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Questions tagged [dermatology]

Questions about diseases or disorders of the skin fall under the general tag "dermatology", which is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin. This includes the skin's structure and function as well as any disorders or diseases. It also deals with structures generated in/by the skin, e.g. sweat, ...

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What are these perfectly circular red shapes on the back of that person?

I am now living in Korea and have seen regularly these circular red shapes on the back of Korean people. Here is a picture. Sorry for the low quality, it is difficult for me to take a picture of ...
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Beyond correlation, why is Frank's sign significant or not?

The Wikipedia lists Frank's sign as Frank's sign is a diagonal crease in the ear lobe extending from the tragus across the lobule to the rear edge of the auricle. The sign is named after Sanders T. ...
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How can we prevent inhaling or ingesting mites that live on everyone?

I was distraught to learn today that "mites are living on everyone": Demodex folliculorum, Demodex brevis. What can I do, and not do, to prevent them from entering my body? Am I correct that any ...
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How does poor sleep cause circles under one's eyes?

I've read that poor sleep causes circles under one's eyes. Also, I've read that they are caused by dehydration. Is it safe to assume that the way poor sleep causes the circles is by causing ...
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Why do skin calluses not heal sometimes and remain tough until they fall off?

Bar exercises such as pull-ups, toes-to-bar etc. usually cause skin calluses on one's hand, just below the place where the fingers are connected to the hand, e.g.:. So the skin in these areas hardens,...
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Is it bad for skin to be naked so often?

I often feel itchy, very quickly after I take off my shirt. So it made me think about it. I can Imagine that cloth absorbs our sweat and thus prevents it from accumulating on skin which I don't think ...
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Epidermis destruction after fish eating skin?

Before a time I asked myself a question: Part of the epidermis cells are dead right, so aren't the fishes (see link below) in a spa dangerous to skin by eating a part of epidermis that basically ...
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What diseases could be transmitted skin to skin (massage)?

What kind of diseases one can get from a skin-to-skin interaction such as getting full body massages (without touching intimate parts) assuming a person had mild skin damages that occur after shaving ...
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Petechiae vs purpura vs teleangiectasia

I am having trouble understanding the visual and structural differences between these vascular lesions. I know that purpura is elevated and that spider angiomas (easly recognizable) refill from the ...
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What Causes Stress Hives

I was looking up the effects of stress on skin on WebMD. It only talked about treatment and gave an very basic overview of one potential explanation, but not for the hives in particular. I just want ...
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Do simple carbohydrates affect skin quality?

Does eating simple carbohydrates affects the skin quality ? Will it make skin dark, old, dull, dry, wrinkled, saggy, or cause fine lines or age spots?
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As of Apr. 2018, is topical benzyl peroxide considered to be carcinogenic?

Please notify me of any more recent studies than this from 1995, whose abstract states: Topical benzoyl peroxide has been used in the treatment of acne for over 30 years, with no reports of adverse ...
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Tinea Capitis ( Ringworm of the scalp) under a magnifying glass

Supposing a patient has Tinea Capitis (Ringworm of the scalp) what will you see under a magnifying glass?
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Why do you not need sun protection whe the UV index is 3?

In Australia, they recommend sun protection when the UV index is above 3. Why is this? Surely whenever it's above 0 there are still UV rays hitting your skin? Would 10 minutes in the sun with a UV ...
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Do bearded faces age slower?

Recent research indicates that UV exposure may be responsible for around 80% of facial skin aging symptoms. The more unprotected exposure from the sun, the more the skin ages. Does the evidence show ...
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Differential diagnosis for a facial lesion?

What is the differential diagnosis for a facial lesion such as the one shown? Appearance: consists of multiple small blister-like lesions in clusters under the eye and on upper cheek. Base edematous ...
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Aesthetics aside, is there a medical reason that acne should be treated?

