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Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?
Could be: It could be, particularly if it is asymmetrical in its color distribution, has irregular border, has color variation, and a diameter larger than a pencil eraser. Get it checked out if it concerns you; a good dermatologist can suggest if this really needs to be biopsied or removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Yes, tanning beds can be a vector for pubic lice ("crabs"). If the bed is not properly cleaned or towels provided by the salon are not washed in hot water, crab lice can survive for several days on these surfaces. They are difficult to see on the tanning bed surface, and they are not killed by anti-bacterial or anti-viral cleaning agents. Just one more reason to avoid tanning salons! ...Read more
Get it checked: Anytime there is a change in the character of a mole in terms of size, color or pain it should be evaluated by a dermatologist or family doctor. Red color indicates blood from increased growth or trauma. There are some growths that are primarily vascular and can be treated with laser instead of excision. ...Read more
Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb
Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?
Yes: The presence of a flat mole, one that is irregular in shape and has variegated colors withi grey and dark brown areas represent the superficial moles that undergo malignant transformation leading to a nodular growth. The superficial melanomas less than 1mm thick are for the most part in-situ but as thickness (Breslow) develops , not so much as depth of penetration (Clark),it is now invasive. ...Read more
Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. ...Read more
Is there any over-the-counter product for ingrown hair / razor bumps. My pubic area has morphed into a scabby, scaly, bumpy unsightly blemish. Help!
Not usually: Sign of infection are usually redness, pain and the area is usually warm to the touch and may be swollen. This is true now matter where the infection. Skin tags rarely get infected but they can be irritated fro clothing or skin rubbing together and itching can be a sign of this. Try to avoid local irritants and if it persists have it removed. This can be done simply in you doctor's office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moles growing heads that look like wart seeds looks like 6 blakheads, but brown, growing iut of a small mole
Hard : Hard to tell without a clinical examination, but i wonder if these are possibly seborrheic keratoses? Read more about seborrheic keratoses and see a picture at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Crab lice is a colloquial term for pubic lice, or the infection of pubic hair by the louse parasite that feeds on human blood. The main symptom is itching. ...Read more