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I have recently had 5 bumps around my genital area. This

I have recently had 5 bumps around my genital area. This came after shaving with an electric razor which I've been doing for years. 3 of the bumps look are raised, slightly darker than my skin color, bumps that are soft to the touch that I were concerned were warts. One the left side of my scrotum, one on the left side where my scrotum and penis meet, and one right above my penis on my pubic area. The first and last ones I mentioned are pretty small, like hard to see and the other one is about 2.5x the size of those. I also noticed a pimple/razor burn looking bump about the same size where my penis and scrotum meet at the same time that I was less concerned about. After a few days of waiting to see there was no improvement so I went to planned parenthood expecting to hear I had genital warts / hpv. They told me there it was not herpes (no pain, itching, and they don't resemble blisters) nor was it warts and that it was most likely a dermatological thing from shaving/touching them when I examined them at home. She recommended to do nothing and if I still felt worried in a month to come back. It's been about 1.5 weeks and I've seen zero change in the bumps, including the pimple/razor one by my penis. Actually the 5th bump has come since then at the top of my pubic region that resembles a pimple/razor bump as well. I'm still not convinced I don't have hpv but after some digging on the Internet I think I might have molluscum c. Especially because I have a few consistent bumps on my left hand. What do you think?JA: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?Customer: 2 wks and no, nothing major besides a weird soft under my eye that lasted a few weeks a few weeks ago and almost a small painless but sometimes itchy spot that is like a cross between a mole and a blister on my stomach above my belly buttonJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No

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What are these bumps that appear on my penile shaft towards

What are these bumps that appear on my penile shaft towards my circumcision line? They really just annoy me because of the cosmetic appearance. I showed my dermatologist these about a month and half ago and she said that they are not warts and are benign. I just absolutely hate them though.

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I was just looking for some information on some dermatology

Hi I was just looking for some information on some dermatology issues I am having.JA: Can you tell me about all the symptoms you've noticed (e.g. itching, rash, new birthmarks or moles)?Customer: about three weeks ago my fingers started peeling and my doctor said it was from me using some sort of chemicals, which I knew it wasn't. about a week later my toes started peeling. and around this time my hands and feet would burn. my feels have heels for the most part and my toes look like they are going to stop peeling. the only side effects I have had besides the peeling is burning and red hands and feet. and for the past week the burning sensation comes and goes and is mostly on my face now.JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?Customer: and also I notices tiny little pinpoint dots on my left index finger. it started 3 weeks ago. no other skin conditions.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: no

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My wife developed some kind of warts on her breasts and

My wife developed some kind of warts on her breasts and neck, she is pregnant 8 months.I would like to share image of that, but not publicly visible.We are interested if there is some kind of treatment that does not include risk of premature birth or something bad for our unborn baby.Thanks!

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I would like to know what you think of the safety of

Hello I would like to know what you think of the safety of self-tanning products? I have read that certain chemicals in these products can be considered a carcinogenic.Thank you

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I have what appears to be a pyogenic granuloma on the left

I have what appears to be a pyogenic granuloma on the left side of my chest, about 3" below my collar bone. I first noticed it about 2 months ago. It was only the size of a pin head. I scratched it accidentally while drying off after a shower and it bled a tiny bit, so I assumed it was a pimple. Fast forward to last week. The "mole" had grown to be about 1/4" in diameter and was bright red, dome-shaped, and had a "scaly" looking purple-brown scab on the very top. Each day this week I have had either a small bleed (nonstop, heavy bleeding that soaked 10 layers of 2x2 gauze pads BUT stopped in under an hour). Yesterday morning I was watching tv and was surprised when I felt some wetness on my chest - I lifted my sweatshirt and my tank top was completely soaked. I undressed and put firm pressure on the area for 10 minutes, but blood soaked through so quickly that I drenched an entire roll of gauze and three washcloths. It's late Sunday evening now, about 36 hours after the bleeding started. I'm still bleeding steadily but am able to keep it from gushing when lying down and not moving my arms. If this continues into Monday morning, would it be ridiculous to go to the emergency room for care? It's difficult to get a same-day appointment with any medical specialist in my area. Thank you!!!JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Any other symptoms?Customer: It showed up about two months ago but only started bleeding heavily and nonstop this past week. It started bleeding on its own (without being knicked or whatever) 36 hours ago and has not stopped or slowed down. I don't have any other symptoms except dizziness and a little nausea. Sometimes I feel very faint, but usually only when I'm changing the bandages. I assumed the dizziness/feeling faint was caused by seeing so much blood.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No

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I would like to know if mild tremor in hands effects the

Hello Dr, I would like to know if mild tremor in hands effects the procedures/services a dermatologist provides. would it be OK for a person with mild tremor to go for dermatology specialization for a career. thanks

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TOPIC: Allergy to hair dye with PPD RESTRICTION I'm looking

Good morning experts,TOPIC: Allergy to hair dye with PPDRESTRICTION I'm looking for information, not just opinion; therefore please answer only when you can cite a credible source.FACT I know by experience and by lab testing that I was very allergic to PPD hair dye, therefore I apply it only to the hair without touching the scalp.QUESTION: Even with such caution, can allergic reaction (rash, hives, etc) happen all over my body (head, face, arms, legs, chest, belly, back)?OPINION Some say Yes because (1) the water when I take a shower can spread the allergen from my hair to all over. And/or (2) the local allergy in the scalp can trigger systemic reaction throughout in the form of dermatitis.I will appreciate very much the information to support your opinion either way.Many thanks/

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Last night my neighbor lit a bottle rocket firecracker which

Hello,Last night my neighbor lit a bottle rocket firecracker which malfunctioned, flew backward and impacted and exploded right under my eyebrow, close to my eye. I was very lucky it did not hit my eye. It did not appear to cause deep enough damage to need stitches but it did blow a decent amount of outer layers of skin off. It was bleeding bad. I cleaned it out with water and let some blood accumulate and form a scab which has dried. I am worried about getting a scar. I just looked up on the American Academy of Dermatology website that it is best not to let a scab form and instead coat it in a thin layer of Vaseline, hydrogel or a silicone based wound gel and cover it with a band aid. So i just took a long shower and let the water dissolve the scab until there is now only a very thin layer of clear/slightly bloody piece of scab still left on top of wound. I am now preparing to place Vaseline over that. Do you suggest that I dissolve the scab off completely with water before applying thr thin cost of Vasoline, or do I have the right idea by leaving a very small part of the scab on and covering that up. The mishap occurred approximately 24 hours ago. It does not hurt at all but the skin is slight inflamed around it.My second question concerns the use of Prednisone, which I was prescribed on Friday to take for 6 days for a sinus infection. Do you believe that the continued use of oral prednisone will help the scar heal better or will it hinder it? My sinus infection has already cured up so I don't feel like continuing to take prednisone unless it will help as an anti inflammatory to help the wound heal with the least amount of scarring possible. Thank you for the time. I really appreciate if you don't have the personal real life experience in your practice with treating skin wounds for appearance that you will pass the questions and let someone answer them that can give me more information than what I can just easily find on google myself. Thank you for your time and look forward to some thorough advice.

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