Red Skin Moles Types

For certain people skin moles are nice to have because they are like a birthmark or they are in just the right place that makes them unique. But for other people these are a skin defect that they do not care to have. There are many kinds of moles that are designated by what causes them.

One common kind is the candida mole. This peculiar kind is something that individuals - men and women alike - hope to never have any kind of troubles with. This is made by the bacteria commonly best-known as candida albicans. This is really quite ordinary and noticed in many people. However, some people might have problems from them while others may experience nothing.

People who have troubles from this will usually have an imbalance candida production - which is able to make a yeast infection that can be settled in the vagina, the mouth, or both spots at one time. This can be treated utilizing natural supplements or by altering your diet. One common food that is known to help battle yeast infections is yogurt. It is made up of a bacteria that helps to fight against the candida.

These moles can be much harder and can bear upon people the most who have problems with their immune system caused by diseases or by individuals who are consuming antibiotic drugs. They can break out within a person's mouth and look quite white. They can also develop in the woman's vagina - but will look rather red and have the ability to become inflamed.

Women are some of the worst to be affected by candida skin moles - but they are not the only ones. Infants have a risk of suffering from this problem as well as men. Normally when men have it they will acquire in their genital region. It is essential that you speak to your doctor instantly if you have this problem so they can be addressed quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Red blood blister type spots on skin?
    I have been getting some small red dots on my skin (mostly stomach but also arms) which look like small blood blisters but are very hard to break. After a very long period of time (months mabe even a year) they slowly turn brown and look like a regular mole. Does anyone know what this might be? Doesn't fit with petechiae or lupus. Any ideas? (and please don't tell me to see a Doctor, I will, eventually). Thanks in advance to all who answer seriously.

    • ANSWER:
      They could be angiomas.

  2. QUESTION:
    skin...moles...insect bites pls help!?
    About 10 days ago I got what i thought was an insect bite on the bottom of my back. It was the usual red/itchy and I assumed it would dissapear like insect bites do. However, its still there, its hard for me to get a good look with it being on my back but mirrors show that its not just a round little lump like bites, it seems to have spead a little into an oval shape about 1cm in diameter. It is red, itches slightly and is definitely a different texture to my normal skin. I am unsure if this texture is due to the fact that i have scratched it to alieviate the itching, thus causing minor damage to the skin resulting in the different texture.
    My other concern is that It could be a new mole that has sprung up suddenly. I have a few other moles, all fine, light brown tiny flat dots.
    Any ideas of weather this is an insect bite or if it could be something else. for info, i have a horse (so am around different types of flies etc everyday) and cats. I have had pets from brith so not allergic

    • ANSWER:
      If I were you, i,d get it checked out. Not to scare you but a brown recluse spider bite you won,t feel but will start as a red area and soon spread until it starts to turn dark. Seriously if you get it checked out now its better to be safe than sorry. Maybe its just something else but anything that don,t go away is worth checking out.

  3. QUESTION:
    What type of facial skin type do i have, and what should i do about it?
    i have blotchy skin. red masses everywhere, but then i have what my skin would regularly be in some spots too. or else it is pail. i dont know what to do about it! i have had my skin like this for a while now, not my whole life though! I also have TONS of freckles, cuz i am constantly outside. it is super annoying, cuz i just look bad. i cant realy cover my redness or my freckles up with any makeup, it dont work! i have lots of moles all over me, like arms and legs as welll as my face. they arent the big type of moles, just bigger, darker versions of freckles. what should i do? is there any type of scrub i should use. i also have very large pores. i can look in the mirror and easily spot them, along with lots of blackheads too! i get ppimples sometimes, but not too often. i dont hink i have oily skin, and i dont think i have dry skin. it is different on different days, even if i dont do anything different! please help i am buggedd by my face!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Freckles are pretty. I think you should go to a dermatologist about the moles. They should be removed to prevent skin cancer. Especially with your fair skin. You would feel better emotionally also. The redness could be what is referred to as a ruddy complexion. That is something that just means your complexion type, and is usually associated with warm tone people. I'd check with dermatologist to make sure though, that it's not caused from an underlying illness, or condition. God Bless! Oh, and there are medical clinics that charge sliding scale according to last 2 paychecks of parents. They can refer you on to a specialist. The cost of specialist might not be less, however they could refer you to one that will allow payments. If perscription necessary that would be discounted through clinic.

  4. QUESTION:
    What type of skin rash would leave moles/freckles afterward?
    7 years ago, the back of my knee broke out in a horribly itchy, red bumpy rash. I chalked it up to Texas heat at the end of May, but once the rash cleared up a couple of days later, I was left with a sprinkling of large freckles/moles in that area. I've never thought much of it because the itchy rash hadn't returned. Until now... sort of. It's not red or overwhelmingly itchy, but more of a dry skin kind of itch periodically. I've been keeping my skin moisturized and it's only this small patch that is the problem. The spots have also become slightly raised and seem to be dryer than the surrounding skin, feeling almost scab-like around the edges.

    I'm generally healthy, drink plenty of water, don't spend time in the sun unprotected, and have no other issues with my skin or body. I can't figure this one out, though.
    I should mention that it would not have been a sunburn as I am not the type to ever wear shorts or skirts that would've exposed that part of my body to the sunlight. The rash appeared overnight (the night before I graduated high school) so I kind of thought it might be stress-related (combined with the heat) at that point.

    • ANSWER:
      Just sounds like a sunburn to me. Sunburn/sunlight causes freckling and moles on a good portion of the population. The dryness could just be the weather, sun, or maybe eczema.

  5. QUESTION:
    my boyfriend has two, small, red mole/bite/sores type things on the top of his head?
    I noticed yesterday and he had been out in the sun for the past two days. Does anyone else think this could be skin cancer besides me... He thinks there bites, but he cant really see them like I can...what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Well maybe he has to see the doctor, too. Also, let him see what it is first.Let him hold a mirror and you hold a mirror on his head so he can see it.It might be bites maybe mosquitos[i don't think i spelled that right].But the best thing to do is to see a doctor.

  6. QUESTION:
    Do you think this sounds like a safe way to remove moles? I found this ointment on line & would like to try...?
    Directions for all types of Moles:

    Do not open Wart Mole Vanish cream until ready to use.
    Stir thoroughly and use immediately!
    Clean mole with provided antibacterial solution using cotton swab or wash with soap and water.
    MOLES: Scratch (rough up) entire mole surface with supplied emery board and/or toothpick. DO NOT POKE! Do not scratch skin surrounding mole. Scratching should be hard enough so that when WART & MOLE VANISH cream is applied it will penetrate mole surface, but not so hard as to make it bleed. Scratching is the most important part! You may need to pinch a flat mole between your fingers to rough it up, so if you can't use both hands, ask a friend to help you. Try not to rough up the skin around the mole.
    RAISED MOLES 1/8" - 1/4" (3-6mm) or more may need 2 back to back treatments.
    FLAT Moles will need only one treatment. (APPLY ONLY A THIN LAYER OF WMV CREAM!)
    Open Wart Mole Vanish cream bottle and stir contents thoroughly with applicator stick. DO NOT USE COTTON SWAB. (Re-hydrate if necessary to a watery cream)
    Using tip of applicator stick, apply a thin layer of Wart Mole Vanish cream until surface of mole is fully covered. Use only enough Wart Mole Vanish cream to cover the affected area and do not apply to the surrounding skin. (A little goes a long way.) Replace bottle top.
    Allow Wart Mole Vanish cream to remain for 20 minutes. There should be a moderate to strong stinging sensation lasting 5-10 minutes. Mole should turn dark brown or black.
    Swelling and or redness around mole is normal.
    Gently wash off white dried Wart Mole Vanish cream with water or a wet cotton swab.
    Raised moles 1/8" - 1/4" (3-6mm) or more may require more than one treatment to remove mole completely. Repeat steps 3-9 now, or wait 1-3 weeks for the scab to fall off and then repeat steps 1-9. Flat moles will need only one treatment.

    A SCAB should form within 24-48 hours. Be careful not to remove scab prematurely! You can wash and bathe normally. We recommend pure NATURAL VITAMIN E OIL (D-α-Tocopherol), fresh Aloe Vera or an antibiotic cream!
    Wait 1-3 weeks (up to 5 weeks is normal for large moles) for scab to fall off naturally.
    Be Patient! Under no circumstances disturb or remove the scab. It should loosen and fall off naturally.

    Important Notes:
    If bleeding occurs while scratching, WAIT as long as it takes to stop the bleeding completely before applying cream.
    If stinging sensation is not felt, it means Wart Mole Vanish cream has not penetrated the mole and the application will fail or provide only a partial result. Scratch deeper and reapply.
    Redness and swelling on skin around treated mole is a natural occurrence, indicates healing is progressing and quickly disappears.
    Pink or red tissue is normal after scab falls off. Normally, the pinkness will fade as the tissue becomes environmentally conditioned. Skin tones normally balance out within 30 days although some people may require several months for skin tones to return to normal.
    Generally speaking, the use of an antibacterial cream to prevent infection may also reduce the risk of scarring and promote faster healing. PURE NATURAL VITAMIN E OIL (D-α-Tocopherol) is highly recommended!
    Avoid contact with normal skin. Should contact occur, simply wipe off with wet cotton swab or, scrape off with unused end of applicator stick, then immediately wash the area with water.
    USE WITH CHILDREN: Wart Mole Vanish can be used with children as long as they can sit patiently while undergoing the application procedure. The stinging sensation can be significant for sensitive children. Caution is advised. Contact us for more information about the use with children.
    IF MIXTURE DRIES UP, it may be possible to rehydrate. Use applicator stick to add a little water at a time to bring to original creamy consistency. (This may or may not work)

    Precautions
    Wart & Mole Vanish cream is for external use only. People with significant immune deficiencies or healing disorders such as keloid scars must consult a physician before using this product.

    If Wart Mole Vanish cream gets into eyes, flush thoroughly with water. If unusual discomfort arises, consult a physician. Keep out of reach of children.

    Whenever attempting to manipulate or change the dermis one should expect that a blemish or scar may result. In most circumstances the use of the product will result in a minor and temporary blemish that normally fades away within 90 days.

    Please note: You must be 18 years or older to purchase and use this product. For children, adult supervision is required.

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I do not believe any mole should be treated like a 'wart'
      a wart is a virus and doesn't belong on your body.
      Generally moles are part of who you are and can turn cancerous.

      Moles also are vascular and grow beneath the surface.

      Personally I believe they should be treated by a professional and will most likely grow back because they are below the surface was well.
      Plus if you mess with moles you tend to disturb them and can cause trauma.

  7. QUESTION:
    Have skin cancer worry?
    I recently read a skin cancer article and now worry I might have it. There is a raised mole type thing on my arm about 5mm diameter which has been there for long time.
    I know normally cancer shows up as black on the skin, but this thing is more or less normal skin colour just slightly more red.

    • ANSWER:
      If you can afford it go to a dermatologist, if not take a pic of it today with something next to it to reference the size. Keep a watch for any changes if it stays the same just show it to your regular doc on your next trip.

