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My skin is rubbing off in little pieces, like rubber. I am house bound (severe m.E.), have had no sun exposure, and no med changes in months. Ideas?

My skin is rubbing off in little pieces, like rubber. I am house bound (severe m.E.), have had no sun exposure, and no med changes in months. Ideas?

See MD immediately: I am not certain what is causing the problem but I recommend you get in to see a dermatologist immediately. The skin acts as a barrier to prevent organisms or other toxins from entering our bodies. If you are loosing your skin, you are at risk for more serious problems. Find out what this is and get it treated. ...Read more

Sun Exposure (Definition)

Sunburn results when the amount of exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light source exceeds the ability of the body's protective pigment, melanin, to protect the skin. Sunburn in a very light-skinned person may occur in less than 15 minutes of midday sun exposure, while a dark-skinned person may tolerate the ...Read more


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How to get rid of freckles from sun exposure?

How to get rid of freckles from sun exposure?

Photorejuvenation: Will get rid of sun spots but maintenance yearly is necessary ...Read more

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Can sun exposure increase foliculitis breakouts?

Can sun exposure increase foliculitis breakouts?

Yes: Sun may cause irritation to skin, sunburn. The best way to know or conform if you have folliculitis is to see doctor and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Should you avoid sun exposure after electrolysis?

Should you avoid sun exposure after electrolysis?

Electrolysis/sun exp: You should avoid sun exposure for 24 hours after elecrolysis. ...Read more

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How do I know how much sun exposure will cause cancer?

How do I know how much sun exposure will cause cancer?

You don't: You don't know that is why it is important to always wear plenty of sunblock and minimize your exposure. ...Read more

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Should you avoid sun exposure after doing electrolysis?

Should you avoid sun exposure after doing electrolysis?

Electrolysis/sun exp: You should avoid sun exposure for 24 hours after elecrolysis. ...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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What do you advise if I started Accutane yesterday and worried about sun exposure?

Can get burned: Easily. Use high SPF sunscreen, hat, clothes that protect from sun's rays. Try to avoid sun if possible. ...Read more

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Does moderate sun exposure (10-15 minutes) without sunscreen have carcinogenic effects?

Does moderate sun exposure (10-15 minutes) without sunscreen have carcinogenic effects?

Any sun exposure: Has some carcinogenic potential related to UV exposure. But remember its exceptionally small with limited exposure like you mention. There are many benefits to sun exposure too, you level of exposure just needs to be balanced based on your risk for developing skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have fair skin. But due to sun sun exposure my skin became dark. Suggest me some creams.

I have fair skin. But due to sun sun exposure my skin became dark. Suggest me some creams.

Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more

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Can too much or too little sun exposure affect cognitive function? If so how does this work?

Can too much or too little sun exposure affect cognitive function? If so how does this work?

Sun of A Glitch: Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun. And a person in an isolation tank will start hallucinating after a while. In between these extremes lie good common sense. And for that, one's adequate cognitive function will supercede any potential problems. In other words, unless you're dragging yourself half-dead, sun burnt and dehydrated across the desert or locked-up in isolation, don't worry. ...Read more

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What are the home made remedies to improve skin complexion which became dark due to sun exposure?

Sun discolored skin: The sun causes the formation of melanin in the skin, which makes the skin darker. If you are unhappy with the way your skin looks from too much sun, you must first prevent any sun exposure at all, by wearing protective clothing, and hats, and by using sun blockers every day. You can try to lighten the skin with bleaches that contain hydroquinone, and by using a glycolic acid lotion. ...Read more

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It is in thigh sun exposure is not there. Everything removed. Is there any medicine required for?

It is in thigh sun exposure is not there. Everything removed. Is there any medicine required for?

Sun exposure: Can result in dangerous skin burns. If there is blistering and or peeling, many types of natural and prescription meds can be used. Be sure to stay hydrated with more water than normal. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why is it important to avoid prolong sun exposure when on methotrexate? How long is to long in the sun while on it?

Why is it important to avoid prolong sun exposure when on methotrexate? How long is to long in the sun while on it?

Radiosensitizer: Methotrexate like some other chemo drugs are radiosensitizers so it can lead to a worse sunburn. Have a well brimmed hat and sun screen on. No direct sunlight for prolonged periods. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is permanent makeup affected by sun exposure? Do I need to worry about sun exposure after getting permanent makeup? .

Yes: You should always protect yourself from sun-exposure whether you have permenant make-up or not. The pigments will fade somewhat faster from the sun exposure so make sure you use either a lip balm or lotion for your face over the areas to protect from the sun. ...Read more

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Can face that is damaged/scarred and slighty darkened over years of sun exposure be cured? What are the possible options to address this?

No: Unfortunately there is no way to reverse sun damaged skin. You must make sure you see a dermatologist for regular skin checks to make sure there's no cancer. ...Read more

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How long should I stop consuming alfalfa leaf before sun exposure? I only take around 300 mg pill per day and my honey moon is next month

How long should I stop consuming alfalfa leaf before sun exposure? I only take around 300 mg pill per day and my honey moon is next month

Stop now: Alfalfa sprouts and extracts are used to treat a number of conditions (high cholesterol, asthma, diabetes etc). Prolonged use can lead to sun sensitivity and an auto immune condition similar to lupus, you should stop now. This will ensure that it is completely cleared from your system. In addition remember to use a sun screen, applying every 2 hours to provide maximum protection. ...Read more

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I have a lesion on my chest that is 1 cm in size irregular borders, dry and scaling. I am fair and freckled skinned with a lot of Sun exposure.

I have a lesion on my chest that is 1 cm in size irregular borders, dry and scaling. I am fair and freckled skinned with a lot of Sun exposure.

See a dermatologist: The lesion you describe has 2 red flag signs: size greater than 6 mm and irregular borders. Dryness and scaling of the lesion are possible warning signs of actinic keratosis (a possible precursor of cancer) or skin cancer. Please see a dermatologist for examination and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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A section of the top of my hair is damaged (dry, changed to wavy pattern, frizzy) due to great sun exposure everyday. What should I do to fix it

Cut hair: There is not much you can do about the hair, just cut the hair and don't expose your hair or more importantly your skin to excessive sun everyday. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more