Dr Oz: Skin Conditions -Weird or Worried?
Do you have an unexplained rash? On today’s show, Doctor Oz exposes all of your strangest skin conditions. Find out if inverted nipples, psoriasis and keratosis pilaris are skin issues that should cause you some concern, and learn about remedies like Urea Cream for Keratosis Pilaris and Salicylic Acid for Psoriasis. Plus, what is the difference between Psoriasis vs Eczema? Dr Oz spoke about all of this on hie Weird or Worried? Show!
Dr Oz: Inverted Nipples – a Medical Problem?
Brooke, an audience member, told Dr Oz that she has an inverted nipple that made her self-conscious around her boyfriend. She’s had it for as long as she could remember. The inverted nipple was just on her left side.
Dr Oz says not to be ashamed because 10% of women are born with inverted nipples. Since she’s had it most of her life, there is really no cause for concern. What concerns Dr Oz is when an inverted nipple happens suddenly.
Inverted Nipple Surgery
A nipple becomes inverted because of ligaments that pull on the nipple. When they pull back too much, the nipple becomes inverted. If you’ve had an outtie nipple and then all of a sudden it becomes inverted, this may be caused by a tumor. Have it checked out by your doctor. If you want to get it taken out for cosmetic purposes, check out a doctor in your area.
Dr Oz: Psoriasis Remedy
Amy, an audience member, said she’s had an itchy rash since she was a teen. The rash was on her elbows, knees, scalp and face. She was an actress and it messes up her work. Doctor Oz says psoriasis affects 7 ½ million Americans and is not contagious. It usually forms on the back of the back of elbows, front of the knees and the scalp.
Psoriasis vs Eczema
Psoriasis is a red patch that covers areas of the body. It’s white and scaly. Eczema is a reddish inflammation normally on the back of the knees.
Dr Oz: Salicylic Acid for Psoriasis
If you see that you have the red patches on your body, to get rid of them, Doctor Oz says to apply topical creams containing salicylic acid, or you could try coal tar shampoo for the scalp.
Dr Oz: Keratosis Pilaris
One audience member told Doctor Oz that she had bumps on the back of the arms and has recently noticed them on her forehead. She sees them on her son’s arm and is concerned she passed it on to him. Should she be worried?
Keratosis Pilaris looks like goose bumps that appear on the upper arms and thighs and feels like sandpaper.
Dr Oz: Urea Cream for Keratosis Pilaris
Dr Oz says this is skin buildup that is plugging up where the skin is trying to come through. Avoid heavy exfoliation and use OTC solutions, such as Urea Cream. Follow directions.