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Stinger Stuck In Skin
Splinter (wood) under the fingernail that is stuck under full length of nail. Tried to soak it; wood expands. Can't reach w/ tweezers, advice?
2 possibilities: 1 wait and see what happens as it will come out as the nail grows, there a risk of infection and if it bothering you. 2. Go to your doctor for removal. ...Read more
Yellow Jackets: Yellow jackets are the gift that keeps on giving! there is no barb on their smooth stinger – so they can remove it after stinging skin. This allows a yellow jacket (which is a wasp) to sting repeatedly. However, occasionally a stinger becomes stuck ; remains lodged in the skin. It may or may not have been a yellow jacket that stung you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flaking Skin in Ear: Lots of things can cause the skin to get flaky. Eczema is probably the most common and it can occur anywhere you have skin. Seborrheic dermatitis is another common cause. Both of these conditions are hard to cure but can often be controlled with prescription medicine. Allergic reaction to jewelry, psoriasis or something called chondrodermatitis can also cause flaking in the ear. Good luck! ...Read more
Suspected bug burrowing under the skin, looks like mosquito bite, moved 2" up my leg in 8hrs, can feel tearing bites in direction of movement. Help!?
Larva currens?: Larva currens is an itchy skin condition caused by a parasite called strongyloides stercoralis. It is notable for the itchy rash that moves fairly quickly (sometimes inches per hour) under the skin. Although mostly found in tropical and sub-tropical countries, it can also occur in the southeastern us. You need to be seen by a dermatologist or infectious disease doctor asap. ...Read more
The back of my earring is stuck hard onto the earring can I remove it off with skin numbing cream ?
Barefoot in the grass in north Georgia and felt like a sting on the arch of my foot. Found a small white-ish worm trying to burrow into my skin.
HMMM: Sounds odd for sure. I am not up on my white worm insects from Northern Georgia, but any insect bite can be infections. Clean the area well, and use topical antibx to prevent any infection. NSAIDS may help with discomfort. If it starts to get enlarged, redder, drain pus, you get feverish, than see the Dr. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ingrown hairs: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more
Big toe very red in the corner from in grown toe nail. Cut the nail away but appears infected. Soaking in tea tree oil Helps. Do I need anti biot?
Purple,fluid filled sac on scalp that hangs by a thin piece of skin similar to skin tag. Sac popped when squeezed with minimal pressure ?
Have an exam.: This sounds strange and I can recall nothing from my experience that could explain this. A doctor could have tested the fluid for the presence of blood (a guiac test) and also cultured the fluid. Blood blisters often appear dark, but usually are not on a stalk. Sometimes there are no substitutes for an exam by touching and feeling and looking with your naked eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic itching around pelvic area & into inner thigh closest to genital area. There's some swelling small bumps after scratching, leaves scars. Dry?
Fungal infection: Sounds like jock itch (tinea cruris). Caused by a fungus and results in red, itchy skin in the groin area that can expand onto the thighs. Most OTC anti-dandruff shampoos like Nizoral have ketoconazole in them that will treat the fungus. This shampoo can be applied in the shower. If this does not clear the infection, follow up with FP doc. ...Read more
Painless invisible bump deep under eyelid, 45deg down from top of socket. Seed bead size, top eyelid skin moves freely over it. On lid not eyeball. ?
Chalazia/stye: Probably a blocked oil gland. Since it's not attached to overlying skin, and painless try using a warm/hot eyelid compress for 5-10 minutes several times a day. If it doesn't go away, or gets worse, see your primary md or ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Skin breaking around mouth. It's red, really tight flaky and stings. Small path of skin around mouth. Help?
After applying tea tree oil underneath my fore skin and I leave the skin pulled back or return the skin in the forward position covering my penis?
TEATREE OIL FORESKIN: WHAT, PRAY TELL, IS YOUR QUESTION?Get a more detailed answer ›
A roman candle blew up in my hand saturday and I've got areas of exposed skin and several blisters and areas of dead skin. Do I remove dead skin & bli
Very painful tender areas just under the skin all over the body. Some stinging, tiny bumps on skin surface. Worsens when I am in my house. Toxins?
Have you seen microbead from facial cleanser cause corneal abrasion? Just removed a tiny plastic microbead lodged in upper lid, it caused sm abrasion
The skin around my finger nails have become callous like with the skin underneath the nail growing thick and hard connecting to the nail. Why?
Thick skin sub nails: hello~ just as you can get toe-nail fungus you can also get fungus infection of the finger nails and it looks just as u describe. You should have the diagnosis confirmed by a dermatologist and then if you are not pregnant and not TTFP, he can prescribe LAMISIL (terbinafine) tabs 1 daily for 90 days and this usually cures it. LAMISIL (terbinafine) pills is $$$ if u are not covered. thanks ...Read more
Dry skin or shampoo on ear in concave of helix. Rubbed area harshly 1 day ago. Have area of tiny broken capillaries on top of helix. Will they fade?
Yes,they will: fade with time.Get a more detailed answer ›
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