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Penile Melanosis

Penile Melanosis: Treatment | Removal | Causes

Penile Melanosis Overview Penile melanosis is usually a benign or harmless condition. It’s characterized by small patches of dark skin on the penis. This change in color is known as hyperpigmentation, and it occurs when melanin (brown pigment) forms deposits in the surface layer of skin. Penile melanosis is also known as penile lentiginosis. The spots …

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Gingival Hyperplasia

Gingival Hyperplasia: Causes | Symptoms | Treatment

Gingival Hyperplasia What is gingival hyperplasia? Gingival hyperplasia is an overgrowth of gum tissue around the teeth. There are a number of causes for this condition, but it’s often a symptom of poor oral hygiene or a side effect of using certain medications. If left untreated, this oral condition can affect the alignment of your …

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Butterfly Stitches

Butterfly Stitches: How and When to Use

How to Apply and Remove Butterfly Stitches Overview Butterfly stitches, also known as Steri-Strips or butterfly bandages, are narrow adhesive bandages that are used instead of traditional stitches (sutures) to close small, shallow cuts. These adhesive bandages aren’t a good choice if the cut is large or gaping, has ragged edges, or won’t stop bleeding. They’re also …

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Senile Purpura

Senile Purpura: Vitamin K | Natural Remedies | Treatments

Senile Purpura What is senile purpura? Senile purpura is benign, easy bruising that affects older adults. It’s sometimes called actinic purpura. This occurs because the skin and the blood vessels become more fragile as we age, making it easier for our skin to bruise from minor trauma. This is different than conditions that cause easy …

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Prognathism

Prognathism: Causes | Treatments | Prevention

What to Know About Prognathism Overview If your jaw protrudes, it’s known as prognathism. This trait is sometimes called extended chin or Habsburg jaw. Typically, prognathism refers to the lower jaw sticking out more than usual. However, there are several different types of prognathism: mandibular prognathism: your lower jaw protrudes maxillary prognathism: your upper jaw …

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