  8. QUESTION:
    help! weird skin problems.?
    So, these red/purple-ish dots appeared on my [left] arm and it worries me. Also i have a large freckle mole type thing on my back and it has like tan-ish dots[like the color of my skin] on it. and on my knee i have red dot with bumps and nothing is itchy, or tender. is something wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      For valid answers to your questions, perhaps u could submit some sharp clear photos of the lesions.

  9. QUESTION:
    possible skin cancer?
    im a 19 year old female and concerned about skin cancer, but im scared to go to the docs!
    ive always had a lot of little moles with the exception of 3 that are larger.. some are discolored but only with barker shades of brown. but over the last few years i have been getting more, and some are growing. the biggest is raised and about the width of a pencil eraser. second largest is flat, not quite circle, and when i burn or tan the skin around it stays white. i have 6 that have grown on my tummy, not huge, but i think they may still be growing. ive got a 'scar' type thing on the side of my calf, it is raised and a little dry but is not painful and i have had it for about 4 years, it just appeared very small to begin with and now is about the same width as a pencil eraser. i have eczema (on my arms, legs, feet and chest) but it comes and goes and usually is different types. i have these tiny red spots that appear and stay. they look like blood spots almost, but just under the skin.. ive got about four on my chest and more all other my body. altogether i do have bad skin, but others wouldn't notice unless i pointed all this out lol.. im extremely fair skinned, white as a ghost and burn within 10 mins of being in the sun. i get rashes from ANYTHING.. my skin is extremely dry so i do have to moisturize all the time.
    sorry there is so much to read!! thought it would be best to get it all out.. so if anyone has any suggestions or opinions about anything i said, please share :)

    • ANSWER:
      Given you have moles, and their number is increasing, you need to see a Dr and have a skin map done.

      This is where the Dr checks you all over taking note of the location, size and colour of all moles.

      This skin map is then used for comparison to ensure any changes are caught quickly so they can be treated before they become untreatable.

      Skin cancer, left untreated, can result in loss of a limb or even death.

  10. QUESTION:
    IS THIS SKIN CANCER, PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME?
    ive had a small flat mole on my face for as long as i can remember. today i just noticed that it looks like it has been raised a little bit, and it doesnt look the same as before. it looks weird. its near my cheeck and mouth, and a little bit abover that, u just noticed a new growth like thing. it looks the same as my mole. i just noticed it today. theyre like a brownish color, and kind of raised. a few daysa go, liek about a week, around my back, stomache, and chest area, ive been getting like these rash type things. the skin is raised and red and itchy. some of the marks are scabby and redish. what is going on? is ti skin cancer? im 17, and a girl. please help me. thank you.
    if it has anything to do with it, i have pigmentation in my eyes. like there are blackish greyish spots in my eyes. one was there for a really long time, and recently a few weeks/months ago newer ones started growing. i suffer from a lot of stress, and it is very continuous.
    its smll, but when i stretch the skin out, it looks liek a ball and it sticks out.
    its more of a beauty mark, not mole. its flat and tiny.

    • ANSWER:
      It needs to be seen by Skin specialist.
      You can describe it as much as much possible but actual diagnosis can only be done by DOC after examination.
      Consult one.

  11. QUESTION:
    AM I GETTING SKIN CANCER?
    ive had a small flat mole on my face for as long as i can remember. today i just noticed that it looks like it has been raised a little bit, and it doesnt look the same as before. it looks weird. its near my cheeck and mouth, and a little bit abover that, u just noticed a new growth like thing. it looks the same as my mole. i just noticed it today. theyre like a brownish color, and kind of raised. a few daysa go, liek about a week, around my back, stomache, and chest area, ive been getting like these rash type things. the skin is raised and red and itchy. some of the marks are scabby and redish. what is going on? is ti skin cancer? im 17, and a girl. please help me. thank you.
    if it has anything to do with it, i have pigmentation in my eyes. like there are blackish greyish spots in my eyes. one was there for a really long time, and recently a few weeks/months ago newer ones started growing. i suffer from a lot of stress, and it is very continuous.
    its smll, but when i stretch the skin out, it looks liek a ball and it sticks out.

    • ANSWER:
      Posting same problem will not do any good .
      You will get more confused.
      Better consult Skin Doc ASP.

  12. QUESTION:
    REALLy bad sunburn...Help!!! Also, am I now MORE prone to skin cancer?!?
    I was in the sun for 5 hours and got a major burn on the back of my legs, my thighs, my back, parts of my arm, ect. It's like lobster red, and there's lines from where my suit was. My grandma has put washcloths on my back and legs that have ice in them, and that seems to help take the sting out. I also put Palvin Bid (a type of cream) on my back and legs. What else can I do to make the process go faster and not hurt so much? I'll take any advice you guys have for me. Also I have scars from being a premature baby and those are now lobster red. I had moles/brown spots on lie my legs and stuff also from my birth that are now like, black due to me being friend to a crisp. Will that later cause skin cancer? Help! Thanks guys! (:

    • ANSWER:
      There is an aerosol spray called solar cane. It's a numbing agent so when you spray it on it gives amazing temporary relief.
      The more times you get a severe sunburn, you do slightly increase your risk of skin ca. However, skin ca is the most treatable of all cancers. Also, many, many people have had severe sunburns and don't get cancer. Don't lose sleep about it... Just wear more sunscreen next time!

  13. QUESTION:
    Help..need advice about problem with pimple/mole on nose?
    So for awhile, I'd say at least a couple years, I've had this little bump on my nose, I was guessing it was a type of mole... totally skin colored so its pretty unnoticeable.

    So maybe a couple times a year, this "mole" seems to flare up, get red, I mess with it and it turns into more of a pimple.. breaking open... then it heals up and goes back to how it was.. just a skin colored slight bump.

    This time I'm worried what if it stays red when it heals up, not skin colored..and I have to forever deal with this on my nose, always covering with makeup :(

    I know I should go to a dermatologist.. but any advice too????

    Do you think this is a mole I continue to break open or what?

    • ANSWER:
      It's hard to say - it could be a sun spot but either way due to it not healing and now staying red go have it looked after.
      I am sure it's fine but the only one that can truly help you is an MD in person. :O)

      Good Luck.

  14. QUESTION:
    Any docs/nurses out there? What is this sore reddish spot on my face?
    It is about 2/3 the size a dime on my cheek near my nose. It has been there for several weeks. It looks like a light scrape and is slightly sore to the touch. It is pinkish red and is completely flat, not raised like a pimple or mole. Any ideas what this could be? I'm scared it's some type of skin cancer. And I'm a young female in my early 20s if that helps.

    • ANSWER:
      If you're scared, then you need to see a doctor. This can't be diagnosed, let alone treated, over the internet.

  15. QUESTION:
    Possible skin cancer on back? :( help?
    Firstly I am going to the doctors soon, I'm just looking for some pre information/help as I'm very worried.

    Firstly I'm 18, male and have moderate acne on my back. My back doesn't get much sun. One spot is like a blister, I've had it for nearly two weeks, it is red ish and I know I shouldnt of popped it but I did. Clear fluid came out, hardly any blood. It seems to be refilling. I have put Sudacrem over the area as I do every night for the acne on my back.

    What are my chances of it being skin cancer? Is it possibly just some other type of acne?
    If it is possibly skin cancer what type is it likely to be? I don't think this spot was previously a mole if that helps. What is the survival rate?

    Like I said I'm going to the doctors, I'm just so worried and I'm a hypercondriact :(

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Melanoma on my scalp? Help!?
    I have a red, circular mole that's been on my scalp for something like 3 or 4 years. I had my friend check it out, and she said it is symmetrical, smaller than a pencil eraser, and that the color is consistently red, except for the center, which is white.

    Could this be melanoma? Or some other type of skin cancer? Or just a normal mole? Why would the center be white?

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    what's wrong with my skin? (oh crap, this is long)?
    Mmmk so when I was like, seven years old, I noticed this spot on my skin. It's perfectly round, raised, a salmon color, and kind of glossy looking, but It's really small, like the size of a small mole. But I can tell that it Isn't a mole just by looking at it. I don't know how to explain it, but I just know for sure it Isn't a mole.
    A few years ago, I can't pinpoint when, but I was just chilling on my couch and I don't know what happened, I THINK a small black spider bit me, but my leg started bleeding. So I put a band-aid on it, blahblahblah, and then months later I notice theres a growth looking thing on my skin. It was like the size of a big mole but flesh colored, and dry around the edges. So I ignored it thinking it was a scar and then a year later it turns a redish color. Then, something like it grows right beside it, but smaller. It's the same redish color, and it seems to be growing.. And then, just a few weeks ago, there's ANOTHER one growing right beside it, which started off really small but now It's almost the same size as the second. They aren't shiny at all, they're VERY matte.
    & I have a spot less noticeable on the area of my head right where the hair starts? I don't know how to explain it but my sidebangs are covering it.

    Here's a picture of the ones on my leg:
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4773981570_3be5e405a0.jpg
    I know they look a lot like moles in the picture but that's because my webcam quality is a failure and doesn't show the color properly. They're actually a bright pink, almost red, and they're VERY noticeable when I wear shorts.

    * Also, there's a 99% chance my parents won't take me to the dermatologist because I've asked them about it and they just shrugged and said "It's probably just a weird mole, I get them all the time. (which they don't) Don't worry about it". They hate going to any type of doctor unless It's COMPLETELY necessary. And if you think I could persuade them to take me, you're wrong. Unless you guys think that It's skin cancer or something, in which case I'd probably strap them on top of the car and drive myself to the dermatologist or something. BUT I'm only fourteen so yeah I don't see that happening.
    & Also I didn't state this, but the ones on my legs are raised.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, tell your parents " Mom, Dad, i think this is serious. Just let me go to the doctor, or atleast let me talk to the doctor over the phone. What if there is something really wrong with me?" say this is a very grown up voice not all whiney. It will probably work. Best of Luck! xoxo

  18. QUESTION:
    Should I see a doctor about this minor(?) skin problem?
    I've had this for awhile but I've been ignoring it because I tend to be a bit of a hypochondriac when it comes to my skin. All it is is a bunch of tiny red (dark red, like blood) dots loosely scattered over my arms and chest. They're very, very small and wouldn't show up on a picture. They look like dark red specks that you could just brush off, only they don't brush off. They don't itch or hurt.

    But I began to worry when I started seeing some raised bumps kind of like pimples on the insides of my elbows, and also what appeared to be small rashes on the insides of my wrists. These rashes don't itch; in fact, they look just like a cluster of the tiny red dots I mentioned, only the red dots are now the centers of several raised bumps. The rash is on the same spot on both of my wrists and does not itch or hurt.

    This may not be related, but I've also noticed at least one, possibly two new moles on my forearm. They look normal, so I'm not worried about them. Just thought I'd bring them up.

