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Diseases Involving White Eyelashes
Today morning there was a tiny drop of blood which was clotted and it sticking on my left bottom eyelid between eyelashes. Is this a disease symptom?
My right eye: itch (eye corner and in place where eyelashes grow up), feel something in eye corner, continously eye muscle contraction, what is disease ?
Multiple causes: Itching in the corners of the eyes is often related to allergy. Itching on the edge of the eyelids where the lashes grow is often related to blepharitis. Rapid muscle contractions of the lid is called blepharospasm and can have several causes. You need to see your ophthalmologist to examine your eyes for these conditions, to determine your correct diagnoses and the best course of therapy. ...Read more
I have less amount of hair on my right half of head. But on left half of head I have much amount of hair than right half.What kind of disease is this?
Alopecia : Hair loss or alopecia in that pattern can be caused occasionally by alopecia areata which can flare up with stress. If you have a tendency to touch or rub that area of the scalp as a habit, then trichotillosis is another possibility. See a dermatologist to have the hair loss evaluated and treated. ...Read more
It is possible you experience Illness Anxiety Disorder (formerly Hypochondria). While this name might sound stigmatizing, this anxiety disorder can be quite debilitating. Here's a quick screen: http://www.4degreez.com/misc/hypochondria_test.html
If positive, consider consulting with a mental health professional about it. It can be treated! ...Read more
Is it possible to develop symptoms of a disease you think you have but you don't. Even though its all in your head.
Sometimes i saw colorful bumping drops dispersed around me when i was doing my head back and forth..What is it ? Is it any disease? Plz suggest
Detached Retina?: You need immediate eye evaluation by an ophthalmologist. This sounds like a vitreous or retinal detachement which may need immediate repair. Delay lessens the chance of success. ...Read more
Several possible: Hearing voices in one's head would be auditory hallucinations, which can come with many types of problems. Psychotic depression; bipolar d/o with mania; schizophrenia;, schizoaffective d/o; brief psychotic d/o;, psychotic d/o related to medications or other medical conditions; drug intoxication or withdrawal; and some others are all possible. See a psychiatrist for evaluation and assistance. ...Read more
Invol. head shakes: Unknowingly shaking one's head is seen in parkinson's disease. Was that the word you were looking for? ...Read more
Essential Tremor: Meds that commonly are used include: Primidone (mysoline (primidone) = mild barbituate), Inderal or Corgard (propranolol or Nadolol = beta blockers), topomax (topiramate = neuronal discharge stabilizer), neptazene or Diamox (methazolamide or acetozolamide = carbonic anhydrase inhibitors), or even Botox (muscle contraction inhibitor) by an experienced injector. If meds fail, gamma knife radiosurgery can help. ...Read more
Why do I read symptoms of scary diseases/cancers and then can "create" the notion that I have them in my head? It's like i can't control it.
Stop reading scary..: Stop reading scary stuff, and the world may be just fine. One great thing about the internet is that anyone can publish anything. One really bad thing about the internet is that anyone can publish anything. We can choose to live our lives as optimists, or we can look for all the scary articles and "live" our lives in fear. A doctor usually tells his patient when it is time to start worrying. ...Read more
Dandruff and fungus: Look up pictures of them and compare. ...Read more
Does my risk of Lyme disease increase if the tick head gets stuck in the skin during the removal process?
Lyme Disease: Only blacklegged ticks in the highly endemic areas of the northeastern and north central U.S. Are commonly infected. Finally, blacklegged ticks need to be attached for at least 24 hours before they can transmit lyme disease. This is why it's so important to remove them promptly and to check your body daily for ticks if you live in an endemic area. ...Read more
I had little bit itching on my head. Then i shaved my head to 0. Now it itches too much. Is it skin disease or what may the cause be?
I keep getting burning head sensation and pain in the right side of my head, does this has to do with an anxiety disorder? How can I stop it?
Physician Visit: It doesn't immediately sound like it has to do with an anxiety disorder, but it might be related. It does seem like something you should check out with a physician though, it could be something serious that you can get treatment for. Let your doctor know about your anxiety disorder when you do go in. Good luck. ...Read more
my skin from head and mustache leave greasy dandruff like material for last 8 years. What has happened to me ? Is it curable disease ?
Cannot diagnose: Without seeing you and examining this cannot tell. Go and see a dermatologist, get seen, evaluated and treated. Good luck. ...Read more
Hello i'm angelic i'm 17 and i've been diagnosed with a personality disorder. I hear voices in my head and they get so bad.They put me down.Watcanido?
Hearing voices: Hearing voices can be difficult, especially if they put you down. The messages in our brains can get scrambled, like several stations on a radio coming through at once, though it's all our own thoughts. If your doc has given you medicine, make sure you also get some psychotherapy by a psychologist who specializes in your area. That combination can be very helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hello, I have a pain in my head on the left side close to top its stabbing and the duration is several seconds.Should i worry?I had a panic disorder..
Stabbing pain : It is possible that the stabbing pain means neuralgia. The appropriate way to assess this type of symptom is to consult your psychiatrist or a neurologist to understand whether the pain is associated to the anxiety disorder or a different entity. In general, pain is a symptom to take in consideration and calls for a consult to an experienced professional. ...Read more
Diagnosis: Voices or auditory hallucinations can be induced by narcolepsy, steroids, medication side effects such increased ammonia from depakote, head trauma, brain infections, stroke, illicit drugs such as coke, meth etc, this is not meant to be medical or psychiatric advice. There is no doctor patient relationship.Please call 911 or go to nearest er for psychiatric or medical emergency such si/hi/emotion. ...Read more
A bit: The classic is boxers who generally end up with severe cognitive impairment and early dementia. Football players also are very susceptible. If you have a choice, become a baseball player or a golfer. Martial arts in many ways teaches you to protect your head but some damage is possible. ...Read more
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