Seborrhea Symptoms

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What organs or systems are affected by Parkinson's disease and how are they affected?
    I need a link to a website to varify your answer. This is for a research school project.

    • ANSWER:
      The trick to this question is to make sure that you identify all of the organs in the human body and they take a look at Parkinson's disease symptoms to see how they correlate.

      If you just google the answer you might have found Wrong Diagnosis near the top and their answer is incomplete as the only organ they identify is the brain.

      So let's take a quick look at symptoms from the motor to the non-motor and see which organs are affected.

      Although I often go to the Mayo Clinic website or WebMD and suggest you do that at the links below because they have excellent explanations:
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/parkinsons-disease/DS00295/DSECTION=symptoms
      http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/guide/parkinsons-disease-symptoms

      I'll start here at Medline Plus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000755.htm#Symptoms
      And for a break, lets take the organs here because they have more links at this site
      http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~acarpi/NSC/14-anatomy.htm

      Organs and Organ Systems:
      Skin
      Skeletal System composed of bones, cartilage, tendons & ligaments
      Muscular system: skeletal and smooth muscles
      Circulatory system: heart, blood vessels and blood
      Nervous System: To relay electrical signals throughout
      brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
      Respiratory system: nose, trachea, lungs
      Digestive system: Mouth, esophagus, stomach, liver, intestines
      Excretory Syseem: Kidneys, ureters, badder, urethra
      Endocrine System: pancreas, adrenal glands, etc
      Reproductive system: testes, seminal vesicles, penis
      ovaries, oviducts,uterus, vagina, mammary glands
      Lymphatic/Immune System:
      Lymph, nodes & vessels, white blood cells, T- and B- cells

      Symptoms:
      Automatic movements such as blinking, sweating - Brain
      Constipation: Brain (because of muscle rigidity and Digestive organs - same reasons)
      Difficulty starting or continuing movement: Brain but the eyes can also be involved to assist the way out of the freeze.
      Impaired balance of walking: Brain, muscular and skeletal systems
      (see this link to an interesting research abstract: http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/119/4/1115
      Drooling:
      Lack of facial expression:
      Loss of small or fine hand movements:
      Muscle aches (myalgia)
      Problems with movement
      Rigid or stiff muscles
      Shaking, tremors
      Shuffling gait: (part of muscle rigidity, lack of balance)
      Slowed movements:
      Slowed, quiet speech, monotone voice:
      Stooped posture:
      Fainting: (orthostatic hypotension - blood pressure)
      Loss of muscle function or feeling:
      Variations in heart rate:
      Urinary problems
      Sexual Dysfunction

      Non-motor:
      Anxiety, stress, tension
      Dementia
      Depression
      Hallucinations (this is also a side effect of some meds)
      Memory Loss
      Loss of sense of smell/taste
      Vision disorders
      Sleep disorders
      Seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis:
      Loss of cognitive skills:

      You will notice that as the list of symptoms progressed, I did not include the organ. That you can do.

      If you have questions you may contact me thru Yahoo or at Parkinson's Focus Today:
      http://parkinsonsfocustoday.blogspot.com/
      there is a Contact Us in the right column - I'm pretty good at getting back a quick answer.

      I think you have the tools you need and the way to continue to research the answers.

      One last thing, don't underestimate the effect that PD medications have in causing side effects. The liver is very vulnerable.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can a cat get a yeast infection from licking a yeast infection?
    I know this sounds like a gross question but, I had a yeast infection in my belly button (odd, I know, but the doctor confirmed it) and I woke up one morning to my cat licking my belly button!!! Gross. But anyway, is it possible that he will get a yeast infection in his mouth now? If so, how would I treat it or what signs do I need to look for to tell if he has one?

    • ANSWER:
      well one site says it's not a prolproblemhealthy cats, but the symptoms can be redness, hair loss, and etc...let me just copy n paste lol.

      The most common symptom of Malassezia (YEAST) infections in cats is hair loss. Chin acne, redness, and seborrhea can also occur.

      Treatment can be approached in several different ways. For a long-term solution to the problem the underlying condition must be properly treated, whether it is a bacterial infection, allergy, or seborrhea. Once all of the underlying conditions are addressed, then either localized or generalized treatment can begin.

      To provide an inhospitable environment for Malassezia, lipids on the skin need to be removed. Chlorhexidine shampoos that are 1% or stronger, and shampoos containing benzoyl peroxide and sulfur can be used. Human shampoos containing ketoconazole have also been used.

      For localized treatment of very small areas, miconazole cream is applied twice daily for several weeks.

      For cats with more severe cases, or in those that are resistant to topical treatment, oral ketoconazole or itraconazole can be administered for several weeks. A response is generally seen within 1-2 weeks, however, therapy needs to continue for an additional 3-5 weeks. Both of these oral antifungal drugs are very effective, but because of their potentially toxic side effects and expense they should only be used under direct veterinary supervision.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do I treat small bald spots caused by cradle cap?
    About three years ago, I was 13 and I had cradle cap. I went to the doctors and was given some shampoo stuff and also told to use baby oil to loosen it. It went quite quickly, however recently I have noticed, when i lift up my hair where i had cradle cap, there are very small bald spots and my hair is quite thin on the scalp. Is there anything I can do to treat this?

    • ANSWER:
      Cradle Cap
      Introduction:
      We are constantly making new skin cells at about the rate that we lose old, dry skin cells. The old skin falls off and we usually don't even notice the process. In many healthy infants, the skin cells on their scalp grow faster than they can fall off, leaving a layer of somewhat crusty, extra skin.
      What is it?
      Cradle cap is a crusting and scaling rash found on the scalps of many healthy babies. The sebaceous glands in their skin are hyperactivated often because of mom’s hormones that crossed the placenta just before birth. These glands pump out a greasy substance that keeps the old skin cells attached as it dries.

      Cradle cap is a specific timing and location of seborrhea.

      Who gets it?
      Cradle cap can occur in any baby, and most commonly begins sometime in the first 3 months.

      It is not common after the first year of life until the teen years when hormone levels rise and exuberant growth returns. Teens often have a similar scalp condition, but for them we call it seborrhea (though I think “cradle cap” when I see it, remembering how far they have come).

      What are the symptoms?
      Your adorable baby develops patchy scales and redness on the scalp, even though the early baby pictures showed beautiful baby skin. The scales may appear cracked, greasy, or even weeping.

      The same rash is often prominent around the ear or the eyebrows. It may appear in other locations as well, where it is called seborrheic dermatitis rather than cradle cap.

      Is it contagious?
      No

      How long does it last?
      In most children, cradle cap is gone by 8 to 12 months and often long before that.

      How is it diagnosed?
      Cradle cap is diagnosed by physical examination. If it has not improved with simple treatment, other diagnoses should be considered and other tests may be necessary.

      How is it treated?
      Generally, cradle cap does not need to be treated as long as it doesn’t bother you or the baby. Sometimes it itches.

      The gentlest treatment is to simply rub a small amount of baby oil or olive oil onto your baby's scalp. Wait several minutes for the oil to soften and loosen the scales, and brush them away with a soft brush or a dry terry-cloth washcloth.

      If the cradle cap is especially pronounced, or if your baby is over six months old, you could also wash the hair with a seborrhea shampoo, such as those containing selenium, salicylic acid, or tar. These shampoos don’t have the "no tears" factor, so be careful or your child may not like bath time as much as they usually do.

      If the cradle cap is especially reddened or inflamed, a small amount of over-the-counter cortisone cream may help.

      These measures may be needed, off and on, until your baby outgrows the condition. Nevertheless, if the cradle cap does not respond rapidly to these treatments, be sure to inform your pediatrician.

      How can it be prevented?
      Preventing the rapid scalp growth and active sebaceous glands of cradle cap is not easy (or desirable). Frequent gentle shampooing may prevent the build up of scales.

  4. QUESTION:
    Are there any at home recipes for a chewing deterrent for my dog?
    I need something that is safe to put on his skin and wont make him sick or anything.
    Ive been to the pet store and seen the bitter apple sprays but was just wondering if there was anything I could just throw together at home. It'll probably end up being cheaper to buy the spray than it would be to buy and juice that many apples. thanks for the suggestions!

    • ANSWER:
      If your dog has food allergies, switch to a hypoallergenic food instead of trying to prevent him from biting.

      How would you like to be itchy, then to not be able to itch because your skin tasted bad?

      Try:
      Natural Balance Allergy Formulas http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/dogformulas/allergy.html
      Wellness Simple Solutions http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/dog_wellness_simple_food_solutions_index.html
      California Natural http://www.naturapet.com/brands/california-natural.asp
      Canine Caviar Venison and Green Pea http://www.caninecaviar.com/Venision%20And%20Split%20Pea.aspx

      If it's not a food allergy and it's a seasonal, environmental, flea or other allergy, then try to eliminate the source of the allergy before spraying your dog with stuff that will make him miserable.

      You can also give him Homeopet's Skin and Seborrhea formula. It is a homeopathic remedy, which means that it will trigger the body's natural healing response and help to stop the source of itching, not just the symptom. http://www.homeopet.com/

  5. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps all over my skinnnn?
    they're mostly on my torso, back, and chest. some of them itch and some don't. we dont have fleas. annnd yeah. they make my body look retarded. so. what is it?

    • ANSWER:
      The location, appearance and color of a rash will help your doctor make a diagnosis. Look for care suggestions on this chart for common rashes and other skin conditions.

      SYMPTOMSDIAGNOSISSELF-CARE

      1. Is your face, chest or back covered in small, pus-filled sacs or pimples, blackheads or sore, red bumps?This may be ACNE, a common skin problem that often begins in adolescence.See your doctor if over-the-counter acne treatments, such as benzoyl peroxide, don't help. Gently washing your face with mild soap on a regular basis may be helpful. Sometimes prescription medicines, such as an antibiotic, may be prescribed by your doctor.

      2. Do you have a flushed appearance, perhaps with redness around your cheeks, chin, forehead or nose?
      This may be ROSACEA, a skin disease that affects the face.

      Treatment isn't usually needed, but antibiotics may be useful for moderate to severe symptoms.

      3. Do you have a painful red bump or a cluster of painful red bumps?This could be a BOIL. A cluster of boils is called a CARBUNCLE. These occur due to infection under the skin.Gently compress the boil with a warm cloth. Use antibiotic ointments if needed. Call your doctor if the boils don't come to a head, open and drain, or if the redness spreads.

      4. Do you have a small, boil-like infection around a hair shaft or pore?This could be FOLLICULITIS, an infection of the hair follicle.Most of these will heal on their own. Clean the area. Use antibiotic ointments if needed. See your doctor if the condition worsens or doesn't improve.

      5. Do you have red, tender and swollen areas of skin, perhaps around a cut or scrape?This could be CELLULITIS, an infection of the skin.Clean the area carefully with soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment. Call your doctor if redness and pain increase.

      6. Do you have red, itchy bumps on your skin, and are they sprinkled randomly?These could be INSECT BITES.These aren't usually harmful. Use hydrocortisone cream, antihistamine and ice to relieve itching. If symptoms get worse or don't clear up, call your doctor. If new symptoms arise, such as difficulty breathing, dizziness or nausea, go to the emergency room right away.

      7. Do you have irregular, raised or flat red sores that appeared after taking medicine?This could be an ALLERGIC REACTION to the medicine.Call your doctor. Try an antihistamine for itching and rash.

      8. Have bumps formed suddenly on your face or body?These could be HIVES, a skin reaction to an allergen, medicine or infection. They can also appear in some people who are very nervous.Use an antihistamine and cool compresses for itching. If the hives don't go away on their own or are accompanied by other symptoms, such as swelling around the lips or trouble breathing, see your doctor or go to the emergency room right away.

      9. Do you have a red, itchy, scaly and oily rash, and does it affect the areas around your eyebrows, nose or the edge of your scalp?Go to Question 12.*

      10. Is the person an adult?This could be a sign of SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS, a condition in which the sebaceous glands overproduce.
      Try using hydrocortisone cream or selenium sulfide shampoo on the sore areas. See your doctor if the symptoms continue or spread.

      11. Is the person a child and does the dry, scaly skin cover the head?This could be CRADLE CAP, a form of seborrhea in infants.Try gently scrubbing the scales to remove them. Hydrocortisone cream may also help. See your doctor if the rash doesn't go away or if the hair doesn't grow in that area.

      *12. Do you have a red, scaling rash, and did it begin after contact with clothing, jewelry or perfume?This could be IRRITANT CONTACT DERMATITIS. It's caused by a reaction to detergents, perfumes and other substances.Avoid whatever you think caused the symptoms and treat the area with hydrocortisone cream or other soothing lotions.

      13. Do you have a red, itchy rash, and are blisters forming?This could be ALLERGIC CONTACT DERMATITIS, caused by POISON IVY, poison oak or poison sumac. The oil from these plants causes an ALLERGIC REACTION.Wash the area with soap and water to remove any oil that remains on the skin. The rash will go away after about a week. To relieve itching, apply hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion to the rash. See your doctor if the rash covers a large area of your body, does not go away, or if new symptoms, such as fever, appear .

      14. Are there red, swollen, tender bumps in your armpits or other areas where hair grows?This could be HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA, inflammation of the sweat glands.See your doctor. Avoid using antiperspirants and deodorants.

      15. Do you have small red dots on your skin, or larger, bruise-like spots that appeared after taking medicine?This could be ALLERGIC PURPURA, a serious allergic reaction to a medicine, such as an antibiotic that can cause bleeding.See you

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a cure for a dry and itchy scalp?
    I have used a tar shampoo and I smell like a labrador! Do you know of anything more pleasant. I think it could be psoriasis of the scalp.

    • ANSWER:
      The skin of the scalp (and also of the whole body) is constantly renews itself by shedding the outer layer of skin cells. Most of the time this shedding is unnoticeable. But when this shedding becomes noticeable on the scalp, it is called dandruff.
      Mild dandruff occurs not due to dryness of the scalp but usually is a result of too much oiliness of the skin. If you have large size flakes together with symptoms around your nose, eyebrows, ears, around your navel or genitals, it may be due to seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea. Severe dandruff may be the result of psoriasis of the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis may be caused by an increased number of a yeast-like organism (pityrosporum ovale) found on healthy scalp in low numbers. Dandruff can occur to anybody at any age. It should not be left untreated.

      Zinc and essential fatty acids (pumpkin seeds, nuts, vegetable oils) prevent dandruff.

      How to overcome Dandruff :

      For good hair without dandruff, drink at least 2 liter water, eat lots of salads, green vegetables, and fresh fruits. Combs must be washed as frequently and hair should be brushed regularly. Dandruff is a scalp condition that can be controlled. Too little oil or too much oil can result in dandruff. Try the following:

      Mix 2 teaspoons pure vinegar in 6 teaspoons water and apply it on the scalp before going to bed. Tie a towel around the head. Wash your head next morning. After shampooing, rinse again with vinegar water. Treat your hair like this once a week for at least three months.

      Mix 1 teaspoons lemon juice with 2 teaspoons vinegar and massage on the scalp. Wash your hair with an egg shampoo.
      Take 1 part almond oil, 1 part pure sulphur powder, 2 parts 'surgical spirit' and 4 parts distilled water or rose water and mix well. Rub on the scalp.

      Take 2 cup water, add 4-5 tablespoons dried thyme and boil for 10 minutes. Cool, strain, and use the mixture to massage scalp. Keep for half an hour.

      Dissolve 2 aspirins in any dandruff shampoo and wash your hair.

      Massage the scalp with almond oil. Dip a towel in boiling water and wrap it around the hair. Repeat it thrice or four times when the towel gets cold.

      Make a shampoo by mixing 100 g each of amla (Indian goose berry), reetha, and shikakai, and boil in two litre of water until the liquid reduces to half. Use this shampoo for one month. Dandruff will vanish and your hair will become thick.

      Grind fenugreek (methi) seeds soaked in water overnight. Massage this paste on scalp and hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.

      Wash your hair with warm apple cider vinegar. Then cover your head with a towel or a shower cap and leave for about 30-40 minutes. Rinse with plain water. Repeat 2 times a week until your dandruff goes away.

      Mix 100 g witch hazel and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice in 200 ml water. Shampoo your hair and apply with cotton to the scalp when the hair are still wet. Repeat several times until the dandruff is treated.

      Try a shampoo with selenium sulfide or salicylic acid.

      Try Zest soap once a week. It may work for oily hair. It leaves your hair dry, so use conditioner to your hair only but try not to get it on your scalp. It has worked to get rid of dandruff for some people.

  7. QUESTION:
    about parkinson and the following step of this sickness ?
    When parkinson is at beginning the effects are so little, what
    are the next steps , and what is the end of this sickness?

    • ANSWER:
      You are correct, the onset of Parkinson's can actually begin far before diagnosis is made and the symptoms can be ones which you would not associate with PD. Symptoms such as the losing of the sense of smell, depression, pain in neck or shoulders, sleep disorders, a slight foot drag or lack of arm swing (in one arm only) slight tingling in a finger can be some of the precursor symptoms. Usually these symptoms are ignored by the patient and dismissed or treated individually by the doctor.

      Since there are no diagnostic tests other than observation, medical history of patient and family, and evaluation using the Universal Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) by a neurologist specializing in motion disorders, reaching a diagnosis traditionally occurs after there are a few more obvious symptoms such as a slight resting tremor on one side of the body. (Note that tremors may not appear in all patients.)

      Once PD is diagnosed, the next step is to decide upon a course of treatment and therapies. It is important to make neuroprotective steps and steps to fight oxidative stress. Since there are other exercise therapies that can be of value, all options should be discussed by the person with Parkinson's (PwP), the doctors and the family who will be caregivers. Interaction with the medical staff and proactive measures by the patient and caregiver are very important in the early stage of this disease.

      Because symptoms will vary as well as the progression, there is no way to predict the speed and general physical condition of the patient except to know that more dopamine neurons will degenerate and that the condition will become worse.

      List of PD motor symptoms:
      Automatic movements such as blinking, sweating - Brain
      Choking
      Constipation: Brain (muscle rigidity and slowed body responses)
      Difficulty starting or continuing movement: Freezing
      Dystonia/dyskinesia - often a result of medication wearing off
      Impaired balance of walking: Brain, muscular and skeletal systems
      Drooling: lack of ability to swallow - stiffening of muscles
      Foot drag
      Lack of arm swing
      Lack of facial expression: stiffening of muscles
      Loss of small or fine hand movements: muscles stiffen
      Muscle aches (myalgia) and joint aches from stiffening
      Problems with movement - sitting, standing, walking, getting into and out of bed
      Rigid or stiff muscles
      Shaking, tremors
      Shuffling gait: (part of muscle rigidity, lack of balance)
      Slowed movements:
      Slowed, quiet speech, monotone voice
      Slowed response time
      Stooped posture - postural instability
      Fainting: (orthostatic hypotension - blood pressure) medication side effects also
      Loss of muscle function or feeling
      Variations in heart rate
      Urinary problems: urinary frequency, urinary hesitancy, incontinence
      Sexual Dysfunction

      Non-motor symptoms include:
      Anxiety, stress, tension
      Dementia
      Depression
      Hallucinations (this is also a side effect of some meds)
      Memory Loss
      Loss of sense of smell/taste
      Vision disorders
      Sleep disorders
      Seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis:
      Loss of cognitive skills:
      Liver is stressed and overstressed because many of the medications are processed by the liver.

      The best way to describe progression is by looking at two of the scales of Parkinson's disease and the diagnostic scale. Here is a link to all three scales. Two are specifically tasks and abilities for daily living and probably address your question in the best way.
      http://parkinsonsfocustoday.blogspot.com/2009/03/questions-about-parkinsons-disease-part_3744.html
      This is a copy of the Hohen andYahr scale, the shortest of the 3 scales; it shows you the direction of the disease:
      Hohen and Yahr Scale
      Stage one: Symptoms on one side of the body only.
      Stage two: Symptoms on both sides of the body. No impairment of balance.
      Stage three: Balance impairment. Mild to moderate disease. Physically independent.
      Stage four: Severe disability, but still able to walk or stand unassisted.
      Stage five: Wheelchair-bound or bedridden unless assisted

      Parkinson's disease begins when the dopamine neurons begin to degenerate while norepinehrine attempts to pick up the slack. Because dopamine is a norepinephrine precursor, there is less to contribute to the production of norepinephrine and it too begins to degenerate. By the time PD is diagnosed at least 60% of the dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta of the basal ganglia has died. More of this important neurotransmitter continue to die and the disease progresses.

      Treatments now attempt to compensate for this loss in a few different ways. One medication is known to slow the progression. Another relieves many of the symptoms. Neither is without other side effects. Treatment also includes nutritional supplements to repair damage caused by oxidative stress and vitamin and mineral deficiencies caused by the disease or possibly leading to the disease.

      One of the most comprehensive sites is the National Institutes of Health website for Parkinson's disease. It was just updated on 3/03/10 and provides links to the main PD organizations in the US.
      http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/parkinsons_disease/detail_parkinsons_disease.htm

      Many PwPs die of aspiration pneumonia caused by choking, improper swallowing; bronchitis and falls from movement problems.

      The end of the course of this chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease is not pretty. The hope is that eventually there will be treatments to stop progression and cures to reverse the progression

  8. QUESTION:
    what are some treatments for dog warts and dry skin?
    Are there any treatments for dog warts and dry skin
    Thx!

    • ANSWER:
      What we commonly call dog warts are small skin tumors. These are usually (but not always) benign. Older dogs and white or light colored dogs seem to get a lot of these.

      Dry skin can have many causes. Sometimes it is the first symptom of seborrhea or some other skin ailment. If it is just plain dry skin, which I can't tell over the internet, you can do two things. (1) Start adding fish oil to the dog's diet or feed it some water packed sardines twice a week. (2) Use a moisturizing shampoo on the dog. Most oatmeal shampoos made for dogs are moisturizing shampoos.

      If the dry skin doesn't get better, after several shampoos and the fish oil or sardines, your dog may need a stronger shampoo or medication so you should see your vet. You can find lots of good dog shampoos on amazon.com and at Pet Edge online. Amazon.con sells many veterinary strength shampoos.

  9. QUESTION:
    What body systems are affected by parkinson's disease?

    • ANSWER:
      This is the very long answer I provided a few weeks ago:
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApBz5Lgy1beqRCQr5lptcSfty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090425130732AABL1Bc&show=7#profile-info-ZwQ4DkFcaa

      It was a homework question so some the answer is structured that way.

      I will provide an abbreviated answer here:
      The site below offers excellent explanations and is worth a look:
      http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~acarpi/NSC/14-anatomy.htm

      Organs and Organ Systems:
      Skin
      Skeletal System composed of bones, cartilage, tendons & ligaments
      Muscular system: skeletal and smooth muscles
      Circulatory system: heart, blood vessels and blood
      Nervous System: To relay electrical signals throughout
      brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
      Respiratory system: nose, trachea, lungs
      Digestive system: Mouth, esophagus, stomach, liver, intestines
      Excretory Syseem: Kidneys, ureters, badder, urethra
      Endocrine System: pancreas, adrenal glands, etc
      Reproductive system: testes, seminal vesicles, penis
      ovaries, oviducts,uterus, vagina, mammary glands
      Lymphatic/Immune System:
      Lymph, nodes & vessels, white blood cells, T- and B- cells

      Symptoms:
      Automatic movements such as blinking, sweating - Brain
      Constipation: Brain (because of muscle rigidity and Digestive organs - same reasons)
      Difficulty starting or continuing movement: Brain but the eyes can also be involved to assist the way out of the freeze.
      Impaired balance of walking: Brain, muscular and skeletal systems
      Drooling - rigidity - muscular - neural
      Lack of facial expression: muscular - neural
      Loss of small or fine hand movements: muscular - neural
      Muscle aches (myalgia): neural - muscular
      Problems with movement: muscular - skeletal - neural
      Rigid or stiff muscles:
      Shaking, tremors: autonomic nervous sytem
      Shuffling gait: (part of muscle rigidity, lack of balance)
      Slowed movements:
      Slowed, quiet speech, monotone voice:
      Stooped posture:
      Fainting: (orthostatic hypotension - blood pressure)
      Loss of muscle function or feeling:
      Variations in heart rate:
      Urinary problems
      Sexual Dysfunction
      Non-motor:
      Anxiety, stress, tension
      Dementia
      Depression
      Hallucinations (this is also a side effect of some meds)
      Memory Loss
      Loss of sense of smell/taste
      Vision disorders
      Sleep disorders
      Seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis:
      Loss of cognitive skills:

      In looking at the body systems you will notice that all are listed. That is because to some degree or another, all can be involved in PD.
      The immune system can be compromised with PD and there may be T-cell involvement as well.
      The reproductive system is listed because sexual function is often impaired.

      In one way or another almost all of the body systems can be affected.
      For example: vision, olfactory, taste can all be affected.
      Hearing loss is the one sense area which has not been linked to PD but can occur in PD patients.
      Not all patients have all symptoms. The rate of progression varies from patient to patient. The age of the patient at onset also varies. Although PD is still considered primarily a disease of older age, I think that many precursor symptoms appear before 50 and are simply not recognized as such. The diagnosis often occurs years later.

      I hope this answers your question.

  10. QUESTION:
    what is the difference between the symptoms of PCOS and pituitary tumor?

    • ANSWER:
      Signs and symptoms
      Common symptoms of PCOS include

      Oligomenorrhea, amenorrhea - irregular, few, or absent menstrual periods; cycles that do occur may comprise heavy bleeding (heavy bleeding is also an early warning sign of endometrial cancer, for which women with PCOS are at higher risk)
      Infertility, generally resulting from chronic anovulation (lack of ovulation)
      Elevated serum (blood) levels of androgens (male hormones), specifically testosterone, androstenedione, and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), causing hirsutism and occasionally masculinization
      Central obesity - "apple-shaped" obesity centered around the lower half of the torso
      Androgenic alopecia (male-pattern baldness)
      Acne, oily skin, seborrhea
      Acanthosis nigricans (dark patches of skin, tan to dark brown or black)
      Acrochordons (skin tags) - tiny flaps of skin
      Prolonged periods of PMS-like symptoms (bloating, mood swings, pelvic pain, backaches)
      Sleep apnea
      Mild symptoms of hyperandrogenism, such as acne or hyperseborrhea, are frequent in adolescent girls, and are often associated with irregular menstrual cycles. In most instances, these symptoms are transient and only reflect the immaturity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary axis during the first years following menarche. [1]

      Signs are:

      Multiple cysts on the ovaries (one form of ovarian cyst). Sonographically they may look like a string of pearls.
      Enlarged ovaries, generally 1.5 to 3 times larger than normal, resulting from multiple cysts
      Thickened, smooth, pearl-white outer surface of ovary
      The ratio of LH (Luteinizing hormone) to FSH (Follicle stimulating hormone) is greater than 1:1, as tested on Day 3 of the menstrual cycle.
      High levels of testosterone.
      Low levels of sex hormone binding globulin.
      Hyperinsulinemia

      Signs and symptoms
      Pituitary tumors that produce hormones are called functioning tumors. Tumors that don't produce hormones are known as nonfunctioning pituitary tumors.

      Different types of functioning tumors can develop in your pituitary gland, each causing specific signs and symptoms:

      Adrenocorticotropic hormone-producing tumors. These pituitary tumors produce the hormone adrenocorticotropin, which stimulates your adrenal glands to make the hormone cortisol. When your adrenal glands produce too much cortisol, a condition called Cushing's syndrome occurs. Signs and symptoms of Cushing's syndrome may include weight gain around your midsection and upper back, exaggerated facial roundness, a characteristic hump on the upper part of your back, high blood pressure, muscle weakness and thinning of your skin.
      Growth hormone-producing tumors. These tumors produce excess growth hormone. The physical effects from excess growth hormone (acromegaly) may include coarsened facial features, enlarged hands and feet, high blood pressure and heart problems. Accelerated and excessive growth (gigantism) may occur in children.
      Prolactin-producing tumors. Overproduction of prolactin from a pituitary tumor (prolactinoma) can cause a decrease in normal levels of sex hormones — estrogen in women and testosterone in men. Excessive prolactin in the blood (hyperprolactinemia) can affect men and women differently.

      In women, prolactinoma may cause irregular menstrual periods (oligomenorrhea), lack of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) and milky discharge from the breasts (galactorrhea).

      In men, a prolactin-producing tumor may cause male hypogonadism, which may involve signs and symptoms such as enlarged breasts (gynecomastia), erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence, infertility, decrease in body hair, and loss of interest in sexual activity.

      Thyroid-stimulating hormone-producing tumors. When a pituitary tumor overproduces thyroid-stimulating hormone, your thyroid gland makes too much of the hormone thyroxine. This is a rare cause of hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid disease. Hyperthyroidism can accelerate your body's metabolism, causing sudden weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, and nervousness or irritability.
      Functioning and nonfunctioning pituitary tumors may cause other signs and symptoms, including:

      Headache
      Vision changes, such as decreased peripheral vision or double vision
      Seizures
      Clear, watery nasal drainage
      Hair loss
      Cold intolerance
      Constipation
      Irritability
      Weakness
      Fatigue
      Nausea
      Vomiting
      Low blood pressure
      Unintended weight loss or gain

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the danger of taking to many vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      This will cause hypervitaminosis. Hypervitaminosis means you having too much of a certain vitamin stored in your body.
      Their effects depend on what kind of hypervitaminosis it's about; the most common are:
      - People with hypervitaminosis A have too much vitamin A; the symptoms are: Bulging fontanelles (infants), Bone pain or swelling, Craniotabes (infants and children), Skin and hair changes, Hair loss, Seborrhea, Cracking at corners of the mouth, Yellow discolouration of the skin, Higher sensitivity to sunlight, Skin peeling, Irritability, Decreased appetite, Poor weight gain (infants and children), Vomiting, Drowsiness, Double vision (young children), Gynecomastia (swelling of breast tissue in men), Impotence and ejaculation failure, etc.
      - An excess of vitamin D causes abnormally high blood concentrations of calcium, which can eventually cause severe damage to the bones, soft tissues, and kidneys. It is almost always associated with forms of vitamin D that require a doctor's prescription. Symptoms: Dehydration, Vomiting,
      Decreased appetite (anorexia), Irritability, Constipation,
      Fatigue, etc.
      - By the administration of large doses of vitamin K to infants, particularly premature infants, will has the effects: hyprebilirubinaemia, haemolytic anaemia, hepaomegaly, and, in severe cases, death.

  12. QUESTION:
    Nursing help on nursing diagnosis for Parinson's disease?
    I am doing a report for school over Parkinson's disease. i have to come up with nursing diagnosis and justification for each body system, and i can't find one over endocrine. can anyone please helo me?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know how much help this is going to be but the first thing I am going to mention is the importance of receptors and Parkinson's disease as well as receptors and hormones because hormones are informational molecules, traveling through the blood to signal parts of the body to do something. They only work on cells with the proper receptors.

      Why not begin your search with the endocrine system and the function of each endocrine. You can do a search using each one in turn to learn the existing findings for Parkinson's or you can take each symptom to determine the hormone(s) involved with the failed function.

      List of PD symptoms:
      Automatic movements such as blinking, sweating - Brain
      Constipation: Brain (muscle rigidity and slowed body responses)
      Difficulty starting or continuing movement: Freezing
      Dystonia/dyskinesia - often a result of medication wearing off
      Impaired balance of walking: Brain, muscular and skeletal systems
      (see this link to an interesting research abstract: http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/cont…
      Drooling: lack of ability to swallow - stiffening of muscles
      Lack of facial expression: stiffening of muscles
      Loss of small or fine hand movements: muscles stiffen
      Muscle aches (myalgia) and joint aches from stiffening
      Problems with movement - sitting, standing, walking, getting into and out of bed
      Rigid or stiff muscles
      Shaking, tremors
      Shuffling gait: (part of muscle rigidity, lack of balance)
      Slowed movements:
      Slowed, quiet speech, monotone voice
      Slowed response time
      Stooped posture - postural instability
      Fainting: (orthostatic hypotension - blood pressure) medication side effects also
      Loss of muscle function or feeling
      Variations in heart rate
      Urinary problems: urinary frequency, urinary hesitancy, incontinence
      Sexual Dysfunction

      Non-motor symptoms:
      Anxiety, stress, tension
      Dementia
      Dentition issues
      Depression, apathy
      Hallucinations, illusions, vivid dreams (also a side effect of some meds)
      Memory Loss
      Loss of sense of smell/taste
      Vision disorders
      Sleep disorders
      Seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis - oily skin/dry skin
      Slowed thought process
      Loss of cognitive skills
      Weight loss

      Liver is stressed and overstressed because many of the medications are processed by the liver

      Next take a look at the endocrine system - the information in the tables is brief but there are several tables, of course:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocrine_system#Table_of_endocrine_glands_and_secreted_hormones_discovered

      It is important to remember details such as the fact that in PD, dopamine is affected only in the substantia nigra pars compacta, other areas of dopamine neurons do not appear to be affected. But when a system is affected by loss of balance there should be some affect from this loss of homeostasis. What is it?

      Areas to look at would be prolactin, estrogen especially.

      Prolactin response as an index of dopaminergic receptor function in Parkinson's disease. Correlation with clinical findings and therapeutic response -http://www.springerlink.com/content/x0t44836307273rn/
      Estrogen - a steroid compound - primary female sex hormone
      http://www.pdcaregiver.org/Estrogen.html

      You might also want to review the current diagnostic methods to determine their correlation to symptoms and body systems:
      http://parkinsonsfocustoday.blogspot.com/2009/03/questions-about-parkinsons-disease-part_3744.html

      Just to have a chart handy: here are the body systems and organs:
      Skin
      Skeletal System: bones, cartilage, tendons & ligaments
      Muscular system: skeletal and smooth muscles
      Circulatory system: heart, blood vessels and blood
      Nervous System: To relay electrical signals throughout brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
      Respiratory system: nose, trachea, lungs
      Digestive system: Mouth, esophagus, stomach, liver, intestines
      Excretory System: Kidneys, ureters, badder, urethra
      Endocrine System: pancreas, adrenal glands, etc
      Reproductive system: testes, seminal vesicles, penis, ovaries, oviducts,uterus, vagina, mammary glands
      Lymphatic/Immune System:
      Lymph, nodes & vessels, white blood cells, T- and B- cells

      One thing to remember that until women reach menopause they are outnumbered by men in developing Parkinson's disease. Estrogen appears to be neuroprotective. It is only in Japan that women outnumber men in developing PD. (That might be something to look into.)

      I'm going to toss in some abstracts that you can take a look at. The search is 'parathyroid Parkinson's' we're looking at serum calcium levels among other things and you need to remember that vitamin D3 deficiency is significant in PD.
      "High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and reduced bone mass in Parkinson's disease"
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9371907

      I know this is going to seem way off base but take a look for some hints in this reflexology chart:
      http://www.ofesite.com/health/reflex/remedy/index.htm

      I don't think you're going to find anything too hhelpful with adrenal insufficiency other than a relationship to orthostatic hypotension, a real problem in PD.
      http://www.hghhormonesupplements.com/hormone.php
      I am only providing links and not your answer - but I think you'll be able to find it with the above information.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is PCOS and how do you know you have it?
    And would a rutine trip to the ob be able to diagnosis it.
    p.s. I dont have it. But I keep hearing about it on this site. But know one is really explaining what it is??

    • ANSWER:
      PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is an endocrine disorder that affects approximately one in ten women. It occurs amongst all races and nationalities, is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, and is a leading cause of infertility.

      The principal features are weight problems, lack of regular ovulation and/or menstruation and excessive amounts or effects of androgenic (masculinizing) hormones. The symptoms and severity of the syndrome vary greatly between women. While the causes are unknown, insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity are all strongly correlated with PCOS.

      Common symptoms of PCOS include:

      * Oligomenorrhea, amenorrhea — irregular, few, or absent menstrual periods; cycles that do occur may be heavy (heavy bleeding is also an early warning sign of endometrial cancer(in post menopausal women), for which women with PCOS are at slightly higher risk).
      * Infertility, generally resulting from chronic anovulation (lack of ovulation).
      * Hirsutism - unwanted body hair, typically in a male pattern affecting face, chest and legs.
      * Dyspareunia - pain during sexual intercourse.
      * Androgenic alopecia - male-pattern baldness.
      * Acne, oily skin, seborrhea.
      * Acanthosis nigricans - dark patches of skin, tan to dark brown or black, a sign of insulin resistance, which is associated with PCOS.
      * Acrochordons (skin tags) - tiny flaps of skin.
      * Prolonged periods of PMS-like symptoms (bloating, mood swings, pelvic pain, backaches).
      * Mild symptoms of hyperandrogenism, such as acne or hyperseborrhea, are frequent in adolescent girls and are often associated with irregular menstrual cycles. In most instances, these symptoms are transient and only reflect the immaturity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary axis during the first years following menarche.

      It is important to know that PCOS can present in any age. Many can be diagnosed as young children, some might not present until after menopause. It is vital to find a PCOS knowledgeable doctor to catch this disorder as many miss the diagnoses - sometimes for years.

      Not all women with PCOS have polycystic ovaries (PCOS), nor do all women with ovarian cysts have PCOS; although a pelvic ultrasound is a major diagnostic tool, it is not the only one. Diagnosis can be difficult, particularly because of the wide range of symptoms and the variability in presentation (which is why this disorder is characterized as a syndrome rather than a disease).

      Standard diagnostic assessments:

      * History-taking, specifically for menstrual pattern, obesity, hirsutism, and the absence of breast discharge.

      * Gynecologic ultrasonography, specifically looking for ovarian cysts. These are believed to be the result of failed ovulation, reflecting the infrequent or absent menstruation that is typical of the condition. In normal menstruation, eggs are released from follicles - essentially cysts that burst to release the egg. One dominant follicle emerges with each menstrual cycle, and after ovulation the follicle remnant shrinks and disappears. In PCOS, failure of ovulation means that the follicles remain in the ovaries for many months. There may be 10 or more in each ovary, and on ultrasound examination they may give the appearance of a 'string of pearls'. The numerous follicles mean that the ovaries are generally 1.5 to 3 times larger than normal.

      * Laparoscopic examination may reveal a thickened, smooth, pearl-white outer surface of the ovary. (This would usually be an incidental finding if laparoscopy were performed for some other reason, as it would not be routine to examine the ovaries in this way to confirm a diagnosis of PCOS).

      * Elevated serum (blood) levels of androgens (male hormones), including dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and testosterone: free testosterone is more sensitive than total; free androgen index is often used as a substitute.

      * Some other blood tests are suggestive but not diagnostic. The ratio of LH (Luteinizing hormone) to FSH (Follicle stimulating hormone) is greater than 1:1, as tested on Day 3 of the menstrual cycle. The pattern is not very specific and was present in less than 50% in one study. There are often low levels of sex hormone binding globulin.

      I hope this helps answer your question. Good luck :)

  14. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

    • ANSWER:
      The disorder may affect one or both sides of the body. How much function is lost can vary.
      Symptoms may be mild at first. For instance, the patient may have a mild tremor or a slight feeling that one leg or foot is stiff and dragging.
      Symptoms include:
      * Automatic movements (such as blinking) slow or stop
      * Constipation
      * Difficulty starting or continuing movement, such as starting to walk or getting out of a chair
      * Drooling
      * Impaired balance and walking
      * Lack of expression in the face (mask-like appearance)
      * Loss of small or fine hand movements (writing may become small and difficult to read, and eating becomes harder)
      * Muscle aches and pains (myalgia)
      * Problems with movement
      * Rigid or stiff muscles (often beginning in the legs)
      * Shaking, tremors
      # Tremors usually occur in the limbs at rest, or when the arm or leg is held out
      # Tremors go away during movement
      # Over time, tremor can be seen in the head, lips, tongue, and feet
      # May be worse when tired, excited, or stressed
      # Finger-thumb rubbing (pill-rolling tremor) may be present
      * Shuffling gait
      * Slowed movements
      * Slowed, quieter speech and monotone voice
      * Stooped position
      Other symptoms:
      * Anxiety, stress, and tension
      * Confusion
      * Dementia
      * Depression
      * Fainting
      * Hallucinations
      * Loss of muscle function or feeling
      * Memory loss
      * Oily skin (seborrhea)

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there anyone who uses a natural remedy for dog allergies?

    My boxer has red bumps on her belly, yeasty paws and ears, and she is always scratching herself. I have done shots, given her lamb and rice dog food, given her endless medications, and bathed her with anti- bacterial shampoo, and nothing ever works! I however have no allergies, sorry for the confussion.

    • ANSWER:
      Allergies to what? That's a pretty broad question. In order to answer this question appropriately, you need to tell us what is causing the problem, so this is going to be a long answer and a lot of it won't be applicable. Before you give any herbs (or the like) to your dog you need to find out what can be toxic to your dog, each case varies and failing to adjust the drug dosage, or changing it too much, could be disastrous. If your dog has a condition that you didn’t mention such as kidney, heart, liver, pregnant, or thyroid diseases, you would have to consult your vet. A LOT of things need to be taken into consideration such as your dogs general health, amount of herbs given, trusted sources (be weary of products from other countries), interactions with certain drugs, herbs are generally not meant for long-term use, and allergies to herbs are always possible.

      FOOD ALLERGY TRIAL
      When you gave your dog the “lamb and rice” diet, did you buy it already made or did you make it yourself, because it’s best to do it home-made?
      8-week diet trial:
      ¼ pound lamb or tofu
      1 cup cooked white rice
      ¼ to ½ teaspoon olive oil
      1 teaspoon bonemeal, ground oystershell, or calcium carbonate powder
      1 daily vitamin supplement (human or canine)
      Recipe feeds a 10-20 pound dog for one day. Increase amounts according to weight.
      When deciding to use tofu or lamb, choose the ingredient that your dog has never eaten in the past. If your dog has eaten both, try pinto beans, venison, rabbit, or turkey. Provide only spring water, no treats or other food sources (including beef-flavored heartworm preventives). This diet is not meant for long-term use.
      OR..
      1 part cooked, skinless chicken breast or low-fat cottage cheese
      2 parts cooked white rice
      Pancreatic/digestive enzyme and probiotic supplement that contains lactobacillus.
      Be sure to add fresh vegetables and vary the ingredients for a long-term diet plan. If your dog has food allergies, look for a probiotic without dairy, wheat, corn, or animal products.

      EAR DISEASES Common causes of ear disease; foreign bodies (foxtails), fleas and flea allergies, environmental allergies, food allergies, ear mites, inherited seborrhea, glandular problems, yeast infections (often secondary to the above problems) chronic dampness, reaction to drugs, improper ear cleaning, immune disorders, prolonged use of antibiotics.
      Symptoms; scratching, shaking the head, head tilt, repeatedly ducking or bobbing the head while swallowing, sensitive to touch, redness, offensive odor or discharge, bloody discharge, heavy accumulation of wax, crusts or scab on the tips of the ear.
      When allergies are uncontrolled, they can lead to bacterial or yeast infections, chronic odor, and painful skin sores.

      NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT (but make sure your dog isn’t allergic to the ingredients):
      • Change to a home-prepared diet (due to food allergies)
      • Enzyme supplements (especially helpful w/ hair loss and crustiness on the skin)
      • Add fatty acid supplements (excellent for inflammatory skin conditions)
      • Antioxidants (helps with skin inflammation and allergies) Vitamin E
      • Melatonin (hair loss) FYI, Boxers who have sparse hair year round may also respond.
      • Vitamin A (suppress overactive skin glands
      • Zinc (assists several immune mechanisms and some skin conditions)

      HOMEOPATHY (all of which are used for various reasons so you need to find the cause or decide what your treating); Arsenicum, Calc. Sulph., Hepar, Ledum, Rhus tox., Silicea, Sulphur, Thuja, Urtica urens
      HERBS (all of which are used for various reasons so you need to find the cause or decide what your treating); Aloe vera, Calendula, Calendula-hypericum lotion or ointment, Green or black tea, Witch hazel
      HERBS TO USE W/ CAUTION; Black walnut, comfrey, ephedra, garlic, gingko, pennyroyal, red clover, st. johns wort, tea tree oil.

      When SHAMPOOING, look for hypoallergenic shampoos, avoiding products made with artificial colors, fragrances, and other chemicals. Ingredients with oatmeal and aloe vera help w/ itchy skin and allergic skin disease. Benzoyl peroxide, aloe vera, and tea tree oil help with chronic bacterial skin infections. Acetic acid, boric acid, sulfur, selenium, and vinegar help with chronic yeast and fungal infections. Sulfur and pyrethrins help with external parasites.

      If you have any more questions, you can email me directly and I'll look it up for ya. Good luck taking care of your baby.

  16. QUESTION:
    My cat has what looks like dandruff on his skin,any idea what that could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Dandruff

      Dandruff: A health cat healthy have a soft skin free from scabs and dandruff. If dandruff is present, it is a possible sign of fleas, tapeworm, allergic dermatitis, or some other ailment. Consult a vet.

      Dogs and cats don't wear blue blazers or black scarves, so dandruff doesn't show up as much as it does on people. But they get it just as often, usually for the same reason: Their skin is a little drier than it should be, and it is flaking off fast enough to become visible in their coats, says Peter S. Sakas, D.V.M., a veterinarian in private practice in Niles, Illinois.

      Some pets have dry skin simply because that is how nature made them. Vets call this condition dry seborrhea. "The itching can drive your pet crazy," says Robert Rizzitano, D.V.M., a veterinarian in private practice in Los Angeles. Dry skin and dandruff are much more common in the winter, he adds, because indoor heat removes large amounts of moisture from the air. Frequent bathing can also lead to dry skin.

      Dandruff itself isn't a problem, but the dry skin that causes it may be. Pets with dry skin get very itchy. Since dogs and cats don't know when to stop scratching, they may dig in so hard that they will scratch themselves raw, getting skin infections in the process. Allergies, parasites, or infections of any kind can also be a cause of flaky skin.

      Dry skin and dandruff may be a sign that something is wrong in the diet. Dogs and cats need certain nutrients, especially fatty acids, to keep their skin healthy. Most pet foods contain plenty of fatty acids. But some dogs and cats either don't get enough fatty acids or they need more than the usual amounts. This can disturb the skin's normal balance, leading to dry skin and dandruff, Dr. Sakas says.

      A tiny parasite known as walking dandruff can cause large white flakes to appear on the neck and back. It can cause Fur loss as well. All pets can get walking dandruff, but it is most common in puppies.

      It doesn't happen often, but dandruff may be a sign that the thyroid gland is underactive and producing too little hormone, a condition called hypothyroidism. Other symptoms of thyroid disease include Weight gain, thinning fur, and a loss of energy.

      See Your Vet If...

      * Your pet is gaining weight or is lethargic
      * She is losing fur in places
      * She is scratching a lot or developing skin sores
      * Your pet spends a lot of time indoors in the winter
      * Your pet is shedding or scratching more than usual
      * He has scales, bald patches, or a rash
      * He has severe dandruff or dry skin
      * His fur is greasy or smelly even after baths
      * Your pet has broken out in hives and is having trouble breathing
      * He has a bad sunburn
      * There has been a significant change in skin color, or the skin seems loose
      * There is a lump or swelling beneath his skin
      * Your pet has a sore on the skin that won't heal
      * The skin of the lips, abdomen, or rectal area is yellow
      * There are red or purple dots or splotches on his skin

      That being said, my cats get dry flaky skin sometimes, and since they don't have an infection or anything, I use Nova Pearls spray to help moisten their skin and it works pretty well.
      Good luck!!

  17. QUESTION:
    Woke up to a swollen face and small red splotches all over.....?
    I'm itchy randomly, and I don't know why. If its an allergic reaction, I don't know what it would be too. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I hope this chart can give you some information. If not go to the emergency room ASAP.beforee it gets worse. Here is the link or look at infor below. Good luck

      http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/tools/symptom/545.html

      SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS SELF-CARE

      1. Is your face, chest or back covered in small, pus-filled sacs or pimples, blackheads or sore, red bumps? This may be ACNE, a common skin problem that often begins in adolescence. See your doctor if over-the-counter acne treatments, such as benzoyl peroxide, don't help. Gently washing your face with mild soap on a regular basis may be helpful. Sometimes prescription medicines, such as an antibiotic, may be prescribed by your doctor.

      2. Do you have a flushed appearance, perhaps with redness around your cheeks, chin, forehead or nose? This may be ROSACEA, a skin disease that affects the face.
      Treatment isn't usually needed, but antibiotics may be useful for moderate to severe symptoms.

      3. Do you have a painful red bump or a cluster of painful red bumps? This could be a BOIL. A cluster of boils is called a CARBUNCLE. These occur due to infection under the skin. Gently compress the boil with a warm cloth. Use antibiotic ointments if needed. Call your doctor if the boils don't come to a head, open and drain, or if the redness spreads.

      4. Do you have a small, boil-like infection around a hair shaft or pore? This could be FOLLICULITIS, an infection of the hair follicle. Most of these will heal on their own. Clean the area. Use antibiotic ointments if needed. See your doctor if the condition worsens or doesn't improve.

      5. Do you have red, tender and swollen areas of skin, perhaps around a cut or scrape? This could be CELLULITIS, an infection of the skin. Clean the area carefully with soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment. Call your doctor if redness and pain increase.

      6. Do you have red, itchy bumps on your skin, and are they sprinkled randomly? These could be INSECT BITES. These aren't usually harmful. Use hydrocortisone cream, antihistamine and ice to relieve itching. If symptoms get worse or don't clear up, call your doctor. If new symptoms arise, such as difficulty breathing, dizziness or nausea, go to the emergency room right away.

      7. Do you have irregular, raised or flat red sores that appeared after taking medicine? This could be an ALLERGIC REACTION to the medicine. Call your doctor. Try an antihistamine for itching and rash.

      8. Have bumps formed suddenly on your face or body? These could be HIVES, a skin reaction to an allergen, medicine or infection. They can also appear in some people who are very nervous. Use an antihistamine and cool compresses for itching. If the hives don't go away on their own or are accompanied by other symptoms, such as swelling around the lips or trouble breathing, see your doctor or go to the emergency room right away.

      9. Do you have a red, itchy, scaly and oily rash, and does it affect the areas around your eyebrows, nose or the edge of your scalp? Go to Question 12.*

      10. Is the person an adult? This could be a sign of SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS, a condition in which the sebaceous glands overproduce. Try using hydrocortisone cream or selenium sulfide shampoo on the sore areas. See your doctor if the symptoms continue or spread.

      11. Is the person a child and does the dry, scaly skin cover the head? This could be CRADLE CAP, a form of seborrhea in infants. Try gently scrubbing the scales to remove them. Hydrocortisone cream may also help. See your doctor if the rash doesn't go away or if the hair doesn't grow in that area.

      *12. Do you have a red, scaling rash, and did it begin after contact with clothing, jewelry or perfume? This could be IRRITANT CONTACT DERMATITIS. It's caused by a reaction to detergents, perfumes and other substances. Avoid whatever you think caused the symptoms and treat the area with hydrocortisone cream or other soothing lotions.

      13. Do you have a red, itchy rash, and are blisters forming? This could be ALLERGIC CONTACT DERMATITIS, caused by POISON IVY, poison oak or poison sumac. The oil from these plants causes an ALLERGIC REACTION. Wash the area with soap and water to remove any oil that remains on the skin. The rash will go away after about a week. To relieve itching, apply hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion to the rash. See your doctor if the rash covers a large area of your body, does not go away, or if new symptoms, such as fever, appear .

      14. Are there red, swollen, tender bumps in your armpits or other areas where hair grows? This could be HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA, inflammation of the sweat glands. See your doctor. Avoid using antiperspirants and deodorants.

      15. Do you have small red dots on your skin, or larger, bruise-like spots that appeared after taking medicine? This could be ALLERGIC PURPURA, a serious

  18. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of ringworm in a kitten?

    • ANSWER:
      The most recognized sign your cat is infected with ringworm is circular patches of hair loss, especially around the head & limbs although it can occur on other parts of the body also. Other signs are grey, patchy areas of baldness, with or without redness & itching, seborrhea sicca a type of dandruff dry/flaky skin, onychomycosis infection of the claw & clawbed

  19. QUESTION:
    Which is Parkinison's Disease most common?
    Like when do the first signs/symptoms usually occur? Also, what is the average life span of a Parkinison's patient with and without treatment. Thanks

    -Tila.

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms of Parkinison's Disease

      Muscle rigidity
      Stiffness
      Difficulty bending arms or legs
      Unstable, stooped, or slumped-over posture
      Loss of balance
      Gait (walking pattern) changes
      Shuffling walk
      Slow movements
      Difficulty initiating any voluntary movement
      Difficulty beginning to walk
      Difficulty getting up from a chair
      Small steps followed by the need to run to maintain balance
      Freezing of movement when the movement is stopped, inability to resume movement
      Muscle aches and pains (myalgia)
      Shaking, tremors (varying degrees, may not be present)
      Characteristically occur at rest, may occur at any time
      May become severe enough to interfere with activities
      May be worse when tired, excited, or stressed
      Finger-thumb rubbing (pill-rolling tremor) may be present
      Changes in facial expression
      Reduced ability to show facial expressions
      "Mask" appearance to face
      Staring
      May be unable to close mouth
      Reduced rate of blinking
      Voice or speech changes
      Slow speech
      Low volume
      Monotone
      Difficulty speaking
      Loss of fine motor skills
      Difficulty writing, may be small and illegible
      Difficulty eating
      Difficulty with any activity that requires small movements
      Uncontrolled, slow movement
      Frequent falls
      Decline in intellectual function (may occur, can be severe)
      A variety of gastrointestinal symptoms, mainly constipation.
      Note: Initial symptoms may be mild and nonspecific. For instance, the patient may have a mild tremor or a slight feeling that one leg or foot is stiff and dragging.

      Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease:

      Depression
      Confusion
      Dementia
      Seborrhea (oily skin)
      Loss of muscle function or feeling
      Muscle atrophy
      Memory loss
      Drooling
      Anxiety, stress, and tension

  20. QUESTION:
    has anyone had an ovary removed due to a cyst? i have and now i have symptoms on my other side?
    my first ovary was removed when i was 15 now that i'm 22 i've started having the same symptoms as before but on my other side. i know that i have a cyst on my other ovary and now i'm scared that i will have that one removed too. if anyone has had their ovary removed due to a cyst or have pcos. please email me i think i may have pcos *i think thats how its abbreviated.*

    • ANSWER:
      I have not had an ovary removed, but I've had cysts. Your OB/GYN should be able to order the appropriate tests to determine whether or not you suffer from PCOS.

      From wikipedia.org...

      Common symptoms of PCOS include:

      * Oligomenorrhea, amenorrhea - irregular, few, or absent menstrual periods; cycles that do occur may comprise heavy bleeding (check with a gynecologist because heavy bleeding is also an early warning sign of endometrial cancer, for which women with PCOS are at higher risk)
      * Infertility, generally resulting from chronic anovulation (lack of ovulation)
      * Elevated serum (blood) levels of androgens (male hormones), specifically testosterone, androstenedione, and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), causing hirsutism and occasionally masculinization
      * Central obesity - "apple-shaped" obesity centered around the lower half of the torso
      * Androgenic alopecia (male-pattern baldness)
      * Acne, oily skin, seborrhea
      * Acanthosis nigricans (dark patches of skin, tan to dark brown or black)
      * Acrochordons (skin tags) - tiny flaps of skin
      * Prolonged periods of PMS-like symptoms (bloating, mood swings, pelvic pain, backaches)
      * Sleep apnea

      Signs are:

      * Multiple cysts on the ovaries. Sonographically they may look like a string of pearls.
      * Enlarged ovaries, generally 1.5 to 3 times larger than normal, resulting from multiple cysts
      * Thickened, smooth, pearl-white outer surface of ovary
      * Chronic pelvic pain, possibly due to pelvic crowding from enlarged ovaries; however, the actual cause is not yet known
      * The ratio of LH (Luteinizing hormone) to FSH (Follicle stimulating hormone) is greater than 1:1, as tested on Day 3 of the menstrual cycle.
      * High levels of testosterone.
      * Low levels of sex hormone binding globulin.
      * Hyperinsulinemia.

