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Do multiple café-au-lait spots on my baby's skin mean he has a serious disease?

Do multiple café-au-lait spots on my baby's skin mean he has a serious disease?

Maybe: It is best to talk with your doctor if you notice a large number of cafe-au-lait spots. A few may not be a sign of any underlying illness (my daughter has a huge one since birth on her trunk). However, multiple spots may can be a sign of a rare conditoin called "neurofibromatosis". There are other features that are associated with this condition so consult your doctor if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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I have an incurable disease it look like the elephant man disease severe skin condition.

I have an incurable disease it look like the elephant man disease severe skin condition.

How can we help you?: I am sorry to hear this. If you have a specific question you would like answered - please resubmit. Thanks ...Read more

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I got a skin disease called ichtoyosis. It was inherited from my father. Although it's not very serious but is there anyway to cure it?

I got a skin disease called ichtoyosis. It was inherited from my father. Although it's not very serious but is there anyway to cure it?

No, control only: Ichthyosis is an inherited disorder as you mentioned and like most inherited disorders not curable. However there are treatments that can improve the feel and appearance of the skin. Therapy usually consists of creams that contain urea or lactic acid. For instance there is a otc product called "amlactin" that might be helpful. See your dermatologist for newer treatment options. ...Read more

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What is teatment for jerk? I shake my head when ever I was in tensed sometimes I bite my tongue...Im feeling afraid about this. Is this serious disease

What is teatment for jerk? I shake my head when ever I was in tensed sometimes I bite my tongue...Im feeling afraid about this. Is this serious disease

Maybe: Sudden jerking and biting of the tongue can be from an underlying or untreated seizure condition. I urge you to seek help from a neurologist who can determine what condition is creating these symptoms. Don't be afraid, take courage to find out what it is and how it could be helped. Best regards! ...Read more

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What does 1 small red bump on your vagina mean? It wasn't red before and it's not a rash. Or disease can it be irritated skin because it becomes dry?

What does 1 small red bump on your vagina mean? It wasn't red before and it's not a rash. Or disease can it be irritated skin because it becomes dry?

Vaginal bump: Tough to guess what it is, an exam and visual inspection of the bump would need to be done to properly diagnose you. See your gyn for an eval. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm a 30 years old in 1994 I live in north carolina and was bitten by a tree hole mosqutio and caught the tree hole disease (not sure what it is called now) I was 9 yrs old at the time with a fever 114 and in comma for two weeks. I have severe head aches

I'm a 30 years old in 1994 I live in north carolina and was bitten by a tree hole mosqutio and caught the tree hole disease (not sure what it is called now) I was 9 yrs old at the time with a fever 114 and in comma for two weeks. I have severe head aches

See a doctor: Have no idea what 'treehole disease' is, or what caused your fever and coma at age 9, but if you are now having severe headaches this needs a full detailed examination by a physician. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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Is apparent pale lips and skin overall an indication that you have anemia or some serious disease?

Is apparent pale lips and skin overall an indication that you have anemia or some serious disease?

Are these new?: If these are changes in your skin tone and unrelated to avoidance of the sun, you should at least have a simple blood test to see if you are anemic. If you have light patches it is possible that you have an autoimmune condition and should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Please give insight. On ct, what does impression"paranasal disease, correlate clinically" mean? CT of head 4 migrains

Please give insight. On ct, what does impression"paranasal disease, correlate clinically" mean? CT of head 4 migrains

Paranasal: Sounds like the CT scan showed some inflammation in your sinuses, i.e. Sinusitis type picture.... This can cause headaches but radiologist does not clinically exam you so they are saying they do not know from the info they get (migraines) if this is the cause but to consider as a possible cause for your migraines. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be diagnosed with carcinoma head of pancreas with liver metastasis (stage iv) how fatal is this disease?

What does it mean to be diagnosed with carcinoma head of pancreas with liver metastasis (stage iv) how fatal is this disease?

It is very bad News: Pancreatic Cancer is the most dangerous and difficult to treat Cancer there is. Yet there is some treatment available and it is getting slowly better each year. Right now it is a matter of trying to control and extend life by a few months if we are lucky. Treatment is mostly done using chemotherapy drugs for cases like this one who have spread (Metastatic). ...Read more

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I have severe allergic reactions to wheat and gluten. Get very bad skin rashes, blotches of little watery blisters and red bumps. Migraines. How do I know if its just an allergy or if it's celuiac disease?

