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Dr. Wendy Askew
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
19 years in practice
5M people helped
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Do people with skin disorders have it for their whole life?

Dr. Wendy Askew
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
19 years in practice
5M people helped
Do people with skin disorders have it for their whole life?

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Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified
32 years in practice
698K people helped
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Board Certified
32 years in practice
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Can you tell me about skin disorders?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
Can you tell me about skin disorders?

Too broad: Please be more specific.

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Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified
32 years in practice
698K people helped
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Dr. Adam Levy
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32 years in practice
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
54M people helped
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Can bed bugs bites cause skin disorders?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
54M people helped

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
21 years in practice
1M people helped
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Does Lyme cause skin disorders?

Dr. John Cheng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
21 years in practice
1M people helped
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. Adam Levy
Board Certified
32 years in practice
698K people helped
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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What's the actual science behind acupuncture and how it is effective for skin disorders and other medical conditions?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped

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
44 years in practice
2M people helped
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Can eczema or any other skin disorders cause finger clubbing?

Dr. Morton Levitt
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
2M people helped
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
39 years in practice
12M people helped
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Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
12M people helped
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
24 years in practice
1M people helped
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Can apple cider vinegar really work for skin disorders?

Dr. Coyle Connolly
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
1M people helped

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. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
789K people helped
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
9M people helped
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Are there any doctors that specialize in rare skin disorders as well as chronic mononucleosis?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
9M people helped

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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Dr. Adam Levy
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