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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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? [closed]

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 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?
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What are the differences between Mepiform and Mepiderm silicone plasters/tapes?

What is the difference between silicone plasters/strips Mepiform and Mepiderm. What is better to use for a scar that is 1 month old? I want to use a silicone tape (for prevention of excessive ...
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Why isn't there a larger effort to reverse and block the effects of androgens on skin?

Puberty wreaks havoc on skin. There's no arguing against the mountains of empirical evidence. Acne and pimples are the most common complaint, followed by unwanted hair and armpit odors, all of which ...
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What are the differences between Stratamed and Strataderm gels?

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. A week ago ...
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Skin under bulla hurt when in contact with water

I've conducted a case study with one contender and found out that interestingly, torn blisters (a large bulla in my case) burn when in contact with plain water. I really am talking about plain water,...
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Can silicone plaster "Mepiform" be used for the atrophic scars?

Can silicone plaster "Mepiform" (that is typically used for prevention of excessive formation of scars) be used for the specific type of scars - atrophic scars?
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How to get rid of acne marks and scars? [duplicate]

I have had acne for 2 years now. I used to have acne everywhere on my face and even on my spine. Recently I stopped eating junk food and chocolate, small breakouts that come and go from time to time. ...
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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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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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Why are airplane pilots more likely to have skin cancer?

I read on http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/travel/faq-frequent-airline-questions.html?mcubz=1: “Pilots do have a higher incidence of skin cancer,” said Dr. James M. Spencer, a member of the board ...
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Is there a name for wrinkling and skin peeling on a single fingertip? [closed]

Is there a name for chronic, painless wrinkling that progresses to peeling (without any blistering) in one single location? I am curious if this is a known condition, as I would like to learn more ...
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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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Shampoos that are supposed to help hair grow - how long should they be left in before rinsing?

Some shampoos contain ingredients such as Biotin with the expectation that it will promote hair growth. Presumably the ingredient is in a format that can be taken up by the skin (or the hair follicles)...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can using moisturiser make acne worse? [closed]

Over the last few weeks, I've started breaking out with medium-to-severe acne, and in an attempt to clear it up in the short-term I've been using the T-Zone Skin Clearing Face Moisturiser. However, I'...
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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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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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What causes acne, and how do I get rid of it?

I'm a 21 year-old male. I've had mild acne since my early teens, and currently it translates to a few raised red spots on my face and many more on my back and shoulders in an average week. The more ...
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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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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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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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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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Does paste of Licorice root, Burdock root and Dandelion root reverses Hairfall?

I am suffering from hair fall from last five year. Whenever i comb my hair hard, small pieces of deal cell start falling from scalp. I tried PRP(Plasma riched platelates) and Minoxidill 5% but that ...
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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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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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(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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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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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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Contradictory advice from doctor and packaging

I'm suffering from some rather nasty atopic dermatitis on both feet; it's sufficiently itchy that I've torn a lot of the skin off, and I wake at night finding myself already scratching. For treatment,...
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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 ...