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    I have peeled a jackfruit 8 months ago. Its white juice has hardened the skin of my hands. After some days when I consulted to the doctor, he told me that this is a case of palmoplanter psoriasis. He prescribed me treatment (clop-S and terbicrat cream)which I am using for the last 7 months. No relief. There is white scaling coming up in the fingers and palm of my hands and painful cracks. This ailment affecting my nails and fingers tows and gradually spreading to my feet (nails and under thumb areas). Kindly advice what treatment should I take.





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    Im 16 and I havnt been good at all with brushing my teeth, my family kept telling me as a child to brush them but now I regret it as earlier I was getting ready for bed (i have been brushing for 7 years properly now) I looked in the mirror and at the bottom of my lower teeth is a gray crusty layer, I did some research and apparently I might need scaling, but im scared of the dentists and I have very bad gag reflexes, (if one thing is in my mouth for over a minute I throw up) im scared and I dont know what to do, I also got punched in the face a week ago and it chipped my back right moler





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    I am 30 years old I have fought with obesity my whole life. I was 26 stone at my heaviest. I have worked very very hard to lose the weight with no pills or help at all, I am now down to 15 stone and I am losing more every week. However I have lots of extra skin. Its to the point that I would prolly be very close to my idea weight if the skin was removed. Is there anything I can do to tone the skin up, I already get plenty of activity and exersize. I get horible rashes and boils and other skin blisters from all the skin. and frankly I'd almost rather be fat then have this skin and the sores and problems it causes. what can be done?





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    Hi, I really feel for you. I am going through the same thing, not as bad though. I was 19.5 stone and now down to 12.5 stone. I am probably too thin it's just the excess skin keeping my weight up. I am have started doing weights for the last 5 months, 4 times a week, and have been watching my diet, eating lots of protein. I have seen some improvements, but very very slowly. I am going to keep at it til next August to give it every chance of succeeding, but it is a struggle as everyday I think I am going crazy. I have never gone to the beach my whole life, never taken my top off in front of anyone. I can't even have a girlfriend. I hope the exercise works, if not I will go for the surgery as I have to get rid of it. I hope you find a an answer. But I think it is surgery to get rid of the excess skin. keep working on it.

    Im 48 and also been fighting obesity all my life. I was 21stone 6ft tall. I got down to 12 1/2 stone and was going to the gym all the time. Going to the gym will certainly tone you up but you would have to put on loads of muscle to hide loose skin and then you have to have the right genetic build for it! I even considered illegally using steroid injections to weight train, but because I had slimmed to be healthy I thought pumping myself full off lethal crap was contradictory to what I set out to do in the first place. My view is I can either stare at my loose skin or stare at my scars from plastic surgery. What I can't stare at is a lean healthy weight body without scars or either loose skin sadly. But at least I will live to see my kids grow up.

    i have a skin tag looking little flap a bit whitish in color between the lips and beging part of the vagina some ways above my clitoris skin tag or a wart? i will be going to my doctor in two days but i am so worried and driving my self crazy i would love an opinion the skin tag looking flap sticks out and is not flush with the surrounding skin also there is only one andi am also 13 weeks pregnant and also heavy set like i said looks like a skin tag please help thank you





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    Male, 20. I had a Skin Tag located in my arm pit for a number of years before it thrombosed and fell away from the skin. However a couple of months afterwards, I recently have found a small lump under my skin, from where the skin tag used to exist. The lump is painful to touch at the moment. Should I be concerned?





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    I would have it checked into regardless of what was there previously or not...

    I'm 15 and I have a problem with the skin on my vagina. I used to shave a lot when I was on holiday and my skin is sensitive and it became irritated, I scratched it and the skin went really sore, now my skin has healed but its extremely pale white and has been for a couple of years. I just wanted to know if I was the only one who has experienced this problem and if it will go away or not. I'm too scared to go see my GP to ask them because I'm too worried, help? :s





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    I don't suffer from acne, however, I do have a lot of blackheads around my nose area which is very frustrating. I hate using skin products because I am scared that they'll make my skin worse. I also have a relatively good diet, so I don't understand where I am getting these spots from? Are there any treatments that i could use to make my skin better? I have even resorted to putting lemons on my face because i read the acid dries out your skin! help...





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    Hi, First off blackheads are caused by 1)growing up and 2) Makeup . If you were makeup Id get a good makeup remover. Skin products wont make blackheads worse atall. If anything Id try Clean& Clear scrubs for blackheads they work a treat.. Dont put lemons On it will make it worse. Hope it helped.

