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Skin Blemish Removal
Skin removal: This question is misleading. Did you mean skin tag removal? If so, this involves either scissors or a scalpel to remove a protruding piece of skin. ...Read more
What could be the reasons behind painful tampon removal - it keeps getting caught on a piece of skin?
It is possible that a reliable histology examination of an abnormal skin formation be done a year after the removal?
Yes: Only if the specimen were adequately prepared and stored in a pathology lab. ...Read more
A week or two: As long as the lesions don't get too moist, and start to macerate, then you can keep it on for about ten days or so, and the wound will have the best chance to heal. I routinely ask my patients to keep them covered for this period of time. There is literature to support less infection, but also better healing when covered. ...Read more
Im a 23 year old male, 5'6" 190 lbs, if i lose 40 lbs will I have excess skin and need skin removal surgery?
Skin: At your age skin still has good elasticity. You are not going to loose weight in one day. Skin will adjust in most cases. If you replace fat with muscles the skin should not be an issue. ...Read more
I am using blackhead removal strips but my blackheads are too deep into my skin to benefit. How should I bring them to the surface without any product?
Not mechanically: Any mechanical removal of blackheads has probability of causing tissue damage which may lead to scarring. You will need combination of oral and topical medicines to reduce the bacteria causing acne and exfoliate the skin. A prime consult will help us determine the correct combination for you! ...Read more
Missed some?: The excision might have missed a mmicroscopic portion and it grew back. Or, you could have grown another tumor right next to it. Some malignant tumors can be very aggressive and recur frequently. Either way, please return to your physician if you havent already. ...Read more
Safe and effective: Laser hair removal is safe and effective in patients of all skin colors. It works well on pigmented hairs but not well on blonde or gray hairs. It is important to have the right laser and experienced person performing the procedure for safe treatment. Lasers generally help stimulate new collagen growth in the skin, so they are actually beneficial for improving skin health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does my risk of Lyme disease increase if the tick head gets stuck in the skin during the removal process?
Lyme Disease: Only blacklegged ticks in the highly endemic areas of the northeastern and north central U.S. Are commonly infected. Finally, blacklegged ticks need to be attached for at least 24 hours before they can transmit lyme disease. This is why it's so important to remove them promptly and to check your body daily for ticks if you live in an endemic area. ...Read more
I have used nair removal cream and now it has burnt and eaten away my skin i'm in a lot of pain what do I do?
Dermabond was used to seal our 7yr old's head cut in August. Cut looks fine but the glue is still there. Is acetone safe for removal?
Had 3 blue stitches after a cyst removal. Dr said take them out after 9 days however the skin has grown over some of them. Is this ok?
Yes: The stitches must come out. So get it done ...Read more
I keep seeing all these home remedies for blackhead removal using baking soda. I wanted to see if it works or if it's bad for the skin. ?
Cut myself on my bike wheel but it was a light scrape, no blood but some skin removal. Do I need to be concerned about tetanus or no chance?
NO worry, but....: You don't have to worry about this specific incident. The likelihood of tetanus infection in a scrape injury is very low. That being said, it is no joking matter to stay up to date with your immunizations as an adult. So if it has been 10 years since your last tetanus vaccine, it is still time to get it done. Contact your doctor or the local health department about what shots you are due for. ...Read more