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What causes skin tags?

What causes skin tags?

As my old...: ...Distinguished professor of dermatology used to say, "the lord." skin tags are just redundant skin that folds over itself. Beyond the annoyance of getting them caught in jewelry or clothing, they are of no consequence. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Sudy
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Skin Resurfacing (Definition)

As skin ages it goes through various changes that makes it look older. Skin resurfacing is a technique (usual with a laser) that removes the top layers of skin. That stimulates the skin to produce younger looking, healthier skin. The key is to go to a qualified cosmetic surgeon to be sure that the treatment is right for you and to be sure that ...Read more


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What causes skin tags?

What causes skin tags?

Friction and rubbing: Some people tend to get them and other people do not. We don't know why that is. The occur in places that the skin experiences friction or rubbing but why some get them and others don't we don't know. ...Read more

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What causes skin discoloration?

What causes skin discoloration?

Sun and Hormones: Skin damage due to sun exposure is one of the main causes of skin discoloration. Also, hormones, like estrogen can cause darkening of the skin, known as melasma. Also, there are some fungal infections that can cause skin discoloration as well. ...Read more

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What causes skin cancer?

What causes skin cancer?

Sun damage, Genetics: There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two together can be very dangerous. If you have a strong family history, lots of sun exposure, or any enlarging skin lesions, be evaluated by your local doctor and/or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes skin discoloration in peri anal area?

What causes skin discoloration in peri anal area?

Usually normal: The perianal area is normally more pigmented than surrounding skin. Just like nipples. ...Read more

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What causes breast abscesses?

What causes breast abscesses?

Skin Bacteria: Breast abscesses usually arise from normal skin bacteria traveling thru the nipple ducts & multiplying under the skin. This is most common in women who are breast feeding due to nipple trauma. When it occurs unrelated to lactation, we need to include breast cancer as a possible cause & do the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What causes cellulitis?

What causes cellulitis?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin; the usual reference to this term is that the inflammation is caused from a bacterium. If the infection becomes overwhelming, the bacteria works it's way into the bloodstream resulting in sepsis. We treat this condition with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes perirectal abscesses ?

What causes perirectal abscesses ?

Several causes: They can be caused by superficial gland infections, or by abnormal connections between the rectum and the skin, called a fistula. ...Read more

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What causes gums to itch?

What causes gums to itch?

Itchy gums: This can be due to gum inflammation. Periodontal disease or some new product or food. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags to suddenly appear?

What causes skin tags to suddenly appear?

Skin tags: Skin tags (acrochordons) are benign skin growths that are somewhat familial (genetic) and tend to occur in skin folds. We see more as people age and, naturally, in overweight people because of the skin folds. Problematic ones are treated with simple excision under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What causes perianal abcess?

What causes perianal abcess?

Infection : Usually from infected sebaceous glands or follicles that is localized with collection of pus. ...Read more

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What possible causes of skin tags are there?

Repeated trauma: The cause of skin tags is not entirely clear and some have a genetic predisposition. They are usually found in skin folds (neck, axilla, groin) and likely have something to do with repetitive trauma in these areas. ...Read more

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What causes boils?

What causes boils?

Infection: Bacterial infection, usually staph, of hair follicle leading to suppurative inflammation. Predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency favor multiple or recurrent boils. ...Read more

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What causes boils?

BOILS CAUSES: BOILS ARE DEEP, LOCALIZED SKIN INFECTIONS. CAN BE CAUSED BY AN INFECTED INGROWN HAIR OR A SPLINTER OR BY FOREIGN BODY LODGED IN THE SKIN. HOT COMPRESSES OFTEN HELP TO RELIEVE THE PAIN, BUT YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR DOCTOR TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT HAVE VARIOUS OTHER DISORDERS SUCH AS DIABETES. ...Read more

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What causes deep scalp itch?

What causes deep scalp itch?

Need to see Doctor: Itchy scalp is due to an inflammatory reaction on the scalp.It is a common problem among adults.It can be caused by 1seborrhic dermatitis which cause dandruff 2hypothyroidism 3lupus erythematotus 4scalp infections with fungi and bacteria 5allergy to shampoos or hair dyes/dressings a persistant itchy scalp needs to be examined and evaluated by your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes abscesses on the scrotum?

Bacteria: Abscesses can occur anywhere. The causes can vary but ultimately its bacterial invasion that is responsible. ...Read more

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What are the causes of perianal abscess?

Anything: That cause inflammation in the rectum, such as diarrhea, constipation, or trauma can cause swelling and blockage of the anal ducts which then get infected and seek the path of least resistance to form a perianal abscess and possible fistula. ...Read more

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What are causes of tongue skin tags?

What are causes of tongue skin tags?

Trauma: What you are describing is a fibro-epithelial polyp. These are thought to be caused by minor trauma from cheek or lip biting. People of varying ages can be affected by these polyps. Treatment is surgical removal. However, it is best to have them checked and possibly biopsied by an oral surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Brown Red Skin Rash (Definition)

A brown-red skin rash is a symptom in which a person has skin color changes that appear brownish and/or reddish, with or without texture changes. Various conditions can have rashes with these colors. Measles rashes can be reddish-brownish dots or splotches, beginning from the head and ...Read more


Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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Scabies Mites Found On Skin Scraping (Definition)

Scabies is an easily spread skin disease caused by a very small species of mite. Examination of the skin shows signs of scabies. Tests include an examination under the microscope of skin scrapings taken from a burrow to look for the mites. A skin biopsy ...Read more