There are obvious costmetic reasons to treat Acne. However, are there medical reasons for acne to be treated? Possible disadvantages of treatment include harshness of chemicals, side effects of ...
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what is the bioavailability of ingested collagen? [duplicate]

I am asking with respect to collagen ingested from your grocery store that comes in dried powder form in containers like 'vital proteins' collagen peptitdes. Is the collagen triple helix completely ...
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Is it better to use an epilator before or after shower?

Considering that during a shower, the warm water causes skin to expand, is it better to use an epilator to remove body hair before or after shower?
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Electromagnetic Light and Radio Pulses in Combination against Skin Conditions

Reading up on recent developments in the treatments for Hidradenitis suppurativa I came across a brand new option. Τhat option, if true, would by absolutely sensational on several fronts: The so ...
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What is the recommended (dermaroller) needle length for face microneedling to tackle various issues according to studies?

I have spent three hours reading through microneedling/dermarolling studies published in various journals, but apart from the praise face microneedling has garnered, I could not extract any ...
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What is the main purpose of using silicone sheets against scars?

Some say silicone sheets (tapes/patches) are used for hydration. Others state it's a pressure effect that get things done. Also some pastic surgeons say silicone sheets aplied for elevating ...
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Can Cicatrix, the plant extracts cream against scars, worsen a normotrophic scar to atrophic?

“Cicatrix” - cream with plant extracts of Centella Asiatica and Pinus Sylvestris (pine). It is sometimes recommended by plastic surgeons to prevent scarring. Cicatrix should be rubbed in by massaging ...
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What is the most potent method of scar resurfacing?

For now, there are different methods of scar resurfacing: Laser Fraxel Radio Frequency therapy CO2-Laser Microneedling with/without PRP Nd:YAG laser Dermabrasion/Microdermabrasion Maybe some others?...
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What is the best way to diminish skin tension of a scar?

Skin tension on place where it was injured lead to very bad looking scars. How to effectively diminish scar tissue's tension so that it forms normally?
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Mederma or Contractubex. What is better for still forming normotrophic scars?

Mederma and Contractubex have similar composition. Mederma's ingredients according to Tabletwise: Allium Cepa Topical (onion) Allantoin Topical Purified Water Topical Xanthan Gum Topical ...
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What is the state-of-the-art method of minimizing scars for 2018?

There are a lot of trivial ways of scar reducing that were used for many years. But is there some innovative/modern approach of scar treatment that have proven to be effective?
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Embrace Scar Therapy. Worth it or not? Is it just overpriced ordinary silicone sheet?

3.5 months ago I obtained normotrophic scar on my face in place of eyelid. All this time I was looking for remedies to minimize scarring and somehow improve appearance of scar. I was advised to use ...
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Is ASEA supplement useful against scars or it is a fake product?

3 months ago I obtained normotrophic scar on my face in place of eyelid. All this time I was looking for remedies to minimize scarring and somehow improve appearance of scar. I was advised to use ...
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Is the kids moon disease a skin cancer?

Dry pigmented skin or kids moon Xeroderma pigmentosum is a genetic disease that was first discovered in 1870 by Dr. Moritz Kaposi, a product of the loss of oxygen-deficient ribosome DNA, in its ...
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Should scars be massaged or better keep them in rest?

Some dermatologists recommend massaging a scar with bio oils or vitamin E oil to minimize scarring process. According to them, massaging and pressing movements promotes scars to fade away gradually. ...
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How to REALLY treat fungal infection? [closed]

Problem: I'm a runner. My immune system became weak due to some virus and I got a fungal infection about 9 months ago. Treatment: I didn't know that I have a fungal infection because it wasn't ...
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Does collagen protein supplements (e.g. hydrolyzed collagen) help to minimize scarring?

3 months ago obtained normotrophic scar on my face. Is it reasonable to eat collagen proteins (collagen hydrosolate) to help scars to fade away?
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Why is terbinafine hydrochloride cream OTC in the US whereas ciclopirox olamine cream isn't?

