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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
76 doctors shared insights

Skin Changes (Overview)

Skin changes is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, thickness changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, itching, bug bites, etc


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My skin changes colors to dark when its cold why?

My skin changes colors to dark when its cold why?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
76 doctors shared insights

Skin Changes (Overview)

Skin changes is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, thickness changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, itching, bug bites, etc


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When I get cold sometimes my skin changes hue. Is this normal?

When I get cold sometimes my skin changes hue. Is this normal?

Yes that's normal: Changes in temperature can affect the small blood vessels or capillaries in the skin. When you get exposed to cold these vessels will shrink or constrict to reduce heat loss and the skin may become pale or bluish. In hot environments these vessels will dilate to give off excess heat and the skin will become pink or red. Some medicines or diseases such as low thyroid may make this worse. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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My skin changes dramatically throughout the day, how can keep my skin healthier?

My skin changes dramatically throughout the day, how can keep my skin healthier?

3 steps: Cleanse well...Exfoliate...And ...Hydrate..There are many different products that can do these things. Find the ones that are good for you and affordable. And remember to always apply spf.... ...Read more

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Is it true that high import of sugar cause skin changes, blotches, etc?

Not aware: Probably high intake of any product may cause skin irregularities but within reasonable quantities, I am of aware of sugar causing specific skin changes. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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Any pregnancy skin changes?

Any pregnancy skin changes?

Stretch marks: The most significant change my patients have complained about is stretch marks. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy cause skin changes?

Does pregnancy cause skin changes?

Yes: Common concerns are increased pigmentation of the face (e.g. Along cheek bones and upper lip, often referred to as the mask of pregnancy) and abdominal stretch marks. Generally increased blood flow may cause a noticeable blush over the cheeks referred to as the pregnancy glow. Acne may become more problematic during pregnancy and spider veins may also develop. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed by a doctor if needed
Once
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What are the skin changes pregnancy can cause?

Several: Melasma, stretch marks, worsening acne, puppps are some of the more common skin changes associated with pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my skin changes after pregnancy?

How do I reduce my skin changes after pregnancy?

Wait a bit: Most of the skin changes in pregnancy will improve or resolve within about 6 months. Some (stretch marks, saggy skin) may not go away. All the dark pigment should go away. Your ob/gyn can tell you what won't improve. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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Aside from hrt, is there anything i can do to deal with skin changes at menopause?

Aside from hrt, is there anything i can do to deal with skin changes at menopause?

BHRT. : The Estradiol and Progesterone deficiencies caused by menopause can accelerate skin wrinkling and dryness. The best treatment is to replace these hormones using bioidentical hrt. That is, hormones which are identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce if it could. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot go unnoticed for 1.5 years or more? Would you see skin changes or have pain?

Can a blood clot go unnoticed for 1.5 years or more? Would you see skin changes or have pain?

Blood clot: Blood clots may cause a spectrum of symptoms depending on the location and size. In extremities, blood clots can cause symptoms such as pain and swelling. In the lungs, blood clots can cause shortness of breath and chest pain. Because blood clots commonly involve deep vessels skin changes aren't usually seen. ...Read more

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What happens to the skin if you both have Ehlers Danlos (thinner and elastic skin) and scleroderma (thicker and stiffer skin)? Any skin changes?

What happens to the skin if you both have Ehlers Danlos (thinner and elastic skin) and scleroderma (thicker and stiffer skin)? Any skin changes?

Yes: Hi TakaishiS
It might seem the two would cancel each other (EDS involves less effective collagen and stretchy skin, SD involves XS collagen deposition) but unfortunately it seems to be somewhat additive. Suggest you check our
http://prettyill.com/forums/viewthread/531/#2699 and continue working with your regular practitioner. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
Once
If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
Once
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Could my skin changes & breast pain be anything serious?

Could my skin changes & breast pain be anything serious?

Maybe: Can't answer that it this forum. You need to see a doctor! some skin changes can be related to infection or rash - others may be cancer. You need a breast exam and probably imaging (mammogram and ultrasound). Get it checked! ...Read more

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My finger and foot skin changes color in for no reason alought?

My finger and foot skin changes color in for no reason alought?

A few things: Color changes in the fingers and/or toes may have circulatory or neurologic in origin. Raynaud's is a vasospatic condition that causes color and temperature changes. If these cause pain, see a doctor. ...Read more

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