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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!! ?

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

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Stretch marks?: If these are spontaneous or developed around puberty they may be stretch marks. Unfortunately there is not much you can do to improve these. I would discuss the nature of the lesions with your dermatologist or primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can hidradenitis suppurativa leave white scars like white indentations on skin on vagina?

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

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I have a scar on my head

I have a scar on my head

From injury?: Scars generally heal on their own, based on hte type of injury which caused these. If there is redness or any discharge, pl get it checked for an active infection, which may need antibiotic prescription. Feel good! ...Read more

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Can nioxin be used for skin scars?

Can nioxin be used for skin scars?

No: For treating scars there are over the counter topical silicon gel preparations that can be effective. ...Read more

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How can you reduce a scar on your head?

How can you reduce a scar on your head?

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

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How can one lighten up dark scars on skin?

How can one lighten up dark scars on skin?

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 more

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What is a good way to have scar free skin?

What is a good way to have scar free skin?

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

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How to lighten up the dark scars on my skin?

How to lighten up the dark scars on my skin?

Scar Treatments: Depending on how old they are you may benefit from bleaching creams, steroid injections, silicone gel, lasers or additional surgery. Consult with a physician who specializes in scarring to discuss the best options for you. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure dark 'scars' on skin?

What's a good way to cure dark 'scars' on skin?

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

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I got scar now skin is going damage is lasertreatment is good?

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

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Why does my skin scar much more easily than it used to? Is it age related?

Why does my skin scar much more easily than it used to? Is it age related?

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

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I am a brown skin person I have scars caused by mosquito how can I remove them naturally?

I am a brown skin person I have scars caused by mosquito how can I remove them naturally?

Time: If by "scars "you mean pigmented areas , they will usually lighten in time[perhaps 2 years]. Faster resolution may be achieved using a "bleaching " routine prescribed by your plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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For the past right years, I have been picking at my skin to the point of scars. What do I do?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more