Jeffrey W Scales, MD
Location and Office HoursNorth Carolina Center for Dermatology
Durham, NC 27713
- BC/BS of North Carolina
- CIGNA HealthCare
- United Healthcare
- WellPath Select
- Durham Regional Hospital
How does beta hydroxy acid get rid of acne?
YouBeauty answeredBeta hydroxy acid (BHA) gets rid of acne by penetrating more deeply into pores to break the bonds keeping dead skin cells glued within. It’s lipophilic, which means it can get through acne-producing oil build-up. One of the most familiar acne-fighters, salicylic acid is one type of beta hydroxy. It is both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, hitting zits on multiple fronts, as well we preventing future breakouts if used regularly.
What increases my risk for flat warts?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredShaving and other activities that irritate the skin can increase the likelihood of developing flat warts.
What are petechiae?
Petechiae are tiny, flat red or purple spots in the skin or the lining of the mouth caused by abnormal bleeding from small blood vessels that have broken close to the skin or the surface of a mucous membrane. Petechiae may spread over a large area of the body within a few hours. Petechiae spots range from pinpoint-size to BB-size and do not itch or cause pain. They are different than tiny, flat red spots or birthmarks (hemangiomas) that are present all the time. Petechiae do not turn white when a person presses on them. Petechiae that develop quickly over a few hours may mean that a serious infection or lack of platelets (part of the body's defense against bleeding) has developed. These conditions require immediate medical treatment.
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