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Breakout every 4-7 weeks in lesions, abrasions, leaves scars and purple bruises. Entire body. Minor burn/ itching and spots darkening in skin. Ideas?

Breakout every 4-7 weeks in lesions, abrasions, leaves scars and  purple bruises. Entire body. Minor burn/ itching and spots darkening in skin. Ideas?

Skin is being weird: I would get to a doctor with this right away. Especially with it leaving scars, you want to get to the bottom of what's going on, even if it's something as simple as acne. Other things that come to mind include staph infections, drug allergies, or other less common systemic skin allergies. ...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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Circle cut near hair follicles high on my forehead scrapes skin , didn't heal normal now its a raised dark pigmented dry thick bump/scar derm apt 2mor?

Circle cut near hair follicles high on my forehead scrapes skin , didn't heal normal now its a raised dark pigmented dry thick bump/scar derm apt 2mor?

Exam needed: Hard to know without exam. How long ago was the injury? Sounds like you have a derm appointment. The derm will tell you if anything needs to be done now. Normally, one would wait up to one year to decide if scar modification is needed. Consider seeing a board certified facial plastic surgeon ...Read more

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Flaky brown skin in my cheeks ...possible causes? (I have seborrheic dermatitis, but flaky skin is normally white) Harm or affect facial hair grow?

Flaky brown skin in my cheeks ...possible causes? (I have seborrheic dermatitis, but flaky skin is normally white) Harm or affect facial hair grow?

Flaky brown skin: May be eczema ( especially since you have seborrheic dermatitis) or fungal. Consider miosturizing with coconut oil , or may need prescription treatment with lotrisone antifungal/ steroid.. Short term should not have effects but if scarring may have effects f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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2 small skin blotches on left Breast under nipple. Slightly darker pigment than skin. Flat, not itchy or raised or anything. 32 years old. concern??

Skin blotches: Diagnosing skin lesions over the computer is basically impossible. At 32 yo it is probably a benign rash or treatable topical dermatological condition, however, you can never be too safe, so see the Doctor for an evaluation and proper diagnosis so the best treatment can occur. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?

Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?

Sorry...: But is sounds like you have narrowed down your options about as much as anyone can without actually seeing the lesions that you are referring to. Instead of narrowing it down, I could add other possibilities but that would be fruitless. If you are interested in an actual answer you will need to see a physician (primary care or dermatologist). Take care. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 10 months ago. Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

Unprotected sex 10 months ago.  Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

HIV: Sounds like you're having some pretty common health annoyances & are worried they're due to HIV. First, the chance of of getting HIV from 1 encounter is very low (1 in 1250 exposures for vaginal penetration). The oral HIV tests are pretty accurate (about 92%) but to be extra sure and give you peace of mind, call your gyn or PCP to get a blood test. It's quick and confidential. Good luck! ...Read more

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Itchy arm skin that turned into a rash after intense scratching. Stopped scratching but rash is now dry, hardened, peeling and spreading over 2 months?

Itchy arm skin that turned into a rash after intense scratching. Stopped scratching but rash is now dry, hardened, peeling and spreading over 2 months?

See a doctor: Many different causes of itching rash including eczema, allergic reaction, contact dermatitis, psoriasis. Best to see your doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Temporary relief from oral antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra and topical cortisone creams. ...Read more

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Hands started itching 1 week ago. No visible rash. Some skin-colored thickened skin on fingers, peeling. No change in hydration, products, foods.

Hands started itching 1 week ago.  No visible rash.  Some skin-colored thickened skin on fingers, peeling.  No change in hydration, products, foods.

Possible eczema: Sounds like eczema-Contact Dermatits. However, there is usually a rash in this situation. Are you using any new soap or hand lotion? You can try 1% Hydrocortisone Cream over the counter. ...Read more

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Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. any ideas??

Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. any ideas??

Yes: You have a mycoplasmal chest infection and erythema multiforme until proved otherwise. It's not a perfect fit for what you describe, but this is common and seriously enough that you need to be seen by a specialist, hopefully in derm. ...Read more

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For years I've had red, itchy bumps on my skin appear at random. Aveeno (oatmeal) Eczema cream seems to work - eczema or bumps caused by chronic dehydration?

For years I've had red, itchy bumps on my skin appear at random. Aveeno (oatmeal) Eczema cream seems to work - eczema or bumps caused by chronic dehydration?

Here are some...: Your described skin changes most times come with no identifiable cause, but personal "dry" skin - rare at 20 - may worsen the itching. So, continue same care and see. As to water consumption, please peruse articles in http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. For how to follow other health-related issues, follow instruction described in http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. ...Read more

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Yellow constant flakes on chin, peeling lips. What is this? Been dx'ed with perioral dermatitisd (1), seb derm (2), and eczema (1).

Yellow constant flakes on chin, peeling lips. What is this? Been dx'ed with perioral dermatitisd (1), seb derm (2), and eczema (1).

Contact dermatitis: A dermatitis confined only to the chin and lips suggests possible contact dermatitis. Perioral dermatitis has red papules and eczema and seborrheic dermatitis should have dermatitis in other areas consistent with the diagnosis. I suggest another opinion by a dermatologist if this persists. ...Read more

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For days my skin glows, lips are red, face looks healthy. Then skin becomes dull, lips darker and face looks emaciated for a few days. Cycle repeats.

For days my skin glows, lips are red, face looks healthy. Then skin becomes dull, lips darker and face looks emaciated for a few days. Cycle repeats.