Why is terbinafine hydrochloride cream OTC in the US whereas ciclopirox olamine cream isn't? Both medications are typically used to treat fungal skin infections (tinea corporis, tinea capitis, tinea ...
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Which type of protein supplement is better suited to promote skin healing?

Typically, protein is used as a sport nutrition for muscle growth. But I need it for another reason. I was injured (lacerated skin wound). Physicians sometimes recommend to consume protein to promote ...
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How to prevent and minimize whitening (albication) of the scar on face?

Normotrophic scar (about 1 cm long) was formed on my face (lower eyelid). Typically, with time scars tend to turn white. That probably indicates that scar tissue formation is finished. Then this ...
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Does vitamin E in oil liquid form help to eliminate wrinkles on face?

It is sometimes recommended by dermatologists for topical use to promote wrinkle smoothing. Does vitamin E in liquid oil form help to fade wrinkles?
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Does vitamin E in liquid oil form help to fade scars?

It is often recommended by dermatologists and self-healing people to promote scars to fade away. Vitamin E in oil form should be rubbed in on scars by massaging movements twice daily. There may be ...
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What substances are absorbed through skin when pores are open through heat?

It can go directly in your bloodstream. Most substances are absorbed faster through skin than when ingested(from what I've read) I know apparently Chloride is effectively and quickly absorbed. "...
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Calculating sun exposure limit over changing UV index

I'm currently working on an engineering project which monitors the users current UV exposure and attempts to calculate how much time they can safely remain in the sun. An issue I've encountered is ...
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What vitamins or dietary supplements for internal taking are useful for injured skin?

I was injured 2 months ago. After the removal of the stitches a normotrophic scar (about 1 cm long) is forming on my face. I would like to indirectly contribute to the skin and my constitution for ...
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Is simultaneous use of silicone gel and plaster against scar reasonable?

Some plastic surgeons say that attaching silicone plaster on top of the silicone gel is more effective against scar. Some surgeons say that it is useless. What is the truth?
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Does plant extracts cream “Cicatrix” actually work against scars?

“Cicatrix” - cream with plant extracts of Centella Asiatica and Pinus Sylvestris (pine). It is sometimes recommended by plastic surgeons to prevent scarring. Cicatrix should be rubbed in by massaging ...
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How well does skin absorb hydrolyzed collagen or collagen amino acids?

Hydrolyzed collagen and collagen amino acids are a common ingredient in moisturizers and similar products. Are they well absorbed topically, or are they a scam? Is the absorption different by skin ...
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Does eating manuka honey help prevent acne?

Does eating manuka honey help prevent acne? What I have found so far is unsubstantiated or in vitro. {1}: The Internet is filled with patient testimonials that Manuka honey works marvelously for ...
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Does it make sense to apply bio-oil products such as vitamin E (oil), Aloe vera, etc. on the scar to minimize scarring?

I have 1-month old scar on my face. Now I am using silicone gel against scars. On the internet I found that in such cases, it will also be useful to apply such products as vitamin E (liquid form), ...
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What causes some lacerations to form hypertrophic scars?

What feature of a skin injury (for example, depth of laceration?) determines whether scars will form as hypertrophic or not? For this question, I am differentiating hypertrophic from keloids, which ...
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Is combining silicone plasters and silicone gels for scars effective?

I have a question. As far as I know, silicone gels and silicone plasters (aka sheets or patches) are used to optimize wound healing and minimize scarring. I purchased a silicone plaster Mepiform and ...
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What vitamins are useful for restoring the skin after an injury?

I was injured 4 weeks ago. After the removal of the stitches, either an atrophic or a normotrophic scar (about 1 cm long) was formed on my face. I would like to contribute to the skin and constitution ...
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What works better in minimizing scars? Silicone plasters or silicone gels?

Are silicone plasters or silicone gels more effective for minimizing scarring and optimal healing of a one month-old scar?