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Donald Trump Shows A Weird Skin Growth On His Cheek. Does It Pose A Threat To His Health?

Date May 25, 2018 11:19

Normally, if we make a random person undergo a full body scan and all the needed tests, we will find at least 3 different diseases, especially if this person is not young anymore. It comes as no surprise that older people are more vulnerable to diseases. And this rule also applies to Donald Trump, as he is soon to turn 72 years old. Recently, the world turned its attention to President’s left cheek because of a strange skin change.

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Trump's skin growth

When you are as famous as Trump, it feels like you almost don’t need any medical consultations. Reporters and paparazzi will keep your appearance updated, and people online will find if there’s anything wrong with you. Jokes aside, we know that Donald has a skin condition called rosacea, which makes him blush much more often than usual people do. However, a recent discolored patch on the left side of his face is definitely something else.

People began speculating about the cause of this skin anomaly. Some assumed that this is a sign of some untreated STD, while others believe that it has something to do with Trump’s frequent sunbathing and suggested the possibility of skin cancer!

Expert opinion

However, according to expert, dermatologist Kathleen Suozzi from the Yale School of Medicine, this weird skin growth might be one of the two versions of keratosis, which is a buildup of keratin proteins on the skin. The first one called seborrheic keratosis, which is a non-cancerous type and is often referred as a seborrheic barnacle. The other option is actinic keratosis, and it can cause cancer in rare cases (somewhere from 1 in 100 to 1 in 1000 cases).

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How to prevent the disease?

Keratosis is a common issue for people with fair skin and light eyes. However, there are some ways to decrease the chance of developing the condition:

  1. Limit the time of sun exposure. Avoid sunbathing between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  2. Use sunscreen. It is recommended to use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant SPF 30 sunscreen.
  3. Cover up. Wear caps and clothing that covers up your arms and legs for extra protection.
  4. Tanning beds are a big NO. Tanning beds significantly increase the risk of skin cancer!
  5. Regular checkups. Examine your skin, look for changes in moles, freckles, etc. Regularly consult your doctor.

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If needed, keratosis can be treated by surgical removal with the help of liquid nitrogen. Basically, the procedure freezes the spots. Suozzi thinks that Trump did exactly that, as the spot on his face has a specific little circle of light and red around. This circle looks like a consequence of liquid nitrogen treatment.

                                                                                                                      Source: Business Insider, Mayo Clinic

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.

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