      Medical treatment of PCOS is tailored depending on the patient's goals. If restoration of ovulation and fertility are desired, then metformin and or clomiphene citrate are indicated. In cases of clomiphene resistance, injections of follicle stimulating hormone may be used. If hirsutism is a primary concern, then oral contraceptives and either cyproterone acetate or spironolactone (a blocker of androgen receptors) are indicated. If the goal is to prevent the unopposed estrogen effect of anovulation, which can lead to endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer, then oral contraceptives or cyclic progestins are indicated.

      Low-carbohydrate diets and sustained regular exercise are also beneficial. More recently doctors and nutritional experts are recommending a low-GI diet in which a significant part of the total carbohydrates are obtained from fruit, vegetables and wholegrain sources. These diets help women with PCOS to maintain steady blood sugar and insulin levels and may assist in weight loss. A diet composed of mainly low-GI foods combined with regular exercise will also help to combat the effects of insulin resistance.

      Many women find insulin-lowering medications such as metformin hydrochloride (Glucophage®), pioglitazone hydrochloride (Actos®), and rosiglitazone maleate (Avandia®) helpful, and ovulation may resume when they use these agents. Many women report that metformin use is associated with upset stomach, diarrhea, and weight-loss. Such side effects usually resolve within 2-3 weeks. Both symptoms and weight loss appear to be less with the extended release versions. Most published studies use either generic metformin or the regular, non-extended release version. Starting with a lower dosage and gradually increasing the dosage over 2-3 weeks and taking the medication toward the end of a meal may reduce side effects. The use of basal body temperature or BBT charts is an effective way to follow progress. It may take up to six months to see results, but when combined with exercise and a low-glycemic diet up to 85% will improve menstrual cycle regularity and ovulation.

  21. QUESTION:
    can u please suggest a treatment for excessively dry hair ? will conditioners work?
    also please give me the names of some conditioners i could try out ...

    • ANSWER:
      Stressed scalp syndrome is frequently caused by hair abuse due to improper hair styling or staining, individual hypersensitivity to certain foods, personal care or hair care ingredients, insufficient hair rinsing after shampoo, rinsing with highly chlorinated or contaminated water. Psychological stress is another common cause of hair problems.

      With any shampoo, it is essential to rinse the shampoo residuals from the scalp and hair roots. Even with diluted or true soap shampoos, intensive rinse is required to wash out the detergents from the hair. In fact, remaining detergents quite often are the primary cause of scalp irritation, seborrhea and hair loss. Concentrated shampoos and combined shampoo/conditioners make it very difficult to wash out the detergents. One may be well advised to avoid these products, if symptoms of scalp irritation or hair loss occur. In earlier days rain water was considered the best hair rinse. Today, distilled water is a good choice. Various types of skin and hair usually call for different herbal treatments to help improve hair conditions. At the same time herbal hair oils including Burdock root oil, Nettle oil, ointment Balmflower and hair rinse Floraderm I will work good for most types of hair. Used to treat dry scalp and dry hair conditions, these products are helpful if hair has become thin, straw-like, brittle, and split. They are also utilized to help combat hair loss. Herbal hair oils will promote hair recovery after intensive hair treatments, and help minimize hair loss due to chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

  22. QUESTION:
    whats the best medicine out there for seborrhiec dermititis?

    • ANSWER:
      Adults who have seborrhea usually experience a waxing and waning course. In other words it can't be "cured". The good news is with proper maintenance, seborrhea can be controlled. Furthermore, most of the treatments can be found over-the-counter.

      Proper hygiene plays an important role in treatment. Frequent washing with soap gets rid of the oils in the affected areas and improves symptoms. Sunlight inhibits the growth of the yeast; therefore exposure of affected areas to sun is helpful, although caution should be exercised to avoid sun damage. The main medical treatments are antifungal shampoos and topical steroids.

      There are several good antifungal shampoos on the market that can be purchased without a prescription. The main shampoos are selenium sulfide found in Selsun, pyrithione zinc found in Head & Shoulders and Sebulon, coal tar found in Sebutone and Tegrin, and finally ketoconazole found in Nizoral.

      All of these shampoos have a medicated smell. The way to use them is to shampoo and leave on for at least 10 minutes then rinse off. The shampoos can be used on the face and other parts of the body as a lotion with the same instructions as long as precaution is used around the eyes. Do this daily until the redness and flaking is controlled then use 2-3 times a week as needed to keep symptoms from returning.
      So in a nutshell:
      1. Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
      This shampoo is the only one on the list with ketoconazole, an excellent antifungal medication.
      2. Head & Shoulders Selenium Sulfide Shampoo
      Head & Shoulders is a brand that has been around for a long time - for a good reason. This shampoo contains selenium sulfide which causing a "tingling" sensation.
      3. Head & Shoulders Pyrithione Zinc Shampoo
      Another shampoo by Head & Shoulders has a different formulation than the previous pick. This one contains pyrithione zinc which is also effective for seborrhea. One is not necessarily more effective than the other. Some people just respond better to different medications.
      4. Denorex Pyrithione Zinc Shampoo
      Denorex also puts out a pyrithione zinc shampoo that has been around for a long time.
      5. Selsun Blue Dandruff Shampoo
      Selsun Blue is another old stand-by. Selsun Blue contains selenium sulfide as the active ingredient.
      6. Sebulex Dandruff Shampoo
      This shampoo controls seborrhea with 2% sulfur and 2% salicylic acid. Although it contains sulfur, its distinct smell is not sulfuric.
      And lastly...
      7. Neutrogena T/Sal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
      This shampoo contains 3% salicylic acid as the active ingredient. Salicylic acid helps break down the flakes of seborrhea but does not slow down the process of excessive skin turnover. It can be used for moderate to severe cases of seborrhea in combination with one of the above shampoos.
      Hope this info helps

  23. QUESTION:
    Severe anil itching is a sign of What?

    • ANSWER:
      Dry skin. As you age, skin in and around your anus is more prone to dryness. Dry skin can cause persistent, intense anal itching.
      Too much moisture. Moisture around your anus from excessive sweating or from moist, sticky stools can be irritating.
      Fecal incontinence. Anal itching can also be caused by frequent diarrhea or the escape of small amounts of stool (fecal incontinence).
      Excessive washing. Excessive wiping with dry, harsh toilet paper or excessive scrubbing with harsh soaps can cause or aggravate anal itching. Failure to rinse away the soap completely also can cause irritation.
      Overuse of laxatives. Excessive or improper use of laxatives can lead to chronic diarrhea and the risk of anal irritation and itching.
      Chemical irritants. Certain laundry soaps, colognes, douches and birth control products contain chemicals that can irritate skin in and around your anus. Scented or colored toilet paper can be irritating to people with sensitive skin.
      Skin disorders. Common skin problems — such as psoriasis, seborrhea and eczema — can involve and irritate the area in and around your anus.
      Yeast infections. This common infection, which usually affects women, can irritate your genital and anal areas.
      Hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are engorged veins located just under the membrane that lines the lowest part of your rectum and anus. They often occur as a result of straining during a bowel movement. Anal itching can be a symptom of hemorrhoids.
      Anal abrasions, fissures and fistulas. An anal abrasion is a small tear in your anus, usually caused by forced bowel movements through a tight anus. An anal fissure is a deeper tear. An anal fistula is a small tunnel that forms under the skin and connects a previously infected anal gland to the skin on the buttocks outside the anus. All three conditions can cause anal itching, as well as painful bowel movements and bleeding.
      Food irritants. Anal itching may be the result of irritating chemicals in some foods, such as those found in spices and hot sauces. Similarly, some foods may directly or indirectly irritate your anus as they exit your colon. Common culprits include chocolate, alcohol, tomatoes and citrus fruits. Consuming certain beverages, including milk or caffeinated drinks, may cause some people to experience diarrhea followed by anal itching.
      Medications. Anal itching may be a side effect of certain medications, including some antibiotics, that can cause frequent diarrhea.
      Infections. Sexually transmitted diseases may also involve the anus and can cause anal itching. In children, the parasite that causes pinworms can cause persistent anal itching. Adults in the same household can also be infected. Other parasites may cause similar itching.
      Anal tumors. Rarely, benign or cancerous tumors in or around the anus may be a cause of anal itching.
      Other causes. Anal itching may be related to anxiety or stress. Sometimes, the cause is undetermined.
      Contributing to the problem
      Although anal itching is almost never a problem of cleanliness, your own actions may contribute to the problem.

      Scratching. Whatever the cause of anal itching, your natural reaction is to scratch the area. But scratching worsens the problem by removing superficial layers of skin.
      Excessive washing. The natural tendency in response to an irritation is to wash the area frequently with soap and a washcloth. However, excessive washing can aggravate the condition by removing your skin's natural protective oils.

  24. QUESTION:
    Why does the middle of my head itches so much?

    • ANSWER:
      See your health care provider as soon as possible (dermatologist), for consultation. Most likely an inflammation skin condition, such as seborrhea or mild psoriasis. While the causes and cures of those conditions remain unknown, symptoms such as itching and mild flaking can be soothed with shampoos containing tar (Denorex, Neutrogena T(Gel) or salicylic acid (Neutrogena T/Sal, Scalpicin, or with hydro-cortisone scalp lotion (Neutrogena T/Scalp). If those measures fail to being relief within a week or two, see your doctor, who can rule out rarer, but often more serious, underlying conditions and can prescribe a more potent corticosteroid lotion.

      I hope this helps you. And good luck.

  25. QUESTION:
    what helps with scalp flaking?
    My boyfriend has been suffering from a case of scalp flaking and i cannot figure out how to help him with it or what exactly to call his condition. he has had it for a couple of years now and the only symptom he shows is the flaking, which range from a small to medium size. i was convinced at some point that he has psoriasis but since he only suffers from flaking, now i do not know.

    My question here is, what possible treatments could i apply/ use on his scalp to relieve him from the flaking. Nothing containing sulfates, please, i prefer to use more natural methods that i can make for him myself because i want to keep away from artificial chemicals.

    Thank you!.
    oh and he doesnt suffer from redness. he only has the white flakes and itching.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds exactly like seborrhea dermatitis. I get it occasionally, usually in the winter. Only thing that helped me was a prescription from my dr.

  26. QUESTION:
    Cat thyroid symptoms?
    We think he has hyperthyroid. He's been to the vets which is why we knew he may have thyroid problems. The vets said he was underweight.

    His symptoms are:

    Losing weight
    Being tired(he came home from vets and laid down. Which isn't like him)
    He's had the runs for sometime
    Is there any other symptoms to be on the lookout for?
    He's an outdoor cat. Recently neutered.

    • ANSWER:
      Dry and brittle hair,
      seborrhea;
      secondary bacterial and yeast infections;
      lethargy, your cat may become uninterested in previous activities he loved.
      obesity (gain not loose),
      slow heart rate;
      changes in skin pigmentation may occur

      it is common for a gland to be damaged in surgery.

  27. QUESTION:
    my dog has seborreah what can i do for this ?
    she is a yorkie and she itches all the time and when she comes in from outside she smells realllllly bad (doggy odor)i have tried antibiotics, steriods shampooing every 48 hrs please help my kids love her i don't want to sell her but if it doesn't get better i may have to i have spent too much money at the vet

    • ANSWER:
      seborrhea in dogs is usually a symptom of an underlying problem (as long as you are SURE its seborrhea).

      take her to a vet so the vet can take a swab and test it. The cause is probably fungal.
      .

  28. QUESTION:
    I am having a horrible reaction to corticosteroid.Sarna and Desonide. Head and eyebrows won't stop moving.?
    Was prescribed for seborrhea dermitis in eyebrows. Going on 3 weeks ago, I put Desonide in eyebrows and Sarna on face. My head and forehead won't stop moving and spinning and sawing. Went to ER 2ce, said get zyrtec benadryl etc. This is not working. I can't sleep for the constant motion. Don't say wash. I have scrubbed. So how do I neutralize this stuff. Dr. appt. not till Tuesday. This is horrible!

    • ANSWER:
      I have been through exactly this so I truly understand and can offer you the best advice. Stop the steroids they are bad for you long term. (I know when symptoms flare up steroids are the only thing that helps). Go get skin prick tests at an allergist to find out the allergen you are sensitive to and start allergy immunotherapy. Ive done this and it really worked great for me.
      P.s forget the Doctor's prescribed creams, ointments, eye drops, steroid jabs, potions, alternative medicine's that will be offered to you, they are all short term symptom relievers.

  29. QUESTION:
    I have Seborreah in my eyebrows?
    Now what the hell do I do about it, it's really kinda gross. I am about to try using some head and shoulders, but I am afraid that would be bad... Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Seborrhea, a form of eczema, is a skin condition that produces a reddish rash with greasy, yellow crusts. It is caused by skin glands producing too many oily secretions (sebum).

      Seborrheic dermatitis on the face and body
      Treatments for nonscalp seborrheic dermatitis aim to reduce inflammation and the buildup of scaling on the skin. Over-the-counter (nonprescription) antifungal or anti-itch creams, along with other self-care measures, may help control your symptoms.

      If these measures don't help, your doctor may prescribe topical corticosteroids, antifungal medications or a combination of the two to treat stubborn patches. A common course of treatment includes a daily regimen of ketoconazole (Nizoral) and desonide (Desowen) applied to your skin. Prescription oral medication, such as terbinafine (Lamisil), may be an option if the condition affects a large portion of your body.

      A class of medications called immunomodulators, such as tacrolimus (Protopic) and pimecrolimus (Elidel), affects the immune system. These medications have anti-inflammatory and mild antifungal properties and are effective in treating seborrheic dermatitis. Due to possible concerns about the effect of these medications on the immune system when used for prolonged periods of time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that Elidel and Protopic be used only after other treatments have failed, or if someone can't tolerate other treatments. Additionally, the FDA advises against long-term use of these medications.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is polycystic ovarian disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (abbreviated PCOS or PCO), also known clinically as Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is an endocrine disorder that affects approximately 10% of all women. It occurs amongst all races and nationalities, is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, and is a leading cause of infertility.[citation needed] The principal features are weight problems, lack of regular ovulation and/or menstruation, and excessive amounts or effects of androgenic (masculinizing) hormones. The symptoms and severity of the syndrome vary greatly between women. While the causes are unknown, insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity are all strongly correlated with PCOS.

      Common symptoms of PCOS include
      Oligomenorrhea, amenorrhea — irregular, few, or absent menstrual periods.
      Infertility, generally resulting from chronic anovulation (lack of ovulation).
      Hirsutism — excessive and increased body hair, typically in a male pattern affecting face, chest and legs.
      Dyspareunia — pain during sexual intercourse.
      Androgenic alopecia — male-pattern baldness.
      Acne, oily skin, seborrhea.
      Acanthosis nigricans — dark patches of skin, tan to dark brown or black, a sign of insulin resistance, which is associated with PCOS.
      Acrochordons (skin tags) — tiny flaps of skin.
      Prolonged periods of PMS-like symptoms (bloating, mood swings, pelvic pain, backaches).
      Depression
      Mild symptoms of hyperandrogenism, such as acne or hyperseborrhea, are frequent in adolescent girls and are often associated with irregular menstrual cycles. In most instances, these symptoms are transient and only reflect the immaturity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary axis during the first years following menarche.

      It is important to know that PCOS can present in any age. Many can be diagnosed as young children, some might not present until after menopause. It is vital to find a PCOS knowledgeable doctor to catch this disorder as many miss the diagnoses - sometimes for years.

  31. QUESTION:
    URGENT! How does Parkinson's effect the muscle and skeletal system?

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms:
      Automatic movements such as blinking, sweating - Brain
      Constipation: Brain (because of muscle rigidity and Digestive organs - same reasons)
      Difficulty starting or continuing movement: Brain but the eyes can also be involved to assist the way out of the freeze.
      Impaired balance of walking: Brain, muscular and skeletal systems
      Drooling - rigidity - muscular - neural
      Lack of facial expression: muscular - neural
      Loss of small or fine hand movements: muscular - neural
      Muscle aches (myalgia): neural - muscular
      Problems with movement: muscular - skeletal - neural
      Rigid or stiff muscles:
      Shaking, tremors: autonomic nervous sytem
      Shuffling gait: (part of muscle rigidity, lack of balance)
      Slowed movements:
      Slowed, quiet speech, monotone voice:
      Stooped posture:
      Fainting: (orthostatic hypotension - blood pressure)
      Loss of muscle function or feeling:
      Variations in heart rate:
      Urinary problems
      Sexual Dysfunction
      Non-motor:
      Anxiety, stress, tension
      Dementia
      Depression
      Hallucinations (this is also a side effect of some meds)
      Memory Loss
      Loss of sense of smell/taste
      Vision disorders
      Sleep disorders
      Seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis:
      Loss of cognitive skills:

      In looking at the body systems you will notice that all are listed. That is because to some degree or another, all can be involved in PD.
      The immune system can be compromised with PD and there may be T-cell involvement as well.
      The reproductive system is listed because sexual function is often impaired.

      In one way or another almost all of the body systems can be affected.
      For example: vision, olfactory, taste can all be affected.
      Hearing loss is the one sense area which has not been linked to PD but can occur in PD patients.
      Not all patients have all symptoms. The rate of progression varies from patient to patient. The age of the patient at onset also varies. Although PD is still considered primarily a disease of older age, I think that many precursor symptoms appear before 50 and are simply not recognized as such. The diagnosis often occurs years later.

  32. QUESTION:
    Do I have Polycystic ovary syndrome?
    I have these problems:

    Depressed
    Hair thinning
    Hairy belly
    hairy on my face(not a moustache though)
    some acne
    seborrhea
    oily skin

    Im only 16 and what are the cure??It does affect my life and self-esteem.PLEASE!!!!HELP!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. Yes they are symptoms. First, how are your periods. Are they irregular Your cramps are they extremly painful where you dont want to move. when you have your period is it extremly heavy?how is your weight do you have problems losing weight, are you over weight. These are just a few other symptoms that they will look at. Because PCOS. is where your not ovulating like you should.
      I have PCOS. There is no cure and its not sexually transmitted or anything like that. you just dont have enough estrogin in your body. Every month you get cyst on your overies and they fill with fluid and if they dont fill they cant change into eggs, and that means you dont ovulate and that is why you dont have periods, When the cyst do fill with the proper hormon they turn into eggs and then released and you have a period and 2 weeks later your ovulating. It is hard to get pregnant, and you may have to have help from a dr. My dr. put me on some things and i had to lose 20 pounds and I JUST HAD A BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL WITH PCOS. But for alot of women with this, they cant or have to have extensive treatment, like clomid a fertility pill. then there are other stuff to do also, but contact your dr. if you have any of the symptoms i mented also. good luck. and if you do have it dont get discouraged you can get pregnant its just harder for us.

  33. QUESTION:
    I have dry scalp or something..How can i get rid of it? ive tryed everything...Please help me!!!?
    I HAVE LONG NAILS AND WHEN I SCRATCH MY HEAD IT GETS FULL OF DANDRUFF OR WHATEVER IT IS...
    ITS NOT DRY ITS VERY OILY...AND IT ITCHES ALL THE TIME,,,THE STUFF GETS TRAPPED IN MY FINGERNAILS...

    • ANSWER:
      Is this chronic? You may have seborrhea or psoriasis. Both are skin conditions that are unfortunately not "curable" but symptoms can be lessened with the use of over the counter shampoos (Nizoral is a good one) Both conditions are also influenced by your stress level.

      It is not really dandruff but rather an increased amount of skin cells being created. Your body is telling itself that it is time to create a new skin cell right there even if it isn't.

  34. QUESTION:
    Can saw palmetto cause weight gain?

    • ANSWER:
      Short answer, yes if you eat more because of increased appetite.

      Long answer:
      Other Common Names: Sabal, Serenoa repens, Sabal serrulata

      Range: Southeastern N. America - South Carolina to Florida, west to Arkansas.

      Habitat: Low pine woods, savannas and thickets, where it often forms substantial thickets. Also found on coastal sand dunes.

      Saw palmetto, a member of the palm family Arecaceae, is native to the West Indies and the Atlantic Coast of North America, from South Carolina to Florida. Saw palmetto berries contain sterols and lipids, including relatively high concentrations of free and bound sitosterols. The following chemicals have been identified in the berries: anthranilic acid, capric acid, caproic acid, caprylic acid, -carotene, ferulic acid, mannitol, beta-sitosterol, beta-sitosterol-D-glucoside, linoleic acid, myristic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, 1-monolaurin and 1-monomyristin. A number of other common plants (e.g., basil, corn, soybean) also contain beta-sitosterol. Saw palmetto extract has become the sixth best-selling herbal dietary supplement in the United States. In Europe, several pharmaceutical companies sell saw palmetto-based over-the-counter (OTC) drugs for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Additional pharmaceutical preparations that contain saw palmetto extract as an ingredient have been patented as hair lotions for the treatment of seborrhea and hair loss, capsules for the treatment of hair loss, and lotions/ointments for the treatment of acne. Beta-sitosterol is available as a cholesterol-lowering drug, and is an ingredient in some contraceptive drugs.

      Plantation Medicinals (the largest U.S. producer) harvests about 5,000 tons of saw palmetto berries per year in Hendry County, Florida. The second largest producer of the berries is Wilcox Natural Products in Boone, North Carolina. The export of saw palmetto berries from Florida has become a million dollar a year industry, with about 2,000 tons of the berries exported to Europe each year. No production and import volumes were found for sitosterol.

      Historically, American Indians used the berries for food. Since 1994 when federal dietary supplement laws were relaxed, the most common use of the berries by Americans is as an herbal health remedy. The berries have been used for treating stomach ache, bronchitis, diabetes, cancer, and cystitis; they have also been used as a diuretic, aphrodisiac, and for breast enlargement. Saw palmetto berries are claimed to relieve irritated throat and symptoms of the common cold. The dried berries have been used as a menstrual drug product. Saw palmetto berry extracts have been reported to be effective in the treatment of BPH. However, significant inhibition of prostate growth has not been demonstrated, and a critical analysis of data on the effects of phytotherapy (including saw palmetto berry extracts) in BPH treatment suggested that the effects were no better than placebo treatment.

      Saw palmetto extract is not recognized as safe and effective by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is misbranded when labeled as an OTC drug for use as an orally administered menstrual drug product. In the U.S., saw palmetto extract may not be sold or labeled as therapeutic support for the prostate gland or reproductive organs.

      Saw palmetto berries are a tonic herb that is used in the treatment of debility, urinary tract problems and for reducing enlarged prostate glands.

      The partially dried ripe fruit is aphrodisiac, urinary antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, sedative and tonic. It is taken internally in the treatment of impotence, debility in elderly men, prostate enlargement and inflammation, bronchial complaints associated with coldness, and wasting diseases. Saw palmetto is one of the few Western herbs that are considered to be anabolic (strengthening and building body tissue and encouraging weight gain. The fruit pulp, or a tincture, is given to those suffering from wasting disease, general debility and failure to thrive. The fruit also has a beneficial effect on the urinary system, helping to reduce the size of an enlarged prostate gland and strengthening the neck of the bladder. The fruit has a probable oestrogenic action, it is prescribed in the treatment of impotence, reduced or absent sex drive and testicular atrophy in men and to stimulate breast enlargement in women. The fruit is also used in the treatment of colds, coughs, irritated mucous membranes, asthma etc.

  35. QUESTION:
    Fed up with loads of symptoms to be told im fine.?
    Hey for over a year now ive had a few problems and not a lot of answers.

    1) Can't lose weight and put it on too easy.
    2) Bier Spots ( google it if you haven't heard of it )
    3) Seborrhea on my scalp, no flaking just very oily and hair loss.
    4) Seborrhea in my eyebrows, flaking and falling out.
    5) Minor Gynocomastia in one nipple.

    Ive been tested for thyroid and had a load of blood work done and was told I'm okay, but surely all these things can't all just be a coincidence ?

    I'm 23yrs old male and still cant grow any facial hair at all, and it makes me think it might be hormonal ?.

    I work delivering mail and also workout 3 times a week , so what do you think could be the problem ?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    what is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?
    genetic diseases

    • ANSWER:
      Alzheimer's disease (AD), also known simply as Alzheimer's, is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive cognitive deterioration together with declining activities of daily living and neuropsychiatric symptoms or behavioral changes. It is the most common type of dementia.
      Symptoms:-
      In the early stages, the symptoms of AD may be subtle and resemble signs that people mistakenly attribute to "natural aging." Symptoms often include:
      * Repeating statements
      * Misplacing items
      * Having trouble finding names for familiar objects
      * Getting lost on familiar routes
      * Personality changes
      * Losing interest in things previously enjoyed
      * Difficulty performing tasks that take some thought, but used to come easily, like balancing a checkbook, playing complex games (such as bridge), and learning new information or routines
      In a more advanced stage, symptoms are more obvious:
      * Forgetting details about current events
      * Forgetting events in your own life history, losing awareness of who you are
      * Problems choosing proper clothing
      * Hallucinations, arguments, striking out, and violent behavior
      * Delusions, depression, agitation
      * Difficulty performing basic tasks like preparing meals and driving.
      At end stages of AD, a person can no longer survive without assistance. Most people in this stage no longer:
      * Understand language
      * Recognize family members
      * Perform basic activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, and bathing.

      Parkinson's disease (also known as Parkinson disease or PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer's motor skills and speech.
      Symptoms:-
      * Muscle rigidity
      # Stiffness
      # Difficulty bending arms or legs
      * Unstable, stooped, or slumped-over posture
      * Loss of balance
      * Gait (walking pattern) changes
      * Shuffling walk
      * Slow movements
      * Difficulty initiating any voluntary movement
      # Difficulty beginning to walk
      # Difficulty getting up from a chair
      * Small steps followed by the need to run to maintain balance
      * Freezing of movement when the movement is stopped, inability to resume movement
      * Muscle aches and pains (myalgia)
      * Shaking, tremors (varying degrees, may not be present)
      # Characteristically occur at rest, may occur at any time
      # May become severe enough to interfere with activities
      # May be worse when tired, excited, or stressed
      # Finger-thumb rubbing (pill-rolling tremor) may be present
      * Changes in facial expression
      # Reduced ability to show facial expressions
      # "Mask" appearance to face
      # Staring
      # May be unable to close mouth
      # Reduced rate of blinking
      * Voice or speech changes
      # Slow speech
      # Low volume
      # Monotone
      # Difficulty speaking
      * Loss of fine motor skills
      # Difficulty writing, may be small and illegible
      # Difficulty eating
      # Difficulty with any activity that requires small movements
      # Uncontrolled, slow movement
      * Frequent falls
      * Decline in intellectual function (may occur, can be severe)
      * A variety of gastrointestinal symptoms, mainly constipation.
      Note: Initial symptoms may be mild and nonspecific. For instance, the patient may have a mild tremor or a slight feeling that one leg or foot is stiff and dragging.
      Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease:
      * Depression
      * Confusion
      * Dementia
      * Seborrhea (oily skin)
      * Loss of muscle function or feeling
      * Muscle atrophy
      * Memory loss
      * Drooling
      * Anxiety, stress, and tension
      Please see the web pages for more details on Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

  37. QUESTION:
    I had a gastric bypass 5 yrs. ago and now want to go vegetarian, what supplements should I be taking?
    I am currently taking omega-3, liquid b12, liquid multi-vitamin, and liquid calcium. I am noticing rapid tooth decay and recently developed two bulging discs in my back and am worried about calcium defficiency. I am also very tired all of the time. I try to make sure I get plenty of complete protiens. Any advice.....at all?????
    I should clarify that I HAVE to take supplements because the part of my stomach that breaks down and absorbs the nutrients in food has been stapled off.

    • ANSWER:
      I have information about THE BEST complete wellness system available today. It was developed by one of the nation's leading medical doctors, it is all natural, produced in FDA inspected labs, and boasts patents that were granted because of the company's in-depth research and proven results. Here are just some of the benefits of this product:

      Anti-Fatigue - Offers prolonged energy and endurance

      Anti-Tumor - Potentially reduces risk of some types of tumors

      Anti-Carcinogen - Potentially reduces risk of some types of cancers

      Anti-Aging - Reduces effects of ageing and potential threat of degenerative diseases

      Increased Performance - Can increase growth hormone levels to promote muscle growth and prevent muscle breakdown

      Antioxidant - Chelated for increased absorption and efficacy - independently rated by Brunswick Labs to be the best leading antioxidant available.

      Hypotensive - Effects that potentially lower blood pressure

      Cognitive Enhancement - Promotes healthy memory and cognitive brain function

      Anti-ADHD - Helps manage the effects found in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

      Anti-Alzheimers - Helps prevent Alzheimer-s and other dementia

      Anti-Inflammatory - Alleviates pain and/or symptoms from chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, eczema and psoriasis

      Anti-Menopausal - Relieves symptoms of PMS and menopause

      Hypoglycemic - Some experience lowered blood sugar (anti diabetic effect)

      Immunostimulant - Improves the body's natural immune function

      Antilipidemic - Effects that can lower blood fat

      Antiobesity - Helps with weight loss

      Anti Atherosclerotic - Helps prevent the hardening of arteries

      Cardio Protective - Promotes healthy heart functions

      Antiviral - May prevent or modulate viral infections

      Antibiotic - May prevent or modulate bacterial infections

      Antifungal - May prevent or modulates fungal infections

      Antidepressant - Relieves depression and anxiety

      Anti-arthritic - Helps prevent arthritis

      Anti-Osteoporosis - Helps prevent loss of bone mass

      Antiperiodontic - Can help prevent gum disease

      Antiallergenic - Helps to prevent allergic disease

      Antiseborrhic - Effects that can prevent seborrhea (skin disease)

      Anti Parkinson - May reduce the risk of Parkinson-s disease and its effects

      Antineuralgic - Can reduce nerve pain

      Antivertigo - Can prevent dizziness

      Anticataract - Prevents Cataracts

      I have personally experienced the benefits of this product, and so have many of my personal friends and relatives. Please contact me for more information.

      Tina Hodges
      VisalusLHP@yahoo.com

  38. QUESTION:
    Thinning hair and rogaine?
    so i'm freaked out.All the day i'm thinking about this.I'm 22 years old and i noticed my hairline has receded.The most weird part is that in my right temple my hair are thick and fine when in the left area are thin.Since i was 16 i had noticed that but everybody was calming me down by saying that it's normal and they cant really notice it.Now in 22 it has thinned more,i wonder how more will it go!At least in the right side i've never had problem,i've never noticed fuzz even if it's receded,my left was always a problem and i can see a lot of fuzz and weak hair

    Also my hair were always oily and i have seborrhea,i have to wash my hair everyday,my dermatologist gave me a shampoo for that.As for the thinning hair in the left she told me to use rogaine once a day and i will able to maintain them for many years,otherwise it may progress not necessarily.But i dont want to put this shit in my head every day,i have to do this for life and it's not only that i'm not sure about this product.I used it for a couple of days and the abandon it,today out of my fear i put it again.It seems i really cant decide what to do,to use it or not.I dont want to loose the thin area(does it means that i'll lose the more thin hair in the future?) on the other hand i dont want to use rogaine,still dont know what to do,my hair is very important for me i'm feeling like i'm losing my youth.

    genetics:father 70 with full hair(but i have not his my hair are thin when his are curly) his father had a receding hairline but he never got bald

    mother side:her father full head of hair till 90,one uncle full head of curly hair the other one died young in his 40(he had lost the front hair so he was bald)

    should i use rogaine?will i make my hair worse if i abandon it one day or i will lose the same amount like if i wasnt using it.I'm almost sure i'll abandon it one day,that's why i dont want to make them worse in the end.If i'l do more damage by discontinuing it in the future better dont use it at all

    tell me generally your opinion,i've also heard that if you have full hair till 27 then you'll not have problem of balding.Help me,i may overreacting but i was always obsessed with my hair,i dont want to hear shave it off in the future if i'll have a big problem ,i'm not this type,i mean a guy with glasses and not a masculine,i dont have the heavy look and i dont want it anyway,i like the beatlish hair or a typical short

    • ANSWER:
      Dove hairfall facts:
      1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
      2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
      3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
      4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
      5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.

      HEAT & CHEMICALS are hair's worst enemies. You've got any of those on your hair?
      Supplements, medications, anti-acne products, hair oil, birth control pills, pollution in the water, to name just a few . . . ALL HAVE SIDE EFFECTS. Example: "I used minoxidil drug to restore the hair on my head; however, I ended up with unwanted body hair. I don't know if it is temporary or I have to seek medical treatment." YA poster 9-27-12. Four men are charged in federal court for selling home-brewed hair growth drugs online. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54991911-78/ahn-growth-hair-kim.html.csp
      Any reactions to a drug - like Vitamin B complex which is a supplement - 'side effect' is a negative reaction to a drug - this is your body telling you that what you just gave it is toxic to it, and instead of helping you, it is actually hurting you.  It is your body's way of telling you to stop.  All drugs have side effects, and are toxic...even lethal...to some people at some dosage.  Another term for toxic is poisonous.  We owe it to ourselves to try less toxic treatments first.  Especially since too many drugs merely cover up symptoms rather than treat the underlying cause of the symptom in the first place.
      Source: Health Magazine, FDA, Slate dot com

      "You find people oiling hair every single day, the hair sweats and it doesn’t get washed. What do you think happens? It goes limp and becomes thin because it is not breathing,” Shamillah Mohammed, a hairstylist at SUQA, says.

      Man-made products & supplements can do more harm than good.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, HAIR LOSS, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. Example: "I used minoxidil drug to restore the hair on my head; however, I ended up with unwanted body hair. I don't know if it is temporary or I have to seek medical treatment." YA poster 9-27-12.

      When hair starts to fall out MORE, there are no hair products or treatment, that are made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged or hair falls. It is a billion dollar business, and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair falls.

      Eliminate the 'causes' and your hair will improve.

      What should you do if you think that you may have hair loss? First, call your dermatologist today! If you don't have one, visit the "Find a Doctor" portion of the website of the American Academy of Dermatology. Secondly, when you visit your dermatologist, have a list of your medications, allergies, medical conditions and your hair care practices (for example: relaxers for 20 years, hot combs for 10 years, no weaves, braids with extensions for two years and natural styles for the last 5 years). Do not be afraid if your doctor suggests blood test, a scalp biopsy or culture. These procedures are recommended so that the doctor can determine the type of hair loss that you have and treatment can be started. ~Susan C. Taylor, MD

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  39. QUESTION:
    my lab's coat color is changing...help!!?
    my black lab's coat color is changing, can it be some kind of symptom? she is 4 years old and has hypothyroid...any special care other than medicines for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it could be a sign of a serious disease.. but it also could be perfectly normal and just part of her aging process.

      If you are really concerned you could take a trip to the vet just to be positive, they would test her skin and give her a thorough exam to make sure she's ok.

      ADD: Hypothyroidism could result in:
      Hair loss, dry and brittle hair, seborrhea; secondary bacterial and yeast infections; lethargy, obesity, slow heart rate; changes in skin pigmentation may occur.

  40. QUESTION:
    Have you ever suffered from anal itch?

    • ANSWER:
      There are numerous things that can cause this. Here are some of them:

      - Dry skin. As you age, skin in and around your anus is more prone to dryness. Dry skin can cause persistent, intense anal itching.

      - Too much moisture. Moisture around your anus from excessive sweating or from moist, sticky stools can be irritating. Anal itching can also be caused by frequent diarrhea or the escape of small amounts of stool (fecal incontinence).

      - Excessive washing. Excessive wiping with dry, harsh toilet paper or excessive scrubbing with harsh soaps can cause or aggravate anal itching. Failure to rinse away the soap completely also may cause irritation.

      - Chemical irritants. Certain laundry soaps, colognes, douches and birth control products contain chemicals that can irritate skin in and around your anus. Scented or colored toilet paper can be irritating to people with sensitive skin.

      - Food irritants. Anal itching may be the result of irritating chemicals in some foods, such as those found in spices and hot sauces. Similarly, some foods may directly or indirectly irritate your anus as they exit your colon. Common culprits include chocolate, fruits, tomatoes, nuts and popcorn. Consuming certain beverages, including milk or caffeinated drinks, may cause some people to experience diarrhea followed by anal itching.

      - Medications. Anal itching may be a side effect of certain medications, including some antibiotics, that can cause frequent diarrhea.

      - Overuse of laxatives. Excessive or improper use of laxatives can lead to chronic diarrhea and the risk of anal irritation and itching.

      - Hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are engorged veins located just under the membrane that lines the lowest part of your rectum and anus. They often occur as a result of straining during a bowel movement. Anal itching can be a symptom of hemorrhoids. However, most hemorrhoids don't itch.

      - Infections. Sexually transmitted diseases may also involve the anus and can cause anal itching. In children, the parasite that causes pinworms can cause persistent anal itching. Other parasites may cause similar itching.

      - Skin disorders. Common skin problems — such as psoriasis, seborrhea and eczema — can involve and irritate the area in and around your anus.

      - Yeast infections. This common infection, which usually affects women, can irritate your genital and anal areas.

      - Anal abrasions and fissures. An anal abrasion is a small tear in your anus, usually caused by forced bowel movements through a tight anus. An anal fissure is a deeper tear. Both conditions can cause anal itching, as well as painful bowel movements and bleeding.

      - Anal tumors. Rarely, benign or cancerous tumors in or around the anus may be a cause of anal itching.

      - Other causes. Anal itching may be related to anxiety or stress. Sometimes, the cause remains undetermined.

      Good luck, and Happy Holidays!

  41. QUESTION:
    my 13 year-old cocker spaniel is very sick?
    she's spayed, over weight, has seborrhea, severe ear infection and a lot of other problems!!! i dont know if i should just let her go (put her down) or if i should keep trying to get her cured (i've already spent 0 in 1 day at a vet that didnt help much, then went to another that didnt charge that much but still didnt do much) i ran out of meds, vitamins, fish oil capsules!!! what else is there to do???
    forgot to mention the daily growing repulsive stink that comes from her ear :(
    i really try hard to help her, i buy her the best senior food, i individually cut the fish oil soft gels to put into her bowl, i also give it to her by mouth daily along with vitamin a - e and d .... i give her baths every week with a special shampoo, i clean her ear every day, and i try my best to get her weight down but my siblings are extremely ignorant about dogs and do not realize that they cant over feed her and give her snacks and human food! but when i ask them to please stop they say she should spend her last years eating all she wants so she can die happy and that i am an idiot and they just dont care
    my purpose is to get as many answers as i can so i can print them all out and show them to my careless siblings :(

    • ANSWER:
      Since you didn't really explain all the problems, it's hard to help you....but I strongly recommend looking into "home remedies" and "natural cures" for her symptoms....please, I know pets can be expensive...my dog is 13 also and has had problems her whole life. Pets are like children, they can't take care of themselves and they depend on you to take care of them. I have spent thousands of dollars on my poor dog in the past 13 years, but it's well worth it. If you already spent all that money at the vet, that leads me to believe that her ear infections are caused by a yeast overgrowth from the antibiotics the vet prescribed. She definitely needs a change of diet to all organic! That has helped my dog tremendously! Here are a few links that may help...good luck and I hope she feels better soon!
      http://www.ehow.com/how_5708669_treat-ear-infection-canines-home.
      http://www.ehow.com/how_4506982_recognize-treat-seborrhea-dogs.html
      http://www.ehow.com/how_4531276_home-remedies-dog-allergies.html
      http://www.edogadvice.com/home-remedy-sick-dog.php

  42. QUESTION:
    My Dog's Hair is Falling out and her Skin is Scaly (please look)?
    Okay I don't know whats wrong with my Pom and I've been to the vet many times recently too, I'm just looking for some more help.
    She has been itchy for about 6 months or so, during this time we have been taking her all over pouring out our money.

    *Here are her symptoms: Itchy, red skin, bumps, stinky skin, flaky, lose of hair, her skin looks like bright pink elephant skin if that makes since, she itches so bad she has to wear a cone or else she will itch so bad she will bleed, there is never a time in the day that she isn't trying to itch herself.

    Vet Experiences: I took her to the vet the first time she was really getting itchy they said it might be food allergies but they weren't sure what it was so they just gave me Steroids, anti-histamine , I took her another time they told it was fleas and gave me Steroids anti-histamine and anti-biotic flea meds anti-histamine spray. But they had flea med the whole time. but she has been getting worse everyday.

    What I've done: I bombed my house to kill the fleas, I've tea tree oil on her, I've given her apis and sulfur (both are homeopathic) flea bath, and that all I can think of so far.

    And I feel so bad for her I' planning on taking her back in to a vet soon but If any one knows anything that might be a little bit of help i would really appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      I've seen it and am sure this is food allergies.
      You can spend hundreds, even thousands, doing painful tests to figure it out or you can cut to the chase and avoid the most common allergens...I've typed a lot on this topic, please search the question for complete info, but in short...

      soybeans (also called lecithin), wheat and corn are the top three canine allergens, in that order. Avoid them in everything they eat and topical ointments or shampoos that include these oils. That done, you're on your way to healing, clearing up and the hair will regrow. She may need an antibiotic at first to get her over the hump, and you'll see a quick reduction in the symptoms...don't assume that's it, you've gotta eradicate these items from her diet completely. The other thing we did was replace shampoo with a mild one formulated specifically for coat and skin health, added a squirt of 100% Alaskan Salmon oil to breakfast and dinner each day, and to help get on with quick healing, a few drops of a homeopathic called Skin and Seborrhea...found once he was stable, we didn't have to keep using it, but keep it on hand just in case because we were able to deduce ultimately that we believe his issue was corn, and he was getting some from under the bird feeders out back and would have tiny recurrences...we changed the bird feed and haven't had another issue.

      If you go this route, as long as you're shopping for a new quality holistic and natural food for her, other things to avoid at all costs is by-products, animal/poultry fat, beet pulp, sunflower and safflower and corn oils (increase cancer risks by 69%), and animal/poultry digest. Eliminating these ingredients from all food, treats and everything in her life will go a long way in making her as healthy as possible.

      We've had great success with Solid Gold products...not carried in most chain feed stores, but check them out at www.solidgoldhealth.com to find vendors in your area; and those stores that carry these products will also be stocked with a number of other quality holistic options...there are several, just read the labels very carefully and make the decision that best suits your dogs specific needs.

  43. QUESTION:
    Does Rogaine or Regain really help hair growth at the crown area?
    So I have had a shedding, thin hair at the crown area. Not at the middle but more upwards. It's only visible through an extreme light effect. I feel the thinning as well. It's been that way since April 2011 and from what I can observe it has not receded any further since. I also have been diagnosed with dry Seborrhea in that area. Doctors suggested Regain 2%. My doubts are that if I use it, wouldn't that inflame my seborrhea itchiness even more? I mean the side effects of Regain are - inflammation. I also heard that once you use Rogaine or Regain you have to do so for the rest of your life or you will end up with no hair in that area. I DO NOT want to use it because of it. If anyone has dealt with the situation please reply. Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t have to approve supplements — no agency in the United States does. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, HAIR LOSS, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11

      Google: MSN "Vitamins Can Do More Harm Than Good."

      > > > > >As I've posted BEFORE: According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements.

      Google: Are Supplements Good For You? About 7,430,000 results (0.15 seconds).

      THEN Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 4,250,000 results (0.14 seconds) Some can actually shorten your life!

      Google: Hair growth caused other men nationwide in class-action lawsuits. About 1,640,000 results (0.10 second.

  44. QUESTION:
    Am I crazy ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
    I have 18 and have been worrying about having HIV. I have had sex 3 times with 3 different women. I will get tested. I have flaky skin and losing weight.

    I am always paranoid that someone has wiped their blood on me or put blood into my drink just to infect me. I grew up in a bad part of town.

    I wake up every morning for the last 2 months and start to cry. I suddenly don't want to eat and I go up to my room and cry at night. I have headaches alot and try to play video games to keep my mind off it but I still cry while doing so. I have Seborrhea Dermatitis. and think its a major sign on HIV.

    I also use to cry easily at school when people would pick on me... Or even when I got one bad grade I would cry, even in class.

    Please help, is this depression?

    • ANSWER:
      it is more probable that you are WORRYING yourself sick rather than experiencing effects from HIV.

      it takes nearly 10 years for symptoms to start showing in HIV victims.

      did you get that?????: 10 YEARS.

      go get tested, just to ease your mind.

      then, practice either abstinence (your best bet) or safe sex.

      stop worrying yourself so much. worrying does no good whatsoever.

      let me give you a testimony of my own:

      when i was 22 i engaged in a sexual encounter with an ex that i had been in love with, but he never ever felt the same towards me.

      he had a very promiscuous past; i found out a couple weeks later that had even been rumored to having homosexual encounters.

      needless to say, i was freaking out. and bad.

      even though i made him use a condom, when we finished, we discovered the condom had busted during intercourse.

      i got tested every 6 months and was very conscience (to the point i KNOW that it made me crazy) of every single, itsy bitsy change dealing with my body.

      this went on for 6 years until my doctor finally said i need to get on with my life and suggested a counselor.

      i now live a worry-free life: i sleep with only one person and i did all that i could do to make sure i was disease-free so that i don't have to worry if i have infected my guy

      the experience taught me a valuable lesson and i don't make risky desicions anymore.

      hope you are ok (and i'm sure you are) and that you have learned yours as well

      don't let this drive you crazy. just get your butt to the nearest free clinic ASAP. (it generally takes 3 months or more for HIV to show up, just keep that in mind)

      best of wishes to you

  45. QUESTION:
    Not sure what I have a food intolerance to?
    I keep having cramps, diarrhea, gas after something that I am eating but I don't know what it could be...I'm going to put what I've eaten and the reactions I've had and if someone could help me figure out what I could try to eliminate that might help, that would be grand!

    I thought I was gluten intolerant (I don't have Celiac Disease, I'm just saying an intolerance), so I ate gluten-free pizza with mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and a ham-looking pepperoni. No reaction.

    I ate gluten-free chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Reaction.

    I tried not eating dairy, I ate 2 over-easy eggs and 2 pieces of toast. Reaction.

    For lunch that same day, I gave up and ate at Panera a Tomato and Mozzarella Panini and some broccoli cheddar soup (this meal is packed with dairy and gluten). No reaction.

    I ate cedar-planked lemon salmon and a sweet potato for dinner. No reaction.

    If I eat Hibachi Shrimp with white sauce, I have a reaction but I don't have a reaction if I don't eat the white sauce on the shrimp.

    I also have reactions to Chicken pot pie, most any ice cream, anything fried...

    Also I have skin problems which I think relate to this intolerance for whatever it is. I have Seborrhea, which I've read can be connected to an intolerance. And I have pimples (not acne, and I know everyone has pimples but I have more than the average person, but less than acne...)

    Let me know if you need additional info...not sure if I've given everything you would need to possibly help me. I'm also 23 years and female, but I've had this problem for as long as I can remember, but I always assumed it was a Lactose Intolerance.
    So if it could be the gallbladder, should I try eating a low-fat diet? I mean I know it couldn't hurt, but I'm wondering why the broccoli cheddar soup didn't effect me.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. What you may be describing are your reactions to food hypersensitivities! These can occur if your immune system for some reason is recognizing foods that would normally be considered healthy and desirable as "intruders". Your immune system then sends "mediators" to attack the "intruder" (food and food chemicals) and start an inflammatory process which leads to the symptoms you describe. By the time you recognize that the symptoms are food related, multiple foods and food chemicals that you eat regularly can be involved. This response by your immune system is also dose dependent. So as you have already noted, it is very difficult to figure out which specific foods or food chemicals are involved. There are many registered dietitians in the United States who have been trained specifically how to help you in that process. They can be recognized by the letters after their name: C.L.T. It stands for Certified LEAP Therapist. LEAP Therapy is this process of helping you determine your sensitivities and then following a diet therapy which will improve or eliminate your symptoms! Most people see dramatic results within 6 weeks or less! I encourage you to look for one of these registered dietitians in your community. Best wishes, Barb RD, LD, CLT

  46. QUESTION:
    Is dandruff/dryscalp related to hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      What is Dandruff?

      Dandruff is a condition that ocurs when the scalp sheds its skin as flakes in hair and on clothing. Dandruff flakes grow in size with the accumulation of dirt and oil.

      Dandruff does not cause hair loss.

      If dandruff persists, or if very large flakes are present, with symptoms showing around your nose, ears, or chest, you should see a doctor. You may be experiencing symptoms of seborrhea, psoriasis, or eczema.

      Symptoms of Dandruff?

      The most common symptom of dandruff is itching and excessive flaking of the scalp.

      Can Dandruff be Treated?

      Dandruff cannot be cured, but it can be controlled.

      Common ways to treat dandruff include:

      Shampoo daily with an over-the-counter anti-dandruff shampoo.
      Active ingredients in some popular products include: Zinc Pyrithione, Climbazole, Octopirox and Ketoconazole.
      Use a hair conditioner to smooth out tangles.
      Anti-drandruff shampoo prescribed by your doctor.
      What causes Dandruff?

      The exact cause of dandruff is unknown. However, some of the conditions below may cause dandruff.

      Dry skin.
      Dry skin is the most common cause of itchy, flaking skin. Flakes from dry skin are usually smaller and less oily than those caused by dandruff.
      Seborrheic dermatitis.
      Seborrheic dermatitis is a frequent cause of dandruff. Dandruff caused by seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales.
      Psoriasis.
      Psoriasis causes an accumulation of dead skin cells that form thick silvery scales. It can occur on your scalp, forehead, neck, arms. knees, elbows, trunk, and neck.
      Cradle cap
      Cradle cap causes a scaling, crusty scalp. It is most common in newborns.
      Contact dermatitis.
      Sometimes sensitivities to certain hair-care products or hair dyes can cause a red, itchy, scaling scalp.

  47. QUESTION:
    Why am i having abdominal pains? Answer please. No children or jokes.?
    Iv had very painful pains in my ovaries, i cant stand up when this happens, pain during sex.
    Irregular periods and brown periods.
    Sometimes i dont have a preiod for months, sometimes i have them weekly. I stopped taking the 'pill' as i'm concerned its not helping this problem.
    I haven't got a doctors appointment untill tuesday next week so please don't say 'go the doctors'.
    Just some info would be helpful.
    Could it be PCOS, or a cist???

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      HI,

      following are the symtoms of PCOS . Pl. telly with your symptoms.Common symptoms of PCOS include

      Oligomenorrhea, amenorrhea — irregular, few, or absent menstrual periods.
      Infertility, generally resulting from chronic anovulation (lack of ovulation).
      Hirsutism — excessive and increased body hair, typically in a male pattern affecting face, chest and legs.
      Hair loss appearing as thinning hair on the top of the head
      Acne, oily skin, seborrhea.
      Obesity: one in two women with PCOS are obese.
      Depression.[4]
      Deepening of voice
      Mild symptoms of hyperandrogenism, such as acne or hyperseborrhea, are frequent in adolescent girls and are often associated with irregular menstrual cycles. In most instances, these symptoms are transient and only reflect the immaturity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis during the first years following menarche.[5]

      PCOS can present in any age during the reproductive years. Due to its often vague presentation it can take years to reach a diagnosis.

  48. QUESTION:
    Ear mites ruled out (I think), why is she scratching?
    6-year old female SH Domestic spayed cat has scratched the fur surrounding her ears to where it is very thin. I can see scratch marks & small scabs where she's scratched so hard she's abraded the skin outside the ear and in the outer portion of the inner ear. These semi-bald spots now extend from just under the ears to the top of her eyes.

    I can also see white-ish/greyish patches on the inside of the outer ear, These seem to be sensitive and are slightly waxy. I see no granular nor other evidence of mites - and she does not scratch the inside ear - nor is she sensitive when gently rubbed behind the ear (as one website suggested).

    We had been preparing for a move, so there was lots of unusual activity around the house for a few months, then we moved and during the move she lost her partner who just bolted 4-weeks ago. So this behavior was happening prior to that, but could be related to the prep for our move, then the move itself-exacerbated by the loss of her lifelong partner - and it's getting worse in the new apt. (which has carpet, she was accustomed to tile).

    She had been an indoor/outdoor - now just stays in.

    There are two houses involved; so I've ruled-out allergies (unless it's in our bedding or clothes); I can't see mite evidence (yet the symptoms are similar); I have also looked carefully for fleas. So has my adult daughter.

    We've both had cats all our lives and have diagnosed and fixed a lot of problems - this one has us scratching our own ears. Could it be stress-related?

    I know the first answer is, "Take her to a vet, dummy." And I will, unless we can figure it out on YA (vets are expensive and there was a reason we had to move).

    Thanks for any suggestions, especially from a professional. We just lost one beloved cat and don't want to lose this one, too.

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms include: Red, crusty bumps, especially around the head, neck & back, often with intense itching, hair loss, scratching.
      Treatment of feline miliary dermatitis depends on the cause of the problem.
      If it is fleas, then removal of the fleas from the cat & environment should cure the problem. Strict flea control will need to be performed routinely to ensure the miliary dermatitis doesn't recur.
      The same goes for mites, mange or fungal or yeast infections. Treat the cause & the miliary dermatitis should go away.
      If intestinal parasites are found to be the cause, treatment with the appropriate medication to eliminate them.
      A hypoallergenic diet may be tried if parasites, yeast infections, fungal infections etc., are ruled out.
      Antibiotics for secondary skin infections, if required.
      Shampoos may be recommended to relieve itching & inflammation.
      Other possible treatment options include fatty acids, antihistamines & corticosteroids.

      Food Intolerance:
      A food intolerance is an adverse reaction to a food, one of it's ingredients or additives. It differs from a food allergy in that the immune system is not involved. Food allergies typically cause non seasonal itching, especially around the head & face, swollen & inflamed areas on the face & ears, hair loss due to itching, vomiting & diarrhea.
      A common food intolerance that many people have heard of is milk. This is because many mammals lack the enzyme necessary in order to digest the lactose in, which is the major sugar in milk.
      The most common causes of food allergies & intolerances in cats are fish, beef, eggs, wheat & milk. Cats can become allergic & intolerant to foods they have eaten for a long period of time.
      As you can see above, vomiting & diarrhea are symptoms which can also be displayed in a cat who is allergic to a food, however the allergic cat also has other symptoms such as itching, which is caused by the immune response.
      Avoiding the food which caused the intolerances is the best method of treatment. This may either be a home made diet or a commercial one. If you are feeding a home made diet it is important to ensure that your cat is receiving the correct nutrients in the diet.
      Ringworm:
      Ringworm is the most common fungal skin infection seen in cats. Contrary to the name, ringworm is caused by a microscopic group of parasitic fungal organisms known as dermatophytes (which means "plants that live on the skin"). Ringworm invades the dead, outer layers of the skin, claws & hair.
      The most recognised sign your cat is infected with ringworm is circular patches of hair loss, especially around the head & limbs (although it can occur on other parts of the body also). Other signs are grey, patchy areas of baldness, with or without redness & itching, seborrhea sicca (a type of dandruff), dry/flaky skin, onychomycosis (infection of the claw & clawbed).
      Related articles:
      Ringworm in cats, ringworm in humans, miliary dermatitis, cat fleas, ear mites, food intolerance, allergies
      Hope this helps!

  49. QUESTION:
    Not having my period..?
    I've taken numerous pregnancy tests and they all say negative (they've all been urine tests, mostly home tests but one at Planned Parenthood).

    I haven't had my period since July 22nd.

    Is there any other health reason that i may not be getting my menstural cycle? I'm not on birth control either, by the way.

    The doctor said i should get on birthcontrol to regulate my period, but we're trying to have a baby.

    Any explanations besides just plain genetics?

    Should I get a blood pregnancy test? is it possible that maybe my body doesn't produce alot of the pregnancy hormore to make a urine test show positive?

    Also, my mom didn't know she was pregnant with my brother until she was 4 months along. No symptoms or anything. Which might explain why I'm not having symptoms?

    Thanks for reading. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Two things popped in to my mind right away....

      1. PCOS ......

      Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal problem in women. It is also a metabolic disorder that affects several body systems and can cause significant long-term health consequences. PCOS is often characterized by enlarged ovaries, with multiple small painless cysts or follicles that form in the ovary. Two other key features of PCOS are production of excess androgens (male sex hormones) and anovulation (the failure to ovulate properly),

      I have PCOS and my story is similiar to yours.. I actually founded an organization Project PCOS http://www.projectpcos.org

      Here is some info about PCOS from the site....

      Women with PCOS may have some of the following symptoms

      Amenorrhea (no menstrual period), infrequent menses, and/or oligomenorrhea (irregular bleeding) — Cycles are often greater than six weeks in length, with eight or fewer periods in a year. Irregular bleeding may include lengthy bleeding episodes, scant or heavy periods, or frequent spotting.