    Hi I'm 20 years old and I have recently managed lose 15 stone over the course of 9 months, going from 25 stone to 10 but doing this has left my skin to sag hideously. Is there any possibility that the skin might heal and tighten over time or will I need to perform certain exercises to help the skin firm up. I've already consulted my local GP and been rejected for any surgery to remove the excess skin. Are there anymore options?





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    Hi. I have suffered for about 2 years now with dry skin on my penis, I am circumcised and the dry skin seems to be on the head of my penis and around the left side of the pulled back skin. This can get itchy and sometimes break the skin making it quite sore aswell as being embaressing. I have been to see different doctors and a dermatologist, I have been prescribed several steroid creams, e45, immolients, I have also used moisturisers, witch hazel, also putting products in my baths etc. Having the steroid creams several times has started to just ruin my skin and is getting a bit OTT now. Someone help with what I can do???





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    hi im 14 years old and I am in a very bad state right now. basically my genital skin looks goose bumpy all the time and the skin is very loose.the middle part of my vagina(in between the lips)looks very long and it kinda hangs off.my vagina has also lost its elasticity and one of the lips looks squished than the other.my skin has lso darkened and I had been plucking my genita area so this is why all this might have happened. can you tell me I the bumpiness willgo away and my vagina skin will be more elastic.will my skin improve as I grow older or will I stay like this forever? lease could you help me!! :'(





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    The labia majora (outer lips) appear to be goose bumpy? That's probably the result of plucking the hairs out. Some people just have bumpy hair follicles - it's nothing to worry about. The loose skin in the middle is likely your labia minora (inner lips) and/or clitoral hood. It's extremely common for them to be visible, or hang down past the labia majora - most women are like that. Puberty causes the vulva to change significantly (and somewhat unpredictably, since everyone's body is unique), and and many of the changes you've noted are common. The dark skin, and changes in size and appearance of the labia are likely related to puberty. These changes are a normal part of becoming an adult, and will likely last a long time. The vulva continues to change as you get older, so who knows what will happen, but the changes will be far less significant that those that you've already experienced. The elasticity change is a little surprising though - the labia often become more elastic during and after puberty. If you mean they've become more wrinkled, that often does happen too. I don't think there's any cause for concern, but you can always talk to a doctor if you're worried about anything.

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    This looks to be like the skin condition i have suffered with all my life,with very rough scaling skin even on my back and stomach, i thought i was the only person to suffer with this dredful skin. please what is the cream that was used.





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    There are quite a few comments here and almost aech ones asks about the cream prescribed. There are many types of ichthyosis, 2 of the common and less severe types are vulgaris and x-linked. Vulgaris is very common and has different severities, from common dryness to scaling. Some of the more severe and hardest types to deal with are a result of increased skin production. I am a member of an ichthyosis forum which is found at www.ichthyosis.com, this website has been a tremendous help over the years. I have ichthyosis vulgaris which like x-linked results in dry skin and scaling appears due to the skin being unable to shed. The cream which I and many other members use is Amlactin 12% (lactic acid) - this works great to help break down the skin and help it shed whilst promoting hydration. I used to use E45 but this cream is 1000 times better. If this cream is too harsh you can use another type of cream with 5% lactic acid. This cream really works wonders but only seems to work for vulgaris and x-linked. Other than the amlactin I also use a spray bottle of 50% water to glycerin as glycerin is an excellent humectant. Use the glycerin mix directly after toweling when you have had a shower/bath, when the skin feels good, then apply the amlactin afterwards. In the summer time I rarely even need to use the creams as the glycerin takes the dryness away on its own. Hope this helps everyone, remember to check out the website and check out amlactin online.





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    i have patch psoriasis on my elbows and behind my ears, and spots in my hair. This i can live with. Though 3 days ago i started with a rash ALL over. It is very itchy and sore. Mine tends to re-appear evry ten yrs tho this is an extra..... i went to the docs today, im using hydrocortisone ointment, antihistamines and steroids to get control of it. I make a rule of keeping my skin well moisturised and exfoliate daily to keep the scaling to a minimum huni. u can also get bio oil off the doc on prescription, I find it excellent, the rosemary really is good for the skin hpoe this helps huni....good luck

    hi. been suffering from itchy scrotum and around the anus for the last year. There seems to be a scaling effect there also. please help





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    my husband has had red , thick, hard,bleeding,scaling,itchy,sores all over his legs and bottom and they are growing and enlarging and we have been to so many doctors and through so many creams-now using an air matress. I am at witts end trying to find anyone who knows how to stop this. He was just in the hospital and received strong antibiotics which started to heal everything but the buttocks area. It all started when a dermatologist sugically took off a pre-cancer skin condition.