    WebMD was not helpful, and I have not been able to find anything to suggest that this is a type of contact dermatitis. However, I wonder if they are possibly bites, and if I possibly have parasites in my bed. *shudder*

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Sounds like the malady may be an allergic reaction to something that is toxic to the liver/kidneys AND/OR a bacteria_fungus i.e. ringworm and/or yeast infection but it's hard to tell without seeing and learning the details about what one has been eating breathing and applying to the skin. SEE <> https://health.google.com/health/ref/Ringworm <> Monistat 7 will likely kill any fungus in a few days and better micro-nutrition will keep it killed and will also strengthen your liver lymph and kidney systems to handle allergic reactions with less suffering in the future.

      IF you think it may be an allergic reaction - although it may be a difficult process - try to identify the triggers from cosmetics meds nuts milk grains other-foods chlorine-water-in-showers etcetera by discontinuing them until the symptoms stop and then beginning them again to see how the body reacts. If you are like me you may start to see allergies to many things because the root problem for me was a severely weakened liver from too many nutritional supplements that were toxic and I never knew it until it was almost too late.

      After several months of pruritus Urticaria that began during the colder months of November inside a gas heated low humidity home, I have identified enough of my own triggers to allow my legs to heal with only a super-minimal amount of coconut cream and water rubbed on my skin and a minimal number of full body showers.

      After several applications my lymph glands have become severely allergic to petrolatum products that are similar to Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, and common sense has now taught me that any petroleum products should always become toxic to anyone’s kidney and liver with repeated applications. I had flare-ups immediately after I had applied organic olive oil so I eventually changed to minimal amounts of coconut oil after I had used a minimal amount of a petrolatum steroid for a few days to allow my legs to heal up. I also have flareups when I eat over 150 calories of nuts and/or milk fats and/or oils, but these usually flare up about three hours after eating them, but the olive oil always took about five to thirty minutes to begin itching.

      Skin diseases can always return again and again and again and can get much much worse over time if they are not resolved. Soo after reading your symptoms I would strongly encourage you to seek out a 'good' doctor or a ‘good’ nurse and s/he will make a knowledgeable medical diagnosis and thoroughly explain the causes preventions and solutions much better than anyone on Yahoo_Answers could do without being able to see you personally.

      Also, to know how difficult or easy it should be for a doctor to make a ‘good’ diagnosis - I encourage you to also become a ‘good’ medical diagnostician from your doctor’s advice and your own research through Yahoo_Answers and via browser searches.

      FOR HELP WITH PICTURES & INFO SEE:
      <> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeast_infection <>
      <> http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-rash/SN00016 <>
      <> http://dermatology.about.com/cs/dermphotos/a/dermgallery.htm <>
      <> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatosis_of_pregnancy <>
      <> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestational_diabetes <>
      <> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_disease <>

      ITCHINGS & RASHES/BLISTERS CAN BE CAUSED BY EITHER:

      * an allergic reaction to ‘toxins’ in one’s food or skin applications or meds or air (i.e. molds or smoke or vapors) etc.

      * fungal bacterial = thrush yeast_infection jock_itch ringworm etc.

      * viral = measles smallpox etc.

      * parasitical = scabies_mite lice etc.

      * inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut = pellagra scurvy beriberi rickets etc.
      <> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra <>

      * either sun or hormonal or stress related or a combination of the above that make it difficult to find a definite cause
      <> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/formication <>

      I truly hope what you learn will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful experience of pruritus-itching and rashes in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – a self taught nutritionIsT ><+>[(-:]

      PS - IF you are interested, I feel I have become a quasi-expert on rashes and pruritus itching after many years of off and on flare ups due to my own nutritionally related asthma and gallbladder disease that ‘continued’ to become heart disease and T2 diabetes and then non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with either PBC or PSC. So you are not alone. Many many people suffer from pruritus and I have learned very late in my own disease(s) that when it is nutritionally related most doctors do not tell their patients that inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut and liver ‘might’ be the root cause and the best solution, and is also the most likely cause to the pruritus and liver diseases that are currently overwhelming our American culture. So to do my part to make a difference in the world I now take a little time each week to help others understand why better micro-nutrition absorption in the gut is so important, and I have posted much of my own story via the link at: <> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091025223942AAni6lC <>. I hope you will have learned something today from my own mistakes and would not duplicate them – please pass on what you will learn from your own malady to your family friends neighbors and acquaintances. My best to you and yours. AI - nutritionIsT ><3>[(-:]

  19. QUESTION:
    white mole thingy! HELP!!?
    i have this weird mole type thing is kinda raised off the skin a little bit and its white and a tiny bit red but barrely, its about my ear under my hair. it kinda scares me i is earatative but looks normal and isnt bigger then a eraser and has normal edges and has changed colour i dont think :S

    • ANSWER:
      I don't mean to scare you but a white mole is usually suspicious. I had a mole removed once because it was almost purple, but small like yours. They sent it in for a biopsy but it was fine. Just get it checked out if you are concerned and if they have to remove it, big deal. I'd for sure get it looked at. Probably nothing though.

  20. QUESTION:
    is this a mole or blood clot type thing? (picture)?
    i just realized that there is this red dot on the side of my cheek. i have a few flat brown moles on my face as does my mom but i see this red one on my cheek today..its flat and red.
    is this a mole or did i pinch some skin or did blood clot or what?
    im scared i have skin cancer now please help here is a pic.

    http://i53.tinypic.com/5vagpv.jpg
    its a little bit bigger than the size of a pencil dot

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Microbiology Case Study Help?
    A female, 60 year- old type I diabetic on insulin for many years, is brought to the emergency department where you are working triage. She has an extremely swollen right lower leg. You see what appears to be an old surgical wound in the mid-calf, with rough scar tissue surrounded by purpish-red skin. She is in a lot of pain and her husband speaks for her. He tells you that three weeks ago she had a group of moles removed from that area. It had appeared to heal initially, but three days ago the incision area started looking bigger rather than smaller. She did not return to the physician, hoping the condition would resolve itself. In the past three days the area has begun to swell and become very hot.
    You immediately call Dr. Phil Good Soon who is making rounds because you know that this is a serious condition. The patient is sent straight to surgery where the wound is debrided. Gram-positive cocci growing in chains are recovered from the wound. She is transferred to intensive care and put on high dose intravenous antibiotics for the next 18 hours, but the next evening her leg is amputated below the knee. She remains in the hospital for two months following surgery and requires long-term antibiotic therapy and multiple skin grafts on her upper leg.

    1.) What condition did this patient have?
    2.) What features suggest that it is not clostridium perfringens gangrene?
    3.) Why was the amputation the best solution for the infection in this case?
    4.) How is the bacterium transmitted?
    5.) What are some predisposing factors for development of this disease?

    • ANSWER:
      1) the infection is probably a flesh eating microorganism such as Staph. aurues, or Staph. epidermidis.
      2) The biggest hint that it is not clostridium perfingens is that clostridium perfingens are rod shaped. But also clostridium perfingens are commonly found in the intestines of humans, so it is unlikely that the infection in her leg was caused by this bacterium because the wound would have had to come in contact with feces directly or indirectly.
      3) amputation was probably the solution because many strains of Staph. aureus are now resistant to most common antibiotics.
      4) Staph. aureus is commonly found and benign in the nose and on the skin of healthy individuals, but is detrimental in areas without out protection, such as a cut which doesn't have skin to act as a barrier, the bacteria will be harmful and cause infections, hemolysis, and clotting.
      5) One predisposing factor is that Staph. aureus is a commom resident of the skin, and in the nose of many people.

      **but keep in mind that Staph. epidermidis also fits these conditions, as may other bacteria.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best sunless tanning product for men?
    I'm talking about products you buy and apply yourself.

    There are so many types and brands of sunless tanning that I have no idea which one to choose.

    I have probably between type I and type II skin, kinda light to medium skin that freckles on face and shoulders when I'm out in the sun a lot (not a lot though, no moles or big freckles)

    however I'm not like a red head or anything, like I get a decent tan when I'm in the sun for several days straight, and it comes out like kinda reddish but kinda bronzish as well, it's weird though, usually fades fairly quickly. Tanning beds do not work for me at all for some reason, only natural sun. I would like something that can help me keep tan even with my pretty busy schedule (we can't all chill at the beach all the time :) ) .

    something I can use for face and for the body (even if its 2 products), that stays on and doesn't come off easily, even from excersise and showers, that I can apply on my legs, which have hair.

    • ANSWER:
      the one by Avon for men

  23. QUESTION:
    What would be the best sunless tanning product for me to use (I'm a male)?
    I had a bunch of questions about sunless tanning. I apologize ahead of time for the VERY long question, but I've talked to a bunch of people, tried reading a bunch online, and only ended up super confused at the end.

    There are so many types and brands of sunless tanning that I have no idea which one to choose.
    I'm really looking for something that will meet all of these criteria:

    - not streak
    - not look (too) orange
    - let me change the color more or less subtley, so that I don't come into work just brown (or brown orange) the next day, something so it looks like I'm getting tanner GRADUALLY on the weekends and after work or something
    - the less often I have to apply it the better
    - more or less easy to use (I don't use hours and hours a week on the process)
    - something for the face AND body (even if its 2 different lotions, I need something for each)
    - something that won't stain my clothes after initial drying period
    - something that won't start coming off in pieces
    - something that won't look womanly (no sparkles and shimmers plllllzzz)
    - I also attend the gym regularly and excersise so something that won't come off easily from excersise and showering and stuff.....
    - something I can apply on parts of my body I don't shave and it would actually make a significant difference (legs I think is only part that's hairy)
    - most importantly something that will work for me and make me look good and tanned.

    I have probably between type I and type II skin, meaning I have that Eastern European mixed with small part German kinda palish to medium skin that freckles on face and shoulders from being out in the sun (and small ones sometimes on body but no moles or big freckles), however I'm not like a red head or anything, like I get a decent tan when I'm in the sun for several days straight, and it comes out like kinda reddish but kinda bronzish as well, it's weird though, usually fades fairly quickly. Tanning beds do not work for me at all for some reason, only natural sun. I've heard going to salons where they spray you down is not too great either cause its a very dramatic change and many people turn really orange, plus I heard that stuff comes off all on your clothes and in the shower. I would like something that can help me keep tan even with my pretty busy schedule (we can't all chill at the beach all the time :) ) .

    So basically that describes the product I am looking for.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Sorta gross man. Stay out of the sun, don't be so shallow, and.. look up peter island products.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a facial birthmark?
    Okay, first off, when I typed in the question and It gave the similar question statements. I noticed it was all women complaining about one on there leg or knee or back THATS NOTHING!!!! thats something you can usually cover up, and trust me, Im a guy, If your attractive enough for me to look at your thy/legs while your wearing a mini skirt, YOUR ATTRACTIVE, a little blemish on your foot is not gonna keep you out of a relationship, (unless your guy is a "Foot" guy)

    Sorry for the rant, anyway.

    Im a guy, My mark is a kind of light brown on my ******* CHEEK its like a bunch of brown spots all crumpled together (there not moles, its just a patch of skin thats a different color)

    I was always picked on growing up because of it and it destroys my confidence, and makes me feel like im un-attractive to women, which destroys my confidence (which apparently is the most important part of getting girls)

    Ive tried to grow a beard over it but unlike every other guy on the damn planet my facial hair just wont grow right, i didint shave for more then two weeks and all I got was white trash sideburns and a patchy go-tee that looked horrible.