      Oligo or anovulation (infrequent or absent ovulation) — While women with PCOS produce follicles — which are fluid-filled sacs on the ovary that contain an egg — the follicles often do not mature and release as needed for ovulation. It is these immature follicles that create the cysts.

      Cystic ovaries — Classic PCOS ovaries have a "string of pearls" or "pearl necklace" appearance with many cysts (fluid-filled sacs). It is difficult to diagnose PCOS without the presence of some cysts or ovarian enlargement, but sometimes more subtle alterations may not have been recorded, or are not recognized as abnormal, by the ultrasonographer.

      Enlarged ovaries — Polycystic ovaries are usually 1.5 to 3 times larger than normal.

      Chronic pelvic pain — The exact cause of this pain isn't known, but it may be due to enlarged ovaries leading to pelvic crowding. It is considered chronic when it has been noted for greater than six months.

      Obesity or weight gain — Commonly a woman with PCOS will have what is called an apple figure where excess weight is concentrated heavily in the abdomen, similar to the way men often gain weight, with comparatively narrower arms and legs. The hip:waist ratio is smaller than on a pear-shaped woman — meaning there is less difference between hip and waist measurements. It should be noted that most, but not all, women with PCOS are overweight.

      Insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, and diabetes — Insulin resistance is a condition where the body's use of insulin is inefficient. It is usually accompanied by compensatory hyperinsulinemia — an over-production of insulin. Both conditions often occur with normal glucose levels, and may be a precursor to diabetes, in which glucose intolerance is further decreased and blood glucose levels may also be elevated.

      Hypertension (high blood pressure) — Blood pressure readings over 140/90.

      Hirsutism (excess hair) — Excess hair growth such as on the face, chest, abdomen, thumbs, or toes.

      Alopecia (male-pattern baldness or thinning hair) — The balding is more common on the top of the head than at the temples.

      Acne/Oily Skin/Seborrhea — Oil production is stimulated by overproduction of androgens. Seborrhea is dandruff — flaking skin on the scalp caused by excess oil.

      Acanthosis nigricans (dark patches of skin, tan to dark brown/black) — Most commonly on the back of the neck, but also but also in skin creases under arms, breasts, and between thighs, occasionally on the hands, elbows and knees. The darkened skin is usually velvety or rough to the touch.

      Acrochordons (skin tags) — Tiny flaps (tags) of skin that usually cause no symptoms unless irritated by rubbing.

      The other thing that crossed my mind was the possibilit of POF - premature ovarian failure....

      Premature ovarian failure (POF) is defined as the cessation of ovarian function prior to the age of 40. It is diagnosed in women under age 40 when ovarian function ceases, resulting in an end or pause in menstruation, the onset of menopausal symptoms, and a decline in the production of estrogen and eggs, resulting in infertility.

      Also, there are other things such as endometriosis that can cause non-exsistent menstrual cycles.

      In any case, you wnat to see a doctor, as it is not good for our lining not to shed and cause a host of much more serious problems including endometrial cancer!!!!!

      You may want to consider seeing a reproductive endocrinologist who specializes in mesntrual irregualrties and hormonal imbalances.


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Celebrities With Keratosis Pilaris

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Do any celebrities have keratosis pelaris?
    I'm not sure I spelled it right, but it's a skin condition that causes small red bumps on the upper arms, thighs, and sometimes face and chest.

    • ANSWER:
      on wiki it said it affects 40% of adults so i would presume so

      keratosis pilaris its spelt btw

      and i have it :/

  2. QUESTION:
    why are celebrities skins perfect?
    what do they use to make their skin acne free and blemish free. like the teen stars dont have a single flaw. and NO thier makeup isnt covering it cuz u would be able to see the bumbs thru the cover newayz... what do they use?? PLZ tell me.. or wut do u use?

    • ANSWER:
      Fortunately, I was blessed with the advantage AS WELL AS disadvantage or Keratosis Pilaris (I'm sure you've seen it..it's the small red bumps on peoples' upper arms, legs, etc. some have it severely, I have a mild case..). Usually, people with KP have nearly flawless facial skin, however, we've got to struggle with covering, finding ways to get rid of (luckily, my dermatologist has given me effective medication), or just straight up dealing with the red, goosebump-like skin on other areas of our bodies. Sometimes, though, I'll get the occasional blemish or two on my chin and around my nose. To keep these outbreaks from occurring, I use Clean&Clear Warming facial wash, combined with OXY blackhead pads to clean my face, and if I'm trying to get rid of something as quickly as possible (which, normally, I am) I'll put a dab of neosporin on the blemish and cover it with a bandaid over night...it softens the area, making it easier to cover with makeup, and sometimes it reduces redness. As other people have said, Id/Bare Minerals/Escentuals (all the same exact thing, just a different name version) is a really great product, however, it's expensive. When covering a blemish, I'll use Physicians Formula (all products by them are healthy for skin, like Id, and less expensive) Twin Concealer stick to hide the specific area, and then I put my regular foundation over it. However, as soon as I get home from school, or wherever I was, I immediately remove the make up from my face, clean it with said products, and apply neosporin to it to continue the healing of the blemish(es). To further care for my skin, I use a deep pore cleansing facial clay mask once or twice a week.

  3. QUESTION:
    Celebrity Skin :]???
    I really want to be an actress, but I have really ugly skin. I have Keratosis Pilaris, and this big ugly birthmark on my arm. And if I ever became famous, like on TV, I want to have perfect skin like a celebrity.
    How can I get it?

    • ANSWER:
      celebrities aren't perfect, and they also get A LOT of help. Most of the time they're airbrushed and have tons of makeup on. Most celebs don't have perfect skin. Look at the pictures of them without makeup.

  4. QUESTION:
    career in musical theatre?
    Hi,
    Basically i have keratosis pilaris on my arms. (keratosis pilaris are permantent little bumps that are red and look a bit like a rash) but i want to do musical theatre when i leave school and go to drama college.
    I know acting and musical theatre is high competition and quite a look obsessed industry.

    Will i have a chance considering i have keratosis pilaris on my arms??

    All answers are appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah cuz its on ur arms and considering how ugly some peoples faces are its fine (no offence)
      Just look at some celebrities with no make up on :)
      Best answer please

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get flawless skin from top to bottom?
    I'm 20 years old, I hate my hormones and genes

    I hate my moles, uneven skin tone , blemishes, pimples, Keratosis Pilaris, birthmark, etc. from my face to the feet very much…I wanna erase the entire imperfections. I blame my hormones & genes.

    Is it possible to have skin like a newborn baby or celebrities who are obsessed with beauty? How can I achieve that? I’ve tried exfoliation, healthy foods, etc but no results...

    Thank you so much. Longer answers are most welcome!
    Thank you, Bless you!!! ♥

    • ANSWER:
      . Drink enough water
      We know, we know. You've heard this a million times, but staying hydrated remains one of the most significant things you can do to improve your complexion. This tip is so easy, but it's also the first thing I tell women to do to take better care of their skin. Because the skin is one of the last organs to get hydrated when you drink water, it really shows if you have or haven't been drinking enough water."

      2. Microdermabrasion is a truly effective exfoliator—most other scrubs should be trashed.
      "When we're young, our skin cells turn over about every 28 days," Sobota explains. "But as we age, cells turn over 35, 40, or even every 50 days. What you need are products and treatments [like microdermabrasion] that prompt skin to turnover and essentially trick it into thinking it is younger."

      3. You need sunscreen, but not tons of it.
      Both dermatologist Dr. Eric Schweiger and Sobota agree that using sunscreen daily is one of the very first changes you should make to improve your skin.

      "You only need a shot glass-size amount to cover the entire body, which means the amount that goes on your face is about the size of a quarter," she says.

      4. Protect yourself against the sun, even when you're inside.
      Even if you're sitting in a cubicle all day, you could be getting exposure to sunlight that can damage and age your skin. "If you sit near a window, UVA rays can come through and take a toll on your skin," Sobota warns. "There's even some evidence that fluorescent lighting can have an impact. Most of us are cautious outside, but you really need to touch up your sunscreen just like you powder your nose."

      How do you do this without stripping off your makeup and starting your beauty regimen over or adding goopy sprays over your foundation? Sobota recommends powder sunscreens (like this product she uses) that you can dab on.

      5. SPF makeup? It just doesn't cut it.
      "It's a nice try, a good buffer, but the amount of SPF in makeup and what you get in sunscreen are not equal," Sobota says.

      6. Apply Retinol carefully—more is actually worse
      Retinol is a form of vitamin A that is used to combat acne as well as the signs of aging by spurring skin turnover and increasing collagen. It is available in prescription-strength formulas through a dermatologist, but can also be found in lower concentrations in cosmetics and creams. Although people might be tempted to apply it often, Dr. Schweiger says that will only irritate the skin more.

      "People used to think that to get the benefits of Retinol, the skin had to really peel. But really, this is just a side effect of using it too much," he says. "Instead, I recommend to most patients to use it three times a week. They see fewer side effects and might avoid that redness and peeling we associate with it."

      7. Workouts don't have to lead to breakouts.
      If you're one of those people who feels great about exercising, but not so great about the breakouts you get from excessive sweating, you don't have to sacrifice your time on the treadmill for fabulous skin. Acne-prone exercisers might just find the solution in the gym locker room.

      "Right after your workout, shower or wash your face right there at the gym. And since you're already there, take advantage of the gym's steam room for a few minutes. This will open up pores and reduce your chance of breaking out," Dr. Schweiger notes.

      8. Get your vitamin C, and not just in your diet.
      Eating lots of broccoli or adding orange juice to your morning meal may help your body ward off cardiovascular disease and boost your health, but to really see the benefits of Vitamin C on your skin, you have to apply it topically.

      "Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant," Sobota says. "It fights free-radical damage, which makes it wonderful for anti-aging."

      Over-the-counter products that contain vitamin C "won't accomplish your goal" of getting more beautiful skin, Sobota says. But prescription-strength products can make a big difference in keeping the skin looking young.

      9. You don't need lots of products, you just need the right ones.
      "Most patients I see have spent tons of money on a drawer full of insufficient products," Sobota says bluntly. "A visit to the drug store is just not going to cut it for most of us."

      "You should be using the correct products with the proper ingredients for your skin, your goals for how you want to look, and your health. Most of us don't need any more than three or four products total for great skin. If you're buying and using lots of things, even if you got them for a much lower price at the drug store, and you're not getting the results you need, then none of it's doing any good. It's a waste!"

  6. QUESTION:
    Do you HAVE to have a good bum and great legs to be famous? :/?
    I'd love to be a famous singer, but know it will probably never happen. I'm not amazing at singing, but according to my friends and singing teacher, I'm not half bad either. Anyway, even if I was amazing (not saying I am) I still probably wouldn't make it because of my appearance - I've got stretchmarks on my thighs, bum, and little ones on my boobs, I've got what I think is Keratosis Pilaris all over my legs and arms, I've got a freckly face and thin-ish hair.
    But if you look at all the famous people like; Beyonce; Pixie Lott; Christina Aguilera; for example, you'll see they have great skin, hair, figure and most definitely great legs and it makes me think of mine and how different they are. I hope I'm not the only one who feels this way btw?
    So, as it says at the top; Do you really HAVE to have a nice bum and perfect legs to be famous?

    I'm sorry about being a whiny little teenager btw. xxxx
    I'd just like to point out that I don't want people looking at my bum, I'm simply saying that it seems as if you've gotta have a really good figure to be famous - look at music videos these days, some of them are kind of disgusting. But I suppose they just do it to make money :/

    • ANSWER:
      No.

      Tim Berners-Lee is the inventor of the World-Wide Web and he is not exactly sexy... But he is very rich and famous because of the great work that he did and still does.

      The whole celebrity thing is often for those too lazy, have low self esteem, and talentless when it comes to things that matter. Real life is different from what you see on the tele.


celebrities with keratosis pilaris

Skin Condition Bumps

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What can I do to help my skin condition, keratosis pilaris?
    I have a skin condition called keratosis pilaris. I was born with it and I get little white bumps on my arms and legs. It looks like pimples/acne but it's not. I have tried every lotion and scrub, but nothing has worked. Does anyone have this skin condition who has had success in reducing the bumpy appearance?

    Also, because I have been picking at the bumps for years, I've gotten scars. Is there a good cream or lotion to make the scars fade away?

    • ANSWER:
      If you keep on scrubbing and loading on products with tons of chemicals it is only going to make your skin get more irritated. If I were you I would such to all organic products. Coconut and emu oil are wonderful for skin. Raw organic shea butter is wonderful also.

      Try going to a health store or look online..I get everything from rose mountain.

      There are many organic oils out there that help reduce inflammation, reddness, scars, etc.

  2. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of or better my skin condition?
    I have a severe skin condition were my skin is very bumpy due because its very dry. Its kind of like eczema. Mind is really bad though and stubborn. Its just on my arms though. My dermitolgist called p.a can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      You need a light daily exfoliation, nothing too rough. I would recommend Avon's version of Pro-Active. The bumps are usually caused by buildup of dead skin cells that you aren't shedding properly. Sure, its for the face, but you can use the system anywhere on your body. Use a toner as well, and a correction cream, nothing too oily, this will just clog pores.
      You may want to consider hitting the tanning bed once or twice a week. The combination of both these helped clear up my "bumps" quite well.

  3. QUESTION:
    Why are african american men often suseptible to skin conditions on the back of their heads?
    I work in downtown Chicago and meet alot of people everyday. I see many people, including african americans and I notice that there seems to be a significant amount of black men that have skin conditions on the back of their heads, mostly above the neck area. It is either a discoloration, boils, scarring, or lesions. Is there a reason I see this alot with african american men and not in other races?

    im not racist; this is a legitamate question. i never see it so much with other races. Im just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      The skin condition that you concern yourself with has to do a combination of a few things amongst African American men. The first one is the way that they get their hair cut. It is usually cut very close to the skin. The type of oil that they put in their hair to make it manageable. The grade and texture of the hair and finally dirt and sweat. Now combine all of this together and this what you have. Most African American males use some type of oil in their hair to make it look nice. What this also does in the process is close the pores on the scalp and around the neck area so now the scalp can not breathe and some of the hair follicles are now trapped under the skin. The next process is the cutting of the hair. This will make the hair curl under the skin causing the small bumps which you generally see. There is also the outside factor that the barber's clippers may not be at their cleanest. If a man was to place a hot rag on that area to open the pores and not get his hair cut so short and change the oil that he uses. He will see that his neck start to look better. He can also use some rubbing alcohol to help dry up the oil which is trapped under his skin.

  4. QUESTION:
    Why is skin conditions medicine in in such terrible state?
    It seems most skin conditions "are not fully understood", "cause is unknown", and even getting a right diagnosis is so rare?
    Maybe eczema and viral pimples leading cause of cancer, but no one still knows about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Skin conditions are deceptively simple - many of them are autoimmune or allergic in nature, and the immune system is an incredibly difficult and complicated subject to understand, much less control. No one knows why someone's immune system starts overreacting and attacking itself - and, when it does happen, trying to stifle that response without destroying the normal function is extremely difficult. The immune system is like an engine running at redline all the time - if you add too much gas, everything goes wrong and the engine melts or explodes; too little, and if loses its power. Same thing with the immune system - it's constantly regulating the billions of organisms that invade or live amongst our body's cells. A little extra activity causes it to start destroying the body's own cells in unpredictable ways (autoimmunity), and too little causes harmless organisms to run amok, creating life-threatening infection. There have been huge advances towards finding more and more medications that can selectively target specific areas of the immune system, but for many people with severe autoimmune skin diseases, the only treatment we have are essentially chemotherapy drugs to keep their condition at a manageable level, but with severe consequences on overall immune function (among other things) as a result. Think your pimples are bad now?
      Everyone's immune system is different, and it's likely that the trigger that causes the initial reaction is different as well, so while there are only so many ways a rash or bump on the skin can look, there may be an endless variety of underlying processes that are responsible for it, making diagnosis extremely difficult. So, please don't make blanket statements as if people are just ignoring the area; they are being asked to move mountains, and meanwhile, people keep balking about the amount of money and manpower for medical research and trying to cut those resources while simultaneously demanding "cures" for an exponentially expanding number of conditions - you see the problem here (ok, rant over).

      As a side note, anything that continuously injures the skin and requires it to heal (this can include eczema, and possibly pimples) will inevitably increase the chance that a skin cancer will develop - every time a cell divides, there is a chance that something will go wrong, so simple probability says that dividing a lot of times will give you a lot more chances to end up with an error. People know about this, it's just unavoidable (besides stopping the damage in the first place).

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between epsom salt and dead sea salt?
    I want to know what the difference between the two is and which would be better for a salt bath. I have a skin condition that resembles goose bumps, which i heard can improve if you take soak in one of these two items. That is why i want to know the difference between the two.

    • ANSWER:
      ones dead and ones not.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are the bumps on the inside of his leg?
    My boyfriend gets bumps on the inside of his legs and once on his ball sack. They vary in size and they stay for months at a time. He squeezes them and pokes at them, but nothing comes out. They will just go away eventually. He has been wondering what they are. My mom also gets these on her panty line. Does anyone know what these are? They kinda look like a pimple under the skin. but I don't think they are. They are really hard also. Someone please tell me what these are. He is driving me crazy always picking at them! LoL I know I have asked this question already, but I go no responses. It's not a heat rash or a skin condition. It is a bump! A large bump actually.

    • ANSWER:
      They could possibly be ingrown hairs. They are actually very common but people don't realize what they are. I have no idea what else they could possibly be. If there is a huge concern he should see a doctor.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best remedy for dried, cracked skin?
    I have had a terrible skin condition that cannot seem to be diagnosed. I have seen several dermatologist, rheumatologist and immunologist. Does anyone have a similar condition? How are you treating it?
    My skin is extremely itchy. Only affecting my arms and legs. It is not allergy related or blood related. It seems like my skin is not absorbing any of the topical medications prescribed to me.
    I am finding small "bumps" developing.

    • ANSWER:
      Seriously only try and use pure and natural products
      have you heard of Arbonne skin care? I do not have this condition but have friends with severe skin issues who swear this product (even if you have to try and use their baby line)
      is the only product to help soothe and treat them. Thought I'd mention it and never use products with vaseline or mineral oils to them (google petroleum)

  8. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of nasty bumps on my arms?
    I have these tiny little bumps on my upper arms. They look like a cross between pimples and goosebumps. They are all relatively the same size, and yes, as disgusting as it may sound, there's pus in them. If you look far away, the look like a shadow on my arms.

    Are there any ways to get rid of them very quickly? (I had them for a very long time).

    Also, what is the proper name for this type of skin condition?

    • ANSWER:
      This skin condition is called Keratosis, it happens when the protein in the skin called Keratin forms hard plugs within the hair follicle. There are certain creams that can help, creams that contain urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid tretinoin or Vitamin D. If its any consolation the spots can disappear when you get older, or can be less noticeable. Hope I have helped you

  9. QUESTION:
    I feel like my horrible skin is taking over my life?
    I have keratosis pilaris which is a skin condition similar to acne that is like little bumps all over that leave behind dark spots (for me). It's all over my forehead, chest and back and i cant even start looking for a prom dress because i'm too embarrassed. I went to a dermatologist twice but nothing really helped. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of the bumps on my forehead?
    That sounds kinda gross... But I dont know what I can do to fix my skin condition. I have really sensitive skin, my skin is on the oilier side. I get like alot of regular pimples, but at the same time I get these little bumps all over my forehead. Is there any special kinda tricks to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Although I don't fully know the nature of your problems, I've always sworn by tea tree oil for any sort of topical blemishes. My skin is sort of sensitive, and it doesn't dry it out, burn, or in any way cause more oil. Also, it smells nice. WalMart or any other similar store sells it near the vitamins.

  11. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of my dog's skin condition?
    Well my dog's getting old and well she's got a bad skin condition where she get's these bumps and she will itch them until they bleed. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this or what's causing it. She also get's these yellow eye buggers anyone know a cheap way to get rid of them.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some all natural treatments you can try after the Vet diagnoses your dog..
      http://www.ehow.com/list_7233029_natural-treatments-skin-rash-dogs.html

  12. QUESTION:
    How is it possible to have razorburn/bumps for seven years?
    i have had this skin condition among others for seven years. When I look at peoples necks(that is the problem area) nobody else has this and even if they do i see them the next day and its gone. Not even bump stopper id helping my neck is always fire red even on my best day covered with ingrown hairs and bumps here n there. Anyone else ever have this problem or am I the exception to this god awful rule?

    • ANSWER:
      There are some people who just cannot shave down to the skin. The skin is so sensitive that shaving is painful and results in razor burn as you have described.

      Ever wonder why Jason Statham (of Transporter fame) always has scruff? It's not because he's macho; it's because Mr Tough-Guy has this condition....his skin is so sensitive, he can't shave, but rather needs to clipper super close.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there an online diagnosis for skin problems?
    I have a skin condition that is termed as chronic urticaria by doctors. But the symptoms do not match my condition. They neither irritate/bleed nor they are communicable. (my wife and kid are free from such a skin condition) When I was 8 years old, I noticed these on my wrist but now it's spread to other parts of my body. I have them on (the inside of) my hands and on either sides of my abdomen, near the arm pits and on both feet. And, on the hands i have it mostly at the finger joints and knuckles. I am over 30 years and got fed up visiting doctors who prescribe temporary relief medicines (I used 'Dipsalic' - the skin becomes smooth after using this medicine for 2-3 days and then the bumps re-appear as soon as i stop using it) I want to know if any doctor could help me in diagnosing and treating it online. I am willing to send photos.

    • ANSWER:
      In your instance, certainly a second opinion is warranted. I would suggest that you see a dermatologic specialist. Even if your current physician is a dermatologist, get seen by another.

      Also, there is an "Ask" the Expert" section of the CME (Continuing Medical Education) website. Frankly, I don't believe there is any website that will diagnose you, nor any doctor who will do so without seeing you in person. You can, however, pose your questions to these experts, and perhaps have the field of possibilities narrowed:

  14. QUESTION:
    Can you exfoliate on keratosis with sugar?
    I have keratosis pilaris on my arms and I don't have an exfoliant right now so can I use sugar?

    Btw keratosis is a skin condition that causes red bumps on the skin.

    • ANSWER:
      I've had it for years and I find that panoxyl is the only thing that really helps, ask your doctor about it.

      As for sugar, that would probably not be smart because it will clog the pores on ur skin causing further irritation and more red bumps.

      Do you have a loofa sponge of a pumice stone to rub on ur skin in the shower? That would be better.

  15. QUESTION:
    Why does the skin on my arms and butt feel weird?
    Ok this might be really strange but parts of my body (especially my butt and the back of my arms) have this weird skin condition. I dont know how to describe it, it doesnt look like much but it doesnt feel as smooth as the rest of my skin. It kinda feels like I have permanent goosebumps on those places and if you look closely, it looks like theres tiny pimples there. Does anyone know what this is or how I can get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      keratosis pilaris!
      ---Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a very common skin condition often referred to as "chicken skin". If you have keratosis pilaris, you are not alone. Worldwide, keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe.

      Most people with keratosis pilaris don't know they have it. While KP resembles goosebumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small, rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles. (Often confused with acne.)---
      go get more info at http://www.keratosis-pilaris.org/ :)

  16. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of hair bumps on my legs? It seem like the hair is trapped in the bump ?
    its a skin condition I have an now its appearing all over my body. how can I get rid of it

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    Can oral herpes start out as a little tender red spot underneath the skin?
    I just had sex for the first time, and I'm so scared that I could have herpes. My guy didn't have any weird skin conditions or anything down there but I heard that you can still get it with your partner not knowing that they have herpes/not showing any symptoms. I have a little red tender spot above my upper lip (not on my lip), but it looks a lot like the acne I sometimes get (like i have another tender spot of the same type on my forehead). There is no bump above the surface, it's just a little red spot thats tender to touch underneath my skin. Could this possible be herpes? :( Thank you so much for your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Did you give him oral? If you just had vaginal sex, if he had it it would show up in your vaginal area.
      And oral herpes is common, it's also known as cold sores, which statistically 90% of people have them.
      Even if you did catch it from him, it's not uncommon to have on your lip. But it doesn't sound like a cold sore, I think you just but your lip.

  18. QUESTION:
    I get bumps after a skin irritation, what skin condition do i have?
    Hey, after i have a bit of skin irritation (like a scratch) a few minutes later, where i got scratched, it would rise by a few mm's then about 10 minutes later my skin would go back to normal, anybody know what skin condition i have? is it because i have dry skin or something?

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    I have tiny skin colored bumps on my face and arms?
    I have tiny little skin colored bumps on my cheeks and upper arms. I'm in 7th grade and its really embarrassing when people point them out. I've had them for about two years now and they're not acne. When I scratch them just white hard stuff comes out, but its not puss. I clean my face regurally but they don't go away. Do I need to moisturizer? I don't even know what they're called. Please help. I'm tired of these stupid things. 10 points to the best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      HELP HAS ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!

      I had this for years, my mom told me it was eczema. Most people say eczema is a name used for tons of different dry skin conditions that doctors can’t diagnose. I used eczema creams all through Jr. High and High School, all that did was make me feel greasy and uncomfortable with zero results.

      You probably have what is called Keratosis pilaris, Keratosis pilaris is a common, genetic follicular condition that causes the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on arms, thighs, hands, legs, sides, buttocks, or face (which on the face are often mistaken for acne). Worldwide, Keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40% of the adult population and approximately 50%-80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. There are several different types of Keratosis Pilaris, including Keratosis Pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), Keratosis Pilaris Alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks), and related disorders.

      Keratosis Pilaris is caused by Hyperkeratosis: when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin, which is cream colored, surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore, resulting in rough clogged pores. The openings are often closed with a white plug of encrusted sebum, the oily, waxy substance produced by glands in the skin to keep it from drying out. Hyperkeratosis is most likely caused by your body having a vitamin A & E deficiency.

      I started taking vitamin A & E pills at dinner every night and 90% of my white bumps on my cheeks, arms, and legs cleared up. My boss also had white bumps on her arms and tried taking the vitamins too, it worked nicely for her. You could try taking the vitamins, but if you stop taking them, your body will go back to being deficient in them unless you start eating more foods naturally containing vitamins A & E:

      Vitamin A: Liver, Red Pepper, Cayenne, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Dried Apricots, Cantaloupe, Spinach, Squash, Dried Herbs, Papaya, Mangoes, Green Peas, Tomatoes.

      Vitamin E: Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, Pine Nuts, Peanuts, Dried Apricots, Pickled Green Olives, Cooked Taro Root, Wheat Germ/Flax Seed/Corn/Canola/Soybean Oils, Hazelnuts, Broccoli.

      Both A & E: Paprika, Red Chili Peppers or Powder, Spinach

      If the bumps (clogged dry rough crusty pores) have a red or pink ring around them, it could just be that they are inflamed, or it could be some sort of skin infection, such as yeast, which lives on the skin naturally but could become an infection, or bacterial. If they are a little pink or red I would try an antibacterial soap.

      Antibacterial soaps are full of chemicals and poisons, some are so harmful they cause muscle weakness, such as in the heart and tongue, and should not be in stores. A natural alternative is a soap or lotion containing Tea Tree oil. Tea Tree oil has natural antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities. It also has beneficial cosmetic properties. Tea Tree oil has a faint medicinal scent to it like eucalyptus, which is why I would suggest a soap instead of a lotion. Products containing Tea Tree oil can be found in abundance at health and natural and heath stores, but is also available in main stream store such as Wal-Mart for as low as around .

      So in short, vitamin A, vitamin E, soap, and you should be good (: I wish you luck

  20. QUESTION:
    Are Fordyce's Spots a nationally excepted skin condition?
    I have been reading more and more about Fordyce's Spots and wanted to know if it is a nationally excepted skin condition.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you mean accepted? Yes, every dermatologist in the world can recognize the natural bumps on your genitalia, they are not due to any disease or underlying condition, purely a cosmetic aspect of your anatomy. The appearance of these tiny bumps can be reduced with laser treatments but it is entirely unnecessary to do so.

  21. QUESTION:
    What certain websites might help me find out about skin conditions and treatments???
    My girlfriend is breaking out in welt type bumps all over her back,arms and chest a few times a day...What might cause this sudden outbreak of welt looking bumps???...They go away when rubbing alcohol or aloe is applied but they itch and are not going away.There has been no change in her habits or diet and she have not been hiking recently,etc.....What might this skin condition be???

    • ANSWER:
      Do a websearch on "uticaria" also known as hives.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    I'm 17 and I think I have this skin condition or whateveer it is. I've always had it but I just thought it was normal and that the little red spots were just notable because I hadn't taken any sun.
    They're not really bumps as much as they're just really small red "dots" where the hair is supposed to grow. I hate them and they really make me feel insecure. How do I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      I've had KP since i was about 8 and now im 15, im so sick of it!
      Many people recommend Derma Doctor but ive never tried it myself,

      Im currently using Cocoa Butter and Bio Oil on my arms to try and help it, and that's kind of helping.

      Going for a spray tan soon as ive heard it helps hide KP.

      Hope i helped <3 <3

  23. QUESTION:
    How long does it takes for products like Nozema to work? School is closing i fast and I see little results.?
    I'm using Nozema Lathering Cleanser and the astrigent but I fail to see alot of change in my skin condition.

    How long will this take becasue beneath all this acne and bumps is apretty teenager waiting and she's been calling my name..

    • ANSWER:
      What the skin needs is a product that clears pores and kills bacteria, thus preventing hair follicles from clogging and turning into acne. This is what you should be looking for if you want to get rid of those ugly acne.

      Before trying any treatment, I suggest you read this informational source that listed the most effective acne treatments available:

      http://www.17acnetreatments.com

      P.S. I also know someone who used to suffer from severe acne for 14 YEARS and finally got rid of it completely. She's sharing her story at her site:

      http://20six.co.uk/my-acne-solution

      Maybe you could learn from her inspirational story
      .

      Good luck.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can cysts under the skin on a cat's back come to the surface of the skin?
    My cat has had a cyst along his spine, between his shoulder blades. He now has a scabby raised spot on his skin directly above that spot. This bump is nothing like any other skin condition that he has had before.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, cysts can come to the surface and rupture. There is a good chance though that if it IS a cyst, it will close up and refill again, unless the sac is removed.
      You will know if you are looking at a cyst sac when it's white in colour. and thick and rubbery in consistency. It often has the appearance of chewed gum - with quite a lumpy outer layer. You can try gently soaking some of the scab off with some water, and seeing if you can see the sac. If you can, it is quite safe to pull it out with a pair of tweezers.

  25. QUESTION:
    what's the best way to remove bumps/scales on back of arms and legs?
    I've tried lotions with alpha-hydroxy (Eucerin) that seem to help, but nothing seems to work well to eliminate this skin condition.
    Any tips? My cousins and I all have this problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Drink more water and try ambi lotion

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the most affective treatments for Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have a mild case of Keratosis Pilaris on my forearms & biceps. I know there's no permanent cure for this skin condition, but I would like to clear it up for the most part.

    • ANSWER:
      I have keratosis pilaris on my upper arms, and I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It works better than anything else that I've tried, and it's much cheaper than prescription creams! Keeping KP moist is key to reducing the bumps and redness. It works for me!

  27. QUESTION:
    Embarrassing skin problem, how can i cure it?
    I have this all over my back and on my arms i don't know if i should call it acne because the bumps are so tiny and after time they dry and leave spots, i never wear bikini or summer clothes in the summer. That's the reason i don't wear many of the cute clothing. In the summer am all covered up. How can i cure this? I have had it since i remember, my mom has it too and i have seen lots of people with this skin condition.

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure to use lotions, sun tan creams, and it helps to use creams like coco butter or something for stretch marks as well

  28. QUESTION:
    How can i reduce the effects of make up on my acne?
    I use an expensive, oil free water based foundaion. I'm worried -probably correctly so- that this is going to worsen my skin condition. How can i prevent this?

    • ANSWER:
      People make all kinds of suggestions about the best thing to do to cure acne. Some cures I’ve heard include putting oatmeal, honey, lemon juice, tea tree oil, cucumber, vinegar, or toothpaste on your face. Practically every cosmetics company and company that makes personal care products makes something that is a “sure cure” for acne. If we think about this, and use some common sense, we have to come to the conclusion that there is no quick or easy cure for acne, because if there was it would be well known and doctors would be telling everyone about it. Numerous companies make a lot of money persuading people to buy products that at worst will make the acne worse, and at best may help some people a little. Often fewer products are better. People often make their acne much worse by using too many products. There really is no quick fix for acne. Don’t spend a lot of money on products just because their ads say that they will cure acne. Your doctor is the best person to ask for help, and he or she may recommend some prescription medication or non-prescription treatment that may be suitable for you..

      There are some very simple and basic things you can do that cost nothing. Keep your face or any other area affected by acne very clean. Any mild antibacterial soap will help with that. Rinse the area well to remove all soap residue. Drink plenty of water – it really does help to clear up acne. Eat a nutritious diet and get enough sleep. A healthy life style will make a difference. Try to reduce the stress in your life – stress contributes to acne, so also probably the more you worry about the acne and focus on it, the worse it will be.

      Probably the most useful and effective things you can do are to apply hot compresses to pustules and cysts and never to pick or squeeze pimples. Playing with or popping pimples, no matter how careful and clean you are, nearly always makes bumps stay redder and bumpier longer.

      Here are a few informative links with additional ideas about preventing and treating acne.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/acne/article.htm
      http://www.acne.com/cause_effects/causes_acne.php
      http://www.acnerecovery.com/acne-information/causes-of-acne.html

  29. QUESTION:
    If I have Keratosis Pilaris can I use shampoo with keratin in it?
    I have keratosis pilaris which is when my body creates too much keratin and leaves bumps all over my arms... I am wanting to use a shampoo and conditioner with keratin in it because it would make my coarse hair soft. Can I use it? Or would it make my skin condition worse? I would rinse it completely out and wash my body afterwards of course.

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    How to clear acne, dark spots and pimples fast?
    I have had acne since sixth grade, when i was younger i didn't know i wasn't supposed to pick at it so now i have MANY dark spots. I still have bad acne and i always have at LEAST one huge pimple. I have tried just about everything. My parents make their own soaps and other products out of goats milk and other natural products. I tried their soap and it worked for about a month and i was noticing better skin. My skin just got worse! I also have a skin condition that makes my arms, face, and sometimes legs bumpy. Just a bunch of tiny little bumps all over. It doesn't itch or hurt its just not very attractive and annoying. I'm sorry i don't remember what it's called! I really need help though. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I've been having something very similar and nothing has worked until recently, I bought a regular non pore clogging lotion and I put one or 2 drops of pure tea tree oil in it. My face is nearly clear and my spots are slowly going away. It takes a bit but works. I wash my face every morning with whatever random acne stuff is around, I also wash other parts of my body with it. If my face feels dry I use a bit of face lotion with a drop of the oil. And I use gold bond on my other body areas. Every night I wash my face again and use the lotion with a couple drops of tea tree oil.

  31. QUESTION:
    Any treatment recommendations for Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have a skin condition called Keratosis Pilaris, which is rough bumps on upper arms and on thighs and legs. It is not eczema or acne, but it is like small red bumps on the skin. It is unsightly and I want to get rid of it. Any suggestions for lessening the appearance or getting rid of it? I've already tryed a loofa, multiple types of sponges, and moisturizing lotion such as Aveeno & Eucerin. Any advice will be appreciated, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Small doses of the sun help - I won't say go and lay out but healthy sun helps -
      A lufa with a thick oil like Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa butter
      helps soften the skin.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps on my finger?
    Hi! I have these little skin colored bumps on the top of my index finger that itch A LOT! I get them from time to time only on my finger but then they go away. What do you think they could be?

    • ANSWER:
      4.Dyshidrosis. (cheiropomphylox) Google images and dermnet.nz ...... does it look like this?
      It is allergy to a dermatophyte, which is any kind of skin loving bug. mold, yeast, bacteria, virus, parasite, pollen. It could be anywhere on your body. The rash on the hands(or feet) is just a red flag. Take anti-histamines for immediate relief. Fexofenadine 180mg, and 12 hours later 60mg, then every 12 hours 60mg. This is not the cure. But it will stop the itching. Go to dyshidrosis@yahoogroups for treatments and information.

      People who have eczema are 'atopic'. Very sensitive to all kinds of irritants. This is your immune system over-reacting to the presence of a dermatophyte. The most common dermatophyte is Candida in it's dimorphic, mycelial form in the intestines.
      The cure is really simple, but I very much doubt you can get your doctor to prescribe it for you.
      You need a two week course of NYSTATIN by drops, 4 million units daily. then a 2 week break, then repeat. If this does not work (and I would bet the cost of your doctor visit it does.) you need a drug called Toctino, to be taken for 90 days. This is expensive, you will find a cheaper way on the links at Dyshidrosis@yahoogroups.com. (You may find your eczema goes away too. I am betting you are 14/15.)
      am studying this condition, also called the 'Id reaction". Can I ask you to tell your dermatologist to refer to page 651, chapter 17 in the 1st volume of the Textbook of Dermatology by Rook, Wilkingson and Ebling.?

  33. QUESTION:
    Can body heat generate a itchy skin condition to occur?
    Can body heat generate an itchy skin condition to occur without causing bumps, rash, hives? With this condition, a person scratches to the point of causing redness, red streaks, raised bumps. Is there such a condition? Is it a food allergy, an environmental allergy? This condition worsens at night and after bath time. Also flares up when person's temperature rises - "hot".

    • ANSWER:
      i dont think the heat's generating it...its more like they're both the effects of sumthin

  34. QUESTION:
    I have lots of tiny little acne bumps on my forehead. Any homemade remedies to get rid of it?
    They're little tiny bumps. They're not red. They don't hurt at all. I'm 100% sure it's not a skin condition. Probably just mild acne, but I want smooth skin! I've tried exfoliating, facial washes with salicylic acid, facial masks, nothing worked! I heard Aloe Vera helped acne...is that true?
    The products I use on my face are oil-free moisturizer and 100% mineral make up.

    • ANSWER:
      I get this too! Little skin-colored bumps all over my forehead that come and go.

      It gets worse in the hot/humid summer months.

      I mentioned it to my dermatologist, expecting that she would prescribe some fancy overpriced medicated cream, but no, she told me it's actually a scalp issue and that Head & Shoulders (or a similar off-brand) would take care of it. I don't have noticeable dandruff, but apparently I have a mild case and the forehead bumps can be a side effect or reaction to what causes the dandruff.

      Anyway, I bought some H&S and massage it onto my scalp and smear a little bit on my forehead over the bumps and let it soak for several minutes while I wash up in the shower. When I first started this, it took about a week or so to see results, but it WORKED! :-)

      Now I maintain by doing it a few times a week. Sometimes I'll rub it on my forehead before bed, too. No more bumps after so many years of getting them.

      I really hope it works for you too. Careful not to let any of it drip into your eyes, it burns!

  35. QUESTION:
    How Can I get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    I'm 14 and I have Keratosis Pilaris (Kp) everywhere. Kp is a common genetic skin condition where you get little bumps on your skin. But mine is on my arms, forearms, thighs, face, neck, chest, stomach, and on my shoulder blades. It wont go away. I used Amlactin (lotion) tried everything! Not to be all into myself or anything, but I am an attractive person, but I cant let girls touch me becuz of my rough skin. Its ruining EVERYTHING! How can I treat this thing, plz help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have KP on my arms and legs and I just recently bought KP Elements exfoliating lotion... My arms are so smooth and it even reduces the redness too. Even after the first application, I noticed a big difference. It's about for a small jar of it but it's definitely worth the money. I am very grateful they made this product!

  36. QUESTION:
    Is there a skin condition that is comparable to scabies?
    I have alot of red bumps on my body (especially on my feet and stomach) and they are very itchy. The itchng is worse at night, but I went to the emergency room and they told me they didn't believe it was scabies, which kind of surprised me. It can't be an allergic reaction because I haven't changed anything. Please help if you can. This has persisted for a couple of months. There is no zig-zag scarring pattern.

    • ANSWER:
      I would treat it for scabies regardless. Go to the pharmacy and get the cream for it called Nix, but make sure its the one for scabies as there are two kinds.

      The reason for doing this is that i had two doctors tell me they didn't think i had it and the third finally suggested i had it. The treatment worked. I did two full body treatments and endured another three weeks of itching. After about 1 month all itching was gone, but i noticed a 90% improvement within 3 days of doing the first treatment.
      I understand what you're going through and if its scabies it will not go away until this simple treatment is done. I had it for almost a year but in the final two months it drove me to tears on a daily basis.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is this skin condition that when the bumps are barely touched they pop and it makes you itch really bad?
    My boyrfriend is getting these bumps all over his body. He says they do not hurt but they itch really bad. It seems to be wherever his clothes make contact with his skin. However His elbows which are not clothed also are getting them. He says they pop even when he barely touches them..I believe he sid yellow puss

    • ANSWER:
      I would have him get checked for scabies! It's a nasty parasite that lays eggs under your skin. It is highly contagious.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Keratosis Polaris?
    i have had keratosis polaris all my life. it's this skin condition that causes little red bumps on my arms and the base of my neck, and i hate 'em! i've always wanted to be an actor so i want to get rid of them before i start auditioning so i look my best! how do i get rid of em?

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, My friend actually has that disease, and it affects my arms as well. All I really know about it is that he can't shave because of it, but the bumps go away for me after a day in the sun, so I spend a lot of time in the sun to keep it in check.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the diference between dry skin bumps and forming pimples?
    i cant tell if these bumps forming are zits or pimples. because i never tend to get zits in groups...

    but now thyre coming...thyre just bumps though. thyre not red or anything.,...

    should i put lotion or acne cream on them?

    • ANSWER:
      I finally have clear skin and I want to share with everyone how I did it.

      My condition before: moderate acne on forehead
      Now: clear skin, no scars

      The regime is realllly simple.

      1.

      Stop use of all products (Proactive, soap, scrubbing face with washcloth, etc). NEVER irritate your face by overdrying it or rubbing it raw. Overdrying your face (any soap or acne product will do this...that's why after use, people commonly describe that their faces are: "red", "flaky", or have "white flakes". Your body doesn't know that this is supposed to get RID of the oil. No, your brain senses an overly dry face and produces MORE oil (sebum) to compensate for the lack of moisture. Then, too much is produced at one time, the face is oily, the pore is clogged, and you have to start the process over again.

      2.

      Stop or at least REDUCE the use of foundation/concealer/coverup, basically anything that you spread over your zits to make them appear less red/visible. Basically, makeup is a 10 hour face mask that has no healing/positive values. If you have to use makeup, I heard that mineral makeup covers well and is non-cosmogenic.

      3.

      So now, we have no more products. The regime now is VERY simple. Just wash your face with water. Splash it on, and don't rub vigorously over your face. Just smoothly and lightly wash the face. Do this for about 20 seconds. Then, take a dry, clean towel and dry it by PATTING your face and letting the towel absorb the water. This minimizes the irritation. Wash 2-4 times a day, preferably once in the morning, once when you get back from school/work, and once in the shower. Don't overdo it, because washing it with water obviously gets rid of sebum and this would make your body overproduce sebum again.

      4.

      Afterwards, use a moisturizer (that is mild and non-cosmogenic). Personally, I use Johnson and Johnson baby lotion (the regular pink bottle) and it works amazingly. It moisturizes my face very well and I do NOT have any break outs from it. And a plus is that it smells and looks as soft as a baby. And if you heard anything about "mineral oil," one of its ingredients, being bad for your acne, don't be afraid. On a scale of 0 to 5, 5 being clogging the most, baby lotion is a 1 or 2. Look at the website below. I typed into google.com, "mineral oil clog pores" and the first couple websites I visited ALL tried to disprove that myth that mineral oil is bad for your skin. =) Here's one of the many links that says that mineral oil is ok for your skin. It's actually pretty good!

      http://futurederm.wordpress.com/2007/12/21/is-mineral-oil-really-bad-for-your-skin/

      5.

      =) You're basically done. Just know that during the day, do not touch your zits. Your fingers have A LOT of bacteria on it! If you have to scratch an area, try to direct your nails at that one area, and do it with gentleness. (You know what I mean right?). And never pop a zit. No matter how tempting (I know, a big bulgy white/red mark...I've wanted to so many times), DON'T POP IT! This is irritating to your skin. When you pop it, bacteria goes in no matter how careful you are. And a popped zit just looks gross.

      Good luck!!!!! =) I'm basically clear when I followed this. BUT I have to say this. Age has a lot to do with acne. I grew up (17 yrs old) and my acne problems significantly went down.

      Key Concepts/Advise:

      A.

      Always be gentle with your face. Never irritate the pimples. Always splash on face, don't rub infected areas vigorously. This will do nothing but irritate the pimple.

      B.

      We don't know too much about pimples, but we DO know that once we get them, they will ALWAYS get worse if we irritate our skin.

      C.

      I used to a clear body (body with no acne) but after no showers for 2 or 3 days, I noticed one or two pimples that looked like whiteheads forming. Therefore, I deduced that pimples were caused by dirt and that they CAN be fixed.

      D.

      Dry face causes overproduction of oil. Therefore, if you have a regular skin (no soap, overwashing with water, etc) then your body wouldn't need to produce as much sebum--oil.

  40. QUESTION:
    what type of acne shows up as hundreds of little bumps all over the arms and legs?
    I've had little bumps on my skin since I was little, whenever the weather gets hot it starts itching quite a bit, I've tried a good amount of creams to see if they work but nothing seems even show some sign of relief, I was wondering if it could be some sort of fungus, or something along the lines of such skin condition, I really need some help with this

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris

  41. QUESTION:
    How do you cure the skin condition Keratosis Pilairs?
    I have Keratosis Pilairs, and because of it i have rough bumps all over my arms and legs and stomach. My face is really bright red all over, but smooth. Its apparently genetic, but i hate it, how can i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      I found that champori cream for psoriasis clears my kp better than anything else: takes just a few days and then my skin stays smooth for months on end. Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesnt work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Mol.

  42. QUESTION:
    Lots of little bumps in my face not acne?
    Theyre on each side of my cheeks by my nose going diagonal. They're just tiny red bumps. Could I maybe be allergic to something? Or is it just a skin condition? What could this be?

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Why do i have itchy mosquito bite bumps on me?
    I suffer from a skin condition . But I suddenly get these mosquito like bites on me idk where they come from . All the sudden . It itches and won't go away . My mom said they look like bed bug bites butit cant B because my mattress is clean and there's nothing

    • ANSWER:
      the issue at hand focuses on the reason why mosquito bites itch. Mosquitoes are insects which depend highly on blood for survival. And it is only the female mosquito that feed on blood. This female mosquito does not actually bite but instead, it pierces through the outermost layer of skin of any human being, of which is called the epidermis.

      More you got here: http://www.knowswhy.com/why-do-mosquito-bites-itch/

  44. QUESTION:
    I have this little bumps behind my thighs how do i get rid of them?
    almost all over the back of my thighs i have these little bumps...they are only red when i itch them. they only get itchy after ive scratched them once. i get them right in the crease of where your butt becomes ur thigh. it is like every pore in different areas i notice right after puttin lotion on they go away but only for a few minutes...how do i get rid of these? is it a skin condition or is it diet or is it just dry skin....??? help

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of these skin colored bumps on my face?
    they are on the sides of my nose, and in between my eyebrows. they are the same color as my skin so idk what they are. occasionally i squeeze the dirt out of them but they just keep coming back the next day. so help?

    • ANSWER:
      How old are you? It might be the beginnings of acne. That's what mine was like when it first started. If you're older, if might be eczema, a skin condition.

      You could consult a dermatologist if you feel the need.

  46. QUESTION:
    Anyone experience this skin condition in their dog?
    He is a small mixed-breed, 4 years old and in good health. I noticed a bump on the tip of his ear which is rather hard and growing. It is difficult to examine because he is solid black and doesn't like to have it messed with. I suspect it is harmless. He is primarily an indoor pet and up to date on shots, heartworm, and flea and tick treatment. No other pets in household.

    • ANSWER:
      this isn't likely to be much immediate help and i hate to use the old stand-by "go to your vet," lol, but it really could be all sorts of things. there are many things that effect the ears, ranging from not-so-serious things like sarcoptic mites, bacterial infections, injuries to the tip or an allergic reaction all the way to the more severe things like cancer, hormonal imbalances, diabetes or autoimmune disorders. my own dog had an autoimmune disorder (pemphigus vulgaris, similar to lupus) which did that to her ears. while the ears themselves caused her no pain and were not an issue, the disorder itself was and she needed treatment for it.

      without an exam, you really won't know just which way it leans towards, so i'd definitely suggest a check at some point in the near future to rule out the more serious issues. skin & tissue changes don't happen without a reason...and it's better to know the underlying reason, even if you find it's nothing to worry about.

  47. QUESTION:
    I am so sick and tired of my weird skin problem?
    I have a freaky problem with excessively dry skin. I have been using a fingernail file to get rid of it but in a day or two it's right back. Naturally I can't file my entire body. It itches like you would not believe. There are no rashes, bumps or anything I can see. The flakes are white. I've looked at every skin condition there is and mine is not listed. I have no idea what is going on? (I used the file on my legs).

    • ANSWER:
      I had this for years, my mom told me it was eczema. Most people say eczema is a name used for tons of different dry skin conditions that doctors can’t diagnose. I used eczema creams all through Jr. High and High School, all that did was make me feel greasy and uncomfortable with zero results.

      You probably have what is called Keratosis pilaris, Keratosis pilaris is a common, genetic follicular condition that causes the appearance of flakes or rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on arms, thighs, hands, legs, sides, buttocks, or face (which on the face are often mistaken for acne). Worldwide, Keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40% of the adult population and approximately 50%-80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. There are several different types of Keratosis Pilaris, including Keratosis Pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), Keratosis Pilaris Alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks), and related disorders.

      Keratosis Pilaris is caused by Hyperkeratosis: when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin, which is cream colored, surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore, resulting in rough clogged pores. The openings are often closed with a white plug of encrusted sebum, the oily, waxy substance produced by glands in the skin to keep it from drying out. Hyperkeratosis is most likely caused by your body having a vitamin A & E deficiency.

      I started taking vitamin A & E pills at dinner every night and 90% of my white bumps on my cheeks, arms, and legs cleared up. My boss also had white bumps on her arms and tried taking the vitamins too, it worked nicely for her. You could try taking the vitamins, but if you stop taking them, your body will go back to being deficient in them unless you start eating more foods naturally containing vitamins A & E:

      Vitamin A: Liver, Red Pepper, Cayenne, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Dried Apricots, Cantaloupe, Spinach, Squash, Dried Herbs, Papaya, Mangoes, Green Peas, Tomatoes.

      Vitamin E: Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, Pine Nuts, Peanuts, Dried Apricots, Pickled Green Olives, Cooked Taro Root, Wheat Germ/Flax Seed/Corn/Canola/Soybean Oils, Hazelnuts, Broccoli.

      Both A & E: Paprika, Red Chili Peppers or Powder, Spinach

      If the bumps (clogged dry rough crusty pores) have a red or pink ring around them, it could just be that they are inflamed, or it could be some sort of skin infection, such as yeast, which lives on the skin naturally but could become an infection, or bacterial. If they are a little pink or red I would try an antibacterial soap.

      Antibacterial soaps are full of chemicals and poisons, some are so harmful they cause muscle weakness, such as in the heart and tongue, and should not be in stores. A natural alternative is a soap or lotion containing Tea Tree oil. Tea Tree oil has natural antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities. It also has beneficial cosmetic properties. Tea Tree oil has a faint medicinal scent to it like eucalyptus, which is why I would suggest a soap instead of a lotion. Products containing Tea Tree oil can be found in abundance at health and natural and heath stores, but is also available in main stream store such as Wal-Mart for as low as around .

      So in short, vitamin A, vitamin E, soap, and you should be good (: I wish you luck

  48. QUESTION:
    How can I convince my parents to take my cats to the vet?!?
    My two boy kittens are sick.. I think one has some kind of skin condition because he keeps getting little blister like bumps on his face... the other one just looks a little skinny and he keeps throwing his food up! They eat Iams cat food. I've told them to take them to the vet for almost four weeks now there to lazy and stubborn to I don't know where it is and I can't drive! Please tell me there's a way I can get them to take my cats to the vet!! :'(

    • ANSWER:
      Could you talk to your grandparents about it? My mom still does whatever her mom (my grandma) tell her to do and she is 56 years old!

      Or maybe an aunt or uncle could talk to them about it? Do you have any older siblings that could help influence them?

      If none of the above works, you could just tell them that you love your kittens a lot and would be terribly upset if anything ever happened to them.

      If you have a job or even savings in a bank, maybe you could use some money to take a taxi or a bus to the vet.

      Good luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    What kind of skin condition does this sound like to you?
    Pink blotches on skin. Skin that hurts and later forms a bump on skin. Painful pink areas of skin. Is it contagious and can it be passed on?

    • ANSWER:


skin condition bumps

Non Cancerous Skin Growths

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of getting a cancerous tumor after getting a non-cancerous one?
    I just found out that a seemingly ordinary pimple-like growth on my boyfriend's arm that stuck around for over a year was a non-cancerous tumor. He got it removed, but I'm really worried that there may be a chance of a cancerous tumor emerging now. There's a history of cancer in his family. It's very possible I'm just being the overly concerned girlfriend, but I need to know: what are the chances of him getting another tumor, cancerous or non-cancerous?

    • ANSWER:
      Ur beloved boy-friend and anybody for that matter can as well prevent another benign tumor from becoming malignant with the following instructions. Do's and Don't's.

      Why are more and more young people falling victims to the demon- “CANCER”? What are Prime Causes* & Preventive/Curative Measures?
      1. Chronic & severe constipation [+ heavy quantum of accumulated feces in the rectum & the large intestine] with a displaced solar plexus. Bad diet with McDonald’s pizzas, burgers, KFC-deep freeze and deep fried chicken, pork, hot dogs, high rich calorie diets-obesity, etc. As a result, most of the Americans/Europeans are cancer victims due to chronic constipation issues.
      3. Hormonal imbalance.
      4. Heavy exposure to asbestos, pollution from industrial wastes, tobacco consumption and or smoking..
      5. Chronic & Unhealed wounds/injuries caused by bacterial/viral/metabolic syndromes/diseases with blocked energy + toxins in any internal organ.
      6. Sexual promiscuity, Perverted anal/oral sex, hetero-sex, lesbians, homosex amongst transgenders, bad personal hygiene [not washing gonads after coitus] & indiscriminate consumption of birth control pills 'with no' medical supervision by endocrinologist/gynecologist/physician.
      7. Chronic Stress & Strain.
      8. Lack of exercise & ever increasing obese bodies.
      9. Smoking and tobacco/gutka chewing. 90% lung-cancer victims are smokers, an American study reveals; as per Web Med News.
      10. Regular consumption of ‘colas’ with heavy doses of insecticides, freely available in India. Regular & excessive alcohol consumption.
      11. Skin Cancer Exposure to Sun’s rays @ odd hours [90 minutes after sunrise, beyond 60 minutes before sunset and anytime during strong winds] and excessive exposure to radiation emanating from cell phones, transmission towers, etc.,
      . 12. 24/7-- wearing of bra by the modern woman and avoiding breast feeding the child—breast cancer.
      13. Heavy genetic dispositions with more ‘cancer-stricken ancestors’
      14. Facts on Lung Cancer vis-à-vis Smoking:
      Prudent to stop smoking forthwith permanently------Because, out of every 10 lung cancer patients-9 are smokers-An American Research Study published in WebMD.com.

