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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Michelle Chambers Dr. Chambers
Dermatology
35 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Does porgyria suffers from rarest skin disease?

Does porgyria suffers from rarest skin disease?

Progeria: There are a variety of diseases, all genetic and uncommon, in which the person's skin has some features of an older person's from the time of birth. None is true mimic of fast aging. No one knows what the rarest skin disease is, because we discover new ones monthly and the rarest is surely undiscovered. But if you have progeria, it's a challenge and you have my sympathy.

Dr. Amrit Singh Dr. Singh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Government Medical College, Patiala
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I have skin disease leucoderma what should I do??

I have skin disease leucoderma what should I do??

May use: Immunomodulator creams such as Protopic and Elidel (pimecrolimus) cause repigmentation in some cases, when used with UVB narrowband treatments. Vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements with sun exposure caused repigmentation in 62% of cases. Leukoderma is a localized loss of pigmentation[1] of the skin that may occur after any number of inflammatory skin conditions, burns etc- not contagious

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Granuloma facile rare skin disease, what is this?

Granuloma facile rare skin disease, what is this?

Faciale: This should help http://dermnetnz. Org/vascular/granuloma-faciale. Html

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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of flesh-eating skin disease?

What are the symptoms of flesh-eating skin disease?

Flesh eating bacteri: The symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis include redness, swelling, and pain in the affected area. Blisters may be seen in the involved area of skin. Fever, nausea, vomiting, and other flulike symptoms are common. Another characteristic of necrotizing fasciitis is that the symptoms develop very rapidly, usually within 24 hours after a wound in the skin has allowed the bacteria to invade deep tissue.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Who is at risk of getting flesh-eating skin disease?

Who is at risk of getting flesh-eating skin disease?

Flesh eating bacteri: Risk factors for necrotizing fasciitis include: skin injury or puncture wound peripheral vascular disease any condition that causes a weakening of the immune system such as:diabetes, organ transplant, chemotherapy: the administration of medicines that kill cancer cells. Aids, dialysis, .

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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What is the best way to remove lpp skin. Disease marks?

What is the best way to remove lpp skin. Disease marks?

Combination: See dermatologist for treatment. It may include a combination of oral and topical meds.

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Is there any known solution for psoriasis skin disease?

Is there any known solution for psoriasis skin disease?

Many: Your dermatologist can help find the right medication. It can be a topical medication like a topical steroid or topical vitamind. It can be an oral medication or even a self injection like Enbrel (etanercept) which phil mickelson the golfer takes. You need an evaluation.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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What skin disease is it that has the same description of psoriasis?

What skin disease is it that has the same description of psoriasis?

Eczema: Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema. While the word "dermatitis" means inflammation of the skin, "atopic" refers to an allergic tendency, which is often inherited. Although atopic dermatitis itself is not caused by an allergy, eczema sufferers have a higher risk of developing other allergic conditions (like asthma or h.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I'm currently suffering from a skin disease like in the picture in the link below. Anyone know what it is, and cure, what should I do?

Picture Link: You submitted this question to the medical education portion of Health Tap - not the medical treatment program. Thus, we can not see or connect to the link you referred to.

Dr. David Krulak Dr. Krulak
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What do you advise if I'm suffering for this type of skin disease for more than a year now. Can it be healed fully and never to come back again?

What do you advise if I'm suffering for this type of skin disease for more than a year now. Can it be healed fully and never to come back again?

More information: To answer this question would require knowledge as to what the skin disease is. It would be wise to go to a doctor in order to obtain a diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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What is flesh-eating skin disease (necrotizing fasciitus)?

Necrotizing fasciiti: Necrotizing soft tissue infection is a rare but very severe type of bacterial infection. It can destroy the muscles, skin, and underlying tissue. The word "necrotizing" refers to something that causes body tissue to die.

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Dr. Emily Altman Dr. Altman
Dermatology
24 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Skin disease in hand?

Skin disease in hand?

Please see your Dr.: There are many different skin condition that can affect the hand. It is best if your dermatologist looks at it and determines exactly what this is.

Dr. Olivia Liao Dr. Liao
Ophthalmology
27 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What is haley haley skin disease?

What is haley haley skin disease?

Hailey hailey: Http://www. Bad. Org. Uk/site/822/default. Aspx.

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Dr. Michael Tomeo Dr. Tomeo
Dermatology
34 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Is there any new information on hailey hailey skin disease?

Is there any new information on hailey hailey skin disease?

Not really: It is a rare condition. It is best to check in with your dermatologist.

Dr. Joseph Eastern Dr. Eastern
Dermatology
40 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Diagnosed with r.E.M. Syndrome -rare skin disease. More information about this please?

Similar to lupus: Reticular erythematous mucinosis (rem) frequently appears after intense sun exposure, or hormonal stimuli such as oral contraceptives, menses, or pregnancy. It may be related to lupus erythematosus, although lupus tests are typically negative. It often responds to treatment with anti-malarial medications.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I would like to do physical relation with my gf but she has skin disease. Is there any problem to be intimate?

I would like to do physical relation with my gf but she has skin disease. Is there any problem to be intimate?

Go for it: Ask her. Most skin diseases are not catching. If you care for her, ask what is going on with her skin and whether SHE thinks is a problem for the relationship. Reassure her. Tell her you think the skin stuff is fine because you like her. Talk openly about this and any other concerns. Make it clear that the skin disease is not a problem for you. This is what any decent lover does.

Dr. Sheila Calderon Dr. Calderon
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Saw lady with what looked like bags all over her skin. Is there a skin disease that causes bags to form on your skin, bags that hang?

Not sure: Are you referring to obesity and fat hanging off peolle or loose skin. It may even be growths but it is not possible to tell you without a picture and usually a history and physical exam.

Dr. Robert Breiner Dr. Breiner
Podiatry
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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How can I get rid of a skin disease?

How can I get rid of a skin disease?

Dermatologist: Seek out a dermatologist to diagnosis your condition and give you treatment options. Without a propper diagnosis you are only guessing and your home treatment may make it worse.