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Potent allergen: Pigweed is a weed, from a plant family with a latin name is amaranthus. The pollen of this plant is very potent to induce allergic disease. People exposed to pigweed develop allergy to pigweed pollen easier than to other weed pollen, similar to ragweed pollen. They suffer from allergic respiratory symptoms, especially during the fall. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, my skin was really nice, but recently my skin has become really rough, and i have got loads of deep lines and marks on my skin, what shall i do?
My boyfriend feels this small maybe quarter size ball inside me. He says it has a rough side to it. He's worried. Should he be?
Exam needed: Are you referring to a "ball" inside the vagina? If so, an examination will be needed to determine if anything unusual is present. Might you have forgotten to remove a tampon? ...Read more
I have a brown rough scaley place on my skin it started out small after 2 years it's the size of a dime could it be skin c?
See below: Round, rough, uniformly brown, scaly/waxy spots on the skin increase with age; they're called seborrheic keratoses & are benign. If your lesion has mixed colors, irregular shape, indistinct margins, bleeds, or is elevated, by all means it should be examined by pcp or dermatologist. If any doubt about lesion, see doc. ...Read more
What could it possibly be for a tan skin prison lesion that is scraped off, turns pink, and is still rough?
Well: skin lesion need a picture or an exam. Consult Healthtap with pictures or primary care doctor or dermatologist in person ...Read more
Lighten and Smooth: The first thing to do would involve exfoliation to get the dead surface skin cells off and to increase epidermal turnover. Tretinoin or retin a at appropriate doses is an excellent way to do this. As the skin is exfoliated and "trained" to turn over rapidly it probably will get lighter on its own. If not a medication called hydroquinone can decrease pigmentation in the skin. ...Read more
More information?: What exactly do you mean by "rough texture"? If you mean that your skin is dry, a good emollient lotion will often control it. If your skin is thick and coarse, it could be anything from a thyroid condition to a metabolic disorder. A dermatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more
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