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Are sunburns, skin cancer and premature skin wrinkling preventable?

Are sunburns, skin cancer and premature skin wrinkling preventable?

Sunburn, skin cancer: Sunburns are implicated in skin cancer and aging. While tanning from sun exposure and tanning beds give you a "healthy glow", know that the "glow" is actually an indication of skin damage and inflammation. Prevent sunburns, reduce the risk of skin cancer and delay aging by limiting sun exposure, wearing minimum of spf 30 daily and getting any suspicious skin lesions examined. ...Read more

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Mask Of Pregnancy (Definition)

Mask of Pregnancy, or Melasma, is a dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed ...Read more


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Could sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma?

Could sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma?

Yes yes yes!!!: I will admit there are few things lovelier than a well tanned female body but in the end, a tan is a response to injury and ultimately not good for you. Sun exposure will increase the risk for skin cancers of all types, including the potentially deadly melanoma. It will also cause premature skin aging. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure (and tanning beds as well). Best to you. ...Read more

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Is skin cancer a hereditary disease?

Is skin cancer a hereditary disease?

Skin : Skin cancer , particularly malignant melanoma may have a strong hereditary component. Intense sun exposure also has been linked to melanoma. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Yes: There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus. ...Read more

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Can melasma lead to skin cancer?

Can melasma lead to skin cancer?

Not likely: You may try uv protection with creams containing Zinc and titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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Can melasma lead to skin cancer?

Can melasma lead to skin cancer?

No, it has no relati: There is no such relationship. So you do not have to worry about it provided it is not a Birth mark or a mole being there. ...Read more

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Is skin cancer genetic?

Is skin cancer genetic?

Yes, some melanomas: There are genes for melanoma amd a family tendency to melanoma foramation so family members of patients with melanoma are urgerd to be crewed. There is also rare form of aggressive basal cell carcinoma that has a genetic marker. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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Can dermatologist treat every kind of skin disease including skin cancer ?

Can dermatologist treat every kind of skin disease including skin cancer ?

Yes: Dermatology is the correct field if you are looking for a physician who treats all types of skin disease, especially skin cancers, which are very common. Some dermatologic manifestations may be an indicator of systemic disease or disease of an organ system that causes a skin problem, but your dermatologist will be able to recognize and clarify this for you. ...Read more

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Can vitiligo and hyperpigmentation be linked to scleroderma?

Can vitiligo and hyperpigmentation be linked to scleroderma?

Yes: Scleroderma causes scarring, hyperpigmentation, and vitiligo of skin as well as raynauds phenomenon, and scarring and vascular changes in the hands and feet, lungs kidneys, and heart. If just confined to the skin in one or several areas it is called morphea. There is treatment for all of these. A dermatologist for morphea, a rheumatologist for system scleroderma. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Possibly: Thanks for an excellent question. I would reccomend you see a board certified dermatologist to exam your pigmentation and skin quality prior to adding any laser energy. ...Read more

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Is keratolysis exfoliativa related to hiv?

Is keratolysis exfoliativa related to hiv?

No: This is a fairly common nuisance illness that makes the skin peel on the palms and soles. It's not hiv-related. ...Read more

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Is skin cancer hereditary?

Is skin cancer hereditary?

Can be: There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two together can be very dangerous. If you have a strong family history, lots of sun exposure, or any enlarging skin lesions, be evaluated by your local doctor and/or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am suffering from these skin diseases acne, rosacea, impetigo, carbuncle?

I am suffering from these skin diseases  acne, rosacea, impetigo, carbuncle?

See a dermatologist: Given you have these skin problems, your best bet is to see a dermatologist who is an expert in treating these disorders. I actually doubt that you have 'all' of these diseases and you probably have one diagnosis -- cystic acne. Dermatologists have many tools that can help these patients, so hope you can get some help there. ...Read more

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Is skin cancer preventable?

Is skin cancer preventable?

Probably: It is thought that most skin cancers are caused by excessive and prolonged sun exposure. Some skin cancers may be caused by a single bad sunburn. So most skin cancer specialists believe most skin cancers can be prevented by wearing protective clothing during peak sunlight hours and with generous use of sun screens. ...Read more

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Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. However they can form in areas that are rarely sun-exposed such as the palms, fingernail/toenail beds, and even the genitals. Not all skin changes are due to skin cancer. A physician can check any skin changes that worry you and make suggestions. ...Read more

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I have a dark spot on the back of my head that is fairly large in size. Sometimes it has an itch to it, however, I've never had this issue before. I've done some research and the best conclusion that I could make was that it may be Melasma but I've heard

I have a dark spot on the back of my head that is fairly large in size. Sometimes it has an itch to it, however, I've never had this issue before. I've done some research and the best conclusion that I could make was that it may be Melasma but I've heard

Dark spot on head: it could certainly be melasma - if it is cosmetically unappealing - then there are several different treatments available to lighten the area. To be certain this is what it is a biopsy might be in order Good luck ...Read more

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Skin problem? What is it . Is it melasma or stretch mark? How to fix

Skin problem?

What is it . Is it melasma or stretch mark? How to fix

Definitions:: Melasma is darker pigmentation that shows up on the face with pregnancy or with birth control pills. It is sometimes called the "mask of pregnancy," and often lessens over time or with a skin lightening cream. Be sure to use sun screen and avoid the sun. Stretch marks are areas where the skin stretches from rapid growth. Both melisma and stretch marks respond to laser. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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What kinds of contraceptives are ok for someone with melasma (darkening of the skin)?

