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Cutaneous Larva Migrans In Children
Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are ...Read more
Creeping eruption: A human skin disease, caused by the larvae of certain worms or parasites. The worms or parasites live in cats, dogs, other animals. The larvae are excreted with feces. The human host is infected by coming into contact with the larvae, normally by sitting/playing in contaminated sand/soil. Treated with oral Albendazole. ...Read more
In cutaneous larva migrans, is the length of the larva equal to the length of the serpiginous track?
Larva: The larva is usually longer than the tract as the larva tends to curl up. ...Read more
How do I get rid of hookworm I have cutaneous larva migrans all over my inner thighs, butt, arms, face, breast, i think it started lower and prob spread from itching, shaving, etc.... I think they are in my lungs, and now they are in my eyes they gunk up
Curious post: You get hookworm through your feet & they migrate in the blood & under the tissues. Itching is common but not a cause for spread. Confirmation requires testing. A variety of medications can kill the worm which could otherwise persist for 5 years or so. I would find someone to confirm that this is not something else & get treatment. Patients are often anemic & need other help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, possibly: I know of one case, shared by a homeopathic physician in india. You can see it here: http://tinyurl.Com/kw98mn6 we can learn a lot from our colleagues in other countries who may practice differently -- and also see patients with diseases seen less commonly in the us. This case required constitutional treatment, meaning a professional homeopath to review and prescribe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Commercial fisheries are required to freeze fish for 15 hrs at -35F to kill parasites while common freezers would require 7 days at -4F to do the same. Farm raised salmon are fed pelleted food & seldom acquire parasites. So the answer really depends on the source. It is more likely for wild caught than commercial, but even then it is not common. ...Read more
I was in Mozambique and picked up a hookworm on my left foot. Please advise what medication I can get tomorrow over the counter for it. ?
See details: Why don't you just go to a local facility and get treated? Take any test results with you. I doubt anyone would prescribe treatment over the internet without test results and an exam. ...Read more
No: No they cannot. Why would you even think they would? Why would you ever eat them? ...Read more
Have somekind of more burrowing under my skin they come out everywhere i Have coughed up some kind of larva many times seems on a sychle w/eggsack?
What is treatment of GI miasis that I see larva in stool .this ia a 6 year girle child that sick for 4 years.
Removal: Check this out with your local surgeon as it seems removal is the only answer. Further questions can be obtained at the CDC, or center for disease control. All the best. This is a difficult disease. ...Read more
See subcuntanous larva msrgins all over my skin esprcially around my abdominal region. Does not look like a tipical rash and it really hurts and stin?
If this is truly: what you have,you need to apply medication topically over your whole body to get rid of it. See a Dr for a prescription ASAP. ...Read more
I've had worms for about 6 moths and I have been taking albenza (albendazole) for the last month for what the doc said was hookworm why can't i get rid of them ?
Recheck: O & p x 3. Again. Check with your doc to get it fixed. Six months is toooooooooooooo long. ...Read more
Do I have hookworm infection our am i delusional? I have been feeling things for about four months- crawling, stinging sensations. Everyone i know has dismissed it as symptoms of stress because I have lost my job, home, personal belongings, vehicle, most
Hello. : Hello. It sounds like you have a lot of stressors right now. Methamphetamine abusers can have profound problems with itching and often believe that they have parasites. The belief that the person has a parasite is called "meth mites". As a result of meth use, the person develops intense itching and scratches his or herself to the point of developing a rash or numerous bloody sores. I treated one man with methamphetamine addiction, who developed sepsis (infection in the blood) because of obsessive scratching, picking at his skin and trying to dig out what he throught was scabies with a knife. There are some people with serious mental disorders that develop something called tactile hallucinations, in which they have physical sensations which they might attribute to bugs, parasites, spiders etc. (when in fact there are no bugs or parasites present). Hookworm is a parasitic worm that lives in the small intestine. Their eggs hatch in dirt. If you walked barefoot in contaminated dirt, there is a possibility that a hookworm could enter your skin. I am doubtful that what you are experiencing is hookworm from your description, because they normally are in the gut where they often cause no symptoms. A more serious complication would be blood loss with resulting anemia. They would not be crawling in and out of your skin. It is clear that you are feeling miserable. I hope that you are able to determine the cause of this soon and get appropriate care. ...Read more
Hi , im 3 weeks pregnant and i just find out that I have in my stomach larva parasites, maybe feom my dogs, i need to know if this is dangerous ?
