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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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I get annoying itchy spots on the head and face and top of chest. I'm male , 64 and on medication for depression/anxiety. Otherwise feel good.

I get annoying itchy spots on the head and face and top of chest.  I'm male , 64 and on medication for depression/anxiety.  Otherwise feel good.

Contact Dermatitis: For itchy rashes,( not due to poison ivy or chicken pox) that occur in a localized area, consider a contact dermatitis. Go fragrance free in shampoos, soaps and laundry detergents and see if that helps. Use soap like unscented Dove and detergents for sensitive skin. Avoid fabric softeners too: one more chemical that can be a possible problem. If no help with that, see doc. ...Read more

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Would a good neurological dr , take a look at my notes & tests?Neroapathy going on like nerves going caput & neck spine grinding going on with facial

Would a good neurological dr , take a look at my notes & tests?Neroapathy going on like nerves going caput & neck spine grinding going on with facial

A Comprehensive Exam: From a neurologist :starts with a detailed history, which may include previous doctors notes if they cannot be relayed in a conversation with you. This is followed by a focused physical and neurological exam and ordering tests relevant to the problem checking that those were not done before.) keep in mind that sometimes the details you think are important are not necessary for diagnosis... ...Read more

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For My 7 yrs boy, sticky dry hair falling found on crown of head getting bald past 5 months and it extends its area mostly downwards back of head, it is by hair problem or any internal and who to seek medical help ?

For My 7 yrs boy, sticky dry hair falling found on crown of head getting bald past 5 months and it extends its area mostly downwards back of head, it is by hair problem or any internal and who to seek medical help ?

Alopecia vs fungus: Child probably is developing alopecia. It would be important also to rule out a fungal infection of the scalp. Best would be to see a dermatologist who can do a Woods light examination and a KOH prep and tell you the diagnosis and treatment right away. If it is Alopecia he will also be able to guide you properly and reassure you. If required further work up can also be initiated. ...Read more

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Got pain on right hand esoecially what kind of support bandages available online?

Got pain on right hand esoecially what kind of support bandages available online?

There are a lot: Related because when use the mouse often you stress certain part of the finger, go and have an x-ray if it is okay you could Motrin and splint at off hours. Also you could some ergonomic exercise for the finger. You could try ergonomic mouse your problem is called:repetitive motion injuries. ...Read more

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I'm young and tiny dot moles appearing everywhere on my body started with 7 spaced out on my face and 1 under chin the rest all on body more coming?

I'm  young and  tiny dot moles appearing everywhere on my body started with 7 spaced out on my face and 1 under chin the rest all on body more coming?

Well : This is a little bit unusual. Recommend consult Healthtap or primary care doctor in person face-to-face for specific diagnosis and treatment. Need to examine the patient see this or take pictures for Healthtap consult to give you a diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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What explains a 3-inch diameter circular patch of bad dandruff on the crown of my 9-year-old daughter's head that will not go away?

What explains a 3-inch diameter circular patch of bad dandruff on the crown of my 9-year-old daughter's head that will not go away?

Tinea = ringworm: That could be 2 or 3 things, but most likely tinea capitis, aka ringworm. It's not a real worm, but a fungal infection. It's somewhat contagious, but won't go away until properly treated. She'll need to be checked out to get that done. ...Read more

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Are body hairs effective in hair transplants? I have had 2 regular transplants and now want to save the donor area on the back of my head.....

Are body hairs effective in hair transplants? I have had 2 regular transplants and now want to save the donor area on the back of my head.....

Problem is you want: hair to be the same thickness and texture, and if you punch out hairs from other body parts you can get scars. New technology for hair transplant reduces risk of scalp scars ...Read more

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Giving cat medicine & have tiny nick on my finger the size of a pen point from a tooth. I washed it and put Neosporin on it. Urgent care? Or home care

Giving cat medicine & have tiny nick on my finger the size of a pen point from a tooth. I washed it and put Neosporin on it. Urgent care? Or home care

Wash well: Rinse out very well in running tap water. Throw away the neosporin. If you get progressive pain, swelling, redness there, see your Dr. Urgent care is not very sophisticated about cat bites. Look up the antibiotics of choice for cat bites before you go. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is often used. Neosporin, bacitracin, etc, do not prevent or treat infections. Instead, they often cause allergic reactions. Avoid peroxi ...Read more

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On nystatin since 11/12. Have a small area of thrush on back of tongue. Meds cost $50 don't want to buy more can I reduce dose or paint on area?

On nystatin since 11/12. Have a small area of thrush on back of tongue. Meds cost $50 don't want to buy more can I reduce dose or paint on area?

Sometimes: Any other symptoms or concerns besides the oral candidiasis? Do you have an autoimmune disease? Are you on other medications? If any yes, talk to doc. If no's and healthy, there are topical oral solutions of Nystatin that work well but ?Cost also, many health food stores carry a supplement of caprylic acid/pau d'arco that reduces candida very well. Use as directed to avoid serious hirxheimer rxn. ...Read more

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I'm a 21 year old, African American male. I'm constantly having multiple abscesses on my scalp. On the back of my head & towards my neck. Need help ?

I'm a 21 year old, African American male. I'm constantly having multiple abscesses on my scalp. On the back of my head & towards my neck. Need help ?

Need to get tests: few things u need looked into: 1) HIV and Hepatitis screening. 2) immune deficiency testing that would be genetic. 3) autoimmune testing. 4) liver and kidney testing. 5) and also to consider hygiene if needs to be considered. U should start with ur family doctor or even a Infectious Disease Doctor ...Read more

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