. Some partial thickness burns (2nd degree) may require grafting also if they cannot heal in a reasonable amount of time. ...Read more

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Is there a reason icyhot burns your skin but not your fingers?

Is there a reason icyhot burns your skin but not your fingers?

Icy Hot: Icy hot doesn't burn your hands because it is specially formulated to have a warming effect after being applied. ...Read more

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How are freon burns to skin treated?

Depends: It depends on the depth of the burn. For partial thickness burns, they are cleansed and treated with a medicated cream and dressed. ...Read more

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How can I treat chemical burns on my head?

How can I treat chemical burns on my head?

Chemical burns: Although burns are burns, chemical burns pose the additional problem that the insult can continue after the exposure. It is important to thoroughly wash and remove/neutralize any trace of the chemical agent. Once the area is clean, depending on the severity of the burn, treatment can be done appropriately. See a specialist. ...Read more

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What's the significance of second degree skin burns?

What's the significance of second degree skin burns?

Matter of degree: There are 3 degrees of burn-1, 2, and 3 graded by severity. Sunburn would be a typical 1st degree burn, blistering from steam or a hot surface that is very painful would be typical for grade2. In grade3 burns the injury is so severe that the pain nerves are destroyed and paradoxically there is less pain. The crucial factor is how much surface area of the skin is involved. ...Read more

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My friend got second degree skin burns. Why is that?

Injury to skin: 2nd degree burns usually extend into the dermis which can result in scarring depending on how deep the burn is. Usually involves blistering. Caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, fire, light, radiation, friction, trauma. May take several weeks to heal. Need proper wound care, dressings, possibly antibiotics to prevent infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin burns?

What is the definition or description of: Skin burns?

Skin burns: Skin burns = thermal injuries to the outermost tissue covering the body. ...Read more

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How can doctors repair severe skin damage from burns?

Variable treatments: Depending on burn depth, location of burn and amount of body burned. See: https://www. Hindawi. Com/journals/emi/2011/161375/ ...Read more

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Dry blotchy skin on face and moisturice daily and burns?

Dry blotchy skin on face and moisturice daily and burns?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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What happen when your skin burns but appareantly don't have anything?

Skin sensation: This can be as a result of something you placed on the skin topically or if nothing was placed see your pcp and see if there is a cause that can be found like a neuropathy of some sort to explain the hyper-aesthesia of the skin. ...Read more

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Babysitter was just told another kid in her care has second degree skin burns. Should we worry?

No, but...: Burns aren't contagious, if that's what you mean. But why does the child have serious burns? What happened? Did the babysitter cause them? If so, then I would find another babysitter. ...Read more