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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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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"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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When I go to gym I sweat a lot. What could be the cause(s)? Thank you.

Conditioning: Producing sweat is one of the more efficient ways the body uses to disperse body heat. In general, as people get more conditioned, they tend to sweat less than when they first start an exercise program; so sticking with a conditioning program can sometimes lead to a decrease in excessive sweating. Persistent excessive sweat production is a medical condition, so be seen if it continues. ...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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For the last couple months my hair as been falling out more than usual. What could be the cause(s)?

For the last couple months my hair as been falling out more than usual. What could be the cause(s)?

hair loss: Loss of hair can be due to a number of medical issues and the list is a long one. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist or at least a referral from your primary care md for further evaluation. ...Read more