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Can using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches cause cancer?

Can using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches cause cancer?

No canceer: nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches are used to wean off nicotine. This has nothing to do with the nicotine in cigarrete smoking when the fumes from smoking can induce malignant transformation secondary to carcinogens in the tobacco which when burnt and inhaled can cause problems. ...Read more

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White patches of skin with itching?

White patches of skin with itching?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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White patches and dark spots on face?

White patches and dark spots on face?

Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned about any ongoing skin spots. ...Read more

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After treat baby ezema white patches what treatment for white patches?

After treat baby ezema white patches what treatment for white patches?

Moisturizer: Eczema is a chronic sensitive dry skin condition. It may come and go for several years. Using a good moisturizer (something without perfumes) frequently can help. When the dry skin flakes off, the skin underneath may not have as much pigment and may appear whiter. Using a good sunscreen (to protect the skin) and moisturizer will gradually improve the skin tone. ...Read more

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Red rash with white bumps above lip?

Red rash with white bumps above lip?

Many possibilities: Many possibilities include eczema or atopic dermatitis, seborrheic derm, perioral derm, contact derm, rosacea, acne, candida or fungal infection, impetigo or bacterial infection. See a dermatologist or primary doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Are raw white cup mushrooms carcinogenic?

Are raw white cup mushrooms carcinogenic?

Not realistically: There is a hydrazine derivative in some mushrooms called agaritine that binds to DNA and in ridiculously high doses produces cancer in a few animal models. I know no bioscientist who avoids mushrooms. Such chemicals are ubiquitous and unavoidable. Orange juice and pepper contain similar stuff and so does your own feces. Enjoy life without troubling yourself over minuscule risks. ...Read more

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Does sun exposure help heal white patches left from eczema?

Does sun exposure help heal white patches left from eczema?

It can: It sounds like you have postinflammatory hypopigmentation. If this is truly the case and there hasn't been much scarring in the area, reasonable sun exposure can help repigment the area. ...Read more

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Ate fish.. Has lumpy red swollen spot all over eyes. Allergic? Help! Itchy too.

Ate fish.. Has lumpy red swollen spot all over eyes. Allergic? Help! Itchy too.

Fish allergy : Possible fish allergy. Itching and swelling after eating can be signs of allergy. It is also grass pollen season; if you were outdoors, you could have reacted to that . If the reaction is stable you might want to try OTC antihistamine . Examples: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) , Zyrtec, Allegra. These three are more potent than Claritin. If you have chest tightness, hoarseness, or faintness, you need emergency care !! ...Read more

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Dry tongue white patches and raised bumps on back of tongue is it hiv?

Dry tongue white patches  and raised bumps on back of tongue is it hiv?

HIV: This is not indicative of HIV but needs to be checked by a physician. It may be simple thrush but please get it checked ...Read more

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Spots on daughters legs it isnt chicken pox they arent blister more like red spots slightly raised

Spots on daughters legs it isnt chicken pox they arent blister more like red spots slightly raised

Insect bite?: What you are describing sound like an allergic reaction to a form of exposure = common candidates are bites from insects, plant that has toxins like poison ivy. You might need to question her more closely where she had been playing and have the rash seen by her doc to see if it needs treatment. ...Read more

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I started getting pale white patches in my cheeks(my skin colour brownish) and looks like it is spreading slowly.patches are not contrasting white ?

I started getting pale white patches in my cheeks(my skin colour brownish) and looks like it is spreading slowly.patches are not contrasting white ?

? vitiligo: White discoloration results from a malfunction of your skin's normal pigment, melanin. For exampe, vitiligo results when melanocytes are destroyed spreading from spots to, often, bigger patches. It is more common in more darkly complected individuals. It is treated with cosmetics, re-pigmentation using UV light therapy, steroid creams. See a Dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Large, pink, scaly patch followed by small red scaly patches all over thighs, arms, and body that itch pretty bad. Help!

Large, pink, scaly patch followed by small red scaly patches all over thighs, arms, and body that itch pretty bad. Help!

Herald patch: The large pink patch is known as a herald patch. It is present in a fungal condition known as pityriasis rosea. The rash may last 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Is the white patches after peeled sunburn permanent?

Is the white patches after peeled sunburn permanent?

Typically no: When sunburns peel, the underlying skin has not had much uv exposure so it is usually much more pale than surface sun exposed skin. It is important to use metallic based sunscreens including zinc and titanium to block uva and uvb rays so that safe re pigmentation will occur. Pale skin is at higher risk for recurrent burns which is the primary cause for skin cancers. Avoid those burns. ...Read more

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Can canned salmon have vitamin d in it?

Can canned salmon have vitamin d in it?

Yes!: The amounts are modest: 130 iu per serving. I recommend 2000 iu per day. A regular vitamin for daily use contains only 400 iu, as does one quart of milk. ...Read more