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Skin care and incontinence

Incontinence - skin care; Incontinence - pressure sore; Incontinence - pressure ulcer

People who have problems controlling their urine or bowels (called incontinence) are at risk for skin problems. Skin areas most affected are near the buttocks, hips, genitals, and between the pelvis and rectum (perineum). Excess moisture in these areas makes skin problems such as redness, peeling, irritation, and yeast infections likely. Bedsores...

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  • Infant care following delivery

    Infant care following delivery

    An evaluation of the newborn's condition is done immediately after delivery and again at five minutes, to determine the APGAR scores. If some cyanosis (bluish skin) is present, the APGAR scores are lower and oxygen may be administered. The oxygen can often be merely blown by the newborn's face, through the mask in front of the infant.

    Infant care following delivery

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  • Skin cancer - melanoma superficial spreading

    Skin cancer - melanoma superficial spreading

    Malignant melanoma is the most dangerous type of the skin cancers. Typical features of melanomas include irregular borders, multiple colors within the lesion, rapid growth, and susceptibility to easy injury with bleeding. Any mole that exhibits any of these changes should be evaluated immediately by your health care provider.

    Skin cancer - melanoma superficial spreading

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    • Infant care following delivery

      Infant care following delivery

      An evaluation of the newborn's condition is done immediately after delivery and again at five minutes, to determine the APGAR scores. If some cyanosis (bluish skin) is present, the APGAR scores are lower and oxygen may be administered. The oxygen can often be merely blown by the newborn's face, through the mask in front of the infant.

      Infant care following delivery

      illustration

    • Skin cancer - melanoma superficial spreading

      Skin cancer - melanoma superficial spreading

      Malignant melanoma is the most dangerous type of the skin cancers. Typical features of melanomas include irregular borders, multiple colors within the lesion, rapid growth, and susceptibility to easy injury with bleeding. Any mole that exhibits any of these changes should be evaluated immediately by your health care provider.

      Skin cancer - melanoma superficial spreading

      illustration

    Review Date: 2/27/2018

    Reviewed By: David L. Swanson, MD, Vice Chair of Medical Dermatology, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Mayo Medical School, Scottsdale, AZ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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