Dermatologist: You need an objective eye to see what you are describing to work on a treatment for your skin and body. Nutrition is a big part of good skin, but science, specifically dermatology, can work wonders with what your DNA has given you for life. Genetics is what we're born with, but if this is not a systemic illness, a dermatologist could help. I suggest you see a GP when your skin is dull, to start ...Read more

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My son 9 months old has very sensitive skin. Every mosquito bites seems to have visible red swollen marks. After few days, blisters shows.

My son 9 months old has very sensitive skin. Every mosquito bites seems to have visible red swollen marks. After few days, blisters shows.

Common: The best answer is to protect your baby from the mosquitos. If they come into your home, consider mosquito netting. Protective clothing, as well as bug repellents may also be helpful, although we don't ususually like to use the repellents in young children-if malaria or other mosquito borne illnesses are of concern where you live, talk with his doctor. ...Read more

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Pink anus skin , itch gone now by 6 days, rectal little laceration, duue to fungus , eccema, psoriasis , or diper rash?

Pink anus skin , itch gone now by 6 days, rectal little laceration, duue to fungus , eccema, psoriasis , or diper rash?

Could have been a: Little fissure or cut from a big poop passing through or from an inflamed hemorrhoid from constipation. Keep using your cream till it heals up. Glad it feels better!'. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: peeling skin?

What is the definition or description of: peeling skin?

Skin cells peel: 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 seen in sun burn. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs cause peeling skin?

I agree that it : May be possible after severe allergic blistering reaction. (but certainly is not classic) bed bug bites may cause no sx's or signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show as fast as an hour or it may not show for several days after being bitten. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions which are clear in center. In cases of >>. ...Read more

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How to treat peeling skin on my face?

How to treat peeling skin on my face?

Peeling skin: Unless very superficial would allow it to exfoliate on it's own. Sometimes when pulling skin off of face - thick layers of tissue may be pulled off - such as when you have sunburn. ...Read more

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How do I stop peeling skin on fingers?

How do I stop peeling skin on fingers?

Avoid irritants: Water and chemicals biggest offenders, use soapless cleanser(ie purell) rather than soap and water and a good hand cream, esp after water exposure. ...Read more

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What to do about peeling skin from burn?

What to do about peeling skin from burn?

Let it peel : On its own time. Do not try to peel it off too soon. Peeling often happens as a result of a 1st degree burn, like a sunburn. If during burn recovery, damaged skin is peeled too soon, the dermal layer below may be damaged as well. Generally speaking, the skin should peel on its own under nothing more than the pressure of a normal shower. Gentle soap and water applicaiton works best. ...Read more

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Should I moisturize my baby’s peeling skin?

Should I moisturize my baby’s peeling skin?

Yes: If you are talking about the normal peeling of new infant skin in the first month, sure it is fine to do a moisturizer, as long as it is unscented, and preferably a creme rather than a lotion. I recommend eucerin, or even an olive oil based unscented moisturizing creme when baby gets out of the bath, if you are interested to avoid petroleum based products on baby's skin. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of peeling skin from the sun quickly?

Moisturizer: Keep skin moisturized, but really there is not much you can do beyond that to help process. ...Read more

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I have peeling skin after allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

I have peeling skin after allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Maybe: If you have seen a doctor for your allergic reaction just let her know that is occurring. If you have not seen a physician you may have had an infection and you need to be seen. Many septic preblems end with peeling skin. ...Read more

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What is it when you have horrible dry peeling skin on your uppee thigh close up to the v area?

What is it when you have horrible dry peeling skin on your uppee thigh close up to the v area?

See a dermatologist: You need to have this looked at by a specialist and have it diagnosed accurately. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 3 year olds hair won't grow, full ponytails come out, and her sca;p looks white with peeling skin help please?

My 3 year olds hair won't grow, full ponytails come out, and her sca;p looks white with peeling skin help please?

See your doctor: There are many causes of hair loss in children, including a fungus infection (called tinea capitis), and some autoimmune and inflammatory causes. Your doctor or a dermatologist can make the diagnosis and treat your child. ...Read more

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What causes rough, dry, thick, peeling skin on the heels? Best ways to treat/prevent and make the skin soft again?

See below: You may apply an emollient like Vaseline at night to soften the thick skin. Scrape of the layers with a heel scrapper/scrubber available at drug stores, in the morning. You will need to do this on an ongoing basis. For additional treatment you may consult this site: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/495745 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What to do if I have peeling skin on my penis?

Here are some ...: Skin peeling usually indicates a skin disorder of chronic nature. Without a direct look at it, it's hard to come up an accurate Dx. So, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, & progress of the concerns over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, and possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx / care. Best wish ... ...Read more

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My baby has peeling skin on her toes. Is this ok?

My baby has peeling skin on her toes. Is this ok?

Probably: Very young babies (under 1 month) peel frequently and this is very normal. Older babies may peel as a result of dry skin. However there are some skin conditions snd infections that may cause this so pls mention to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have these peeling skin on the head of my penis. What would it be?

Here are some ...: Without a look at what you described, it's hard to offer a decent advice although chronic inflammation, i.e., balanoposthitis, related with long tight foreskin, or psoriasis would first come to mind. Clinically, you may try applying topical antifungal + steroid cream lightly 1-2 daily after gentle cleansing for 4-5 days and see. if not improved as wished, see urologist for confirmation, Rx, & ... ...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