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What are these facial nodules and how can I get rid of them?

What is the rough pebbly texture that has shown up on my face in the last couple years, and can it be treated? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jun 12, 2014 - 15 answers

At the end of my itchy rope

As an eczema sufferer, how can I stop scratching in my sleep and give my raw, battered skin time to heal? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jun 11, 2014 - 25 answers

YANMDermatologist, but...

I had a mole removed and biopsied last week. It came back negative but the dermatologist recommended a surgical excision to remove "the rest of it." I am leaving the U.S. indefinitely... tomorrow. What are my options? Could I reasonably expect to be able to have this procedure done overseas? [more inside]
posted by ista on Jun 8, 2014 - 7 answers

Adventures in the skin trade

I have a rash I have been dealing with unsuccessfully for the last four months, and need deciding how to proceed. General interest (well, if you're interested in rashes and bug bites and other matters dermatological), but people who know the Baltimore medical scene are particularly invited to read on. Red, blotchy snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on May 15, 2014 - 8 answers

What kind of skin treatment should I get?

I have good skin, but for the past 15 years I have had a single dime-sized discoloration on my cheek-- a faded red color but not itchy, scaly or raised. I think it is leftover from when I had an irritated dry patch there that I picked at when I was a teen. Anyway I'd like to do something about it, and my husband gave me a gift card to a medi-spa that offers a variety of different kinds of peels, microdermabrasion, etc. I'd like to know what type of treatment is best for helping get rid of this type of spot. Not interested in a long recovery time (a day or two is ok) or having to go back for multiple visits unless absolutely necessary. I'm overwhelmed by the options but would like to use this gift certificate towards a treatment that will minimize this discoloration, without having to consult a dermatologist first. (YANMD) thanks!
posted by egeanin on Dec 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Evidently, I'd rather have mangled cuticles than sticky hands.

I live in a cold, dry climate and have cold, dry hands. I dislike stopping work to apply lotion, because then I have to sit and wait for my hands to dry enough that I don't gunk up my laptop. A trivial problem for sure, but does anyone have any ideas for particular products or methods for moisturizing hands in a way that doesn't make them sticky and lotiony?
posted by fartbutt on Dec 10, 2013 - 35 answers

My hands and feet are peeling and I have no idea what to do about it.

My hands and feet are peeling, and I am at a loss for what to try, and my dermatologist can't see me for weeks. Halp! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2013 - 21 answers

Just had my allergy breakout (Hives) and my face looks like a map

I have never had an allergic reaction before so I don't know what to do. I just had hives that lasted for 2 weeks. I went to the doctor and they gave me some shots and it was gone in a day, but it came back the second week - I kept taking my meds so the hives are mostly gone now. Some spots were still kind of itchy but its mostly just dark marks on my face. I was wondering if anybody knows how to remove these dark spots on my face because I really feel uncomfortable looking at the mirror and seeing myself like I'm looking at a moon. [more inside]
posted by Johnkx on Sep 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me help my skin.

What is the best thing you've done to improve your skin? [more inside]
posted by Triumphant Muzak on Aug 5, 2013 - 34 answers

Help identify my skin issues, please? Picture included.

I've been getting open sores on my chest area that start as pimples for about five years. A few days ago, I got an especially bad one. Dermatologist says it's a "staph abscess", but I'm not so confident. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2013 - 14 answers

Dermatologist's office in NYC

Are there any dermatologist offices open late evenings or weekends in NYC? I'm just busy working till 6 in the city on the weekdays so that's why I'm asking. Either weekends or later in the evening on weekdays. It's mostly for my acne which has gotten out of hand even though I've tried lots of things to get rid of it.
posted by antgly on Apr 14, 2013 - 2 answers

Does moisturizer even work?

I was wondering if there is any scientific basis to the idea that using moisturizer improves the texture of skin to the point that it prevents aging. My thoughts are that if moisturizer did what it claimed to do, no one would ever need an acid peel or botox. Does spreading emollient on your face actually really do anything apart from line the pockets of cosmetics companies?
posted by abbagoochie on Feb 25, 2013 - 23 answers

Is there any hope for smooth skin, post-depilation?

Brazilian wax has revealed unattractive skin issues. Is there anything that can be done to solve it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2013 - 10 answers

Mirena and acne... is it forever?

IUDs and acne. How long should I wait before seeking serious acne treatment? Will the hormone acne subside? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 17, 2012 - 16 answers

Eczema on my new tattoo! Help!

Over the last six months, I've had a case of eczema on the backs of my hands. Sometimes it's bad; sometimes it's not. Right now, it's totally raging -- worst it's ever been. The rash never spread anywhere else -- until I got this new tattoo... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2012 - 17 answers

What's this red line on my thumb?

What's this red line on my thumb? (Picture inside, not gross) [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jul 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Does this acne treatment work?

Wondering if a specific acne treatment (Isolaz) is actually effective or not. [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Mar 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Hope my skin.

Dermatologist reccomendations in NYC for a young person wanting botox and acne treatments? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Mild cutaneous lymphoma: any experience with this?

A dermatologist confirmed today, based on the results of two biopsies, that I probably have mycosis fungoides (a mild cutaneous lymphoma). It's patch-stage, and he says it's the mildest case he's ever seen, and he's referred me to a specialist. I understand (based on a weekend of nail-biting research and his confirmation of the research) that it's usually not a big deal to have this, but I'd like to hear from people who have experience with it. [more inside]
posted by maud on Feb 1, 2012 - 1 answer

What the heck is this mark on my nose?