      CANCER/HIV PREVENTION & Cure:--
      1. Beware of Cancer Symptoms: Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, hemoptysis, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].
      2.. Good liquid Diet, green leaf juices + honey, like aloe vera juice, Noni juice, wheat grass powder, fresh fruit [seasonal fruit only] juices sprouted seeds like green gram, horse gram, ground nuts, boiled- after soaking in water for 15 hours-soya beans, etc., raw coconut, raw dates, watermelon, cabbage, yogurt, spinach, helped many a no. of Health conscious people all over the globe.
      3. Acupressure techniques a MUST to ensure faster recovery.
      4. No salt, no baking soda, no cooked food, No chocolates, No Pizzas, No burgers ----to boost-up immunity power to produce antibodies. Say no to Deep freeze and deep fried products from KFC and McDonald, Diet sodas with aspartame and colas made in India, etc.
      5. How to prevent Sunburn*: Expose Ur body and or the affected parts within 90 minutes from sunrise & within 60 minutes before sunset. During strong winds, no exposure please. Any extra exposure shall be @ Ur own peril.
      CURE:
      TARGET THERAPY* It is the God-given therapy communicated to the mankind through THE RIGVEDA, one of the Hindu scriptures.
      Target Therapy---Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies, [comprising Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Bio-chemic salts, Herbal Remedies, Yoga/Meditation, Magneto-therapy, Sidha, etc.,] U can have sizable & perceivable relief in 45-90 days. @ no/affordable costs, No side effects, and No Hospitalization.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue. Source:
      'Health in Ur Hands' Vol. I & II available in all Indian languages all over the globe- by Dr.Devendra Vora,DSc.,MD.,FRCP, an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India. Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India--- treated and caused to treat more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, irregular menses and also many other most dreaded diseases.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies to get rid of moles or make them smaller or faded?
    I have two moles that are so distracting and ugly... Whenever I am in pictures I turn one way because I have Dark moles on the other side. They are soo ugly. I dont want to buy anything or go to the doctors or have surgery. They are small and dark (non-cancerous) and they are such adistraction. Plzz Help

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips to try:

      http://www.natural-homeremedies.com/homeremedies_moles.htm

      The 1st suggestion says to try VASELINE, but DO NOT EVER PUT VASELINE ANYWHERE ON YOUR BODY.

      MOST beauty products on the market have harmful chemicals in them; do your favorite beauty products contain any of these things?:

      * Mineral Oil, Paraffin & Petrolatum – Petroleum products coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to dermatological issues, like slowing cellular development, which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging, and vitamin deficiency. Suspected cause of cancer & disruptive of hormonal activity. Mineral oils contain hydrocarbons, a real danger to the stomach and especially the lungs.

      * PARABENS – Such as methyl- propyl- butyl- & ethyl- parabens: Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connection with cancer. They have hormone-disrupting qualities – mimicking estrogen – and interfere with the body’s endocrine system.

      * Propylene Glycol – Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier in fragrance oils. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, may inhibit skin cell growth, and is a skin irritant and sensitizer.

      * ALCOHOLS – Such as Isopropyl Alcohol, SD Alcohol 40, Ethyl Alcohol: Alcohols dissolve the body’s natural moisturizers and strip the skin of its protection, leaving it vulnerable to infection. Alcohols destroy skin’s pH balance, and since they absorb water, they speed up wrinkling.

      * Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) – Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor cleaners… and in OVER 90% of personal care products! SLS breaks down the skin’s moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other chemicals, SLS becomes a “nitrosamine”, a potent class of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is sometimes disguised with the labeling “comes from coconut” or “coconut-derived" - and is found in many popular body washes and toothpastes!

      * Toluene – Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.

      * WAXES – Such as Paraffin, Candelilla Wax, Carnuba Wax: Waxes are widely used in cleansing creams, eye creams, and moisturizers. Waxes clog pores, creating blackheads and whiteheads. They also smother the skin, which over time creates an enlarged pore problem.

      * FD&C – When this abbreviation precedes the name of a color, it means that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has certified it as safe for use in drugs and cosmetics, but not food. D&C colors are usually synthetic, coal tar colors. They’re toxic and should be avoided when at all possible.

      * PHTHALATES – These chemicals rarely find their way onto an ingredients list, but they are present in many health and beauty products just the same. Wherever you see “perfume” or “fragrance,” phthalates are present, because they are used to preserve these synthetic scents. Recent studies have shown that phthalates may be mutagenic, carcinogenic, and adversely affect male sperm, that they increase levels of testosterone and estrogen in humans, and are central to breast cancer risk. They are an ingredient in nail polish and other lacquers, and in soft plastics (e.g., infant chew toys).

      * Lanolin – A yellow, semi-solid, fatty secretion from sheep’s wool is widely used in skin and beauty care products. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people, as well as enlarged pores.

      * Acetone – Used in nail polish and nail polish removers, this colorless, volatile liquid is often used in astringents, fresheners, or clarifying lotions. It is extremely toxic and will dehydrate the skin, while speeding up the aging process.

      * Acrylamide – Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary tumors in lab research.

      * Phenol carbolic acid – Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.

      * Dioxane – Found in compounds known as PEG, Polysorbates, Laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal care products. The compounds are usually contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin. Dioxane’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed during the manufacturing process by “vacuum stripping”. Warning: It is a synthetic derivative of coconut. Watch for hidden language on labels, such as “comes from coconut”.

      IF SO, you should throw them away IMMEDIATELY and Tell ALL your friends and family!!! (Extra-virgin olive and/or coconut oils are great alternative moisturizers, and they contain natural sunscreens, until you find something else without these toxins) Hope this helps!!! Good Luck!!!!!

  3. QUESTION:
    What foods are good for you skin and immunity?
    I have bad skin and always getting colds ect.

    • ANSWER:
      Boost your body’s immune system with

      1) Broccoli is chock-full of the phytochemical sulforaphane, which makes headlines because of its potent anti-cancer properties. It’s also a rich source of beta-carotene (good for the eyes and immune system, among other things), fibre and vitamin C.
      2) Blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant capacities (the ability to combat cell-damaging free radicals that can lead to heart disease and cancer). And, like cranberries, blueberries appear to fight off urinary-tract infections by preventing E. coli bacteria from sticking to cells in the urinary tract.
      3) Flax is a great source of both soluble and insoluble fibre (which makes it a natural laxative) as well as plant lignans which may reduce the risk of developing hormone-sensitive cancers, such as prostate and breast cancer. Flaxseed is also high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to protect against heart disease.
      4) Garlic contains allicin, a phytochemical that may lower cholesterol and make blood platelets less sticky, cutting the risk of clots.
      5) Green tea is loaded with powerful antioxidants, which may protect against cell damage that leads to aging and help prevent heart disease and cancer. Green tea contains a polyphenol known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), which in animal tests has been shown to prevent the formation of tumors. Researchers at Purdue University found in laboratory tests that EGCg killed human breast cancer cells but did not kill non-cancerous human breast cells.
      6) Skim milk - studies have found that increasing your calcium intake can also help relieve the symptoms of PMS.
      7) Fresh or canned salmon is one of the best sources of the celebrated Omega-3 fatty acids, which can help prevent heart attacks. Studies have also shown that Omega-3 may have the ability to offset depression as well as protect against inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.
      8) Soy is perfect source of protein since it’s a plant-based protein that’s low in saturated fat.
      9) Spinach is loaded with energy-promoting iron and folate, a B vitamin that prevents neural-tube defects in the fetus. It is important in red blood cell formation, protein metabolism, growth and cell division. The leafy green is also one of the best sources of lutein, an antioxidant that benefits eye, skin and cardiovascular health.
      10) Research has found that tomatoes, especially cooked or processed ones, can lower the risk of some cancers and heart disease.

      Good food, Good Skin

      Perhaps the simplest way to maintain a healthy, balanced diet and ensure the skin is getting optimal nutrition from the foods we eat is to follow the recommendations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Daily Food Guide, commonly referred to as the food pyramid.

      These include:

      * Choosing and eating at least three ounces of whole grain breads, cereals, rice, crackers or pasta.
      * Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including more dark green and orange vegetables.
      * Consuming calcium-rich foods, such as fat-free or low-fat milk and other dairy products.
      * Opting for a variety of low-fat or lean meats, poultry and fish.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do chemotherapy drugs interact chemically with cancer cells to get rid of the cancerous cells?
    I have to give a chemistry project tomorrow in class and I need to have a basic understanding of what goes on chemically between chemotherapy drugs and the cancerous cells. Like what element interacts with what and how the chemo drugs stop the cancer cells from replicating. If anyone even has a most basic chemical explanation as to what occurs I would really appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      Chemotherapy works by destroying cancer cells; unfortunately, it cannot tell the difference between a cancer cell and some healthy cells. So chemotherapy eliminates not only the fast-growing cancer cells but also other fast-growing cells in your body, including, hair and blood cells.

      Some cancer cells grow slowly while others grow rapidly. As a result, different types of chemotherapy drugs target the growth patterns of specific types of cancer cells. Each drug has a different way of working and is effective at a specific time in the life cycle of the cell it targets.

      So, the chemicals are designed to go after specific cells that have a particular metabolic rate.

      Chemotherapy has NOT been very effective and the 5 year survival rate is very poor. It is expensive; a cancer patient is worth about 0,000 to the medical community.

      In 1972, according to the American Cancer Societies own figures, 33% of cancers had a five year survival rate. We should also point out that at that same time 33% of cancers went away on their own. Today, according to the ACS, the five year survival rate for cancer has risen to 40%. However, what they do not tell you is that:

      1.The statistics are invalid because they combine data of both local and metastasized cancers; and that the comparisons are not randomized [Ulrich Abel, Advanced Epithelial Cancer", 1990 (no longer in print) ]
      2.Cancers not factored into the original statistics are now factored in, such as skin cancers, many of which are not fatal and that the statistics are purposely inflated by including people with benign cancers.
      3.Technology has helped us to find cancers earlier, thus the survival time from diagnosis to eventual death has lengthened.
      4.They are now including in their stats non deadly skin cancers.

      By shrinking tumors, chemotherapy encourages stronger cancer cells to grow and multiply and become chemo resistant. Then there are the new cancers caused by chemotherapy, or secondary cancers. This quaint side effect is often overlooked in the lists of side effects in a drug's accompanying literature, though you can find this information quite easily at the National Cancer Institute. We pride ourselves in America for being technologically advanced and that our technology is rooted in a foundation of good science.

      Wrong.

      When it comes to medicine, little at all is based upon science. Again we shall point to the Office of Technological Assessment’s paper: Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies in which we are told that fewer than 20% of all medical procedures have been tested, and that of those tested, half were tested badly.

      Medicine in America is not about healing.

      Most telling, according to Ralph Moss in his book Questioning Chemotherapy, is that in a good number of surveys, chemotherapists have responded that they would neither recommend chemotherapy for their families nor would they use it themselves. In an unpublished cohort study in which it was revealed that only 9% of oncologists took chemotherapy for their cancers.

      "Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy.

      Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers. This fact has been documented for over a decade, yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors,” Allen Levin, MD UCSF The Healing of Cancer.

      Additionally, Irwin Bross, a biostatistician for the National Cancer Institute, discovered that many cancers that are benign (though thought to be malignant) and will not metastasize until they are hit with chemotherapy. In other words, he's found that many people who've been diagnosed with metastatic cancer did not have metastatic cancer until they got their chemotherapy.

      For many cancers, chemotherapy just does not improve your survival rate. Some of these are colorectal, gastric, pancreatic, bladder, breast, ovarian, cervical and corpus uteri, head and neck. Knowing this, oncologists still recommend a regimen of chemotherapy, why?

      The answer you will get from oncologists that are honest is this: “We give it to patients so they won't give up hope and fall into the hands of quacks.” Quacks? Implicit in the definition of quackery is the sale of worthless or dangerous nostrums for profit. Who exactly are the quacks? Just because someone is wearing a white smock, has a title, and works in a nice air conditioned office, does NOT take away what he is. Con men don't look like crooks or they would never get anyone to buy into what they are selling. Looking credible does NOT mean they are.

      Dr Ulrich Abel, who poured over thousands and thousands of cancer studies, published his shocking report in 1990 stating quite succinctly that chemotherapy has done nothing for 80% of all cancers; that 80% of chemotherapy administered was absolutely worthless.

      To give a fair and accurate assessment of chemotherapy in your report, you should also tell people how it is NOT very effective and only a smal

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between cancer and a tumour?
    Sounds daft but what exactly is the difference?
    I know you get lumps and growths with both.

    • ANSWER:
      A tumor is basically an abnormal growth or swelling of something. Tumors can be benign, that is, non-cancerous. An example of this would be a lipoma, which often manifest as fatty encapsulated lumps beneath the skin of the arms, neck or back. They are unsightly, but do no harm.

      A cancer is a malignant growth, and this can be distinguished by whether or not it grows in an 'aggressive' manner, invades surrounding tissues and metastasizes to other areas of the body. cancer is literally runaway cell growth, the cellular replication machinery is unable to shut down.
      Some benign tumors can compromise health, if they grow large enough to compress or obstruct other organs, like adrenal gland tumors, pituitary tumors and uterine fibromas.

  6. QUESTION:
    For how long can a person live with unchecked skin cancer?
    My friend's mom will not see a doctor, and we've been watching these crusty, black-red things grow on her face (she picks them off but they grow right back) for 2 years. She's developing more growths, which started on one temple, on her neck, cheeks, and now hands.

    She hasn't been given a diagnosis of skin cancer, but I've seen enough of it to know it on sight.

    • ANSWER:
      There are different types of skin cancer. Some types like melanoma can be aggressive and deadly while other types like Basal Cell Carcinoma or Squamous Cell are more of a nuisance and can be periodically removed. Patients can live 30 or more years with a less aggressive skin cancer.

      Your friends mom should be seen by a doctor as it is impossible for anyone here to know if what you describe is benign or cancerous. Although it does sound like Squamous Cell or even Actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous). . . again no one knows and the best thing to do is be clinically examined for a diagnosis.

      Types of skin cancer (non-melanoma)
      http://www.cancer.net/patient/Cancer+Types/Skin+Cancer+%28Non-Melanoma%29

      Squamous Cell Carcinoma: What it Looks Like
      http://www.skincarephysicians.com/skincancernet/squamous_cell_carcinoma.html

      Basal Cell Carcinoma: What it Looks Like
      http://www.skincarephysicians.com/skincancernet/basal_cell_carcinoma.html

      What Do AKs Look Like? (pre-cancerous)
      http://www.skincarephysicians.com/actinickeratosesnet/looklike.html

  7. QUESTION:
    Cancer often involves excessive and uncontrolled mitosis resulting in a tumor.?
    Some of the chemotherapeutic agents used in cancer inhibit DNA replication. While this is somtimes successful in stopping tumor growth, there are side effects. What are they?

    • ANSWER:
      the chemotherapeutic agents inhibit DNA in any dividing cell and not specifically in only cancerous cells. therefore, the side effects include the non-division of normally dividing cells like skin, hair cells, liver etc that are nearby. thus u see such patients undergoing chemotherapy with hair loss and pale skin sometimes with scabs, sometimes also with some organ failures.

      scientists are still working with studying the surface molecules especially receptors on cancer cells (which have many more receptors than normal cells). they will then identify some antigens specific only to cancer cells and can thus synthesize antibodies specific only to cancer cells and then fuse them with the chemotherupatic agents so that these agents can specifically localize only at cancerous cells and greatly reduce the side effects ie the action on non cancerous cells

  8. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get breast cancer as young as 14?
    My cousin keeps telling me about this lump she found. She said it feels hard under the skin. Could it be cancerous?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but it is not the same type of breast cancer that affects older women or men. Breast cancer in children and teens is rare, but it can and does happen.

      In the case of your cousin, however, it is far more likely that her breasts are still developing and she has 'breast buds', but she should be examined by a doctor just to be sure:
      http://life.familyeducation.com/puberty/growth-and-development/40471.html

      And, here is information about childhood breast cancer.

      The American Pediatric Surgical Association has information concerning this:
      http://www.eapsa.org/parents/resources/breast_disorders.cfm

      "Breast Cancer in Children:
      Breast Cancer is unusual in a young girl and most lumps or masses that are seen will be benign (non-cancerous). As mentioned earlier less than 0.1% of all breast cancer occurs in children.

      Juvenile Secretory Carcinoma is a rare form of breast cancer in children. These are usually small, poorly defined masses that merge with the surrounding breast tissue. They are usually slow growing and less aggressive than adult cancers. Local excision with close follow-up is usually sufficient to remove the tumor.

      Cystosarcoma Phylloides is a rare tumor of the breast that can occur in children. It is a rapidly growing tumor which stretches the breast and the overlying skin. About 25 percent of these tumors are cancerous so primary treatment is to resect the tumor mass.

      There are other types of cancer that may spread to the breast tissue. This includes lymphoma, a disease of the lymphatic system since there is a significant number of lymph nodes within the breast and the area of the axilla (armpit).

      Other tumors of childhood may occasionally spread to the breast area and are treated according to the primary mass. All girls should be taught breast self-examination once their breasts are developing and they are going through their menstrual cycles. This should be the beginning of a life long habit."

      And, report of a 12 year old girl with Inflammatory Breast Cancer
      http://www.ibcresearch.org/research/ibcwhatweknow_1814_1979.htm#1972_12yrold

  9. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a basal cell carcinoma?
    Is it possible that you could have one for a year without any change in size?

    Also how likely is it that someone in their early 20's could get one. (i.e. does it require excessive sun exposure?)

    I am looking at google, but I would also like some input from you people.

    • ANSWER:
      The risk of skin cancer is related to the amount of sun exposure and pigmentation in the skin. The longer the exposure to the sun and the lighter the skin, the greater the risk of skin cancer. It occurs most frequently in people over 45 years of age, and almost twice as often in men as in women, but if you're in the sun very often with little or no protection, it is possible for you to get skin cancer even in your early 20's.

      Symptoms of Basal Cell Carcinoma:

      -The five most typical characteristics of basal cell carcinoma are quite different from each other. Frequently, two or more features are present in one tumor. In addition, basal cell carcinoma sometimes resembles non-cancerous skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema. Only a trained physician, usually a dermatologist, can diagnose this cancer.
      It is advisable to learn the signs of basal cell carcinoma and examine the body regularly, as often as once a month, if at high risk. A full-length mirror and a hand-held mirror can be very useful for the less visible parts of the body. The five warning signs of basal cell carcinoma are:

      -An open sore that bleeds, oozes or crusts, and remains open for three or more weeks. A persistent, non-healing sore is a very common early manifestation.
      -A reddish patch or an irritated area, frequently occurring on the chest, shoulders, arms or legs. Sometimes the patch crusts. It may also itch or hurt. At other times, it persists with no noticeable discomfort.
      -A smooth growth with an elevated, rolled border and an indentation in the center. As the growth slowly enlarges, tiny blood vessels may develop on the surface.
      -A shiny bump (or nodule) that is pearly or translucent and is often pink, red or white. The bump can also be tan, black or brown, especially in dark-haired people, and can be confused with a mole.
      -A scar-like area (white, yellow, or waxy in appearance) which often has poorly defined borders. The skin itself appears shiny or taut. -Although a less frequent sign, it can indicate the presence of an aggressive tumor.

      http://www.healthscout.com/ency/1/199/main.html

  10. QUESTION:
    Hello this is Joy,I wanna ask one Question. what is skin cancer?How can coffe be an antidote for skin cancer?
    what ingredients do coffe have that act as an antidote?
    excess of coffe ,how it harms?
    beside, skin cancer which dieases could be cured by coffe?

    • ANSWER:
      Skin cancer is a malignant growth on the skin which can have many causes. Skin cancer generally develops in the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin), so a tumor is usually clearly visible. This makes most skin cancers detectable in the early stages. There are three common types of skin cancer, each of which is named after the type of skin cell from which it arises. Cancers caused by UV exposure may be prevented by avoiding exposure to sunlight or other UV sources, wearing sun-protective clothes, and using a broad-spectrum sun screen.

      Skin cancers are the fastest growing type of cancer in the United States. Skin cancer represents the most commonly diagnosed malignancy, surpassing lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer. More than 1 million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in 2007.

      Skin cancer is most closely associated with chronic inflammation of the skin. This includes:

      1. Sunburn or excessive sun damage, especially early in life. UVA & UVB have both been implicated in causing DNA damage resulting in cancer. Sun exposure between 10AM and 4PM is thought to be most harmful. Natural (sun) & artificial UV exposure (tanning salons) are associated with skin cancer.
      2. Chronic non-healing wounds, especially burns. These are called Marjolin's ulcers based on their appearance and can develop into squamous cell carcinomaand.
      3. Genetic predisposition, including "Congenital Melanocytic Nevi Syndrome". CMNS is characterized by the presence of "nevi" or moles of varying size that either appear at or within 6 months of birth. Nevi larger than 20 mm (3/4") in size are at higher risk for becoming cancerous.

      Skin can be protected by avoiding sunlight entirely, or wearing protective clothing while outdoors. Skin cancer is usually caused by exposing skin to UV rays excessively.

      Honey coffee may not be a cure to skin cancer, however coffee is a cure to baldness and also a good source of atioxidants.

  11. QUESTION:
    what is the causes of lipoma and any medicine or remedies for lipoma?
    i have 6 small size lipomas in my hands.i want to know the causes and remedies for it.

    • ANSWER:
      Lipomas are benign (not cancerous), slow-growing tumours that arise from fat cells. They are usually round, moveable, flattened lumps under the skin. They feel soft and doughy or rubbery. Lipomas usually grow in the neck, shoulders, back, or arms. Lipomas are the most common non-cancerous tumour in adults. They can occur at any age, but they often appear when you're between 40 and 60 years of age. Sometimes they run in families. Sometimes they are caused by an injury. Most lipomas do not hurt unless they are squeezed or bruised.

      Because lipomas are almost always benign, they usually do not need treatment. If they are painful or are growing quickly, you may want to have treatment. Treatment options include steroid shots, liposuction, or surgery. Lipomas are normally removed by simple excision. However, liposuction is another option if the lipoma is soft and has a small connective tissue component. Liposuction often results in less scarring; however it has a greater tendency to fail to remove the entire lipoma, often resulting in re-growth.

      There are new methods being developed that are supposed to remove the lipomas without scarring. One of them is removal by the use of injection of various substances. Another method being developed is the use of ultrasound waves to destroy the lipoma. This can be compared with the removal of kidney stones where ultrasound is used to pulverize the stones.

  12. QUESTION:
    Should I be concerned about this bump type thing on my neck?
    on the right side of my neck is a bump. its the same colour as my skin and it doesn't feel as though its on my skin, but rather under it.
    It doesn't hurt and isn't irritating in any way. But I only noticed it a few days ago and I don't know if I should be concerned about it or not. What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.
      Prudent to be aware of
      Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., —Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, prudent* to see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  13. QUESTION:
    How to treat and what is Hyperthyroidism?
    .I was wondering what can happen if I don't get this treated? I've had it for a long time. It runs in my family.
    My conditions are that I never gain weight, I eat all the time, my heart beats faster when I'm sitting down. I'm also underweight.
    Are there anyone out there that has this treated or have this? What can I do to get it treated?
    Also what is it?
    Thanks for all you answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Definition

      Hyperthyroidism is a condition caused by an overactive thyroid gland. The gland makes too much T4 and T3 hormones. Hormones are substances that affect and control many important functions in the body.

      Alternative Names
      Thyrotoxicosis; Overactive thyroid

      Causes, incidence, and risk factors

      The thyroid gland is located in the neck. It produces several hormones which control the way that every cell in the body uses energy (metabolism). The thyroid is part of the endocrine system.

      Hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis occurs when the thyroid releases too many of its hormones over a short (acute) or long (chronic) period of time. Many diseases and conditions can cause this problem, including:

      Graves disease
      Non-cancerous growths of the thyroid gland or pituitary gland
      Tumors of the testes or ovaries
      Inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the thyroid due to viral infections or other causes
      Ingestion (taking in through the mouth, such as in eating) of large amounts of thyroid hormone
      Ingestion of excessive iodineGraves disease accounts for 85% of all cases of hyperthyroidism.

      Related topics:

      Painless (silent thyroiditis
      Factitious hyperthyroidism
      Hypothyroidism
      Graves disease

      Symptoms

      Weight loss
      Increased appetite
      Nervousness
      Restlessness
      Heat intolerance
      Increased sweating
      Fatigue
      Frequent bowel movements
      Menstrual irregularities in women
      Goiter (visibly enlarged thyroid) may be present
      Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease:
      Weakness
      Sleeping difficulty
      Clammy skin
      Skin blushing or flushing
      Bounding pulse
      Nausea and vomiting
      Lack of menstruation
      Itching - overall
      Heartbeat sensations
      Hand tremor
      Hair loss
      Diarrhea
      Breast development in men
      High blood pressure
      Protruding eyes (exophthalmos)

      Signs and tests

      Physical examination may reveal thyroid enlargement or goiter. Vital signs (temperature, pulse, rate of breathing, blood pressure) show increased heart rate. Systolic blood pressure (the first number in a blood pressure reading) may be high.

      Laboratory tests that evaluate thyroid function:

      Serum TSH is usually low
      T3 and free T4 are usually high
      This disease may also alter the results of the following tests:
      Vitamin B-12
      TSI
      Triglycerides
      RT3U
      Radioactive iodine uptake
      Glucose test
      Cholesterol test
      Antithyroglobulin antibody

      Treatment

      Treatment varies depending on the cause of the condition and the severity of symptoms. Hyperthyroidism is usually treated with antithyroid medications, radioactive iodine (which destroys the thyroid and stops the excess production of hormones), or surgery to remove the thyroid.

      If the thyroid must be removed with radiation or surgery, replacement thyroid hormones must be taken for the rest of the person's life.

      Beta-blockers like propranolol are used to treat some of the symptoms including rapid heart rate, sweating, and anxiety until the hyperthyroidism can be controlled.

      Expectations (prognosis)

      Hyperthyroidism caused by Graves disease is usually progressive and has many associated complications, some of which are severe and affect quality of life.

      These include complications caused by treatment such as use of radioactive iodine, surgery, and medications to replace thyroid hormones. However, hyperthyroidism is generally treatable and rarely fatal.

      Complications

      Heart-related complications include rapid heart rate, congestive heart failure, and atrial fibrillation.

      Thyroid crisis or storm is an acute worsening of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism that may occur with infection or stress. Fever, decreased mental alertness, and abdominal pain may occur, and immediate hospitalization is needed.

      Hyperthyroidism increases the risk for osteoporosis.
      There may be complications related to surgery, including visible scarring of the neck, hoarseness due to nerve damage to the voice box, and a low calcium level because of damage to the parathyroid glands.

      Complications may be related to replacement of thyroid hormones. If too little hormone is given, symptoms of under-active thyroid can occur including fatigue, increased cholesterol levels, mild weight gain, depression, and slowing of mental and physical activity. If too much hormone is given, the symptoms of hyperthyroidism will come back.

      Calling your health care provider

      Call your health care provider if you have symptoms which could be caused by excessive thyroid hormone production. If the symptoms are associated with a rapid, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, or change in consciousness, go to the emergency room or call the local emergency number (such as 911).

      Call your health care provider if treatment for hyperthyroidism induces symptoms of under-active thyroid, including mental and physical sluggishness, weight gain, and depression.

      Prevention

      There are no general prevention measures to prevent hyperthyroidism.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is this small painless lump in my neck?
    For about 3 weeks now I have had this small painless lump in the left of my neck just above my shoulder muscle. I have had a chest infection in the last 2 weeks so I don't know if it's anything to do with that, but I'm worried it might be something much worse than it is? Should I go to the doctor ? What are your opinions about what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.
      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, prudent* to see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  15. QUESTION:
    What exactly is a colonostamy, and why does a person have to have one?
    I have read what they say a colonostamy is but still would like more info on it and also why would a person need to have one.

    • ANSWER:
      The word is , Colonoscopy.Colonoscopy is the endoscopic examination of the large colon and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. It may provide a visual diagnosis (e.g. ulceration, polyps) and grants the opportunity for biopsy or removal of suspected lesions. Virtual colonoscopy, which uses 2D and 3D imagery reconstructed from computed tomography (CT) scans or from nuclear magnetic resonance (MR) scans, is also possible, as a totally non-invasive medical test, although it is not standard and still under investigation regarding its diagnostic abilities. Furthermore, virtual colonoscopy does not allow for therapeutic maneuvers such as polyp/tumor removal or biopsy nor visualization of lesions smaller than 5 millimeters. If a growth or polyp is detected using CT colonography, a standard colonoscopy would still need to be performed. Colonoscopy can remove polyps as small as one millimeter or less. Once polyps are removed, they can be studied with the aid of a microscope to determine if they are precancerous or not. Colonoscopy is similar to but not the same as sigmoidoscopy. The difference between colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy is related to which parts of the colon each can examine. Sigmoidoscopy allows doctors to view only the final two feet of the colon, while colonoscopy allows an examination of the entire colon, which measures four to five feet in length. Often a sigmoidoscopy is used as a screening procedure for a full colonoscopy. In many instances a sigmoidoscopy is performed in conjunction with a fecal occult blood test (FOBT), which can detect the formation of cancerous cells throughout the colon. Other times, a sigmoidoscopy is preferred to a full colonoscopy in patients having an active flare of ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease to avoid perforation of the colon. Additionally, surgeons have lately been using the term pouchoscopy to refer to a colonoscopy of the ileo-anal pouch.

      A colostomy is a surgical procedure that involves connecting a part of the colon onto the anterior abdominal wall, leaving the patient with an opening on the abdomen called a stoma. In a colostomy, the stoma is formed from the end of the large intestine, which is drawn out through the incision and sutured to the skin. After a colostomy, feces leave the patient's body through the abdomen. A colostomy may be permanent or temporary, depending on the reasons for its use.

  16. QUESTION:
    How can I tell if this lump I have is a calcified lymph node, or a tumor?
    It's a half inch to the left of the C6 vertebrae( Spinal Cord ) , I was wondering if there are even lymph nodes around there, or if it's a tumor in my back.
    It's 2:40, doctor isn't available atm.

    • ANSWER:
      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.
      Prudent to be aware of
      Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., —Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, prudent* to see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does tanning in the sun lead to cancer or not?
    Is there any way to get a safe, natural tan without having a risk of getting cancer?
    If I have really pale skin is it even a better chance that the sun will do damage to my skin? Do I need to wear a ton of sunblock?

    • ANSWER:
      YES!

      -----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer
      Many people love the warm sun. The sun's rays make us feel good, and in the short term, make us look good. But our love affair isn't a two way street: Exposure to sun causes most of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces. Consider this: One woman at age 40 who has protected her skin from the sun actually has the skin of a 30-year-old!

      We often associate a glowing complexion with good health, but skin color obtained from being in the sun – or in a tanning booth – actually accelerates the effects of aging and increases your risk for developing skin cancer.

      Sun exposure causes most of the skin changes that we think of as a normal part of aging. Over time, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers breakdown, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching. The skin also bruises and tears more easily -- taking longer to heal. So while sun damage to the skin may not be apparent when you're young, it will definitely show later in life.

      How Does the Sun Change My Skin?
      Exposure to the sun causes:

      Pre-cancerous (actinic keratosis) and cancerous (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma) skin lesions - caused by loss of the skin's immune function
      Benign tumors
      Fine and coarse wrinkles
      Freckles
      Discolored areas of the skin, called mottled pigmentation;
      Sallowness -- a yellow discoloration of the skin;
      Telangiectasias -- the dilation of small blood vessels under the skin;
      Elastosis -- the destruction of the elastic tissue causing lines and wrinkles.
      What Causes Skin Cancer?
      Skin cancer is the most prevalent form of all cancers in the U.S. and the number of cases continues to rise. It is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. This rapid growth results in tumors, which are either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

      There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Basal cell and squamous cell cancers are less serious types and make up 95% of all skin cancers. Also referred to as non-melanoma skin cancers, they are highly curable when treated early. Melanoma, made up of abnormal skin pigment cells called melanocytes, is the most serious form of skin cancer and causes 75% of all skin cancer deaths. Left untreated, it can spread to other organs and is difficult to control.

      Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the number one cause of skin cancer, but UV light from tanning beds is just as harmful. Exposure to sunlight during the winter months puts you at the same risk as exposure during the summertime.

      Cumulative sun exposure causes mainly basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer, while episodes of severe sunburns, usually before age 18, can cause melanoma later in life. Other less common causes are repeated X-ray exposure and occupational exposure to certain chemicals.

      Go read more!

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the differences you look for to distinguish between warts and skin tags?

    • ANSWER:
      Skin tags are smooth in touch.
      warts are rough.
      skin tags are not multicolored.
      warts are multicolored.
      Warts biopsy will show HPV.
      skin tags will show nothing.

      More-

      Your Guide to Skin Tags

      As we grow older, different growths and spots start coming out of skin. Skin tags are one such product of aging. The exact cause of skin tags is not known. They are also known as Acrochordons.

      How Do They Look?
      Skin tags look like small growths hanging with a stalk. These fleshy bumps are ugly in appearance and cause more of mental discomfort than physical.

      Where Do They Appear?
      Skin tags appear at different places such as neckline, below the breasts, underarms, and groin. They may also appear at different sites on the body.

      Size:
      They normally form in cluster of small tags of about 0.1 cm to big ones measuring up to 1 cm.

      Warts-

      All About Warts

      Warts are skin growths that appear on any part of the body. This growth is non-cancerous and caused by a family of virus known as human papilloma virus (HPV). Despite common belief, warts do not have a root. They grow on the epidermis. Warts are skin-colored most of the times and rough in feel. Some warts may be dark in color and smooth to touch. Warts may grow individually or in a bunch. The virus spreads from one area of the skin to another and also from one person to another. Although warts may be left alone and may disappear after some months or years, most of the people get them treated because they affect the appearance. Also if they are not treated, instead of disappearing, sometimes they may grow in number. Let us discuss about the types of warts and their treatments.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of Basil Cell Carcinoma?
    I have a bump on my nose that my doctor thinks is growing and she says it might be basil cell carcinoma. I am looking for a dermatologist to consult with but am wondering if anyone out there knows about these things and also have you ever heard of the morhs (? spelling) treatment? Thank you for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms of Basal Cell Carcinoma
      The five most typical characteristics of basal cell carcinoma are quite different from each other. Frequently, two or more features are present in one tumor. In addition, basal cell carcinoma sometimes resembles non-cancerous skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema. Only a trained physician, usually a dermatologist, can diagnose this cancer.
      It is advisable to learn the signs of basal cell carcinoma and examine the body regularly, as often as once a month, if at high risk. A full-length mirror and a hand-held mirror can be very useful for the less visible parts of the body. The five warning signs of basal cell carcinoma are:
      •An open sore that bleeds, oozes or crusts, and remains open for three or more weeks. A persistent, non-healing sore is a very common early manifestation.
      •A reddish patch or an irritated area, frequently occurring on the chest, shoulders, arms or legs. Sometimes the patch crusts. It may also itch or hurt. At other times, it persists with no noticeable discomfort.
      •A smooth growth with an elevated, rolled border and an indentation in the center. As the growth slowly enlarges, tiny blood vessels may develop on the surface.
      •A shiny bump (or nodule) that is pearly or translucent and is often pink, red or white. The bump can also be tan, black or brown, especially in dark-haired people, and can be confused with a mole.
      •A scar-like area (white, yellow, or waxy in appearance) which often has poorly defined borders. The skin itself appears shiny or taut. Although a less frequent sign, it can indicate the presence of an aggressive tumor.
      Di

      TARGET THERAPY* for any incurable disease including cancer of any organ[s], post-surgical recurrence of tumors, HIV/AIDS, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Tinnitus, all brain & spinal cord disorders, etc., ---it should aim @ [3] steps.
      1. Removal of toxins from all internal organs & purging through Normal Drainage systems, feces, urine, menses[females], skin, lungs and vomiting.
      • 2. Activating all the internal organs to make each & every organ to function up to optimum levels.
      3. Supplying vitamins, nutrients, micro-nutrients, minerals, trace elements for invigorating the entire Immune system to produce antibodies.


      • Acupressure techniques & Indian Natural Remedies [comprising Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Bio-chemic salts, Herbal Remedies, Yoga/Meditation, Magneto-therapy, Sidha, etc.,] can meet all the requirements.
      • Acupressure Techniques—NO SIDE EFFECTS. NO HOSPITALIZATION. Costs Affordable even by the poor. An acupressure Therapeutist can, not only diagnose any disease instantaneously, but, also prevent/treat any disease & or the affected organ[s] with the aid of Indian natural remedies. All stipulated instructions must be followed most religiously. The % of success depends upon the extent of compliance.
      4. U may try acupressure techniques and natural remedies strictly for 45 days and If U find any perceivable improvements, U may continue it for another 45 days to have total cure.

      PS:If satisfied/benefited with, U may inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ by Dr.Devendra Vora, D.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.P.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can pineal cysts go away on their own or with natural remedies?
    I was diagnosed with a pineal cyst this morning after being in the E.R. all night. It is about 6.8 MM in size. I had the worst migraine ever along with blurred vision suddenly yesterday and this was the first time I ever had any symptom. I have read that there are usually no symptoms for those smaller than 5 MM. Any chances of this shrinking or going away completely?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, please, don’t be panicky. Study it carefully and discuss with Ur family members/friends and implement it for a month. By His grace, let us wish, U shall be fine in a few weeks.

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a boil, abscess, cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.

      Everyone MUST be aware of--------Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., — Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, severe hair loss [with excessive accumulated heat in the body], FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*—Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      3. Fibroids: Benign Tumours are also called fibroids.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      any ways, U may see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

  21. QUESTION:
    Could my daughter have a swollen lymph node?
    I have a daughter who is 12 months old, and about two weeks ago I noticed a lump on the back of her neck. It feels like it is slightly larger than a pea. It has not gone down in size at all. It is not visible by just looking at her neck. Could this be a swollen lymph node? If it is a swollen lymph node is there anything I can do about it? She seems like she is in pain anytime something is around her neck. Should I take her to the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, please, don’t be panicky. Study it carefully and discuss with Ur family members/friends and implement it for a month. By His grace, let us wish, U shall be fine in a few weeks.

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.

      Everyone MUST be aware of--------Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., —Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, severe hair loss [with excessive accumulated heat in the body], FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 1 grain t.d.s.-sub-lingual.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, U may see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  22. QUESTION:
    How might abnormalities in each of the following contribute to cancer?
    How might abnormalities in each of the following contribute to cancer?
    a.Cellular adhesion
    b.Signal transduction
    c.Balance between mitosis and apoptosis
    d.Cell cycle control
    e.Telomerase activity

    • ANSWER:
      a. Cellular adhesion allows cells to stick to each other. There are anchoring proteins imbedded in cell membranes that are specific to sticking to cells of the same type, and different type. For example, Protein X of skin cells stick to other skin cells and Protein Y sticks to the underlying basement membrane. Abnormalities in the proteins may result in the loosening of these cells. The cells may either migrate to other parts of the organ or enter the bloodstream. If the cell is also cancerous, it may spread the cancer to other organs through the bloodstream. But abnormalities in cellular adhesion itself in the absence of a cancerous cell, are not harmful. The cells will usually die when outside their normal environment.

      b. Signal transduction basically tells cells what to do. Abnormalities can include - too much signalling of growth signals - deactivation of growth inhibiting signals. Both of which lead to excessive cell growth and proliferation, which is one of the contributing factors to cancer.

      c. This one is straightforward.

      d. The cell cycle has several phases. In adulthood, most cells are in a static G0 phase, meaning they do not replicate. This includes: brain, heart, muscle, nerve cells. These cells typically do not replicate throughout your life. They grow bigger, smaller, but don't multiply. An abnormality may include a trigger that places a G0 cell into a G1 phase. This means cells that normally don't replicate suddenly begin to replicate.

      e. Telomerase produces telomeres. Telomeres are non-coding DNA nucleotides located at the end of a DNA strand. Every time a cell replicates, the daughter cells actually lose a small fragment of DNA at the tip of each strand. Telomeres are created at the tips of DNA strands as a buffer against this DNA loss. Since the telomeres are non-coding, valuable DNA info is not lost. However, if telomerase is abormal, the telomeres aren't created. Hence, every subsequent cell division, important nucleotides are lost from coding DNA. This can cause abnormalities in DNA which codes for: cellular adhesion proteins, signal transduction pathways, apoptosis signals, mitosis signals...etc.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is radiation treatment used to treat anything other than cancer?
    If so, what?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many instances where radiation is used to treat things other than cancer.

      As the above answer states radiation is used to break down a patient's immune system proir to a bone marrow transplant, ultimately that is because of cancer.

      Other non-cancer radiation treatments include:

      Keloid Scars: These are those big lumpy scars people can get following an injury or surgery, that often continue to grow after the wound has healed. The scar is surgically removed then the area is irradiated to prevent a scar reforming at the site.

      Mycosis Fungoides: This is another non-cancerous skin condition that appears as a blotchy red rash all over the body (not to dissimilar to port wine birth marks) that is treated by treating the patient's whole body to help destroy the growths.
      Any internet search should turn up some pretty graphic pictures of this condition.

      Over active Salivary glands: Radiation is also used to treat over active salivary glands that can be caused by a variety of other medical conditions. The radiation 'damages' part of the salivary gland leading to decreased function therefore less saliva.

      I'm sure there are a few others, but these are just ones of the top of my head.

      Hope that helps.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know about hamsters and their diseases ?
    We have a hamster which is 2 years old and in the last two weeks we're facing a problem... We noticed that it has something like a tumor between its (upper) hands and under its head ! This "thing" is big and is internal of its skin... Despite this problem the hamster is really in good temper and keeps eating every two hours ! If anyone knows what it really has , please answer us ! Thanks...

    • ANSWER:
      There is no way to tell if the growth is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) without a biopsy. A malignant tumor has a good chance of spreading to other organs and significantly shortening the hamsters life. A benign tumor in that location, while not cancerous, may cause other problems by compressing the esophagus and/or the trachea (windpipe). A vet could remove the tumor though it may not be advised at your hamster's age. Hamsters have a lifespan of 2-2.5 years. The only way to know for sure is to talk to a vet.

      If your hamster seems to be doing fine than enjoy him! Watch for any difficulties eating or breathing. If it gets to that point you will need to consider euthanizing him. Euthanasia is a better option than starving or suffocating.

      Of course he could continue to live with it and it never effect him in any other way other than appearance.

      I have never had the experience of having a hamster with a tumor and I've owned hundreds. I have over a hundred at any given time. It seems to be something that the animals are genetically prone to.

      -Janice
      http://www.holmdenhillhaven.com

  25. QUESTION:
    Any causes of breast lumps besides cancer?
    What would they be and what is done about other kinds of lumps? Are there other common causes for breast lumps?

    • ANSWER:
      Types of Breast Lumps
      Findings in women seeking evaluation of apparent breast lump [2]
      Fibrocystic breast changes 40%
      No disease 30%
      Fibroadenoma 7%
      Other benign mammary dysplasias and neoplasms 13%
      Breast cancer 10%
      Cysts and Abscess Lumps

      A breast cyst is a non-cancerous, fluid-filled sac in the breast. They generally feel smooth or rubbery under the skin and can be quite painful or cause no pain at all. Cysts are caused by the hormones that control the menstrual cycle and, as such, are rare in women older than 50.

      A sebaceous cyst is a non-cancerous, closed sac or cyst below the skin that is caused by plugged ducts at the site of a hair follicle. Hormone stimulation or injury may cause them to enlarge but if no symptoms are present, medical treatment is not required.

      Abscesses are non-cancerous pockets of infection within the breast. They can be quite painful and cause the skin over the breast to turn red or feel hot or solid. Abscesses of the breast are most common in women who are breast-feeding
      Growths

      Adenomas are non-cancerous abnormal growths of the glandular tissue in the breast. The most common form of these growths, fibroadenomas, occur most frequently in women between the ages of 15 and 30 and in women of African descent. They usually feel round and firm and have smooth borders. Adenomas are not related to breast cancer.

      Intraductal papillomas are wart-like growths in the ducts of the breast. These lumps are usually felt just under the nipple and can cause a bloody discharge from the nipple. Women close to menopause may have only one growth, while younger women are more likely to have multiple growths in one or both breasts.

      Breast cancer usually feels like a hard or firm lump that is generally irregular in shape and may feel like it is attached to skin or tissue deep inside the breast. Breast cancer is rarely painful and can occur anywhere in the breast or nipple.
      Fatty Lumps

      Fat necrosis is a condition in which the normal fat cells of the breast become round lumps. Symptoms can include pain, firmness, redness, and/or bruising. Fat necrosis usually goes away without treatment but can form permanent scar tissue that may show up as an abnormality on a mammogram.

      A Lipoma is a non-cancerous lump of fatty tissue that is soft to the touch, usually movable, and is generally painless.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know about an infant who has breast tissue?
    My nine month old daughter has had some breast tissue since she was about three months old. And I'm worried that it may be something serious.

    • ANSWER:
      After researching the web. This is what I found. I hope it helps if it does not let me know. Good luck.
      Breast Problems
      Pediatric breast problems can be categorized to those that arise in infancy and those later in childhood. They may manifest as nipple discharge, masses or lumps, with redness or swelling of the breast area. It is not uncommon for some children to have extra breast tissue or extra nipple tissue. This extra tissue rarely causes any physical symptoms but can be removed if it leads to emotional or psychological problems.

      In the pediatric population breast cancer is extremely uncommon. Most breast problems are benign and many resolve without specific treatment. Operations on the breast of prepubertal girls should be carefully undertaken because of the risk of adverse effects upon future breast development.

      Swelling or discharge in infants:
      Many infants will have a normal fluid or discharge from one or both nipples which is usually clear or even milky. It has been referred to as “witch’s” milk and is seen both in males and females. Sometimes the breast bud underneath the nipple is enlarged and may stay enlarged for several months after birth as if the baby was developing early small breasts. This is normal and does not indicate anything wrong with the baby. It is not caused by abnormal care or feeding of the child.

      Nipple discharge is a result of hormonal stimulation of the infant breast tissue by hormones that a mother normally makes during the last trimester of pregnancy. Some of these will cross into the infants circulation across the placenta. From there they travel to the baby’s breast tissue and stimulate the breast tissue to increase in size. Once the stimulation is no longer present the breast tissue will stop making fluid and usually shrink back down to normal over several weeks although this may persist over a few months.

      Some infants will have a palpable lump right beneath the nipple up to 2 or 3cm. across. This lump may be felt for weeks or even months and in some baby’s may be palpable throughout the childhood years. For most babies the breast bud is not palpable.

      The presence of nipple discharge in the infant is not a reason to stop breast feeding. Occasionally stimulation of the nipple by manipulation or squeezing may prolong the production of fluid. Some babies will have redness and swelling around the nipples and most times this will resolve spontaneously. Occasionally the tissue becomes infected and requires antibiotics.

      A child with fever, swelling or tenderness of one breast more than the other may have a breast infection called mastitis. Antibiotics usually clear up the infection although on occasion the infection progresses to an abscess that may require aspiration or surgical incision and drainage. Bloody discharge from the nipple is rare and is usually benign.

      In the adult, where bloody discharge warrants immediate attention and can indicate abnormal growth in the breast, in a child it is usually the result of transient growth of ducts beneath the nipple. Usually the discharge resolves spontaneously. If the drainage lasts for months sometimes surgery is indicated to remove the abnormal duct. However, it is not always simple to isolate the duct and since most cases of bloody discharge are not cancerous, surgery is recommended only for those cases in which the drainage lasts for a prolonged time.

      Occasionally an adolescent who has gone through or is undergoing puberty will have clear nipple discharge. This is rarely a cause for concern and is the result of drainage from the gland just beneath the nipple. This drainage usually stops spontaneously in three to five weeks.

      Small glands beneath the nipple that help lubricate the nipple are called Montgomery glands. These are sebaceous or sweat type glands and are a normal part of a woman’s nipple. Sometimes a lump can be felt in the skin at the nipple. Thin nipple discharge in a healthy non-pregnant girl should resolve spontaneously and is usually not treated with medication. Surgery or biopsy should be avoided.

      Occasionally a young girl or adolescent will suffer a traumatic blow or fall on her breast. She may then develop a bruise or a hematoma and injury to the underlying fatty tissue that may break down to necrosis or death of the tissue. This can develop into an abscess especially if the skin overlying the injury is cut or scraped. A red tender area that was injured but now appears to be fluid filled, may indicate an abscess that requires drainage.

      Normal breast development first appears shortly after birth and then again at the beginning of puberty. Boys as well as girls will have a small breast bud that can be felt for a few weeks after they are born. Thelarche is the term for mature breast development and may begin in girls as early as eight or nine years of age. The timing of breast development varies greatly from one person to another and in some girls may not occur until well into the teenage years.
      http://www.eapsa.org/parents/resources/breast_disorders.cfm

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there any way I can get rid of paiful internal scar tissue?
    I had a cyst on my ovary and had it removed...but since then on the line of the scar there is a slight rise in my stomach (like a hernia but soft and squidgy) ...but i aslo get pain intenally from all the scarring......
    Is there a way I can relive the symptoms or break down the internal scar tissue?????

    • ANSWER:
      coould try castor oil packs for relief
      Conditions Responding to Castor Oil Packs

      Obviously, conditions known to be related to poor drainage of the lymphatic system will tend to benefit from this type of therapy. These would include complaints such as:

      1. chronic fluid retention with swollen joints and pain
      2. arthritis
      3. upper respiratory infections involving the sinuses,
      tonsils and inner ear
      4. colon problems like Crohn's disease or colitis
      5. gallbladder disease
      6. boils
      7. liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, enlargement or congestion
      8. menstrual-related congestion
      9. appendicitis
      10. hyperactivity
      11. constipation, bowel impaction or adhesions
      12. swollen lymph nodes
      13. bladder and vaginal infections

      Neurological Problems

      Several neurological problems have also been responsive to castor oil.
      These include:

      1. nerve inflammations such as sciatica, shingles, etc.
      2. Parkinson's disease
      3. multiple sclerosis
      4. migraine headaches
      5. cerebral palsy

      castor oil was Applied to many areas especially around the stomach area

      Ricinoleic acid or sometimes ca;lled castor oil and has been shown to be effective in preventing the growth of numerous species of viruses, bacteria, yeasts and molds. (J Am Oil Chem Soc 61;37.323-325.) This would explain the high degree of success in the topical use of the oil for treating such ailments as ringworm, keratoses (non-cancerous, wart-like skin growths), skin inflammation, abrasions, fungal-infected finger- and toenails, acne and chronic pruritus (itching).

      Generally, for these conditions the area involved is simply wrapped in cloth soaked with castor oil each
      night, or if the area is small enough, a castor oil soaked Band-Aid can be used. (For persistent infections and those finger- and toenails that have discolored and hardened, a good 10 to 20 minute soak in
      Epsom salts, prior to applying the castor oil, usually speeds up the healing process.)

      See http://www.edgarcaycehouston.org/Research.htm

      How to Make a Castor Oil Pack
      MATERIALS NEEDED FOR A CASTOR OIL PACK:

      White wool flannel (3 to 4 thicknesses of unbleached wool flannel, make wide enough to cover lower abdomen from 3 finger widths left of navel extending around the right side to cover the liver and about 10
      inches long).
      Plastic sheet—medium thickness.
      Hot Water Bottle, Heat Lamp or Electric Heating Pad.
      Bath towel & two large safety pins.
      Instructions for use:
      A Castor Oil Pack is made by soaking the flannel in cold-pressed castor oil (heat processed oil doesn't have the same healing qualities) until it is evenly saturated with oil but not dripping.

      Additional oil will have to be added after each use to keep it saturated. It is a good idea to pre-warm the pack in a oven on a medium setting for 1 minute or by placing the pack on a heating
      pad on high until it is warm.

      Place the Castor Oil Pack on the area to be treated next to the skin and a sheet of plastic over the Pack to keep the oil from soiling other things. Next, wrap a towel over the Pack and keep it in place
      with the safety pins. The usual time for a pack is I hour. It is a good idea to use a safe source of heat over the pack to drive the oil into the skin. Use a hot water bottle or a heat lamp for this purpose (a heating pad is not recommended because of the electromagnetic field it generates). Sometimes it is also necessary to keep the pack on all night, but do not use heat when using the pack this way.

      Cleanse the skin after using a Pack with warm water and baking soda. This is important because toxins can be pulled to the surface by the Pack and will be reabsorbed if not washed off. If the Pack shows dark
      stains after a use, discard it and use a fresh Pack the next time. Do not share Packs.
      A book on this is
      The Oil That Heals: A Physician's Successes With Castor Oil Treatments by William A., M.D. McGarey

  28. QUESTION:
    A man in his late 50s came to the doctor with a hard spot under is breastbone.?
    An x-ray revels nothing abnormal, although the man insists the spot wasn't there until the past few years.

    What is the explanation?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear on the surface of the skin or just below the skin. This article covers some of the most common ones, and includes the following:

      * Skin cysts
      * Cherry angioma
      * Dermatofibromas
      * Epidermoid cysts
      * Folliculitis
      * Keratoacanthoma
      * Keratosis pilaris
      * Lipomas
      * Neurofibromas

      Skin Cysts

      Cysts are noncancerous, closed pockets of tissue that can be filled with fluid, pus, or other material.

      Cysts are common on the skin and can appear anywhere. They feel like small peas under the surface of the skin. Cysts can develop as a result of infection, clogging of sebaceous glands (oil glands), or around foreign bodies, such as earrings.
      What Are the Symptoms of Skin Cysts?

      Skin cysts usually are:

      * Slow-growing
      * Painless
      * Smooth to the touch when they are rolled under the skin

      Cherry Angioma

      A cherry angioma is a smooth, cherry-red bump on the skin.

      Although cherry angiomas usually appear on the trunk of the body, they can occur nearly anywhere. The cause of cherry angiomas is not known and the growths usually appear on people over the age of 40.

      Dermatofibromas

      Dermatofibromas are harmless round, red-brownish skin growths that are most commonly found on the arms and legs. Dermatofibromas contains scar tissue and feel like hard lumps in the skin.

      The cause of dermatofibromas is not known.
      What Are the Symptoms of Dermatofibromas?

      The symptoms of dermatofibromas include:

      * A red, brown or purple growth that can change colors over time
      * A growth that is as small as a BB pellet
      * Tenderness, pain and itching; however, growths also can be painless
      * A dimple that appears when the growth is pinched

      Epidermoid Cysts

      Epidermoid cysts, also called sebaceous cysts, are benign (non-cancerous) skin cysts formed from blocked oil glands in the skin. Most commonly, epidermoid cysts are found on the genitals, trunk and back; but, they also can occur in other areas of the skin.
      What Are the Symptoms of Epidermoid Cysts?

      In general, epidermoid cysts have a round appearance. A dark portion of the cyst is visible on the skin. If the cysts become infected, they will become red and tender. When the cysts are squeezed, they can produce a cheesy white discharge.

      Folliculitis

      Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles. It can be caused by an infection in the hair follicles, by chemical irritation or by physical irritation (for example, shaving or friction from clothing). Typical body sites that are involved in folliculitis include the face, thighs and scalp.

      Folliculitis is more common in people who have diabetes mellitus. It also is more common in people who are obese or have compromised immune systems.
      What Are the Symptoms of Folliculitis?

      The main lesion in folliculitis is a papule or pustule with a central hair. The hair shaft in the middle of the lesion may not be seen.

      Other symptoms include:

      * Multiple red pimples and/or pustules on hair-bearing areas of the body
      * A rash
      * Itching skin

      Keratoacanthoma

      A keratoancanthoma occurs when cells in a hair follicle do not grow normally. The growth apparently is triggered by a minor skin injury in an area that previously had suffered sun damage. Ultraviolet radiation from sun exposure is the biggest risk factor in keratoacanthomas.

      A keratoacanthoma usually will appear on sun-damaged skin as a thick growth that has a central crusted plug.

      Keratoacanthomas appear most often in people who are over the age of 60.
      What Are the Symptoms of a Keratoacanthoma?

      Keratoacanthomas are rapidly growing, red, dome-shaped bumps with central craters. Some keratoacanthomas can grow to extremely large sizes, occasionally 3 to 6 inches in diameter.

      Keratosis Pilaris

      Keratosis pilaris (commonly called KP) appears as "chicken skin bumps" on the skin. These bumps usually appear on the upper arms and thighs. They also can appear on the cheeks, back and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris, while unattractive, is harmless.
      What Are the Symptoms of Keratosis Pilaris?

      This disorder appears as small, rough bumps. The bumps are usually white or red, but do not itch or hurt. Keratosis pilaris is usually worse during the winter months or other times of low humidity when skin becomes dry. It also may worsen during pregnancy or after childbirth.

      Lipomas

      Lipomas are subcutaneous soft tissue tumors or nodules that usually are slow-growing and are considered benign (not harmful). They have a firm, rubbery consistency. Lipomas tend to form on the trunk, shoulders, neck, but can appear elsewhere on the body.
      What Are the Symptoms of Lipomas?

