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Scar Like Mark On Skin
I have a small hard lump on my penis, it feels like a little hard piece of skin but has a scar like look to it with black hole in the centre of it!! ?
Here are some...: Without a direct look & palpation, it is hard to tell what it may. But what your described suggests it could be a black-headed sebaceous gland/cyst, which is harmless except mentally annoying or at times becoming infected. To assure what it may be, seek evaluation and counseling by following suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more
I have about 3 pea sized areas on my skin on shoulder/armpit that have appeared recently that look rash/scar-like and are itchy. What is it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a freckle on the inside of my right thigh near my vagina and it seems to have "smeared". I also have what looks like minor bruising by it and waxy scar like skin around the area. ?
Dermatology consult: Please get seen by a board certified dermatologist. Never ignore an unexplained skin lesion. ...Read more
I have a long vertical scar like mark starting at the base of my scrotum running approximately two inches down my thigh. The mark ranges in color from slightly darker than skin tone to purple. The marks do not itch but can be painful at times. I have?
My skin has this weird look, around my waist there is series of lines that look like a scar, which is not a scar actually?
I have scars in my head since I was very little and I've been really curious if my scar can be fixed and be able to grow some hair like normal. Can so?
Depends: on the size and location. See a plastic surgeon for evaluation ...Read more
Scarring: Any form of chronic inflammation of the skin can result in scarring. Technically, the vagina refers only to the tube leading from your genitals to your cervix, and if you are referring to the skin of your pubic areas or the areas around the genital lips then the answer is yes, this can happen. Hope this clears things up. Best. ...Read more
Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more
Avoid sun & bleach: Avoiding sun exposure and inflammation as well as the use of peeling/bleaching agents commonly containing a combination of steroids, retinoids, and hydroquinone are the most commonly utilized treatments. On o casino chemical peels, resurfacing, laser treatments, ipl and fractionated therapy may be also used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more
Hydroquinone: One of the most effective treatments for "skin stains", or darkening of the skin after acne, is hydroquinone. It is available without a prescription in 2% strength and should be applied twice daily to the dark spots only, not the surrounding normal skin. Some formulations contain glycolic acid, which help as well. It often takes 6 or more weeks to see any improvement. ...Read more
Lasers: Lasers can help resurface some scars. In addition, scars can be treated with fading creams or injections occasionally. Consult a dermatologist to see what options are right for you. ...Read more
Yes: Skin looses elasticity with age and becomes more fragile. It is easier to damage and heals mor slowly with more obvious scars not only that but existing slats can become more noticeable with age. ...Read more
Please stop picking!: If picking at your skin is a nervous habit, give your hands something else to do. I like the squeezable stress balls you can purchase at the dollar store. To lighten the marks that are left from your picking, you can use hydroquinone products (over the counter or prescription). ...Read more
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