    When I was 8 I tried laser surgery to get it undone, They burned it off and left a big red painful scab, and when the scab came off after 2 weeks IT WAS STILL THERE

    I can't use make-up to cover it because well... thats gay.

    I know there are guys with marks out there that have it worse then me (Ive seen a guy with a huge purple growth on his face) but still, this is ruining my life Ive never even had a girlfriend and I'm afraid to approach people because I'm afraid thell notice it and when people do even though they don't mean any harm I just break down inside with memories of "Chocolate Milk Face!!!"

    What can I do to get rid of this!!!!!!!!
    Yeah, Women get to use makeup I cant. (Don't even ask why not,)

    Hmm excuse me for not wanting the first thing a woman thinks when she sees me is "Whats with his face"

    Im sure that your a good person, but most women are total bitches to guys like me.

    • ANSWER:
      A good dermatologist specializes in the removal of these marks.

      Don't feel bad, I see people all the time with the ugliest moles on their face and I just can't figure out why they don't have it removed by the dermatologist.

  25. QUESTION:
    Which do you find most attractive on a person?
    Do you like red heads, blondes, or brunettes? Do you prefer light skin, dark skin, or any other skin tone? Do you find freckles, moles, birthmarks, or excessive body hair sexy? What body type do you most enjoy?
    does the person you're dating match your ideal traits of a person?

    • ANSWER:
      Nice Hair. it's shallow,but it's the truth.
      I prefer dark haired guys,but if I see a hot Blonde I'm not gonna snub him either.
      Any skin tone is fine,Just not alabaster super super white pale.
      Freckles: Are OK
      Moles: If they have hair on them,no not at all.
      Birthmarks: They can be cute as long as it isn't like a huge disfiguring one on your face.
      Excessive body hair?: No never.
      I like fit guys,I just don't want to see rolls. As long as i'm not seeing rolls i'm Okay.

  26. QUESTION:
    Do I have cancer or is it just a weird new mole?
    Over the past half a year or so I developed a new mole type thing on my arm, it just grew out of nowhere, at first i thought it might be a wart, but then it turned pinkish/brownish red, and its slightly raised but smooth. its shaped like a circle, kind of blending into the skin around it. sometimes the edges flake a bit. i went to the doctor and he took a quick look and said it was a mole... but i cant stop worrying about it, ive never had a mole that just came out of nowhere before, and its a dif color than my other ones. Could it be cancer.. maybe something else? or should I just take the doctors word for it? Also Im 20 years old. Thanks oh also its just a bit smaller than a pencil eraser.

    • ANSWER:
      well if you don't trust your doctor you can get a second option but I would think if he said it was okay as long as it didn't grow since then or change shape you should be okay

  27. QUESTION:
    Am I putting myself in danger by laying out in the sun?
    I have dark hair, brown eyes, and my skin tone is the type that when I do get out in the sun I tan easily (ex: I get tan lines around my arms and legs from spending half a day at the zoo) and when I hibernate indoors in the winter I become paler but still always have a yellowish/olive undertone.

    I don't really burn unless I spend 24 hours in serious sun without any sunscreen and then it's more of a pinkish glow on my face and body instead of looking like a complete lobster. I'm not naturally freckled but being in the sun does give me little splatters of freckles here and there and I do seem to get these very tiny brown moles that look like someone took a brown sharpie and made a dot on me.
    I do put sunscreen on lightly (spf varies from 25-45).
    I've been laying outside in the sun to tan and I do tan from this.
    Am I seriously harming my skin? Skin cancer doesn't run in my family or anything and my genetics are far, far away from the pale white skin and light/red hair genes.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes

  28. QUESTION:
    Does your baby have these?
    I noticed on Holly (15mths) yesterday three tiny reddish/brown dots under her skin they look like moles on her torso - just been to the doctor and he told me that they are a type of mole that everyone has, but they may get redder in time.

    So does your baby have them? or have you never noticed?

    The dr told me its completely normal and she may get more, so i can stop worrying. Last night i was going insane on the stupid scary internet reading about 'low platlet levels' which can look the same but are generally on the legs.

    I swear being a mum is terrifying at times :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,
      Yes being a mum is terrifying alot of the time. When jaiden (9 months) was about two weeks old i noticed that under one of his nipples he had quite a large hard lump. I was running around going crazy looking things up on the internet.

      After i took him to the doctor it turned out to be a perfectly normal hormone thing and has since disapeared.

      This may not answer your question but i hope it shows you that we all worry at times :D

      Best of luck
      xo

  29. QUESTION:
    Help me become a cross between a Classic Beauty, a Goth and an English Rose?
    So here's the thing. I'm in love with all three of the above styles. I think that each one is beautiful. However, I'm not entirely sure if it's possible, I could do with a little bit of help and some advice on how to make it work.

    I love the timeless look about Classical Beauty, the fresh faced, well looked after, elegance that comes with it.

    With Gothic Beauties, I love the mysterious, dark, sensual, almost troubled look. More romantic goths than anything, not the cyber ones.

    And English Roses. All you need to do is just look at them.. The way the hold themselves together, there clear pale skin, the tiny hint of pink in there cheeks, classic bone structure, the way they walk, the way they talk.

    Things I'm needing advice on:

    How to have my hair - Cut - Colour - Styles?

    What ways to wear my make up? Inc nails ect.

    What clothing would be appropriate? Dresses - Jeans - Tops - Shoes - Boots - Ect.

    The types of jewellery I should wear? Crosses (plain silver on on a piece of black ribbon perphaps?) - Earrings - Rings - Bracelets

    Also, how can I incorperate my style into my small (about 11 ft by 9 ft) bedroom? What kind of bedding, what kind of curtains, what decorations ect..

    I'm caucasian and have really pale skin, slight pink hint to my cheeks (I live in England and I hate fake tan).

    I have LOTS of pale tan freckles on my face, mainly around my nose and cheeks but they spread out onto my forehead and chin (they're more flakes than dots, if that makes sence and you can only really notice them from about 1 or 2 foot away).

    I have dark brown eyes, (that sometimes look like the have a hint of red in them, othertimes they look like they have a hint of gold/green in them, but mainly they're just brown).

    My hair is currently a dark reddy brown, but my natural hair colour is a medium/dark cooler coloured brown. It's waist length but it really needs cutting, about 4 inch off to get rid of my bad ends. I have layers from my sholders down and no fringe, my parting changes alot (I have a habbit of running my fingers through it and it just parts wherever it wants), oh and when it's all one length it's straight, but when I have layers it goes slightly wavy at the ends.

    I'm about 5ft7
    I have small hands and feet (U.K size 5) - Don't know if this is relevent, but maybe shoes that will look better on smaller feet? Or something like that..

    And I have a lot of small flat brown moles on my skin, well about 20 on each arm, 2 on my back, 2 on my stomach and a few on my legs - They are the small flat non-hairy ones that look like large freckles. They don't look all that bad, I've seen much worse.

    Sorry btw I know I'm not making alot of sence/rambling.

    Thanks for bothering to read (:
    Oh, yeah, thanks for the answers already, but I forgot to mention I'm wanting to go for a more old fashioned feel as apposed to a modern one.

    • ANSWER:
      Style:
      Hair : a bob, fringe, dark low lights going through it.
      Face : red lipstick (depends on if you can wear makeup well) Pink rosy blush on the cheek bones, and if you want to look classic, then nude tone eyeshadows.

      Clothes
      Maybe some black skinny jeans, with a nice colourful top to incoperate that english look, and some white added to that to make it look classic and soft.

      Interior
      Maybe for your gothic style you could add a black rug, some posters of anyone famous who is egdy and who you aspire to be like.
      For classic beauty maybe some paintings of audrey hepburn or marlyn monroe?
      bedding maybe, a face? something to make your room look more on edge, and id incorperate some english rose in there with, maybe an english flag painting stick a rose on it, get artist make it represent you and your style.

      You should try and go into a interior shops around your area, and look at things you'd like to put in your bedroom that you feel would blend in with everything your looking for.
      Also maybe go to a makeup counter, ask one of the artists what they think would suit your skin tone and eyes.
      Hope ive helped. :)

  30. QUESTION:
    Help with looks?
    I guess with my age people (including me) are starting to really care a lot about looks. I'm not really the 'pretty' type of girl, and I want to be as pretty as I can without going to drastic measures. These are some things that I don't like about myself and that aren't attractive.

    1. Lots of Moles (On face, neck, back, arms, legs)
    2. Big nose (not wide, it sticks out a lot)
    3. Don't have a flat stomach (I'm not fat though)
    4. Pale (I want a nice glow all year long)
    5. Small eyes (I look sleepy, but i'm not tired)
    6. Chubby cheeks (they look horrible, and I have one dimple that makes it look worse. They make my smile hideous.)
    7. Red, oily skin (Mostly my nose, chin, and t-zone)
    8. Thin hair (It's straight, I want it thicker)

    How can i fix these problems with out drastic measures? I'm only a teen so I don't have tons of money.

    Thanks so so so much! I will pick a best answer.

    :)

    • ANSWER:
      THE LIST by Ana
      1. can't do anything about those but hey u probably think they're moles but they're beauty marks:P
      2. hey i got one too, just gotta live with it until we get older and have money to get surgery lol ..joking
      3. come on..work out, we girls who got a bit of extra skin gotta work hard at the gym..get hip hop abs or run something like that but u gotta be consistent in order to have it and keep it that way
      4. i say use a self tanning lotion, or stay inside for the winter then come out for the summer and get a real tan(joke lol) anyways..do not go to a tanning salon those are just a big joke and u'll look orange
      5. these are the one of many things that cannot be changed
      6. that's cute, my friend has chubby cheeks too and her boyfriend loves them, u know alot of people like chunny cheek..o and dimples omgg very cute, who doesn't love them
      7. get those thin papers that get the oil off, u could get that at sephora and their not the expensive
      8. this is the only thing i don't really know how to answer but hmmm i guess teez it to make it look bigger but hey look at it in a positive way..ur hair is wayy easier to manage and like me i have thick and longs hair and it takes me like 45- 60 minutes to just straighten my hair..soo ur lucky if u look at it that way.

      but listen not everyones perfect.. NOBODY so don't stress over how u look all the time. i know it's sometimes u just can't help it..i know trust me, but u just gotta remember....at least i don't like a real fat girl who can't walk and got a huge mole on her cheek and on her which like noseand her teeth are all messed and her face is soo oily it shines and her face is the colour of a tomato and her skin colour is the colour of paper and her eyes are sooo small it looks like she;s asleep all the time,,soo just remember that and i know u'll feel better :)

  31. QUESTION:
    Im really worried, what could this be?
    Over the past half a year or so I developed a new mole type thing on my arm, it just grew out of nowhere, at first i thought it might be a wart, but then it turned pinkish red with a little bit of yellow in the center, and its slightly raised but smooth. its shaped like a circle, kind of blending into the skin around it. sometimes the edges flake a bit. i went to the doctor and he took a quick look and said it was a mole... but i cant stop worrying about it, ive never had a mole that just came out of nowhere before, and its a dif color than my other ones. Could it be cancer.. maybe something else? or should I just take the doctors word for it? Also Im 20 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      I would get more than just diagnosis. I suggest you make an appointment with another doctor.

