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Tulsa, OK 74135
How is a Spitz nevus diagnosed?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredA Spitz nevus is diagnosed by a dermatologist after a careful medical examination. A Spitz nevus is a type of mole, and sometimes the mole can bleed or ooze. If necessary for an accurate diagnosis, your dermatologist may do a biopsy. See your doctor or dermatologist about any suspicious moles or other skin changes.
What are the different types of UV rays?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThe sun acts sort of like one of those machines that shoots out tennis balls. But the sun's tennis balls come in the form of ultraviolet rays that are torpedoed down to earth. The rays that are constantly being played into your court are the UVA rays and the UVB rays. Now, you have a choice: get pummeled by the rays, or block them so that they bounce off of you.
Even though UVB rays are stopped at the level of the skin, they can still cause burning and cancer of the skin, although they cause tanning as well. Meanwhile, UVA rays deeply penetrate the skin to cause burns, wrinkles, and skin cancer.
It could be worse. Luckily, the most dangerous UV rays—UVC rays—are blocked by the atmosphere (like tennis balls being hit into the net before they reach you), so they have little effect on you.
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How is plaque psoriasis diagnosed?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Plaque psoriasis is diagnosed by taking a medical history and doing a physical exam. A doctor will discuss your symptoms with you and look at your skin. A skin biopsy is sometimes performed simply to rule out other disorders. A healthcare professional may request x-rays if you have joint pain as a symptom.
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