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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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How to deal with sun exposure and skin grafts?

How to deal with sun exposure and skin grafts?

Sun protection: Skin grafts often will discolor when exposed to sun light due to the pigment producing cells (melanocytes). The melanocytes react by darkening the skin. Unfortunately, the hyperpigmentation that occurs (darkening) might not lighten and may cause permanent discoloration. Use good sun protection to skin grafted areas and fresh scars. ...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 can I prevent skin darkening from sun exposure?

How can I prevent skin darkening from sun exposure?

Physical sunblock: The use of a good quality physical sun block that blocks out both UV A and UVB rays. The skin will still tan but to a much lesser extent. The physical block should be either zinc or titanium . Theses products can be purchased at a dermatologist office and in many spas. The better products are PCA, Skin Medica, SkinCeuticals, Obagi and others but these are most popular ...Read more

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What can I do for skin lightening after sun exposure?

Sunscreen and Niacin: In order to lighten the skin effectively after sun exposure, it is important to use a broad spectrum sunscreen every day. Applying a topical cream with niacinamide (nia 24) will reduce the appearance of the brown spots. ...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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What cause white spots on the skin after sun exposure?

Hypopigmentation: White spots in sun exposed areas can be a form of chronic sun damage called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. It is common on forearms and lower legs as small white dots. No real treatment exists. If this does not sound like what you have, see your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Why do I get white spots on my skin after sun exposure?

Why do I get white spots on my skin after sun exposure?

Sun Spots: Sun spots are spots on the skin that occur after sun exposure. Sun spots can be dark or white. White spots can have several causes, and they all share one thing in common, they prevent melanin from being produced in that specific area of the skin, and therefore, cannot alter its pigment. In other words, the skin cannot tan in those small areas. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is 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