      Lipomas can appear as solitary nodules or in groups. Most lipomas are less than 5 cm in diameter and are asymptomatic, but they can cause pain when they compress nerves.

      Neurofibromas

      Neurofibromas are soft, fleshy

  29. QUESTION:
    Lump on Back of Neck Below Hairline on the Right Side?
    I am 14 years old. I went to the doctors yesterday, but I didn't know about it. But I remember her feeling my neck so I think she would have caught it. But anyway, it is about hairline, on the right side, and it is under the skin. it may stick out more if I lean my head forward. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, prudent* to see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some common genetic mutations?
    I know red hair is one, but what else?

    • ANSWER:
      i don't think red hair is. i'm pretty sure it's just a variation on brown, like how green eyes are a version of brown eyes (a common dominant trait). which if it is a variation on brown hair it would explain why i am a brunette yet i have serious orange undertones (like i look like a redhead in bright sunlight).

      some common mutations:
      not a specific one, but in the BRCA1/2 genes -- they can cause various cancers (breast, ovarian, endometrial, pancreatic, male breast cancer, prostate cancer, a couple others that i can't think of at the moment).
      polydactyly -- extra digits. not very harmful, and not really a problem (some doctors will tell parents an extra digit doesn't need to be removed because it's just chillin' and isn't causing any problems so why go through surgery if you don't need to?)
      a polymorphism is a location on a chromosome where a mutation is likely to occur, but doesn't cause any known phenotypic change/problem. (genotypically, the cell is mutated, but phenotypically there is no disease caused, no appearance changes, etc.)
      cancer of any sort -- some cancers are caused by telomerase being activated so the cells live forever and just keep dividing uncontrollably.
      thymidine dimers -- UV radiation causes thymine nucleotides next to each other in the DNA strand to fuse together. if they are not excised and fixed, they cause a problem during DNA replication leading to some problem or another (depending on where the mutation is located) and then skin cancer develops.
      melanoma is a specific skin cancer, which (if i remember correctly), is where the thymidine dimer is in the gene for melanin (the skin pigment), and when the dimer isn't fixed then too much melanin is produced (which is why you get tan), but in just the wrong place you also get the uncontrolled cell growth, which is the cause of the growth of moles on people in various places (armpits, legs, ears, neck, back, arms, etc.) moles are often normal and benign (i have a really small one actually), but they can sometimes (and not too uncommonly) be malignant and cancerous (one of my dad's cousins had to have a mole removed because it was actually a skin cancer tumor)
      a certain mutation renders an individual incapable of digesting a certain amino acid (phenylketoneuria is the name) and so foods containing it must be avoided.
      there is a certain gene called follstatin that has a mutation of sorts in it which is considered a main cause of polycystic ovaries syndrome (not the specific cause of the disease, but it is a key component of the condition). it prevents normal maturation of the egg follicle in the ovary and causes a cyst to develop (rather than an egg being released), and so the ovary becomes quite calloused from much scar tissue.
      i don't know the specific mutations themselves, but some diseases caused by mutations:
      fragile X
      angelman's
      beckwith syndrome
      cri-du-chat
      coffin-sirus
      duchenne muscular dystrophy (mutation in the dystrophin gene leads to lack of dystrophin production which is critical in muscle regeneration)
      cystic fibrosis
      neurofibromatosis
      prader-willi syndrome
      tay-sachs
      sickle-cell
      achondroplasia (aka dwarfism)
      primordial dwarfism (the people are only up to about 2'6")
      albinoism
      HNPCC (a type of hereditary colon cancer--hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer)
      crohn's disease
      some forms of deafness are genetic
      huntington's
      alzheimer's may be genetic
      marfan syndrome
      microcephaly
      progeria (severe and fast aging disease)
      retinoblastoma (a type of childhood eye cancer)
      xeroderma pigmentosum (lack exonucleases, so can't do DNA repair, so can't go out in the sun because cancer is much easier and much more likely to develop...the thymidine dimers can't be repaired)
      severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)

      NOT mutations:
      down syndrome -- caused by an entire extra chromosome, not just a change in one
      red hair -- again, i'm pretty sure it's just a variation of brown.

      google it and see what you find. you might want to try looking at the genome map at the NIH website. it tells you all the genes they know about so far and what the gene product is. because i'm sure you've had enough of my answer by now. :)

  31. QUESTION:
    Can a benign cyst be painful or are just cancerous cysts painful?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.
      OR

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days,

      Prudent* to see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  32. QUESTION:
    What does this mean, there is an anterior fundal adenomyosis lesion?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi - 'anterior' means 'in front of'.

      You have a benign (non cancerous) growth in the front of your womb (towards the skin of your tummy).

      Could be a fibroid; very common.

      Speak to your doctor, if you are worried.

      Links below.

      Good luck.

  33. QUESTION:
    skin tags what is the cause and why do we get them?
    I seem to be getting skin tags appearing on my neck and chest and i have no idea why. They just seem to appear from no where and i know they can be removed but how do they appear? they arent that sightly and fed up that they keep popping up all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Although it is not yet established exactly what causes skin tags, the following factors seem to play a role:

      -- High levels of growth - particularly during pregnancy (where the hormones are affected) or in cases of acrogmegaly (known as gigantism).

      -- Insulan resistance caused by diabetes.

      -- The wart virus (human papilloma virus). Although this virus does not cause skin tags, it can be a contributing factor.

      -- Body builders and other athletes who use illegal steroids can actually cause the skin tags through the pills or drugs they are ingesting. Taking steroids interferes with the body and muscles, which in turn can affect the skin causing the collagen fibers to bond in such a way that skin tags are formed.

      The skin tag is a tumor in the sense that it is a growth. However, you can take comfort in the fact that it is a benign non-cancerous raised skin tumor. Benign means that it is harmless and not malignant. But if you are not confident that what you see are skin tags, then it is wise to have them checked out by your doctor for your own peace of mind.

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the main difference between tumor and cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      A tumor is basically an abnormal growth or swelling of something. Tumors can be benign, that is, non-cancerous. An example of this would be a lipoma, which often manifest as fatty encapsulated lumps beneath the skin of the arms, neck or back. They are unsightly, but do no harm.

      A cancer is a malignant growth, and this can be distinguished by whether or not it grows in an 'aggressive' manner, invades surrounding tissues and metastasizes to other areas of the body. cancer is literally runaway cell growth, the cellular replication machinery is unable to shut down.
      Some benign tumors can compromise health, if they grow large enough to compress or obstruct other organs, like adrenal gland tumors, pituitary tumors and uterine fibromas.

  35. QUESTION:
    views on medical marijuana as a cancer patient/caregiver?
    I'm just wondering where everyone stands. When I was first diagnosed I had so many friends and family (many very conservative) offering to 'hunt' some down for me and I don't understand what the benefits would actually be. What could it possibly offer in terms of treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      New research is beginning to show a myriad of benefits in various cancers. Aside from the usual claims of helping combat chemo's side effects, lack of appetite and insomnia, it is now becoming known that cannabinoids may play a role in actually preventing and/or curing various cancers.
      Here's a recent study from New Zealand:
      Dunedin, New Zealand: Cannabinoids inhibit cancer cell survival and "could be useful in the treatment of cancer," according to a forthcoming review to be published in the journal Cancer Letters.

      Investigators at the University of Otago (New Zealand), Department of Pharmacology, reported, "[C]annabinoids have been shown to have anti-proliferative, anti-mestatic, anti-angiogenic and pro-apoptotic effects in various cancer types (lung, glioma, thyroid, lymphoma, skin, pancreas, uterus, breast, and prostate carcinoma) using both in vitro and in vivo models.

      Previous trials have reported that cannabinoids can selectively target and kill malignant cancer cells while ignoring healthy cells, as well as reduce the growth of new blood vessels to cancerous tumors.

      A 2008 review by investigators at the University of Wisconsin concluded, "[T]here is overwhelming evidence to suggest that cannabinoids can be explored as chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer."

      Commenting on the forthcoming review, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: "Cannabinoids may one day represent a new class of non-toxic anti-cancer drugs that can halt the spread of the disease without inducing the painful and life-threatening side effects of chemotherapy. It is shameful that politics and US government propaganda have halted the research and exploration of these compounds as anti-cancer agents."

  36. QUESTION:
    Can i take the medication tetraciclina for a seollen lymph node?

    • ANSWER:
      Self-medication, in the absence of medical supervision by a qualified doctor [with allopathic drugs] is most unsafe.

      ***Many of the questioners on this ‘most benevolent Yahoo Answers site’ don't react. If every questioner is benefited and reacts, there shall be more and more enlightened & benevolent souls to help mass visitors.***

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.

      Everyone MUST be aware of--------Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., —Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, prudent* to see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  37. QUESTION:
    Are you more likely to get swollen lymph nodes if you're skinny?
    I used to get swollen lymph nodes quite often as a child and the doctor said it was because I was very skinny. I found some lumps on my neck the other day and my mum says they are probably swollen lymph nodes. They are mobile but they hurt to touch. They're about the size of a marble. Is it true that you are more likely to get them when you're skinny? I have been diagnosed with anorexia but I really don't think I am skinny. I think I am quite the opposite. I'm 15 and I haven't been sick recently. Help please?

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing like that.

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a boil, abscess, cyst, tumor [benign/malignant], fibroid mass. If possible identify it properly.

      Lymphatic System is ‘nothing’ but scavenging system collecting blocked energy with toxins, dead cells, pus, etc., from each and every organ and putting the debris into 5 excretory channels, feces, urine, skin, lungs and menses[ladies]1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      • 2. Tumor*—Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      3. Fibroid: Benign Tumours are also called fibroids.

      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      Anyways, U may see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.

      Target therapy can address such issues.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health

  38. QUESTION:
    what would happen if you picked a hanging mole off?
    ive got loads of themand imsick of them,i know the hospital dont take themoff for cosmetic reasons,but if yiu picked one does it bleed a lot?does it heal up?thanks for answers

    • ANSWER:
      The actual term for them is skin tags or the medical term acrochordons. These are non-cancerous growths that are not painful but you are right, they can be ugly and usually, there are a lot of them. If you pull them off, expect pain and bleeding and since you will probably not have it "rip" right at the base, expect a little take to remain. If you have that many and they are bothering you, then finding a dermatologist, wound care specialist or surgeon who can easily remove all that you have in one sitting. Once removed, they do not come back though you may have others develop.

  39. QUESTION:
    Weird Spots On My Leg What Could They Be?
    This morning i woke up and saw i had 3 spots on my leg two of them are red but one is yellow im quite worried about this because im only 13 they are on my left leg help

    • ANSWER:
      See your health care provider as soon as possible (dermatologist or primary care), for consultation. This is a harmless dermatofibroma. Those knot or spots of benign fibrous tissue commonly appear on the legs where the skin has been mildly inflamed, by an insect bite or splinter, for example. Though often confused with moles, those nodules are harder, may itch, and are sometimes purple or red. And unlike potentially cancerous skin growths, they don't change shape or color, are uniformly colored, have clearly defined edges, and generally don't bleed. Removal is not only unnecessary but can also leave a scar larger than the original bump.

      Skin spots (non cancerous). Those spots are the hallmark of vitiligo, a relatively common disorder that destroys pigment cells in the skin. In addition to skin dyes, there are treatments that aim to restore some of the skin's color by stimulating any remaining pigment cells. The usual technique uses topical drugs called psoralens followed by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. This may not be your case but probably just a simple rash or irritating bumps.
      I hope this helps you. And good luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    Hard pea sized swollen lymph node above right collarbone?
    Hi. I am 17 years old female.1 week before i got this Hard pea sized swollen lymph node above right collarbone and i immediately consulted a doctor. But his medicines didnt worked at all. With this i have cough and running nose and i feel pain in left kidney sometimes, and even i feel fatigue, tiredness without doing any work. These things are very unusual to me. But I don't have lymph nodes on any other part of body. What is it? I am really confused?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, please, don’t be panicky. Study it carefully and discuss with Ur family members/friends and implement it for a month. By His grace, let us wish, U shall be fine in a few weeks.

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.

      Everyone MUST be aware of--------Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., —Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, severe hair loss [with excessive accumulated heat in the body], FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, U may see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  41. QUESTION:
    Should I be concerned about ovary cyst?
    I have been going through a lot of pain recently. I went for a scan and it turns out I have a 10cm cyst on one of my ovaries. I am going for an operation on Friday. I'm not really worried at all, but my mum seems pretty worried. I'm 15 btw. Also they hope to remove it by keyhole surgery. The thing is I have concert tickets for the following tuesday, do you think I would be okay to go? And should I be worried about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello
      my mum has Ovarian cysts and also polops. She went and had tests done and everything was ok. Many people have them. A polop is the same as an Ovarian cyst, but it is in other places, not on the ovary. She had a polop removed and tested and it was normal. She has others which have been left. As yours is quite large, they are removing it as it is probably giving you pain or other symptoms. Do not worry as keyhole surgery heals fast and is less risky than open surgery and keyhole has less risks. You maybe ok for your concert and I hope you are. But just remember your health comes first and is more important than a concert. There will be other concerts and your recovery is the top priority.

      An ovarian cyst is a sac of tissue that develops inside an ovary. It is very common, usually painless and will often go away without treatment.
      Ovarian cysts can affect women of any age.
      Most ovarian cysts are small, although some may reach a large size. There are two main types:

      * Functional ovarian cysts (the most common type). These are harmless cysts that are short-lived and formed as part of the menstrual cycle.
      * Pathological cysts. These are growths in the ovaries that are either benign (harmless) or malignant (cancerous).

      What are cysts?
      Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can grow in any part of the body. They can vary in size and content.
      Some cysts are solid and may be called tumours (pathological cysts). This does not mean they are cancerous (tumour is just the medical name for a swelling).

      Do they cause problems?
      Most ovarian cysts are small, benign and do not produce any symptoms.
      Larger cysts may cause problems, such as pain and swelling in your abdomen.

      What is the treatment?
      Most ovarian cysts disappear after a few weeks without treatment.
      If the cyst is large or is causing symptoms, it will probably be removed.

      Cancer
      Very occasionally, an ovarian cyst is an early form of ovarian cancer. However, ovarian cysts are very common and about 95% are non-cancerous. So do not worry as the chance it is cancer is very very very slim indeed.

      Treatment.
      Laparoscopy

      Smaller cysts can sometimes be removed using a surgical technique called laparoscopy. This is a type of keyhole surgery in which two small cuts are made in the lower abdomen and gas is blown into the pelvis to lift the wall of the abdomen away from the organs inside.

      A laparoscope (a small, tube-shaped microscope with a light on the end) is then passed into the abdomen so the surgeon can see the internal organs. Using tiny surgical tools, the surgeon can remove the cyst through the small skin cuts. Sometimes the surgeon just take a sample of the cyst to see what type it is.

      The cuts are then closed using dissolvable stitches. This operation takes about half an hour, depending on the size and type of cyst. Most women are able to go home the same day.
      This type of operation is the preferred approach, because it causes less pain, helps to preserve fertility and allows you to return to normal activity sooner.

      Laparotomy
      If there is a risk that the cyst is cancerous, you may be advised to have a more serious operation called a laparotomy.
      For this operation, a larger cut is made across the top of the pubic hairline to give the surgeon better access to the cyst. The whole cyst is taken out and sent to a laboratory to check that it is not cancerous. The skin is closed using stitches. You may have to stay in hospital overnight or for a few days.

      I am sure you will be ok and try not to worry. Hope my answer calms you and I bet you will have the keyhole type, Take care

  42. QUESTION:
    should i be worried about a lymph node the size of a pea in groin area?
    should i be worried? also i'm just starting to get a cold would that be the cause of it? thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, please, don’t be panicky. Study it carefully and discuss with Ur family members/friends and implement it for a month. By His grace, let us wish, U shall be fine in a few weeks.

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.

      Everyone MUST be aware of--------Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., —Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, severe hair loss [with excessive accumulated heat in the body], FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, U may see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  43. QUESTION:
    Why are lasers useful in surgery?
    Why are lasers useful in many kinds of surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      Laser stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers work by producing an intense beam of bright light that travels in one direction. The laser beam can cut, seal or vaporize skin tissue and blood vessels. The laser has the unique ability to produce one specific color (wavelength) of light that can be varied in its intensity and pulse duration. Ordinary light from non-laser sources is composed of many different colors and appears white. This broad spectrum of light can also be pulsed to a specific duration and varied in intensity as well as the exact range of wavelengths. This allows broad spectrum Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) the ability to specifically treat blood vessels and pigmentation. The wavelength and power output of a particular laser or IPL typically determines its medical application. When the laser or IPL light is directed at skin tissue, its light energy is absorbed by water or pigments found in the skin. Water is found in large amounts in all living cells. Pigments of the skin include hemoglobin, a protein that makes blood red, and melanin, the tan or brown-colored pigment. All three targets absorb laser light of different colors.
      Lasers are used to treat many kinds of cancer. In the intestines or large bowel, lasers are used to remove colon polyps, small growths that may become cancer. The CO2 laser can be used to treat pre-cancerous tissue and very early cancers.
      Lasers are also used to remove tumors blocking the swallowing tube (esophagus) and large intestine (colon). Although this procedure does not cure the cancer, it relieves some symptoms, such as trouble swallowing.

  44. QUESTION:
    A 25-year old undergoes radiotherapy for a cancerous growth in her neck. The?
    radiotherapy destroys the endocrine glands in her neck. what symptoms or problems might result from the radiotherapy? What treatment will she need?

    • ANSWER:
      Radiation therapy (also radiotherapy or radiation oncology, sometimes abbreviated to XRT) is the medical use of ionizing radiation as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells (not to be confused with radiology, the use of radiation in medical imaging and diagnosis). Radiotherapy may be used for curative or adjuvant cancer treatment. It is used as palliative treatment (where cure is not possible and the aim is for local disease control or symptomatic relief) or as therapeutic treatment (where the therapy has survival benefit and it can be curative). Total body irradiation (TBI) is a radiotherapy technique used to prepare the body to receive a bone marrow transplant. Radiotherapy has several applications in non-malignant conditions, such as the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, severe thyroid eye disease, pterygium, pigmented villonodular synovitis, prevention of keloid scar growth, and prevention of heterotopic ossification. The use of radiotherapy in non-malignant conditions is limited partly by worries about the risk of radiation-induced cancers.

      Radiotherapy is used for the treatment of malignant tumors (cancer), and may be used as the primary therapy. It is also common to combine radiotherapy with surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy or some mixture of the three. Most common cancer types can be treated with radiotherapy in some way. The precise treatment intent (curative, adjuvant, neoadjuvant, therapeutic, or palliative) will depend on the tumour type, location, and stage, as well as the general health of the patient.

      Radiation therapy is commonly applied to the cancerous tumour. The radiation fields may also include the draining lymph nodes if they are clinically or radiologically involved with tumour, or if there is thought to be a risk of subclinical malignant spread. It is necessary to include a margin of normal tissue around the tumour to allow for uncertainties in daily set-up and internal tumor motion. These uncertainties can be caused by internal movement (for example, respiration and bladder filling) and movement of external skin marks relative to the tumour position.

      To spare normal tissues (such as skin or organs which radiation must pass through in order to treat the tumour), shaped radiation beams are aimed from several angles of exposure to intersect at the tumour, providing a much larger absorbed dose there than in the surrounding, healthy tissue.

  45. QUESTION:
    Why do I have a lump growing in my armpit?
    ANyone know why I might have a sore lump in my armpit?
    37 year old male.
    Slightly over weight.
    Depressed (but who isn't.)
    Also I have no medical insurance and don't have a way to pay for a doctor. Oh I love working for a temp service :)

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, please, don’t be panicky. Study it carefully and discuss with Ur family members/friends and implement it for a month. By His grace, let us wish, U shall be fine in a few weeks.

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.

      Everyone MUST be aware of--------Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., — Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, severe hair loss [with excessive accumulated heat in the body], FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, U may see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I tell if its a tumor?
    I have a little bump behind my ear and it does not seem normal to me! My mom had a tumor the same place when she was my age and its really freaking me out! can anyone tell me how I can find out what it is without going to the doctors? and If it is a tumor what the procedure to get rid of it would be like? PLEASE, THANKS!!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, please, don’t be panicky. Study it carefully and discuss with Ur family members/friends and implement it for a month. By His grace, let us wish, U shall be fine in a few weeks.

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.

      Everyone MUST be aware of--------Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., —Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, severe hair loss [with excessive accumulated heat in the body], FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, U may see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  47. QUESTION:
    Do chemical peels really work? Is it worth it?
    I have terrible skin..
    I seen that a local spa does chemical peels and I'm thinking about getting one..
    I'm only 20 though... does that matter?
    And does it hurt... can it turn out bad? and how long would it take to heel?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There are 3 different types of peels, using 3 different kinds of chemicals - Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and Phenol. The AHA peel is the mildest one of the 3, only helping you with the first few layers of the skin - this one is recommended for acne, and unusual pigmentation. The second one, using TCA, is a little bit deeper peel than the first one, and is recommended for wrinkles, deeper pigmentation, and blemishes. The third one, using Phenol, is the deepest of the 3 and is recommended for deep wrinkles, areas of blotchy or damaged skin due to sun exposure, and pre-cancerous growths. All 3 treatments can cause scarring or infection - but it is unlikely. Since the AHA peel is the mildest, you won't require a lot of recovery time, the most it causes is redness and iritation. You will have to stay out of the sun for a bit after getting the TCA treatment though and it might cause some discoloration. If you decide to get the Phenol peel, however, not only will you come out looking paler but you will also have to stay out of the sun for months because it affects the layer of skin that is responsible for pigmentation.

      It is safe no matter what age and you typically won't see bad results. I haven't seen anything regarding pain, so I'm assuming it's either bearable or non-existant.

  48. QUESTION:
    what are these lumps on my ear?
    i have a pimply lump behind my right ear and another one in my right ear
    I've tried squeezing them but nothing comes out :( and they are so sore to touch...
    what the hell are they?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Squeezing them out is just like awakening a sleeping lion. Please, do not do so.

      2. It may be cysts, tumors [benign or malignant].

      3. First of all, please, don’t be panicky. Study it carefully and discuss with Ur family members/friends and implement it for a month. By His grace, let us wish, U shall be fine in a few weeks.

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.

      Everyone MUST be aware of--------Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., —Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, severe hair loss [with excessive accumulated heat in the body], FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mixture of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, U may see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  49. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to get rid of thigh tumors?
    My mom has a thigh tumor.., or well, a lot. There's a bunch of bumps in her thighs and the doctor said they were tumors, but she couldn't get surgery or something. She didn't really fill me in on all the details. Anyways, I'm super duper worried for her. It's hard for her to exercise, too, because she has asthma..Is there anyway to get rid of it? Help! D:

    • ANSWER:
      Asthma is a sign of allergies.

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.
      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, prudent* to see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.


non cancerous skin growths

Kp Cure

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The facts may startle you that for more 25% men worldwide face premature ejaculation and take it as being an awkward and frustrating sexual disorder. Premature ejaculation is caused by both biological and psychological problems. If you are a victim to premature ejaculation, you need to read on to develop the right treatment outlook.

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Have a proper Diet:

Have a proper diet - Dates and papayas, Bananas, eggs, dark chocolates, foods rich in carbohydrates will help in increasing your serotonin level. Smoking and junk food should be avoided and drinking alcohol in moderation. A well balanced diet helps in controlling premature ejaculation.

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Learn how to stop premature ejaculation through popular kegel exercises. Practice deep breathing and meditation. The start-stop method and Kegels strengthen and tighten the pelvic muscles thus making them stronger to practice great sexual activity. Simultaneously, you are also training your muscles to ejaculate at the right time without coming in too early.

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Premature Ejaculation is a very common problem in men of all ages. It is not a disease, you can gain control over it quite easily. Learn to control the activities of your PC muscles by means of herbs. Herbs help in controlling the activity in the hypothalamic sensors of the brain that helps you gain an effective control over your ejaculation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    If I talk to my doctor about kp will she perscribe me something?
    I'm 13 and still go to a pediatrician, so will she prescribe me a cream or pill to get rid of them?
    By the way, in case you don't know, kp stands for keratosis pilaris, which are hard plugs in hair follicles that, frankly, look like pimples.

    • ANSWER:
      ya ok so im 14 and when I went to my doctor she gave me a bunch of things but in the end they didn't help at all. So i researched some more and it says its impossible to completely get rid of them but there are things that help like there're over priced creams and scrubs from the dema doctor some people said that dream cream from lush helped and others say 100% pure coconut oil worked for them but frankly non of these have worked for me .Some people even said that it was because they were allergic to certain food items or that people with kp are vitamin a deficient because r body's can't absorb it normally but we can't absorb it normally because we are missing essential oils in r body so i tried having omega supplements and vitamin a supplements but that didn't work either and i started getting really annoyed since i have it on my face arms and legs!! Also, apparently this vitamin a cream works rlly well but i haven't tried it since its 40 buck for a sample tube!! and it doesn't cure kp, it only makes it look better and after you stop using the vitamin a cream ur kp comes back after a week. i myself keep trying to find inexpensive ways to cure my kp but, it hasn't been going that well. what kinda works for me was dream cream from lush but it only made my skin smooth but the kp was still really visible and the h2o raspberry guava moisturizing body balm which has made my kp look dramatically less visible!!

      hope this helps!!

      ~Stephanie

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the most affective treatments for Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have a mild case of Keratosis Pilaris on my forearms & biceps. I know there's no permanent cure for this skin condition, but I would like to clear it up for the most part.

    • ANSWER:
      I have keratosis pilaris on my upper arms, and I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It works better than anything else that I've tried, and it's much cheaper than prescription creams! Keeping KP moist is key to reducing the bumps and redness. It works for me!

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for color blindness in homeopathy or in any other medical science?
    i have heard that there is a gene therapy for color blindness cure, is it applicable to humans?
    what about special lenses used for color blindness.
    please tell me
    what can i do to cure partial color blindness (here in India)

    • ANSWER:
      Colour/Night/Blindness— Mixture of CP 3x or 12x, FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, MP 3x, NM 3x NP 3x and S 12x. For night blindness, mixture of NM ex and S 12x; later on mixture of NM 200x and S 200x may be given every evening, if this fails, turmeric (Hindustani Haldi) rubbed into a fine paste with water may be applied or juice of onion may be applied on the eyelids. 1 pill of Tabacum 30 twice daily is very useful if caused by atrophy of optic nerve.
      About 6 years ago Pandit Laxmi Narayan Pande an employee of Government Press, Allahabad took medicine from the author for his sister's daughter who had become totally blind after typhoid. Within about 2 months she has been cured.
      Sri Lal Chand, Compositor Government Press, Allahabad brought under author's treatment his son aged 3-1/2 Virendra Kumar who had suffered from meningitis and became blind and in spite of best injections and allopathic medicines there was no improvement. He has been taking the Biochemic mixture plus NS 3x and 5 per cent light has come back.

      ' Dosage 2 grains t.d.s.
      All these biochemic salts are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water. With best wishes

  4. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    I've got KP, which is these little bumps on skin that somewhat resemble goodebumps. The bumps are mostly on the back of my thighs, and I really want to get rid of them. Is there any way to do so?

    • ANSWER:
      KP is a genetic disease. You can control it but, there is no cure for it.

      I have been using Derma Doctor KP duty and have been pleased with the results. There are other things you can use, but I have been reading that Glycolic acid which is in these products helps.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does keratosis pilaris get worse before it gets better?
    I've been using coconut oil to treat my KP for about a week, and I'm getting more smaller bumps on my arms (almost like goosebumps) so I'm not sure if it's more KP breaking out. Does it get worse before it gets better? Maybe I put too much oil on? I've already tried AMLactin.

    • ANSWER:
      Um no ketosis pilaris is not known for getting better (there is no known cure) so I suspect you're making it worse. Coconut oil is comedogenic.

      I haves heard that changing diet might work so maybe check that out.

  6. QUESTION:
    Whoever develops a cure for KP will be rich?
    Think about it... 2.4 Billion people have KP. If someone finds a cure for it, I'm guessing at LEAST 700 or 800 million people will purchase the cure, if not more... What's not to love about that? Friggin lot of money!
    Yes keratosis Pilaris, also known as chicken skin.

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    Are there any surgical procedures for keratosis pilaris?
    I have those stupid bumps on my elbows and my legs and theyre hideous and annoying. I want them OUT! I know theres no cure but how about some plastic surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      I also suffer from KP and i doubt there's surgery to cure it. Maybe skin grafting? But I really doubt it.
      Try using topical medication containing lactic acid to help. I totally understand but i find that scrubbing and putting a lot of moisturizer helps make them less obvious.

      stupid KP i really wish there's a cure -.-

  8. QUESTION:
    How can you treat keratosis pilaris?
    My niece has KP from both thighs to feet and on the back of her arms. I know you can't cure KP but what products can she use to try and improve it. She exfoliates every day and moisturizes but it doesn't make a difference. I was thinking of buying her some AmLactin but does that really work and what else can she try?

    • ANSWER:
      i have it on my thighs and i use eurecin dry skin therapy plus repair creme and it smoothes the skin and has reduced the KP, but its not completly gone. today i've just bought amlactin and i think that u should get her both. the euercin for after the shower and the amlactin for morning. hope it helps kp is really not pretty at all

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you treat Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have the condition KP (chicken skin) on my legs, upper arms and on the sides of my face. It's a condition where you get bumpy skin but is not itchy or irritated. Also wondering if I got it from the sun because it stops at my ankles and upper thigh. How do I get rid of it? Is there a type of cream or something? Please suggest products! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

      1. How to prevent Sunburn* & scope for consequential skin cancer, Melanoma, etc: Expose Ur body and or the affected parts within 90 minutes from sunrise & within 60 minutes before sunset. Timely exposure of body ensures safe and sufficient production of Vitamin D by Ur body. During strong winds, no exposure to sunlight, please. Any extra exposure shall be @ Ur own risk for skin cancer/melanoma

      2. The symptoms cited---------an offshoot of blocked energy + accumulated toxins liver, lungs, Thyroid & Parathyroid, lymphatic system, Spleen, hormonal imbalance with a displaced solar plexus.

      ‘Target Therapy’ [Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies] proved to be effective for all types of cancer [including brain tumors, leukemia, melanoma, Crohn’s Disease, bone marrow cancer, breast cancer, etc., ] & all the most dreaded and incurable diseases.

      TARGET THERAPY* It is the God-given therapy communicated to the mankind through THE RIGVEDA, one of the Hindu scriptures.
      Target Therapy---Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies, [comprising Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Bio-chemic salts, Herbal Remedies, Yoga/Meditation, Magneto-therapy, Sidha, etc.,] U can have sizable & perceivable relief in 45-90 days. @ no/affordable costs, No side effects, and No Hospitalization.

      Dr.Vora designed it in such a way that the costs are the least for the survival/rescue of common man and the poor in villages, towns and metropolis on the globe; with NO insurance cover & NO money to bear the costs of chemo. It is most suitable to all the youngsters on this entire globe.
      U may study it, discuss with Ur family members/friends/acquaintances and slowly and steadily implement it for the best results.

      •No side effects and no risk. If it clicks, mostly possible, U shall have a cure. Lest, the therapy keeps mum. No extra risk. It is the most suitable line of treatment even for the terminally ill patients. Cancer cure/prevention is quite possible. U may try it for any incurable disease including cancer of any organ[s], post-surgical recurrence of tumors, Leukemia, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s Syndrome, Gilbert’s Syndrome, colon cancer, Thalassemia, Alzheimer’s Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, bone TB., Tinnitus, all brain & spinal cord disorders, CLL, Crohn’s Syndrome, endometriosis, etc., ---it should aim @ [3] steps.
      1. Removal of toxins from all internal organs & purging through Normal Drainage systems, feces, urine, skin, lungs, menses [females].
      2. Activating all the internal organs to make each & every organ to function up to optimum levels, by purging out toxins.
      3. Supplying vitamins, nutrients, micro-nutrients, minerals, trace elements for invigorating the entire Immune system to produce antibodies.
      All items for a cure—available in Ur vicinity all over the globe.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do you recover from Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have severe Karatosis Pilaris on my legs. It's been such a long time since I've wore skirts. I've had it for almost 2 years and it won't go away. It's starting to bother me so much and the doctors don't know what to do...

    Does anyone know of any cures of Keratosis Pilaris? Does Laser Treatment work?

    • ANSWER:
      Try looking at these sites:
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/keratosis-pilaris/DS00769
      http://www.helpforkp.com/

      This site is by someone who also has KP:
      http://www.epinions.com/content_970694788

      Good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me what I can use to get rid of or reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?
    I've had the problem for a few years and its really affecting my confidence any advice? I know there is no cure for it but Ive tried Vaseline aloe vera, diprobase, emulsifine etc

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      I am not a doctor, but wanted to let you know what did, and did not work for me.

      I’ve always had “gross” arms. The back of them always seem to have a smooth rash of purple or red dots/patches. (I wouldn’t call them ‘bumps’.) During the summer, when I tan, the rash disappears and a more pleasing “freckle” look appeared. I later found out the “rash” was KP. I would say I have a moderate case.

      I did the research to find what would help reduce it, even though I know there is no cure. Here is what I have found:

      What works:

      Prescription MOMETASONE FUROATE CREAM USP, 0.1%. I was prescribed this ointment for another rash. (Ugh! I have every skin ailment you can imagine, it seems.) Trained through years of hopeful trying, I also applied it to my KP just to see. And, it worked! The rash visibly lightened, to the point that, if you’re not looking, you may not know it’s there! Thank goodness! I’d say I STARTED to results in a week (7 days, no-fail applying.)

      I recently ran out of the ointment, and the KP has come back. So it’s definitely not a cure, it just keeps it at bay.

      Don’t get all hopeful and think the ointment is miraculous – the KP is still definitely there, but it has lightened so much that I would gladly wear a tank top or sleeveless dress/top without being self conscious.

      What HASN’T worked:

      I’ve done a lot of research, and have found a lot of suggestions. The following suggestions haven’t worked for me (but, may work for you.)

      Exfoliating (lightly) with Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Cleanser Contains salicylic acid. (With “MicroClear Technology,” no less! What does that even mean?! Last time I checked, have a “clear” product didn’t require groundbreaking technology! Ha!)

      Cleansing and lightly exfoliating with Clean and Clear Continuous Control acne cleanser.

      Paula’s Choice Exfoliating 2% BHA Lotion.

      MG127 Medicated tar ointment (I use this for psoriasis.)

      Prescription Ammonium Lactate Cream, 12%.

      I hope this information has helped you! This condition is such a bummer! I hate it! Again, I’m not a doctor, and am not even making any recommendations. I just have listed what has worked for me!

  12. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    Hey everyone. I have keratosis pilaris on the backs of my arms and right above my knees. I was just wondering if anyone had ever had them and actually had something done to cure them or to help them. I'm really self conscious of them so that's the worst part. I'm embarassed to wear shorts that show them and they just make me feel uncomfortable. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks! :)

    *I am a teenager*

    • ANSWER:
      I'm also a teenager who has keratosis pilaris. I haven't actually tried it, but I've heard a lot about a line of products by Derma Doctor called KP Duty. They make a lotion and an exfoliating scrub, which have both received consistent 5-star reviews on many websites. Many people say using a loofah everyday will help, but that hasn't worked for me. Hope I helped!

      (here is a link to KP Duty)
      http://www.dermadoctor.com/

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you cure the skin condition Keratosis Pilairs?
    I have Keratosis Pilairs, and because of it i have rough bumps all over my arms and legs and stomach. My face is really bright red all over, but smooth. Its apparently genetic, but i hate it, how can i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      I found that champori cream for psoriasis clears my kp better than anything else: takes just a few days and then my skin stays smooth for months on end. Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesnt work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Mol.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of this annoying cold?
    I recently got a sore throat and after a day or two, signs of stuff nose, and constant coughing started to show. I feel really weak all over. My friends advised me to eat ice cream and drink lots of water. I want to try to cure my sickness before Monday. Is that possible??

    • ANSWER:
      •Tonsillitis*:
      •How to diagnose the infected tonsils/lymph nodes— 1. Keep Ur mouth wide-open by putting down Ur tongue down. 2. Ask Ur family member/friend to put light with the aid of Ur mobile phone and observe. They are located side by side behind Ur uvula. They can be swelled-up in white/yellow with pus.

      The main symptom of tonsillitis is a sore throat. More symptoms occur in most cases. Some or all of the following may be present:
      • Fever
      • Bad breath
      • Nasal congestion and runny nose
      • Swollen lymph nodes
      • Red, swollen tonsils covered completely or in patches by pus
      • Difficulty swallowing
      • Headache, ear infections.
      • Abdominal (belly) pain
      • Raw, bleeding patches on the tonsils
      When you have sore throat plus cold symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing, the cause is most likely a virus. Viral infection of the tonsils usually goes away without treatment within 2 weeks.
      TONSILS:
      Tonsils are like street dogs in Ur vicinity. They are just like security guards for Ur entire body-house.
      When a thief/stranger enters Ur locality to observe the surroundings to commit a crime/theft; the street dog[s] starts barking continuously cautioning U against the dangers ahead.
      Similarly, much before the entry of a serious virus/bacteria into Ur body, the first organs to be affected are tonsils-which are nothing but lymph glands.
      As u r aware that lymphatic system is nothing but a drainage system. If tonsils are removed surgically, it is as good as killing Ur security guards given by the God.
      It is prudent and safe to see a local homoeopath for total cure.

      •OR
      Tonsilitis— Inflammation of the tonsil-a gland at the root of the tongue—Mixture of CF 3x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, MP 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x, NS 3x and S 12x failing which give mixture of CS 3x, KS 3x and S 12x.
      It is often caused by taking too much of ice-solid ice and too much of iced water should be avoided by every body. If it is chronic MP 3x. If tonsils are painful NP 3x. If frothy transparent mucous NM 3x. If the discharge is golden yellow NP 3x.
      About 16 years ago, Sri Pooranchand Sood, Advocate, Agra, was going to get his son's tonsils removed surgically, when the author induced him to defer the operation. In about 3 weeks time this medicine cured the patient: since then he and his son have been recommending this medicine to a number of patients, all of whom have sent very favourable reports.
      Sri H.C. Mukerji, Advocate, Lukerganj Allahabad, gives an
      excellent report about its efficacy in several cases in his family.
      •454. Tonsilitis— (Septic)—Try both the above formulae, failing which mixture of CS 3x, KP 3x, NM 3x, NS 3x and S 12x.

      •Dosage: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      PS:If satisfied, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: 'Health In Ur Hands' Vol.I & II-- available in all Indian language all over the globe--by Dr.Devendra Vora,D.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.P., an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some good remedies for Keratosis Pilaris?
    I'd prefer anything that has helped you with KP...but all is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Most people say to exfoliate and moisturize, which usually works pretty well but can end up irritating you skin a good deal. There's no actual cure for it, but it usually gets better with age (It's also hereditary, so chances are your mother or father has it as well). Here's a bit of an article that helped me a good deal!

      "You can soften and help slough off bumps by rubbing them with a mixture of equal parts petroleum jelly and either water or cold cream. If that doesn't work, prescription Retin-A probably will, but it can irritate the surrounding skin. A better alternative: prescription LactiCare-HC Lotion 2 1/2%, which contains lactic acid to dissolve dead skin cells and hydrocortisone to soothe any acid-induced irritation. Rub lotion onto bumps twice a day until they clear up."

      I don't have the link to the entire article (That actually might have been all they put) but I got it from http://www.webmd.com/

      Don't stress too much about it though, I have it pretty bad, but most people don't even notice. Even if they do, they could care less!

  16. QUESTION:
    How to cure a lost voice in a night?
    Omg, TOMMORROW. School. Long day. A lot of questions. Impossible without voice. YOU HAVE GOTTA HELP ME!

    • ANSWER:
      VOICE*
      1. Inhale the vapours coming out-of hot
      water in which a few drops of
      eucalyptus oil have been added, for
      about 10 minutes.
      Add some black pepper powder to a
      cup of warm milk, and drink the
      mixture twice a day. A little bit of
      sugar can also be added, if desired.
      The fresh juice of tulsi leaves ( ½ tsp)
      and 1 tsp of honey well mixed, should
      be taken 3 to 4 times a day.
      Steam inhalation of turmeric water.
      Add a 'pinch of turmeric powder
      (haldi) to 15 to 20ml of water.
      2. Voice— Hoarse or lost if the medicine given there fails, give mixture of CF 3x, CP 3x or 12x, FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, MP 3x, NM 3x and S 12x. Apply the mixture on the neck all round twice daily and give hot fomentation and wrap the neck with an woolen muffler.
      This is also very good for breathing troubles. It throws out collected expectoration (cough). It is also useful for Asthma.
      504. Voice— Voice lost by paralysis—KP 3x or Causticum 30.

      • Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      • All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.
      3. Herbal snuff is the best medicine for all issues involving brain, ears, nose and throat.
      4. Gold-best brain tonic and antibiotic, silver-to remove excess heat from the body and ensures optimum functioning of Kidneys, Copper-best tonic for /muscular & nervous strength and Iron-to increase hemoglobin levels in the blood.
      Gold/silver/copper/iron charged water reduced from 8 glasses to 2 glasses.

      We had amazing successes with the above steps @ our clinic.

  17. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of KP on back arms and face?
    After years and years and one year of high school I noticed how much I HATE my kp right now its bugging me. I see people with silky arms and idt about hair or anything but this kp is driving my head up the walll.... I hate that all these girls can wear tank tops to school and i cant cause of it.. and i want a nice smooth face too... PLEASE HELP ME. Im gettting desperate

    • ANSWER:
      I have it too. There is no cure :( When I was in high school I had a little on my cheeks and on my upper arms. They say it is supposed to get better as you get older. Unfortunately, I am 31 and I still won't wear tank tops, but the bumps on my cheeks went away. I also feel so jealous of people with nice smooth arms. One thing I can tell you is DON'T scrub it. Throw away your loofah sponges if you have them. They make it worse. I got rid of mine a couple of months ago and it has gotten a little less red (still there though). Don't treat it with acne cleanser and use lots of lotion. They sell some creams on the internet. I haven't tried them though. I am so sorry for you - I know how you feel. There are so many people out there with it, more than you realize. I think the stats say one out of three!

  18. QUESTION:
    What are good treatments for keratosis pilaris?
    Hey, I have KP on my arms and a little on my face, (but not so much to really notice)..but I can't say the same for my arms,(they're pretty noticeable) soo..I was wondering if there are any GOOD TREATMENTS because unfortunately there is NO CURE!!!

    Oh and Im 13 soooo I would really like to wear a swim suit without being self-consious about my arms...

    Thanks a lot:)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! ohmygosh, I had the exact same question about a week ago. Im 16, and Ive never really thought too much about KP, until I found out im taking a trip to california in a couple weeks, and I want to try really hard to look good in a bikini as well!

      The appearance of KP can be decreased by these main ingredients: urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, tretinoin, or vitamin D These are all keratosis fighting substances that rid your skin of those pesky little keratosis-clogged pores.

      the first four can be found in moisturizers. My tip to you would be to find a moisturizer high in one or several of these ingredients (that means anywhere from 5% of an ingredient to 15%). Vitamin D is found in sunlight, so being in the sun will help a lot (Just don't get sunburned, lol) When I went to taiwan a year ago, I noticed that along with my tan, my kp was completely gone! my skin was baby smooth, and it had never been that way before. I didn't know why, but after some research, I realized Vitamin D helps a lot with KP.

      I have been struggling with KP for almost my entire life, so i can understand the frustration and embarrassment you might experience from having this condition.

      Along with moisturizing day and night with lotions high in those ingredients, I also follow the advice given in this youtube video:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_5S3gmUrXk

      I've only been using her treatment for about 2 days, but my appearance of KP has already decreased tons! Im thinking that by another week, it'll be completely gone :). Oh, and in the video, the girl mentions clearasil's ultra exfoliating scrub. Unfortunately, that product was only available in Canada, so i was pretty disappointed. But then I realized that clearasil's ultra acne scrub is the same thing as the exfoliating scrub. It just has a different name I guess because of different locations.

      Anyways, good luck! I hope this helps with your KP, and that we both look good in time for bikni season :)

  19. QUESTION:
    Any way to get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have KP on my upper arms, and I'm preparing to get a tattoo there soon. Is there any way I can reduce, or get rid of it so it doesn't affect my tattoo? I've tried all those bullshit moisturizing tips and exfoliating, and scrubbing and what have you. I simply don't have the time or money to go to a dermatologist for a medical cure. Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      you NEED to go to a dermatologist there is simply no other way kp just doesn't magically dissapear overnight and if you get a tattoo on a arm with kp all over it the tattoo will look bad and the kp will get worse just go to a dermatologist they will give you a cream which actaully HELPS and will take the kp off in less than a month, trust me i know i've had it :)

  20. QUESTION:
    How do i cure my sorethroat?
    I had high fever 2 days back and i started having sore throat. When i sallow my saliva it hurts let alone food. Is there anyway that it can heal really fast and stop the pain? Please help thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      •Tonsillitis*:
      •How to diagnose the infected tonsils/lymph nodes— 1. Keep Ur mouth wide-open by putting down Ur tongue down. 2. Ask Ur family member/friend to put light with the aid of Ur mobile phone and observe. They are located side by side behind Ur uvula. They can be swelled-up in white/yellow with pus.

      The main symptom of tonsillitis is a sore throat. More symptoms occur in most cases. Some or all of the following may be present:
      • Fever
      • Bad breath
      • Nasal congestion and runny nose
      • Swollen lymph nodes
      • Red, swollen tonsils covered completely or in patches by pus
      • Difficulty swallowing
      • Headache, ear infections.
      • Abdominal (belly) pain
      • Raw, bleeding patches on the tonsils
      When you have sore throat plus cold symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing, the cause is most likely a virus. Viral infection of the tonsils usually goes away without treatment within 2 weeks.
      TONSILS:
      Tonsils are like street dogs in Ur vicinity. They are just like security guards for Ur entire body-house.
      When a thief/stranger enters Ur locality to observe the surroundings to commit a crime/theft; the street dog[s] starts barking continuously cautioning U against the dangers ahead.
      Similarly, much before the entry of a serious virus/bacteria into Ur body, the first organs to be affected are tonsils-which are nothing but lymph glands.
      As u r aware that lymphatic system is nothing but a drainage system. If tonsils are removed surgically, it is as good as killing Ur security guards given by the God.
      It is prudent and safe to see a local homoeopath for total cure.

      •OR
      Tonsilitis— Inflammation of the tonsil-a gland at the root of the tongue—Mixture of CF 3x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, MP 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x, NS 3x and S 12x failing which give mixture of CS 3x, KS 3x and S 12x.
      It is often caused by taking too much of ice-solid ice and too much of iced water should be avoided by every body. If it is chronic MP 3x. If tonsils are painful NP 3x. If frothy transparent mucous NM 3x. If the discharge is golden yellow NP 3x.
      About 16 years ago, Sri Pooranchand Sood, Advocate, Agra, was going to get his son's tonsils removed surgically, when the author induced him to defer the operation. In about 3 weeks time this medicine cured the patient: since then he and his son have been recommending this medicine to a number of patients, all of whom have sent very favourable reports.
      Sri H.C. Mukerji, Advocate, Lukerganj Allahabad, gives an
      excellent report about its efficacy in several cases in his family.
      •454. Tonsilitis— (Septic)—Try both the above formulae, failing which mixture of CS 3x, KP 3x, NM 3x, NS 3x and S 12x.

      •Dosage: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      PS:If satisfied, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      •Source: 'Health In Ur Hands' Vol.I & II-- available in all Indian language all over the globe--by Dr.Devendra Vora,D.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.P., an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  21. QUESTION:
    What to use for Kerarosis Pilaris?
    I have Keratosis Pilaris and would like to know what everyone out there uses for theirs. I cant realistically spend the money it takes to buy things like "KP Duty" so I wanna know what different things people have used with results.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,
      Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. Treatment includes tretinoin or Triamcinolone cream or Adapalene, a retinoid medication. Exfoliation, intensive moisturizing creams, creams and lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids and urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the annoying red bumps on the outsides of my arms?
    I have developed these clusters of red bumps on the outside of my arms, how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      it's probably keratosis pilaris if they don't hurt or itch. They are very common. alot of teens have it. Some adults too. there's no cure. Sorry, but there's not. I have it too and it sucks. Try exfoliating a few times a week and you could try oil pulling. Some people say it cures there KP.

      Do some research online to see if it's what you have or not

  23. QUESTION:
    Why does still not has been found the cure to SIDA?
    What is the problem on that?

    Is it really impossible?

    What does make the virus so tough?

    • ANSWER:
      The problem is that HIV mutates too fast. There are a couple of possible vaccines for HIV that are undergoing testing right now (results are mixed).

      There is also a new drug being developed that could possibly kill the virus, but I haven't been able to find much information about it. It's called "KP-1461" and is developed by Koronis Pharmaceuticals.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of a sore throat super duper FAST?!?
    Please help me!
    I have had a sore throat/cold for a few days but the sore throat has gotten worse.
    I can not be absent from school tomorrow because i have a lot of important inclass things to do. Can anyone recommend any home remedies or medication i can take?
    THANK YOU in advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      •Tonsillitis*:

      The main symptom of tonsillitis is a sore throat. More symptoms occur in most cases. Some or all of the following may be present:
      • Fever
      • Bad breath
      • Nasal congestion and runny nose
      • Swollen lymph nodes
      • Red, swollen tonsils covered completely or in patches by pus
      • Difficulty swallowing
      • Headache, ear infections.
      • Abdominal (belly) pain
      • Raw, bleeding patches on the tonsils
      When you have sore throat plus cold symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing, the cause is most likely a virus. Viral infection of the tonsils usually goes away without treatment within 2 weeks.
      TONSILS:
      Tonsils are like street dogs in Ur vicinity. They are just like security guards for Ur entire body-house.
      When a thief/stranger enters Ur locality to observe the surroundings to commit a crime/theft; the street dog[s] starts barking continuously cautioning U against the dangers ahead.
      Similarly, much before the entry of a serious virus/bacteria into Ur body, the first organs to be affected are tonsils-which are nothing but lymph glands.
      As u r aware that lymphatic system is nothing but a drainage system. If tonsils are removed surgically, it is as good as killing Ur security guards given by the God.
      It is prudent and safe to see a local homoeopath for total cure.

      •OR
      Tonsilitis— Inflammation of the tonsil-a gland at the root of the tongue—Mixture of CF 3x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, MP 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x, NS 3x and S 12x failing which give mixture of CS 3x, KS 3x and S 12x.
      It is often caused by taking too much of ice-solid ice and too much of iced water should be avoided by every body. If it is chronic MP 3x. If tonsils are painful NP 3x. If frothy transparent mucous NM 3x. If the discharge is golden yellow NP 3x.
      About 16 years ago, Sri Pooranchand Sood, Advocate, Agra, was going to get his son's tonsils removed surgically, when the author induced him to defer the operation. In about 3 weeks time this medicine cured the patient: since then he and his son have been recommending this medicine to a number of patients, all of whom have sent very favourable reports.
      Sri H.C. Mukerji, Advocate, Lukerganj Allahabad, gives an
      excellent report about its efficacy in several cases in his family.
      •454. Tonsilitis— (Septic)—Try both the above formulae, failing which mixture of CS 3x, KP 3x, NM 3x, NS 3x and S 12x.

      •Dosage: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      PS:If satisfied, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      •Source: 'Health In Ur Hands' by Dr.Devendra Vora,D.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.P., an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  25. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of razor bumps on my upper arms?
    I need to get rid of them, even though they've been on my arms for like a year. I hope they can be helped. I shaved my arms once, and I think they might've showed up then, but I can't remember if they've been there all along or not.
    I shaved my arms just one time. Like, it was with that soap razor thing. I use it on my legs and everything, and they are just fine. Maybe my arms just didn't like it. I just need to find a way to make them go away!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      On your upper arms? That may be Keritosis Pilarias....I don't remember the exact name. (don't quote me on that). But it's a condition that has no cure, but there are special creams that may help. I've done some reading on 'KP Duty'. That should help.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is there a good remedy for keratosis pilaris?
    I have it on my legs, the back of my upper arms, and my rear also. I have had it for a very long time and tried a lot of things but haven't found anything to work!

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris can NEVER be cured unfortunately...
      I have been dealing with this since highschool & for 10 years almost now...
      consuming sugar is known to make it worse..

      the only thing I have found to work is from the website www.dermadoctor.com

      the first product is called DERMAdoctor KP Duty Dermatologist Body Scrub with Chemical + Physical Medi-Exfoliation
      and here is the website direct link...
      http://www.dermadoctor.com/product.asp?p...
      the second one is called derma doctor KP lotion
      and here is the direct link
      http://www.dermadoctor.com/product.asp?p...

      Also.. *Note: If you use any prescription medication (lotions) from your dermatiologist, it will get WORSE before it gets better.. be prepared to experience that..

      If you want my opinion on the prescription lotion (ex: lachydrin, Amlactin, etc... are not succesfful)

      This skin condition sucks. I have tried almost everything out there & this works pretty well I must say! It is made especially for keratosis pilaris! Hope this helps! I know I wanted everything I could when I was first dealing with this!

  27. QUESTION:
    What are the natural remedies for hyperhydrosis or over-sweating?
    can anyone give me some first hand information about how you can decrease over-sweating specially in the palm of the hand and the sole of the feet by using natural approach and home-made remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Perspiration*—Excessive—Mixture of CP 3x or 12x, KP 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. If foot sweat is suppressed by cold, serious troubles may arise. Sil 12x and then 30x, then 200x should be given to restore it.
      Jaborandi Ix 5 drops in a little water once daily.

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      2. Cure* for Excessive Perspiration:---
      In any ailment [acute as well as chronic] and emergencies, Acupressure techniques come to Ur rescue, not only for instant diagnosis, but also for giving some prevention of any disease[s] and perceivable relief/cure.
      Acupressure techniques--- Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomiting and all the organs shall function up to optimal levels.
      Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomitting and all the organs shall function up to optimal levels
      Acupressure Techniques—NO MEDICATION. NO SIDE EFFECTS. NO HOSPITALIZATION. NO COSTS. IT IS SAFE ALSO.
      With Ur thumb, press ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while pressing a particular point in the palm/sole, u have to press the surrounding area—just like u r pumping out air from that painful point. The blocked energy in any internal organ, be it lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc., shall be released along with toxins if any. As a last point u must press middle part of each palm/sole; so that toxins, if any, shall be excreted/purged through urine without affecting the kidneys.
      It should be done in an empty stomach or 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels. Ur entire immune system gets invigorated to produce antibodies.

      Remote control Acupressure points given by the God. For Treatment, hard-pressure is to be applied on & around these points with Ur thumb and middle finger.
      Palms/soles:
      If the particular point is tender on pressure by Ur thumb, U can note that that particular organ[s] is/are affected. U can indulge in instant diagnosis of any disease and or the affected organ[s].
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2304961665160.2103840.1282822997&type=1&l=0a6bb63dd0

      Dorsal side of Palms & soles to diagnose & treat ailments of eyes, spine, breast cancer, etc., :

      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2306802071169.2103895.1282822997&type=1&l=38eadce9df

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ Vol.I & II available in all Indian Languages all over the globe---by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the name of injection to prevent chilblains?
    Hello
    I am suffering from chilblains. My fingers are getting red , swollen. And it is itched too much at night. I tried to put my legs into hot water with some salt and another items but its still the same. Even at that time itched are not bearable. I heard so many people that there is some injection to prevent this, but don't know the name, If anybody knows please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      Safer than injections. You can, not only prevent, but also have permanent cure.

      1.Chilblain— Inflammation of the skin over the toes or some portion of the feet, the hand or ears, caused by sudden alternations of temperature. The skin becomes red in patches, slightly swollen and there is much irritation and itching, specially in the evening. NS 3x alone, failing which mixture of CP 3x or 12x, FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, NM 3x, NS 3x and S 12x both internally and locally mixed with vaseline, failing which mixture of CS 3x, KS 3x and NP 3x.

