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I found a waxy skin colored lump on a mole last month and I made a doctors appointment for next month if this is melanoma is this too long of a wait?

I found a waxy skin colored lump on a mole last month and I made a doctors appointment for next month if this is melanoma is this too long of a wait?

Not necessarily.: Based on your description, it does not seem like you have melanoma. However, without a pic, I cannot say for sure. I agree that a change in your mole means you should get it looked at. If you are really worried about it, go to an urgent care center or ER. Or, call your primary care doc and see if he can see you sooner to get your mole examined. ...Read more

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Waxy layer on skin after taking bath. Water irritates skin and then a waxy layer develops on the skin. What is it pls tell is it irritant dermatitits?

Waxy layer on skin after taking bath. Water irritates skin and then a waxy layer develops on the skin. What is it pls tell is it irritant dermatitits?

External: causes such as soap and minerals in water can put deposits on the skin. Trying a different wash. Distilled water can be gotten very inexpensively here. With the addition of slight bit of lemon juice won't have the same composition. Then different soaps, just to see what is occurring. ...Read more

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I have 2nd degree burn, 36% on both legs. It's been months now and the color is still white and waxy.Will my skin go back to it's previous texture?

I have 2nd degree burn, 36% on both legs. It's been months now and the color is still white and waxy.Will my skin go back to it's previous texture?

Probably not: It has been months. You do not need a plastic surgeon. Given more time----months to years---you will continue to recover color and texture. But the darker your skin, the more likely you will have permanent changes, maybe mild. There are simple skin stains you can consider such as dye-o-derm. Fake tan spray works for some people. Lubricate the skin at least once a day. ...Read more

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I get a clear, waxy film on the skin around my vagina. It doesn't smell. But feels waxy, slimy. What is it?

I get a clear, waxy film on the skin around my vagina. It doesn't smell. But feels waxy, slimy. What is it?

Hard to say: It is tough to say without seeing it. The vaginal will produce a normal discharge that can change over the course of the month in response to your hormone levels. Follow up with a doctor if you notice any itching, burning, redness, odor or irritation ...Read more

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What is skin slippage?

What is skin slippage?

Postmortum finding: Skin slippage is the term for the separation of the skin from the underlying tissue in post mortum state this is something that a medical student in gross anatomy or a pathologist doing an autopsy might see. ...Read more

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What causes crepe skin?

What causes crepe skin?

CREPE SKIN?: CREPEY SKIN WHERE? EYES, LEGS, FACE, TRUNK, HANDS, ARMS? AGE AND EXPOSURE TO THE SUN ARE A COUPLE OF FACTORS THAT OFTEN CAUSE THIS CONDITION. WHY? BECAUSE WE LOSE COLLAGEN AND THICKNESS OF THE UPPER LAYERS OF THE SKIN. OCCURS MORE OFTEN IN WHITE WOMEN. BLACK PEOPLE HAVE MORE PROTECTIVE MELANIN CELLS IN THEIR SKIN AND THAT IS WHY THEIR SKIN DOES NOT AGE AS FAST ...Read more

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Why is my skin so crusty?

?dry skin: Excessively dry skin may be due to exposure to excessive dry heat at home or work, excessive exposure to Sun and wind, overexposure to frequent bathing and harsh soaps, dehydration from certain diseases like diabetes or underactive thyroid. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more