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Grossed out about cutaneous larva migrans (hookworm)?

Grossed out about cutaneous larva migrans (hookworm)?

? Question?: Not sure of your question? This site may help: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1108784-overview#overview

clarify question if you need further answers, since otherwise it's hard to be specific with limited space. ...Read more

Cutaneous (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: Cutaneous larva migrans?

What is the definition or description of: Cutaneous larva migrans?

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

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Can you get folliculitis with cutaneous larva migrans? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get folliculitis with cutaneous larva migrans? What are the other symptoms?

Hookworm larvae: Cutaneous larva migrans - Hookworm larvae can penetrate skin & cause red, raised, painful or itchy tracks in skin that shift as the larvae moves through the skin. Symptoms can last until the larvae dies. It can cause folliculitis. ...Read more

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Homeopathic treatment available for cutaneous larva migrans?

Homeopathic treatment available for cutaneous larva migrans?

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 more

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What is done for a hookworm problems?

What is done for a hookworm problems?

Anti-parasitics: After obtaining a medical history, performing an examination & obtaining indicated medical tests, the doctor would normally prescribe an antiparasitic medication. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between ascaris fertilised and hookworm ova with diagram?

Doctors, what is the difference between ascaris fertilised and hookworm ova with diagram?

Is this for homework: We can not diagram this for you. You can check this site : https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=parasite+ova+pictures&oq=parasite+ova&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.5671j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8 for pictures of ova from different parasites. ...Read more

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Is there a bad disease a person could get if he accidentally swallowed a beetle or larva?

No: No they cannot. Why would you even think they would? Why would you ever eat them? ...Read more

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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?

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?

Assessment: It you have a parasite infection - it is important to have that promptly assessed. I would start with your primary care physician who can always make a referral to an infectious disease specialist if that is indicated. ...Read more

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What is treatment of GI miasis that I see larva in stool. This ia a 6 year girle child that sick for 4 years.

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Probably: More for your nutritional status than for your baby. Can't treat you until after delivery. Eat healthy and take your vitamins. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is cutaneous larval migrans?

What kind of condition is cutaneous larval migrans?

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

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What is chronic cutaneous lupus erthremyphosis

What is chronic cutaneous lupus erthremyphosis

See: Subacute cutaneous lupus is a subtype of lupus that can have a lupus and be associated with positive antibodies for sjogren's as well as thyroid disease. Rarely, does it ever transition to systemic lupus. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What should you take to cure cutaneous candidiasis?

What should you take to cure cutaneous candidiasis?

Topical and systemic: Some people are predisposed to parasites, including mycosis or candidiasis. I treat this patients with homeopathy to increase general body resistance to host yeast. This, and combination of good topical medicine can provide long lasting effect. ...Read more

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis symptoms?

Cutaneous leishmaniasis symptoms?

Sores: Typically single (or occasionally multiple) non-tender sores or ulcers. ...Read more

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What are cutaneous leishmaniasis symptoms?

What are cutaneous leishmaniasis symptoms?

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

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Can a hernia affect the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve?

Can a hernia affect the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve?

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

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Which the difference between pulmonary and cutaneous anthrax?

Which the difference between pulmonary and cutaneous anthrax?

Fatality rate: Pulmonary anthrax is acquired through inhalation and has a high mortality rate. Cutaneous anthrax is the result of skin inoculation and is generally not fatal. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/anthrax/ds00422. ...Read more

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Is cutaneous diphtheria as dangerous as respiratory diphtheria?

Is cutaneous diphtheria as dangerous as respiratory diphtheria?

No: Cutaneous diphtheria is rare in the us. It is most often seen among persons with poor hygiene who live in crowded conditions. Skin infections with diphtheria are still common in tropical countries and are even more contagious than respiratory diphtheria. ...Read more

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What is the difference between respiratory and cutaneous diphtheria?

What is the difference between respiratory and cutaneous diphtheria?

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 more

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I have cutaneous hypersensitivity is a tanning bed bad when you have this?

I have cutaneous hypersensitivity is a tanning bed bad when you have this?

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

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Which form of leishmaniasis is more severe? Cutaneous or mucocutaneous leishmaniasis?

Mucocutaneous: There is a visceral (internal) form that is life_threatening. ...Read more

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What is axonopathy of small cutaneous sensory axons? And what are treatments/prognosis?

As above: Not every problem can be answered without. Evaluation; see your PCP for evaluation and advise. ...Read more

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Myxofibrosarcoma presenting in the skin: clinicopathological features and differential diagnosis with cutaneous myxoid neoplasms.?

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

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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?

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

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Does moderately severe cryofibrinogenemia always include cutaneous vasculitis, or can a person have only the internal vascular manifestations?

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 more

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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?

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

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What is the definition or description of: cutaneous?

What is the definition or description of: cutaneous?

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

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How can you tell if mastocytosis is systemic or just cutaneous?

How can you tell if mastocytosis is systemic or just cutaneous?

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

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What is cutaneous mastocytosis?

Mastocytosis: Mastocytosis is as skin disease where mast cells (a type of white blood cell containing histamine) accumulate in the skin--can be isolated or solitary or can be diffuse with multiple lesions. Needs to be seen by dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is ocular cutaneous albinism?

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

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What is cutaneous amyloidosis macular?

What is cutaneous amyloidosis macular?

A skin condition: Macular describes the localized rash (spots) that occur with amyloid. As it is a deposition disease, they are actually amyloid deposits. ...Read more

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What is cutaneous t-cell lymphoma exactly?

Type of NHL: Cutaneous t cell lymphoma (ctcl) is a type of non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl), which is a type of cancer of the immune system. Unlike most nhl (which are generally b-cell related), ctcl is caused by a mutation of t cells. The malignant t cells in the body initially migrate to the skin, causing various lesions to appear- reference wikipedia and cancer. Gov. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cutaneous Larva Migrans (Definition)

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