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What Is Pickers Nodules
Picking: Pickers nodules, aka prurigo nodularis, may start out as anything causing itching and then the nerves in that area go haywire and the person picks and rubs and continues to manipulate the area, then, thick nodules that have more nerves and sensations grow and the cycle continues. The only way to break the cycle is to not touch these spots alt all. For itching, topical or injected corticosteroid. ...Read more
Irritation: This is caused by repetitive irritation of the skin area leading to excessive scarring -thus the bump or nodule. In the early stage, it may go away by itself once the scratching is stopped. At a later stage, injecting a cortisone into the lesion may cause it to resolve. In the chronic stage, it is nearly impossible to get rid of it. ...Read more
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"growths" on cords: Vocal nodules are lesions that can affect the true vocal cords. Nodules usually present as hoarseness or a change in your voice. They tend to be non-cancerous in nature but cancer is always a concern when ents look at your vocal cords and see "growths.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nodules: Usually smaller is better. So in this regard, 9mm (0.9cm) is better than 12mm (1.2cm). However, if we're talking about cancer then another important factor is how aggressive the cancer cells are, i.e., how fast they grow/spread. And this you can't tell by size alone but need to look at cells under a microscope and also evaluate for any other nodules or masses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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