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Doctor insights on: Symmetric Skin Abnormalities On Both Sides Of The Body

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Recurring skin eruptions in same location on both sides of face.?

Recurring skin eruptions in same location 
on both sides of face.?

Describe these: The term "eruptions" can have many different meanings to different doctors. If you could describe these (flat, elevated, small, large, colored, itchy, tender, pus-filled, and so on) it would be far easier to have some idea of what they might be. The best solution, however, is to have your local doctor take a look at them. ...Read more

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Dr. Keira Barr
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Skin Abnormalities (Definition)

Skin abnormalities is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, thickness changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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How often is palmoplantar psoriasis symetrical on both sides of the body?

How often is palmoplantar psoriasis symetrical on both sides of the body?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is characterised by red, scaly patches of skin, which usually have very well defined edges. It is often symmetrical, affecting both sides of the body. The scale is typically silvery white. This typical scale may not be so obvious if the psoriasis affects a body fold such as the armpit or the patient is using emollients regularly. Then it is more likely to be smooth and shiny. ...Read more

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Should both sides of the body look equal in the MRI photo?

Should both sides of the body look equal in the MRI photo?

Approximately.: Human body is never perfectly symmetric. The radiologist knows when something is amiss and when something is attributable to genetics or injury. ...Read more

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Do hernias usually develop on both sides of the body?

Do hernias usually develop on both sides of the body?

Can be anywhere: Abdominal wall hernias are holes through which intra abdominal contents such as fat and intestines can protrude. They most commonly occur in the groins on both sides, but can occur at the belly button, in the flanks, or even in the back! ...Read more

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Can shingles manifest on just the lower half of the body (eg: both legs & feet)?

Can shingles manifest on just the lower half of the body (eg: both legs & feet)?

Yes..: Shingles can manifest on any part of the body around a specific skin region we name dermatome, which usually forms like a map like area where the virus sits and shows symptoms of pain( usually burning type), itching, and rash in a cluster distribution. You can look at the dermatome chart at http://www.apparelyzed.com/dermatome.html. ...Read more

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Rash up both sides of my body?

Rash up both sides of my body?

Rash: A rash is best diagnosed and treated, especially one that sounds atypical, if a physician is able to see it to make the correct diagnosis and provide correct treatment. ...Read more

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The majority of skin cancers occur on the left side of the face. Why is that?

The majority of skin cancers occur on the left side of the face. Why is that?

Do they?: There no data, that I am aware of, indicating that one side is affected more than the other. Most skin cancers occur in sun exposed areas. ...Read more

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What causes small raised lumps on the sides of the cheeks inside?

What causes small raised lumps on the sides of the cheeks inside?

Dozens: Dozens of causes. Most are benign. Many are temporary. See your Dentist, a Periodontist, or an Oral Surgeon for differential diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment. ...Read more

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Can a left ear melanoma give swollen lymph nodes on both sides of the neck, on the back of the head left side and also on the top of both shoulders?

Can a left ear melanoma give swollen lymph nodes on both sides of the neck, on the back of the head left side and also on the top of both shoulders?

Certainly: Melanoma can travel anywhere in the body, no matter where it originated. So, yes, a left ear melanoma can travel to lymph nodes in your neck (cervical nodes) on both sides, including the top (supraclavicular) and bottom (infraclavicular) areas of the collar bones. ...Read more

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Dried skin on sides of legs fingers . What is the solution?

Dried skin on sides of legs fingers . What is the solution?

Moisturize: There are what are referred to as therapeutic moisturizers -- those that contain aha's or urea. Examples include lachydrin (lactic acid) 5 lotion/amlactin lotion and cream , Alpha glycolic lotion , eucerin professional strength lotion , etc. These are very effective in treating dry and thickened skin conditions. ...Read more

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The soles of my feet, palms of my hands and other parts of my body are on fire on the inside. I'm also itching. Any ideas?

The soles of my feet, palms of my hands and other parts of my body are on fire on  the inside. I'm also itching. Any ideas?

Feet on fire: More information needs to be given for a better answer. There are many dermatologic conditions that could be affecting your feet. If the burning and itching is affecting your daily life, try taking an oral anti-histamine and seeing your pcp/dermatologist/podiatrist. ...Read more

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Burning in the legs and other parts of the body?

Burning in the legs and other parts of the body?

Burning sensations: Hard to say without more info. Can be fibromyalgia or other condition involving nerve and pain sensation including such vitamin deficiencies as b12. ...Read more