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Dr. Austina Cho
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Oozing Crusting Skin Lesions (Overview)

Oozing crusting skin lesions are the result of inflammation or infection of the skin.


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My baby has oozing, crusting skin lesions. Should I cover them or leave them open?

My baby has oozing, crusting skin lesions. Should I cover them or leave them open?

Oozing skin lesions: You should have the baby seen asap by a clinician to examine the lesions. Honey crusting is associated with a staph infection until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Oozing Crusting Skin Lesions (Overview)

Oozing crusting skin lesions are the result of inflammation or infection of the skin.


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My baby has oozing, crusting skin lesions. Should I cover them or leave them open?

Oozing skin lesions: You should have the baby seen asap by a clinician to examine the lesions. Honey crusting is associated with a staph infection until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Can precancerous skin lesions be scratched off?

Can precancerous skin lesions be scratched off?

Skin lesions: Any questionable skin lesions should be seen in person by a specialist. If a lesion has been diagnosed as
pre-cancerous I would not recommend scraping it off. Having an initial biopsy performed is essential. A likely follow-up of the complete lesion with clean margins would then need to be performed. It's important to always protect your skin and avoiding prolonged direct sun exposure. Be safe! ...Read more

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What could cause purple-brown skin lesions?

What could cause purple-brown skin lesions?

Have it evaluated.: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's a good cream for small red skin lesions?

What's a good cream for small red skin lesions?

Can't make a: Recommendation without knowing what the skin lesions are. Recommend annual head to toe dermatologic assesment of skin. It could be evaluated at your annual check up. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: raised red skin lesions?

What is the definition or description of: raised red skin lesions?

Possibly bug bites: There are many causes of red "spots" which when touched are not flat on the skin but instead are elevated off the skin. They can be red from scratching or from being bitten by a bug or be a blister from a burn. Some raised lesions have fluid in them such as a blister. When the spot or leasionis red it is usually inflamed. Whelps from an allergic reaction can also be red and raised lesions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have neuropathy from shingles without skin lesions?

Is it possible to have neuropathy from shingles without skin lesions?

Shingles issues: Yes although unlikely. Generally shingles manifests itself with the rash and then you develop the post herpetic neuralgia but sometimes the rash is very minor and unless you suspect that its shingles may be confused with poison ivy or other types of benign skin irritations. ...Read more

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I am getting too many pre-cancer skin lesions on my body living in Florida. I am healthy and wear SPF 30 as a sunscreen. Should I move out-of-state?

Sun damage: It is not FL it is the sun.

1. Wear long sleeve shirts
2. Stay out of sun.
3. All states can get too much sun for some.

If you have been a sun worshiper most of your life they will keep coming now even if out of sun. ...Read more

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Eczema outbreaks ranges from dry/weepy bumps, skin lesions, flakes/dry scales (in one outbreak). Does this mean I have more than one kind of eczema?

Eczema outbreaks ranges from dry/weepy bumps, skin lesions, flakes/dry scales (in one outbreak). Does this mean I have more than one kind of eczema?

Not necessarily: These are common manifestations of eczema. The key to recovery is that you treat the cause. That eliminates most of the need for symptomatic medicines like steroid creams etc. To learn more about treating the cause please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Mostly eczema is environmental like inhalants such as dust molds pollens and hidden food allergy. there is no need for you to suffer ...Read more

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55y/o dad, h/o controlled t-2 dm switched to insulin from glime/meformin 8 months back bcoz of LP skin lesions. But new lesions never stopped coming!?

55y/o dad, h/o controlled t-2 dm switched to insulin from glime/meformin 8 months back bcoz of LP skin lesions. But new lesions never stopped coming!?

Probably not related: If he has been off the metformin and Glimepiride for 8 months and is still getting lesions then it is not due to those drugs. Metformin is an extremely useful drug for diabetes, and the only one shown to reduce heart attack. I'd suggest he talk to his md about going back on that. I am not an expert on the other causes of lichen planus; a dermatologist should be able to help. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Skin Lesions (Definition)

Skin lesions is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more