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I have a skin problems on my legs its dark brown.

I have a skin problems on my legs its dark brown.

Skin : It is difficult to answer your questions without further history and a picture of the lesions. ...Read more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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Anyone heard of Forteo injections causing skin problems. Skin on legs very thick, cracks, bleeds. Taking inj. For 1yr now.

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

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My grandmother has painful leg.looks like skin problem but the leg is painful. She got no help from rheumathologist. Can you please advise?

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

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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 : 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

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Skin problem : Red dots on the legs with a thin white line surrounding it. It comes and goes but now it is more dots then usual. Looks bad..

Skin problems : It is not easy to diagnose skin conditions without seeing them, you have this problem for a while & getting worse, please see your Dr or dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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

Not eczema.: Eczema is associated with itching and thus a burning sensation is likely from something else including a drug reaction or psychophysiologic. You need to consult a dermatologist. And yes, eczema can develop in adults. ...Read more

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Are there any new effective treatments for keloid skin problems?

Are there any new effective treatments for keloid skin problems?

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

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Sugar and diabetic sweets give me diarrhea and skin problems, why is this?

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

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Could you tell me if one has type 2 diabetes will it cause dry skin problems?

Could you tell me if one has type 2 diabetes will it cause dry skin problems?

Diabetes : Yes patients with diabetes may experience dry skin of the legs and arms as well as poor wound healing . Moisturizing after bathing is helpful. ...Read more

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Has anyone had fraxel laser surgery for skin problems, and was it good and effective?

Has anyone had fraxel laser surgery for skin problems, and was it good and effective?

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

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For several years, I have problem skin problems skin pigment found that the white spots appear on the skin and are getting 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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Sir I have a skin problems?

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

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What are the best herbs fo skin problems?

What are the best herbs fo skin problems?

Need a diagnosis: Do not treat unless you know what it is. See a doctor if you do not know you have and she will start you on the correct medications usually topical but occasionally pills. ...Read more

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What skin problems can be treated at home?

What skin problems can be treated at home?

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

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What is the definition or description of: skin problems?

Depends: Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of a type of problem. ...Read more

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Could botox and fillers cause skin problems?

Could botox and fillers cause skin problems?

Rare: There are complications to any procedure. Very rare with botox and fillers. For best results see skilled clinician. ...Read more

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What skin problems can hypothyroidism cause?

Skin: If you do not take your thyroid medicine daily you are very likely to have dry skin. You surely don't want that to happen. ...Read more

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Any good vitamins that work for skin problems?

Any good vitamins that work for skin problems?

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

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Could my skin problems be caused by seasonal allergies?

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

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What facial skin problems can be associated with a teratoma dermoid?

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

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