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Dr. Wendy Askew
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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
19 years in practice
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
52 years in practice
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Can bed bugs bites cause skin disorders?

Bed bugs: Bedbugs can cause itching which leads to scratching which leads to macerated skin and impetigo infections. ...Read more

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Dr. John Cheng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
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Does Lyme cause skin disorders?

Does Lyme cause skin disorders?

Yes: Lyme disease can cause a red target like rash. This will need further confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
19 years in practice
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What's the actual science behind acupuncture and how it is effective for skin disorders and other medical conditions?

Block obstructions.: A number of chemicals/neurotransmitters can be impacted by acupuncture: serotonin, norepinephrine, substance p, gaba, dopamine, b- endorphin, acth, dynorphins, leucine - enkephalin & methionine-enkephalin. Acupuncture blocks obstructions in blood flow, lymphatic drainage, nerve conduction and chi. Different forms of acupuncture have different impacts. Major meridian energy work can help skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Morton Levitt
Board Certified, Pathology
43 years in practice
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Can eczema or any other skin disorders cause finger clubbing?

Can eczema or any other skin disorders cause finger clubbing?

Finger Clubbing: Yes. Finger clubbing can result from palmar eczema and some dyes hydronic skin conditions. You should consult a dermatologist for a thorough evaluation and embark on a recommended tratment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
12M people helped
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Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Not any more, mostly: Puva stands for "psoralen plus ultraviolet-a" - you take a drug called psoralen, which sensitizes your skin to long-wave uv light, then you go in a uv light box. It was used to treat psoriasis and other skin diseases, but in recent years it has largely been replaced by narrow-band uvb light treatment, which works better and avoids the risks of psoralen, such as sunburn and cataracts. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Board Certified, Dermatology
23 years in practice
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Can apple cider vinegar really work for skin disorders?

Skin: There are typically better prescription and sometimes over the counter treatments available for a wide range of skin conditions . See a dermatologist for diagnosing the skin condition and recommending a good treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
43 years in practice
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Are there any doctors that specialize in rare skin disorders as well as chronic mononucleosis?

Chronic mono?: Mononucleosis is an acute disease which resolves, although sometimes slowly. There is an entity called chronic fatigue syndrome which initially was thought to be related to epstein-barr virus, the cause of mono, but is not. ...Read more

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