  32. QUESTION:
    werid thingy....on my face....?
    My face is always pretty clear because i wash it often. But not to long ago i got this bump it was like a mosquito bite except wasn't red and itchy. I though it was a pimple/zit and i put some of my clerasil acne cream on it.
    Next morning i looked at it and it was a dark red/brownish scab type thing (but it was in my skin and looked like a mole). I don't know what it is and how do get rid of it so plz help!

    Thx,

    Haley :)

    Ps. If this helps @ all, the "thingy" is located above my right ear kinda near my hairline. If u answer my question, i could answer one of yours!

    • ANSWER:
      you know what, its probably just a mole. you get those sometimes if your outside a lot. if it just popped up out of nowhere, you should se a doctor because moles that just pop up and look strange could mean you have skin cancer.

  33. QUESTION:
    GUYS ANSWER...AGAIN please?
    Hair-dark light or in between
    color- red blond brown
    skin- pale tan regular
    birth marks- beauty mole freckles
    hair style- straight wavy curly
    height- short tall medium
    body type- curvy skinny regular
    style- girly tom-boyish simplistic
    date outfit- skirt or dress jeans and a t-shirt henley and nice jeans

    thanks guys! you're the best!

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    Please help me! I'm trying to solve these questions! 10 points*?
    I'm taking my health class online and I have no clue what these questions mean!
    PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE
    HELPP MEE!!!

    26. How does HIV affect the body?

    It infects red blood cells, decreasing the amount of oxygen the blood can carry.
    It infects certain white blood cells, destroying the immune system and making the body susceptible to infection.
    It infects the alveoli of the lungs, reducing lung capacity and the effectiveness of the respiratory system.
    It infects blood-forming cells in the bone marrow, producing anemia and destroying the immune system.

    27. Which type of diabetes generally occurs in young adults and children and always requires insulin as part of the treatment plan?

    type 1
    type 2
    type 3
    type 4

    28. Which of the following is NOT a warning sign of skin cancer?

    crushing chest pain
    a sore that does not heal
    unusual bleeding or discharge
    thickening or lumps

    29. What is the most fatal form of skin cancer associated with moles?

    squamous cell carcinoma
    basal cell carcinoma
    malignant melanoma
    acute cell melanoma

    30. What disease is caused by a bacteria and can be sent in a powdery form for bioterrorism and leads to difficulty breathing and even death?

    West Nile virus
    anthrax
    bovine spongiform encephalopathy
    stroke

    31. What is the general name for all infections that cause diarrhea to occur?

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Crohn's Disease
    Colon Cancer
    Dysentery

    32. Which fat leads to atherosclerosis and can contribute to one's risk of a heart attack or stroke?

    steroids
    cholesterol
    phospholipids
    olive oil

    33. What is key to improve cancer's survival rates?

    improve people's nutrition and lifestyle choices
    more research into better chemotherapy drugs
    programs that stress early detection and intervention
    better surgical techniques to remove all cancer cells

    34. What is the disease that involves changes in the nerves and chemicals of the brain leading to memory loss, personality changes, and complete dependency?

    Parkinson's
    Alzheimer's
    Paget's
    Grave's

    35. Which of the following is not a disorder related to hypertension?

    congestive heart failure
    stroke
    diabetes mellitus
    heart attack

    • ANSWER:
      If you are taking a health class online, you should have been provided reading material.
      I can't give you the answers as that would be cheating but I can provide sites where by reading 2 or 3 paragraphs, you can find the answers rapidly.

      26) HIV
      http://www.epigee.org/health/hiv_symptoms.html
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/DS00005/DSECTION=symptoms

      27) Diabetes in young adults and children
      http://mayoclinic.com/health/type-1-diabetes-in-children/DS00931
      The next one is a must read if you are taking a health class - longer but it provides some very interesting information
      http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/23/3/381.full.pdf
      Here's an easy one:
      http://www.battlediabetes.com/double-diabetes-placing-your-kids-at-even-more-risk/
      Now THINK when you read this next one:
      http://doctor.website2go.com/p6.html

      28) Not a warning sign of skin cancer
      You should be able to get this one easily
      http://ezinearticles.com/?Skin-Cancer-Warning-Signs---Five-Signs-and-How-to-Prevent-Skin-Cancer&id=2254326

      29) Most dangerous form of skin cancer
      You're going to have to do some reading here:
      http://ezinearticles.com/?Melanoma---Surviving-the-Least-Common-But-Most-Dangerous-Form-of-Skin-Cancer&id=1597441

      30) This one is on you - think back to after 9/11 and remember the scares at various places. You can already eliminate 2 choices: stroke and bovine spongiform encephalopathy. How is West Nile transmitted? Not through the mail.

      31) Diarrhea
      This is just a matter of looking up each word and doing some simple reasoning - you are looking for a general answer. Do all people with diarrhea have cancer? Isn't Crohn's a specialized disease? Look up dysentry - how do people get it? Is it specific or general. Lastly look up IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. Does that feel like the logical answer?

      32) Start by looking up atherosclerosis. Ok the answer should be there but if it isn't...think.
      Are steroids a fat? yes/No
      Does everyone who has athrosclerosis use olive oil? What diets is olive oil good for?
      Now look up cholesterol and then phospholipids. Or to save time just go to Wikipedia and look up Atherosclerosis - your answer is in the first paragraph.

      33) What is key to starting cancer treatment?
      http://www.canceradvice.co.uk/cancer-news/may-2007/cancer-survival-rates-114/

      34) This one is more difficult because it describes the end stages of PD with dementia and it describes completely AD. Think it through. You should also at least know what Grave's disease is and how it requires early intervention. Did you know that Marty Feldman of Young Frankenstein had Graves? That's what caused the bulging eyes although it is certainly not the most common symptom.
      And most certainly read about the very painful Paget's disease.

      35) First you should figure out what hypertension is - the rest is easy.
      Just make a selection from the drop down - keep returning and reading. Or just be logical because you already know that diabetes is pancreatic.
      http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/default.htm

      If you don't know how to conduct a search, this should help - the search parameters were dictated by the questions.

      I can be reached through Yahoo Answers

  35. QUESTION:
    Can you PLEASE help me solve these!? 10 extra points*?
    I'm taking my health class online and I have no clue what these questions mean!
    PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE
    HELPP MEE!!!

    26. How does HIV affect the body?

    It infects red blood cells, decreasing the amount of oxygen the blood can carry.
    It infects certain white blood cells, destroying the immune system and making the body susceptible to infection.
    It infects the alveoli of the lungs, reducing lung capacity and the effectiveness of the respiratory system.
    It infects blood-forming cells in the bone marrow, producing anemia and destroying the immune system.

    27. Which type of diabetes generally occurs in young adults and children and always requires insulin as part of the treatment plan?

    type 1
    type 2
    type 3
    type 4

    28. Which of the following is NOT a warning sign of skin cancer?

    crushing chest pain
    a sore that does not heal
    unusual bleeding or discharge
    thickening or lumps

    29. What is the most fatal form of skin cancer associated with moles?

    squamous cell carcinoma
    basal cell carcinoma
    malignant melanoma
    acute cell melanoma

    30. What disease is caused by a bacteria and can be sent in a powdery form for bioterrorism and leads to difficulty breathing and even death?

    West Nile virus
    anthrax
    bovine spongiform encephalopathy
    stroke

    31. What is the general name for all infections that cause diarrhea to occur?

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Crohn's Disease
    Colon Cancer
    Dysentery

    32. Which fat leads to atherosclerosis and can contribute to one's risk of a heart attack or stroke?

    steroids
    cholesterol
    phospholipids
    olive oil

    33. What is key to improve cancer's survival rates?

    improve people's nutrition and lifestyle choices
    more research into better chemotherapy drugs
    programs that stress early detection and intervention
    better surgical techniques to remove all cancer cells

    34. What is the disease that involves changes in the nerves and chemicals of the brain leading to memory loss, personality changes, and complete dependency?

    Parkinson's
    Alzheimer's
    Paget's
    Grave's

    35. Which of the following is not a disorder related to hypertension?

    congestive heart failure
    stroke
    diabetes mellitus
    heart attack

    • ANSWER:
      I provided as many of the search areas as Yahoo Answers permits (10) at the other area where you placed your question:
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AiF.VHHg301RYLVdIslr1twjzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20090806211605AALgfYl

      I do want to mention that if you are taking this course because it is a requirement for a field other than Health, it is still important to learn how to research for a quick answer.

      The whole idea of taking a course is to learn something...not just to get unearned credit.

      Here are some of the best and easiest sites to use:
      http://health.nih.gov/
      Just type in the keyword - disease in the box and you will be given a selection. Try the first and second ones.

      Another easy site is the Mayo Clinic using the same procedure as above::
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/

      That said here are the best keywords and other info to use for each question:

      26) I provided website information in my previous answer - this is one where you should really read - I'd avoid Wikipedia on this one as it will just confuse you.

      27) The answers are in the other answer I provided
      Type in "Diabetes Type 4" to begin with - you'll find a shorter selection which will lead you to a discussion of all types and therefore your answer.

      28) Warning signs of skin cancer or just think logically and then double check.

      29) Fatal form of skin cancer
      "Most dangerous form of skin cancer"
      or just enter each term provided in the multiple choice

      30) Begin at the top of your list and stop when you think you have the answer - If you're not sure, continue to the last 2.

      31) Begin at the top of your list and check each term.

      32) The search is "atherosclerosis" - very basic

      33) Cancer - survival
      You could also type in "American Cancer Society"
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

      34) Begin with Alzheimer's disease
      move on to Parkinson's disease
      Paget's Disease
      Graves disease

      35) "Hypertension"
      and then each of the choices

      You can do this and you need to do it. Would you want a doctor or nurse who made it through med school by getting the answers at Yahoo Answers?

  36. QUESTION:
    I've asked this a million times but its being ignoreed ?
    could sleeping late cause any type of bumps on your skin .
    like your face ?
    'cause ever since winter break starteed i've been sleeping late ..
    i mean really latee 6am to 4pm .
    and yeah i've been getting these little brown dots everywhere .
    like they're really small and they're like mole and don't like pop up .
    i'm 13 by the waay .
    and theen these sudden red bumps .
    they're not pimples .
    i hope .
    please what are theey ?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm still going to ignore your question haha

  37. QUESTION:
    Totally embarrassed to ask but...?
    is it a skin tag or genital wart? There is a bump thing on my penis and I've been wondering. It's been there for some time and I've never thought anything of it because it's never hurt, itched, oozed, been red etc; it's never caused discomfort. I also thought that something like masturbation would spread something like warts- I've never had a bump show up in another spot on my body and lets just say I enjoy masturbating. As far as I know I've never slept with someone who has warts (unless if they lied or didn't know themselves). Can people get skin tags on their genitals? What about moles? Also, can people get regular type warts on their genitals like they get on the knuckles or elbows- not the HPV, gential warts? (I had a wart on my wrist when I was 9 or 10, broke that wrist, had a cast on for a few months, and the wart fell off when the cast came off haha). The bump is the same color as my penis and a small hair grows out of it (lol !!!) I don't pluck that hair but I do trim so it's not some long a-$-$ pub that I could string beads through.

