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Sebaceous cysts can appear on any part of your body where hair grows. These harmless bumps under your skin appear when sebaceous glands get blocked for some reason. The most common places on your body for sebaceous cysts to appear are on your head, neck, and chest. Unlike other cysts which fill up with fluid, sebaceous cysts are filled with sebum which is the oil excreted by your sebaceous glands.
Small broken blood vessels on your face can leave your face with a red, blotchy appearance. While the broken blood vessels or capillaries don’t pose any health risks, they are unsightly and can affect your self-confidence. The appearance of tiny red veins under the skin of your face happens when the veins become enlarged (called telangiectasia) and dilated.
We know that eating candies or drinking soda will leave a sweet taste in our mouths. However, if you frequently have a sweet sensation in your mouth without consuming sugary foods you might be worried about the cause. Having a heightened sense of taste is called hypergeusia. Although many people complain of a bitter or sour taste in their mouth, the abnormal taste sensation can cause a sweet taste in your mouth.
Our tongue is an essential organ that we need to speak, eat, and taste food. Your tongue can also tell a lot about your general health. If your tongue becomes unusually enlarged (medical name is macroglossia) it may develop a wavy pattern on the edges and this is called a scalloped tongue. The rippled effect around the sides of your tongue is caused by the enlarged or swollen tongue pressing against your teeth. This condition is also referred to as a wavy tongue, crenated tongue, pie crust tongue, and crenulated tongue.
An iron deficiency can make you feel constantly tired, lack energy, have a pale complexion, or suffer from frequent headaches. A lack of iron in the body can be caused when you don’t consume enough iron-rich foods, when your body can’t absorb enough iron, or you have blood loss. If your body doesn’t have enough iron, it can’t make enough hemoglobin – part of the red blood cells that carry oxygen through the body. The result of an iron deficiency can by anemia, tiredness, and shortness of breath.
Having a twitch in your right eye can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing. When your right eyelid starts twitching and jumping involuntary and you can’t stop it, people may even look at you funny – especially if they think that you are winking at them! Repetitive spasms of your eyelid muscle can affect your right or left eye and can even affect both eyes at the same time. Thankfully, the causes of eye twitching are usually harmless and are fairly common.
Warts on your hands are caused by a viral infection that affects the upper layer of the skin. Warts can affect any area of the body but are commonly found on your hands, face, neck, and feet. The infection that causes the wart comes from the 100 different types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and can get into the skin through a cut, scratch, or abrasion.
Having pain under your right breast is very often a cause for concern because of the possibility that it is a sign of a serious medical condition. Just under your right breast behind your ribcage are many vital organs like your liver, gallbladder, and right kidney. However, not all aches and pains under your right chest below your breast should cause you to worry. For example, sharp pains under your right breast can be caused by something as simple as excess gas, heartburn, or being stressed out.
The cause of pain under your left breast can range from a minor ailment like too much gas to a life-threatening condition like a heart attack. Knowing the exact cause of pain in your chest or upper abdomen can be difficult to find. Usually, the type of pain under your left breast can be an indication as to the cause of the discomfort in your upper abdomen.
Most people associate gas pain with abdominal discomfort, however, excess gas can also cause pain in your chest. Intestinal gas, or flatus, is a natural occurrence and you can usually get relief from gas pain by burping or passing gas. Excess gas can not only be embarrassing to deal with but can cause anxiety if it causes upper chest discomfort and pain.