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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Recommendations for correct healing of a skin wound after removal of stitches?

Recently some man had injured my eyes and eyelid skin. My lower eyelid skin was ripped. Lacrimal channel was ripped as well. In the hospital, my wound on the inferior eyelid was stitched. Soon the ...
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Is there a shampoo that does not contain SLS or cocamidopropyl betaine?

If there is someone who is allergic to cocamidopropyl betaine and concerned about skin irritation from SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), is there a resource that shows shampoos without these ingredients?
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Fact or Myth, Will too much smile cause wrinkles?

I wonder many people say "If too much smile can be wrinkles on the face?" From some articles, I found some opinions that is the smile can be wrinkles on the face. But on the other hand is not it if ...
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Why do I sometimes get itchy skin after taking a shower? [closed]

I live in a hard water area, and I sometimes get very itchy skin (typically on my arms and legs) that feels like having tiny pin-pricks, after taking a shower. It lasts for ten minutes or so, then ...
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How long can an allergic reaction last after exposure to an allergen?

My dad has a skin allergy (rashes, itchiness), and I want to cut out some things from his diet to see if it's causing the problem. But I don't know how long an allergic reaction can last in absence ...
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Safe UV exposure time

How long can our body be exposed to UV to not cause health problems like skin cancer, etc,. In some parts of the USA, the UV index can reach High (7-9). I'm trying to understand if I need to stay ...
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is saltwater bad or good for your skin?

After swimming into the sea, is it better take shower immediately or wait several hours? I found this on yahoo.anwers: Best Answer: Salt water can dry up the natural oils in your skin, and this ...
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What specialty of doctor should one see for recurrent fungal skin infections?

For recurrent tinea (jock itch), what specialty of physician should one see - a primary care physician, dermatologist, or infectious disease physician?
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Do our skin get normal after obese person lose weight?

I have seen people loosing a lot of pounds working out. But their skin hanging all over the body. Does the skin get normal ever?
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One sunburn peels after 2 days, another after 2 weeks. Why?

I once did a long bike ride that burned my legs (low sun intensity/focus, long exposure time). They were immediately sore but didn't peel until 2 weeks later. I once swum a bit and burned my ...
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Branch of medicine that falls under scar removal

I had chicken pox when I was ten and I have a deep scar in my forehead due to it. I am now 25 and I will like to remove this scar if possible. I am wondering, what branch of medicine will this fall ...
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Improving skin color and shining through diet

From the research on web I found that drinking carrot and beetroot juice is very good for skin health (i.e. improving skin colour, shining etc.) However, both juices are used to loose weight, while I ...
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Why do burn wounds benefit from cooling (beyond the first few seconds of actually lowering the temperature back to regular skin level)?

As in the title: why do burn wounds benefit from cooling (beyond the first few seconds of actually lowering the temperature back to regular skin level)? Advice for burn wounds always include cooling ...
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Gaining weight by eating mustard seeds

I want to increase my body weight and reduce my skin problems. At night, I put mustard seeds in a glass of water, and in the morning I crush them in a mixer grinder with that water and drink that. Is ...
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Switching hot and and cold water while taking bath

I have a habit of toggling between hot and cold water while taking shower. Does this result faster wrinkle (or faster aging of skin) of skin, because hot water cause expansion and cold water cause ...
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Does milk tea causes skin dark?

I want to know that, Is that true if we have milk tea more than three times in a day,will make skin more darker?
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Wearing a corset

First of all, I am not an english native speaker, however I will try to explain my issue as clear as possible. I am not asking for any diagnosis, but to clarify my question I will share my personal ...
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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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Does cooling the skin reduce irritation from shaving?

Increasing age has increased the sensitivity of my grandfather's skin; so he asked me to pose the question entitled above, after seeing electronic shavers that cool the skin and questioning whether ...
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What causes asymptomatic itching with rarely distributed rash?

Preface: I am not a student of medicine or a medical professional by any means. All uses of anatomic and biologic terms come from a general education plus a little hobby-knowledge. Misuses of such ...
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Melanocyte count in our skin

How many melanocytes can be found in one square milimeter of the skin. Is 1500 melanocytes per square-milimeter skin indeed the correct number?
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Does aloe vera fade acne scars?

Can aloe vera gel make scars from acne fade? If so, how is it used for this purpose?
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Recommendation for long-lasting (eg 1 week) airproof and waterproof plaster?

I'm attempting the "duct tape" treatment for a wart, which has worked well in the past with a verucca. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Warts/Pages/Treatment.aspx#Duct tape The treatment involves ...
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(Why) does hot water dry our skin more?

So I'm still trying to figure out whether it matters if you take a hot or cold or lukewarm or something-in-between shower. All the answers I found around the web were like "Yes, hot water does dry ...
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Why do my hair and scalp feel greasy and itchy until I shower?

