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Alternative Names Acute intermittent porphyria; Hereditary coproporphyria; Congenital erythropoietic porphyria; Erythropoietic protoporphyria Symptoms Porphyrias involve three major symptoms: Abdominal pain or cramping (only in some forms of the disease) Light sensitivity causing rashes , blistering, and scarring of the skin (photodermatitis) Problems with the nervous system and muscles ( seizures , mental disturbances, nerve damage) Attacks can occur suddenly, usually with severe abdominal pain followed by vomiting and constipation. Being out in the sun can cause pain, sensations of heat, blistering , and skin redness and swelling. Blisters heal slowly, often with scarring or skin color changes. They may be disfiguring. Urine may turn red or brown after an attack. Other symptoms may include: Muscle pain Muscle weakness or paralysis Numbness or tingling Pain in the arms or legs Pain in the back Personality changes Attacks can sometimes be life threatening, producing: Low blood pressure Severe electrolyte ...
Hi everyone. Today I want to talk about growths on the skin that are not necessarily skin cancer, but are related to cancers on your internal organs. Many diseases, such as high cholesterol or diabetes, can have manifestations on the skin. Sometimes, cancer of the internal organs can have skin manifestations as well. I want to briefly touch on a few of these to show how your skin can reflect what is going on inside your body. Tumors that grow on any internal organ can spread to the skin, either by direct invasion of the skin or through the bloodstream. Skin metastases occur in up to 5% of cancer patients. These lesions usually appear on the skin as firm, hard nodules. They may be flesh colored or may have a reddish to black appearance. By the time the cancer has spread to the skin, the prognosis is usually poor because if you're seeing signs of the cancer on your skin, it has most likely spread to other organs as well. The trunk and scalp are the most commonly affected ...
Every time I shave my legs, I get itchy, red bumps. How can I get rid of them and how can I prevent them?
In order to take care of shaving-related irritations, it's important to know the underlying cause of inflamed bumps. Razor burn, which results from improper shaving techniques, can create a rash-like appearance that usually fades on its own after a few days. On the other hand, it's possible that those razor bumps are the result of ingrown hairs, which are also referred to as pseudofolliculitis barbae.
When shaving, make sure you use a gentle hand. If your problem is simply razor burn, you need to make a few adjustments to your shaving routine in order to reduce irritation and inflammation. To start, soften the hair by soaking your legs for several minutes in warm water. Invest in a moisturizing shave gel-soap doesn't cut it-and lather the shaving area completely. Let the lather sit on the hair for a minute before proceeding.
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