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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Velvety Skin (Overview)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Velvety skin may be soft skin. Acanthosis nigricans has dark patches of skin with a velvet- like texture.


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Please tell me how to stop or treat the raised, brown, velvety skin spots caused by diabetes? Thank you

Please tell me how to stop or treat the raised, brown, velvety skin spots caused by diabetes? Thank you

Treat diabetes: The usual treatment for acanthosis nigricans (velvety skin spots) is to treat the underlying disease, that is diabetes and obesity, if the patient is obese. The better the control of blood sugar and the less obesity, the higher the likelihood that the acanthosis will be lessened. There are specific treatments, for which you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
3 Doctors shared insights

Velvety Skin (Overview)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Velvety skin may be soft skin. Acanthosis nigricans has dark patches of skin with a velvet- like texture.


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How do people get really soft, velvety skin?

How do people get really soft, velvety skin?

Skin texture: Good oral hydration and good topical moisturization of skin combined with protecting skin with sun screen can help skin texture. ...Read more

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How do people get really soft, velvety skin?

Skin texture: Good oral hydration and good topical moisturization of skin combined with protecting skin with sun screen can help skin texture. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed by a doctor if needed
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What is the definition or description of: Velvety skin?

Velvety skin: Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Velvety skin may be soft skin. Acanthosis nigricans has dark patches of skin with a velvet- like texture. ...Read more

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Is having velvety skin a possible sign of liver problems?

Is having velvety skin a possible sign of liver problems?

Very unlikely: If you are diabetic, it is more of a sign of poorly controlled diabetes. If you are not, you need to see a dermatologist for it is difficult to comment on a rash unless a picture is available. A petechial rash may be more worrisome. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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Please tell me how to stop or treat the raised, brown, velvety skin spots caused by diabetes? Thank you

Treat diabetes: The usual treatment for acanthosis nigricans (velvety skin spots) is to treat the underlying disease, that is diabetes and obesity, if the patient is obese. The better the control of blood sugar and the less obesity, the higher the likelihood that the acanthosis will be lessened. There are specific treatments, for which you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
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If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
Once
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Is it possible to have this condition without the velvety skin? I have the discoloration under my breast, around my whole neck and between butt & vag

Is it possible to have this condition without the velvety skin? I have the discoloration under my breast, around my whole neck and between butt & vag

? yeast: Under the breasts and in and around the groin are common areas for yeast infections to occur, but not the neck. Neck discoloration can be caused by cosmetics, jewelry or perfumes. I would try applying a cortisone cream to neck, and an antiyeast cream to the other regions. See a dermatologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Skin itch?

Skin itch?

Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, Saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read more

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What's weeping skin?

What's weeping skin?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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How to care my skin?

How to care my skin?

Wash and moisturize: Wash regularly and use a moisturizer with spf. ...Read more

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Freshness about skin?

Maybe: What kind of a question is this? Putting a question mark at the end of a phrase doesn't automatically turn the phrase into a question. If you want an answer, you need to ask a proper question. ...Read more

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Why is my skin flaky?

Flaky skin: Many possibilities. I would discuss with your Dr. Who knows you best. ...Read more

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I have a knot my head?

I have a knot my head?

OK: If you are worried about it, or it hurts you, then see a dr. And get it evaluated and treated, best wishes to you. ...Read more

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How come my skin itch?

Allergy/Eczema/other: It may be due to allergy to something or skin condition like eczema if you have dry skin and/or rash
you can try over the counter allergy meds like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec/claritin. But if it oersist check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How thick is our skin?

How thick is our skin?

Skin thickness: Skin thickness varies from 0.5mm thick on the eyelids to 4.0mm thick on the heels. (REF: http://www. Histology. Leeds. Ac.uk/skin/skin_layers. Php) ...Read more

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Feel weird light head?

Feel weird light head?

Many Causes: You may be feeling light headed because of dehydration or need calories. Getting plenty of water and proper amounts of food could help. However, there may be more serious causes and you should see your doctor if you keep feeling like this. ...Read more

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Why is my head so flat?

Why is my head so flat?

Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, I don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! That is my flat-out answer! ...Read more

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I have a knot on my head?

I have a knot on my head?

OK: If it hurts or is not resolving in time, then see the Dr. To get it evaluated and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have some skin problam?

Tell us about it.: You will need to give us some specifics before we can help you. Where is it, how long have you had it, what symptoms are you having, etc., etc. ...Read more

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How do I lighten my skin?

How do I lighten my skin?

Lightening skin: A number of things can lighten skin. It really depends on what your particular problem may be. Hydroquinone is a common bleaching substance and retinoids (prescription meds or otc compounds) can also cause some lightening. Your dermatologist can help you find out what might be best for you. ...Read more

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Skin Alegre from 2 years?

Skin Alegre from 2 years?

Skin condition: If you have had a skin condition for 2 years, it is time to see a skin doctor and get it properly diagnosed so the proper treatment can occur. Best wishes. ...Read more

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