I have severe allergic reactions to wheat and gluten. Get very bad skin rashes, blotches of little watery blisters and red bumps. Migraines. How do I know if its just an allergy or if it's celuiac disease?

Intestinal problems?: The main difference if that Celiac Disease causes damage to the intestines and with that, cramping and diarrhea. All of your symptoms except for the watery blisters can be caused by the wheat allergy and possibly other grass grains (barley, rye, oats, rice and rarely corn) Wheat, barley and rye contain gluten. The others don’t but sometimes can be cross-contaminated. ...Read more

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I have such a bad headache on the top of my head. Its sensitive to touch in certain parts also. What can this mean? Can it be serious?

I have such a bad headache on the top of my head. Its sensitive to touch in certain parts also. What can this mean? Can it be serious?

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have severe neck and head pain along with other symptoms?

What does it mean if you have severe neck and head pain along with other symptoms?

Time for check up: So many different ailments can be causing these symptoms. The only way to be accurately diagnosed is to be seen locally by a physician. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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I get severe pain at the base of my neck and my head after an orgasm and it never use to happen before. I mean hurts to the point of tears.

Measure your BP: I would be interested to know what your blood pressure is, though I can't say that it will be easy to do. An over the counter cuff may be stifling but may shed light on your problem. ...Read more

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Why do my whole body itches for no reason and I mean it is very severe and sometimes I just feel like tearing my skin away from my flesh please help?

Why do my whole body itches for no reason and I mean it is very severe and sometimes I just feel like tearing my skin away from my flesh please help?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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When I am in hot and cold places, feeling stressed or anxiety my cheeks turn red. Does this mean my skin is sensitive or something more severe?

When I am in hot and cold places, feeling stressed or anxiety my cheeks turn red. Does this mean my skin is sensitive or something more severe?

No: Some people blush more than others. Alcohol, hot drinks, spicy foods, some meds or pinching may also put a glow on your face if you have transparent skin. Don't get sunburned. See a dermatologist if it is distressing or if pustules or scabs. ...Read more

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How often should I have a professional skin check if, in the past, I've had a "compound melanocytic nevus with architectural disorder and moderate to focally severe cytologic atypia"? I'm 32 years old and this diagnosis was made when I was 27.

Often: The description of your abnormal moles is a pathology report of dysplastic atypical nevi with architectural disorder NAD. The histology slide would show tissue with atypical cells. With moderate cytolgic atypia. These moles occur in the setting of sporadic and familial melanomas You are at a higher risk of developing skin cancer Melanoma. Make an appt today with a Dermatologist! ...Read more

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Skin scraping for fungus test on mouth is positive, what does that mean? Is it something serious?

Skin scraping for fungus test on mouth is positive, what does that mean? Is it something serious?

Not usually: Everyone has a little fungus (candida) in their mouth. It usually surfaces as a problem (thrush) with immune system suppression (hiv, chemo, steroid use) or with antibiotic use. 1/2 hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 water swish and spit will often help. Dr's can also prescribe antifungals like diflucan, (fluconazole) or nystatin. ...Read more

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Does early psa with spinal involvement without the skin condition mean a severe psoriasis attack in future?

Does early psa with spinal involvement without the skin condition mean a severe psoriasis attack in future?

No: Joint and skin severity are not related. More aggressive arthritis does not lead to more severe skin involvement and increased skin involvement does not increase the risk of arthritis. ...Read more

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My 20 year old friend has panic disorder and she keeps getting a hot tingling heavy head. Is this serious or just anxiety?

My 20 year old friend has panic disorder and she keeps getting a hot tingling heavy head. Is this serious or just anxiety?

Panic or Anxiety: It could be a symptom of anxiety, or it could be serious. First check it out with a family doctor, and then get treatment for panic disorders/anxiety from a mental health professional. But do have your friend do something about it. ...Read more

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Can a severe anxiety disorder make you hyperaware of body. Ex) feeling pulse in neck, sensations in head, pr pressure on the front neck.

Can a severe anxiety disorder make you hyperaware of body. Ex) feeling pulse in neck, sensations in head, pr pressure on the front neck.

Yes: Even a mild anxiety disorder can do that. Anxious people are too aware of normal sensations a human experiences 24 hours a day. Normal people's brains filter out most normal sensations and only focus on abnormal sensations. For example, every living person has pulsations with heart beats. Most of us don't feel the normal pulsations. Same with normal intestinal flow that pushes our meals along. ...Read more

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It's possible that some disorders in the cervical spine can cause symptoms like severe head pressure?

