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Does Seborrheic Dermatitis Means You Have Aids
Not likely: Multiple possible causes. Very common condition. Likely caused by common fungus. Predisposition can be from genetics, diet, low immune system to vitamin deficiency. There are a number of treatments to include otc selnium containing shampoo (ie head and shoulders w/ selenium or selsun blue) and also prescriptions such as steroids and antifungals. If you feel you may have hiv, see your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A red, sometimes itchy rash with scales, related to dandruff. It often is present on the scalp and around the nose and eyebrows, but can also appear on the chest and under the arms. The yeast malassezia may play a role and many treatments target this yeast as well as the ...Read more
When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?
Since lupus is not an infection you can catch by exposure what does it mean to have lupus antibodies?
If you have trace levels of herpes antibodies on a IgG test, what does that mean? Does that mean you're infected with it? Can you transmit it?
Yes and yes: Igg antibodies are consistent with previous infection. Since your body never 'clears' the herpes virus once infected with it, one you have it, it is always present in your body (regardless of whether or not you have active symptoms.) you can transmit it. You are more likely to do so when you have an outbreak, but you are capable of transmitting even without active symptoms. ...Read more
Have a blood test: This is your third or fourth question about your fear that your rash is syphilis. If you have had a negative syphilis blood test, it proves syphilis is not the problem. If you have not had a blood test, do it now. You're not going to get anywhere by repeatedly asking questions on HealthTap when the final answer is so easy. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes jock itch? Can you get it even if you don't have any contact with someone who has jock itch?
Fungus: They like warm wet places to grow... ...Read more
Atopy (see below): Asthma, eczema, & allergies are "atopic" diseases. "atopy" is an inherited tendency for developing any of these diseases. That being said... If you already have one of these diseases or have a close blood-relative who does, you have a higher risk (than those who don't) of getting any atopic disease. Note: an increased risk does not mean you actually will get any or all of these diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No connection: Pityriasis rosea has also been mistaken with other similar scaly patches, like fungal infection, syphilis, etc. Usually, pityriasis rosea will clear on its own in 8-10 without medical intervention. If concerned, see a dermatologist for evaluation, tests and diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you are hiv neg with low t cells, does it indicate you have a serious disease or autoimmune disorder?
Not necessarily: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped if you had provided the actual results. If you do not have any symptoms, do not worry about numbers alone. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
No.: Not all people in the U.S. (and certainly not all people in the world) who are diagnosed with HIV receive therapy. Some people opt for close observation. There is literature to suggest that starting mutiple drug therapy earlier in the course of the disease helps to preserve the immune system, but some people do not tolerate certain drugs well and may want to wait for a period of time. ...Read more
Test interpretation: Allergy testing should interpreted along with patient symptoms. Allergy test demonstrates 'hypersensitivity' or potential to develop allergic reactions. Skin testing incorporates immune mechanisms and tissue factors to the positivity of the blood specific ige testing. ...Read more
If you are allergic to gluten, does that mean you have celiac disease, or is allergy a different problem?
Same: The two are same for all practical purposes. ...Read more
No: The two conditions are independent.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have an active HHV-6 infection. I did not have roseola as a child. Does this make any sense? Can you catch HHV-6 from someone via sex?
Silvery scale: Typically it is grey or silvery scale imposed on a red base. It can also look red with a minimal scale. Common areas are knees, elbows, scalp, and can be seen on trunk and extremities. It can involve hairline but does normally involve the face except behind the ears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have read that pityrosporum folliculitis is a chronic disease. Does this mean that treatments will be for a lifetime also?
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