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      2.CAUSE; The endocrine glands produce hormones to regulate human traits, namely, Kama [desire], Krodha[anger], Lobha[Selfishness and greed]Moha[[love], Mada[lust] and matsaryas[affections]. Hormonal Imbalance is the root cause of all the chronic and dreaded diseases/syndromes.
      Prevention* & Cure* of any Disease/Syndrome/Disorder/Hormonal Imbalance:---
      In any ailment [acute as well as chronic] and emergencies, Acupressure techniques come to Ur rescue, not only for instant diagnosis, but also for giving some prevention of any disease[s] and perceivable relief/cure. No medication/hospitalization/side effects. Most suitable to the poor masses who can’t afford insurance, nor ability to pay the bills.
      1. Acupressure techniques--- Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomitting and all the organs shall function up to optimal levels
      Acupressure Techniques—NO MEDICATION. NO SIDE EFFECTS. NO HOSPITALIZATION. NO COSTS. IT IS SAFE ALSO.
      With Ur thumb, press ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while pressing a particular point in the palm/sole, u have to press the surrounding area—just like u r pumping out air from that painful point. The blocked energy in any internal organ, be it lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc., shall be released along with toxins if any. As a last point u must press middle part of each palm/sole; so that toxins, if any, shall be excreted/purged through urine without affecting the kidneys.
      It should be done in an empty stomach or 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels. Ur entire immune system gets invigorated to produce antibodies.

      PS:If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

  29. QUESTION:
    Does KP Duty for Keratosis Pilaris really work?
    I have had Keratosis Pilaris ever since I can remember. And I really can not stand it. It makes me feel so ugly, very self conscious and I absolutely hate my arms. I know that there is no proven way to cure it 100%. But I have heard and read great things about KP Duty. Does anyone know if it works pretty well, or if anything else works for this? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it works because of glycolic acid.

      I have to say it is expensive for 4 ounces.

      You can get similar product for cheaper: Alpha Hydrox AHA Enhanced Lotion with 10% glycolic acid.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do you make the skin on your arms smoother?
    My upper arms seem normal, but they feel as though little itte-bitte pimples are covering the surface. How do you clear the skin and make it smoother?

    • ANSWER:
      i think i know what you're talking about. i have the same thing. it's little bumps, and they don't hurt, but they're sometimes dry and almost always annoying.

      Keratosis pilaris (KP, also follicular keratosis) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin, hence referred to as chicken skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face, which may be mistaken for acne.

      Classification
      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40% of the adult population and approximately 50%-80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men.

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faciei (reddish rash on the cheeks), and related disorders.

      Symptoms and signs
      Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore. This causes the formation of hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). The painless bumps are skin-colored, although they can become red and inflamed at times. Usually many plugs form in an area, causing patches of rough, bumpy skin. This gives the skin a sandpaper or goose flesh appearance. This may be more severe in the winter or times of low humidity, which causes the skin to become dry. It will eventually resolve on its own.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin's "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. The hair, then, grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated. The hair can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though removal can lead to scarring.

      Keratosis pilaris may be hereditary. It is present in babies and continues into adulthood, but is uncommon in elderly people. It is most obvious during the teenage years. KP is prevalent in those who are overweight, or have atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, or descend from Celtic backgrounds. Keratosis pilaris occurs in otherwise healthy people.

      Treatment
      There is no cure for Keratosis pilaris, but treatment is available. One option is to use a loofa to remove the dead, dry skin. Another option is to use a dermotologist-prescribed cream or lotion that should be applied daily. The best lotions for this condition would have urea, 15% alphahydroxy acids, or Retin A in them. Over-the-counter lotions work as well and should be applied after showering, as well as several times a day. The lotions are often soothing and can help improve the appearance of the skin. Dermotologists also recommend mild peeling agents, or alpha hydroxy acids, that may open up the plugged follicles. Antibiotics may also help in some cases where the bumps are red and badly inflamed. To temporarily reduce redness but not roughness, pulse dye laser treatment or intense pulsed light (IPL) can be done.

      Although it may clear up with treatment, reccurance of KP is very likely. Therefore, treatment should be continued regularly. It may take several months to years for the condition to completely clear up.

      A dermotologist or physician can usually diagnose a patient for Keratosis pilaris by visually inspecting the patient's skin.

  31. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Chicken Skin on arms and legs?
    I'm 15 years old, a girl, and I've had chicken skin for all of my life. It's only on my legs and arms, and it's really unattractive. I don't wear shorts or short sleeves because it's so embarrassing for me. I can't afford to go to a dermatologist, so what can I do at home? I've tried many lotions, and they never work. Any creams or anything that I can try?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      What is sometimes referred to as Chicken Skin is actually a condition known as Keratosis Pilaris. (KP) It is a chronic skin condition periodically becoming worse and/or better.
      Although KP is a skin disorder that cannot be cured, it can be made less noticeable. It is hereditary, and the severity varies from person to person.
      - http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pil…
      - http://www.helpforkp.com/

      Treatment options for keratosis pilaris focus on exfoliating or softening the skin to reduce keratin clogged pores. Most commonly, lotions that contain 2% lactic acid or salicylic acid will help to break down the keratin plugs over time.
      - http://www.skintreatmentcream.com/kp-tre…
      - http://www.keratosispilaristreatments.co…

      An important first treatment step is to use a gentle cleansing agent with light abrasive properties, (often termed "scrub"), but one that keeps moisture such as an exfoliant for sensitive skin.
      Check out this site for some great, inexpensive, homemade exfoliants you can try;
      - http://www.skinway.com/skincare_articles…

      The goal is to clean and open the pores of the skin without over drying. Other measures to avoid excessive dryness include taking lukewarm, brief showers (Hot water tends to dry out the skin) and using a humidifier, particularly during the winter months when low humidity dries out the skin.

      Make sure to be drinking more water and avoid all alcohol & caffeine products (coffee, tea, pop, etc..) Alcohol & caffeine will actually dehydrate your skin. Water re-hydrates from the inside out. As well, drinking water helps to wash out the toxins in the body.

      I would also suggest you increase your omega 3 fatty acids by taking supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil, fish oils, etc… And by eating walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecan nuts (if you're not allergic)
      Ground Fennel seeds and Flax seeds, as well as Flax seed Oil supplements (omega 3’s) also act as anti-inflammatories. (reduce redness)
      Omega 3’s aid in proper digestion and healthier skin.

      You could try increasing your intake of vitamin D through supplements (1000 – 4000 IU/day) and B-complex to aid in healthier skin and maintaining a healthier immune system.
      http://www.healthy-skincare.com/vitamin-…

      Hope this helps!

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of Keratosis Pilaris on my arms?
    I know you can't get rid of it in a snap.
    But what are good ways to reduce it so your arms don't look so..... Bumpy, Red and gross?

    • ANSWER:
      Jonbeha,
      There is no available cure, miracle pill, or universally effective treatment for KP. It sometimes clears completely by itself without treatment. The exact cause of KP is unknown. There seems to be a problem with overproduction of the keratin part of the skin called hyperkeratinization. KP is thought to be partly inherited (genetic) in origin. Many treatment options and skin-care recipies are available for controlling the symptoms of KP. Many patients have very good temporary improvement following a regular skin-care program of lubrication. As a general rule of thumb, treatment needs to be continuous. Since there is no available cure or universally effective treatment for KP, the list of potential lotions and creams is long. It is important to keep in mind that as with any condition, no therapy is uniformly effective in all people.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  33. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my arm, between my elbow and my shoulder and how do I get rid of them?
    They are small un-noticeable (except to touch) bumps on my arm where the biceps are. They usually feel softer when I put moisturiser on them, except this does not get rid of them. How do I get rid of them completely?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that you are talking about Keratosis pilaris and as far as I know its genetic. Here's what I found on the internet. Hope it answers your question:

      Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloquially referred to as "chicken skin". It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face and may be mistaken for acne.

      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe.[citation needed]

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks) and related disorders.

      Many people with keratosis pilaris do not know they have it (if the condition is mild). While KP resembles goose bumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small rough bumps on the skin. As a result, it is often confused with acne.

      Keratosis pilaris occurs as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy. Though people with keratosis pilaris experience this condition year round, it’s during the colder months when moisture levels in the air are lower that the problem can become exacerbated and the “goose bumps” are apt to look and feel more pronounced in color and texture.

      [edit] Treatment

      There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood, though some will show signs of keratosis pilaris for life. Treatments are largely symptomatic and must be repeated. Regardless, exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, Retin A and medicated lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids or urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to the lactic acid — a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight may also be helpful but increases risk of skin cancer. Small amounts of vitamin A can be used orally but only with exteme caution due to potential for liver damage. Check with a Dermatologist or Family Doctor before taking extra vitamin A due to the vitamins' potential toxic effects.

      Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden (if they do not already appear red), and in many cases will cause bleeding. Excessive picking can lead to scarring. Wearing clothing that is looser around the affected areas can also help reduce the marks, as constant chafing from clothing (such as tight fitting jeans) is similar to repeatedly scratching the bumps.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. Instead, the hair grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated, and can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though can lead to scarring.

      Food allergies may also exacerbate the condition, causing hyper-keratosis pilaris, gluten being a common culprit (source: physician's (MD) oral presentation).

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of Keratosis Pilaris (KP)?
    I have been suffering from Keratosis Pilaris (KP) since i was 6 and i'm now 12. All i need is a few tips on how to cure it. I heard applying sunscreen or aloe to the skin would help it fade. I'm so insecure and shy to show my arms everyone looks at me and starts rubbing them saying it's Egsma.. I need answers! Thanks to whoever has the ability to answer in a complete way.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm 20 years old and I've had keratosis all my life. I think it depends on what type of keratosis you have, because some people just have like a red rash, while others have bumps, or in my case, I have both. My dermatologist said mine are like a 3/5 rating, so I guess they're kind of bad.

      I was always shy to wear short sleeves so I tried to avoid it as much as possible.

      My keratosis is still on my arms, but I got it to clear up A LOT.

      First thing I noticed, is tanning helps disguise them. I started going tanning, and it's so hard to see the redness when you're bronze all over your arms.

      Next thing, is I use a loofah in the shower and rub my arms in circular motion for a while.

      Then what helped most, is my dermatologist perscribed me to use Differin (i think it's an acne cream) and it REALLY helped the bumps go down.

      I still have a little bit of keratosis on my arms, but they look like 75% better than before!

      Everyone's skin/body is different and will clear up in different ways than others, but that's what helped me. Hope I can help!

  35. QUESTION:
    What is this small painless lump in my neck?
    For about 3 weeks now I have had this small painless lump in the left of my neck just above my shoulder muscle. I have had a chest infection in the last 2 weeks so I don't know if it's anything to do with that, but I'm worried it might be something much worse than it is? Should I go to the doctor ? What are your opinions about what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.
      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, prudent* to see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know a Good treatment for Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have keratosis Pilaris on my legs and I'm looking for a way to treat it. I know there is no cure, I just want to improve the appearance of it.

    • ANSWER:
      There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris; however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood, though some will show signs of keratosis pilaris for life. Treatments are largely symptomatic and must be repeated. Regardless, exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, Retin A and medicated lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids or urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to the lactic acid — a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight may also be helpful but increases risk of skin cancer. Small amounts of vitamin A can be used orally but only with exteme caution due to potential for liver damage. Check with a dermatologist or family doctor before taking extra vitamin A due to the its potential toxic effects.

      Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden (if they do not already appear red), and in many cases will cause bleeding. Excessive picking can lead to scarring. Wearing clothing that is looser around the affected areas can also help reduce the marks, as constant chafing from clothing (such as tight fitting jeans) is similar to repeatedly scratching the bumps.

      Food allergies may also exacerbate the condition, causing hyper-keratosis pilaris, gluten being a common culprit (source: physician's (MD) oral presentation) .............. ll

  37. QUESTION:
    What are the cure for spondylitis ?
    My 56 year old mom is suffering with this disease, please suggest me cure also in Ayurveda and homeopathy whichever is better and will be beneficial.

    • ANSWER:
      All Ur symptoms cited---an offshoot of cervical spondylitis*.Prudent not to drive any vehicle until U r free from the disorder.

      VERTIGO/CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS/LYTIS*:

      But, when U get reeling/vertigo sensation; it look as if one is dying. The experience is so horrible; even reminding of death.
      1. Yogic exercise shall help a lot. In the early morning sit in an open place, rotate Ur neck, very slowly, in the clock-wise direction, anti-clock wise direction, left side to right and vice versa, front to back--10 times each. Out of all these directions cited, if U get reeling sensation in one particular direction, for example, front to back, then avoid such direction.
      Excellent medicine for Vertigo—
      Reasons for Fainting:
      1.Hyper/hypo-hypoglycemia.
      2. Sun-stroke.
      3. blocked energy in the brain.
      4. Serious accidents with severe injuries to head and spinal cord.
      5. Hormonal imbalance.
      6. Drug induced reactions.
      7. Indiscriminate consumption of steroids with 'no medical supervision' by super specialist- endocrinologist/gynecologist/physician.
      8. Severe external/internal hemorrhages.
      2.9. Cervical Spondylitis/losis.

      2. Vertigo— (Giddiness) (Hindustani Chakkar ka ana) Mixture of FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, MP 3x, NP 3x and NS 3x.
      .Dosage: 2 grains t.d.s.
      All these biochemic salts are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      3. Don’t sit before computer table for not more than 1 hour, continuously. Take a glass of water and sit in the morning and after an hour U shall have to get up for pissing. After pissing, take one more glass of water and so on.
      2. Ur chair should be designed such that U touch the ground with Ur legs every moment and Ur spinal cord/back should have sufficient support to sit for hours together comfortably.
      4. Keep Ur cell phone @ a distance and as and when U get a call, U must get up from Ur seat and walk a few steps to reach Ur cell.
      5. Encourage others to make U to get up from the computer-chair; so that Ur muscles shall not get energy blocked.
      6. How to activate Spinal cord & to filter out more + toxins from Ur body's systems.

      Acupressure Techniques—NO MEDICATION. NO SIDE EFFECTS. NO HOSPITALIZATION. NO COSTS. IT IS SAFE ALSO.
      Acupressure remote control points for Brain & Spinal cord are located on both sides of Ur thumbs in Ur palms and soles. U should massage the entire area from top to wrist/ankle with Ur thumbs daily for 3 times.
      It should be done in an empty stomach or 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels. Ur entire immune system gets invigorated to produce antibodies. U can out-beat ‘Cervical Spondylitis once for all.

      Relevant acupressure points are Point No.1-6 and point no.9 for spondylosis and No.31 [ears] located in both palms and soles. Just massage these points hard with Ur thumb and middle finger twice a day. U shall have perceivable relief and in the long run, U can as well have total cure.
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2304961665160.2103840.1282822997&type=1&l=0a6bb63dd0

      Dorsal side of Palms & soles:

      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2306802071169.2103895.1282822997&type=1&l=38eadce9df

      If U r satisfied withthe results, U may nform others to join ‘Yahoo Answers Team’ for any health problem.

  38. QUESTION:
    Anybody got any thing to treat Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have had KP since before i can remember. It gets really annoying. The bumps get red and itchy and they are hard to cover up. I know there is no cure, but does anybody know of anything to make it look better and slightly clear up?

    • ANSWER:
      Aspirin Mask

      Why does it work?
      Aspirin is actually a form of Beta Hydroxy Acids or BHAs, which are found in many skin creams and work by exfoliating the dull, dead layers of skin, revealing fresh new skin underneath. Over time, BHAs can help clarify skin tone and promote healing of blemishes.

      However, do not use the aspirin mask if you have a sensitivity to BHAs or if you have very sensitive skin, or obviously if you are allergic to aspirin!

      How do you make it?
      The Aspirin mask must be made with uncoated, disolvable tablets. Take two or three tablets and dissolve in a teaspoon/tablespoon of warm water.

      To Apply
      Spread the mixture on the area, and leave for a few minutes until it dries. Very gently rub the mask for about 10 seconds, to exfoliate the skin. Rinse off with tepid water. Remember to moisturize as BHAs can be drying.

      I find this an excellent mask to use once or twice a week.

      Make sure you moisturize with something that has little to no fragrance as most fragrant lotions have alcohol, very drying! I prefer to use grape seed oil as is absorbs easily.

  39. QUESTION:
    What are these weird red bumps on my arms?
    I've had them my entire life... and the only thing dermotologists give me is acne cream! That just makes it worse, it's not acne... the skin around them is red and they aren't acne-like at all. Does anyone else have these? Any tips on getting rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like keratosis pilaris. The first link below has a picture - see if this is what yours looks like. KP is a very common, completely harmless skin condition. It is found most often on the back of arms and front of legs, but it can also appear on the face, torso, and backside - basically anywhere except the palms and soles. KP is a buildup of keratin (the stuff your hair and nails are made of) in the hair follicles. It disappears in adulthood for some people, but others (like me) are stuck with it forever. You can treat it, but there is no cure. You can use lotions that contain an alpha hydroxy acid (glycolic acid, or lactic acid if your skin is more sensitive) and urea. These lotions aren't easy to find, and you may have to go online. The only one I've found in the local stores is Eucerin Dry Skin Therapy Plus Intensive Repair Creme. The alpha hydroxy acids are basically a chemical exfoliant, and the urea helps hold moisture. Chemical exfoliants are better than mechanical (scrubs, loofahs, Buf-Puf, etc.) - scrubbing can make the problem worse.

      It takes a little while before you see results, and if you stop using the lotion, the bumps come back. Also, these lotions cause your skin to be more sensitive to the sun, so be sure to wear sunscreen.

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I tell if this lump I have is a calcified lymph node, or a tumor?
    It's a half inch to the left of the C6 vertebrae( Spinal Cord ) , I was wondering if there are even lymph nodes around there, or if it's a tumor in my back.
    It's 2:40, doctor isn't available atm.

    • ANSWER:
      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.
      Prudent to be aware of
      Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., —Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, prudent* to see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  41. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what really cures keratosis pilaris?
    They are goose like bumps on the upper arms and upper thighs and probably elsewhere too. The skin looks like chicken skin. Its ugly.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not really sure there's an actual "cure", but I use two products by DERMAdoctor. KP Duty dermatologist body scrub with chemical + physical medi-exfoliation and KP Duty dermatologist moisturizing therapy for dry skin.

      These products are AMAZING! I had bumps all over my upper arms and honestly, within about a week & a half (used the scrub every other day & lotion twice a day) about 90% of the bumps were gone.

      Before I bought it I read all sorts of reviews on the internet & it seemed to work well so I gave it a shot. I hope this helps!

      Lisa :)

  42. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid permanently of red dry bumpy skin?
    ever since i was little i have had this type of skin on the sides of my face, all over my arms, and some parts of my chest and i want it gone. ive tried everything, can someone plz recommend something to make it go away

    • ANSWER:
      You might have Keratosis Pilaris.

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris:
      1. Keratosis pilaris rubra: red, inflamed bumps
      2. Keratosis pilaris Alba: rough, white, bumpy skin
      3. Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii: reddish rash over the cheeks

      There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris. However, there are effective treatments available that make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood, though some will show signs of keratosis pilaris for life. Most of the available treatments are purely symptomatic; the one thing they all have in common is need for repetition and ongoing commitment. Some seeking treatment with the disorder may be prescribed Tretinoin or Triamcinolone cream, often by request.

      Triamcinolone, most commonly sold under the trade name Aristocort, is a synthetic corticosteroid medically approved as an anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of eczema, which also reduces the amount of keratin in pores. It may be of most help to those with keratosis pilaris by reducing red, inflamed bumps. Triamcinolone is typically applied three times a day.

      Tretinoin, most commonly sold under the trade name Retin-A, is a topical retinoid medically approved in the treatment of acne. This medicine works by causing the outer layer of the skin to grow more rapidly, which decreases the amount of the protein keratin in the skin. As a result, the surface layer of the skin becomes thinner and pores are less likely to become blocked, reducing the occurrence of symptoms related to acne. As keratosis pilaris is manifested through excess keratin in the skin, Tretinoin forms a more effective and core approach to treatment than Triamcinolone, which forms a largely symptomatic approach. Tretinoin is typically applied once a day before bed.

      An alternative treatment is Adapalene, a retinoid medication that is a more stable compound, is less sunlight-sensitive, has fewer general side-effects, and may be just as effective as Retin-A. Treatment of KP with Adapalene would be considered an "off-label" use of the medication.

      As with Triamcinolone, Tretinoin or any other treatment, once therapy is discontinued, the condition reverts to its original state. However, skin treated with Tretinoin may take several weeks or more to revert to its pre-treatment condition, but may, at the same time, take several weeks or more to show optimal results, with the condition commonly worsening initially, as underlying keratin is brought to the surface of the skin. Tretinoin is considerably more expensive and dispensed in smaller quantities than Triamcinolone and other treatments. Although it may be the most effective treatment for keratosis pilaris, it is not considered the first line of treatment.

      Keratosis pilaris has not been clinically researched for treatment in an unbiased manner, with all claims of success or improvement being purely marketed or anecdotal. The condition is often dismissed outright by practitioners as being presently untreatable, giving mere moisturizing suggestions or reassurance that the condition will improve or cease with age, typically after 30. General practitioners are often unable to identify the condition. Ignorance, accompanied with the price, availability, quantity dispensed, time taken for optimal results to be achieved, more serious side-effects, adverse reactions, and worsening of the condition in the initial treatment phase - coupled with the cheaper, safer, and easier availability of other treatments - has hindered Tretinoin from showing its potential in the treatment of this condition.

      exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, creams, and lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids and urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin.

      Beta hydroxy acids may help improve the appearance and texture of the afflicted skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to their containing lactic acid, a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight may be helpful in moderation. Coconut oil may also be helpful if applied to afflicted areas while in the shower. Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden, and, in many cases, will cause bleeding. Excessive picking can lead to scarring. Wearing clothing that is looser around the affected areas can help reduce the marks, as constant chafing from clothing, such as tight-fitting jeans, is similar to repeatedly scratching the bumps.

  43. QUESTION:
    Can pineal cysts go away on their own or with natural remedies?
    I was diagnosed with a pineal cyst this morning after being in the E.R. all night. It is about 6.8 MM in size. I had the worst migraine ever along with blurred vision suddenly yesterday and this was the first time I ever had any symptom. I have read that there are usually no symptoms for those smaller than 5 MM. Any chances of this shrinking or going away completely?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, please, don’t be panicky. Study it carefully and discuss with Ur family members/friends and implement it for a month. By His grace, let us wish, U shall be fine in a few weeks.

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a boil, abscess, cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.

      Everyone MUST be aware of--------Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., — Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, severe hair loss [with excessive accumulated heat in the body], FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*—Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      3. Fibroids: Benign Tumours are also called fibroids.
      •1. Cure for Cyst-----------—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor----—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children's bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      any ways, U may see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

  44. QUESTION:
    How to treat my keratosis pilaris?
    I've had this condition for a very long time. It is located on my arms, above the elbows. I never really cared about them, but I'm just so sick of them and want to treat it. I know it's not curable but I just need some kind of home treatment to lessen it. It is so unflattering when I wear strappy dresses or tank tops, and with spring coming up and all. Plus I always scratch them when I'm stressed and pick at them, which isn't good, because now there is scarring to go along with the bumps.

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a chronic skin condition periodically becoming worse and/or better.
      You're right that KP is a skin disorder that cannot be cured, although it can be made less noticeable. It is hereditary, and the severity varies from person to person.

      Treatment options for keratosis pilaris focus on exfoliating or softening the skin to reduce keratin clogged pores. Most commonly, lotions that contain 2% lactic acid or salicylic acid will help to break down the keratin plugs over time.
      - http://www.skintreatmentcream.com/kp-tre…
      - http://www.keratosispilaristreatments.co…

      An important first treatment step is to use a gentle cleansing agent with light abrasive properties, (often termed "scrub"), but one that keeps moisture in, such as an exfoliant for sensitive skin.
      Check out this site for some great, inexpensive, homemade exfoliants you can try anywhere on your body;
      - http://www.skinway.com/

      Do not scrub the affected areas too harshly. It's not the amount of pressure you apply to the area that matters, as much as it's the consistency of gently exfoliating those affected areas daily. Also, you would not want to bruise your sensitive skin.

      The goal is to clean and open the pores of the skin without over drying. Other measures to avoid excessive dryness include taking lukewarm, brief showers (Hot water tends to dry out the skin) and using a humidifier, particularly during the winter months when the lower humidity tends to dry out the skin.

      Vaseline and other such petroleum-based products are NOT generally recommended as a moisturizer, because petroleum-based products actually suffocate the skin. Skin needs to breathe to heal. As well, if there's any bacteria on your skin when the Vaseline is applied, it makes a perfect breeding ground for the bacteria to grow.

      The moisturizers you've mentioned are good. You could also add olive oil to that list. Olive oil is a natural oil that will help moisturze but will not clog your pores.

      Make sure to be drinking more water and avoid all alcohol & caffeine products (coffee, tea, pop, etc..) Alcohol & caffeine will actually dehydrate your skin. Water re-hydrates from the inside out. As well, drinking water helps to wash out the toxins in the body.

      I would also suggest you increase your omega 3 fatty acids by taking supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil, fish oils, etc… And by eating walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecan nuts (if you're not allergic)
      Ground Fennel seeds and Flax seeds, as well as Flax seed Oil supplements (omega 3’s) also act as anti-inflammatories. (reduce redness)
      Omega 3’s aid in proper digestion and healthier skin.

      You could try increasing your intake of vitamin D through supplements (1000 – 4000 IU/day) and B-complex to aid in healthier skin and maintaining a healthier immune system.
      http://www.healthy-skincare.com/vitamin-…

      Check out the sites below for more information....

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the red bumps in the back of my throat?
    Red big bumps appeared in my mouth a couple days ago. My throat is itchy and i kind of lose my voice sometimes. And my mom said it might be fever blisters or i might have to get my tonsils taking out. What might it be?!? :(

    • ANSWER:
      Inflammation of tonsils.

      Tonsils are nothing lymph glands which act as a watchful dog. If a stranger/thief enters the house, the dog starts barking cautioning the inmates of danger involved; so that we shall be careful to bolt our doors, to be ready with chilli powder to face a thief or dacoit whoever it may be.Similarly, tonsils get infected firstly much before a serious disease causing condition/virus/bacteria enters the human body. By removing tonsils surgically, U r killing Ur watchful dog and keeping the body/house open to any wrongful infection.

      Tonsilitis— Inflammation of the tonsil-a gland at the root of the tongue—Mixture of CF 3x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, MP 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x, NS 3x and S 12x failing which give mixture of CS 3x, KS 3x and S 12x.
      It is often caused by taking too much of ice-solid ice and too much of iced water should be avoided by every body. If it is chronic MP 3x. If tonsils are painful NP 3x. If frothy transparent mucous NM 3x. If the discharge is golden yellow NP 3x.
      About 16 years ago, Sri Pooranchand Sood, Advocate, Agra, was going to get his son's tonsils removed surgically, when the author induced him to defer the operation. In about 3 weeks time this medicine cured the patient: since then he and his son have been recommending this medicine to a number of patients, all of whom have sent very favourable reports.
      Sri H.C. Mukerji, Advocate, Lukerganj Allahabad, gives an
      excellent report about its efficacy in several cases in his family.
      Tonsilitis— (Septic)—Try both the above formulae, failing which mixture of CS 3x, KP 3x, NM 3x, NS 3x and S 12x.

      Dosage 2 grains t.d.s.
      All these biochemic salts are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

  46. QUESTION:
    Are peels good for keratosis pilaris that is on the back and arms? If so, which one would work best?
    And be specific about which brand would work, please. Also (I keep getting mixed reviews on this) but are gold peels good or bad for the skin?

    • ANSWER:
      peels are not bad for the skin but they wont cure the problem..
      Start off with some gentle physical exfoliation. Twice a week, soak in a warm bath and then lightly scrub affected areas with a loofah or Buf-Puf. Moisturize well after you get out of the water. Look for urea, a skin-softening ingredient that's a favorite with dermatologists. You can find it in Gold Bond Ultimate Softening Shea Butter Lotion or Carmol 20. If you don't see any improvement after a few weeks, step up the treatment with chemical exfoliants.

      Again, start off gently. Some people are able to deal with stronger exfoliants while others will find themselves sensitive to certain products. Alpha-hydroxy acids are a good option for fighting rough skin. Glycolic and lactic acids are the most popular AHAs available over the counter. You can find glycolic acid available in DDF's Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5% or DermaDoctor's KP Duty, a formula specially created to deal with the condition. You can find lactic acid in products like AmLactin (usually located behind the pharmacy counter) and Fresh Milk Bath and Shower Cream.

      Another option is vitamin A, or retinol. You can try prescription formulas such as Retin-A or Differin, but you can also go with an over the counter retinol line such as RoC or SkinCeuticals. Be careful and sparing when you use vitamin A products, however. Many people are sensitive to retinol and may experience peeling and irritation with the first several uses.

      f you're still not seeing much improvement after trying these options, see your dermatologist for a chemical peel or microdermabrasion. These options will help exfoliate stubborn cases of keratosis pilaris so that you can start treating the problem from there. Since the condition is caused by the skin's failure to exfoliate itself properly, keratosis pilaris is a continual problem. One chemical peel will not keep the skin smooth forever. Instead, view the peel as a jump-start and continue to treat the condition with at-home exfoliation.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of kidney stone?
    Since 3-4 months i've been having mild pain in my left abdomen. The doc i've consulted has hinted that i might have a stone in kidney, since then i've increased my fluid intake but in vain. Pls give me a home remedy to solve this.

    • ANSWER:
      Renal Calculi*: Kidney Stones

      1.Black Tea Therapy—Drink one cup of black tea, the first thing in the morning. In case of nausea, keep 2 cloves or little sugar in the mouth. After 15 minutes, regular breakfast can be taken.
      How to prepare Black Tea? Put 1 tea spoonful of leaf tea [any tea will do] in one cup of water. Boil till it becomes half cup. Filter it and add half cup of hot water. Drink it hot for 12 to 15 days.
      •Diet Restrictions:
      Say NO to
      Palak or Chaulai,Tomatoes,Amla, Chckoo, Cashew Nuts, Cucumber, Black grapes, Cauliflower, Pumpkin, Mushroom, Brinjal. These foods contain more calcium oxalates.

      Say YES to
      Coconut water, Cornsilk Tea,Barley,Pineapple juice, Bananas,Almonds, Lemons, Carrots, Horse Gram, Karela [Bitter Gourd].

      :CANOVA DROPS;
      IT’S A NON-POISONOUS VEGETABLE PLANT EXTRACT OBTAINED FROM THE FORESTS OF JOHANNSBERG, SOUTH AFRICA. It is found to be, after extensive research for over a decade, effective for cancer, tumors, leukemia, HIV and AIDS. It is a good immune booster.
      To be taken sublingual -- dosage – 10 drops t.d.s. not to eat anything 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. However, water can be taken.

      . Kidneypain— Renal Colic Same as Colic.
      256. Kidney— Stone in Mixture of NP 3x, NS 3x and S 12x.
      257. Kidney— Inflammation Mixture of FP 12x, KM 3x and NP 3x.
      China 200 in trituration (powder form) about 1 grain daily for 15 or 20 days in acute cases otherwise on alternate days. There is a plant called PERPATTA, take 2-1/2 leaves thereof, 5 pieces of KALI MIRCH (Black pepper) and drink daily in the morning. Take 1 Pao Kulthi, put in a ghara (earthen jar) of water heat and boil and strain and keep. Drink only that water as far as possible, cures in 10 days.

      92.Colic pain[inflammation of colon & renal colic]Severe gripping pain in bowels. MP-3x in very hot water every 5 or 10 minutes failing which mixture of CP-3x or 12x,FP 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, MP 3x, NM 3x, KS 3x, NP 3x abd NS 3x failing which homoeopathis colosynth 6, one pill @ short intervals. Simply wonderful.

      •Dosage: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      PS:If benefited/satisfied with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ by Dr.Devendra Vora, an octogenarian & pioneer in acupressure in India –books available in all Indian languages all over the globe.

  48. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of Keratosis Pilaris (Without lotions/medications)?
    I'm 14 and I had KP for a few years now.
    Stop with the Spam!

    • ANSWER:
      Sadly there is no cure for it):
      I also have it, but I have found that carrot juice does help a lot! Just drink around a glass a day and it will improve. Also remember to be in the sun as much as you can.. it helps clear it as well.
      And keep your skin moisturized with lotion or a moisturizer!

      gooooluck!

      xoxo,
      ASH:)

  49. QUESTION:
    All of a sudden one side of my neck is swollen?
    I just noticed one side of my neck suddenly become swollen. Its on the side of my neck not down the middle where i guess the lymph nodes are. Its on the side of my neck and its like a muscle is swollen. Its on the side of my neck and extends to the base of my skull. I'm scared. I'm a hypochondriac. Is it cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      •Tonsillitis*:

      The main symptom of tonsillitis is a sore throat. More symptoms occur in most cases. Some or all of the following may be present:
      • Fever
      • Bad breath
      • Nasal congestion and runny nose
      • Swollen lymph nodes
      • Red, swollen tonsils covered completely or in patches by pus
      • Difficulty swallowing
      • Headache, ear infections.
      • Abdominal (belly) pain
      • Raw, bleeding patches on the tonsils
      When you have sore throat plus cold symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing, the cause is most likely a virus. Viral infection of the tonsils usually goes away without treatment within 2 weeks.
      TONSILS:
      Tonsils are like street dogs in Ur vicinity. They are just like security guards for Ur entire body-house.
      When a thief/stranger enters Ur locality to observe the surroundings to commit a crime/theft; the street dog[s] starts barking continuously cautioning U against the dangers ahead.
      Similarly, much before the entry of a serious virus/bacteria into Ur body, the first organs to be affected are tonsils-which are nothing but lymph glands.
      As u r aware that lymphatic system is nothing but a drainage system. If tonsils are removed surgically, it is as good as killing Ur security guards given by the God.
      It is prudent and safe to see a local homoeopath for total cure.

      •OR
      Tonsilitis— Inflammation of the tonsil-a gland at the root of the tongue—Mixture of CF 3x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, MP 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x, NS 3x and S 12x failing which give mixture of CS 3x, KS 3x and S 12x.
      It is often caused by taking too much of ice-solid ice and too much of iced water should be avoided by every body. If it is chronic MP 3x. If tonsils are painful NP 3x. If frothy transparent mucous NM 3x. If the discharge is golden yellow NP 3x.
      About 16 years ago, Sri Pooranchand Sood, Advocate, Agra, was going to get his son's tonsils removed surgically, when the author induced him to defer the operation. In about 3 weeks time this medicine cured the patient: since then he and his son have been recommending this medicine to a number of patients, all of whom have sent very favourable reports.
      Sri H.C. Mukerji, Advocate, Lukerganj Allahabad, gives an
      excellent report about its efficacy in several cases in his family.
      •454. Tonsilitis— (Septic)—Try both the above formulae, failing which mixture of CS 3x, KP 3x, NM 3x, NS 3x and S 12x.

      •Dosage: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      PS:If satisfied, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      •Source: 'Health In Ur Hands' by Dr.Devendra Vora,D.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.P., an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.


kp cure

Acute Keratosis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    can sun burns cause major damage to your skin after a while?
    i got a sun burn and i was wondering if it can cause major damage to your skin after you keep getting sun burn

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, multiple sun burns to the same area can cause acute and chronic damage to your skin. Repeated sun damaged areas will become all leathery and start to change the cells of the skin. Worse case scenario, your skin starts to develop cancers called squamous cell carcinomas or actinic keratosis... these can be very harmful.

      So what do you want to do? You want to wear sun block or protective clothing - like hats.
      Make sure you put the block on before you go out SPF 15 is usually pretty good at blocking most bad rays.

  2. QUESTION:
    When a person dies from arsenic poisoning what does he look like?

    • ANSWER:
      Kiki - Signs and symptoms of chronic arsenic poisoning may not occur until 2 to 8 weeks after exposure. Excessive darkening of skin (hyperpigmentation) in areas that are not exposed to sunlight
      Excessive formation of scaly skin on the palms and soles (arsenical keratosis)
      Exfoliative dermatitis
      Arsenic-induced skin cancers (especially Bowen disease)
      Changes in fingernail pigmentation may occur. When the poisoning becomes acute, symptoms may include hair loss.

  3. QUESTION:
    what does clastogenic mean? is retinoic acid clastogenic?
    i need to use it on white mice....
    should i use retinoic acid or 5fluorouracil?

    • ANSWER:
      Clastogenic (klăs'tə-jĕn'ĭk) effects are damages to chromosomes, such as breaks in or change in the of amount of proteins.

      All retinoid forms of vitamin A are used in cosmetic and medical applications applied to the skin. Retinoic acid, termed Tretinoin in clinical usage, is used in the treatment of acne and keratosis pilaris in a topical cream. An isomer of tretinoin, isotretinoin is also used orally (under the trade names Accutane and Roaccutane), generally for severe or recalcitrant acne.

      In cosmetics, vitamin A derivatives are used as antiaging chemicals- vitamin A is absorbed through the skin and increases the rate of skin turnover, and gives an increase in collagen giving a more youthful appearance.

      Tretinoin, under the alternative name of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), is used as chemotherapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia, a subtype of acute myelogenous leukemia. This is because cells of this subtype of leukemia are sensitive to agonists of the retinoic acid receptors (RARs).

  4. QUESTION:
    Is there any benefit in using Vitamin A for Leukeamia patients?

    • ANSWER:
      Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A, also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is available as a capsule, cream or gel.
      It is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris.
      It is currently one of the important drugs used in the treatment of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APML or AML-M3), a variant of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.

  5. QUESTION:
    Do ultraviolet rays make you hot?
    If you wear a dark rain jacket in the summer, will you get hot from the suns UV rays even if it is cloudy? Do light colors keep you cooler?

    • ANSWER:
      Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light, but longer than X-rays, in the range 10 nm to 400 nm, and energies from 3eV to 124 eV. It is so named because the spectrum consists of electromagnetic waves with frequencies higher than those that humans identify as the color violet. UV light is found in sunlight and is emitted by electric arcs and specialized lights such as black lights. Classified as non-ionizing radiation, it can cause chemical reactions, and causes many substances to glow or fluoresce. Most people are aware of the effects of UV through the painful condition of sunburn, but the UV spectrum has many other effects, both beneficial and damaging, to human health. UVB exposure induces the production of vitamin D in the skin. The majority of positive health effects are related to this vitamin. It has regulatory roles in calcium metabolism (which is vital for normal functioning of the nervous system, as well as for bone growth and maintenance of bone density) immunity, cell proliferation, insulin secretion, and blood pressure. An overexposure to UVB radiation can cause sunburn and some forms of skin cancer. In humans, prolonged exposure to solar UV radiation may result in acute and chronic health effects on the skin, eye, and immune system. However the most deadly form - malignant melanoma - is mostly caused by the indirect DNA damage (free radicals and oxidative stress). This can be seen from the absence of a UV-signature mutation in 92% of all melanoma. UVC rays are the highest energy, most dangerous type of ultraviolet light. Little attention has been given to UVC rays in the past since they are filtered out by the atmosphere. However, their use in equipment such as pond sterilization units may pose an exposure risk, if the lamp is switched on outside of its enclosed pond sterilization unit.
      Health Concerns of UV Radiation In humans, it has been observed that prolonged exposure to solar radiation has deleterious effects on the -

      Skin,

      Eye

      Immune system.

      Severity of the damage is directly propotional to the UV wavelength, intensity and duration of exposure.

      Skin: Premature ageing- UV rays can accelerate ageing by damaging the collagen fibres of the skin and thereby reducing its elasticity.

      UV- A, although the least harmful, can induce the onset of premature wrinkling, also known as 'actinic degeneration', besides causing DNA damages.

      Sun tan- UV-A oxidizes the melanin granules close to our skin and stimulates the production of new ones. These new granules generate a tan which is a protective mechanism to prevent further skin damage

      Sun burn- Over exposure to the sun's UV-B rays may cause an injury to a blood vessel on the skin surface. This may lead to sunburn, which is the reddening and swelling of the injured area, and this may worsen after 24-72 hrs.

      Melanoma- This is the most serious form of skin cancer. Studies have shown that there is a strong link between sunburn in childhood and the onset of malignant melanoma in adults.

      UV B radiation causes DNA thymine base pairs to link resulting in mutations, which are the precursors of cancer. The American Cancer Society reports 44,200 new cases of melanoma and 7300 deaths each year.

      Other types of skin cancer that may result from UV exposure are basal and squamous cell carcinoma.

      Actinic Keratosis- Over dose of UV radiation could lead to a skin growth known as actinic kearatosis, which appears as a red and rough elevation on the skin. This commonly affects parts that are exposed to sunlight.

      Eyes:

      Over exposure to UV radiations are extremely hazardous to the eyes and it may result in

      Photokeratitis (Welder's flash) leading to cataract,

      Pinguecula formation

      Pterygium.

      Immune system:

      Over exposure to UV rays could result in immunosuppression and this has been cited as one of the reason for cancer development in patients.

      So the answer to your question is yes, if you wear a rain jacket in the summer, you can still get hot from ultraviolet radiation, even if it is cloudy. Light colors actually can make you cooler because light colors are better at not taking in so much light and heat, but if you wear dark colors like black, you are more likely to get hot because the dark color on your rain jacket, for example, will absorb a lot of heat and ultraviolet radiation. So color can play a big part in how hot you get. Hope I helped!
      Maxwell

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the side effect of cinnamon?
    Im having cinnamon on daily basis powder and also thick boild sticks

    • ANSWER:
      Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

      About 1000 patients were investigated at our clinic during 1991-1995 for occupational skin disease, and 5 had occupational allergic contact dermatitis from spices. The patients were chefs, or kitchen, coffee room, and restaurant workers. All patients had hand (or finger) dermatitis.
      - Contact Dermatitis 1996 Sep;35(3):157-62 -- Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from spices. -- Kanerva L, Estlander T, Jolanki R. -- Section of Dermatology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland.

      Erythema multiforme, or EM, is a hypersensitivity reaction to agents such as herpes virus, drugs or foods. Oral EM-like reactions may be induced by cinnamon. It is important for dentists to recognize this condition. The authors report an unusual case of cinnamon-induced oral EM-like reaction in an older female patient. The disease manifested itself as chronic extensive surface ulcerations and lip swelling. The patient was treated repeatedly with topical and systemic steroids but responded to them only temporarily. The patient was cured when the offending agent--cinnamon--was eliminated from her diet.
      - J Am Dent Assoc 2000 Jul;131(7):929-34 -- Cinnamon-induced oral erythema multiformelike sensitivity reaction. -- Cohen DM, Bhattacharyya I.

      Cinnamon linked to oral sores, irritation.
      - J Am Dent Assoc 1995 Sep;126(9):1214 -- Cinnamon linked to oral sores, irritation.

      Toxic manifestations of cinnamon oil ingestion in a child.
      - Toxic manifestations of cinnamon oil ingestion in a child. -- Pilapil VR. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1989 Jun;28(6):276.

      Oral lesions induced by contact with cinnamon flavoring agents are relatively uncommon, and are probably unrecognized as such by many clinicians. Ten patients with these lesions seen during the past 6 years are described in this report. Most patients had a "burning sensation" as their primary symptom. Clinically, lesions appeared as erythematous patches with varying degrees of superimposed keratosis or ulceration, or both. The lesions were usually confined to the buccal mucosa and lateral border of the tongue. The offending agent was almost always cinnamon-flavored chewing gum, and symptoms typically resolved within 1 to 2 days of discontinuing the product containing cinnamon.
      - J Am Dent Assoc 1988 May;116(6):664-7 -- Oral mucosal reactions to cinnamon-flavored chewing gum. -- Allen CM, Blozis GG. -- Diagnostic Services, Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, Columbus 43210.

      A patient had acute stomatitis and dermatitis due to a popular toothpaste containing cinnamon oil flavor. Cinnamon cassia oil is known as a topical sensitizer and was demonstrated to be the offending allergen. Cinnamic aldehyde and related chemicals are used widely, so that patients having cinnamon allergy may be exposed to many sources.
      - Arch Dermatol 1976 Feb;112(2):202-3 -- Allergic contact dermatitis and stomatitis caused by a cinnamic aldehyde-flavored toothpaste. -- Drake TE, Maibach HI.

      Not recommended for use by pregnant women.
      - Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. -- The Complete Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. -- Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is retinoic acid?
    I know it has many uses, but like for wrinkling... how is it used what is it??

    • ANSWER:
      Retinoic acid is simply an oxidized form of Vitamin A found by Elmer McCollum and Marguerite Davis as a fat-soluble nutrient in butterfat and cod liver oil. The variants can be used for everything from treating acute promyelocytic leukemia, growth and development of embryos to managing keratosis pilaris and acne vulgaris.

      It is known though it's OTC and prescription variants: Retinol and Tretinoin.

      Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A and so also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. It is available as a cream or gel (brand names Aberela, Renova, Retin-A, Avita). It is also used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia (APML) which is sold for this indication by Roche under the brand name Vesanoid.

      Retinol (Afaxin), the animal form of vitamin A, is a fat-soluble vitamin important in vision and bone growth. It belongs to the family of chemical compounds known as retinoids. It is also a diterpenoid. Retinol is ingested in a precursor form; animal sources (liver and eggs) contain retinyl esters, whereas plants (carrots, spinach) contain pro-vitamin A carotenoids. Hydrolysis of retinyl esters results in retinol while pro-vitamin A carotenoids can be cleaved to produce retinal. Retinal, also known as retinaldehyde, can be reversibly reduced to produce retinol or it can be irreversibly oxidized to produce retinoic acid. The best described active retinoid metabolites are 11-cis-retinal and the all-trans and 9-cis-isomers of retinoic acid.

      As a wrinkle fighter it is absorbed through the skin and increases the rate of skin turnover, and gives an increase in collagen giving a more youthful appearance. By encouraging the sloughing of old skin and increasing the amount of collagen in the new skin, wrinkles are reduced and skin looks more plump and supple.

      From Newsweek:

      What does work on wrinkles (other than a trip to a plastic surgeon)?

      Dermatologists recommend creams containing tretinoin, marketed as Retin A or Renova and available only by prescription, or the weaker over-the-counter creams containing retinol. "If I had to choose one cream, I'd choose one that contains tretinoin or retinol," says Weinkle. Dermatologists also recommend creams with high concentrations of alpha hydroxyl acid, which exfoliate dead skin and trigger formation of new collagen and elastic fibers. OTC versions have a concentration of 6 percent or less of alpha hydroxyl acid, while prescription products typically contain 12 percent or more.

  8. QUESTION:
    Am I too self-conscious about how my parents are spending money on me?
    Okay so I'm only 12 years old boy and I think I'm too self-conscious about the money my parents spend on me for food. Like the other day, I wanted to go to Wendy's with my dad and I said "oh... that's gonna be like for two people (Dad and I)." and he's like "Dil, don't worry about it."

    I do this kind of thing all the time and I think it's because they're already spending a lot on me for my health problems. Keratosis Pilaris, a common skin condition I was born with is being treated right now. I need expensive lotion to treat it. The skin condition has been bothering me for about 3 months. It is currently getting better and I believe that it will be hardly noticeable within a month. They have to pay for bottles of lotion that are or more and only last me about 5 days. Yesterday I was crying about that and I told my dad why I wasn't putting on the lotion every day. I told him it was because of the cost. He told me not to worry about it. My parents really are not spending money on any WANTS that I have except for a BlockBuster Game Pass which is /month and I'm thinking about cancelling it. It's true that they really aren't spending much money on my right now for anything other than the lotion and dining out. Since I turned 12 years old, on October 12, 2009, my parents said they wouldn't spend any more money for video games on me. I have not asked for them to buy a video game for me since October 12, 2009. I'm really dying on entertainment right now, and my XBOX 360 is almost dead. It *#$^#$^#$^&* up the disks and the spinner that plays the disk is and the XBOX is about %@#%@#ed. It can hardly run any game at all; I'm going to need a new system for 0-0 freaking dollars soon if I ever want to play a 360 game again. I hardly even used the system! I'd say I have played games on it less than 120 hours total since October 2009.

    Am I being too self-conscious about the money being spent on me right now? I'm feeling better about it since my dad told me not to worry. We DO have enough money to live on but not a whole lot right now. A bit more than enough for us to have everything we NEED.

    Tell me should I just not worry about it? It's been on my mind lately.

    • ANSWER:
      i find this question very touching. you are a good son to take into consideration all that your parents do for you. but instead of feeling badly, simply feel grateful. your parents brought you into this world, and they provide for your needs and wants out of love. it is a cherished duty to them to provide for you. you cannot understand this because you are only 12, and you shouldn't at this time in your life. you are not a burden to your parents. your skin condition is not your fault, and neither is your natural want for entertainment and pleasure. you may have picked up on your parents anxiety over money; you may not be able to understand right now, but their money concerns (if they have any) are not about you and are not your fault. your parents are responsible for managing their finances according to their lifestyle; they have chosen to be parents and so with welcome arms accepted the expenses of child rearing. this is because to them you are priceless. you can repay them only by enjoying the freedom your childhood allows you (even if you do not think you are still a child--fine you are about to be an adolescent.) enjoy the lack of responsibility your youth entitles you to and do not let your mind be bogged down with guilt or self consciousness because you are still a child and cannot legally provide for yourself. you are meant to be cared for at this time of your life; you are meant right now to have fun, be carefree, laugh, and play. the greatest thanks you can give to your parents is gratefulness; and instead of showing discomfort with their generosity show them that they have succeeded in providing for you--be happy! their expenses are none of your concern whatsoever. they make those decisions, not you. your father decides to take you to wendy's. he doesn't have to; he wants to--because he enjoys being a dad. if they were acting only out of obligation, you would be fed and you would have clothing and shelter--that would be it. but it isn't because they love you. lastly i think if you understand your parents are limited in what they can afford for you, try to forget about your xbox for the time being. enjoy the entertainment they are choosing to provide for you, and don't long for what you just don't have. there are so many things in life that are much more fulfilling than video games. i know it's fun but it isn't everything. i'm sorry you didn't get much out of your's. when i was a kid my parents also didn't have much money (actually we were dirt poor!) and we never had nintendo like the other kids. but we played outside all day. and if i wasn't fighting with or chatting with my brother i read in the evening a great deal; those books helped me to understand so much and they were my good friends. you can't understand this now, but those memories of playing outside never leave me. i still look back on them with acute fondness. i can remember particular moments and wonderful days of childhood fantasy and leisure! i do not have any precious memories of playing video games (although i did play them at my friend's houses.) i have memories of arguing about whose turn it was, and getting upset when the nintendo would not work. that's it. the same goes for tv! i'd trade those tedious recollections for memories of careless outdoor fun any day!! although i will say that music changed my life when i was around your age... if you get bored, turn on the radio or listen to some cd's!

  9. QUESTION:
    A few questions about Keratosis Pilaris?
    For years I've been thinking I have eczema. I did have peeling skin when I was younger, but what I have now looks nothing like it.
    I often get skin colour bumps on my hands, arms, face and thighs.
    I've read about Keratosis Pilaris and people say that it does not affect the hands and that it does not itch.
    Well, my hands have the worse breakout and it itches.

    To make matters worse I am allergic to every cream apart for Derma Veen Eczema cream, Vaseline, Papaw Ointment and Aloe Vera.

    I always clean my room because I think dust makes my skin worse. I have pets but I've been steering clear from them.
    I didn't get the bumps when I was younger, well, I only got it on my upper arms.
    When I'm in the sun I think it gets worse, or I have a completely different skin condition related to the sun...Sub acute cutaneous lupus?

    Here are some photo samples:
    http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/8757/hand1jx8.jpg
    http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/1200/hand2vj7.jpg

    I know they are not pleasing to the eye. Imagine living with hands like this...

    So what do you think? Keratosis Pilaris? Eczema? Something else?

    My doctor is hopeless. He thought I had asthma and then oh said 'you're allergic to dustmites'.
    Btw Vitamin C makes me have horrible stomach aches, so if I am getting a Vitamin C deficiency then how am I supposed to take it?

    • ANSWER:
      it looks like atopic or contact dermatitis. I would book a dermatologist ASAP so that you don't have to suffer anymore!

  10. QUESTION:
    there is a connection between these disease?
    I'm 21 y female

    In the last 2 months I had:
    * Acute necrotic ulcerative gingivitis
    * Vaginal Candida (still treating...)
    * Herpes Labialis

    Other hints
    I suffer of
    * PCOS (consequent amenorrhea and hair thinning/falling)
    * Keratosis Pilaris
    * Folliculitis
    * Irregular Intestine

    I dont know but many of them looks like connected as they're infections. WHat may be the cause?

    Right now I also have a bad sore throat but that's winter connected I guess :) !....

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, that's probably more things than I've had in my life and my parents' lives added together... You should see a doctor as your immune system is obviously not serving you well.

  11. QUESTION:
    WHAT ARE SOME Skin Diseases?
    What are some skin diseases and illnesses
    ANSWER QUICK WITHIN 1HR

    • ANSWER:
      •Acne
      Acne is the most common skin disease treated by physicians. It is a chronic condition that affects over 85% of adolescents and young adults. There are different types of acne that respond to different types of treatment.
      •Seborrheic Keratosis
      Seborrheic keratoses are benign lesions that don't necessarily look benign. They can have various colors, grow quickly, itch, and sometimes bleed. Fortunately, they are fairly easy to distinguish from skin cancers
      •Dermatitis
      The term dermatitis describes many classifications of rashes. The most common dermatitis is atopic dermatitis or eczema.
      •Herpes
      Oral and genital herpes are caused by the herpes simplex virus. An infection with this virus is life-long, however the rash can be controlled with medication. Herpes infections in pregnant women can cause serious infections for the baby.
      •Hives
      Hives are caused by an allergic reaction in the skin releasing the chemical histamine. Acute hives can usually be treated with medications but chronic hives, lasting longer than 6 months, require an investigation into the cause.
      •Infections
      Infections are caused when an outside organism gets into the skin. They are classified by the type of organism causing the infection - bacterial, fungal, or viral.
      •Psoriasis
      Psoriasis is a lifelong skin condition caused by changes in the immune system. The rash of psoriasis is very distinctive. In the last couple of years there have been many strides in the use of biologic medications that make psoriasis less of a "heartbreak".
      •Rosacea
      Rosacea is a common skin condition characterized by redness of the face and acne. We don't know exactly what causes rosacea, but there are effective medications and treatments to keep it under control.
      •Warts
      Warts are a common skin condition caused by the human papillomavirus. There are many effective treatments, and yes, duct tape is one of them.
      •Seborrheic Dermatitis
      Seborrheic dermatitis causes a characteristic rash on the hair-bearing areas of the face. Sometimes it can be controlled with dandruff shampoo.
      •Skin Cancer
      There are several types of skin cancer from the slow-growing basal cell carcinoma to the potentially fatal melanoma.

      Hope this helps

  12. QUESTION:
    whats ' gonorrhea ' ?
    what is it ?

    • ANSWER:
      More mental health information here>>http://www.Dvbobo.com

      Gonorrhea, Neisseria gonorrhoeae (also known as Neisseria gonorrhoeae) genitourinary system caused by purulent infection, in order to discharge purulent discharge as the main feature. Gonorrhea is mainly transmitted through sexual intercourse, and good hair in young adults, first mover often occur in the urethra, or gonococcal urethritis. The further spread of illness when the body can damage the reproductive system and other organs, can cause chronic urinary genital inflammation that result in infertility or sterility.

      Of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is a Gram-meningitis, in the damp, temperature 35-36 ℃ degrees conditions suitable for growth of Neisseria gonorrhoeae resistance to physical and chemical factors to the outside world is poor, in full dry conditions can only survive 1-2 hours, attached to the underwear can survive 10-24 hours, in the commonly used disinfectant or soap in a few minutes so that it can be inactivated. Shower ball Yin drug-resistant strains: Since chromosome mutations and with the use of antibiotics, in particular, it is unreasonable to medication, has the effect of drug-resistant strains now known to have penicillin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains and chromosome-mediated resistant strains.

      In recent years, with the discovery of penicillin-resistant strains of gonococcus, gonococcal invasion of blood spread gradually increased the incidence of the body, can occur bacteremia, arthritis, peritonitis, pericarditis, endocarditis and meningitis, disseminated gonorrhea, to people caused by mental and physical suffering. Gonorrhea can often cause a variety of complications, such as those in the male urethral stricture, prostatitis, cystitis, if the uplink transmission, it caused pyelitis, pyelonephritis, Vice-testis inflammation, females ascending infection via the vagina, causing the womb meningitis, salpingitis, ovarian Yandeng, Neisseria gonorrhoeae addition to violations of genitourinary mucosa, it can also cause skin lesions, such as gonococcal keratosis, gonorrhea dermatitis.