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    hello everyone, i have been suffering from psoriasis since i was 10, it began just on my scalp and slowly spread on my back and my stomach. i tried everything, i gave up dairy products, i tried all the creams containig steriods, which have thinned my skin. i bought the oregon cream, quit smoking! but have now started again! I am now 25 and have three children, i have realised that after all my children where born my psoriasis flared up, so i thought hormonal inbalance, which i am now looking in to, but for now i find what helps is the epson salts which you can buy at any chemist. I use these in my bath and my skin softens up and the scaling is reduced. I also am taking a spoonful of flaxseed oil twice a day. I do wish sometimes there was a cure for psoriasis, but until then im sticking with the salts. Sam xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx





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    Ive had a patch on my scalp for about 8 years now, and before that used to have the odd patch but would go a few months later. This patch is very stubbborn. Ive used Betacap scalp application, Betnovate Scalp application and these did nothing on the current patch, although when used years ago they did help. Nothing is shifting this patch, but what is helping emormously with the itching is COCOIS ointment (like a coal tar cream and has salicyclic acid in it). Rub it on the affected area, leave on for an hour then wash off with your regular shampoo. Easy to wash out too. It breaks down the scales, and the itching is not half as bad. Honestly recommend it. Prescribed with this my doctor gave me Diprosalic Scalp application, again the lotion contains the ingredient to break down the scaling further to use alongside the COCOIS. May sting a little though if applying straight after the COCOIS once your hair is dry! It has made a huge, huge difference to my condition and if anyone hasnt tried these ask your GP. I hate this condition and I know its not cureable , so my GP says, but if it helps with the scaling and itching its got to be worth a try.





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    Hi my husband has finally been diagnosed as having Acquired Ichthyosis after 2 years of constant itching and scaling. It started at his ankles and is now up to his waist. Will it spread to his face? I've also heard that Acquired is often a symptom of more serious conditions such as cancer but he's had numerous blood tests which have all come back fine. We are worried but don't know what could be causing it (he also has ulcerative colitis which is apparently unrelated to his skin condition) what should we be looking out for as possible causes? What questions ahould we be asking? Is it really that rare to acquire? Any help would be appreciated





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    Following up from my previous post, we've since realised that hubby's colitis meds Asacol can cause kidney damage, which can then cause ichthyosis. Urine dip test came back fine but will be going for a blood test to check renal function. Will be liaising with colitis consultant to change meds. Will update if we find out anything new

    Hi Humera, long time but did you ever find out what happened? I also have Ulcerative Colitis and am on Asacol and got Acquired Ichthyosis. Please could you let me know any updates

    hi i have been suffering with this for years and after trying everything doctor finally gave me something called xamiol i am hoping it works as my hair is falling out the scaling is so bad!





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    im 14 and have had severe psoriasis since i was 2. dermatologists have recently prescribed me with Humeria injections and it works amazingly. in the 5months since my treatment of Humeria began, i have no scaling and their is hardly any inflamation.





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    As with similar requests, what were the creams used in the treatment tonight show. i have severe cracking and scaling on my feet. I have tried so many different cream but nothing seems to work.Please i would like to know the name of cream. It's been 10yrs now since i last worn a short, skirts outside. PLEASE PLEASE HELP





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    I have the same kind of concerns, the "lips" around my vagina are sore, red and they hurt, I get a lot of discomfort and it's very itchy and I did speak to my mum about the last time, so I put Vaseline and wet tissues to stop the discomfort. There's a type of scaling of some sort,it bleeds once I took it all off and becomes scaley and wetish. What do I do????





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    H, you have thrush or Candida Vulvovaginitis of some sort. This means that a naturally-occuring fungus in your vagina has basically overgrown to a level that is causing you discomfort. This frequently has something to do with the acidity levels of your vagina, type of underwear worn, improper hygiene after sex, as well as diet. Please see your GP and you will be likely to have a prescription for an anti-fungal suppository such as clotrimazole.

    Re: Ichthyosis. As with similar requests, what were the creams used in the treatment shown last night. My daughter (10) has severe cracking and scaling on her feet link to juvenile plantar dermatosis despite gallons of creams. We are about to try the clingfilm tonight.





