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Classic signs...: Classic signs and symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, cough (often with sputum production), decreased or increased sleep, decreased appetite, weight loss or weight gain (especially with fluid retention), decreased oxygen level in blood, decreased activity level, etc. The diagnosis is made by seeing chronic obstruction on pulmonary function testing, which can occur without any symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumbling and awkward motion can be common to both, but in the end they are distinctly different. ...Read more
Many things: The symptoms of a new HIV infection are nonspecific--that is, the same symptoms can be caused by many medical conditions. Most common are sore throat, fever, a non-itchy skin rash of red spots, and enlarged lymph nodes -- plus others. Most people with these symptoms have other viruses or non-infectious problems, even if at risk for HIV. Testing for HIV is the only way to know. See your doctor. ...Read more
Small tumors: Ts is a genetic disease that causes small tumors to grow in various places in the body. Tumors can grow in the heart, eyes, brain, kidneys, as well as on the face and skin. Brain tumors will cause seizures, retardation, and hydrocephalus. Kidney tumors can cause kidney failure. Heart tumors can be present even at birth. New medication now available may shrink these tumors. ...Read more
Differs: Different types of lymphoma have different symptoms. The more aggressive types frequently have symptoms such as fevers, night sweats, and unexplained weight loss. Tb (tuberculosis) is one infectious disease that can have similar symptoms, but frequently with cough. Other cancers also can have similar symptoms. Fevers and weight loss can also be part of an autoimmune disease such as lupus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tight skin: People with scleroderma have tight skin, but have other findings including raynauds, finger changing color in the cold or stress, joint pain, and can have internal involvement in the lungs, heart, kidney etc. Each person has different finding and the rheumatologist helps to put it together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: If you go to this website, it will answer your questions in a more complete fashion than i can do here. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. ...Read more
Itching.: Atopic dermatitis is an itch that rashes (as opposed to a rash that itches) - it's the itching that comes first, and scratching it that causes the rash. The itchiest areas are typically crooks of arms, backs of knees, and sides of neck, although other areas can be involved. Most kids outgrow it, although an unfortunate minority do not. Treatment depends on location and severity. ...Read more
Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application. ...Read more
See below: With rheumatoid arthritis, during an acute flare, there is often increased warmth, perhaps redness and swelling and pain. The swelling is different from an osteoarthritic joint in which the swelling is usually just joint fluid and in ra, the swelling can be joint fluid and swollen synovium (joint lining). This has more of a sold feel to it on exam. ...Read more
Variety of Symptoms: Lupus (sle) is an autoimmune disease that can effect essentially any organ in the body. Autoimmune means "friendly fire." the body's army is called the immune system. When it gets confused and attacks the body it leads to autoimmune diseases. Common symptoms of sle include: fatigue, joint pain, rashes, mouth sores, dry eyes and mouth, and depression. Every sle patient has unique symptoms. ...Read more
Which leukemia?: There are chronic and acute leukemia. Some symptoms related to acute leukemia may include fatigue, shortness of breath, fevers, chils, night sweats, weight loss, bleeding , bony pain etc. In chronic leukemia, however, many times-patients are asymptomatic when diagnosed.The evaluation is started due to abnormal blood counts. Sometimes abdominal pain, fatigue, or easy bruising can happen. ...Read more
Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are prescription topical steroids. There are intralesional steroid injections. The biologics like Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) and Otezla are very effective at treating psoriatic arthritis and also the skin lesions of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis are also prone to cardiovascular disease but the biologics help reduce this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: Tnf inhibitors are the best.Get a more detailed answer ›
I haven't been to the doctor, but I think I might have psoriasis. What are the major presenting symptoms?
Skin plaques: Patients with psoriasis will typically have thickened plaques with silvery scale, often on erythematous bases. Common locations are elbows, knees and certainly the trunk. Often patients will only have scalp psoriasis. A dermatologist will be able to help you with the diagnosis. ...Read more
See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriatic-arthritis/home/ovc-20233896 ...Read more
Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?
Can try cortaid (hydrocortisone): Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease, which affects almost 15 million americans, and most have such minimal disease that they may not even know they have it. A few hundred thousand people have terrible disease with thick plaques on their scalp, hands, feet, and body, and even psoriatic arthritis, you can try some otc drugs, products, with urea, coal tar, and cortisone, but they may not work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do topical steroids slow the increase in surface area of psoriasis spots or only treat the symptoms?
Topical steroids: are VERY TEMPORARY and not in this day and age the way to treat psoriasis since they do NOT treat the disease ONLY the symptoms (defined areas of the rash) There are a number of treatments which treat the whole body both "topical" (light therapy) and BIOLOGICAL systemic medications! ope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Is this a good idea for a person to start taking probiotics regularly if he has symptoms and family history of Psoriasis & PsA? Can this help ?
No: Probiotics have absolutely no benefit for the purpose you describe. ...Read more
Can psoriasis inflame my heart? what r the symptoms? I find my heart racing when I wake up. How do doctors treat heart inflammation due to psoriasis?
I quit Humira (adalimumab) for my Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis for 4 1/2 months. Symptoms returning. Can I restart my normal dose or is a loading dose needed?
Clinical judgement: On whether you will need the medicine again in the first place, as why did you quit using it? Decision to restart is based on clinical judgement of the physician(s) managing your case. As for the loading dose, it may be needed if the decision is to restart, best wishes ...Read more
I have psoriasis on my scalp anus and genitals do to a lot of stress recently, how do to relieve the symptoms? I'm using xaniol for my scalp currently
Stress certainly...: ...Worsens psoriasis (and many other medical conditions). Effective treatments for scalp are very different from those for genital area. Your best option is to consult a dermatologist with expertise in psoriasis treatment, as there are numerous options available. Non-prescription medications, in my experience, are ineffective; don't waste your money on them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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