      Gonorrhea can be classified according to duration:
      1, acute gonorrhea: stage of disease at 2 months, inflammation obvious and easy to find.
      2, chronic gonorrhea: stage of disease for more than 2 months, gonorrhea symptoms of mild lesions mostly limited to mucosal genito-urinary system.
      3, latent gonorrhea: the non-occurrence of clinical symptoms, while the latent Neisseria gonorrhoeae in urethral gland, cervix, prostate, seminal vesicle, fallopian tubes, etc., when drinking, excessive sexual intercourse or childbirth, the gonococcus can be caused by the activities of the symptoms of gonorrhea .

      I hope that will resolve your problem, keep using answers.yahoo.com.


acute keratosis

Chicken Bumps On Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of chicken skin?
    For some reason, i have chicken skin on my arms. I dont know how i got it, but how do i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it's hereditary, so you can't really get rid of it (and people don't know exactly why some people have it and some people don't).

      But some options you have is...(1) exfoliate everyday with a scrubber or those exfoliating lotion with beads in it...Some people say that the white thingys in those bumps are hardened fat...so if you exfoliate, it should not get trapped under the dead skin and become bumps...OR (2) go to your doctor and get some lotion for it, though I've heard that it's mostly useless...with some rare exceptions

      Everyone's different...so in connection with number (1), you might need to regularly moisturize your arm so that your skin doesn't become dry and trap all the fat and dirty stuff inside...

      Some people tell me, they outgrow the bumps...

      For others, it becomes worse or spread...

      No one really knows what's going on...scientifically

  2. QUESTION:
    What can I do for a rash that looks like little bumps, like chicken skin?
    The little bumps are skin colored, they only turn red after I scratch, they are spreading onto my chest, neck & face. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      go to a dermatologist and they will pescribe you this special lotion that makes your skin soft and get rid off it. you use it every day when you get out of the shower it will clear it up quickly too!

  3. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of annoying red bumps on my arms?
    I think its chicken skin or something? ive tried exfoliating daily and i use lots of lotion. ive even tried putting acne medication on my arms even though i dont think thats the problem. is there any way to get my arms smooth again?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem.. i have had it for years and i've tried many things to get rid of it. i recently started using new aveeno positively ageless firming moisturizer.. i've only been using it for a few days and it already is starting to make a difference. if you have a severe case of this i suggest seeing a dermatologist. they may be able to prescribe a cream or something that may help.. hope this helps you out a little bit!!

  4. QUESTION:
    What are these chicken skin like bumps around vulva?
    I've noticed tiny white chicken-skin like bumps around my vulva, especially when I stretch the skin.
    It's not on the lips, it's inside of them. They seem to be more prominent lately, maybe because I am about to have my monthly gift? Could it also be because I am undergoing immense stress? I am just wondering if these are normal, or a sign of something terrible. I've been giving myself more inspections lately due to being paranoid of contracting STDs or STIs.

    Please help!
    Also, these bumps are not random. They seem to be symmetrical and in a pattern on each side.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest u go to your doctor.....these could be signs of genital herpes......get yourself checked out before it gets worse.....It could be as big as an std or as small as a rash..

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of the little pimple/bumps on your arms?
    I have these little red pimple-like bumps on the "outside" of my upper arms/triceps. Almost like chicken-skin bumps, but red.

    Does anyone else have these? How do you get rid of them?

    anagAh.

    • ANSWER:
      i have them and you need to go to a dermatologist. they have this stuff that they give you called kerafoam my sister uses it but its not all the way gone.

  6. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of these bumps/circles after shaving my legs?
    Mostly its around the back and side of my lower legs. Maybe it's ingrown hairs idk. I do exfoliate but it doesen't work. I don't wear shorts because of it. It kinda looks like this, but more noticable because my skin tone http://www.google.com/imgres?q=shaving+bumps+legs&um=1&hl=en&sa=X&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4GZAB_enUS442US442&biw=1366&bih=612&tbm=isch&tbnid=70f1GBZVBWQIbM:&imgrefurl=http://www.realself.com/question/laser-treatment-for-razor-bumps-chicken-skin&docid=p07MqFKL20vjJM&imgurl=http://www.realself.com/files/09-01-23_09-081-19880.jpg&w=576&h=768&ei=9tTQT6bVGZKs8QSpoL2_AQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=112&vpy=57&dur=511&hovh=259&hovw=194&tx=83&ty=173&sig=108439781237415067360&page=1&tbnh=136&tbnw=102&start=0&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:71
    how can I get rid of it besides laser hair removal and whatnot. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You are using the wrong type of shaver. Shaving with a wet blade razor is the best way to get ingrown hairs and waxing is easily a close second best way. Stop wet shaving and your ingrown hairs will go away and you will not need to waste money on cremes, lotions and potions to repair your damaged skin.

      In the meantime, exfoliate with a rough wash cloth or scrub. This removes the dead layer of skin which can trap hairs and make them grow inward. If still you have some hairs that are ingrown you can tweeze them out. Then apply any white, stick deodorant to soothe and heal your injured skin.

      Any wet blade razor scrapes away not only he unwanted hair but also the top layer of your skin, the epidermis, from which the hair grows. This wet shaving damages the skin and causes the familiar shaver rash and shaver burn that millions complain of. The skin is trying to tell you it has been injured and not to shave like this again. Wet razor blade shaving is the primary cause of painful ingrown hairs as well as a razor used in the direction of hair growth makes the hair bend and lie down next to the skin and then the blade slices the end of the hair diagonally and not straight across. The thin sliced end then bends inwards and downwards and grows into the skin where it becomes infected.

      Constant wet shaving can also produce changes in pigmentation resulting permanent skin discoloration for example in your underarms or bikini line.

      NEVER shave wet with a razor blade, regardless of whether they have hydrating strips or not. This is just a smoke screen as these strips are effective for maybe one or two shaves and they and cost far too much. The multi bladed shaver cartridges too, are only as sharp as the first blade. Once the first blade becomes blunted the others are pretty much useless and you have to buy yet another expensive blade cartridge and these can cost well in excess of 5.00, over the course of a year.

      The reason behind the myth that many believe "shaving causes the hair to grow back thicker" is because they wet shave with a blade. Any doctor will tell you this is biologically impossible. See http://www.bestbodyshaver.com/shaving-myths/ for a renowned Mayo Clinic doctor's advice. The problem once again is the method of shaving and using the correct shaver will solve this issue immediately as well as cheaply. The water used during shaving, is absorbed by the skin cells though the process called osmosis and they swell up. You will have seen this effect if you stay in the water too long and your skin gets the wrinkled "prune" look which makers it impossible for a blade to cut the hair close to the skin. This water absorption causes the skin surface to puff up and the swollen skin cells ride up the hair shaft, concealing the base of the hair so that the blade cannot reach it to cut it. Once you finish shaving the skin dries out and the skin cells deflate again as the water has evaporated. This causes the uncut portion of the hair to reappear.

      The answer is to dry shave with one of the new personal shavers like the Bare It All personal shaver and bikini trimmer at www. BestBodyShaver.com and NEVER one of those face shavers, with coarse foils that may be self described as a personal shavers. Purpose built body shavers are designed with special foils to let the hair be cut without the blades touching and injuring the skin. You have to trim the hair first to short stubble length to make it stand up and away from the skin. The Bare It All personal shaver and trimmer has both a shaver and also a built in trimmer. It is completely cordless and the plug is inbuilt into the shaver base and never needs power cords, plugs or voltage converters. It other words there is nothing to forget or lose even if traveling abroad.

      Using this new rechargeable electric shaver you can get "smooth as waxing" skin without the itching, lumps, bumps and ingrown hairs you get with wet shaving. At less than you get 500 hours of rechargeable shaving which works out at around 3 cents per shave. The titanium blades last for about 12 months too. Hair removal & trimming doesn't get any cheaper or more comfortable than that.
      Buy it online and you don't pay sales tax.

      Compared to the other expensive forms of hair removal, some of which can seriously damage your skin and discolor it permanently, shaving dry with an electric personal shaver is a no brainer for either gender.

  7. QUESTION:
    Are there any inexpensive and affective treatments for Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have Keratosis Pilaris (chicken skin) and I haven't been able to find anything that really works. I've gotten lotions from my doctor but that doesn't completely help.
    Is there any inexpensive and affective treatment that really helps or helped you?
    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Try a loofah to exfolitate:

      To treat keratosis pilaris patients can try several strategies to lessen the bumps. First, the patient can supplement the natural removal of dry skin and papules by using a loofah or another type of scrub showering or bathing. A variety of different over-the-counter (OTC) lotions, ointments, and creams can also be applied after showering while the skin is still moist and then several times a day to keep the area moist. Medicated lotions with urea, 15% alphahydroxy acids, or Retin A can also be prescribed by the dermatologist and applied one to two times daily. Systemic (oral) medications are not prescribed for keratosis pilaris. However if papules are opened and become infected, antibiotics may be necessary to treat the infection.

      I hope using a loofah, or something similar, helps you. As you no doubt already knew (and can read in the article), keratosis pilaris is difficult to treat. Good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    So i know its a is a common skin disorder, typified by “chicken skin” bumps on upper arms, thighs, torso, buttocks and occasionally the cheeks. Excess skin forms around individual hair follicles, creating the characteristic minute, rough, grater-like bumps, but is there something you can do about it? Its really nasty and embarrassing!

    • ANSWER:
      get a product called KP Duty by DermaDoctor
      http://www.dermadoctor.com/

  9. QUESTION:
    What are these tiny bumps around my vulva?
    I've noticed tiny white chicken-skin like bumps around my vulva, especially when I stretch the skin.
    It's not on the lips, it's inside of them. They seem to be more prominent lately, maybe because I am about to have my monthly gift? Could it also be because I am undergoing immense stress? I am just wondering if these are normal, or a sign of something terrible. I've been giving myself more inspections lately due to being paranoid of contracting STDs or STIs.

    Please help!
    Also, these bumps are not random. They seem to be symmetrical and in a pattern on each side.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like genital warts with medication will clear up but you will always have it and it can come and go

  10. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of chicken skin in underarms?
    Some people say arm exercises can help but is it true? What are ways in getting rid of it? How come there are more bumps on the other underarm than the other?

    • ANSWER:
      I think if you do toning exercises it will help.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are these marks and how to get rid of them?
    I've been shaving my legs for three years but i have these bumps on my leg they are apparently unnoticeable BUT they frustrate me. They look something like this http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.realself.com/files/09-01-23_09-081-19880.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.realself.com/question/laser-treatment-for-razor-bumps-chicken-skin&usg=__Yyd_KHopknnkBH9zFcBAg6T5ahI=&h=768&w=576&sz=45&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=70f1GBZVBWQIbM:&tbnh=144&tbnw=108&ei=ltmJTe_rJ4uv4AbP8Oi5Dg&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dshaving%2Bbumps%2Bleg%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-US%26biw%3D1260%26bih%3D839%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=281&oei=edmJTdnbBdOEhQe1paDCDQ&page=1&ndsp=36&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0&tx=81&ty=92 any tips on getting rid of them as i have a big event in two weeks and want them gone! Thanks x

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    How can treat some bumps that i have on my elbows?
    they look red and white flakes and they are spreading. I have been using so many creams and they dont even go away. I even got them burned. they said there called chicken bumps

    • ANSWER:
      "Chicken bumps" or "chicken skin" is actually a condition called Keratosis Pilaris.

      The name keratosis pilaris comes from the process of “keratinization,” our body’s process for building up the epidermis, or outer-most layer of skin. When the body performs this process too much, too often, or in the wrong areas, excess skin collects around the hair follicles. This creates a miniature cone or clogged pore, much like a small pimple.

      While there is no cure for KP, there are some treatments that minimize the appearance of the areas affected such as:

      -The process of using exfoliating (scrubs and loofahs), moisturizing (lotions), softening (creams), and applying anti-inflammatory agents (sarnol hc lotion).

      -Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs). Glycolic acid and Lactic acid are two AHAs used to minimize the bumps through chemical exfoliation. Lactic Acid, which comes in over-the-counter and prescription formulas, is also an effective ingredient for alleviating the appearance of KP bumps.

      -Urea. As with conditions that result in extremely dry and scaly skin, such as psoriasis, eczema, and ichtyosis, you may find your KP affected areas unresponsive to milder treatments. In this case you’ll want to try a product containing urea. You may have to see a dermatologist for some stronger versions of this.

      -Glytone’s KP Kit. As KP often responds well to a multi-faceted approach, consider a therapy regimen that incorporates more than one product, such as Glytone’s KP Kit. Since the goal of KP treatment is to exfoliate, moisturize, and prevent discoloring at the inflamed areas, you’ll find it handy to have both treatments and a gentle puff in one convenient package.

      -Vitamin A Treatments. Sufferers of acne and KP have used vitamin A creams such as Retin A, Tazorac and Differin for years. And while the potency of these products is undeniably effective at treating blemishes, the skin can become dry and pinkishly raw with overuse. Use a small amount of cream applied to the affected areas only once every other day or night. Stronger versions of this can also be obtained from a dermatologist.

      -Soothing Topical Anti-inflammatories. If youre having itching, this is the main thing that will help you. For an anti-inflammatory with the added benefit of itch relief, Sarnol-HC provides the effectiveness of 1% hydrocortisone. Sarnol HC Lotion’s base compounds help soften, smooth and moisturize the skin. Any other 1% hydrocortisone cream/lotion will work as well.

      If none of those treatments work for you, the strongest treatment yet is:

      -Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion therapies offered through visits to your dermatologist may be the last resort for sufferers of KP, but they can also be costly and inconvenient. However, there are a couple of at-home microdermabrasion products that, when used regularly, can have a similar glowing effect. Neova Microdermabrasion Scrub and Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Face and Body Polish are excellent OTC alternatives.

      As with any long-term goal, persistence is the key to treating keratosis pilaris. It is, after all, a chronic condition that requires long term treatment. But chronic doesn’t mean panic. Regular treatment through the specialized products above will go a long way toward preventing new “chicken skin bumps.”

      Hope this wasnt too long, and very helpful for you.

      I have several relatives with KP, and simply exfoliating in the shower, moisturizing, and using hydrocortisone cream has worked wonders!

      Feel free to message me or email me with further questions, and see my source below for more information.

      RN

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of bumps under knees? And red bumps too?
    I have bumps like chicken skin a few under my knees and they never really were a problem. Now I get red sores on a knee every almost month, and they hurt when i kneel on them or something. and its not like a pimple that you can pop. its kind of big but not really risen off the skin, only a little bit. HOW TO GET RID OF THESE?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like it could be really dry skin. I know my sons elbows do the same thing you are talking about. We use Aveeno lotion, and even use Bag Balm on them at night. Seems to help.

  14. QUESTION:
    Why Does My Girlfriend Have These Small Red Bumps?
    Small Red Bumps On Skin?
    My girlfriend has been getting these small red bumps on her feet, legs, and chest the past few days. They start as little red dots that don't stick out but are now raising. It's not a heat rash or chicken pox, this much I know. They don't itch or cause pain and they don't seem to be contagious, as I have none. They're fairly close together, but not touching, and they seem to be in patches. What could the problem be and how can we treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      This might be weird but make sure your bed sheets are clean lol

  15. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of chicken skin on forehead?
    I have a slight case of chicken skin on my forehead. I have not been to the dermatologist due to the condition not being so bad. I just want to know if there is something out there that will help just clean up my forehead. I am pretty sure it is chicken skin due to if you rub ur fingers across my forehead you can fill little bumps.

    • ANSWER:
      exfoliate every other day :)

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of my chicken skin?
    I've got keratosis pilaris, also known as chicken skin on my thighs, calves and the back of my upper arms. I've had it since like always . Any ideas how I can get rid of it ?

    • ANSWER:
      I was told to moisturize often, it will lessen the appearance of the bumps.

  17. QUESTION:
    How can treat some bumps that i have on my elbows?
    they look red and white flakes and they are spreading. I have been using so many creams and they dont even go away. I even got them burned. they said there called chicken bumps

    • ANSWER:
      ok um you might want to use a type of sponge called a luffa and rub it on your elbow,arm ,knee,etc.Put a little soap on the luffa it will eventually make your skin softer and please dont burn them that sounds like it hurts

  18. QUESTION:
    Could my baby be having a reaction to the chicken pox and measles vaccine?
    My 1 year old got a Measles,Mumps,Rubella Vaccine and Chicvkenpox vaccine 9 days ago. In the past few days she has started getting little red bumps on her skin. Could that be a reaction to one of the vaccine?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. But it's not a "bad reaction".

      About 1 in 10 children develop a very mild form of measles approx 10 days after the vaccine. This includes a rash, and fever, etc. This can be a side effect of the Varicella vaccine too. It's a fairly common side effect and is seldom of any consequence.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my skin and is there any way to get rid of them?
    I have always had these bumps on my arms and legs that look like goosebumps, even though I'm not cold. I don't like them at all, and I want to know what they are and if there's any way to get rid of them without expensive products.

    • ANSWER:
      No, they aren't eruptions or a disease, but are a characteristic of the skin, like a chicken that is plucked. Goosebumps are caused by spontaneous muscle contraction around hair follicles.

  20. QUESTION:
    How to remove bumps on my skin? Is it chicken skin?
    I have little bumps ALL over my skin on my arms (Starting from my wrists to my shoulders), legs (starting from my ankles to my upper thighs) & a little on my cheeks. Some are the same color as my skin and are unnoticeable unless you look close, but most of them are red and they are VERY noticeable. I looked around the web and the result "Chicken Skin" keeps coming up. Keratosis Pilaris is the correct term. How can i get rid of them? Or at least tame it so they arent as noticeable. Is there any products i can buy at Target or something to help? Maybe you have this issue too? Let me know! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing that works for me (my back and shoulders) is a tube of acne cream that contains 5% or 10% of Benzoyl Peroxide. However, since it sounds like its a very large part of your body you might need more then 1 tube a month (cost about ).
      Try getting products that are for acne - like OXY or Clearsill soaps and washes ( I personally reccomend Neutrogene's acne prone skin solid bar- the orange/white box).

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of chicken skin?
    I've had these bumps on my arms for as long as I can remember and I have herd people call it "chicken skin". I just really want to know how to get rid of it and why it's there. Neither of my parents have it so is it something that I will eventually grow out of? Im a 16 year old male if it helps...

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise your arms - do some press-ups. This will increase the blood flow to your arms and get rid of them. Plus of course improve your diet. Vitamin A and D can help.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these red bumps on my arms?
    I have these small red bumps on my outer arm. They don't itch, they don't bother me at all. I just don't know how to get rid of them. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris - Chicken Skin - Bane of my existence!!

      Go out and buy Neostrata 10% AHA body lotion and use it every day!!

      If you have more $$ to spend, go to amazon.com and search for lactic acid peel under the brand name Skin Laboratory.

      They have both dramatically improved my KP :)

  23. QUESTION:
    How long is a baby contagious with chicken pox?
    My son looks like he's just showing signs of chicken pox as we've got the first sight of some red spots today. His cousin, got it, and they spent time together 12 days ago (just before she came out in spots). Is he contagious now? Should we avoid contact with others? We're on holiday so I'm wondering whether we should avoid the pool or anyone..! And - if we need to avoid people - for how long?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no need to avoid contact with others, chickenpox is a normal thing with regard to humans as we all go through a life and sometime in life we get it. your child should go to a doctor and get the right medication. calamine helps to stop the itch and dries it out. first make sure it is chickenpox, first sign are bihind the hears, neck and fingers. it's better your child haave it now in the younger years than when he is older becuase it becomes increasingly dangerous as one gets older.

      How chickenpox starts ....

      may start out seeming like a cold: You might have a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, and a cough. But 1 to 2 days later, the rash begins, often in bunches of spots on the chest and face. From there it can spread out quickly over the entire body - sometimes the rash is even in a person's ears and mouth. The number of pox is different for everyone. Some people get just a few bumps; others are covered from head to toe.

      At first, the rash looks like pinkish dots that quickly develop a small blister on top (a blister is a bump on your skin that fills up with fluid). After about 24 to 48 hours, the fluid in the blisters gets cloudy and the blisters begin to crust over.

      Chickenpox blisters show up in waves, so after some begin to crust over, a new group of spots may appear. New chickenpox usually stop appearing by the seventh day, though they may stop as early as the third day. After about a week, all the blisters should get scabs on them and start to heal. Besides the rash, someone with chickenpox might also have a stomachache, a fever, and may just not feel well.

      These tips can help you feel less itchy:

      Keep cool because heat and sweat will make you itch more. You might want to put a cool, wet washcloth on the really bad areas.
      Trim your fingernails, so if you do scratch, they won't tear your skin.
      Soak in a lukewarm bath. Adding some oatmeal (yes, oatmeal!) to your bath water can help relieve the itching.
      Have your mom or dad help you apply calamine lotion, which soothes itching.
      A pain reliever like acetaminophen (say: uh-see-tuh-mih-nuh-fun) might help you feel better, but let your parents help you with this.

  24. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my arm, between my elbow and my shoulder and how do I get rid of them?
    They are small un-noticeable (except to touch) bumps on my arm where the biceps are. They usually feel softer when I put moisturiser on them, except this does not get rid of them. How do I get rid of them completely?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that you are talking about Keratosis pilaris and as far as I know its genetic. Here's what I found on the internet. Hope it answers your question:

      Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloquially referred to as "chicken skin". It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face and may be mistaken for acne.

      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe.[citation needed]

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks) and related disorders.

      Many people with keratosis pilaris do not know they have it (if the condition is mild). While KP resembles goose bumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small rough bumps on the skin. As a result, it is often confused with acne.

      Keratosis pilaris occurs as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy. Though people with keratosis pilaris experience this condition year round, it’s during the colder months when moisture levels in the air are lower that the problem can become exacerbated and the “goose bumps” are apt to look and feel more pronounced in color and texture.

      [edit] Treatment

      There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood, though some will show signs of keratosis pilaris for life. Treatments are largely symptomatic and must be repeated. Regardless, exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, Retin A and medicated lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids or urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to the lactic acid — a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight may also be helpful but increases risk of skin cancer. Small amounts of vitamin A can be used orally but only with exteme caution due to potential for liver damage. Check with a Dermatologist or Family Doctor before taking extra vitamin A due to the vitamins' potential toxic effects.

      Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden (if they do not already appear red), and in many cases will cause bleeding. Excessive picking can lead to scarring. Wearing clothing that is looser around the affected areas can also help reduce the marks, as constant chafing from clothing (such as tight fitting jeans) is similar to repeatedly scratching the bumps.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. Instead, the hair grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated, and can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though can lead to scarring.

      Food allergies may also exacerbate the condition, causing hyper-keratosis pilaris, gluten being a common culprit (source: physician's (MD) oral presentation).

  25. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of chicken skin under your eyes?
    its like bumps n stuff but not pimples. they have been there for as long as I can remmber and i want them gone. any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be keratosis pilaris which is a hereditary condition and there is no known cure.

      This condition usually affects backs of upper arms and forearms but also is known to affect thighs, buttocks and even face. The only place it cannot affect is palms of hands and soles of feet as there are no hair follicles for the build up of keratin (the same substance that is in your hair, skin and nails).

      You can try microdermabrasion but the under eye area is very delicate. All of the treatments used to make this condition better contain AHA's or lactic acid or Vitamin A.

      The eye area is such a delicate thing and I would recommend that you go to a dermatologist who is capable of assessing and diagnosing your problem and who may be able to suggest something to rectify it.

      Good luck.

  26. QUESTION:
    Are small bumps on penis normal for 13 yr old?
    He has small white bumps under the surface. There are a lot of them. Not to be funny, they almost look like the bumps on chicken skin once the feathers have been removed. I wonder of it is just the hair under the surface that hasn't broke through yet. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?

    • ANSWER:
      its just puberty i have them 80 percent of male boys get em just wait they go i a few years

  27. QUESTION:
    What should I expected with a Glycolic Peel W/ Microdermabrasion?
    I recently underwent this and now my skin is super dry and has little bumps (similar to chicken skin). It also irritates too. Is this normal?

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have redness and bumps on the back of your arms?
    Redness as in almost a rash-looking redness and it also has bumps and it's on the back of both of my arms. What is this, and how can I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you had the redness awhile? Or is it sudden?

      It could be you suffer from a skin condition known as Keratosis Pilaris. Which is like chicken skin. (bumps) the best advice is to use a lufa/buff puff in the shower with an all natural oil it helps smooth it -
      Small healthy doses of the sun.

      If it's new or a sudden rash be sure to keep an eye on it and check with an MD - if it doesn't heal.

  29. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of "chicken skin"??
    The little red bumps on the back of your arm. How come some people have it and some don't and how do you get rid of it??

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it's hereditary, so you can't really get rid of it (and people don't know exactly why some people have it and some people don't).

      But some options you have is...(1) exfoliate everyday with a scrubber or those exfoliating lotion with beads in it...Some people say that the white thingys in those bumps are hardened fat...so if you exfoliate, it should not get trapped under the dead skin and become bumps...OR (2) go to your doctor and get some lotion for it, though I've heard that it's mostly useless...with some rare exceptions

      Everyone's different...so in connection with number (1), you might need to regularly moisturize your arm so that your skin doesn't become dry and trap all the fat and dirty stuff inside...

      Some people tell me, they outgrow the bumps...

      For others, it becomes worse or spread...

      No one really knows what's going on...scientifically

  30. QUESTION:
    How to shave with keratosis pilaris (chicken skin)?
    So, they are basically these red, GROSS, bumps that do not go away. I have them on my arms and thighs. The upper half of my arms are getting kind of hairy and I want to shave, but how can I with these gross bumps?

    Thanks!
    ~K.
    I am pretty pale, so it is very noticeable.
    STOP SPAMMING!

    • ANSWER:
      I used to get the same thing... if you begin to nourish those areas with a good moisturizer your bumps will begin to subside. There's a line called Lush, you can buy it online, sometimes it's sold at Macy's and they have their own free-standing stores. They have a bar called King of Skin, it's and you rub it on after getting out of the shower but before toweling off. That stuff is great! Try something like that for a week or so, see if your skin calms down and then shave depending on the result.

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you make the skin on your arms smoother?
    My upper arms seem normal, but they feel as though little itte-bitte pimples are covering the surface. How do you clear the skin and make it smoother?

    • ANSWER:
      i think i know what you're talking about. i have the same thing. it's little bumps, and they don't hurt, but they're sometimes dry and almost always annoying.

      Keratosis pilaris (KP, also follicular keratosis) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin, hence referred to as chicken skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face, which may be mistaken for acne.

      Classification
      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40% of the adult population and approximately 50%-80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men.

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faciei (reddish rash on the cheeks), and related disorders.

      Symptoms and signs
      Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore. This causes the formation of hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). The painless bumps are skin-colored, although they can become red and inflamed at times. Usually many plugs form in an area, causing patches of rough, bumpy skin. This gives the skin a sandpaper or goose flesh appearance. This may be more severe in the winter or times of low humidity, which causes the skin to become dry. It will eventually resolve on its own.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin's "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. The hair, then, grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated. The hair can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though removal can lead to scarring.

      Keratosis pilaris may be hereditary. It is present in babies and continues into adulthood, but is uncommon in elderly people. It is most obvious during the teenage years. KP is prevalent in those who are overweight, or have atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, or descend from Celtic backgrounds. Keratosis pilaris occurs in otherwise healthy people.

      Treatment
      There is no cure for Keratosis pilaris, but treatment is available. One option is to use a loofa to remove the dead, dry skin. Another option is to use a dermotologist-prescribed cream or lotion that should be applied daily. The best lotions for this condition would have urea, 15% alphahydroxy acids, or Retin A in them. Over-the-counter lotions work as well and should be applied after showering, as well as several times a day. The lotions are often soothing and can help improve the appearance of the skin. Dermotologists also recommend mild peeling agents, or alpha hydroxy acids, that may open up the plugged follicles. Antibiotics may also help in some cases where the bumps are red and badly inflamed. To temporarily reduce redness but not roughness, pulse dye laser treatment or intense pulsed light (IPL) can be done.

      Although it may clear up with treatment, reccurance of KP is very likely. Therefore, treatment should be continued regularly. It may take several months to years for the condition to completely clear up.

      A dermotologist or physician can usually diagnose a patient for Keratosis pilaris by visually inspecting the patient's skin.

  32. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of keratosis pilaris or chicken skin?
    i have a lot of these bumps on the back of my arm and a little on my inner thighs. i kno there is no cure but how to make it look smoother would b nice. thanx!

    • ANSWER:
      To reduce the symptoms of keratosis pilaris, you could take Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids (fish oil or flax seed oil if you're vegetarian). If you take the fish oils, make sure it contains 3, 6 and 9 EFAs and take 1-2 capsules a day. It may take 6 weeks or more to see an effect. Vitamin E and B vitamins may increase the beneficial effects of the Omega oils.

      On your skin, use a good daily moisturizer. A moisturizer with alpha- or beta- hydroxy acids can be used a few times a week to help your skin with shedding old skin cells, which may make the skin smoother.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are little red dots all over my skin?
    I have maybe a rash and I'm pretty sure it's not chicken pox. The red dots are showing up on my thighs, arms, and face and only a few of the red dots itch. Have any idea of what they are?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it could be one of a few things. It could be a rash from something you come into contact with or are allergic to. Since it is all over including your face, I might guess soap or shampoo. If you've swam in a pool lately it could be because of chlorine - that can cause skin irritation. And, last it could be prickly heat - if it is hot where you are. Prickly heat comes from blocked skin pores from excessive heat, fluid builds up under the skin from sweat but it doesn't release because of the blockage and with that fluid buildup you get little bumps. What causes the redness and irritation is the natural salt in the body - it irritates and causes inflammation.

      So, options for treating. If it's been hot where you are, cool showers are the thing to relieve and cool down the body. You can purchase a product called Witch Hazel which is a liquid that eases skin irritations. It has alcohol and the herb witch hazel and you apply it with cotton balls to irritated skin. It might sting just a wee bit when you first apply but it absolutely brings relief.

      If it is allergy - consider all the products you are using on your skin. Detergent can be one, shampoo and soap. Most people, the only thing that contacts every part of their body would be clothing, sheets, shampoos, soaps. Or if you've purchased something new in the home, it could be offgassing an odor that is causing you to react - things like new carpet, furniture, pillows, a lot of new things smell new, but that smell comes from chemicals that can be irritating.

      A test would be to first take the cool shower and use the Witch Hazel (get at pharmacy - product name Dickinson's Witch Hazel - http://www.drugstore.com/t-n-dickinsons-all-natural-astringent-for-face-and-body/qxp86716

      If those don't work, purchase some over-the-counter allergy medicine - Benadryl is best for skin rashes. Only take one, and know that it will make you drowsy, so don't drive or plan to do anything after taking it. See if that helps. Whatever works in treatment will give you your answer. If it is the Benadryl that helps, you need to see what you've done differently in the last two or four weeks - it can take time for an allergy to build up so it might not be something that happened in the past few days. But if you'd changed something in the last week that would be the first thing to think of - and eliminate.

  34. QUESTION:
    Why does the skin on my arms and butt feel weird?
    Ok this might be really strange but parts of my body (especially my butt and the back of my arms) have this weird skin condition. I dont know how to describe it, it doesnt look like much but it doesnt feel as smooth as the rest of my skin. It kinda feels like I have permanent goosebumps on those places and if you look closely, it looks like theres tiny pimples there. Does anyone know what this is or how I can get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      keratosis pilaris!
      ---Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a very common skin condition often referred to as "chicken skin". If you have keratosis pilaris, you are not alone. Worldwide, keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe.

      Most people with keratosis pilaris don't know they have it. While KP resembles goosebumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small, rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles. (Often confused with acne.)---
      go get more info at http://www.keratosis-pilaris.org/ :)

  35. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps on my fingers?
    I've had these bumps for about 2 days, it looks like I have chicken skin or goosebumps on my fingers.Its only on my middle fingers they don't itch or burn and it's not spreading to my other fingers, but it's not going away either. I also looked at the pics of eczema and the bumps look nothing like that.

    • ANSWER:
      knuckles?
      lol

  36. QUESTION:
    I have these bumps on my arms from different things. How do you get rid of them?
    The top of my arms have these annoying bumps I think called "chicken skin". The bottom part have red bumps from using hair removal products. I think maybe the products are too strong for my sensitive skin. How can I get rid of these quickly? Remedies and products that are in your nearest store like Walmart and Walgreens would be nice.

    • ANSWER:
      It's called Keratosis Polaris. It's a genetic skin condition. Many people actually have them. There is no way to actually get rid of them, but if you go to the nearest pharmacy and get a loofa sponge, rubbing a little bit harder might help them go away:)

  37. QUESTION:
    What is a good skin care routine to get great skin?
    I'm starting a new skin care routine in the morning.
    What is your routine and what products do you use?

    I'm looking for a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, exfoliator, mask to all have on hand. Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      I have/had issues with my skin big time. I would be dry and flakey, oily in areas creating blackheads, acne, whiteheads. Ugh, and during THAT time of the month? Forget it.

      I've recently started a new treatment, which mainly has been all about diet along with some of my favorite products and my skin is FABULOUS. I can't even tell you. This morning I looked in the mirror and it was GLOWING. My skin tone was even, no red patches, no bumps, small pores, blackheads are almost entirely gone.

      Here is everything I use and WHEN I use it.

      1. Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Cleansing Pads w/ Salycilic acid. I use these at night to get rid of all the dirt and oil that has accumulated throughout the day.

      2. Neutrogena Blackhead Clearing 2 in 1 Pads: I use these TWICE a week. They are very strong and when I used them daily they actually made me break out more, but they really helped with the blackheads, so I cut back to using this pad at night only 2x per week.

      3. Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleaner: I use this in the MORNING 2x per week. I tend to use a lot of products so I alternate days so I'm not going too crazy. One morning I'll wake up and just rinse my face with warm water, the next day I'll use this stuff, the next day just warm water, and so forth.

      4. Proactive Refining Mask: I find this stuff in the mall on the Proactive carts. I hate Proactive, would never recommend it but the Refining Mask is GOLDEN for spot treatments if you break out. It's a sulfur based mask which is PHENOMENAL at drying out acne over night and making it noticeablly smaller and less red by morning. You can use it either as spot treatment, OR as an entire face mask. I do it both ways and actually sleep with this stuff on my face. It's gentle and doesn't leave red blotches on my skin that other spot treatments do.

      5. Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion: I use this ONCE every two weeks. It is a great scrub to get rid of the dull surface skin cells, to turn over skin and to get the baby butt skin hiding underneath. It smooths, evens skin tone, and makes your face super soft.

      6. I've been drinking 1 Liter of water PER day. I get a gigantic Poland Spring and keep it with me all day.

      7. I've been cutting out red meat. I eat lean meats, turkey, chicken, tuna fish, and eating fruits and vegetables every single day. In the morning I'll have a mix of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries, these fruits are LOADED with antioxidants which clear your skin of impurities. Lunch, i'll have lean meat, tomatoes, eggplants, apples, and a snack of some almonds.

      I've literally cut out ALL garbage from my diet. No cookies, chips, cakes, pasteries, donuts, etc. You'll be surprised, I thought it would be so hard to get rid of junk but just after a couple of days getting the nutrients I SHOULD be getting, I am never hungry, I eat small meals 4x per day, and I never crave junk.

      8. Most important! I've been taking a daily multivitamin, One a Day women's active vitamin (every morning), along with an Omega-3 Fish Oil 1000mg supplement (2x per day, AM and PM) The Omega-3 is something that pretty much everyone does not get enough of. It improves dry skin, it clears complexion, it evens skin tone. (If you decide on starting a Fish Oil supplement, be careful because some brands are not as pure as others, and may contain toxins and metals found in the fish. Make sure if you pick up an oil that it says "Molecularly distlled to remove pesticides, PCB's and heavy metals." I like Natrol Omega-3 Fish Oil. It's definitely a bit more expensive, but there's no way I'm putting toxins and metals into my body. Get the lemon flavored ones as well. It cuts back on "fish burps" XP

      9. I've also been running! The exertion and sweat from running has totally been clearing my complexion up as well.

      10. Don't forget the SPF moisturizer in the day! I use Aveeno calming lotion w/SPF every morning.

      11. Get 7-8 hours of sleep!

      I know it sounds like a lot, but nothing has ever worked for me. I suddenly got all this motivation and my skin has NEVER looked as good as it does now.

      Holy crap this was long. :X

  38. QUESTION:
    What are these tiny bumps on my shoulder?
    On my right shoulder I have a million tiny, flesh colored dots, tiny raised bumps. Many bumps have 1 tiny hair in them, and they showed up out of nowhere. They do not itch, hurt, or have any coloring on them. If anyone knows what chicken skin is, thats basically what it is like. This spread down the right side of my back most of the way. This isn't a few large raised bumps, its like a couple hundred dots, all of them look exactly the same, they are just raised bumps, and they are barely raised at all too. Anyone know what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      either backne or heat bumps.

  39. QUESTION:
    Why does the skin on the back of my thighs look like chicke skin?
    My skin has been like this for maybe even years, so nothing to worry about I am curious. Also in between the chicken looking skin (before the chicken is cooked) I have a few larger bumps, and I continue having those bumps down the insides of my thighs to my knees. Thanks and God bless.

    • ANSWER:
      It's cellulite. Don't worry about it. It's not the most attractive thing around, but most women have it. it has nothing to do with weight. Women of all sizes have it. There's not a lot you can do about it. There are all sorts of "cures" out there, but they're all basically BS. You can just rub it away or put creams on it, and it will magically disappear. Surgery could probably take care of it, but then you have weigh the risks of surgery versus how much you hate the looks of it.

      Here are some links to read up on it:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulite

      http://www.medicinenet.com/cellulite/article.htm

  40. QUESTION:
    How do I get ride of these little bumps scars on my upper arms?
    The skin on my upper arms used to be so smooth.. I have a habbit of picking at my arms when I feel they have little bumps.. The backside of my upper arms is not smooth and kinda of rough and bumpy. What can I do to get rid of the bumps.. I mean you can see the little spots on my arms. Is there some sort of herbal remedy or cream from the stores I can buy to get ride of the scars I got from picking at my arms to make them look smooth again?

    • ANSWER:
      do you have red chicken bumps like this?

      http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbs=isch:1&q=keratosis+pilaris&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=21

      This condition is called keratosis pilaris.

      I would suggest using KP Derma Doctor products.
      They're pretty expensive though but really worth it.

      http://www.dermadoctor.com/article_Keratosis-Pilaris_51.html

  41. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of these small bumps?
    I have these red bumps on my lower butt (right above my thighs). They are much smaller than pimples but there are so many of them! Is there any certain (cheap-ish) cream I can get to clear them up?

    • ANSWER:
      This is most likely a condition called Keritosis Pilaris also known as KP or chicken skin. Over half the population have it in varying degrees. A dermatologist recommended these things;

      1. Wash the affected areas with a gentle cleanser for normal skin such as Cetaphil.
      2. Gently exfoliate the area (scrub off dead skin cells and dirt) with an exfoliating glove (usually cost ) by wetting it, putting the cleanser on it and using small circular motions on the skin.
      3. Pat dry gently and use a moisturiser such as the cheap vitamin E cream from the supermarket on all affected areas.
      4. On the worst areas, use a mild to medium urea cream such as QV heel balm. (these you can get in a pharmacy, normally used for dry feet)

      Drying out the skin with acne medication and gels will usually make the problem worse.

      Just remember, exfoliation and moisturising are the key!

  42. QUESTION:
    What are these weird red bumps on my arms?
    I have these weird little red bumps on my arms, they are not pimples. It runs in my family, my sister has it also. I've had it my entire life. Does anyone know what it is or how to get rid of it??

    • ANSWER:
      What you have is Keratosis Pilaris or chicken skin. Keratosis Pilaris is caused by over growths of dead skin over the hair follicle. The quickest and easy fix is a chemical exfoliant (for example a Glycol based one that you would use on your face) or even a physical exfoliant will clear it up in as little as three weeks. Enjoy your clear skin!

  43. QUESTION:
    What causes the red bumps on the back of people's (mostly girls) arms?
    The bumps are usually small but many and sometimes they are red. Almost like razor bumps only on the back of the upper arm.
    Can it be inherited?
    O yeah, how to solve it?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a symptom of Vitamin A deficiency. It is called Chicken Skin. An early sign of Vitamin A deficiency is chicken skin - small raised bumps on the back of the neck, upper arms, back and shoulders. Other deficiency symptoms are premature wrinkles, acne, pimples, blackheads, psoriasis, vision disorders, respiratory problems, dry, rough, itchy, scaly, cracked skin and slowed healing.

      You need to increase your dietary intake of Vitamin A. Once eaten, beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A(retinol) in the body when needed. It's a powerful antioxidant in its own right.

      Foods rich in Beta Carotene (Vitamin A) are:- Fish liver oil, liver, carrots, dark green and yellow vegetables, eggs, milk and dairy products, margarine and yellow fruits.

      Vitamin A rich foods will keep the outer layers of your tissues and organs healthy, help in the removal of age spots, if you have them, promote growth, strong bones, healthy skin, hair, teeth and gums, help treat acne, superficial wrinkles, impetigo, boils, carbuncles and open ulcers when applied externally.

      Another deficiency symptom of Vitamin A is night blindness.

      Recommended daily intake of Vitamin A is 4,000 IU for females.

      I'm sure if you follow my advice you will be more than pleased with your renewed skin texture !!!

      PEACE & LIGHT

  44. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of these little small bumps on my forhead?
    i don't have acne at all i just have very little bumps on my forhead, i wash my face everyday, how do i get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the sebaceous glands secrete an oily substance called sebum in larger quantities than necessary and block the pores of the skin. This happens due to the stimulation of sex hormones, and particularly due to the effect of androgen. The sebum is trapped within the skin resulting in pimples that appear on the face, neck, back and chest. Some factors that lead to the appearance of acne is heredity, hormonal disorders climatic conditions (living in warm and humid areas), eating habits and the use of certain drugs such as androgens, lithium.

      The use of improper cosmetics can aggravate the situation. For example, oily cosmetics cause profuse sweating and burden the skin. You need to use products that have a pH close to that of the skin (5-6) and do not contain allergens. Additionally, the products should be oil-free.

      Your diet is also an important factor. The consumption of fat, particularly saturated fat and trans fats can make the situation worse. Therefore, you should reduce the consumption of foods rich in saturated fats, which are found in foods such as lamb, beef and fried foods. Instead, it is recommended that you increase the consumption of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are found in foods like olive oil, fish and fish oils.

      What is more, it has been proven through research that eating foods rich in vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, C and rich in minerals such as selenium and metals like zinc can help you fight this problem. More specifically, here is what to eat if you have acne:

      Low-fat dairy products.
      White meat (turkey, chicken, fish) three times a week.
      Olive oil.
      Do not eat red meat more than 1-2 times a week.
      Furthermore, the diet of people who have acne should be rich in the vitamins and minerals listed below:

      Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) - Sources: whole grains, mushrooms, walnuts and salmon.
      Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) - Sources: Bananas, beef, brown rice, eggs, cantaloupe, cabbage, oats, peanuts, beans, nuts, whole grain cereals, brewer's yeast.
      Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - Sources: broccoli, kiwi, oranges, red peppers, pineapple, and strawberries.
      Selenium- Sources: Shellfish, crab, oysters, whole grain cereals, lobster, onions, tomatoes.
      Zinc - Sources: Beef, eggs, whole grains, lamb, nuts, oysters, yogurt, brewer's yeast.
      However, the most important step in order to get rid of acne is to correct your hormonal imbalances. To do that you should follow a holistic program that can help you cure acne once and for all.

      Take care...

  45. QUESTION:
    How long is chicken pox contagious for?
    My 3 years old has chicken pox, The spots came out 2 days ago, different literature seems to give different answers? I want to now when it is safe to take her back to nursery. When the blisters turn to scabs? (which is what i suspect), or when it has cleared up completely. I am 36 weeks pregnant and would also like to know if the virus can surive outside the body?

    • ANSWER:
      Did you have chicken pox before ?

      http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/chicken_pox.html

      Check yourself out...call the doctor

      Symptoms of Chickenpox
      The rash begins as multiple small, red bumps that look like pimples or insect bites. They develop into thin-walled blisters filled with clear fluid, which becomes cloudy. The blister wall breaks, leaving open sores, which finally crust over to become dry, brown scabs.

      Chickenpox blisters are usually less than a quarter of an inch wide, have a reddish base, and appear in bouts over 2 to 4 days. The rash may be more extensive or severe in kids who have skin disorders such as eczema.

      Some children have a fever, abdominal pain, sore throat, headache, or a vague sick feeling a day or 2 before the rash appears. These symptoms may last for a few days, and fever stays in the range of 100°–102° Fahrenheit (37.7°–38.8° Celsius), though in rare cases may be higher. Younger kids often have milder symptoms and fewer blisters than older children or adults.

      Typically, chickenpox is a mild illness, but can affect some infants, teens, adults, and people with weak immune systems more severely. Some people can develop serious bacterial infections involving the skin, lungs, bones, joints, and the brain (encephalitis). Even kids with normal immune systems can occasionally develop complications, most commonly a skin infection near the blisters.

      Anyone who has had chickenpox (or the chickenpox vaccine) as a child is at risk for developing shingles later in life, and up to 20% do. After an infection, VZV can remain inactive in nerve cells near the spinal cord and reactivate later as shingles, which can cause tingling, itching, or pain followed by a rash with red bumps and blisters. Shingles is sometimes treated with antiviral drugs, steroids, and pain medications, and in May 2006 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a vaccine to prevent shingles in people 60 and older.

      Contagiousness
      Chickenpox is contagious from about 2 days before the rash appears and lasts until all the blisters are crusted over. A child with chickenpox should be kept out of school until all blisters have dried, usually about 1 week. If you're unsure about whether your child is ready to return to school, ask your doctor.

      Chickenpox is very contagious — most kids with a sibling who's been infected will get it as well, showing symptoms about 2 weeks after the first child does. To help keep the virus from spreading, make sure your kids wash their hands frequently, particularly before eating and after using the bathroom. And keep a child with chickenpox away from unvaccinated siblings as much as possible.

      People who haven't had chickenpox also can catch it from someone with shingles, but they cannot catch shingles itself. That's because shingles can only develop from a reactivation of VZV in someone who has previously had chickenpox.

      >>>>>>>>Chickenpox and Pregnancy
      Pregnant women and anyone with immune system problems should not be near a person with chickenpox. If a pregnant woman who hasn't had chickenpox in the past contracts it (especially in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy), the fetus is at risk for birth defects and she is at risk for more health complications than if she'd been infected when she wasn't pregnant. If she develops chickenpox just before or after the child is born, the newborn is at risk for serious health complications. There is no risk to the developing baby if the woman develops shingles during the pregnancy.

      If a pregnant woman has had chickenpox before the pregnancy, the baby will be protected from infection for the first few months of life, since the mother's immunity gets passed on to the baby through the placenta and breast milk.

      Those at risk for severe disease or serious complications — such as newborns whose mothers had chickenpox at the time of delivery, patients with leukemia or immune deficiencies, and kids receiving drugs that suppress the immune system — may be given varicella zoster immune globulin after exposure to chickenpox to reduce its severity.<<<<<<<<<<<<

      Preventing Chickenpox
      Doctors recommend that kids receive the chickenpox vaccine when they are 12 to 18 months old. The vaccine is about 70% to 85% effective at preventing mild infection, and more than 95% effective in preventing moderate to severe forms of the infection. Although the vaccine works pretty well, some kids who are immunized still will get chickenpox. Those who do, though, will have much milder symptoms than those who haven't had the vaccine and become infected.

      Healthy children who have had chickenpox do not need the vaccine — they usually have lifelong protection against the illness.

      Treating Chickenpox
      A virus causes chickenpox, so your child's doctor won't prescribe antibiotics. However, antibiotics may be required if the sores become infected by bacteria. This is pretty common among kids because they often scratch and pick at the blisters.

      The antiviral medicine acyclovir may be prescribed for people with chickenpox who are at risk for complications. The drug, which can make the infection less severe, must be given within the first 24 hours after the rash appears. Acyclovir can have significant side effects, so it is only given when necessary. Your doctor can tell you if the medication is right for your child.

      Dealing With the Discomfort of Chickenpox
      You can help relieve the itchiness, fever, and discomfort of chickenpox by:

      Using cool wet compresses or giving baths in cool or lukewarm water every 3 to 4 hours for the first few days. Oatmeal baths, available at the supermarket or pharmacy, can help to relieve itching. (Baths do not spread chickenpox.)
      Patting (not rubbing) the body dry.
      Putting calamine lotion on itchy areas (but don't use it on the face, especially near the eyes).
      Giving your child foods that are cold, soft, and bland because chickenpox in the mouth may make drinking or eating difficult. Avoid feeding your child anything highly acidic or especially salty, like orange juice or pretzels.
      Asking your doctor or pharmacist about pain-relieving creams to apply to sores in the genital area.
      Giving your child acetaminophen regularly to help relieve pain if your child has mouth blisters.
      Asking the doctor about using over-the-counter medication for itching.
      Never use aspirin to reduce pain or fever in children with chickenpox because aspirin has been associated with the serious disease Reye syndrome, which can lead to liver failure and even death.

      As much as possible, discourage kids from scratching. This can be difficult for them, so consider putting mittens or socks on your child's hands to prevent scratching during sleep. In addition, trim fingernails and keep them clean to help lessen the effects of scratching, including broken blisters and infection.

      Most chickenpox infections require no special medical treatment. But sometimes, there are problems. Call the doctor if your child:

      has fever that lasts for more than 4 days or rises above 102° Fahrenheit (38.8° Celsius)
      has a severe cough or trouble breathing
      has an area of rash that leaks pus (thick, discolored fluid) or becomes red, warm, swollen, or sore
      has a severe headache
      is unusually drowsy or has trouble waking up
      has trouble looking at bright lights
      has difficulty walking
      seems confused
      seems very ill or is vomiting
      has a stiff neck
      Call your doctor if you think your child has chickenpox, if you have a question, or if you're concerned about a possible complication. The doctor can guide you in watching for complications and in choosing medication to relieve itching. When taking your child to the doctor, let the office know in advance that your child might have chickenpox. It's important to ensure that other kids in the office are not exposed — for some of them, a chickenpox infection could cause severe complications.

      Reviewed by: Larissa Hirsch, MD
      Date reviewed: August 2006

  46. QUESTION:
    What can I do to treat my American Bulldog's Skin Problem?
    Our family's American Bulldog (Marcus) is only a yer-old but he's been suffering a skin problem. The problem presents itself as over-all redness on his body with bumps and his skin easily tears and bleeds. At first, the Vet said he was allergic to his foods or it might be mange. He;s been treated with antibiotics, vitamins, skin ointments and anti-mange injections. But still he hasnt gotten better and it only seems to get worse. What else can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Try feeding him something that doesn't contain any preservatives.
      If you have a local pet shop see if they provide preservative free chicken mince.

      A lot of dogs that suffer from eczema seem to benefit from this.

  47. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of those bumps on my legs? They kind of look like goose bumps?
    Not everyone has them, but you know those type of bumps that are on your outer legs and look like goose bumps except their darker then your actual skin tone, how do you get rid of them?

    Their not like scars or anything, I have had them my whole life. Their like a ton of tiny bumps. I don't think exfoliating will actually work. How do I get rid of it, so I can have very smooth legs?

    Thanks a lot!

    • ANSWER:
      I think I know what you are talking about.It's called Keratosis Pilaris.It is most likely hereditary.It makes your skin look like "chicken skin" or like you have constant goosebumps.The most common place to get them is the backs of arms,thighs and calves.
      The good news is that it doesn't cause any other problems,but the not so good news is that it will most likely never be completely clear.
      A helpful thing to do is to exfoliate-gently,nothing rough(that helps only a little-but anything is better than nothing) and stay hydrated.
      There is a prescription medicine that your dermatologist can give you but it is very expensive and not usually covered by insurance,since it is only a cosmetic condition.It works very well,though,so if you are willing to spend - for the tube it may be worth it to you.
      You can also go to the skin lotion aisle in your local drugstore.They have many lotions available specifically for this condition.These creams don't have the same ingredients as the prescription but are much cheaper-again,they only help a little,they won't completely get rid of it.Hope this helped!Good luck!

  48. QUESTION:
    Why do I have these small bumps all over my upper arms?
    Ever since I can remember I have had small bumps on my arms. Mostly light in color and only on the upper part of the arm. If I go to the tanning bed a lot, it seems like a lot of them go away, but there are always some there. What does this mean???? Do I have a vitamin deficiency? Do I need to use a certain type of cleanser?

    • ANSWER:
      That could be keratosis pilaris.

      According to one website it is described as this: Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a common skin disorder, typified by "chicken skin" bumps on upper arms, thighs, torso, buttocks and occasionally the cheeks. Excess skin forms around individual hair follicles, creating the characteristic minute, rough, grater-like bumps.

      To me they look like a bunch of ingrown hair bumps.

  49. QUESTION:
    How can I make really good fried chicken?
    Everyt time I fry it, the skin falls off and the rest of hte chicken gets too greasy. What are some tips to frying really good chicken?
    Southerners...you got it going on!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Soak 8-24 hours in either buttermilk or salt-water brine.

      Fry like peices at the same time. Do not put wings in there w/ thighs.

      Remember: wet sticks to dry, dry sticks to wet. So if your chicken is dry, do not dredge in flour--it won't stick. If your chicken is wet (w/ buttermilk, maybe) then dip into seasoned flour. SHAKE OFF EXCESS. Loose flour does not make more crust, it just dirties up the oil.

      After breadingyour chicken, let it sit at room temp 15-30 min. prior to frying. This lets the breading set.

      Best oil temp is abotu 365º. 350 may do, don't go over 375. If you have a gas stove, that's the best way to go. I'd never attempt fried chicken on an electric stove. Oil any cooler than this will just get absorbed by your chicken.

      Do not totally submerge your chicken in oil. You can fry it in an inch of oil. You can bump up the flavor w/ a bit of clear bacon drippings in the oil as well. I like peanut oil for frying, but canola is good too.


chicken bumps on skin

White Skin Disorder

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of the dark and light patches on my kids skin?
    My son has a few patches of whiter skin on his torso. My daughter has a few patches of darker skin on her torso and arms. Is this a coincidence, or is it some kind of related genetic pigment disorder? In both children, the patches were not present at birth, but showed up several months later. The texture of the discolored patches on both skin is fine, it's just the skin color that's different.

    • ANSWER:
      They are most likely caused by a fungal condition called tinea versicolor, or pityriasis versicolor. Patches are generally on the chest, back, upper arms, and occasionally on the neck and face.

      The patches can range from white to pink and from tan to dark depending on the babies skin tone. They will generally become more noticeable if the baby is hot/sweaty or their skin gets tanned.

      Patches may look odd, but they're probably nothing to worry about. It poses no health problems for your baby. It tends to flare up in the summer and prefers oily skin.

      If the spots are small and mild and your baby doesn't seem uncomfortable - ask the doctor whether it's okay to treat them with an over-the-counter dandruff shampoo that contains selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue).

      Put a thin layer of the shampoo on all the affected spots and spread it a couple of inches beyond their borders. Leave the shampoo on for ten to 15 minutes before rinsing it off. If you do this every night for a few weeks, the fungus should disappear. It can take a few months for the skin color to return to normal, though.

      If this home remedy doesn't work, take them to the doctor.

  2. QUESTION:
    Why didn't Michael Jackson have any evidence of a skin disorder as a child?
    Don't people with skin disorders have it their whole life and not just as an adult?

    • ANSWER:
      YES! Of course they have it their whole life, he didn't have a skin disorder he had it done cosmetically to make him white.
      Also with the disease they pretend that he had, my father had it and it gives you patches of white over your body and face - it doesn't completely turn you white.

  3. QUESTION:
    What really happened to Michael Jackson?
    I've heard he caught a rare skin disorder, I've also heard that he had a surgery to become white.. WTF actually happened to him, how does he look so drastically different from when he was a kid?

