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Doctor insights on: Skin Necrosis

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Does ingrown toenail cause tissue necrosis?

Does ingrown toenail cause tissue necrosis?

Should not: unless you get an infection from a long standing/worsening ingrown nail. get it evaluated by your doctor or a podiatrist (foot doctor) ...Read more

Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more


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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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Does skin necrosis require immediate surgery?

Does skin necrosis require immediate surgery?

Yes, it may: You should be evaluated immediately, hopefully, the skin can be saved! ...Read more

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Does Accutane slow skin cell proliferation (skin repair)?

Does Accutane slow skin cell proliferation (skin repair)?

Yes, it does: With regards to surgical procedures, anyone who is on Accutane should be off of the medication for at least 6 weeks prior to embarking on a surgical procedure. Accutane definitley can compromise the ability of the skin to heal (repair), given it's effect on the dermis. ...Read more

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Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. However they can form in areas that are rarely sun-exposed such as the palms, fingernail/toenail beds, and even the genitals. Not all skin changes are due to skin cancer. A physician can check any skin changes that worry you and make suggestions. ...Read more

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Can skin rejuvenation means exfoliating the skin?

Can skin rejuvenation means exfoliating the skin?

Yes: Exfoliation is the most common form of rejuvenation and good to start early. However, there are other treatments that become more aggressive depending upon age and the result that you would like to achieve. ...Read more

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Could sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma?

Could sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma?

Yes yes yes!!!: I will admit there are few things lovelier than a well tanned female body but in the end, a tan is a response to injury and ultimately not good for you. Sun exposure will increase the risk for skin cancers of all types, including the potentially deadly melanoma. It will also cause premature skin aging. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure (and tanning beds as well). Best to you. ...Read more

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Can scratching skin allergies cause permanent skin damage?

Can scratching skin allergies cause permanent skin damage?

Possible, unlikely: Chronic skin conditions that cause itch and subsequent scratching can usually be treated, and if they are treated adequately, the skin can often heal. ...Read more

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Is scar tissue likely to become skin cancer?

Is scar tissue likely to become skin cancer?

It can: The following risk factors increase the risk of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers: •old scars, burns, ulcers, or areas of inflammation on the skin. (this is taken from the national cancer institute website). ...Read more

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Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Not necessarily: Aloe (straight from the plant) can be helpful for healing burns or abrasions. But it is not an acne treatment. Some people can have significant sensitivity to aloe. Take care. ...Read more

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Can fat necrosis develop into breast cancer?

Can fat necrosis develop into breast cancer?

Not at all: Fat necrosis is a result of trauma to the breast, sometimes so minor that you may not even remember the event. Lump develops but usually there is a history of black and blue bruising for a short period of time. Generally, the lump decreases in size over a period of time and disappears entirely, though this may take several weeks or months. There is no risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Can a soft tissue scalp hematoma cause facial bruising?

Can a soft tissue scalp hematoma cause facial bruising?

Yes, it can: Hematoma is a collection of blood in tissues. This blood can track down under the force of gravity or pressure to the anatomic structures below, such as the face. You want to make sure that the bruising on the face is not due to trauma to other structures. For example, raccoon eyes, bruising around the eyes, can be a sign of a basal skull fracture. Please have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Does radiotherapy cause skin ulcerations and blistering?

Does radiotherapy cause skin ulcerations and blistering?

It can: Radiotherapy can cause skin redness, hair loss, and in some situations ulcerations and blistering. These skin changes only occur in the region of the body being treated, and they typically progress during the course of radiotherapy and gradually improve in the weeks after treatment. Depending on the location and type of treatment, these side effects may be unlikely or expected. ...Read more

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Does melanoma cause itchy skin around the mole?

Does melanoma cause itchy skin around the mole?

Itchy Mole: An itchy mole can be a symptom of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. However, you have to take into consideration other factors that may be causing your mole to itch. Are you using a new laundry detergent? Do you use lotion that contains fragrances or other chemicals that is irritating the skin? Think about what products you use and how they may cause skin irritation. See your doc. ...Read more

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Why is pig skin and tissue used for skin grafting ?

Why is pig skin and tissue  used for skin grafting ?

It isn't: Pig skin is used as a "biologic" dressing in preparation for skin gratfing. ...Read more

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Skin biopsy result: superficial to mid dermal perivascular lymphocytic infilitrate with focal basal vacuolar changes.does thismean allergic vasculitis?

No: There is no involvement of the blood vessels themselves- thus not vasculitis by definition. This is a very common skin biopsy finding which has no diagnostic meaning other than ruling out a more serious condition. ...Read more

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Can palomar skin resurfacing cause fat loss under the eyes?

Usually not: Fractional laser isn't something used on lower lids, as the eyes are often protected from the heat of the laser on purpose.Usually, the dermis of skin is built up upon repeated exposure to laser not fat loss. Not sure if you mean orbital fat loss.Have your oculoplastics eye doctor review your case to give you the most accurate answer. They can tell on eyelid/slit lamp exam quickly what's going on. ...Read more