Tracy Beswick, MD
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4629 S Harvard
Tulsa, OK 74135
How should I manage a Spitz nevus?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThe best way to manage a Spitz nevus is to have it checked by your doctor or dermatologist, who will likely suggest that the mole be removed. This type of mole can cause concern because it can look very similar to melanoma, a type of skin cancer. If you have any suspicious moles or other growths on your skin, see a doctor or dermatologist right away.
What can a doctor do for seborrheic keratoses?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredA doctor will not usually recommend removing seborrheic keratoses, which are growths that appear on the skin as you age, unless he or she suspects they could be skin cancer or if they are bothersome to you. Though seborrheic keratoses can resemble skin cancer, they more often look like moles or warts and are harmless. A doctor can remove them in a couple of ways:
- The doctor can use liquid nitrogen to freeze the growth, which then falls off in a few days. The procedure is painless.
- The doctor can numb the area and then remove the growth by burning it, scraping it off, or doing both. While also painless, this procedure may cause a small amount of bleeding.
What are the symptoms of plaque psoriasis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
The symptoms of plaque psoriasis include thick, raised patches of dry skin lesions (plaques) anywhere on the body. They can be red with silvery scales, itchy, and painful. Some only have a few lesions, while others can have multiple lesions that may even crack or bleed. Symptoms tend to have periods of flaring and subsiding. For some, symptoms diminish in summer months when exposed to sun and flare in winter months or during periods of stress.
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