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Skin Problems On Legs
Anyone heard of Forteo injections causing skin problems. Skin on legs very thick, cracks, bleeds. Taking inj. For 1yr now.
Uncertain: I would recommend you talk to your physician who prescribed Forteo. Forteo is a relatively new medications and all potential side effects are not yet known. Good luck ...Read more
My grandmother has painful leg.looks like skin problem but the leg is painful. She got no help from rheumathologist. Can you please advise?
Need more Data: Did the rheuamtologist give you a diagnosis - need to start with that and what testing was done . If not satisfied see another rheumatologist. Ask dermatologist to define the skin problem. ...Read more
Terrible skin problem on my brother's leg this happened twice in 2009 and 2010, now again in 2011, much more severe this time. It start as a red dot, then worse with a lot pus inside, and then swollen and harden with black skin color. What is this? In 200
It sounds like a skin abscess (bacterial infection under the skin). Often times antibiotics don't work because they can't penetrate the infection. In a case such as this he should visit a doctor. A procedure called an incision and drainage will likely be done. The area will be opened and drained. Antibiotics will then work and continue to heal the infection.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Is it bad to wax my legs? I have a nair roll-on wax and I've tried it on.A little spot and it worked pretty good but I just want to make sure it wont cause any skin problems or something
Safe: Usually fine to wax. Can cause irritation but safe to proceed. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop eczema at age 30 with no prev hx of skin problems?Could major surgery cause eczema to develop?Lesions hurt,not itch,leg/foot
Keloid therapy: Therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon (ifn) therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-fu), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, Imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and over-the-counter treatments (eg, . ...Read more
What skin problem?: The diarrhea is from the artificial sweetner causing an osmotic diarrhea and the rash may be an allergic skin reaction. Otherwise if you are diabetic you may be prone to yeast infections. see your doctor to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. Avoid the sweets in the meantime. ...Read more
Scars,: This is effective for depressed or raised scars from acne, surgical scars, vertical wrinkles on the lip, and wrinkles on the cheeks, and lower eyelids. Healing with the fractionated ervium is 3-4 days, although redness may persist for 1-2 weeks. The results are permanent and worthwhile. ...Read more
For several years, I have problem skin problems skin pigment found that the white spots appear on the skin and are getting more?
Pigmentation Issues: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. The most common areas it affects are the shoulders, back, and chest. Another possibility is vitiligo, a depipmenting disease. ...Read more
My fiance has a soft spot on his head we think its skin problems he wont go to the doctor cause it dont hurt him..will it always be there?
"soft spot"?????: Only an exam can answer your question. ...Read more
Hello, i experience very unhealthy skin problems. My face is prone to allergies. If i shave, my skin turns rashy red. It is prone to sunburns.
Best sensitive shave: For sensitive skin, use a high quality 4 or 5 blade shaver like gillette or schick. Use pjur eros bodyglide as a shave lubricant. You won't react to it. If you still have trouble with this regimen, consider laser hair removal. ...Read more
What skin conditions cause red or pink skin that scabs over with hard white scabs?never had skin problems before, is this something I caught?
See your doctor: A medspa doctor would exam the rash and start you on prescription medication. You may have any number of issues from yeast to allergies to acne or rosacea and more. She will correctly diagnose your problem and start the proper medication. If it is a chronic problem she may bea able to show you laser therapy that will help you keep your skin clear and offer products to use between visits. ...Read more
I've been have skin problems lately and have been taking benadryl, (diphenhydramine) it's not helping, would it hurt if I tool 125-150 mg of it?
Do not: Do not take that much Benadryl (diphenhydramine). The max dose that you can take at one time is 50mg spread out over 4 to 6 hours. If 50mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not doing the trick, the additional doses will not help anymore. That is the max benefit you will get from that drug. You need a more potent medication to be prescribed from your physician. Follow up with your primary for evaluation. ...Read more
Can we take water melon and yogurt together because in our set up it is either myth or common saying not to eat this as for causing skin problems. tru?
You're fine: Life is hard enough without these silly folk tales. ...Read more
I had an ovary removed in april and ever since my skin has been very dry. I never had any skin problems before surgery and i feel that they are connected. Is there anything i can do about it? I have tried over-the-counter creams such as e45 but to no
Hormonal: This most likely represents a reduction in your estrogen and Progesterone hormones that are responsible. Depending on the reason you had your ovary removed; see your physician about the possibility of replaceing these hormones. Of course if your ovary was removed due to an estrogen sensitive cancer, replacement may not be a good idea. Moisturizing creams may help til you can do better. ...Read more
What's your question: Please describe your skin problem so that the doctors on this site can give their input. If possible, describe how long you've had it, what makes it better/worse, and what you've tried to cure it. ...Read more
Difficult to Answer: Not fair. What works for one person might not work for another with the same exact skin. Unfortunately, no herbal treatments are fda-approved or tested, so i simply remind people, "let the buyer beware." i recommend hypoallergenic lotions as the best initial therapy. Dry skin is a huge cause of many skin problems. ...Read more
Essential fats and..: Essential fats (epa, dha, and gla in some cases) are essential. Phytonutrients (i.E resveratrol, caratenoids, etc) have shown improved skin health. Zinc, b vitamins, probiotics and a healthy diet are all very important. Eating allergy foods, especially cow's milk, is one of the most common caused for eczema. Nourish the outer skin and prevent irritating the bowel lining. ...Read more
Possibly: While it is much more common for seasonal allergies to trigger eye, nose and lung symptoms such as allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis and asthma, it is possible for a skin rash to also develop. This is called end-organ sensitivity. The skin has similar allergy cells called mast cells, the difference would be allergen (pollen) presentation to the skin. ...Read more
Teratoma: As a rule this is a complicated problem without more details of your particular situation. I would think there should be no skin problem associated with this as they are usually benign and have no systemic symptoms but your situation can be very different so best to see your dermatologist for a skin facial problem and ask. ...Read more