Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon explains that cysts on the skin, or sebaceous cysts, most often arise from swollen hair follicles or skin trauma. Though there is no known prevention for cysts, avoiding excessive sun exposure and using oil-free skin products may help prevent them.
However, cysts can form on any part of the body including the bones, organs and soft tissues.
“As a gynecologist I see cysts all the time,” OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson says. “You can have cysts just about anywhere on the body, and there are different types besides the ones on your skin.”
While most cysts are benign, nearly all cancers are capable of producing them so it is important to talk to your doctor about any cysts you notice on your body.
Eating disorders affect between 5 and 10 million Americans and can have detrimental effects on the body – including the teeth. Hear Shay’s story of recovery and why she’s smiling from the inside out.
Getting Rid of Road Rash
Two years ago, Jennifer, 22, was in a major car accident.
“I was thrown approximately 40 feet and woke up five days later in the hospital with significant scarring and road rash,” she says. “In a split second everything changed and [it looked like] my skin aged 80 years.”
Dermatologist Dr. Glynis Ablon uses the Ruby Laser to dramatically improve Jennifer’s skin in just one treatment; however Dr. Ablon recommends three to six treatments for best results.
Dr. Sears’ Color Decoder
Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears explains how to decipher the colors of your mucus, your baby’s diaper and your infant’s umbilical cord stump.
Don’t Sweat It
“I have a really embarrassing problem, I sweat like crazy,” Dr. Sears says. “I’ve tried different kinds of fabric, every deodorant, I even tried changing my diet but it didn’t work.”
If you’ve had the same experiences as Dr. Sears, learn what causes excessive sweating and tips for managing it.
What Causes Bad Breath?
No matter how often you brush your teeth or pop a breath mint, you might still suffer from bad breath. Find out what causes halitosis and when it could be a sign of something more serious.