It's possible that some disorders in the cervical spine can cause symptoms like severe head pressure?

Yes, high cervical: Some disorders that are high up in the cervical spine or that involve the first few levels of discs and nerves in the spine can cause headache. In addition disorders that impact the occipital nerves can cause head pressure. A thorough evaluation from Neurology or PMR is appropriate and consideration for PT as well as Cranio sacral therapy is recommended initially. Evaluation for muscle spasm also. ...Read more

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Dead soft skin tissue removed from the bone does it mean infection has spread to bone and how serious is it if it has?

Dead soft skin tissue removed from the bone does it mean infection has spread to bone and how serious is it if it has?

Could have! Discuss: With your surgeon, as I am sure he took samples from the bone or the fluid from the marrow, if he was concerned about infection.
So talking to him should be beneficial. ...Read more

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I have a skin disorder called itchyosis, what are the best treatments for severe dry skin like this. Any prescription stuff available?

I have a skin disorder called itchyosis, what are the best treatments for severe dry skin like this. Any prescription stuff available?

Many Options: Ichthyosis ranges from mild to severe, and there are treatments available for whatever type that you have. Two main approaches to treatment are 1. To keep the skin moisturized 2. To remove the scales. Common prescriptions which accomplish one or both approaches include retinoids, urea, alpha/beta hydroxy acids and others. Recommend to see dermatologist to determine best treatment strategy for you. ...Read more

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My mother seems to have severe forward head/neck. What kind of doctor should she see and are there any exercises she can do in the mean time?

My mother seems to have severe forward head/neck. What kind of doctor should she see and are there any exercises she can do in the mean time?

She's overcompensat-: Ing structurally for an imbalance in her posture, and structure that needs to be neutralized and aligned and decompressed. Get a 2nd opinion from a neuromusculoskeletal (NMM) specialist, like a DO (Doctor of osteopathic medicine), who can evaluate her fully, check fo osteopenia/osteoporosis & other factors causing this. She can be treated on the same day. The dr. Will show her exercises/stretches. ...Read more

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Do SEVERE chronicMigraines (& I mean feeling carotid and head blood flow start to SURGE while constricting,)cause significant damage to blood vessels?

Do SEVERE chronicMigraines (& I mean feeling carotid and head blood flow start to SURGE while constricting,)cause significant damage to blood vessels?

Thankfully no: Migraine headaches make you hypersensitive to sounds and every sensations. Every indication is that sounds and sensation are normal events that you are hypersensitive to. ...Read more

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I have blood in mucus that I hack up, I had a severe head injury not to long ago and they put me on meds 4 occipital nerve damage. Wat does this mean?

I have blood in mucus that I hack up, I had a severe head injury not to long ago and they put me on meds 4 occipital nerve damage. Wat does this mean?

Maybe nothing: Severe head injury is defined by loss of function. Occipital nerve damage can & usually does occur without severe injury. Coughing up blood in mucus is common, usually unrelated to injury. What medicine are you taking? You are confused--is it a result of your injury? If so, you need to be re-evaluated by a neurologist--not because you cough or the back of your head hurts. ...Read more

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My mom is experiencing severe skin disorder on her neck, hands and face. Some doctors say its hormonal imbalance but we want to seek another opinion.

My mom is experiencing severe skin disorder on her neck, hands and face. Some doctors say its hormonal imbalance but we want to seek another opinion.

Skin disorder: I cannot link a skin disorder to hormonal imbalance.
You state that your Mom has seen some doctors who claim you have hormonal imbalance. Doubtful!!
Please have your Mom get an appointment to see a skin specialist at a different facility.
Please let me know what develops! ...Read more

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My skin pigmentation is severely in distress as well as the condition of my skin most noticeable area is my face. I have been on a high dose of amphetamines for about nine years for a severe auto immune sleep disorder. I have some of the classic "tweaker

My skin pigmentation is severely in distress as well as the condition of my skin most noticeable area is my face. I have been on a high dose of amphetamines for about nine years for a severe auto immune sleep disorder. I have some of the classic "tweaker

No clue: You need to see your pcp and probably get a referral to a dermatologist. Amphetamines can cause reduction of blood flow to the skin (and other organs), and that may be part of what is going on, but I have not seen or heard of this complaint. I have taken care of lots and lots of kids on high doses of adderal or concerta, and have not seen this. ...Read more