    Would a health food store have anything for warts? (And yes, I know that doctors can only prescribe over the counter stuff that works. I'm sure there is some kind of cream, over the counter, that can get ride of skin tags, warts etc).

    I know the only way of knowing is by going to the doctor- I'm not that naive. But I'm curious as to what other people think.
    And let me add- the pictures I've seen of most genital warts are DISGUSTING! My bump looks nothing, absolutely nothing like the pictures.
    Sam you're an idiot. I wasn't asking for your opinion on whether or not I was stupid. I actually know who I've slept with and am very aware of what I do. And one reason why I did ask is because of a hair growing out of it. I've heard that people with moles that have hairs growing out of them are ok.

    • ANSWER:
      YES warts from the hands or other areas can be transferred to the genital area. That area is very sensitive and I would not recommend using an over the counter wart product. Most pictures that you see are extreme. In general they are white and look like a tiny head of cauliflower.

  38. QUESTION:
    Abnormal mole???
    I have a large mole above my right breast and its kind of a dark red/brownish, its puffy and has a white little bump on it. The skin around it is kind of the same color and it looks a little different than the last time I checked. Should I see a normal doctor or dermatologist? My family has a history of cancer (various types) and my dad has a mole that he won't get checked out and my cousin has had some removed. Aside from seeing the doctor, does anyone know what they do to check the mole out?

    • ANSWER:
      A mole that changes shape, color or shade should be considered malignant until proven benign by Doctors.

      It's very important you see a doctor and ask for a biopsy, a mole could indicate skin cancer.. Sorry if I seem drastic but things like this shouldn't go without medical attention.

  39. QUESTION:
    Ahhhhh!!! Support for the Ladies?
    If you have been around the net at all you have seen these type of things I'm sure. This is coming from a man's point of view. Stop it! You are too self-conscious of too many things that guys don't care nearly as much about. Too thin or Too fat? No most of the time your not, we love the way you look. Should you wear more makeup? No Most guys think you wear too much as it is. Do we think guys check you out when they see you? Yes, Guys check out every women, everywhere, its what we do get over it. Your labia are fine, most guys are happy enough to see it, we are not thinking up terms like beef curtain I assure you. The moles and freckles you have in covered places, I don't get this one at all, and how the hell to you check for them? We know size matters, don't tell us it doesn't. Don't post a pic of you looking like a tramp and asking us if it makes you look sexy, it doesn't, it makes you look like a tramp, you make the clothes sexy not the other way around. Ask if we prefer one type of body part or another type ( ie big boob or smaller ones ), the answer is yes, we prefer the ones you have :) If you have to ask if you got too tan, the answer is yes you did. Posting shit like " do you think if my skin/hair was lighter/darker/white/black/brown/red/longer/shorter or whatever that guys would find me sexier" The answer is no, sexy is an attitude not a hair style or skin color. All I am saying is be a little less critical and relax, we love ya for who and what you are. Can I get a Hell Yeah and some love for all the ladies out there!?!

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with you most people are far too self conscious these days and they should just learn to relax some people will like you some won't its just how it works.

      I used to suffer from bulimia so i know the dangers of being too self-conscious

  40. QUESTION:
    What is this spot I have?
    Last night I noticed I have a dark brown spot on my left lower knee cap. It's very very small and looks like a thumb tack prick. It's a little bit red around it but I think that's from where I picked at it last night to see what it was. I thought it might be a scab, but I picked it and it didn't come off.

    Is this just a freckle? If so, why have I not seen it there before? Can freckles randomly appear in places you haven't had them before?
    This isn't a cancer sign is it? I ask that because I read something about this type of cancer called Melanoma. The symptoms are -

    A new, possibly large, irregularly shaped, dark brownish spot with darker or black areas.

    A simple mole that changes in color (particularly turning darker), size (growing), or texture (becoming firmer), and/or flakes or bleeds.

    An unusual lesion with an irregular border and red, white, blue, gray, or bluish-black areas or spots.

    Shiny, firm, dome-shaped bumps that are new, changing, or unusual anywhere on the body.

    Dark lesions under the fingernails or toenails, on the palms, soles, tips of fingers and toes, or on mucous membranes (skin that lines the mouth, nose, vagina, and anus).

    I have a couple moles, but I don't think they've changed at all and they haven't flaked or bled. I haven't had any shiny things like mentioned on my body or odd colored lesions, and they haven't been dark lesions on any parts mentioned that I've noticed.

    So that spot on my knee isn't cancer is it? Is it just a regular freckle or is it something I should be scared about?
    Freckles don't just appear? I know I do have some freckles and even a couple moles/birth marks... but I just haven't noticed one one my knee before.

    I'm really scared because what if it WAS cancer. I don't wanna die =(
    I just looked up some pictures of what Melanoma looks like... mine looks nothing like that. None of my freckles/moles/birth marks do. But I'm still scared - what if this is just an "onset" of it and it really DOES end up being cancer? I don't have a family history of any cancers, so am I ok?
    I never tan by laying out in the sun for hours or from going to tanning beds/salons. I've never wanted to be tan because I don't think it'd fit me very well. I don't go out in the sun much at all. When it's real hot and sunny out, I'd rather stay some where cool. So does that help me stay away from getting Melanoma?
    I was looking at some risk factors of Melanoma and it said stuff like personal history *if you have many moles or unsual moles, called dysplactic nevi, if you have had melanoma before or other types of skin cancers*, family history *close relatives - parents, kids, sibblings who have had melanoma*, and fair skin. Well, my history is pretty good. I only have 2 moles *one of my left side and one one my right arm*, and I've never had Melanoma or any other cancers. My family history is clean too. But what did scare me is the fair skin part. Beside where it said "Fair skin" it reads - "Less pigment (melanin) in the skin offers poorer protection against UV radiation. People with light hair and light-colored eyes who have skin that tans poorly or freckles, or those who burn easily, are two to three times more likely to develop melanoma."
    I'm pale and have blonde hair. My eyes are a icy greyish blue, I don't tan too good and I do have freckles. So does that mean I'm at a major risk for it?
    It said for prevention - reducing exposure to UV radiation, particularly through sun exposure, lowers the risk of melanoma. This is important for people of all ages and is especially important for people who have an increased risk of melanoma. Sun damage builds up over time. Steps to reduce sun exposure, avoid sunburn, and help prevent many cases of melanoma include: Limiting or avoiding sun exposure between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, wearing sun-protective clothing, including a hat that shades the face, neck, and ears. Clothes made of fabric labeled with UPF (UV protection factor) may provide better protection. UV-protective sunglasses are also recommended. Using sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher throughout the year and reapplying it often, especially after heavy perspiration or being in the water, examining the skin regularly (examinations by a health-care professional and self-examinations), avoiding use of sun lamps, tanning beds, and tanning salons.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a spider bite or an ingrown hair.

  41. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of a keliod scar on upper lip near nose?
    i have a keliod scar on my upper lip near the nose on my left side, how do i get ride of it. first let me explain what it is and some existing treatments, which is best and is there any others. A keloid (also known as a "keloidal scar"[1]:1499) is a type of scar, which depending on its maturity, is composed of mainly either type III (early) or type I (late) collagen. It is a result of an overgrowth of granulation tissue (collagen type 3) at the site of a healed skin injury which is then slowly replaced by collagen type 1. Keloids are firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules, and can vary from pink to flesh-coloured or red to dark brown in colour. A keloid scar is benign, non-contagious, and sometimes accompanied by severe itchiness and pain[2], and changes in texture. In severe cases, it can affect movement of skin.
    Keloids expand in claw-like growths over normal skin.[3] They have the capability to hurt with a needle-like pain or to itch without warning, although the degree of sensation varies from patient to patient.

    If the keloid becomes infected, it may ulcerate. Removing the scar is one treatment option, however may result in more severe consequences i.e. the probability that the resulting surgery scar will also become a keloid is high, usually greater than 50%. Laser treatment has also been used with varying degrees of success.

    Keloids form within scar tissue. Collagen, used in wound repair, tends to overgrow in this area, sometimes producing a lump many times larger than that of the original scar. Although they usually occur at the site of an injury, keloids can also arise spontaneously. They can occur at the site of a piercing and even from something as simple as a pimple or scratch. They can occur as a result of severe acne or chickenpox scarring, infection at a wound site, repeated trauma to an area, excessive skin tension during wound closure or a foreign body in a wound. Keloids can sometimes be sensitive to chlorine. Keloid scars can grow, if they appear at a younger age, because the body is still growing.

    Histologically, keloids are fibrotic tumors characterized by a collection of atypical fibroblasts with excessive deposition of extracellular matrix components, especially collagen, fibronectin, elastin, and proteoglycans. Generally, keloids contain relatively acellular centers and thick, abundant collagen bundles that form nodules in the deep dermal portion of the lesion. Keloids present a therapeutic challenge that must be addressed, as these lesions can cause significant pain, pruritus (itching), and physical disfigurement. They may not improve in appearance over time and can limit mobility if located over a joint.

    Keloids affect both sexes equally, although the incidence in young female patients has been reported to be higher than in young males, probably reflecting the greater frequency of earlobe piercing among women. There is a fifteen times higher frequency of occurrence in highly pigmented people. Persons of African descent are at increased risk of keloid occurrences.
    Keloids were described by Egyptian surgeons around 1700 BC. Baron Jean-Louis Alibert (1768–1837) identified the keloid as an entity in 1806. He called them cancroïde, later changing the name to chéloïde to avoid confusion with cancer. The word is derived from the Greek χηλή, chele, meaning "hoof", here in the sense of "crab pincers", and the suffix -oid, meaning "like". For many years, Alibert's clinic at L'Hôpital Saint-Louis was the world’s center for dermatology.

    Keloids should not be confused with hypertrophic scars, which are raised scars that do not grow beyond the boundaries of the original wound.

