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What is the definition or description of: skin growths?

What is the definition or description of: skin growths?

Moles, warts, etc: Skin growths include warts, moles, skin tags, tumors, or anything extra on top of the skin. Depending on the diagnosis is how to treat it. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Can freezing be used to remove aks and skin growths as well as warts?

Can freezing be used to remove aks and skin growths as well as warts?

Yes.: "Freezing" means touching the skin with a liquid nitrogen-immersed cotton swab or spray. It works quite well, but you should only have this done by someone trained and experienced in its use, which is usually a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can taking too many vitamins cause abnormal skin growths, skin tags, or things like that?

Can taking too many vitamins cause abnormal skin growths, skin tags, or things like that?

Not likely: None of vitamin overdosages are characterized by skin growths. You need to consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area I've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time I noticed skin growths?

Can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area I've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time I noticed skin growths?

Yes: A chronic fissure will often develop a "sentinel tag" at the base of the fissure. If you have growths elsewhere it may be unrelated to the fissure. ...Read more

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After laser hair removal developed what look like tiny skin growths that haven't gone away after 3 months, what can they be?

After laser hair removal developed what look like tiny skin growths that haven't gone away after 3 months, what can they be?

Scar: You had lazier hair removal. Now you have tiny dots. These occur as the laser intensity causing scar. They should improve with time. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of ak skin growths and bumps on your face and also skin tags. Is there a home remedy?

How do you get rid of ak skin growths and bumps on your face and also skin tags. Is there a home remedy?

Not really.: Ak stands for "actinic keratosis" — they are small crusty bumps caused by chronic sun damage. Dermatologists usually freeze them with liquid nitrogen; for severe cases a strong cream containing 5-FU or Imiquimod is used. Skin tags can be clipped off, or if they are large enough, you can tie a thread around each one to cut off blood supply. But most people (wisely, I think) let their doctor do this. ...Read more

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So I have these skin growths on my left leg. They are perfect domes, red, raised, about 5 CM wide and 3 CM tall, can psoriasis do that?

So I have these skin growths on my left leg. They are perfect domes, red, raised, about 5 CM wide and 3 CM tall, can psoriasis do that?

See details: Your description does not suggest psoriasis to me but I would urge a consultation with a dermatologist to find out the exact cause and the best treatment options. ...Read more

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I have skin growths on my forehead. Not sure if they're flat warts. They're reproducing rapidly and are not too noticeable! Is thuja okay for remedy?

I have skin growths on my forehead. Not sure if they're flat warts. They're reproducing rapidly and are not too noticeable! Is thuja okay for remedy?

Don't use it: Warts almost never involve the skin of the forehead or face. Whatever the cause, "thuja" or other natural remedies won't help, and for sure won't help warts. Stop guessing and don't try magical treatments. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What is a small skin growth under my arm pit with black dot inside?

What is a small skin growth under my arm pit with black dot inside?

Cyst?: This could be large blackhead from cyst. This is easily removable with minor in office procedure so that it does not recur. ...Read more

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Growth(wart like but not wart) on skin under the arm and on the neck. Photos attached.

Growth(wart like but not wart) on skin under the arm and on the neck. Photos attached.

Skin tags: I can't really tell what they are without seeng them but the description sounds like skin tags. You should see a dermatologist for verification. Skin tags are benign and pose no risk but you can remove them if they bother you. ...Read more

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I have a skin growth, for a lack of words it looks almost as a pimple on my arm and has been there awhile?

Skin growth: A dermatologist needs to see it because there are many possibilities. It could be a compound nevus or a dermatofibroma to mention 2 of the many possibilites. ...Read more

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I have always had this light black skin in my armpits, and on the outside of my knees. What is it?

Hyperpigmentation: Increased melanocytes cause increased pigmentation naturally in your affected areas. If this is a sudden onset or there is any pain or a spreading of the pigmentation you should be seen by a primary physician or dermatologist. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have hard, painful lumps under my skin in the armpit. What should we do?

