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What causes cysts under the skin on persons' face?

What causes cysts under the skin on persons' face?

Epidermoid cysts: The surface of your skin (epidermis) is made up of an extremely thin, protective layer of cells that your body continuously sheds. Most epidermoid cysts form when these surface cells, instead of exfoliating normally, move deeper into your skin and multiply. Most often, this occurs in areas where there are small hair follicles and larger oil glands (sebaceous glands), such as your face, neck, upper. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause severe breakouts on the face ?

Can lupus cause severe breakouts on the face ?

Lupus is often: Associate with facial rash. The classical situation is a "butterfly" rash over the mid face -- usually red and dry. ...Read more

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Severe acne scars on forehead, and the sides of the face. Besides dermabrasion & other skin resurfacing treatments how can I achieve clear skin again?

Severe acne scars on forehead, and the sides of the face. Besides dermabrasion & other skin resurfacing treatments how can I achieve clear skin again?

Don't give up!: Deep acne scars are a tough problem. Laser resurfacing, in my opinion, is the best way to improve the appearance. It is rarely a one time treatment, however. We use active fx and deep fx and repeat the treatment a few times (we wait a few months between treatments to evaluate the effect) for maximal benefit. ...Read more

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What cause dry skin itchy on lower part of face?

What cause dry skin itchy on lower part of face?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of an itchy skin rash. 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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What causes red rash under the skin similar to roseca on the face but on hands forearms and chest occasionaly . It comes and goes ?

What causes red rash under the skin similar to roseca on the face but on hands forearms and chest occasionaly . It comes and goes
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Sounds like: "adult acne"..... not an uncommon skin disorder its distribution is more widespread...the treatment options are many. In women,hormonal studies are probably indicated (for example Polycystic ovary Syndrome patients have a higher incidence of adult acneiform skin lesions) Hope this helps! Dr ...Read more

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How to treat redness and dry skin on the face?

How to treat redness and dry skin on the face?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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Are red rashes on the sides and back of my neck caused by dry skin or sensitive skin?

Are red rashes on the sides and back of my neck caused by dry skin or sensitive skin?

Difficult: Hard to answer without more details and seeing the area....In general dry and or sensitive skin can cause red patches on the neck. When the occur, see a dermatologist for evaluation and in the meantime you may try a Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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What medical condition could cause skin tags on the neck?

What medical condition could cause skin tags on the neck?

Age, weight: Increases age and weight are factors. Multiple skin tgs may ha e weak assocaiation with cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Is several uneven skin tone on the face contagious?

Is several uneven skin tone on the face contagious?

Not : Not contagious unless you have some kind of rash or infection recommend a HealthTap visit or primary care doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Are skin color changes on the face serious?

Are skin color changes on the face serious?

Many reasons: Skin color changes can occur for a variety of reasons. A person may look yellow because of liver problems, bruised because of blood disorders, or red because of a variety of skin problems. ...Read more

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Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen. As a whole, skin on face is irritant. possibly allergy or eczema?

Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen. As a whole, skin on face is irritant. possibly allergy or eczema?

Get checked: Perhaps your doctor can confirm the eczema or perhaps a very bad allergy or infection. I would recommend a face to face encounter ...Read more

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What could cause skin rashes on the hands each spring?

What could cause skin rashes on the hands each spring?

Hand eczema - common: Allergy to something, but often not identified. Sounds like yours is pretty seasonal. Could be just about anything you come into contact with. Solvents/ metals / occupational exposure / or other typical allergens. Keep a diary to see if there is any association. Treatment is avoidance of irritants including soaps and hot water, hydration, topical steroids... ...Read more

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Can something in the bathing water cause cause growths on the skin. I have gotten pimple like growths on my face and forehead. ?

Potentially: Generally we see this type of skin reaction, often called folliculitis, develop after exposure to contaminated water in heated swimming pools, whirlpools, and hot-tubs. The organism most often responsible is a bacteria called pseudomonas. Most improve on their own, and can often be treated successfully with antibacterial soap usage or occasional topical antibacterial ointments. ...Read more

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44 yr old male, skin on face is dry and constantly peeling. Dry skin or some type of skin condition?

44 yr old male,  skin on face is dry and constantly peeling.  Dry skin or some type of skin condition?

See derm: If the skin is peeling and waxy (greasy) near the nose and eyebrows, it may be seborrheic dermatitis, which is basically facial dandruff, If this is the case, you may have dandruff in the scalp too, but not necessarily. The treatment is prescription creams (antifungals/antiinflammatories) and also treat the scalp if affected. Over the counters are usually not effective. ...Read more

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Could oily skin be the cause of my acne?

Could oily skin be the cause of my acne?

No easy answer: Exactly why one person gets acne and the next person doesn't is unanswerable at this time. What I do know is that washing oil off your skin won't touch your acne. It's unrelated to diet, hygiene or lifestyle. You can manage your acne; if topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will work. ...Read more

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What are the dry brown patches of skin on face and neck? Also very dry skin

What are the dry brown patches of skin on face and neck? Also very dry skin

See a doctor: It is hard to determined what the patches are by description and without a look if I need to guess it could be seborrhea keratosis a benign skin condition or skin tags etc... My advice go and see a doctor you will get assurance and treatment if necessary good lick ...Read more

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Could sitting in the sun fix the pigmentated skin on my face?

Could sitting in the sun fix the pigmentated skin on my face?

If by "fix": You mean make it more or less permanent, Yes ...Read more

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Can the raynaud symptoms happen on patches of skin on the arms, thighs, or the trunk? Or is it only on fingers, noses, and toes?

Raynauds: This occurs in digits of hands and feet as a result of constriction and does not affect patches of skin arm thighs etc ...Read more

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