What the heck is this red (almost certainly inconsequential) mark on my nose? [more inside]
posted by his median eminence on Feb 1, 2012 - 9 answers

"A pox o' your throat, you bawling, blasphemous, incharitable dog!"

Dermatology Filter: what the eff is this rash/acne on my chest that won't go away!? What can I do? I can't afford to see someone unless important... is this important? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 - 28 answers

Block those rays

Recommend me a physical blocker sunblock that I can buy in Canada. [more inside]
posted by pised on Dec 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking for a reputable Cosmetic Dermatologist/Clinic in the Toronto area

Looking for a reputable Cosmetic Dermatologist/Clinic in the Toronto area. [more inside]
posted by GEB's fun world on Dec 19, 2011 - 2 answers

Shall I just wear a wig right now?

Losing my hair: female, early 30s, not sure if I'm being hoodwinked by my hairloss clinic - what actually WORKS? iS DX genetic testing and hair bulb analysis reliable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Era Acne Vulgaris

How do I handle hormonal acne as an adult, after going off birth control? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 14, 2011 - 23 answers

Skin Tag Removal Cream?

I'm looking for personal recommendations on skin tag removal creams. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2011 - 14 answers

Where do I find the "logic" in "dermatological"?

Seeking a more scientific/medical approach to daily skincare routines and dermatological care. [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Jun 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for a miracle worker: Bay Area acne dermatologist recommendations?

Looking for a miracle worker: Bay Area acne dermatologist recommendations? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Jun 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Is tender, raised "bruising" normal for a healing cyst, 3 weeks later?

A cyst that was drained on my back 3 weeks ago is still a raised, long-ish bruise (after a doctor followup and cortisone shot last week). How alarming is this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Dermatology noob doesn't know where to start

Dermatology: Yay or Nay? [more inside]
posted by hubble on Mar 8, 2011 - 33 answers

A Question About Keratosis Pilaris

My understanding is that keratosis pilaris essentially is keratin plugs of my hair follicles. Were I to treat my keratosis pilaris with one of the various suggested treatments, would hair grow from the unplugged follicles?
posted by WCityMike on Mar 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Why does my friend smell like beef jerky?

Are there any dermatological/gastrointestinal issues associated with a smell similar to beef jerky? [more inside]
posted by Lord Force Crater on Feb 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Post-acne red spots

Post-acne red spots and discoloration - YANMD but do I have to see a dermatologist or is there another solution? Pic included [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Why is the outer layer of skin on my left index finger dying and peeling off every few months?

Why is the outer layer of skin on my left index finger dying and peeling off every few months? I understand you are not my doctor; I am not looking for medical advice. I'm just looking for similar experiences if anyone has them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 - 15 answers

"Mr Burns, you have every disease there is!" "So I can't get worse, I'm invincible!"

Can you help narrow down what sort(s) of doctor(s) to see and what to investigate, given these symptoms? All symptoms have cropped up within the last two years. Before that, I felt healthy most of the time. Primary care doc has been little help, and most of the specialists seem to focus only on the symptoms within their own areas of expertise. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 - 28 answers

"Plenty more where that came from"

Is baldness preventable these days? For the past few weeks I've been noticing dozens of hairs falling out of my head every day, and I'm a bit worried. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2010 - 15 answers

See spots run?

What could be causing these tiny, red pinprick dots on my skin? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Aug 4, 2010 - 12 answers

benign neglect and mollusucm contagiosum

Please share your experiences dealing with Molluscum in small children. [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jul 20, 2010 - 12 answers

What on earth is this rash?

What the hell is this rash? SFW but eye-glazingly detailed info inside. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Jul 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Bash My Rash

YANAD or maybe your are. I have a mysterious rash / itchy thing going on. Add in that my wife is due with our second child in five days. Two nights ago I woke up several times during the night scratching my pubic area. That morning I put some hydrocortizone on it and thought that was that. Since then, I have been itching all over in random spots. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Jul 7, 2010 - 12 answers

I have already diagnosed myself with smallpox and shingles

Small red spots on my skin: what is happening to me? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Jul 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Why did my face turn purple?

What happened to my face? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Jun 30, 2010 - 5 answers

YANMDerm

You are not my dermatologist, but what are these and how do I treat them? As SFW as any close-up shots of skin can be. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on May 2, 2010 - 14 answers

How soon should I see a doctor about this mole?

Dermatologyfilter: I have a mole on my back that's turned rough and itchy in the last week.... [more inside]
posted by Mr. Bad Example on Apr 7, 2010 - 14 answers

What is this growth on our kitten's elbow?

One of the kittens we're fostering has developed a weird hard nodule thing on one of his front elbows. What is it, is it bad, will he die? Pics and more inside. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Apr 1, 2010 - 20 answers

Is this where plastic comes from?

What is this plasticky hair in a pore on my cheekbone? [more inside]
posted by trampoliningisfun on Mar 21, 2010 - 21 answers

Help me put this insurance to good use!

I would like a great doctor, or a team of doctors in Atlanta. Do you have a rockstar doctor? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jan 11, 2010 - 7 answers

This is not the tattoo I would have chosen for myself.

What might cause a straight vertical skin discoloration from nostril to lip? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Dec 3, 2009 - 2 answers

Bay Area Dermatologist Recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a good (for acne) dermatologist in the Bay Area (SanJose/SantaCruz) [more inside]
posted by noahdubya on Oct 23, 2009 - 2 answers

Pink / Red little moles on chest?

What are the very deep pink (almost red) mole-like dots that often appear between the breasts? [more inside]
posted by ilovehistory on Sep 25, 2009 - 8 answers

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