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Is there any difference between neurofibromatosis and elephant man's disese?

Is there any difference between neurofibromatosis and elephant man's disese?

Unknown: Despite multiple attempts at diagnosis, there is no sure diagnosis of the disease joseph merrick suffered from. It was thought for many years he had nf, though he may have had proteus disease. There are numerous conditions that can cause extreme deformities that look similar. ...Read more

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Did the "elephant man" have nf1?

Possibly: Joseph merrick was born aug 5, 1862 in england. Severely deformed from birth, he supported himself as a side-show exhibit. He eventually became a permanent resident of the london hospital, where he died in 1890. Although his specific diagnosis may never be known for sure, it is now suspected that he had a combination of nf-1 and proteus syndrome. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/joseph_merrick. ...Read more

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I feel like an elephant is sitting on my chest what could be wrong and should I be concerned? Please amswer asap

I feel like an elephant is sitting on my chest what could be wrong and should I be concerned? Please amswer asap

Chest pressure: Heavy chest pressure is like an elephant sitting on chest. Usually it is related to heart. Yes, you should be concern and see your doctor for good history, physical exam ; diagnostic work up specially chest xr, ekg ; 2d echo of heart for congenital defects.You are 18. Pls. Stay away from smoking, drinking, drug use, excessive caffeine use. Thanks. ...Read more

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How poisonous are elephant ear plants?

How poisonous are elephant ear plants?

Poisonous: Elephant eat plants contain high concentrations of oxalic acid. Eating the leaves and stems causes irritation and severe burning in the mouth, lips and gastrointestinal tract. The mouth, tongue, throat and esophagus will begin to swell, which can cut off the victim's airway. Vomiting, nausea and diarrhea can occur too. Emergency care is needed if pets or people eat this plant. ...Read more

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Swelling on the foot that looks like an elephant foot. What causes it?

Swelling on the foot that looks like an elephant foot. What causes it?

Lymphedema: Is what this sounds like. Infection, injury or inflammatory arthritis can also cause this. See podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the extreme symptoms of alcoholism? Dts? Pink elephants?

What are the extreme symptoms of alcoholism? Dts? Pink elephants?

See below: Dts are the most extreme which includes agitation, disorientation high blood pressure and fast pulse. Hallucinations may accompany it but are not part of it. It carries a risk of death. ...Read more

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Heavy deep pain in chest & back feels like elephant is sitting on my chest, what could it be?

Heavy deep pain in chest & back feels like elephant is sitting on my chest, what could it be?

Chest pain: You need to consult your physician immediately to rule out cardiac causes of pain. Heart pain could present like that. There are other situations that could mimic the pain you have. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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I am 60 years old and my skin is starting to look like the saggy baggy elephant'. Anything I can do? Supplements?

I am 60 years old and my skin is starting to look like the saggy baggy elephant'.  Anything I can do?  Supplements?

Start with skin care: There are a great deal of non-effective treatments in the marketplace. The most effective combination for aging skin is daily use of a zinc oxide based sunscreen, an anti-oxidant and a retinoid. You should seek the help of an aesthetician to get started on this regimen. It will take 3-6 months of daily use to see an improvement. ...Read more

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Feels like elephant on chest and it's like breathing in a desert aching and dry?

Feels like elephant on chest and it's like breathing in a desert aching and dry?

When to Call 911: You are having a panic attack. But, given your symptoms you need to get to an er to make sure you are not having a heart attack. ...Read more