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Possible that I might get skin cancer on my arms and legs if already on my face?

Possible that I might get skin cancer on my arms and legs if already on my face?

Yes: If ou have fair skin and significant sun exposure you should have whole body screening including arms, legs, trunk, feet and scalp. Typically basl cell carcinomas are the most common, but if you have one or more kin cancers on your face you should have check up a minimum of once a year. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I have a itchy rash for 3wks that i got from a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back, and arms. Please help.

I have a itchy rash for 3wks that i got from a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back, and arms. Please help.

Use steroid cream: It seems you have an acute case of contact dermatitis and may need to see your doctor asap as it is spreading meanwhile take over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to control the itching and use 1%hydrocortisone cream locally till you see your doctor you may need stronger steroid cream and/or oral or injecteble steroids. ...Read more

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At 70 is it still possible that I might get skin cancer on my arms and legs and belly exposed by bikini?

At 70 is it still possible that I might get skin cancer on my arms and legs and belly exposed by bikini?

Cumulative damage: Skin cancers are caused by cumulative damage to the skin. Generally the more sun you had in the past, the higher the chance of skin cancer. If you spent a lot of time in the sun in a bikini, then those areas which were exposed to the sun will be at risk for skin cancer. If you suspect a skin cancer, get it checked out. The sooner the treatment, the better the chance of cure. ...Read more

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What could I put on red spots on my face where my pimples used to be? Will anything even out my skin and make those dissappear?

What could I put on red spots on my face where my pimples used to be? Will anything even out my skin and make those dissappear?

Its not easy: Sometimes laser treatments can be helpful. Somtimes taking off layers of the skin everywhere (dermabrasion) can also be helfpul cannot say in your particular case, ...Read more

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Hi, i have get a red rash on the back of my hands, on my arms, face, back and legs when I exercise or blush, i also get white bumps on the areas too. ?

Hi, i have get a red rash on the back of my hands, on my arms, face, back and legs when I exercise or blush, i also get white bumps on the areas too. ?

Rash: Can be infection inflammation or even herpes skin rashes.Need a Visual to diagnose Healthtap visit with pictures or doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have acne and itching on my face and my skin is also dry and the acne are leaving scars on my face I am worried that my face will get worse help me?

I have acne and itching on my face and my skin is also dry and the acne are leaving scars on my face I am worried that my face will get worse help me?

Treat it, now: This is 2014, you are a grown man, you're getting scarring, and you need to get effective treatment. Start topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated now and phone your physician for an appointment. No home remedy will help. Acne is unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle. In an adult, it's a sign of poor self-care and can make you fail a job interview. You need to manage it until it self-cures. ...Read more

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I have these pimple like bumps that started on my butt and spread down my legs and are now appearing on my neck face and arms they itch and are sore and if iscratch the form scabs but never really heal it has now spread to my arms face and neck and leaves

I have these pimple like bumps that started on my butt and spread down my legs and are now appearing on my neck face and arms they itch and are sore and if iscratch the form scabs but never really heal it has now spread to my arms face and neck and leaves

See a dermatologist: To make an accurate diagnosis you should see a skin doctor, but this sounds like an allergic reaction, either to something you are taking by mouth, or a contact dermatitis. If you have recently changed your shampoo, lotions, perfume, other, bring this info along with your visit to dermatologist. Hope the itching stops. ...Read more

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I have skin rash which are very itchy on my lower legs and it is spreading up to my thighs. what treatment should I do?

I have skin rash which are very itchy on my lower legs and it is spreading up to my thighs. what treatment should I do?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have gotten into posion ivy. I have places on my arms both legs and now i believe it is on my neck. When should I go to the dr?

I have gotten into posion ivy. I have places on my arms both legs and now i believe it is on my neck. When should I go to the dr?

You decide: If topical cortisol and anti-ithcing meds do not make you comfortable enough to sleep and go about doing the things you want to, get with your physician. Any severe reddening of a lesion or marked pain to suggest infection should prompt a visit. ...Read more

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I was burnt on my chest and had to get a skin-graph on my leg. Are there any creams that will heal my scars?

Scar treatment gels: There are several scar treatment otc medications now available. But verify with the surgeon that your graft wound has healed enough and is ready for the scar treatments.The surgeon may even suggest or prescribe it for youat your follow up visit ...Read more

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I have small white itchy bumps on my arms shoulders and neck what could it be? They've been there about 3 days and aren't getting any better. I used to cut, and they seem to be worse around the scars on my arm

I have small white itchy bumps on my arms shoulders and neck what could it be? They've been there about 3 days and aren't getting any better. I used to cut, and they seem to be worse around the scars on my arm

Need more info: Hi, Most itchy bumps are red in color. Are they spreading? Are there red streaks or any swelling? Do the bumps look like they have fluid inside or not? Clarify for us and the answers will come. ...Read more

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Have this weird looking mole on my face and my legs. Might they be cancerous?

Have this weird looking mole on my face and my legs. Might they be cancerous?

Hard to tell: It is hard to answer your question without an examination. It is concerning when moles change - change in size, color, become irregularly shaped, itch, bleed. Most moles are relatively easy to remove and test. Please see your primary doctor or a surgeon to see if this needs to be removed and tested. ...Read more

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I have pea-sized, extremely itchy bumps that started on the soles of my feet a couple of days ago, and seem to be spreading to my calves. On my feet they seem to be grouped up, but not on my legs. My skin is dry but lotion doesn't seem to help.

I have pea-sized, extremely itchy bumps that started on the soles of my feet a couple of days ago, and seem to be spreading to my calves. On my feet they seem to be grouped up, but not on my legs. My skin is dry but lotion doesn't seem to help.

Fungus vs contact: You may have a contact allergy or spreading of the athlete's foot fungus. It is hard to tell for sure based on your description. May try 1% hydrocortisone cream for a few days to see if this helps. If it is from a contact allergy, avoidance of the allergen is the only way to stop it. See your doctor if the problem continues. ...Read more

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What to do if I have this rash on my feet, legs, elbows, fingers, arms, and face. This has i've been on, and now, these itchy blister like things show up?

What to do if I have this rash on my feet, legs, elbows, fingers, arms, and face. This has i've been on, and now, these itchy blister like things show up?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bumpy dry skin patch on my face that wont go away. It started on one side of my face then spread to other parts. It started in january. Help!

I have a bumpy dry skin patch on my face that wont go away. It started on one side of my face then spread to other parts. It started in january. Help!

Bumpy dry skin patch: Please see you primary provider or dermatologist so that they can evaluate you, MAP the areas of involvement and recommend the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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