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Exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Have many symptoms of PCT. For 40 years doctors have diagnosed it as "dry skin." None of the creams they have prescribed have helped. What should I do next?

Exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Have many symptoms of PCT. For 40 years doctors have diagnosed it as "dry skin." None of the creams they have prescribed have helped. What should I do next?

Skin Rash : I have never seen a rash related to Agent orange , you are not alone in your complaint . I read that a lot of Vietnam vets have Rashes that go & come . VA does not label it as related to agent orange . They have called it " jungle Rot " meaning a fungal infection or Tinea Virsicolar ,another fungal infection and have treated it with Lamisel . It is a shame that our Gov will not acknowledge cause ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Agent Orange (Definition)

Agent Orange is the name for a chemical used during the Vietnam war to kill plants but that also killed people ...Read more


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When was Agent Orange used? How did it affect people?

When was Agent Orange used? How did it affect people?

Used many places: A good place to go to get background information is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange It's a combination of 2 herbicides, and one of them is currently being considered for use on commercial agriculture (2-4D). It was developed in the 1940s and used widely in the 1960s-1970s. There are many adverse health effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of diseases comes from agent orange?

Can you tell me what kind of diseases comes from agent orange?

Presumptive diseases: Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft Tissue Sarcomas & Respiratory Cancers. ...Read more

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What affects can agent orange have on the children of the soldiers exposed to it?

What affects can agent orange have on the children of the soldiers exposed to it?

Agent Orange: It has been reported that children and grandchildren have had at times severe physical deformities, mental and physical disabilities, diseases and shortened life spans. The devastating effects of this chemical have been long lasting and significant. Fertility issues are also prevalent. ...Read more

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Can Agent Orange cause Huntington's Disease?

NO: Agent Orange has been implicated in many disorders, but Huntington's is an autosomal dominant hereditary disorder, and NEVER secondary to chemical exposure. ...Read more

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Can agent orange cause diffuse large b cell lymphoma?

Can agent orange cause diffuse large b cell lymphoma?

No one knows: Certainly some other cancers have been linked but as far as i know there is no direct linkage. On the other hand, herbicides have had an association with lymphoma and myeloma and agent orange is a "super herbicide". It is always hard to show a direct linkage. ...Read more

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Are health care aids able to catch Agent Orange symptoms from their clients?

Are health care aids able to catch Agent Orange symptoms from their clients?

Don't think so: judging by the types of disorder noted by the VA. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft ...Read more

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If exposed to agent orange and other toxic chemicals. later.in life cause muscular dystropy?

If exposed to agent orange and other toxic chemicals. later.in life cause muscular dystropy?

Probably not but...: Agent Orange contains dioxin, a toxic chemical proven to cause many serious illnesses. Muscular dystrophy is something people are born with. Agent Orange may cause Muscular dystrophy in the children of those exposed to it but isn't known to cause it directly in those exposed. See http://www.veteranshealth.org/Vietnam/AO.html A holistic/integrative physician can evaluate/treat illness from toxins. ...Read more

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Can a father give their children agent orange if they were exposed to it in the late 60s from vietnam.

Can a father give their children agent orange if they were exposed to it in the late 60s from vietnam.

agent orange: Exposure to agent orange can cause a whole host of problems. I don't see how someone who was exposed in the 1960's could possibly endanger someone else now. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more