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Hi I have a disc shaped white patch on my breast and the skin is puckered, could this be breast cancer?
I'm concerned by your description of the area as being
puckered. You need to see a physician to examen your breast. Don't let fear keep you from getting an exam. It may or may not turn out to be anything significant. ...Read more
In general how likely is it that in surgery to remove macular pucker a gas bubble is put in requiring face down head positioning.
Well: This is a question only your ophthalmologic surgeon I doctor can answer. Please contact them for specific advice ...Read more
On my left breast, the nipple is being pulled inwards, the skin around it is puckering, I can feel a hard, large lump under the nipple. Is this bad?
Yes: You need to see your doctor as soon as possible to make sure it's not breast cancer. And if it is, the sooner you get treated, the better chance you have. ...Read more
Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, Saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read more
Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more
Postmortum finding: Skin slippage is the term for the separation of the skin from the underlying tissue in post mortum state this is something that a medical student in gross anatomy or a pathologist doing an autopsy might see. ...Read more
Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, I don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! That is my flat-out answer! ...Read more
Skin Safe in Sun: To protect your skin during sun exposure you will need to apply generous amounts of sunscreen (i recommend min spf 30) and re-apply every 2 hours. Limit sun exposure during high sun (10am-4pm). For detailed safe sun practices: http://www. Melanomaresource. Org/index. Php/site/content/sun_safe_practices/. ...Read more
CREPEY SKIN WHERE?
EYES, LEGS, FACE, TRUNK, HANDS, ARMS?
AGE AND EXPOSURE TO THE SUN ARE A COUPLE OF FACTORS THAT OFTEN CAUSE THIS CONDITION.
WHY? BECAUSE WE LOSE COLLAGEN AND THICKNESS OF THE UPPER LAYERS OF THE SKIN.
OCCURS MORE OFTEN IN WHITE WOMEN.
BLACK PEOPLE HAVE MORE PROTECTIVE MELANIN CELLS IN THEIR SKIN AND THAT IS WHY THEIR SKIN DOES NOT AGE AS FAST ...Read more
Cream: Use a mild skin cleanser. There are many. Dove, aveeno, (oatmeal) many others. Avoid caustic soaps such as ivory (ph 10!), or antibacterial soaps. Within 3-5 minutes ofter washing rub in one of the newer creams. Cerave, aveeno, (oatmeal) eucerin products are excellent. Wear warm gloves outside in cold weather. ...Read more
Tell us about it.: We would need to more information about your headache to help you determine a cause and treatment. Migraine? Sinus? Tension? Cluster? There are several types of headache, and they have different treatments and garner different levels of concern. How about a consult with one of us? We'd be happy to try to help. ...Read more