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This post is all about dermatofibromas and some remedies to help make them look better and ways hide them. It includes my Amazon Affiliate Links to help you find the products I talk about. Q. I have this brown bump on my leg that won't go away. What can I do about it? A. It could be a dermatofibroma. I see them often on my leg waxing clients. A dermatofibroma is a tan to brown benign raised bump more common in women than men and occur commonly on the legs. The bump feels hard under the skin and can be itchy, tender and easily irritated. A doctor will tell you not to worry about it because it's benign, but it's kind of ugly! Dermatofibromas are also called Benign Fibrous Histiocytomas. They are the result of some sort of injury to the skin such as an ingrown hair or a bug bite.  Be careful when shaving because a dermatofibroma may bleed and become sore if nicked. Don't think you can get rid of it by shaving it off. It will be an awful looking sore and will j

Latex and Food Allergies

It's summer and we all are eating more fruits and veggies. If you are allergic to latex you could also be allergic to some or all of the following foods.  Foods to Avoid when your are Allergic to Latex Banana, avocado, potato, tomato, kiwi, cherry, chestnut, walnut, passion fruit, pear, grapefruit, mushroom, bell pepper, mango, pineapple, celery, cantaloupe, apple, papaya, almond, buckwheat, wheat, fig, lettuce, peach, orange, peanut, strawberry, pepper, mustard, watermelon, bamboo shoot, carrot, coconut, apricot, peppermint, soybean, cherry, nectarine, and eggplant.  That's a big list!  I know kiwis give me an itchy tongue. I don't eat them. This food allergy is called the Latex Food Syndrome. Latex comes from a plant, the sap of the rubber tree and contains more than 35 proteins. Certain foods, they are called cross reactive foods, contain similar proteins and therefore, can cause the allergic reactions that latex causes.  Don't panic. You may not be al