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What is the best treatment for recurrent furunculosis?

That depends!: These can be from skin colonization with staphylococcus or a disease: hidradenitis suppurativa (hs). If due to staph commonly treated with incision, antibiotics (sometimes long courses), antibacterial soaps & high heat washing of all laundry. Obesity, blood disorders, corticosteroids use, immune disorders, & diabetes mellitus need addressing. Hs needs specialized evaluation and experienced doc. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have furunculosis or hidradenitis suppurativa and what can I do to prevent it from recurring?

How do I know if I have furunculosis or hidradenitis suppurativa and what can I do to prevent it from recurring?

Start with: medical evaluation for correct diagnosis. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hidradenitis-suppurativa/home/ovc-20200012 & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/boils-and-carbuncles/symptoms-causes/dxc-20214768. ...Read more

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Difference between nasal vestibular furunculosis and nasal polyps?

Difference between  nasal vestibular furunculosis and nasal polyps?

Easy answer: Nasal polyps arise from the lateral wall of the nose, lateral to the middle turbinate and represent a de novo inflammatory growth. The causes are multiple, such as bacterial infection, fungal infection, and viral infection. Although the exact etiology is still an enigma. Nasal vestibular furunculosis is an infection of the front of the nose, the nasal vestibule, and is caused by S. aureus. ...Read more

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Lesions on leg and foot,start out dark spots then scab over and throb deeply. Dermatologist did biopsy,said could be furunculosis.What is that?

Lesions on leg and foot,start out dark spots then scab over and throb deeply. Dermatologist did biopsy,said could be furunculosis.What is that?

Skin abscesses: Furunculosis is the condition where small skin abscess (looking like pimples or boils) erupt over the skin. Usually these spontaneously drain before the next batch erupt. That being said, the scabbing & throbbing don't seem consistent with furunculosis. However, it's difficult to tell sometimes. The biopsy report should be definitive. Talk to ur dermatologist & good luck. Thanx for using HealthTap ...Read more

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

Ingested : Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs. ...Read more

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What might cause freq headaches in a young man in his 20's?

What might cause freq headaches in a young man in his 20's?

Could be anything: Anyehere from simple tension headaches to a tumor in the brain. Most often it could be a migraine. If severe and too frequent please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

Vagus nerve: Vagal stimulation is associated with bradycardia and hypotension- and fainty feeling. Falling is dangerous. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which . . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family. ...Read more

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Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause(s)?

Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo.  Just fainted briefly.  Cause(s)?

Many possible : Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more

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What causes a women to have pain after she has ovulates 2 day s after?

What causes  a women to have pain after she has ovulates  2 day s after?

Irritation: If you have pain a couple of days after you ovulate, it is probably due to fluid or blood irritating the lining (peritoneum) in your pelvic cavity. ...Read more

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Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more

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An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive," if enlarged for 4+ years?

An u/s showed  "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive," if enlarged for 4+ years?

Nothing specific: In children 3-7 years of age cervical lymph gland enlargement is so common that it is almost considered normal. Abnormality wld be suggested by the glands getting larger & larger & accompanied by pain, redness, fever & throat involvement.Reactive enlargement is a reaction to the exposure to viruses and bacteria that occurs in all children and 3 mm size is not significant. If worried see ur doc ...Read more

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Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly

Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly

Shyness: Some children are shyer than others, but some kids can get stressed at school. Talk to him about how he is doing. Is he anxious or stressed? Does he enjoy school? How are his grades? If you are concerned that he is depressed or having school problems, talk with his doctor or a therapist. ...Read more

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What is pneumothorax and it`s causes?

What is pneumothorax and it`s causes?

Air in pleural space: Pneumothorax happens when air collects in the space around the lungs - between the lungs and the chest wall. The air usually comes from a hole in the airways or lungs, although a hole in the esophagus can do it too (rarely). ...Read more

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What causes the dryness in sjögren’s syndrome?

What causes the dryness in sjögren’s syndrome?

Inflammation: Sjogren syndrome is the disease marked by inflammation in the organs producing lubrication - tear glans, salivary glands etc. Those cells that are responsible for secreting lubrication are being constantly destroyed by autoimmune inflammation. ...Read more

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What causes raynaud’s?

What causes raynaud’s?

Artery constriction: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate a person with such symptoms. ...Read more

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Does diet coke cause m.S?

Does diet coke cause m.S?

No: Diet drinks have been implicated in contributing to gulf war syndrome, desert storm syndrome, and may provoke migraine headaches in susceptible people. There is no evidence that any food additive causes multiple sclerosis, but some anecdotal comments raise concern of a potential to trigger a relapse, but no proof yet. ...Read more

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What can cause memory problems in early 20's?

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What can cause memory problems in early 20's?

Memory: At this young age, several things come to mind, such as Attention deficit, anxiety, mood changes, medication or substances, hormonal changes, etc. ...Read more

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What's biggest cause of foodborne illness in the u.S.?

What's biggest cause of foodborne illness in the u.S.?

Several: In the summer, the major cause is food spoilage such as when a mayonnaise based potatoe salad gets warmed in the sun and then is eaten. The other major cause is contamination from improper processing or from improper hand washing and hygiene from food handlers. These can lead to salmonella poisoning, hepatitis or e coli infestation. ...Read more