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    My fab dentist has recently left my practise and I'm afraid the new one won't understand my problem - I have very fast growing plaque for some unknown reason. He always dealt with deep scaling and my experience with the hygienist has not been good. Having been told by her ' I haven't ime to clean up all this in an appointment'. Why am I going to pay her £50.00 for that treatment ? ? Corinna





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    i have really badd itching and red scaling on the plams of my feet, i cant even stand barely on my right foot as it i have a sensire burning pain, and feel le there is a npin stucj inside my foot however i think i may just haave athleets foot. Is this a normal side effect ?





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    Hi I'm 32 yrs old and was told by my dentist I had gum disease who then referee me to my local hospital in dentistry dept for scaling and cleaning, I am getting gaps on the side of my top front teeth and the seem to be getting bigger, I have lost a lot of confidence and get depressed as I don't like to smile or speak to closely to people just invade the notice the gaps. Is there anything that can be done? Thanks





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    hello, im a dental nurse. First question, is there any reason why your dentist referred you to a hospital for a simple clean. this can be done in the surgery under the NHS and take about 20 mins to complete. if they are unwilling to do this then visit any independant dentist to have this done. The hospital is not designed for this treatment as it is so simple. and to be honest you may be waiting a long time. these gaps on your front teeth. does it seem as though is parts of the tooth coming away or just the gap between your teeth becoming more prominant? If it seems that parts of the teeth are coming away. you may have decay or weak enamel. In your circumstances get an honest second opinion as this dentist seems dishonest. if it fillings you need then get them, or you can have veneers done but be warned this can make your tooth structure slightly weaker but all this means is that you can pull at hard sticky foods. hopes this helps xx

    Hi Samantha and thanks for replying. My dentist did to a scale or some sort of clean under my gums and then revered me to the dentisry in the hospital for more treatment as I have periodontitis, the gaps in my teeth are due to bone loss and wanted to know if anything could be done?

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    I have fairly mild case of psoriasis. It started initially on my left knee, and then developed on my right knee and left elbow... Receently it seems to have spread to my belly button and now a small patch has appeared on my testicles. GP has prescribed me Dovobet and Dovonex.. it does work kind of, but once I stop using it, the scaling comes back again... I have been referred to a Dermatologist by my GP and am also going to try some Dead Sea Soap as advised by someone else on here.





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    If you have deep pockets around your teeth it is not possible for you to clean under the gums. If you do not go for regular cleanings then yes it possible for you to have gum disease and possibly periodontal disease. Good news is gingivitis is curable while periodontitis is manageable. If you have any dental schools in your area they may do the deep scaling for a reduced cost. Just an FYI a healthy pocket measures at 1-3 mm anything more than that is considered loss of attachment and you can't clean further than that alone.

    I have now lived with psoriasis for about 4 years. I am in my mid 30's with no previous history of dermatological conditions. I believe my onset to be stress induced, it came at a time when I was very low and quite run down physically and emotionally. # I have been through various treatments including light therapy and steroid creams, but the sheer hassle of having to apply ointments, to sleep with coal tar scalp solutions, not to mention the visible scaling and shedding have at times caused me to literally scream! I have travelled abroad to try treatments, but to no avail. I was wondering how other sufferers cope on a day to day and if they have found something in particular that has really helped? I use Dovobet daily and have found that the plaques do dissipate, but they always come back...I am averse to further light therapy for fear of skin cancer...Is there any other way?? Finally, for all of you that have posted your blogs here, I feel your pain. Good luck and stay stress free! Peace.





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    Hello, Changes to your body can be a scary experience. It is recommended that you check your breasts on a regular basis because you know your breasts better than anyone else, you can spot changes as they happen. It sounds like this discharge is not a normal occurance for you. Any changes to your breasts should be noted to your health care professional, if it is anything serious then you may have caught it early. I don't want to scare you but below are some signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Whether or not you have any of these signs/symptoms does not mean that you have breast cancer, but you should have your health care professional take a look: Lumps either in the breast, along the chest bone, and in the armpit area. o These lumps do not come and go, but remain and may grow over time.  Unusual change in breast shape or size  Changes in the skin of the breast o Dimpling or puckering o Thickening and discolouration – “orange peel” effect  Redness, swelling and increased warmth  Nipple changes; o Crusting, ulcers or scaling o Inverted nipples – if it is sudden and not your norm o Nipple discharge o Itching of the nipple or breast

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