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    The best treatment is prevention in patients with a known predisposition. This includes preventing unnecessary trauma or surgery (including ear piercing, elective mole removal), whenever possible. Any skin problems in predisposed individuals (eg, acne, infections) should be treated as early as possible to minimize areas of inflammation.

    lntra-lesional corticosteroids — Intra-lesional corticosteroids are first-line therapy for most keloids. A systematic review found that up to 70 percent of patients respond to intra-lesional corticosteroid injection with flattening of keloids, although the recurrence rate is high in some studies (up to 50 percent at five years)[5]
    Excision — Scalpel excision may be indicated if injection therapy alone is unsuccessful or unlikely to result in significant improvement. Excision should be combined with preoperative, intraoperative, or postoperative triamcinolone or interferon injections[5]. Recurrence rates from 45 to 100 percent have been reported in patients treated with excision alone; this falls to below 50 percent in patients treated with combination therapy[6]
    Silicone gel sheeting — Silicone gel sheeting has been used for the treatment of symptoms (eg, pain and itching) in patients wit

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    Can you help me with my human anatomy questions?
    1. What are the striations found on muscle tissue due to?
    2. How much ATP is produced from the breakdown of one glucose molecule?
    3. What does build up of lactic acid in muscle tissue cause?
    4.Name the four basic body tissues:
    5. What is the function of epithelial tissue?
    6. Which type of epithelial cells change shape when stretched?
    7. What is the purpose of microvilli on a cells surface?
    8. What is the hard impact resistant partof bone called?
    9. Why does cartilage heal so slowly?
    10. Which muscle tissues are multi-nucleated?
    11. Which muscle tissues have intercalated disks?
    12. Which muscle tissues have long tapered cells with one nucleus?
    13. Why are stratified tissues more resistant to wear?
    14. Where would mucous membranes be located?
    15. What does the pericardial membrane cover?
    16. How much ATP is produced from the breakdown of one glucose molecule?
    17. What does build up of lactic acid in muscle tissue cause?
    18. What does the pleura membrane cover?
    19. What does a serous membrane cover?
    20. What is a dry membrane?
    21. What substance makes skin cells waterproof and tough?
    22. What substance gives skin and hair color?
    23. Which sweat gland would be found in the armpit?
    24. Which sweat gland would be found on the forehead?
    25. What gland secretes oil into the skin?
    26. What is the muscle that causes "goose bumps" on the skin known as?
    27. What is the center of the hair shaft called?
    28. What is the outer part of the hair shaft called?
    29. What type of epithelium tissue is the outermost part of the skin comprised of?
    30. What type of tissue makes up the epidermis?
    31. Which bones would comprise the appendicular skeleton?
    32. Where is the subcutaneous layer on the skin and what is it composed of?
    33. Where are two locations on the body you would find a ball and socket joint?
    34. What causes athletes foot?
    35. What causes Impetigo?
    36. What causes cold sores?
    37. If you are suspicious that a mole may be malignant melanoma, what are four things to consider?
    38. What is yellow marrow made up of?
    39. What inorganic element is stored in bones?
    40. What articulates with the patella distally? Proximally?
    41. What is the only movable bone in the skull?
    42. Where would flat bones be found?
    43. Which marrow is found in adults in the center of the bone and produces red blood cells?

    Please answer as many as you know!!
    I really need the answers asap to start studying for my test
    Of by the way im a Junior in High School just if you wanted to know = )
    By the way im not trying to get other people to do my homework. My teacher doesnt Prepare us enough for her tests so i just need alittle extra help. Thanks = )

    • ANSWER:
      1. What are the striations found on muscle tissue due to?
      --overlapping myosin and actin filaments
      2. How much ATP is produced from the breakdown of one glucose molecule?
      --It depends on whether it is anaerobic (no oxygen) or aerobic (in the presence of oxygen). Anaerobic nets 2ATP (it makes 4 but 2 are used up in the reaction) while aerobic produces 38
      3. What does build up of lactic acid in muscle tissue cause?
      burning and cramps
      4.Name the four basic body tissues:
      --epithelium, connective tissue, muscle and nervous tissue
      5. What is the function of epithelial tissue?
      multiple functions
      --lines surfaces of organs, vessels (skin) so acts as barrier and selectively lets certain molecules cross,
      6. Which type of epithelial cells change shape when stretched?
      -transitional (in the bladder)
      7. What is the purpose of microvilli on a cells surface?
      -increases surface area for increased absorption (non motile)
      8. What is the hard impact resistant part of bone called?
      -compact bone
      9. Why does cartilage heal so slowly?
      -it is avascular which means it doesn't have blood vessels so it takes longer for nutrients, growth factors, things that heal to reach the damage
      10. Which muscle tissues are multi-nucleated?
      -skeletal muscle
      11. Which muscle tissues have intercalated disks?
      --cardiac muscle
      12. Which muscle tissues have long tapered cells with one nucleus?
      --smooth muscle--they are known as trabecular packets
      13. Why are stratified tissues more resistant to wear?
      --more layers
      14. Where would mucous membranes be located?
      --oral mucosa, nasal mucosa, paranasal sinuses, anus, lining GI tract---I think it lines basically anything open to the outside
      15. What does the pericardial membrane cover?
      --the heart
      16. How much ATP is produced from the breakdown of one glucose molecule?
      anaerobic--2ATP aerobic 38ATP
      17. What does build up of lactic acid in muscle tissue cause?cramps and muscle burning
      18. What does the pleura membrane cover?
      --
      19. What does a serous membrane cover?
      --viscera such as the visceral pericardium, pia mater on the spinal cord
      20. What is a dry membrane?
      --fibrous membrane such as the parietal pericardium
      21. What substance makes skin cells waterproof and tough?
      --keratin
      22. What substance gives skin and hair color?
      --melanin
      23. Which sweat gland would be found in the armpit?
      --eccrine
      24. Which sweat gland would be found on the forehead?
      --apocrine
      25. What gland secretes oil into the skin?
      --sebacous
      26. What is the muscle that causes "goose bumps" on the skin known as?
      --erector pili
      27. What is the center of the hair shaft called?
      cuticle
      28. What is the outer part of the hair shaft called?
      inner root sheath
      29. What type of epithelium tissue is the outermost part of the skin comprised of?
      --epidermis
      30. What type of tissue makes up the epidermis?
      keratinized squamous epithelium
      31. Which bones would comprise the appendicular skeleton?
      --any bones that aren't the skull, sternum and rips and vertebral column
      32. Where is the subcutaneous layer on the skin and what is it composed of?
      --under the epidermis and dermis is connective tissue known as fascia that is mostly fat with veins and nerves and collagen fibers (and other fibers)
      33. Where are two locations on the body you would find a ball and socket joint?
      --hip and shoulder
      34. What causes athletes foot?
      --fungus
      35. What causes Impetigo?
      --secondary bacterial infection caused by strep or staph (blister, cut, cellulitis)
      36. What causes cold sores?
      --herpes simplex virus
      37. If you are suspicious that a mole may be malignant melanoma, what are four things to consider?
      -size (depth and width), border irregularity, assymetry, and color variegation (is it dark in one place and not in another?)
      38. What is yellow marrow made up of?
      fat (adipose tissue)
      39. What inorganic element is stored in bones?
      Calcium in the form of hydroxyapatite.
      40. What articulates with the patella distally? Proximally?
      Proximally and distally it articulates with the femur
      41. What is the only movable bone in the skull?
      the mandible
      42. Where would flat bones be found?
      --skull
      43. Which marrow is found in adults in the center of the bone and produces red blood cells?
      --red marrow

      good luck--this was a good study exercise for me. check for errors

  43. QUESTION:
    HELPPP!!!!!!!! THIS IS INCREDIBELY URGENT!!?
    so i spent friday niqht at my friends house, and i woke up with somethinq that looked like a blister, but in a small bubble. i popped it and a little bit of clear liquid came out. then like an hour later it qot REALLY red, and it looked somethinq like a mole?  but the same color as my skin, and itt qott reall inflamed, and looked like it has that same liquid under the skin, an in the middle, where i oriqinally popped it, theres like a little hole, but theres like somethinq that looks yellowish(kinda like puss but i squuzed it a little and more clear liquid came out. now theres sort of a "rinq around it, and from one side to the otherr, is about 2 1/3 inches. its red, an riqhtt in the middle theirs the thinqq that i think is the bite. the "bite" is aboutt 3 1/2 inch. opposite of my elbow, &&aboutt three  inches in the midle of my upper arm is really sore. WHAT IS IT?!?!? btw, i live in salem oreqon.(just if that would affect it, like what type of speders there is here) just a quess, because i know you would have to see it to be a little more sure, but from my description, whats yuhr quess?  maybe it the oriqinal thinq justt qot infected when we went swimminq att the river? but it was already qettinq inflame nd red on the way to itt thouqh.? but do youh think this would require medical attention??

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Question about recent tick bite!?
    This morning I went walking in the woods with some friends. When I was changing for work around 4:00 I found a red tick on my hip bone. I dont know what kind it was but it was pretty tiny and about the size of a small mole, and it was a bright red color. I cant find any bit marks or anything but im getting all paranoid. When I tried to pull it off it wouldnt budge. I had to get tweezers to pull it off. Long story short. Does anyone know what type of tick it was and how long it has to be on your skin for you to be in any danger? Im just getting paranoid. Im afraid to ger lyme disease or something. ok thanks!!!!
    ok never mind. I now see two tiny bite marks. Its a little bit red and it feels sore when i touch it. bad???

    • ANSWER:
      Hello~
      Many types of ticks carry Lyme disease and other bacterial infections called co-infections. Horse flies, fleas, chiggers and misquitoes also carry lyme disease.

      Here are just a few of the studies:
      http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Oasi...

      Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector born disease in the US (over AIDS, avian flu and West Nile all put together) with over 200 thousand new cases a year.
      If you begin any symptoms (mostly flu like symptoms in the beginning) go to your doctor immediately.
      Beware that most doctors use outdated diagnosis and treatment protocols so you likely would not get appropriate treatment unless you find a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD)
      The protocol still used by most doctors is from the IDSA which has ben investigated by the CT Attorney General and found faulty.

      You can read about it here:
      http://www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/view.asp?a=2795&q=414284

      For a list of possible symptoms (you can have any combination):
      www.canlyme.com

      For appropriate diagnosis and treatment guidelines:
      http://www.ilads.org/guidelines_ilads.html
      www.ilads.org

      Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis and there is no reliable test.
      Usually, the sooner Lyme and possible co-infections are diagnosed and treated the better the recovery.
      As many any 60% of infected people never see a rash (or a tick) but a rash can develop at any time and not always where the bite occured.

      For more information:
      www.lymediseaseassociation.org
      www.canlyme.com
      www.healingwell.com (lyme forum)
      www.truthaboutlymedisease.com
      www.lifeafterlyme.com
      www.underourskin.com

      I hope you do not have Lyme disease or any of the possible co-infections but please educate yourself either way. Your life could depend on it.
      Best wishes~

  45. QUESTION:
    Another Band-aid Question?
    So, I recently had a mole removed on my forearm and had to get stitches. When I put a band-aid on a week after I got my stitches there was no problem after I took it off. The second time I put the band-aid on and all of a sudden I have a red mark in the shape of the band-aid. My first thought was:
    Oh, no big deal. My forearm has sensitive skin it'll clear up in a few hours.
    It stayed over night, but because I was busy during the day I just put another band-aid over my stitches and walked out the door. I did this for 2 days and each time I took the band-aid off, to wrap it in gauze for the night it was very red and was still very red when I took the gauze off the in the morning. I got my stitches removed this past Monday, I took the band-aid off around 7:30 am and it is still red in the shape of the band-aid. Because my scar was oozing a little my doctor put another band-aid on it but in a different shape. When I got home later that day, I showed my parents the red mark and their first thought was:
    Oh, you had a reaction to the latex in the band-aid because my dad has a reaction to the latex in band-aids.
    So, I changed the new band-aid and put on one that is latex free (the knuckle wrap type). Well, I now have a large red band-aid mark and one shaped like the knuckle wrap band-aid on top of it.
    I can't tell if this is just my skin having a layer pulled off from the band-aids and staying red or an allergic reaction because the only thing really noticeable is the redness and a slight itchiness.