Cutaneous larval mig: This is the skin manifestation of an insect parasite crawling under the skin, usually on the arms or legs, and shows as actual yarn-sized and shaped raising of the skin. Treatment is a common prescription cream applied daily for several days. And cures it. ...Read more
Leishmaniasis sx: Leishmaniasis = parasitic infection transmitted by bite of infected sand flies. In Mucocutaneous forms it may start with skin sores which can develop into ulcers with inflamed lymph nodes. Inadequately treated or untreated it can lead to nose & throat lesions with congestion & nose bleeds. It can eventually destroy tissue of the nose or throat. Sometimes skin & mucosal lesions are simultaneous. ...Read more
Hernias can do a lot: The "posterior cutaneous nerve" I think is AKA posterior division of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN). LFCN problems mess up feeling in the front, outside of the thigh. Symptoms usu. happen with seat belt inj., bone grafts and diabetes. There are many weird hernias in the pelvis so it seems possible to compromise the LFCN but in 30 yrs of reading CT and MRI, I've not seen it. ...Read more
Place: Diphtheria is an illness caused by toxigenic strains of corynebacterium diphteriae which may affect the skin or resp. Tract. Important sites of infection are the respiratory mucosa (respiratory diphtheria) and the skin (cutaneous diphtheria). Rarely, the mucosa of the eye, ear, or genitals may be affected. The incubation period is typically 2 to 7 days, occasionally longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Vicki If your skin is already sensitive, your risk of sunburn in a tanning bed will go way up. Not to mention the overall danger of getting melanoma from a tanning bed in general. All things considered, avoid tanning altogether, but failing that, at least until your skin has cleared up. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Myxofibrosarcoma presenting in the skin: clinicopathological features and differential diagnosis with cutaneous myxoid neoplasms.?
Fairly common: The differential diagnosis will be made by the pathology team. My teacher hector battifora was among the world's most distinguished sarcoma pathologists but said he would never sign one out without another pathologist. The low nuclear grade ones rarely metastasize / kill, but all are prone to annoying local recurrences. Good luck, glad it's this relatively tame (still dangerous) cancer. ...Read more
How to relieve ritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve\u0026#41; or central -- disc irritation of a nerve at the spinal cord at home?
Please clarify: I'm sorry, it is not clear from your question whether you have meralgia paresthetica from irritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve or some kind of radiculopathy i.e. Nerve root irritation. Furthermore, what is the cause of this "irritation"? It's a basic principle of medicine that ailments are treated by addressing the cause. ...Read more
Does moderately severe cryofibrinogenemia always include cutaneous vasculitis, or can a person have only the internal vascular manifestations?
Don't know: Cryofibrinogenemia is a difficult diagnosis, but it usually starts with skin manifestations. That's likely because the vessels in the skin are very small, so changes in blood flow manifest early in the skin. I'm sure it's possible to have internal vascular manifestations as the first sign, but the cases i"ve seen have always had skin manifestations. I can't find any studies to say for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?
Call your surgeon: Call your surgeon today if you have a question. Even if its not during normal work hours, someone will be covering. In general, wounds should be kept dry until they are not oozing fluid, then it is ok to shower - usually 24-48 hours. Activity as tolerated. Obviously it depends on the incision location regarding any special instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Pertaining to skin.: Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are devoted to this organ. ...Read more
Evaluation: Systemic involvement will be more suspicious when the serum tryptase level is significantly elevated and you also have other generalized symptoms like GI problems or abnormality in the blood counts for instance. A biopsy of the suspected involved organ like biopsy of the bowel, or bone marrow biopsy will tell you definitively whether it is systemic or not. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
It is: An inherited disorder in which there is limited or no production of melanin. Melanin is the primary pigment the makes the skin colored. It is also very important in the eye. People who have this have very fair skin, blonde or red hair and blue eyes. They typically have very poor eyesight as well, and many are blind. ...Read more
A human skin disease, caused by the larvae of certain worms or parasites. The worms or parasites live in cats, dogs, other animals. The larvae are excreted with feces. The human host is infected by coming into contact with the larvae, normally by sitting/playing in contaminated sand/soil. ...Read more
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