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, oils/sebum, hair, nails, moles, warts, skin coloration and its disorders, etc.

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Do the usage of antiperspirants causes skin cancer or breast cancer

I was going through few articles and it have been mentioned that continuous usage of antiperspirants results in skin cancer or breast cancer and if its true can it cause more side effects over a long ...
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Acne underneath skin [closed]

Introduction Okay, I've almost won my war. The battle, its almost won... However, I must still claim victory in my final battle. The battle against the little enemies, the ones that have fought with ...
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Does frequent showering change the amount of oils our skin produces?

The skin produces natural oils, but when we shower, we remove those with water and wiping down. I'm wondering if our bodies adjust to the constant showering by producing oils faster. Sometimes, if I ...
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Rashes on back of knees [closed]

For a few weeks now, I have had inexplicable rashes on the backs of my legs, behind the knee area. It looks like some odd highly-localized form of eczema. They are sometimes itchy, and they get ...
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Is constantly using oily moisturizer bad for your skin?

I have eczema and as a result I have to use moisturizer to reduce the dryness. I heard that coconut oil is pretty good. I tried it and indeed it helped. But I was told that I shouldn't use it ...
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Is it possible to reverse the skin cell damage caused by sunlight by taking appropriate vitamins?

Of course it is said that vitamins C and E are good for skin, but I would like to know if it is actually possible to reverse any of the skin cell damage i.e. sunburn, skin aging, melanoma caused by ...
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If I think my mole is changing, what should I do?

If I think a mole has changed, or my partner thinks they have noticed a change, what should I do about it? Is there any way of finding out for sure if a mole has changed?
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What is the mechanism of action of Alphosol dandruff treatment?

For around two years I have been using Alphosol 2 in 1, which is a coal tar extract based shampoo, to treat my dandruff which I believe is caused mostly by my Psoriasis. Each application would leave ...
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What treatments are available for dandruff/psoriasis

There are basic anti-dandruff shampoos such as Head & Shoulders, and there are coal tar treatments such as Alphosyl 2 in 1, Capasal, Polytar or T/Gel for itchy and flaky scalp problems, but if you ...
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After a skin biopsy, is it preferable to use vaseline, polysporin, or neosporin?

After a skin biopsy, is it preferable to use vaseline, polysporin, or neosporin? Preferable in terms of scar, allergies, or anything else that one might expect the patient to care about.