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Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Can peeling an orange, getting juice on hands, cause itching and burning? No redness on skin or visible rash.

Can peeling an orange, getting juice on hands, cause itching and burning?  No redness on skin or visible rash.

Dry skin: Your hands must be dry and small cracks can burn and sting upon contact with acidic juice. Moisturize your hands. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Matt Malkin
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Is there any danger in eating orange peels, not jest but the peel itself?

Is there any danger in eating orange peels, not jest but the peel itself?

Not really: In fact, the peel (zest) contains flavorful oils and is used in many desserts. Make sure to wash well to remove surface pesticides and dirt. I am not aware of any nutritional benefit of the better white pith, beside maybe some fiber. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. John Minoli
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Please help! what is the difference between orange peel skin and cellulite?

Please help! what is the difference between orange peel skin and cellulite?

Celllulite is looser: Orange peal skin (peau d'orange) has a tighter skin pattern than cellulite. Just take a good look at an actual orange and you will see the tight punctate contours. It can suggest an underlying tumor. Cellulite creates dimpled irregularities of skin, but the pattern is a looser. It is created by the confined nature of certain fascial attachments to the undersurface of the skin, but with no tumor. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Marek
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What is the difference between orange peel skin and cellulite?

What is the difference between orange peel skin and cellulite?

Cellulite & Orange: Cellulite generally looks like dimpling of the skin. This is caused by normal bands between the skin and deeper tissues that either shorten, or most commonly, the fat between the skin and deep tissues thicken, causing the dimple. Orange peel skin gets it's appearance from edema or swelling in the skin. The normal skin pores appear larger and deeper. Seen in lymphedema patients sometimes. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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What is it about rosacea that causes my forehead to look like the texture of an orange peel?

What is it about rosacea that causes my forehead to look like the texture of an orange peel?

Rhinophyma: Over active sebaceous glands may produce this appearance. Retinoids may also help decrease their activity as recommended by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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I've read that spraying orange mist from the peel int the eyes is good. Is there any medical truth to this?

I've read that spraying orange mist from the peel int the eyes is good.  Is there any medical truth to this?

Not true: This is a mildly acidic and irritating solution. It will almost certainly not harm the eyes but I cannot see any benefit from this at all. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Can eating an orange peel covered in tooth paste make you get high?

Can eating an orange peel covered in tooth paste make you get high?

Don't think so: Sounds gross to me and i can't think of any reason why this combination would possibly make you high. Besides swallowing to much toothpaste will make you throw up. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Fact or Myth? Most nutritious part of fruit is often the peel, like in oranges and bananas.. (are organic peels harmful or toxic or nutritious?)

Fact or Myth? Most nutritious part of fruit is often the peel, like in oranges and bananas.. (are organic peels harmful or toxic or nutritious?)

Fact: Many fruit peels are rich in vitamins and nutrients, with organic peels the least toxic since they lack dyes, waxes, and harmful pesticides used in improving the color and appearance of commercially processed fruits ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash 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


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