    • ANSWER:
      vitiligo is what happened. look it up.
      bleaching as much skin as people claimed he has is impossible and deadly. if he bleached anything it was probably left over blotches which is the way that most people with vitiligo go.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for my chocolate labrador?
    He gets repeated ear infections in one ear and the vet keeps giving him anti biotics. He had skin disorders and the vets didn't know what to do about this ...but a man walking his lab told us to give a daily fish oil tablet...and his skin condition is cured. Maybe someone has used something that works for the ear infections?

    • ANSWER:
      due to labs having floppy ears they get allot of moister in their another thing is that with him having the skin problems it probably indicates he has allergies their is a couple things you can try
      cleanse the ear with a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water The vinegar acts to break down the wax in the ear, and creates a pH in the ear which prohibits the growth of bacteria and yeast. If the dog already has the infection keep him on the oral anti biotics and use Ear Relief by Veterinarian's Best retailing for .99 at petsmart.com but if he does not have a infection right now use the vinegar regularly to prevent any from coming it worked really well in my dogs due to our climate and the fact that they love the water all of my dogs have gotten infections from time to time until i started using the vinger treatment it keeps them at bay I may only get one infection every now and then and mostly because i slack off on cleaning their ears out we have a border collie a sheltie a springer spaniel a Pekingese and a German Shepard any way good luck hope this helps . Amy

  5. QUESTION:
    Will a person with vertiligo get a tan?
    Since I am very white from a skin disorder. I was thinking of sun tanning. Will I actually get a tan. Will have to work in very hot temperatures so I was wondering if a tan might help to avoid the burn.

    • ANSWER:
      No, you won't get a tan because your skin doesn't produce melanin like that. You should try using an artificial tanning product, or a spray on.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do i make Black Hair look Stylish and not emo-like?
    Some people who first meet me think i am an emo because i have black hair and white skin. My hair is naturally black and and i find it hard to tan (skin disorder) can't catch the sun. I don't wear black clothes so some people think i am a chemo (a person who hides in normal clothes.) I just want to look stylish

    • ANSWER:
      Who cares what they think wear what you like & are comfortable in. Other peoples opinions don't matter. Do what you want Hope this helps *(^.:.^)* C 2009

  7. QUESTION:
    Why did Michael Jackson's Kids come out so White?
    I know it is possible for this to happen, for mixed kids to come out looking one race, but for all three of his kids to look white is strange. Usually the black side is more dominate, like with Barack Obama. Also their hair isn't the usual texture of mixed kids. Blanket the youngest with very few pictures doesn't look mixed at all. The oldest son Prince Michael does resemble his father though. But how did this happen? It looks like they took after Michael after his surgeries and skin disorder took full effect.

    • ANSWER:
      Sigh...

      No. These children are not his biological children. It amazes me how so many people here seem to think so.

      1. Black biracial people can vary in skin tone and facial features. However, these children (who are past toddler age) do not show even the slightest signs of 'black' characteristics, in which you would usual find in most black biracial people Therefore, the odds of this not happening to three children in one household is absolutely notwithstanding. (For people who actually thinks they look like him, please do not forget how MJ looked pre his physical alterations).

      2. MJ had serious deep rooted issues with his own 'blackness'. It's openly evident he went as far as to alter his physical appearance to eradicate signs of his black heritage. However, he could never alter his reproductive genetics scientifically nor medically (not yet at least). That being said, knowing him it's not likely he would "subject" his off-spring to the very characteristics he seem to despise. It's also rumored that he used a white male sperm donor for these children. MJ has always been the poster child for black self hate to the fifth power.

  8. QUESTION:
    Why is the skin on my legs purple?
    Never extending past my knee, the skin down to my feet is purple with interspersed white dots. Whenever I press my finger into it will brighten to white and then disappears. For example, by the time you poke in a simple :) smiley it will start to fade back to purple.

    Is this because of lack of lymph or a skin disorder?
    Any way to fix that? Thanks...
    I'm a guy, 14.

    • ANSWER:
      Not knowing your age or health status I can only throw out a few ideas. Do you smoke? Smoking can decrease your circulation which can make skin purple, splotchy, slightly cold to the touch. Diabetes is another illness that can cause poor circulation. If you are not experiencing pain, swelling, or other symptoms, you can mention it at your next doctor appointment. If you are experiencing other symptoms such as swelling, cuts or scratches that are having trouble healing, pain, numbness, etc. make an appointment as soon as possible to have a complete blood work up and tests. Best of luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    What type of skin disorder do I have?
    I have dark colored skin with light colored spots on my sides of my back and under my arms. They do not itch and they are not scaly. I have no symptoms at all except for the physical appearance. What could they be? Where can I get more info?

    • ANSWER:
      Kinda sounds like Vitiligo to me.

      Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. This happens because the cells that make pigment (color) in the skin are destroyed. These cells are called melanocytes (ma-LAN-o-sites). Vitiligo can also affect the mucous membranes (such as the tissue inside the mouth and nose) and the eye.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can turmeric permanently stain my white skin yellow?
    I eat lots of turmeric (i read it was healthy and like the taste) and pour it on everything. Often times the whole area around my mouth is turned yellow. It takes about a day or two for this to disappear. I am wondering if like a child making funny faces, my skin might not be permanently turned yellow. Can turmeric permanently alter the color of my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      No, not permanently.

      It is used as a dye and will stain your skin but it will come off your skin eventually.

      And you are right it is good for you.
      * Acts as anti-inflammatory by lowering histamine levels
      * Acts as anti-oxidant protecting against free radical damage
      * Protects liver from certain toxins
      * Improves circulation by inhibiting blood platelets from sticking together

      * Digestive disorders - Curcumin, one of the active ingredients in turmeric, induces the flow of bile, which breaks down fats. Extracts of turmeric root inhibited gastric secretion and protected against injuries caused by medications such as indomethacin and reserpine in an animal study. Further studies are needed to confirm these effects in humans.
      * Arthritis - Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory agent that relieves the aches and pains associated with arthritis.
      * Cardiovascular conditions
      * Cancer Turmeric has shown to decrease symptoms of skin cancers and reduced the incidence of chemically caused breast cancer in lab animals.
      * Bacterial infection - The herb's volatile oil functions as an external antibiotic, preventing bacterial infection in wounds.

  11. QUESTION:
    Red scar looking things appearing on my skin?
    I kinda curious about these red scar looking marks I have on both of my shoulders (look kinda like deep scratches). I don't know how or where they came from but they are not disappearing, its been a two months already. It was only on one shoulder at first and now I got them on both shoulders and they got a lot more noticeable (longer and wider).

    Anyone have an idea on what's going on, maybe some skin disorder?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like stretch marks. Which actually are scars. Have you been going through a growth spurt? Maybe working out? You can prevent them from turning into bad stretch marks while they are in this stage by applying vitamin e oil to them, but as soon as they fade into a white color they are pretty much there forever. But I obviously can't see exactly what you are talking about, so for the old yahoo answers cliche... go to a doctor they can tell you for sure.

  12. QUESTION:
    In what age can we use injectable glutathione?
    My sister is 17 years old and she wants to use injectable glutathione to have whiter skin. Is it possible that she can already use it for IV?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't recommend injectable (or intravenous) glutathione for any age!

      By getting your glutathione through an injection or any another method that gives you superficial glutathione, you are increasing your chances of developing skin cancer and other skin disorders.

      Lightening your skin is done by inhibiting melanin synthesis!

      Melanin (or pigment) is a substance that gives the skin its natural color AND protects you from the harmful rays of the sun. http://www.amazing-glutathione.com/intravenous-glutathione.html

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the little pin sized dots on my skin?
    I have little pin sized white dots on my skin especially arms they aren't too noticeable but I noticed i have a couple places lightening on my lips also. These dots are not raised and it doesn't look like that fungus at all. I do get some sun if that helps with the question but I am just worried it's Vitiligo. How can I tell what it could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Vitiligo medically known as achromia, which means loss of color. Vitiligo is a disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. Vitiligo is more commonly known as leucoderma, which simply means white (leuco) skin (derma), i.e. a skin disorder where it loses its normal coloration. This happens because the cells that make pigment (color) in the skin are destroyed.

      The best know cure for vitiligo is by herbal treatment. I found this at http://antivitiligotablets.com Anti-Vitiligo Tablets - Vitiligo Herbal Treatmentvery effective product and there is absolutely no alternative to its unique formula. As they say Anti-Vitiligo Tablets are completely guaranteed and clinically proven herbal and 100% natural treatment. http://antivitiligotablets.com

      Well it is working for me but don't sure about others check the website or contact them you might get information about cure for your condition also. :)

      Best of Luck!!

  14. QUESTION:
    I was born with tiny white spots all over my skin?
    I was born with small white spots all over my ( they are a little bumpy sometimes) they look like white freckles. ( I’m a medium brown skin tone ) I want to know what these are and some more information on skin pigment disorders and if I have one.

    Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      That's what I thought when I read this, a skin pigment disorder and you can read about this in Wiki or even at google..

      http://healthlibrary.stlouischildrens.org/85,P00304
      http://www.massgeneral.org/conditions/condition.aspx?id=438
      http://www.yalemedicalgroup.org/stw/Page.asp?PageID=STW022954

  15. QUESTION:
    What was the name of Michael's skin illness?
    I forgot the name of the skin disorder he caught in the mid 1980s. I don't think it was purely white until 1987. Back in 1985 when he sang We Are the World it was still brown so he probably caught the skin illness sometime after putting out the Thriller album. I'm just guessing.

    • ANSWER:
      Is this called Khessal-- skin bleaching creams were used to whiten MJ skin Not to mention all the stuff all the doctors were given him as well for this. MJ claims he was suffering from VITILIGO if this were so how come NO one ever seen any traces of this disease in his career in singing.But he said he had this disease and he used the creams to whiten his skin to extremes its not even normal looking any more.But a prescription medication Eldopaque-forte which consists of hydroquinone (chem to lighten skin)MJ had or has items up for sale on E bay and something of this nature came up a cream scrip or a bottle not sure which one.
      MJ could of done this just to be white took a tad to far and then there was no return to his birth skin color. But on the other hand maybe he did have this disease with all the PS and skin fading people would not know him if he were not famous or even recognize him. 1982 thriller was released.
      http://the-medical-dicttionary.com/vitiligo.htm
      http:www.1uphealth.com/.../vitiligo-8.html
      http://health.allrefer.com/health/vitiligo-treatment.html
      http://wwwacod.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/vitiligo.html
      http://www.avrf.org/PAGES-LEVEL2/vitiligo_defined.html
      http://www.nvfi.org/vitiligo.htm
      http://www.vitiligosupport.com/faq.cfm

  16. QUESTION:
    What are these white bumps around my eyes?
    I have these weird white bumps around my eyes. And i have noo idea what they are. I know that theyre not pimples, so dont say they are. My mom has them too, and like me theyre only around her eyes. What are they and how do i get rid of them? Iv tried to pick them off but it hurts too bad since theyre around my eyes. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Bumps wouldn't be skin tags. Tags are more like these little pieces of skin that hang free of the rest of it. It could just be blocked pores. I get them from time to time. In which case a steam bath will help open them enough to unblock them. It could also be a skin disorder I seen on older women. If they bother a lot, see a doctor.

  17. QUESTION:
    What causes a certain patch of hair on my head to turn white and I'm in my early 20s?
    I have a patch of white hair and I'm in my early 20's. No stress. It's not genetic because no one in my family has gotten white hair this early. Is it a medical condition of some sort? Autoimmune?

    • ANSWER:
      "Hair color comes from cells in the hair follicle called melanocytes, which make pigment. Melanocytes don't live forever, and how well they give color to hair decreases over time. We see gray hair when the amount of pigment becomes less and white hair when all pigment has "run out" and is no longer made by the melanocytes. This usually happens later in life, with the average age between 35 and 50 years.

      Poliosis is the name given when someone has a small patch of white hair. While this patch occurs most often along the forehead (so-called white forelock), it can involve hair anywhere on the body and can happen anytime in life. When healthy people have it, this simply means there is no pigment in the hair and skin of that involved area. Poliosis can also occur with medical conditions such as piebaldism, a genetic disease with single or multiple white patches of hair. In this case there usually are other family members with similar white patches of hair. Marfan's syndrome and Waardenburg's syndrome are other genetic disorders where this condition is noticed. Vitiligo is a skin condition that destroys melanocytes. This can affect the hair, but usually involves the skin as well. If your child also has white patches of skin, this may be vitiligo."

      Don't worry, there are many people with this and usually it's on older males, but considered very sexy!

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?
    I see some symptoms in common between the 2, but is bipolar disorder more extreme? and how can borderline personality disorder be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      Bipolar is a chemical imbalance in the brain and Borderline is a set of learned behaviors and thoughts that were developed to cope with a traumatic childhood. Borderline does not have a chemical component so meds do not help with Borderline. The mood swings in Bipolar last for weeks or months and do not have triggers. The mood swings in Borderline are triggered by events and only last hours or at most a couple of days and they can change in a flash. People with Bipolar can be overly emotional and dramatic but usually only when in a manic episode. Borderlines are like that all the time. People with Borderline tend to self harm and have eating disorders while you do not see this as much in Bipolar. Those with Borderline tend to be very dramatic and have certain behaviors and ways of seeing things that are unique to Borderline, they have an intense fear of abandonment, they tend to see thing in black and white only (things are either very good or completely evil, nothing in between), they love you one minute then hate you the next without much in between. They tend to self harm and threaten suicide as a way to manipulate people, ie: threatening suicide during a fight then swallowing a handful of tylenol in front of the person who made them mad... knowing the person will stop them and that the tylenol will not hurt them. Someone with Bipolar who is suicidal will more likely isolate themselves and attempt suicide quietly and with conviction. Really the only similarity is the mood swings but even those are very different in the two disorders. What make is difficult is that people with Bipolar often ALSO have Borderline. As Bipolar runs in families someone may have also had a parent with Bipolar and developed Borderline as a way to cope with their tumultuous childhood.....

      It is impossible so say which is more extreme as people have anywhere from ild to completely debilitating cases so an extreme case of Bipolar is worse than a mild case of Borderlien and visa versa. Bipolar can be treated with medication but Borderline can not. Meds can be used to treat some of the symptoms but not the disorder itself. The only cure for Borderline is therapy and until recently even that was not very helpful. People with Borderline tend to see their disorder as being part of who they are. For instance, my sister in law (ex sister in law) has it and she just says she is a "hot tempered latin chick" and she thinks it is sexy.. she refuses to admit that it might be her fault that she cannot maintain a relationship and cannot keep a job for more than 6 months because she is so nasty to other people.... She likes how she is. They usually end up seeing the therapist as the enemy who is trying to take away their personality and they stop going to therapy... or they see it as hopeless and cling to that, "I CAN'T get better, it's not my fault I have a disorder, pity me". Those with Borderline get a bad rap (so do those with Bipola but more so with Borderline), they can be EXTREMELY difficult to be around but they are in tremdous pain..... that does nto change the fact that they are difficult but they are not just bitchy and manipulative as some people think.

      I once heard Borderline described as being "an emotional burn victim", they have no protective skin over their emotions.... they are always on the surface and always raw and they have little control over them.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the bumps on my skin that look like goose bumps?
    they're on my arms and tummy and they look like little white bumps (not red) and they wont go away. they're not spread out they are in groups and are small. i want to get rid of them but idk how. does anybody know what they are and how to get rid of them?plz help.

    • ANSWER:
      ?Keratosis pilaris...
      Keratosis pilaris (KP) describes a group of disorders.1 It is a very common condition in which there is hyperkeratosis around hair follicles. KP is often described in association with other dry skin conditions. the bumps can be white, pinkish brown or red.
      Treatment
      * Avoid excessive dryness of the skin but emollients and moisturisers are of limited value. That is not to say that they have no value.
      * Creams with salicylic acid, lactic acid or urea may be of value.
      * Expensive cosmetic or vitamin creams are not helpful.
      * An abrasive pad may be helpful.
      * Take tepid showers rather than hot baths.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can white clearish fluid be sign of pregnancy?
    My period is due today/tomorrow. Twice I felt a discharge and thought it was my period, only to see it was a white/clear discharge instead. Is this an early symptom of pregnancy?
    Blondiee there's nothing about white fluids in that long list!

    • ANSWER:
      Take a good look at all of these symptoms if you are experiencing any or all of these, then see your doctor, or take a test♥

      Implantation Bleeding:
      Implantation bleeding can be one of the earliest pregnancy symptoms. About 6-12 days after conception, the embryo implants itself into the uterine wall. Some women will experience spotting as well as some cramping.

      Other Explanations: Actual menstruation, altered menstruation, changes in birth control pill, infection, or abrasion from intercourse.

      Delay/Difference in Menstruation:
      A delayed or missed menstruation is the most common pregnancy symptom leading a woman to test for pregnancy. When you become pregnant, your next period should be missed. Many women can bleed while they are pregnant, but typically the bleeding will be shorter or lighter than a normal period.

      Other Explanations: Excessive weight gain/loss, fatigue, hormonal problems, tension, stress, ceasing to take the birth control pill, or breast-feeding.

      Swollen/Tender Breasts:
      Swollen or tender breasts is a pregnancy symptom which may begin as early as 1-2 weeks after conception. Women may notice changes in their breasts; they may be tender to the touch, sore, or swollen.

      Other Explanations: Hormonal imbalance, birth control pills, impending menstruation (PMS) can also cause your breasts to be swollen or tender.

      Fatigue/Tiredness:
      Feeling fatigued or more tired is a pregnancy symptom which can also start as early as the first week after conception.

      Other Explanations: Stress, exhaustion, depression, common cold or flu, or other illnesses can also leave you feeling tired or fatigued.

      Nausea/Morning Sickness:
      This well-known pregnancy symptom will often show up between 2-8 weeks after conception. Some women are fortunate to not deal with morning sickness at all, while others will feel nauseous throughout most of their pregnancy.

      Other Explanations: Food poisoning, stress, or other stomach disorders can also cause you to feel queasy.

      Backaches:
      Lower backaches may be a symptom that occurs early in pregnancy; however, it is common to experience a dull backache throughout an entire pregnancy.

      Other Explanations: Impending menstruation, stress, other back problems, and physical or mental strains.

      Headaches:
      The sudden rise of hormones in your body can cause you to have headaches early in pregnancy.

      Other Explanations: Dehydration, caffeine withdrawal, impending menstruation, eye strain, or other ailments can be the source of frequent or chronic headaches.

      Frequent Urination:
      Around 6-8 weeks after conception, you may find yourself making a few extra trips to the bathroom.

      Other Explanations: Urinary tract infection, diabetes, increasing liquid intake, or taking excessive diuretics.

      Darkening of Areolas:
      If you are pregnant, the skin around your nipples may get darker.

      Other Explanations: Hormonal imbalance unrelated to pregnancy or may be a leftover effect from a previous pregnancy.

      Food Cravings:
      While you may not have a strong desire to eat pickles and ice cream, many women will feel cravings for certain foods when they are pregnant. This can last throughout your entire pregnancy.

      Other Explanations: Poor diet, lack of a certain nutrient, stress, depression, or impending bleeding.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I use organics to make my skin lighter and get rid of Acne?
    How do I make my skin lighter naturally? Like using vegetables and shit? AND how do I get rid of Acne with organics [vegetables, tea, etc.]

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I am a DIY person :) so I am always looking for homemade stuff instead of buying.

      I looked into the matter and I found out many natural home remedies for acne. Most of them will help your skin heal from the damage caused by your acne, but they won't cure the acne.

      But I didn't give up. One theory that made sense to me is that you need to treat the internal problem causing acne. That is - hormonal imbalances, toxines etc..

      How can you do that? - Primarily you must help the liver, the pancreas and the kidney.

      I am currently using "Apple Cider Vinegar" which is a natural cure for acne.

      Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective natural agent that cures acne by killing the bacteria and balancing our skin's pH level (which is a measure of acidity). It also absorbs excessive oil from our skin, which is a leading cause of acne.

      In the spring I will take a Dandelion cure.

      Dandelion shuns wet places, it has two outstanding qualities: it is useful in disorders of the liver and of the gallbladder.
      Dandelion and Stinging Nettle have a blood purifying effect. They aide the functions of the liver and the pancreas, thus reducing the hormonal imbalances in the body.

      Infusion: 1 heaped tablespoon of roots is soaked in cold water overnight, brought to the boil and strained next day. This amount is apportionately sipped, half an hour before and half an hour after breakfast.

      I also recommend a Nettle cure as an acne remedy.

      - Wear gloves when handling fresh nettle plants.
      - Remove leaves from stems and discard stems.
      - Fill a teapot full of nettle leaves
      - Pour boiling water over the leaves.
      - Steep for 5 minutes.
      - Add honey and/or lemon if desired and drink.

      The tea will be somewhat bitter. However, it is quite nutritious an especially high in calcium.

      Other quick homemade acne treatments I found to keep your skin clean:

      1. Garlic is an excellent treatment for acne, in case you did not know. Just rub with a garlic clove cut in two over the acne, or cut into slivers a garlic clove and apply over acne with a plaster, leaving overnight to act;

      2. Onion is a good apprentice in the fight against acne and its traces when it disappears. Make a puree with the blender and apply it as a facial mask once a week;

      3. Lemon juice applied to skin helps to close pores, and to increase the brightness of skin;

      4. Baking soda mixed with vegetal soap (preferably soap made only from olive oil or vegetable oil) is the best antibacterial scrub the skin;

      5. Mixture of fine sea salt to whites of an egg is very good for sensitive skin attacked by acne. Apply as a mask and remove easily with circular movements;

      6. Honey can be applied as a mask for acne skin;

      7. Vinegar is a good tonic antiseptic for acne, acting very gentle if you mix in equal proportion with water or green tea;

      8. Yogurt is very effective and safe for skin prone to acne. Apply directly from the jar, let it react 5-10 minutes, then rinse;

      9. Cut a gauze circle about the size of the face, soak it in fresh made green tea (very hot but not boiling) and apply on face. Let dry and remove carefully;

      10. Herbs such as echinacea, rosemary, dill and parsley are great for teas and infusions wich purify the skin.

  22. QUESTION:
    What's my likeliness of having white hair by my teens or twenties?
    My father's side of the family all had their hair turn white in their teens or twenites, and my mother's side is normal. If it's caused by a gene, which one is it?

    • ANSWER:
      My understanding is that the gene for baldness is on the mothers side - does that tie with the gray hair as well?

      From fox.com

      Basically, Bank says, if you look around your family and see a lot of gray, you may be headed in that direction.

      “Premature graying is genetically determined for the most part,” David Bank, MD, tells WebMD. Bank is director of the Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic, and Laser Surgery in Mount Kisco, N.Y. “Graying is natural. We all do it eventually.”

      Premature graying has been associated with certain medical conditions such as thyroid disorders, vitiligo, vitamin B12 deficiency, and anemia. Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which the cells that make pigment (melanocytes) are destroyed, resulting in patches of hair and skin that become white.

      Really I guess it's a roll of the dice as to which side of your family has the dominant hair color gene. It could be worse - I was bald at 16 - and 'legal' - both sides of my family are shiny on top!

  23. QUESTION:
    Is there any treatment for Vitiligo/Leucoderma or any doctors in karachi who can treat that disease?
    Well, my sister, aged 13, is suffering from Leucoderma which is a skin disorder and and her skin colour is wheatish but she has large white patches of skin on her feet and knees as well as her elbows and face. Are there any good skin doctors out there in Karachi, Pakistan who can treat this disease or any treatment for Vitiligo? I have gone to a whole lot of doctors but their treatment is not working for my sister at all.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Hun, I use to live in karachi but then i moved here to NY, If you live in the Unites States what you can do is actualli buy the medicne frm here and send it to her. Two most effective medicines are potropic and topicart,Protopic is for the face and Topicort is for the body, I tried everything in Pakistan to cure it but the only thing the Doctor cares abt is MONEY.Hope this would be Useful.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can I bleach my skin like Michael Jackson?
    I wanted to be lighter. I have extremely dark skin, more than average for my race. I'm also darker in certain spots. I have become a recluse lately.

    • ANSWER:
      Michael Jackson does not bleach his skin. He has a skin disorder [vitiligo], that gradually strips away the pigment on the skin in uneven blotches/patches, leaving it porcelain white and is permanent. Those blotches were covered up with make-up to even out his complexion in the 80s, but it was only effective for awhile. As it gets worse, you have to apply more and wearing full bodied makeup would be very hard. The depigmentation process takes awhile to complete and it is permanent. The medication monobenzylether of hydroquinone is used to do this and is very strong, it is typically only prescribed to vitiligo patients. People that bleach their skin to remove scars and minor discolorations use creams with only hydroquinone, which is reversible and not permanent. This is why when you buy bleaching creams at the store, it will always tell you that the pigmentation you wanted to get rid of may reappear. I have yet to see or hear about anyone else that has gone through a drastic change in skin color by just bleaching their skin with regular products. I know of people bleaching their skin, but if you pay them any real attention you will notice the inconsistencies, they get darker then they get lighter again, this because of what was mentioned before, hydroquinone is not permanent. Also, getting your hands on monobenzylether of hydroquinone is not easy. (So I don’t want to hear the excuse that he just somehow got his hands on it). You have to be prescribed something like that from a dermatologist. Like I’ve said before, people that bleach their skin do not spot. People with vitiligo have gotten to the point where their pigment has been totally stripped from all of their body, they are typically snow white in color. Michael Jackson is very pale. The only cases of such a drastic change in skin color that I’ve seen or read about are with vitiligo patients. People with vitiligo become very sensitive to the sun, because the natural protection that your skin has from the sun gets stripped away along with the pigmentation. If you go through depigmentation therapy the sensitivity of your skin to the sun becomes even worse. This is why when Michael Jackson is outside, most of the time you will see him shielding himself from the sun with either his hand or an umbrella. A lot of people don’t understand why he is with an umbrella all the time, this is the only reason. Even now you will see brown spots on various parts of Michael’s body, his arms and hands for example. Sometimes they are there and then sometimes they aren’t, which can be due to makeup or spontaneous repigmentation as mentioned before. Michael Jackson has vitiligo and that is the truth. People have used all kinds of things to dispute this, whether it be the ethnicity of the women he’s dated or the plastic surgery he’s gotten. It’s become a situation where he’s been forced to defend the fact that he is an African American, the fact that he’s not ashamed of who and what he is. Michael grew up idolizing black musicians (especially James Brown) he did all the ‘black’ trends. From the music, to the hair styles and such. Michael had his greatest success when he was still visibly black...there was and is no reason for him to have desired to change his color. This is something that his family has backed him on for many years, even by his stern father who would probably never defend any of his children, had they ever bleached their skin. It has been said by Michael and by his sister Janet Jackson, that he isn’t the only one in the family to have it. This doesn’t mean that his sisters or brothers have to have it, it could have been a distant relative. Did you know that stress or traumatic events could trigger vitiligo if you are already susceptible to it genetically? Michael had it the hardest growing up, and even after he reached fame, so who’s to say all of that didn’t trigger it.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for two black people to create an albino child?
    By albino i mean, pale white skin and red eyes and white hair. Also can Asians create albino children? I'm asking because this is one of my story ideas for this book i'm working on

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, because it is a rare genetic disorder. There can even be albino white people.

  26. QUESTION:
    What causes a woman's outer vagina skin color to lighten?
    It has went from the normal color to a white pinkish color.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be a fungal infection. Get checked out by a gyno, and get an anti-fungal ointment. Does it itch? Get cked out for STD's while there.
      It could also be a genetic lightening of the skin, immune disorder.that comes on as we age.

  27. QUESTION:
    How serious are white patches on one's skin?
    I have a very few white patches on my forearms - is this serious? Could it be leukoderma? If so, how serious is that?

    • ANSWER:
      is the white patches really noticeable from your regular skin color? it could be Vitaligo, it is an auto immune disorder where the body's immune system attack your melanocytes, or the color pigmented skin cells on your body. usually it does not come with any other symptom like dry or itchy skin.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid permanently of red dry bumpy skin?
    ever since i was little i have had this type of skin on the sides of my face, all over my arms, and some parts of my chest and i want it gone. ive tried everything, can someone plz recommend something to make it go away

    • ANSWER:
      You might have Keratosis Pilaris.

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris:
      1. Keratosis pilaris rubra: red, inflamed bumps
      2. Keratosis pilaris Alba: rough, white, bumpy skin
      3. Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii: reddish rash over the cheeks

      There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris. However, there are effective treatments available that make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood, though some will show signs of keratosis pilaris for life. Most of the available treatments are purely symptomatic; the one thing they all have in common is need for repetition and ongoing commitment. Some seeking treatment with the disorder may be prescribed Tretinoin or Triamcinolone cream, often by request.

      Triamcinolone, most commonly sold under the trade name Aristocort, is a synthetic corticosteroid medically approved as an anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of eczema, which also reduces the amount of keratin in pores. It may be of most help to those with keratosis pilaris by reducing red, inflamed bumps. Triamcinolone is typically applied three times a day.

      Tretinoin, most commonly sold under the trade name Retin-A, is a topical retinoid medically approved in the treatment of acne. This medicine works by causing the outer layer of the skin to grow more rapidly, which decreases the amount of the protein keratin in the skin. As a result, the surface layer of the skin becomes thinner and pores are less likely to become blocked, reducing the occurrence of symptoms related to acne. As keratosis pilaris is manifested through excess keratin in the skin, Tretinoin forms a more effective and core approach to treatment than Triamcinolone, which forms a largely symptomatic approach. Tretinoin is typically applied once a day before bed.

      An alternative treatment is Adapalene, a retinoid medication that is a more stable compound, is less sunlight-sensitive, has fewer general side-effects, and may be just as effective as Retin-A. Treatment of KP with Adapalene would be considered an "off-label" use of the medication.

      As with Triamcinolone, Tretinoin or any other treatment, once therapy is discontinued, the condition reverts to its original state. However, skin treated with Tretinoin may take several weeks or more to revert to its pre-treatment condition, but may, at the same time, take several weeks or more to show optimal results, with the condition commonly worsening initially, as underlying keratin is brought to the surface of the skin. Tretinoin is considerably more expensive and dispensed in smaller quantities than Triamcinolone and other treatments. Although it may be the most effective treatment for keratosis pilaris, it is not considered the first line of treatment.

      Keratosis pilaris has not been clinically researched for treatment in an unbiased manner, with all claims of success or improvement being purely marketed or anecdotal. The condition is often dismissed outright by practitioners as being presently untreatable, giving mere moisturizing suggestions or reassurance that the condition will improve or cease with age, typically after 30. General practitioners are often unable to identify the condition. Ignorance, accompanied with the price, availability, quantity dispensed, time taken for optimal results to be achieved, more serious side-effects, adverse reactions, and worsening of the condition in the initial treatment phase - coupled with the cheaper, safer, and easier availability of other treatments - has hindered Tretinoin from showing its potential in the treatment of this condition.

      exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, creams, and lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids and urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin.

      Beta hydroxy acids may help improve the appearance and texture of the afflicted skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to their containing lactic acid, a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight may be helpful in moderation. Coconut oil may also be helpful if applied to afflicted areas while in the shower. Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden, and, in many cases, will cause bleeding. Excessive picking can lead to scarring. Wearing clothing that is looser around the affected areas can help reduce the marks, as constant chafing from clothing, such as tight-fitting jeans, is similar to repeatedly scratching the bumps.

  29. QUESTION:
    How could Michael Jackson change from a black man to a white woman?
    How did he change the color of his skin?!
    It seems like an impossibility to me...

    • ANSWER:
      WTF? "White woman?" How low can your IQ get?
      Ok. Admit it. You're a jerk.
      You know that he had a skin disorder called vitiligo and yet you're making fun of him because of it. It's proved in his autopsy report, you know.
      What a loser.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are these white patches on my arm?
    I have eczema, which is a genetic skin disorder that I got from my dad and have since I was born. I usually break out on my arms. But never like this. It usually just itchs, gets red, then peels. Normal reaction. I don't want to go to the dermatologist because I'm broke. Should I use elidel on it? Which is the cream that "treats" it. Does anyone else have eczema? If so, have you ever gotten these?

    • ANSWER:
      if it is a patch of skin that is a little dry and has less pigmentation that the rest of your skin it could be caused by a bacteria that grows on your skin. My boyfriend gets it and it has to be treated with a special soap and a special cream. It sort of looks like white spots, but he says it doesn't itch, not sure if that is what you have, but if so...you can't treat it over the counter and the soap and meds are pretty expensive. one tube of the cream costs him and that is after insurance pays their portion.

  31. QUESTION:
    My Bearded Dragon's head and Pelvic area turned white, is it to do with calcium deficiency?
    I don't think it's shedding because he recently shed and I always clean the dead skin out after he cut himself on one of his shedded spines. My main worry is as mentioned that it has to do with the calcium deficiency. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms of calcium deficiency (called metabolic bone disorder or MBD) are twitching of the back legs, general twitching, lethargy, bad or nonexistent appetite, thin or brittle bones, twisted toes and limbs, bumps or deformities, paralysis, seizures and eventual death. Turning white is not one of the symptoms. Young bearded dragons are constantly shedding in what are known as 'incomplete' sheds, meaning little bits or certain body parts shed at different times (as opposed to a snake who will shed it's entire skin in one go). Are you sure his head and pelvic area have shed recently? Does this whiteness look mottled or dull/does it look like it usually does when he sheds?

      My guess would be that it's a shed. If you are absolutely certain he isn't shedding, my second guess would be yellow fungus rather than MBD. Here is a link to a description and picture of yellow fungus (although if you keep your beardie's cage clean, I doubt he has this either.)

  32. QUESTION:
    does the lemon trick for skin lightening work if you use concentrated lemon juice that you get in a bottle?
    My mom doesnt buy lemons , only the jiuce that comes in the bottle. and what are some ways i can use it to lighten my skin? how long will it take ?

    • ANSWER:
      How long does it take for your skin to lighten using lemon juice?
      Until a cold day in hell.

      If that was true, MJ would have known about it. BTW, he got vitiligo, a skin disorder.

      Also the price of lemons would have jumped like Gold per pound.! As I type, lemons are still selling 3 for .00.

      Stay out of the sun. At least 90% of your day. Exfoliate using a washcloth & bath & body wash, each time you take a shower.

      Example from YA!
      I used lemon juice on my face for the first time and i left it on my face for a min and rinsed off. The next few days I saw white spots on my face causing discoloration. Is this permanent or will my face go back to normal?

  33. QUESTION:
    what days should i use grdual tan during the winter?
    Hi, I have very pale skin and want to have a very very subtle tan for winter. I have st tropez gradual tan. What days should i apply it so it looks the same shade throughout the week?

    • ANSWER:
      Summer, spring, fall or winter, ANYTIME you go tanning, that's more risks than ever. The sun & too much soaking in the tub or poll are skin's worst enemies.
      Tanning comes & go, unless you do them everyday 24/7 for the rest of your life. But in the end the only thing you'll benefit is either moles, freckles, skin tags or discolorations from sunscreens, lotions, etc. and the more you do, the more they get larger, darker & bumpier. My nephew had a membership in a tanning bed salon for a year. After it expired, he stopped, now he's as white as before he began.

      Tanning, is a result for 'damaged skin' and no products can reverse you from skin cancer or damaged skin, may prevent
      Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin disease. An estimated 76,259 new cases of skin cancer will be reported particularly among women in their 20's & 30's, and that's 6,020 more than 2011, people died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. Two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US each year, according to the EPA's Sun-Wise Program. That's more than breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer cases combine!

      Lotions does not protect you from nasty, painful burns. Lotions does not protect you from skin cancer. Lotions does not protect you from skin diseases. Lotions does not protect you from discolorations - permanently. And lotions does not protect you from skin tags, freckles, moles, they will only get larger, darker, and bumpier as they are exposed from UV.

      Watch Mirror, Mirror when the evil queen played by Julia Roberts wanted to look as fair as the princess played by Lily Collins. I came from a vacay in Ireland, and many of the people there working in the profession (luxury hotels and banks, etc.) have beautiful white complexion!
      This is what beautiful flawless skin looks like:
      http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/dos-and-donts/hairstyle-pictures-today/2012/05/15/zooey-deschanel-side-swept-chocolate-curls
      Google Liv Tyler. http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=liv+tyler&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
      Or Google Catherine Zeta Jones - she's 42 with beautiful skin.
      Watch The Duchess - Keira Knightly has flawless complexion - a natural beauty.
      Taylor Swift is another starlet with beautiful skin, in her 20's.

      I've been protecting myself from the sun since age 9, but no matter, I got Discoid Lupus. Google that one. It was like someone punched my chin and it gave a purplish mark. It took 12 years for that to fade, so now I'm using a wide brim hat or umbrella for protection. Gene Simmons & Shannon both have been seen hold an umbrella during an event. They were invented before beauty products, for a reason. Google also Bullous Pemphegoid, photos, another skin disorder.

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

  34. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of a skin disorder with two words, last one being Keratosis?
    I can't remember the first word but it looks and feels like small round rough patches on the surface of my skin, worse on my legs, ankles and top of my feet. I also have problems with skin tags on the underside of my upper arms, inside thighs and a few on my back. I am only a few lbs overweight so it's not due to that. My dermatologist told me what it was a couple of years ago and I cannot remember, he's not in practice now. If someone else has this or if you're a derm, I'd love to hear from you.
    I searched and now I'm pretty sure the name of this disorder is Seborrheic Keratosis. Anyone out there know anything about it?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a quick search and found this:
      SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS
      A seborrheic keratosis is a benign skin growth that is very common among people over 40 years of age. The growths resemble flattened or raised warts, but have no viral origins and may exhibit a variety of colors, from pink or yellow through brown and black. Because only the top layers of the epidermis are involved, seborrheic keratoses are often described as having a "pasted-on" appearance.

      Because the tumors are rarely painful, treatment is not often necessary. There is a small risk of localized infection caused by picking at the lesion. If a growth becomes excessively itchy, or if it is irritated by clothing or jewelry, cryosurgery has been found to be highly effective in their removal. The main danger associated with seborrheic keratoses lies in their resemblance to malignant melanomas, which has sometimes led to a misdiagnosis of the cancerous lesions. If there is any doubt, a skin biopsy will allow a physician to make a correct diagnosis. A mutation of a gene coding for a growth factor receptor (FGFR3), has been found in 40% of seborrheic keratosis.

      I also found SOLAR KERATOSIS
      What is a solar keratosis?

      A solar keratosis is a small, rough, bump which develops on the skin. It is caused by a lot of exposure to the sun over many years. One or more may develop. It is sometimes called an actinic keratosis.

      What does a solar keratosis look like?

      Each one can range from the size of a pinhead to 2-3 cm across. Their colour can be light, dark, pink, red, the same colour as your skin, or a combination of these. The top of each one may have a yellow-white crust. They feel rough and dry, and are slightly raised from the surface of the skin. You can often feel them more easily than see them. Some redness may develop in the surrounding skin.

      Sometimes a finger-like growth of hard skin appears to come out of a solar keratosis (a 'cutaneous horn').

      Several solar keratoses may develop at about the same time, often in the same area of skin. Sometimes several join together and form a large flat-ish rough area of skin.

      Solar keratoses usually develop on areas of skin which have been exposed to the sun a lot. For example, on the face, neck, bald patches on the scalp, and the backs of the hands. They may appear in other areas in people who do a lot of sunbathing.

      There are usually no other symptoms. Rarely, you may get an itchy or pricking sensation from affected areas of skin.

      I hope that these help

  35. QUESTION:
    Why did Michael Jackson really have white skin?
    Is it really a skin condition?

    • ANSWER:
      He had a genetic skin disorder called Vitiligo. He did NOT have his skin bleached just to look white. Vitiligo is a disorder that cause your skin pigment to leave and turn white, but it comes off in patches. I'm sure Michael Jackson got his skin to be turned white so that his skin would be even instead of being blotchy, which is equally humiliating as what he turned out to be.

      R.I.P. Michael Jackson.

  36. QUESTION:
    How come my skin color isn't tanned/brown?
    I don't get it, I'm pakistani and My dad is brown and my mom is a little brown, but I turned out white instead of brown and it's annoying cause people are like your the whitest paki I'v ever seen. How does this work?

    Only 1 part of my body is kinda brown lol =P
    I don't have a disorder lol I just have regular white skin like white people lol

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe your mom had an affair with the milkman. jk. It has to do with you Aleles and how your genes express themselves. It is not a disorder, but rather a recessive trait that this time is expressed instread of surpressed.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is theat kind of person called when their skin color is different than it is actually supposed to be?
    like its called albanian or eskimo or something. i cant think of it. its its like someone who has a skin disease and is a different color than they are supposed to be

    • ANSWER:
      Albinism is an inherited disorder characterized by a toal or partial lack of melanin in the skin-Albinos have white hair, pale skin, and pink eyes-Vision is often affected.

      Vitiligo-smooth white patches in skin-Caused by loss of pigment producing cells in teh skin.

  38. QUESTION:
    Why am I growing white spots on my face?
    Hello, I'm a 13 year old boy, who recently checked in the mirror, and noticed that i have small white spots on my face. One is on the right of my forehead, some on the left of my jaw, and little ones on my cheeks. So I'm wondering why am I growing these and what are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Normally white spots on skin appear due to the depigmentation problems in skin such as skin condition vitiligo, most commonest form of de-pigmentation.
      In such skin condition skin due to the destruction of skin color producing cell signs of de pigmentation appear on skin.
      Anyhow many skin disorders are responsible for white spots on skin. Furthermore each skin of the skin disorder is treated differently. To treat white spots first of all you need to correctly diagnose your right skin problem.
      Almost all skin problems causes white spots are listed at http://www.antivitiligo.com/vitiligo/things-like-vitiligo.html read about them and try to compare with your skin patches, if possible see images of these disease if would be beneficial for you in treatment of the skin spots.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the skin disorder: fungus colortini? How is it contracted?
    My son and nephew have spots, they do not itch, turn white when sun hits them. Dr says "White" iodine is the only way to clear it.

    • ANSWER:
      Is it spelled correct? fungus colortini

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I tell if my metabolism starting to become normal?
    I recently had an eating disorder and heart rate dropped to about 42 during the day, I was constipated, I felt cold all of the time, and I felt weak. But now, my heart rate is 74, I am still a little constipated but the stools are not very hard anymore, and feel very healthy. My body isn't shutting down anymore, so does this mean that my metabolism is becoming normal again?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is. Another good way to tell is if your skin colour improves. The icky yellow turns to white :D

  41. QUESTION:
    Where are immune definciency disorders located in the body?
    Like where is the chromosome (or maybe gene) generally located in the body for immune definciency disorders?

    • ANSWER:
      In your blood. Specifically your white blood cells, the ones that are called lymphocytes.

      More information:
      Congenital immunodeficiency disorders
      Congenital immunodeficiency is present at the time of birth, and is the result of genetic defects. These immunodeficiency disorders are also called primary immunodeficiencies. Even though more than 70 different types of congenital immunodeficiency disorders have been identified, they rarely occur. About 50,000 new cases are diagnosed in the United States each year. Congenital immunodeficiencies may occur as a result of defects in B lymphocytes, T lymphocytes, or both. They also can occur in the innate immune system.
      HUMORAL IMMUNITY DISORDERS. Bruton's agammaglobulinemia, also known as X-linked agammaglobulinemia, a congenital immunodeficiency disorder. The defect results in a decrease or absence of B lymphocytes, and therefore a decreased ability to make antibodies. People with this disorder are particularly susceptible to infections of the throat, skin, middle ear, and lungs. It is seen only in males because it is caused by a genetic defect on the X chromosome. Since males have only one X chromosome, they always have the defect if the gene is present. Females can have the defective gene, but since they have two X chromosomes, there will be a normal gene on the other X chromosome to counter it. Women may pass the defective gene on to their male children.
      B LYMPHOCYTE DEFICIENCIES. If there is an abnormality in either the development or function of B lymphocytes, the ability to make antibodies will be impaired. This allows the body to be susceptible to recurrent infections.
      A type of B lymphocyte deficiency involves a group of disorders called selective immunoglobulin deficiency syndomes. Immunoglobulin is another name for antibody, and there are five different types of immunoglobulins (called IgA, IgG, IgM, IgD, and IgE). The most common type of immunoglobulin deficiency is selective IgA deficiency, occurring in about one in every 500 white persons. The amounts of the other antibody types are normal. Some patients with selective IgA deficiency experience no symptoms, while others have occasional lung infections and diarrhea. In another immunoglobulin disorder, IgG and IgA antibodies are deficient and there is increased IgM. People with this disorder tend to get severe bacterial infections.
      Common variable immunodeficiency is another type of B lymphocyte deficiency. In this disorder, the production of one or more of the immunoglobulin types is decreased and the antibody response to infections is impaired. It generally develops around the age of 10-20. The symptoms vary among affected people. Most people with this disorder have frequent infections, and some also will experience anemia and rheumatoid arthritis. Many people with common variable immunodeficiency develop cancer.
      T LYMPHOCYTE DEFICIENCIES. Severe defects in the ability of T lymphocytes to mature results in impaired immune responses to infections with viruses, fungi, and certain types of bacteria. These infections are usually severe and can be fatal.
      DiGeorge syndrome is a T lymphocyte deficiency that starts during fetal development and is the result of a deletion in a particular chromosome. Children with DiGeorge syndrome either do not have a thymus or have an underdeveloped thymus. Since the thymus is a major organ that directs the production of T-lymphocytes, these patients have very low numbers of T-lymphocytes. They are susceptible to recurrent infections, and usually have physical abnormalities as well. For example, they may have low-set ears, a small receding jawbone, and wide-spaced eyes. People with DiGeorge syndrome are particularly susceptible to viral and fungal infections.
      In some cases, no treatment is required for DiGeorge syndrome because T lymphocyte production improves. Either an underdeveloped thymus begins to produce more T lymphocytes or organ sites other than the thymus compensate by producing more T lymphocytes.
      COMBINED IMMUNODEFICIENCIES. Some types of immunodeficiency disorders affect both B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes. For example, severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID) is caused by the defective development or function of these two types of lymphocytes. It results in impaired humoral and cellular immune responses. SCID usually is recognized during the first year of life. It tends to cause a fungal infection of the mouth (thrush), diarrhea, failure to thrive, and serious infections. If not treated with a bone marrow transplant, a person with SCID will generally die from infections before age two. In 2003, a report showed a new form of severe SCID with severe mutation of T receptor cells.
      DISORDERS OF INNATE IMMUNITY. Disorders of innate immunity affect phagocytes or the complement system. These disorders also result in recurrent infections.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best cream for getting rid of pimples?!?
    I'm starting to get pimples and white heads bad! I already have 11 and I'm getting more help me!

    • ANSWER:
      Look for the following ingredients when purchasing products:

      1. Benzoyl Peroxide-Don't overdo it though. It tend to dry out tender skin and cause rashes. Look for lotions from oxy, clearsil, etc. with this ingredient and dab the lotion right on the pimple.

      2. Salicylic Acid-Washes and Lotions with this ingredient help peel away the outer skin layer, and pushing through newer skin. It helps unclog the pores leaving your skin with a healthier glow.

      3. Glycolic Acid or Alpha Hydroxy Acid-Similar to Salicylic Acid, but a little more effective. A dermotologist can treat you with a strong percentage and it will literally peel your dead skin away. Great for younger looking skin.

      4. Non-Comedigenic-This means that the lotion you apply is not clogging your pores. Use this when looking for washes, moisturizers and sunscreens (look at Cetaphil, Purpose and some Neutrogena products).

      5. Do not buy toners or alcohol wipes. These will dry out the outer layer of your skin, but at the same time-it makes your skin think its dry and makes the oil glands more active!

      It is important NOT to overwash, apply alcohol or anything that will dry out your skin. Drying for acne is a myth. The key is to keep your pores unclogged, not allowing bacteria to get trapped underneath.

      If you have special event and have an oversized pimple that is just too embarrassing, your dermotologist can give you a cortisone shot that will bring it down overnight.

      Stay out of the Sun! Not only does this dry out your skin and create a "dead" layer of skin that eventually clogs your pores, but is also one of the cheif reasons for rosecea, an adult skin disorder that looks just like acne.

      Keep in mind that hormones are one of the biggest causes of acne. You can't change your age and what your body does naturally, however you can reduce the foods that affect your hormones negatively. Chocolate is a myth, don't buy into that. Instead look into reducing dairy products and other food that affect your hormonal system. Drink lots of water, and eat lots of fruits and veggies.

      In the end, there are lots of products that contain the ingredients mentioned, do your homework, and check the prices. Some products charge -0 or something you can buy at the drugstore with the same active ingredients for -. The key is-look at the ingredients!

  43. QUESTION:
    Did Michael Jackson bleach his skin or did he have a type of disease?
    I don't know if MJ bleached his skin or if he has a disease 'cause he lies so much to the people and the news. So please help me. If you actually know, please answer. If you don't know, don't answer. OK?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I'm not sure if this directly answers your question, but I have no doubt that he did, in fact, bleach his skin. There is no disease that causes the skin all over the body to progressively lighten over time. There is a genetic disorder in which some skin cells do not produce melanin and presents itself as patches of very white skin in various parts of the body--it's called Vitiligo--and some fans believe his bleaching was to mask the appearance of this condition. I call BS on this, because even if he had this condition, it did not appear on any of the parts of the skin we saw of him from his childhood as part of the Jackson 5 (that is, his face, neck, and arms), so it seems like that excuse is weak. What would be the reason to go to such lengths to bleach skin to mask the appearance of vitiligo if it were only on a part of the body hidden by clothing? And given his addiction to plastic surgery, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he did it only to look less African American.

  44. QUESTION:
    How can I gain weight the healthy way?
    All my life I've been this very skinny girl (and no I don't have an eating disorder). I've never been able to gain weight like other people can so some people think I'm anorexic/bulimic. I want to at last gain weight by the end of August 2007 so that I can make an impression on people and to show them how beautiful I've always been. Not only that, I'd like to not only to gain that weight, but do it healthfully as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood-sugar run in my family. So is there truly a way to do all this or am I disappointed again?

    • ANSWER:
      What can I do to gain weight?
      The average person wanting to gain weight should try to eat foods with high calorie content and larger portions of food. Mild exercise can help to increase your appetite and help you add muscle rather than fat.

      The following recommendations can be used by anyone wanting to gain or regain weight. It may be necessary, however, to change them to meet your specific needs. Check with your health care provider or dietitian about this.

      To start, eat about 500 calories more a day than you have been eating. Some people will need to add up to a 1,000 extra calories.
      Eat snacks throughout the day.
      Choose higher calorie foods often.
      Try to always eat larger-than-normal portions at meals. If you have a poor appetite, it may work better to eat smaller, very high calorie meals and to eat more often.
      Fat contains more calories than any other food group: 45 calories in just 1 teaspoon. Adding healthy fats, such as plant oils (canola, olive, or peanut oil), soft margarines (look for those with no trans fats), old-fashioned peanut butter (the kind that needs stirring before you eat it), and avocado, is an easy way to add a lot of calories without having to eat a lot more food.
      Avoid saturated fats. Foods high in saturated fat include: whole-milk dairy products, chicken skin, bacon, sausage, sour cream, butter, high-fat cuts of meat, and many processed snack foods.

      Even though you are eating a high-calorie diet, you should try to keep it healthy by including a lot of unprocessed (unrefined) carbohydrates, such as whole grains and fruits, as well as vegetables and lean protein foods such as skim milk products, skinless poultry, fish, egg whites, beans, and low-fat cuts of pork and beef.

  45. QUESTION:
    Why is there rarely any white Thoroughbred horses?
    I rarely see white thoroughbreds racing, why is that?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a white horse. A true Albino would have pink eyes - albinism is the total lack of any pigment, including the skin and eyes. Look at an albino rabbit or mouse to see a true albino animal. Horses called Albino are usually Cremello - which is a pale cream color with blue eyes, or Maximum Whites - again, with blue, not red or pink eyes.

      LETHAL WHITE: There is a particular genetic disorder, always fatal within a few days of birth, that occurs in certain pure white foals. It is called OVERO LETHAL WHITE SYNDROME (OLWS). It results from being homozygous for the recessive gene that - in heterozygous form - is associated with the lovely Frame Overo pinto color pattern.

      Overo Lethal White foals are born alive, but die soon - generally within 72 hours - after birth, due to an incompletely developed digestive tract.

      Any white horse older than just a few days is NOT a lethal white. Sabino and Tovero can occur in maximal form, called Maximum Sabino and Maximum Tovero. These horses appear as pure white horses from birth. They may have one or a few tiny dark spots somewhere on their body, or they may not.

      Horses that appear white may be cremello, gray, perlino, ivory champagne, or an extreme form of one of the appaloosa or pinto patterns, in which the colored areas are so small as to be virtually undetectable.

      There also is a true "Dominant White" gene. It is caused by a dominant allele that is probably an embryonic lethal in homozygous form - although breeders of Whites dispute this! Scientists haven't located the gene on the DNA of horses yet, but it most likely does exist--some farms are breeding for it now.

      Please note that, despite common usage of the term, true "Albino" horses do not exist, or have never been documented to exist.

  46. QUESTION:
    Why do you get white spot on your skin?
    white spots on my skin, it started with 4 in my teen years and now it is increasing in numbers.

    • ANSWER:
      You may have Vitiligo.
      It can be genetic (does anyone in your family have it?) or it can be experienced later in life. It is generally considered to be an auto-immune disorder. It affects about 1% of the US population but is more common in darker people (India and Mexico have he most cases) You should certainly see a rheumatologist or dematologist to determine it's cause and why it's spreading. You may find you have a related auto-immune disorder such as diabetes.

  47. QUESTION:
    Could an african american look like a white guy?
    My cousin has a white mom and african dad (blood related) and he has olive skin color and his hair has bigger curls (Not tight small ones that most blacks have). What type of skin disease, genetic disorder, etc. would this be called?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not a disease or a disorder, it's just called genetics. Not kidding, it's more common than you think. I saw twins once, one dark like her father and the other light like his mother.

  48. QUESTION:
    For the past month, I've had white spots around my lip. What is it?
    It's sort of like the skin disorder, Vitiligo, but its tiny-the size of a quarter (quite embarrassing because people i talk to look at that). I'm just scared it might spread around my face and neck. Is there any over the counter cream I can use??

    • ANSWER:
      it's called the Fordyce's condition. i have them too and they are very unsightly i agree! the good thing is... it is normal almost 90% of men have them too but to some extent they are less visible and just stay underneath the skin. it's due to the over activity of the sebaceous gland.... the gland that controls and produces natural oil. they can usually be found on the upper lips, border of mouth inside of the cheek, face (sometimes), and genital area. dermatologists don't find anything harmful with fordyce's condition and they find it very normal occurence in the body so they don't recommend any treatment except for cosmetic purposes. in my case... i just started with a little here and there... but i am not sure if it aready spreaded. my dermatologist recommend laser treatments to improve the appearance but i haven't tried it yet. i've also read that tretinoin cream can reverse the action of the condition and prevent it from getting worse. however, you must always seek first the advice of your dermatologist when it comes to matters like this. don't apply anything just yet. ask your doctor first. believe me... you are not the only one. hope i helped you.

  49. QUESTION:
    I keep getting lots of little white ulcers on my tounge and they sting?
    They keep comming back week after week and are grouped on my tounge lots of little white ones what does it mean?

    • ANSWER:
      People suffering from Coeliac disease or IBD (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease) sometimes get extra-intestinal symptoms next to their digestive problem. One of such is small ulcers in the mouth.

      Recurrent Aphthous stomatitis (RAS) and recurrent intraoral herpes (RIH) are the two most commonly presenting oral lesions in dentistry recurrent. Recurrent Aphthous Ulcerations (RAU) is another form of mouth ulcer but is considered an immunological deficiency. Why aphts appear in people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease is unknown but often it coincides with flare-ups and usually the ulcer(s) heal(s) with remission of the IBD.

      Causes of mouth ulcers can be linked to microbial disease (like Herpes, chickenpox, infectious mononucleosis), to gastrointestinal disease (Coeliac, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis), to skin disease (like lichen planus, erythema multiforme), to blood disorders (like leukaemia, neutropenia), to rheumatoid diseases (like systemic lupus erythematosus, Behçet’s disease, Reiter’s syndrome) or to drugs (cytotoxic agents, Nicorandril, NSAIDs and oral nicotine replacement therapy).

      Visit a doctor to know exactly the problem and get the solution.

      Good Luck


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