    Please include a link, number or book title if possible so I can get more information on this. Because I'm starting to freak out a little and I really like being able to say that I have no allergies.

    • ANSWER:
      It's not allergies but I don't know exactly why it happens. Something to do with sensitive skin, I guess. It happens to me too. After I had my last daughter, I had a band aid on my arm where the IV was. I pulled the band aid off in the shower, and the band aid mark stayed on my arm for literally two months. After a while I thought it was going to be a permanent scar. Eventually it went away but it really freaked me out. It doesn't happen with every bandaid I wear though.

  46. QUESTION:
    (Posting this for a friend) OMFG I am so freaking scared right now. I think I have breast cancer!?
    I don't know, I don't know. I was jsut checking them when I was in the bathroom and on one there's this black spot it's not like a freckle or a mole but it's just like underst the skin. And on the others there's these like red spots they don't look like acne but they look like blood BUT THE BLACK SPOT IS REALLY SCARING ME. Please can aonyone help?? I can't even type write i'm so freaking scared. God I cant' believe this! If I need to post pictures i will!!
    I don't havea doctor, I can't afford to see one! Should I go to the emergency room like that or something?

    • ANSWER:
      Please go to a doctor. It is the only way to really know.

  47. QUESTION:
    Bizarre ethnic foods (Andrew Zimmern) show?
    Andrew Zimmern has eaten all the following foods on his TV show "Bizarre Foods" on the travel channel.
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    Frog sashimi (plus the beating frog's heart), lizard sake, fugu, turtle, Kobe beef, bird's nest soup, frog ovary soup, spirulina, bat, Belacan.Balut, yam and cheese-flavor ice cream in a bun, water crickets, soup no. 5 (bull's rectum and testicles soup), coconut grubs, mangrove worms. Lamb tongue and eye, cow’s heart, stuffed pancreas, cuttlefish, poached calf’s brain, pigeon pie. Guinea pig, empanada, cow's stomach, lining, and heart, lemon ants, piranha, coconut grubs, chicha. Andrew participated in a cleansing ritual. Suckling pig, baby eels, pig ears, bull testicles, deep-fried worms, horchata, rooster comb, pine and seaweed gelees.Nutria, squirrel, Turducken, boudin, opossum, chitterlings, 33 oysters, alligator, grouper throat, flathead mullet, roe. Haggis, pheasant, cockles and whelks, jugged hare, jellied eels, head cheese, ox heart and bone marrow, pie and mash, pigeon. Iguana, conch, souse, pig's feet, cow heel soup, callaloo, shark sandwich, King mackerel sashimi.Octopus, grasshopper (chapulines) pizza, armadillo, mosquito eggs, chicken feet, mole and duck enchilada. Beluga and Bowhead whale muktuk (fermented blubber), spruce tea, Eskimo ice cream, whitefish, fermented fish heads, seal soup, walrus, jellied moose nose, reindeer pizza, ptarmigan. Andrew goes on a sled dog tour. Stinky tofu, unborn chicken eggs, cockscomb, chicken uterus, fermented meat, black-bone chicken testicles, fried bees.Tongue sandwich, geoduck, live lobster, ceviche, pupusas, worm pretzels, maggot pupae, tarantula pops, teriyaki cockroaches, jellyfish salad, sea cucumber salad, goose intestine, frog congee, salo. Cobra parts including beating heart and dried bones, civet dropping coffee, pig's ears, silk worms, scorpions, roasted sparrows, bull penis, horseshoe crab. Andrew also visits a fish sauce factory. Cicada, seahorse, sea urchin, donkey rib and tail stew and skin, dried tree lizard, sea cucumber, camel paw, pig stomach, dao jiao, snake penis, fried deer penis, yak penis, whelk over dry ice. Hákarl, grilled puffin, slátur (a type of blood pudding) skyr, lamb hot dog, geothermal cooking: langoustine. Vobla, borscht, cow's tongue, kvas, herring blini, salo, pickled lamprey, brown bear meat, caviar, shashlik. Pig's foot, lutefisk, reuben on a stick, spaghetti and meatballs on a stick, gator on a stick, teriyaki ostrich on a stick, wild boar's liver, brain, and testicles, venison, sauerkraut pie, deep fried chicken gizzard, goober burger (with peanut butter and mayonnaise), herring roe. Lamb kidneys, tripe, bull penis soup, all-organ dish, llama brain and tongue, carpaccio, pickled pig's feet, lamb jerky, chitterlings, mocochinchi (peach juice with cinnamon), llama jerky, chuño, mangosteen, armadillo, feral pig, quinoa, Titicaca Orestias. Abalone, Pacific razor clams, cow udder, braided intestines, blood sausage, lúcuma juice, donkey milk, cow's butt sandwich, barnacles, mussels, seaweed, horse, conger eel, live sea squirt, fresh bull testicle and scrotum stew, lamb's blood pudding. Grilled squid, dim sum with chicken feet, stuffed duck's feet, stir-fried milk with shrimp, turtle soup, pigeon, scorpion, suckling pig, jellyfish salad, worm and hairy crab roe omelet, wood ear, frog legs, 60 meter long noodle, stinkhorn, hairy gourd, starfish being used for decoration. Pomfret, lentil, brain curry, mutton liver and kidney stew, tandoori roti, goat and lamb testicles, paneer, boiled banana flower, banana plant stem, fruit sandwich, pani puri, lassi, mutton balls, gushtaba, chapati. Fried grasshoppers, pork liver and beef stomach & intestine soups, coconut balls, strechched squid, stuffed mackerel, wasp larvae, stir-fried stingray, mole crabs, wasabi-, chili-, and tom yum-flavored cashews and cashew apple juice at a cashew factory, red weaver ants, forest lizards, fish stomach sauce, deep-fried fish skin, horseshoe crab, sea whelk. Tuna sperm, sea snail, pasta with squid ink, artichoke gelato, beef spleen sandwich, Cow urine tonic, Vindaloo Bombay Duck,sea cucumber intestines, raw tuna heart and eyeballs, fruit bat, whole pig cooked in 'umu oven, fruit bat roasted on coconut husks, wild chicken, roasted tree grubs, giant clam eaten raw. snail caviar, cow's head snack, truffles, pressed duck with duck sauce and marrow, bacon and eggs ice cream, rabbit livers, sea urchin, visits a mustard shop and tries a variety of mustards, visits Paris's best cheese shop, wild pigeon. scorpions on toast, south american ants on string potatoes, wheat grass extract, menudo, huitlacoche, nopales, burgers made of ground-up sesame seeds, shrimp sashimi, monk fish, a shot containing sea urchin roe, a raw quail egg, and some spicy sauce, Peking duck, fermented "bread water", sea worm lettuce wrap, a "hot-dog" burrito, fried chicken testicles, slow cooked baby pig, baby pig eyeballs, cockscombs.
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    The thing that is difficult for me
    Question #1: What is the fruit that Andrew can't eat?
    Question #2: If you like exotic food what is the food that you just can't stomach?
    Personally I hate fermented soybeans.
    http://japanesefood.about.com/od/japanesefoodpicture/ig/Japanese-Ingredients-Pictures/Natto-Picture.htm

    • ANSWER:
      I am a former chef and have lived and worked in several country's, and amazingly I have had alot of the same things in your list, even tried fried frog skin with a fermented anchovy dip in Thailand, Bugs of many types and many other things even had the whale blubber and Muktuk, and as for dislikes only undercooked foods and things not properly seasoned.in fact when I worked in Singapore I happen to have fallen in love with durian, I could not get enough.

      I eat "Natto" on a regular basis, the only thing I had trouble with was the fetal duck egg in Vietnam, not much else, even the snake wine was a kick.

  48. QUESTION:
    Any ideas for my Story?
    So I'm calling the book Beauty(just a working title) and it is about this place where physical beauty is basically the most important thing. I'm thinking about setting it in a Victorian-like setting, not exactly like our history but that type of thing in an alternate earth. It's about a girl Ani who isn't unbelievably ugly, but definitely isn't pretty. She's the disappointment and embarrassment of her well-to-do family because she isn't beautiful. Her looks seem to mock her as she has a twin sister and while they aren't identical they look a lot alike so Ani can see what she could have looked like if she was just slightly different She would do anything to be pretty. Then she meets this girl Kai who is exotic looking and gorgeous but resents her beauty. Something tragic has happened to her(or maybe her mom or... ) because of beauty and she helps shed light on the not so pretty side of this outlook on beauty. Here is the beginning of the story.

    Ani gazed resentfully at the reflection in the mirror, longing desperately for the face that stared back to somehow become beautiful. Impulsively, she squeezed her eyes shut, counted to three, and opened. Alas, the face in the mirror remained the same; almost pretty, but not quite. Her nose was still just a little to big, her upper lip; a bit to thin. Ani, like her mother was blessed with fair porcelain-esque skin. It was the perfect shade Ani thought sardonically, yet marred with a spattering of freckles across her nose and cheekbones. Not to mention the small cluster of angry red pimples that had decided to make their appearance on the upper left side of her forehead that morning. Long lashed and flecked with gold, her round, deep chocolate colored eyes were one of the few characteristics with which Ani could find no fault. Well not with each eye itself, but they were spaced too far apart, She decided critically. Slowly winding a small lock of hair around a long, thin finger Ani subconsciously began to analyze. Her hands were adequate, she decided. Short and stubby a few years ago her fingers had since grown long, thin and graceful. As long as she kept moisturizing them and adding just a drop of cover-up to the small mole at the base of her right index finger her hands might even be, dare she even think it, pretty.(Next sentence is italicized)(Sure other girls may have gorgeous faces, beautifully silky hair or perfect figures but all are paled in comparison to my exquisite hands. She made a face.
    “Ani” that all to familiar rigid, disapproving tone immediately pulled Ani from her thoughts, back into the real world. “that face you make is not becoming, and some of us need all the help we can get right?”
    “Yes mum,” Ani murmured tightly, struggling to keep a steady tone before adding a more convincing “Sorry.”

    So critique away. Also what do you think of the time period? Any thoughts on where you see the story going? What do you think so far? Any other thoughts on my story are appreciated Be brutally honest please, it won't hurt my feelings. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, sweetheart. I think this is an interesting concept for a story, particularly for the Young Adult genre; what young girl can't relate to the complex pursuit of beauty?

      I love the Victorian era, and it has produced some of my favorite literature, but it may prove difficult to capture the dialogue without sounding trite. After all, we don't hear that manner of speaking often enough for it to be natural to us the way it was to Jane Austen or the Bronte sisters. Something to consider when choosing your time period, but don't let me discourage you! It may just take a bit more work, but I'm sure you're up for the challenge.

      Good luck with your story. No matter what anyone says, just keep writing. Practice is the best teacher.



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