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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more


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Please help! I have red skin lesion on toddler's face?

Please help! I have red skin lesion on toddler's face?

Have him seen: A red lesion could be a bug bite, eczema, an infection, a viral rash, a broken capillary, a contact dermatitis...So best to have him/her seen. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: raised red skin lesions?

What is the definition or description of: raised red skin lesions?

Possibly bug bites: There are many causes of red "spots" which when touched are not flat on the skin but instead are elevated off the skin. They can be red from scratching or from being bitten by a bug or be a blister from a burn. Some raised lesions have fluid in them such as a blister. When the spot or leasionis red it is usually inflamed. Whelps from an allergic reaction can also be red and raised lesions. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.

I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.

Salt water soaks: You may try salt water soaks but whatever you do, do not try to squeeze or pop it yourself. Take 1 table spoon of salt to a pint (large glass) of warm (not hot) tap water. Soak a wash cloth in it then let it sit on the "boil" for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times each day. This may help. ...Read more

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I have itching in my scrotum with red skin.And whitich scars from infected hair follicles after shaving which was itchy and still.Whats the treatment?

Itching scrotal skin: Hi without seeing the sores I have to guess this is either a fungal infection or a folliculitis (infected hair follicles--usually caused by staph). I would try an over the counter anti-fungal for a day or two unless it is worsening. Then one would need to be seen by a good medical provider. ...Read more

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Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9 treatment yesterday is we cleaned it thoroughly and put simple antiseptic on the entire area which is by the way the outline of his boxer shorts. It is even

Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area.  Temperature 99.9 treatment yesterday is we cleaned it thoroughly and put simple antiseptic on the entire area which is by the way the outline of his boxer shorts.  It is even

This : This rash could be a few different things. - impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria - either streptococcus or staph. This needs to be treated with antibiotics. - contact dermatitis is skin inflammation. It can be caused by plants such as poison ivy or poison oak or it can be from contact of a chemical or item that a person is particularly sensitive to. This is usually treated with steroid creams or oral steroids. - viral illness such as chicken pox, shingles or herpes can also cause painful blisters on a red base. This can be treated with anti-virals or just needs to run its course depending on the severity of the infection. The best thing to do is to contact his doctor and have him seen, since each possible problem requires different treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Raised red skin rash that itches and oozes, what is this?

Raised red skin rash that itches and oozes, what is this?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a raised red skin blotch on my arm that disappears and comes bacj?

I have a raised red skin blotch on my arm that disappears and comes bacj?

Red skin blotch: Not enough information to guess a diagnosis. Does it come and go in minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years. Is it a single spot? Does it have scale? Or any symptoms like itching or burning? When it leaves can you tell that anything was there? Does it start small and grow or does it appear fully formed right away? These are some of the factors your dermatologist will take into considera. ...Read more

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I have a small, raised red/ skin coloured bump on my chest. It's been there for about 5 weeks, not sure if it started as a bite? I've tried cortisone

Red bump: This may be a hemangioma which is a benign growth of tiny blood vessels called capillaries. These don't blanch when touched and are not likely to change or disappear. Of course a physician or dermatologist would have to inspect the spot to be sure. ...Read more

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Non latex bandages cause raised/red skin and lasts for a while after taking off. Can i be allergic to the adhesive or something else?

Non latex bandages cause raised/red skin and lasts for a while after taking off. Can i be allergic to the adhesive or something else?

Probably not: The adhesive is irritating to the skin and commonly causes skin changes such as these. If it disappears within 48 hrs, probably nothing to worry about. Non-latex contact allergy to adhesive is possible and can be diagnosed with testing if the problem worsens. ...Read more

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Have a raised bump that looks like a mosquito bite. It's skin coloured and raised, surrounded by red skin. It's very itchy. Can it be a flea bite?

Have a raised bump that looks like a mosquito bite. It's skin coloured and raised, surrounded by red skin. It's very itchy. Can it be a flea bite?

That is possible: But hard to diagnose without more info and an exam of the lesion. If you get more, see a doctor. If it goes away or you find critters on your pet, spray spray spray. ...Read more

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Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)

Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)

Rash: It sounds like youre talking about the hives or urticaria which is usually caused by allergy. Unfortunately it is impossible to give you a definitive diagnosis without seeing a picture of you lesion. Therefore, see your doctor for an exact diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have an itchy vagina and anus. Raw red skin around anus and red raised bumps around both. Scabies?? Small tear around anus from being constipated.

I have an itchy vagina and anus. Raw red skin around anus and red raised bumps around both. Scabies??  Small tear around anus from being constipated.

Yeast infection?: The single most common cause of such symptoms is candidiasis (yeast infection, thrush). If so, it seems more severe than average. Herpes might be possible if you are sexually active. Scabies rarely occurs in these locations, but might be possible if you have typical scabies elsewhere (hands, elbows, waist, etc). See a doctor or clinic ASAP for professional diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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When exercising: clogged ears, raised heart rate , hard eyes, pulsating neck and head, red skin blotches on face, feels like walking on air why?

When exercising: clogged ears, raised heart rate , hard eyes, pulsating neck and head, red skin blotches on face, feels like walking on air why?

?physiologic: During exercise the heart rate, blood pressure, and cardiac output increase and can cause the ears to seem to be "stopped up" and cause the pulsations in the neck. Blood flow increases to the skin to help eliminate heat that the body is generating (flushed face). I suspect you may be hyperventilating to some degree and that causes numbness and tingling around the face, arms and legs. ...Read more

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What is the best natural cure of red skin and acne?

What is the best natural cure of red skin and acne?

Adjuncts only: Acne is a serious, chronic, incurable disease that is a major personal and professional liability. It is always manageable by evidence-based medicine until it self-cures, but the 50% of patients who are not cleared by topical benzoyl peroxide need prescription-strength medication. Don't neglect junior's basic health needs by refusing to get 21st century treatment for his/her acne. ...Read more

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What're the best facial care products for shiny or red skin?

What're the best facial care products for shiny or red skin?

Avene / La-ROche: Avene / la-roche posay have good products for reddness, etc. Also glytone is very good. ...Read more

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4 month old with dry, red skin on checks & forehead. What's the best lotion to use on him.

Anything for dry ski: More effective if soak in water first. A cream with ceramides may be most effective. Eucerin now has a good one called eucerin eczema care. ...Read more

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My brother has a cracked heel and it's a fungal infection, shows bit red skin. What's the best thing to do? Also what's your opinion on coconut oil?

Moisturize: Any moisturizing, including coconut oil, with help heel fissures. If it is, in fact, due to fungus, he would be better off using an over-the-counter antifungal cream like terbinafine, tolnaftate or Clotrimazole (generic names). Using them under some plastic wrap at night will speed the process. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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