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I had psoriasis on my abdomen but now it's cleared but I have pigmentation/spots. It's probably post-inflammatory pigmentation? Can I get a body lift?

I had psoriasis on my abdomen but now it's cleared but I have pigmentation/spots. It's probably post-inflammatory pigmentation? Can I get a body lift?

Yes, but: Psoriasis can flare in surgical wounds. This is called koebner isomorphic response or reaction. The topical steroids often used to treat psoriasis can delay wound healing and result in a scar more susceptible to rupture. ...Read more

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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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My scalp has red patches all over. No itch. Nothing is working! Derm nurse. Doesn't look like psoriasis. Steroids and shampoos same spots in belly?

My scalp has red patches all over. No itch. Nothing is working! Derm nurse. Doesn't look like psoriasis. Steroids and shampoos same spots in belly?

Rashes: Chronic rashes are very frustrating. If this has been going on awhile and your treatments aren't helping much, it may be time to have a biopsy to see directly where the problem is. Most dermatologists would not hesitate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Elderly mom has sunburn like rash all over except face. She looks like she has been on beach for a week. With psoriasis type scales on arms belly. Sev?

Elderly mom has sunburn like rash all over except face. She looks like she has been on beach for a week. With psoriasis type scales on arms belly. Sev?

She needs to be seen: By a dermatologist. In addition to psoriasis, the generalized rash could be due to many causes- underlying medical condition, allergic reaction to meds/ foods, autoimmune condition, toxic epidermal necrolysis etc let the specialist make an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment! Hope she gets better! ...Read more

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My brother has developed red oval flaky -itchy patches on his arm, leg, back, abdomen, scalp, ear and eye lash, genitals. Can this be psoriasis?

My brother has developed red oval flaky -itchy patches on his arm, leg, back, abdomen, scalp, ear and eye lash, genitals. Can this be psoriasis?

Yes: By your description it does sound like Guttate Psoriasis. The flakes tend to be more greasy rather than dry. Itching however is not a prominent feature. Another possibility is Seborrheic Dermatitis He should see his doctor for a more definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Will guttate psoriasis make you vomit or have other stomach symptoms?

Will guttate psoriasis make you vomit or have other stomach symptoms?

Guttate psoriasis: Generally psoriasis is not associated with gut problems but other skin diseases such as dematitis herpetiformis is. ...Read more

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I have fluid filled blisters on my bikini line and a mild psoriasis like rash on my thighs and stomach. What could this be?

I have fluid filled blisters on my bikini line and a mild psoriasis like rash on my thighs and stomach. What could this be?

You may have two...: I suspect you have two infections present: along the bikini line is likely a folliculitis (do you shave there?); the second is likely the rash of a yeast (fungal) skin infection.

over the counter you can use neosporin for the 1st and miconazole cream for the 2nd. Both are twice daily ...Read more

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Can selsun blue be used to get rid of psoriasis on arms, stomach, chest and back?

Can selsun blue be used to get rid of psoriasis on arms, stomach, chest and back?

No: You need to treat the underlying inflammatory process responsible for psoriasis before it will improve. A dandruff shampoo is worthless for this problem. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button itch?

Why does my belly button itch?

Contact dermatitis: The most common cause I see for itching in that area is allergy to a metal, usually nickel. Most people wear a metal belt buckle, or have a metal snap and/or zipper on their pants, and if you're allergic to the metal in that buckle or snap, it will cause itching. Another possibility is that you may have gotten an irritating substance of some sort trapped inside your belly button. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button hurt?

Why does my belly button hurt?

Perhaps infection: Try cleaning it with 1/2water/1/2 hydrogen peroxide and put topcial antibiotic ointment in it with cotton tip applicator. If not better see dermatologist ...Read more

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How to reduce belly button fat?

How to reduce belly button fat?

Hernia?: If you have a lump or bulge at the umbilicus, you may have an umbilical hernia. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button hurt so badly?

Why does my belly button hurt so badly?

I don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Severe pains just below my belly button why?

Severe pains just below my belly button why?

Go to ER: There are a number of causes and if the pain is severe do not wait go to er, some causes can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Is there any actual use for the belly button?

Is there any actual use for the belly button?

No.: Not after you are born. Prior to that time it was the tether that provided all your substance. Funny - it goes from being one of the most important things in your life to being nearly useless. ...Read more

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Why do I have a belly button that sticks out?

Here's a article 4 u: Http://twentytwowords. Com/heres-the-real-reason-you-have-an-innie-or-an-outie-belly-button/

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What does it mean if your belly button bleeds?

Bleeding Navel.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequent scenario is when someone sticks their finger in their umbilicus to search for “lint” and they scratch or abrade the skin. ...Read more

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My belly button hurts when pressed. What is it.?

My belly button hurts when pressed. What is it.?

Belly Buttonitis: Well, if you've turned blue and it squeaks when you press it, you've turned into a Smurf doll. Otherwise, it could be a small smoldering infection, something stuck in there or maybe a small hernia in that area. Take a close look for redness, swelling, or stuff in there. Then there's the remote possibility you've been probed by aliens. Just be thankful it was your belly button... ...Read more

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Why does my belly button hurt and keep pussing?

Umphylitis: Chronic infection and/or inflammation of the umbilicus is most likely present. Try warm compresses, pat dry gently and apply an antibacterial, antifungal cream to see if it resolves. Your pharmacist can recommend the cream or ointment. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have an "outty" belly button?

What does it mean if you have an "outty" belly button?

An outty? Seek help: Good morning

this usually represents an abdominal wall hernia or an umbilical hernia. If this is not hurting there is no real urgency to getting this repaired.

But, a short visit at your health care providers office can confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain underneath my belly button?

Evaluation: Hi, first step is to make a diagnosis and that cannot be done without history and examination, so I suggest that u see a provider for further assessment. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: belly button?

Belly button: The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once the cord falls off. ...Read more

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I'm getting pain above my belly button what could it be?

I'm getting pain above my belly button what could it be?

What kind of pain?: Longstanding, episodic, unchanging discomfort? Is it meal-related, position-related, altered by stooling or gas passage, does it radiate elsewhere, is it associated with fever, weight loss, tenderness, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, blood in stool? Anticipate your doctor will be seeking this information when you present for appropriate evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What could this weird feeling on the right of my belly button be?

Bowel issues: How long this has been, is it associated with bowel habits, nausea? Any injury, strain?
The appendix is right and little below belly
botton, any bowels issues?
Hard to assess what 'weird'in medicine.
If this is long-standing seek help. ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more