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Doctor insights on: Skin Lesion Of Histoplasmosis

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Please tell me, could a benign skin lesion become cancerous?

Please tell me, could a benign skin lesion become cancerous?

Yes, sometimes: Most benign conditions remain benign. But there is always some risk for change to cancer, if the growth startes getting large faster than before. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Bourbeau
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Histoplasmosis (Definition)

Histoplasmosis is a condition in which a person becomes infected by inhaling the spores of the Histoplasma fungus, which is found in soil contaminated with bird or bat droppings. The infection causes flu-like symptoms, but can also cause fatal ...Read more


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Can a scraped off skin lesion change color and still be rough?

Can a scraped off skin lesion change color and still be rough?

Depends: What kind of skin lesion? Was it scrapped off entirely? How was the scrapping done? Was there infection following the scrapping? The short answer to both parts of the question is yes, but it depends on the factors mentioned above. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How long do docs recommend I should I keep skin lesion removals covered?

How long do docs recommend I should I keep skin lesion removals covered?

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

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How can I post a picture of my skin lesion so I can get a more helpful answer?

How can I post a picture of my skin lesion so I can get a more helpful answer?

HealthTap "Prime": Free, public HealthTap questions and answers provide helpful information for both the person asking the question and for other HealthTap users. Try HealthTap Prime for private, one-on-one consultations with HealthTap doctors via cell phone, a tablet, or a computer. A patient using the Prime service can talk with the doctor and show the doctor pictures and lab results. An adult can ask for a minor. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a supurating skin lesion ?

It depends...: On the cause! both infectious and inflammatory conditions cause these. Talk to your primary care doctor or dermatologist to determine what you have, then you will be better able to know how to treat it! ...Read more

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Can leaves of comfrey plants heal a skin lesion?

Can leaves of comfrey plants heal a skin lesion?

Try it: First and foremost, it is important to remember that there is no one remedy that heals everything. Our bodies come with their own toolkit that can handle almost anything that we encounter. Since there are many different causes of skin lesions and reasons why they do not heal, a short term trial of this plant that has shown some healing potential is certainly reasonable. Do not eat it. ...Read more

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How long will you know that your skin lesion for many years is a danger?

How long will you know that your skin lesion for many years is a danger?

If it changes: You should be concerned and have the lesion examined by your doctor if the lesion changes color, grows larger, bleeds or becomes painful. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more