I have hard, painful lumps under my skin in the armpit. What should we do?

Possible Infection: If you are shaving your underarm hair, it is possible that folliculitis has developed. Reusing a shaving blade that is stored in the shower increases this likelihood. Consult with a physician for the accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I've noticed over the years that my skin and groin began to itch and my armpits and thighs became darker?

Check your : Blood sugar, pre-diabetes or early diabetes may be a cause, see your primary doctor for routine check, if everything is fine you may want to see a dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more

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I keep getting small lumps that are painful under my armpit skin. I had 1 first then next day 3 then next day 7!

I keep getting small lumps that are painful under my armpit skin. I had 1 first then next day 3 then next day 7!

Have your doctor: Take a look at these as it is possible they represent hydradenitis which is an inflammation/infection of the sweat glands in the skin. In the meantime warm compresses, no shaving and no deodorant. ...Read more

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Is it bad to rub deodorant onto your skin 6 times under each armpit? Are there dangerous chemicals in deodorant?

Overkill: The material you lay down with one application is more than adequate to last the day in most situations. If you are involved in sweaty activity and must bathe again, re-application would be reasonable. If you are doing this 6X/day it is an obsessive behavior and you need to find a mental health professional and sort out the reason behind it. Your life could be much better. ...Read more

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I have bra strap marks on my shoulders and it gets darker around the armpit side. Can it be removed by a skin specialist?

Yes: These lesions may be lightened with prescription medications or treated with certain lasers. You should see a dermatologist to get properly diagnosed and then treated. ...Read more

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When I put my head down, chin to chest; I feel a pull and pain DEEP in my right armpit. Why? (Past 3 weeks) no heavy lifting lately.

When I put my head down, chin to chest; I feel a pull and pain DEEP in my right armpit. Why? (Past 3 weeks) no heavy lifting lately.

Impingement: With this maneuver you are causing an impingement on a nerve or muscle in the axilla(armpit) or in the neck itself causing radiation of discomfort toward the axilla. Apparently mild flexion of the neck doesn't produce this discomfort, but if it increases in frequency or severity, consult an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist for diagnosis and treatment suggestions and any appropriate xrays, mri ...Read more

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I have two hard bumps under my skin under my armpits. What could they be? I changed soaps recently and use the same deodorant, wore a jacket.

I have two hard bumps under my skin under my armpits.  What could they be? I changed soaps recently and use the same deodorant, wore a jacket.

Plugged glands?: Most likely these represent apocrine or sweat glands that have become plugged from you deodorant. If you use an antiperspirant the 'aluminum chlorohydrate' pinches off the gland so that they don't secrete fluid. It backs up and viola you have a bump. Change to deodorant alone. Other concerns would be abscess if you have pain/heat/redness at site or lymph node. If grow/become tender, see a doc. ...Read more

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I'm 18, and I have always had this excess loose skin underneath my armpits, and I exercise and it doesn't bulge out as much but its still there.?

I'm 18, and I have always had this excess loose skin underneath my armpits, and I exercise and it doesn't bulge out as much but its still there.?

Don't worry: If you have attempted to work on this area with exercise and it persists, I recommend accepting it as part of who you are. Your other option is consultation with a plastic surgeon about possibility of surgical removal. ...Read more

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I have a skin condition underneath my armpits, started off as a rash(non ichy) then turned my skin a darker colour, and dried it up, so its choppy.

I have a skin condition underneath my armpits, started off as a rash(non ichy) then turned my skin a darker colour, and dried it up, so its choppy.

Hyperpigmentation: What you are describing is a common phenomenon known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Any time there is inflammation of the skin, whether due to a rash or a pimple or a trauma, one can then get a residual reminder of that inflammation with resulting temporary darkening of the skin. Over time, this will fade but it may take weeks to months to do so. ...Read more

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Skin Growths (Definition)

Skin growths include warts, moles, skin tags, tumors, or anything extra on top of the skin. Depending on the diagnosis is ...Read more