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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
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
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
See your doctor: You'll have to be personally evaluated by your doctor for this. ...Read more
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
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
Developed itchy, red patches on eyes. Switched to paleo diet. Eyes healed. Now have red, scaly patches at corner of mouth. ?
Hyperpigmented dry itchy eczema patch on lower leg. Round in shape. Please help. Tomatoes juice ,neem leaves application ?
Eczema: Probably need a steroid creamGet a more detailed answer ›
White patches inside mouth, red rash-like in mouth too, tingling tongue with white cottage cheese-like at back. Can thrush/candida be beat forever?
See doctor: You need to see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
Large, pink, scaly patch followed by small red scaly patches all over thighs, arms, and body that itch pretty bad. Help!
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
Will Vitamin A & E supplements (or cod liver oil) help keratosis pilaris? The bumps are barely raised but they cause hundreds of tiny dark spots!
Won't help: I have a couple of physician acquaintances who have this. Nothing works, and they simply don't let it bother them. ...Read more
Not usually: Try applying in a different area.Get a more detailed answer ›