I've recently noticed that I have dry, itchy skin - particularly on my shins and ankles - and I think this may be caused by the warm-to-hot 10 minute showers I have every morning. The problem is that ...
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How to use normalising gel, cleansing milk, toner and protein mask

I have been using normalising gel to wash my face. I got as a present cleansing milk, toner and protein mask. How am I supposed to use these? I kind of understand that toner is used to remove those ...
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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.
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Does the presence of a root on a skin cancer aid in identification?

For a couple of years I have had what I suspect to be an undiagnosed squamous cell carcinoma on my big toe. If I scratch off the superficial part it looks like there is a root remaining (I can see ...
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Perfect Solution For Skin and Hair

i am planing to make routine that help to improve hair and skin health . I have Aleo Vera , curd , Fenugreek Seeds , Egg etc . And i hear that all these are very good for hair and skin . Now what my ...
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Can I remove the dark skin under my eyes

I think I have hey fever, which makes my eyes water uncontrollably and constantly. This has happened since I was a child. I've been known to randomly cry, my friends know I'm not actually. Instead ...
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What layer of skin and approximate depth would this be?

So this for a school thing and I am completely stuck on working out what it is. I'm thinking reticular dermis but thats just a guess. "It is a clean wound positioned just below the elbow crease that ...
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Are there any reasonably-priced technology to measure any part of your body to help cut the pressure garment precisely

I am not sure if this topic belongs here but could not find a more relevant stackexchange site. My kid is receiving a pressure garment treatment to recover from severe burn. However, cutting the ...
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Is it harmful to write on yourself with pen ink?

If so, what are the chemicals present that make it toxic? I imagine it depends on the pen. Specifically, I'm asking about bic pens and sharpies, but I'm curious in general.
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How can I treat calluses on my palms?

I've been going to the gym for about a year, and because I didn't wear gloves at first, I developed some calluses on my palms. They don't hurt much, but aesthetically, they aren't the most beautiful ...
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Do people from sunnier parts of the world show accelerated aging?

A lot of medical evidence seems to point to there being a link between sun exposure and skin aging. Would this mean that on average, a 30-year-old from Arizona would have more wrinkles and uneven skin ...
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Body acne (extreme condition) [closed]

After swelling goes away dark spots take place of them. my complete back is covered with dark spots . Urgent help required.
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Is a Chronic Disease Incurable?

One of my friend's toe nails was removed, because of a chronic disease effect on his hands and leg. His doctors told him it's Psoriatic disease and its a type of chronice disease thats incurable. The ...
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Does having one's skin pores closed or open affect its health?

I've stumbled upon a long marketing post about better shaving techniques and instruments, which briefly mentions that "You should close your skin's pores after shaving by splashing your face with cold ...
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Clarification with a prescription for blood tests

I have a pro long condition of hair loss. I consulted a dermatologist and he gave me list of blood tests which I should do before the next consultation. I have difficulty in reading one of the items ...
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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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Estrogen level after sex

Estrogen levels ought to elevate after having sex in women and thus improve skin and hair quality. I do not find the scientific proof for this statement. Who can help?
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Do the usage of antiperspirants causes cysts

Does the continuous usage of antiperspirants causes cysts if so what happens if the person continues to use the antiperspirant will it result in any other side effects worsening the condition.
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When do you stop Minocycline/Spirnolactone prior to start of Accutane?

I will be meeting with my Dermatologist to start on Accutane Sept. 16. She is on vacation now so I cannot contact her, but she mentioned that before I start Acutane that I need to stop taking my ...
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Homemade shampoo make my scalp too dry?

I've tried to make DIY shampoo but it dries my scalp too much(not dandruff). My combo: 1 tsp almond oil 1 tsp virgin coconut oil 1 tsp raw honey 1 tsp vegetable glycerine a few drops of vitamin E 10 ...
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Why don't gum abscesses heal on their own?

A gingival (gum) abscess is a pus filled pimple on the gum. I've read that they don't go away on their own and need to be drained by a dentist and cleaned before the wound can start to heal. From ...
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Is early morning sunlight as good as evening sunlight for health?

There are several references which say that early morning sunlight would give the best benefits (like this and that). This comes from the common consensus that most of the harmful rays, at that time, ...
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Efficacy of home radio frequency devices for skin treatment

I recently stumbled across a story about a new type of digital monopolar radio frequency device called Efficy that apparently combines several different methods for tightening existing collagen fibres ...
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Why shouldn't one use Neosporin more than three times per day?

https://www.neosporin.com/wound-care/frequently-asked-questions says: Treat: Apply a small amount of this product (an amount equal to the surface area of a tip of a finger) on the area 1 to 3 times ...
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Does Mederma for scar removal really work?

I've heard both good and bad things about Mederma. They claim to be the most recommended product (by doctors and pharmacists) for scar removal but my dermatologist said that there's no scientific ...
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How do I deal with acne on my back? [closed]

I have a lot of acne on my back and some always burst and bleed. I find blood on the back of my shirt almost every day.