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What Type Of Bite Causes Peeling
Probably not.: Unless there were dozens of insect bites located specifically on the hands and feet, it would be very unusual for a typical insect bite to trigger the hands and feet to peel. More likely is post-streptococcal infection or something called "hand-foot-mouth disease". Dyshidrosis is a skin condition that can cause peeling of hands and feet--typically associated with sweaty palms and feet that itch. ...Read more
My arms get little occasional circles that peel around hair follicles, itch, and form tiny bug-bite looking scabs. No known cause. What can it be?
Could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?
No: Chemical peel, ultrasound and other ways of manageing skin conditions essentially are unable to cause cancers especially of skin. The latter is causes by carcinogenic exposure, chronic exposure to ultraviolet light, and skin lesions such as cutaneous fistulas of long standing duration where viral involvement may be responsible. ...Read more
Please tell me, could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?
Not really : Skin cancer is caused by errors or mutations in the dna of skin cells. This then causes the cells to grow out of control leading to cancer. This can be from exposure to uv light from the sun or tanning beds or from exposure to toxic substances. Certain types of laser resurfacing is actually beneficial to actinic damage or even precancerous lesions. ...Read more
Can using candid B cream on vagina or labia cause infertility? My skin started peeling off a bit. Does this cream affect fertility?
Not likely: Topical anti-fungal cream like miconazole will not affect fertility. There may be small risk for toxicity to embryo and fetus if used during the first trimester because imidazoles are absorbed in small amounts from the vagina. Oral medication of this type should be avoided unless your welfare is at risk from the infection, and the medication is prescribed and closely monitored by your obstetrician ...Read more
I have edema in my forehead, eye brows, and the bridge of my nose. Could this be caused from sun exposure? I have been out in the sun a lot more than usual in the past couple of days. My skin is pink but not burnt or peeling and no insect bites that i can
7 month old baby had high fever/wbc. diagnosed with UTI from ecoli.A few days after treatment,some of his fingers started peeling a bit. Cause?
Hard to say: Sometimes bacteria can produce toxins that cause skin peeling but E coli is unlikely to do so. Also some antibiotics can cause skin rashes so it is possible it is the treatment. Or it could be completely unrelated and a completely different problem. If it does not improve, discuss with the baby's pediatrician. ...Read more
Hydroxy acids: depending on your skin type, alpha and beta hydroxy acids work well for removing dead skin, without lightening your skin. ...Read more
Gum lesions?: Depending on the clinical picture, gums can "peel" or slough off due to gum disease, trauma, viral, bacteria or other miscellaneous causes. You would need to see a laser periodontist for a complete evaluation. The nd/yag laser can sometimes help in a big way in these situations. www.drgums.com. ...Read more
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