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Doctor insights on: Cysticercosis Affect Skin

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How does skin color affect skin cancer prevention?

How does skin color affect skin cancer prevention?

Darker is protective: Skin cancer is 20 times more likely in whites versus black skin. The darker the inherent color of the skin the less likely to get skin cancer. This does not mean to go and get a tan to protect or prevent cancer. In fact sun exposure, uv light exposure and tanning booths are all risk factors to get skin cancer. Using sun screens and preventing sunburns is helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Cysticercosis (Definition)

Cysticercosis = Taenia ...Read more


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How are common does cysticercosis affect the nervous system?

How are common does cysticercosis affect the nervous system?

Common in latinos: This disease is seen in poor hygiene, lack of hand washing, developping countries, but it seen even in texas. ...Read more

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How does skin cancer affect organs and tissues?

How does skin cancer affect organs and tissues?

Depends: Depends on what type of skin cancer. Basal cell mainly stays on the skin, but some type can be more aggressive and spread to neighboring tissues, same is true for squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. Melanoma however can get very aggressive and spread to lymph nodes and other tissues and organs away from the skin area it was first found. ...Read more

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Does Lyme cause skin disorders?

Does Lyme cause skin disorders?

Yes: Lyme disease can cause a red target like rash. This will need further confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can sunlight affect skin mole color?

Can sunlight affect skin mole color?

Mole: Mole color is determined by pigment (melanin) deeper in the skin. Sunlight does not effect the mole 's color. ...Read more

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How can skin cancer affect the whole body?

Usually doesn't: However sometimes skin cancers can metastasize and spread to distant parts of the body. Also, the same sun damage which caused one skin cancer, has made other parts of the skin vulnerable to cancer as well. ...Read more

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Which layer of skin does scleroderma affect?

Which layer of skin does scleroderma affect?

Dermis: In scleroderma, as the dermis layer thickens (the layer right over the fat layer under your skin), the very top layer, the epidermis, begins to thin. This causes a dry thin top layer and a hard tight bottom layer. ...Read more

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Can scabies affect the scalp?

Can scabies affect the scalp?

Scabies: classical scabies usually affect mostly skin: folds area, groin, web spaces. Crusted scabies, also called Norwegian scabies- more serious form, can affect face and scalp ...Read more

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Can sepsis affect my skin?

Can sepsis affect my skin?

Yes: Sepsis can affect any organ... But sepsis is a syndrome rather than a specific disease. The skin can be directly affected by the infection (cellulitis or clostridium), by a toxin from a bacterium (staph or strep, for example), by low blood pressure causing limb ischemia, or by blood clots or thrombi caused by the sepsis syndrome. ...Read more

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Can climate affect skin?

Climate and skin: In warmer climates, increased heat and humidity can cause your skin to sweat, leaving you more prone to breakouts, especially if your skin is oily. Cold temperatures often mean low humidity, which dries out skin. Bitterly cold winds also strip moisture from exposed skin. ...Read more

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Can diet affect fungal infections on the skin?

Can  diet affect fungal infections on the skin?

Yes: Avoid sugars and simple carbohydrates. Eat coconut oil, as it is a natural antifungal. Many other herbs and spices also have some natural anti fungal properties. ...Read more

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How are common does cysticercosis affect the muscle?

How are common does cysticercosis affect the muscle?

Not uncommon: The calcified cysts can be present in the muscles, and diagnosis can be often confirmed by merely imaging muscles in the thighs. ...Read more

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How does celiac disease affect the skin?

How does celiac disease affect the skin?

DH: Board Question? Dermatitis Herpetiformis. This appears as a group of itchy blisters, usually on the outside of arms and legs, that can look like herpes. Rarely it can be confused by eczema. Far more people have eczema, though. DH is diagnosed by direct immunofluorescence done via biopsy by a dermatologist. Other conditions can associate with DH as well. ...Read more

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How are common does cysticercosis affect the blurred vision?

How are common does cysticercosis affect the blurred vision?

Not common: This parasitic infection can get into the brain (neurocysticercosis) . In many cases, people will be asymptomatic since the immune system will kill it. However, a few people will have seizures (from brain swelling), and blindness (inflammation from parasites in the eye), especially when treatment with an anti-parasitic is initiated. An evaluation by an ophthalmologist before tx is recommended. ...Read more

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How does certain type of fabric affect your skin health?

It depends: Some fabrics can cause irritation of the skin (wool) or even allergic reactions (man-made fabrics). Dyes in fabrics can also cause problems in some people. If you think you are having a problem with something in particular i recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How does sunlight affect the skin aging process?

How does sunlight affect the skin aging process?

Causing wrinkles: Uva is the one causing significant wrinkling which looks "aging". Uva also causes "solar elastosis" which makes skin look old (slightly yellow orange-skin look alike). ...Read more

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How does inflammatory bowel disease affect eyes?

How does inflammatory bowel disease affect eyes?

Inflammation: Inflammatory conditions tend to run together so inflammatory bowel disease is associated with inflammatory conditions in other parts of the body including the eyes. In the eyes, uveitis is most common inflammatory manifestation but scleritis is also known to occur as well. Google these terms to read about them. ...Read more

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What body organs are affected by skin cancer?

What body organs are affected by skin cancer?

Metastases: Melanoma can spread or metastasize to the other organs of the body. The most common sites are to the liver, lung, brain, lymph nodes. Metastatic melanoma is considered stage iv. ...Read more

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