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What are the causes of the black part of fungal nail infection?

What are the causes of the black part of fungal nail infection?

Many possibilities.: The black discoloration may be due to fungal debris, bacterial growth, underlying dry blood or external debris like lint from black socks or other external debris like dirt. ...Read more

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Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more


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Most common cause of a rash outside of vagina?

Most common cause of a rash outside of vagina?

A yeast infection: Could be one cause. See your doctor or gynecologist if it is not resolving. ...Read more

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What causes a blue grey ring around the outter edge of eye?

What causes a blue grey ring around the outter edge of eye?

Arcus senilis: Arcus senilis is a blue gray ; white arc or ring that forms around the cornea of the eye. It is very common in older adults. It can be associated with a higher than normal blood cholesterol level (so check that out) but can be a genetic variation also; it does not cause problems with vision and does not need treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the sudden rash of small itchy red bumps?

What are the causes of the sudden rash of small itchy red bumps?

Allergic reaction: Rashes of sudden onset that are itchy are usually allergic in origin.Use of anti-itching cream seems to help. ...Read more

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What causes itchy rashes with puss around the base of the penis?

What causes itchy rashes with puss around the base of the penis?

Please have this: Medically evaluated. It sounds like you have an infection. ...Read more

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What nutrient deficiency can cause "dots" on the middle of the finger nails?

What nutrient deficiency can cause "dots" on the middle of the finger nails?

Its Not Proven: It used to be said that the white spots on nails were due to a calcium deficiency but no studies have born this out. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a tape worm infection?

Symptoms of a tape worm infection?

Few symptoms: Most people with tapeworms have no symptoms until they see part of the worm in their stool. Rarely, the fish tapeworm can cause vitamin B12 deficiency leading to anemia. ...Read more

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Circular rash inside of elbow related to infection?

Circular rash inside of elbow related to infection?

Hard to say: Sometimes a fungus infection ( the same type which causes athlete's foot) may produce a circular lesion but there may be other probabilities. ...Read more

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What is causing these penile ringworms sort of spots?

What is causing these penile ringworms sort of spots?

??: Can you post a pix ? Just kidding. Dermatological conditions are very diffucut to treat blind. Best see your pcp. Someone else may wish to give this one a shot. ...Read more

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What causes iching of the vagina?

What causes iching of the vagina?

Yeast: Yeast infection is most commonly associated with itching in the vagina. It's a common problem and easily treated with over the counter medications. I typically recommend a 3, 5 or 7 day vaginal suppository for this. If you're unsure, you can also see your primary care physician, your ob/gyn, or urgent care and they can swab the vagina to confirm this. ...Read more

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Is the vaginal ring cause depression like the pills?

Is the vaginal ring cause depression like the pills?

Possible side effect: Mood changes, including depression symptoms, is a potential side effect of hormonal birth control - including the ring you mention, as well as birth control pills and patches. Would encourage you to talk with your provider if this is a concern and discuss options. Be well. ...Read more

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Is biting the cuticles of the fingers a symptom of pica?

Is biting the cuticles of the fingers a symptom of pica?

No: No, pica is the ingestion of non-food, usually non-biological material. Finger nail biting is usually associated with anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder (not always). Cuticle biting often results when a person has dry skin or atopic dermatitis, so those conditions should be ruled out when evaluating someone who bites his or her cuticles. Hand-washing and allergies make it worse. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of itchies around, the pravate part of a man and later causes bumps around the panis?

Could be scabies: Sounds like you may have scabies. Usually, the itching is worse at night. It will continue to spread if it is not treated. Treatment involves overnight application of a scabicide cream like euracin--and repeat application 5-7 days later. Also, probably need to treat anyone with whom you've been in close contact. ...Read more

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What mind be the causes of itchy skin spots?

What mind be the causes of itchy skin spots?

Itchy Spots: If the spots appear on a person's face, neck, or trunk the culprit may be acne. Itchy spots that show up on someone's hands or feet may indicate either eczema or psoriasis, or allergy. If itchy spots occur on skin in the genital area, they may be caused by molluscum, lichen planus, scabies, or pubic hair lice. On the scalp, itchy spots may be seborrheic dermatitis or allergy. Medications can itch. ...Read more

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Rashes on edge of penis is it the infection or sign of hiv ?

Rashes on edge of penis is it the infection or  sign of hiv
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Need more info: About the nature of the rash, ulcers? Red bumps? Blisters? But not necessarily at all a sign of hiv? You should be tested, though. ...Read more

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Is it one big patch of skin or many small patches of skin distributed over the body with Bowen's Disease?

Is it one big patch of skin or many small patches of skin distributed over the body with Bowen's Disease?

Peculiar question: Bowen's disease is another term for squamous cell carcinoma in situ. It is seen almost entirely on people over 60 and on areas of chronic sun damage. It is also applied sometimes to superficial squamous cell cancer of the nipple. They may be large or small. They may be solitary or multiple. They are readily cured with a variety of easy treatments. In situ means superficial, not invasive, so not a ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tape worm?

What are the symptoms of tape worm?

Tape worms: Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or hunger, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins / minerals. In rare cases tapeworms have blocked intestines & damaged the eyes, heart, brain & liver. ...Read more

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What causes the transmission of filariasis?

What causes the transmission of  filariasis?

Mosquitos: The disease spreads from person to person by mosquito bites. People living or staying for a long time in tropical or sub-tropical areas where the disease is common are at the greatest risk for infection. Short-term tourists have a very low risk. ...Read more