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My baby has oozing, crusting skin lesions. Should I cover them or leave them open?

My baby has oozing, crusting skin lesions. Should I cover them or leave them open?

Oozing skin lesions: You should have the baby seen asap by a clinician to examine the lesions. Honey crusting is associated with a staph infection until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Skin Lesions (Definition)

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


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What's recommended as a cure for the skin lesions created by injuries?

What's recommended as a cure for the skin lesions created by injuries?

TLC: Provide tender loving care to damaged skin. Areas that have experienced trauma are best attended to by restoring the normal skin integrity. If the skin is open, torn or cut, it needs to be tended to with appropriate measures such as sutures (if lacerated) and/or topical antibiotics with bandaging. If the skin is swollen or bruised, use ice initially and raised above heart level to help healing. ...Read more

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55y/o dad, h/o controlled t-2 dm switched to insulin from glime/meformin 8 months back bcoz of LP skin lesions. But new lesions never stopped coming!?

55y/o dad, h/o controlled t-2 dm switched to insulin from glime/meformin 8 months back bcoz of LP skin lesions. But new lesions never stopped coming!?

Probably not related: If he has been off the metformin and Glimepiride for 8 months and is still getting lesions then it is not due to those drugs. Metformin is an extremely useful drug for diabetes, and the only one shown to reduce heart attack. I'd suggest he talk to his md about going back on that. I am not an expert on the other causes of lichen planus; a dermatologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between fiberglass and an outbreak of skin lesions?

Is there a correlation between fiberglass and an outbreak of skin lesions?

Maybe: If you are allergic or sensitive to working with fiberglass you may get an allergic reaction. It is not common to have such an allergy and you may want to explore other causes of the skin lesions. If you get specs of fiberglass under your skin that could cause a foreign body reaction and possibly injure your skin. Allergic reactions usually cause itching. Injury with fiberglass usually hurts. ...Read more

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Idk if it's a rash or what but my back has broken out bad and I have different skin lesions or dry areas in spots I've never seen please help?

Idk if it's a rash or what but my back has broken out bad and I have different skin lesions or dry areas in spots I've never seen please help?

Dermatologist: This eruption would have to be examined by a physician or a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. It may be heat or sweat related or a reaction to clothing or detergents. Wear a white undershirt and see a physician or dermatologist if the eruption doesn't clear. ...Read more

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Periodically I get sm 2mm or less skin lesions. They start dark like a burn that part falls off leaving a light the mid and drk around. No itch/pain.

Skin lesions: Thank you for your question. Skin lesions that burn and then leave pigmented marks may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external/internal sources such as allergies or otherwise. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have neuropathy from shingles without skin lesions?

Is it possible to have neuropathy from shingles without skin lesions?

Shingles issues: Yes although unlikely. Generally shingles manifests itself with the rash and then you develop the post herpetic neuralgia but sometimes the rash is very minor and unless you suspect that its shingles may be confused with poison ivy or other types of benign skin irritations. ...Read more

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How does the skin lesions look, do they hurt?

Re-ask: Looks like some of your question has been cut off. Consider reasking and providing clarification. ...Read more

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Can precancerous skin lesions be scratched off?

Skin lesions: Any questionable skin lesions should be seen in person by a specialist. If a lesion has been diagnosed as pre-cancerous I would not recommend scraping it off. Having an initial biopsy performed is essential. A likely follow-up of the complete lesion with clean margins would then need to be performed. It's important to always protect your skin and avoiding prolonged direct sun exposure. Be safe! ...Read more

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Can precancerous skin lesions reappear after being scraped off?

Yes: It depends on the depth of the lesion. If all of the lesion is not removed, it is likely to recur. ...Read more

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What could cause purple-brown skin lesions?

Have it evaluated.: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can precancerous skin lesions be asymptomatic?

Yes: Precancerous skin lesions are generally symptomatic. There may be a may a rough patch of skin for precancerous squamous cell carcinoma and a dysplastic nevus in the case of a melanoma, ...Read more

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Do all patients diagnosed with coeliacs disease have skin lesions?

Not all, but many: There are several ways that the basis of the condition expresses itself and a sensitive person may experience any combination of them. Skin symptoms are not rare. The good news is that as treatment is effective for one it usually is for others too. Are you well-treated? Is gluten an issue? There are more and more good diets w/out or with minimal gluten. Try one to see if it helps. ...Read more