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Doctor insights on: Sores On Skin Folds

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Skin Folds (Definition)

Skin folds are the parts of the body where skin overlaps and traps skin oils and skin moisture, increasing the likelihood of rashes and odors. Skin folds areas include the neck (sometimes), the armpits, under the breasts (sometimes), and between ...Read more


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How can itching in skin folds be prevented?

How can itching in skin folds be prevented?

Hygeine: Regular good hygeine with soap and water and application of talcum powder or baby powder after drying can help relieve the itching. ...Read more

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Would a thread lift be effective at my age? I am 50 and am seeking a way to get rid of the ugly skin folds on my neck. I would rather avoid a lengthy recovery process if there is an alternative. .

Would a thread lift be effective at my age? I am 50 and am seeking a way to get rid of the ugly skin folds on my neck. I would rather avoid a lengthy recovery process if there is an alternative.

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Not recommended.: This procedure uses a barbed thread that is placed in the sub cutaneous (under the skin) plane to to pull the skin. The problem is that pulling skin will not correct that situation because the problem is with the under lying muscle-fibrous layer of the neck and face. It will create un-nateral pulling, and will not last because the skin stretches. ...Read more

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I have a circular lump at the top of my ear where the skin folds, what could it be ?

I have a circular lump at the top of my ear where the skin folds, what could it be ?

Hard to say: Could be a benign cyst. The ears are very cystic structures in general. If it is tender it could be a condition called chondrodermatitis nodularis helicus. However, to be sure have it checked out by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby is having a neck rashes in her skin folds. What's the best treatment for it?

My 6 month old baby is having a neck rashes in her skin folds.  What's the best treatment for it?

Irritation: This sounds like an irritant contact dermatitis. It is likely from the irritation caused by sweat. Do your best to keep the area dry and it will probably improve. If not then you should have your pediatrician have a look. ...Read more

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