Less: Best to minimize exposure to hormones. Copper iud would be a great choice. Nuva ring is also something to consider though. It uses the same hormones as the pill, but a lot less and is less likely to make your melasma worse. ...Read more

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Can melasma lead to skin cancer?

No, it has no relati: There is no such relationship. So you do not have to worry about it provided it is not a Birth mark or a mole being there. ...Read more

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Can melasma lead to skin cancer?

Not likely: You may try uv protection with creams containing Zinc and titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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I had my TCA for almost 2 yrs now. But I lost my fair white skin. Now im suffering from redness and the mild black color on my face - melasma. Helpls.

See a dermatologist: ????TCA= tricyclic antidepressant???? Skin changes probably not related. Unfortunately you omit any details. Imipramine (which do you take?) may cause some subtle change of skin color in about 1 out of 20 people. ...Read more

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Using Retin A for melasma it's harsh on my sensitive skin, I heard retinaldahyde would be better, is that true. Tyvm?

Using Retin A for melasma it's harsh on my sensitive skin, I heard retinaldahyde would be better, is that true. Tyvm?

Retin A or Retinalde: Retin A is more acidic than retinaldehyde, therefore it can cause more irritation to the skin . Retin A can also cause sunburn or irritation when skin is exposed to the sun. It is advisable to use sunblock when using Retin A Retinaldehyde is an acceptable alternative to Retin A but it is not as potent. See your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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The area above my lip burns constantly what could this be . It also seems that skin looks darker almost like melasma ?

The area above my lip burns constantly what could this be . It also seems that skin looks darker almost like melasma ?

See your PCP/derma: Dr. Usually melasma doesn't occur on the upper lip or appear darker or burns.So it's best to get an expert opinion in person with your doctor to look & see what might be causing a post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation to occur.Are you using different/new personal care products, bleaching agent, topical creams that may be irritating this area?Usually melasma is also hormonally stimulated/ pregnancy? ...Read more

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I have mild melasma . Can i still have laser hair removal? Ethnic skin-cherokee

Yes: The best results for laser skin removal is dark hair and white skin. But it doesn't mean that you can not have laser hair removal, although it may need longer treatment courses for optimal results. Final decision would be by the doctor who will do your laser treatment. ...Read more

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Does finacea help to get rid of melasma. I have tryed retina a but it irritated my skin. The finacea has worsened my acne is that normal.

Does finacea help to get rid of melasma. I have tryed retina a but it irritated my skin. The finacea has worsened my acne is that normal.

Can happen : Finacea gel is Azelaic Acid which has some efficacy for rosacea and acne but does not suit everyone. If it is irritating your skin, it may paradoxically flare up acne. It also has some fading properties, but if it is not working, you can try other products containing hydroquinone, such as lustra or tri-luma. Also laser treament may work best for melisma for some people. ...Read more

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Melasma or dark patches on face Showed many doctors nothing works Discolred chin area No rash Dry skin Age 42 Half uterus removed no period?

Melasma or dark patches on face
Showed many doctors nothing works
Discolred chin area
No rash
Dry skin
Age 42 Half uterus removed no period?

You might consider..: Microneedling is the process where small needles are used to penetrate the epidermis and the dermis, creating micro pores that allow deeper application of certain topical medications, such as lightening agents. Some patients have had good results with evening out skin tone, reduction of fine lines/wrinkles, and even improvement of scars and stretch marks. ...Read more

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Does porgyria suffers from rarest skin disease?

Does porgyria suffers from rarest skin disease?

Progeria: There are a variety of diseases, all genetic and uncommon, in which the person's skin has some features of an older person's from the time of birth. None is true mimic of fast aging. No one knows what the rarest skin disease is, because we discover new ones monthly and the rarest is surely undiscovered. But if you have progeria, it's a challenge and you have my sympathy. ...Read more

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I have skin disease leucoderma what should i do??

May use: Immunomodulator creams such as Protopic and Elidel (pimecrolimus) cause repigmentation in some cases, when used with UVB narrowband treatments. Vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements with sun exposure caused repigmentation in 62% of cases.Leukoderma is a localized loss of pigmentation[1] of the skin that may occur after any number of inflammatory skin conditions, burns etc- not contagious ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flesh-eating skin disease?

What are the symptoms of flesh-eating skin disease?

Flesh eating bacteri: The symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis include redness, swelling, and pain in the affected area. Blisters may be seen in the involved area of skin. Fever, nausea, vomiting, and other flulike symptoms are common. Another characteristic of necrotizing fasciitis is that the symptoms develop very rapidly, usually within 24 hours after a wound in the skin has allowed the bacteria to invade deep tissue. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of lichen plasma skin disease?

What is the treatment of lichen plasma skin disease?

Lichen planus: is sometimes treated with antihistamines for itching, Corticosteroids - topically or orally, PUVA therapy,
Retinoic acid or Tacrolimus ointment. REF: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/rashes/lichen-planus#treatment ...Read more

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Are adult diapers good for older skin disease patient?

Please clarify: your question. Am not sure what you mean by that. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is flesh-eating skin disease (necrotizing fasciitus)?

Necrotizing fasciiti: Necrotizing soft tissue infection is a rare but very severe type of bacterial infection. It can destroy the muscles, skin, and underlying tissue. The word "necrotizing" refers to something that causes body tissue to die. ...Read more

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