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Are sunburns, skin cancer and premature skin wrinkling preventable?

Are sunburns, skin cancer and premature skin wrinkling preventable?

Sunburn, skin cancer: Sunburns are implicated in skin cancer and aging. While tanning from sun exposure and tanning beds give you a "healthy glow", know that the "glow" is actually an indication of skin damage and inflammation. Prevent sunburns, reduce the risk of skin cancer and delay aging by limiting sun exposure, wearing minimum of spf 30 daily and getting any suspicious skin lesions examined. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...Read more


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Why had itchy skin rashes at age of 50.

Why had itchy skin rashes at age of 50.

Itchy rash: At 50, your skin may be more dry than when you were younger, use moisturizers daily and if the symptoms continue, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do age spots darken?

Do age spots darken?

Possibly: Yes they can but you must consult a doctor to make sure it is not undergoing a malignant change. ...Read more

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Can age spots start from the age of 11?

Can age spots start from the age of 11?

Dark spots= common: If by 'age spots' you mean freckles (dark flat spots) then early sun damage can cause them at 11 years old. Another 'age spot' is a raised darker lesion called a 'seborrheic keratosis' and are very common on sun exposed areas after 20-30 years old. Also it is said we make 10 new moles (congenital nevi) per year! the risk of melanoma goes up with early/prolonged sun exposure. Use sunscreen please. ...Read more

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Age spots on skin? What exactly are age spots?

Age spots on skin?  What exactly are age spots?

Age spots: The term ‘age spots’, or lentigines, refers to the brownish spots that, over time appear on your face and body as a result of overexposure to the sun. As we age our skin is subjected to more and more sun damage. ...Read more

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Heart burn at the age of 23 really bad?

Heart burn at the age of 23 really bad?

OTC meds: It can be controlled usually with over the counter medications such as Prilosec. If this does not improve your symptoms, or if the symptoms worsen, please follow up with your doctor and a virtual consult is also available. ...Read more

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Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Tan in a can is usually safer than sun tanning or using a tanning bed. The latter can increase risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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How probable is it for an 72 year old male survivor of melanoma skin cancer to die before age 80?

How probable is it for an 72 year old male survivor of melanoma skin cancer to die before age 80?

Age doesn't matter: Depth does... Your surgeon or dermatologist can tell you how deep the melanoma was...The deeper the more dangerous. The prognosis for a melanoma depends on how deep the tumor grew before removal and if it spread anywhere... Best wishes. ...Read more

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Irregular menses and hairs on skin and obesity, age 23 years ?

Irregular menses and hairs on skin and obesity, age 23 years ?

Polycystic ovary dis: You should see either an endocrinologist for your gynecologist regarding these problems. They can then see if you do have polycystic ovaries disease. ...Read more

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What age should I start wearing anti aging products/ prevention of wrinkles, eyes, adult acne..?

What age should I start wearing anti aging products/ prevention of wrinkles, eyes, adult acne..?

Snake Oil: You are now 24 years old. Humans have been being sold snake oil for centuries. Our's is called 'anti-aging' products. Do you really believe a product you put on your skin can stop or arrest the aging process? ...Read more

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How likely is it for a 72 year old male survivor of melanoma skin cancer to die before age 80?

How likely is it for a 72 year old male survivor of melanoma skin cancer to die before age 80?

Depends: Stages at diagnosis are important. Without knowing your stage of melanoma, it is difficult to discuss prognosis. For example, stage iii has a 5 year survival of 50 to 60%. Stage iiia: 5 year survival is 75-80%. Stage iiib: 5 year survival is 50-60%. Stage iiic: 5 year survival is 40-45%. For stage iv, 5 year survival is 16%. ...Read more

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At what age can mci first appear?

At what age can mci first appear?

Elderly: Amnestic mild cognitive impairment is a prescursot ot alzheimers disease- 12-15 % progress to ad after a diagnosis of mci. Therefore it is predominately a disease of the elderly unless there is a history of familial ad, which is relatively rare. ...Read more

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62 year old female. Reddened shins with some pin-point dark red spots. No swelling. Onset in one afternoon. History of cellulitis to the same area.

62 year old female. Reddened shins with some pin-point dark red spots. No swelling. Onset in one afternoon. History of cellulitis to the same area.

Rule out cellulitis: With your history of prior cellulits in the same area it is possible that this is recurring. Please seek the attention of your doctor promptly to rule out a return of the cellulitis. ...Read more

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Are sunburn and sun poisoning related?

Are sunburn and sun poisoning related?

Yes: Both are due to excessive sun exposure and/or inadequate protection against the sun. Whereas a sunburn directly refers to the effects on the skin with varying degrees of severity, sun poisoning refers to systemic effects on your entire body. ...Read more

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Rash on neck ? Sun damage

Rash on neck ? Sun damage

Rash: Rashes are like baskins robbins, they come in 31 different flavors. You really need to see a doctor for a rash since the only way to get an effective evaluation and treatment is for a doctor to see the rash in-person. ...Read more

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Can young girls (20-25 years of age) be affected by piles?

Can young girls (20-25 years of age) be affected by piles?

Piles or hemorrhoids: are normal veins that everyone has but can become symptomatic ant any age , any sex from constipation, diarrhea or straining of any kind. They are meant to last a lifetime so if they are symptomatic first determine the reason and correct that before rushing off for a hemorrhoid operation or procedure. ...Read more