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Flesh Eating Skin Disease
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Unlikely: The so-called flesh eating disease is a bacterial infection caused by an aggressive staphlycoccus organism which usuallly infects deeply into the skin and deeper tissues. It is fortunately not very common. However, it is not a good idea to "pop" pimples as this can cause the infection and inflammation to spread. ...Read more
Which skin infection causes white/yellow biofilm looking secretions from scalp, and skin? (animal contagious, survives on household items)
Odd question: I'm not sure I understand exactly what you mean when you say "animal contagiou?" Do you mean that the infection can be passed from humans to animals or vice versa? And which household items does this infection exist on? What is the clinical associated with your question? Do you have a picture you can upload? Send to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Sir, from 2 years im getting skin diseases like wart, black patches and white dots over hand .. Is skin diseases symptoms of diabetes?
Have rash on my neck from handling walnut hulls. rash spreading more skin feels like gator skin very rough and darkened in color. dear god help. its b?
Depends on type : It depends the type of fats. Saturated fats have long been blamed as a cause of heart disease but the best current evidence is the fat most implicated is synthetic trans fats. However, when polyunsaturated vegetable oils are fried they also become toxic ; cause heart disease. See http://bit.Ly/1bgp8bx ; http://bit.Ly/17ooud3 ; http://bit.Ly/19jykvj ; http://bit.Ly/1era8lt ; http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you contract food borne illness by handling raw meat w/ a small open cut or will the raw meat just cause infection of the wound itself?
No: Life's difficult enough without these internet superstitions -- or getting obsessive about what kind of fat is in what whenever you feel like doing something you want to do. Enjoy your coconut. ...Read more
Are "good fats" like fish oil, avocado, nuts, etc., a problem after gall bladder surgery? Or is it just things like deep fried and greasy foods?
It may: There is no clear answer to this question. But healthy eating is an important part of staying healthy and cancer-free. This should include plant based foods, low or no red meat in your diet. Eating burnt meat once time is not likely to cause any harm but charcoal cooked meats should be avoided to minimize risk of developing cancer. ...Read more
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Is lupus an inflammatory disease? Does eating anti inflammatory food ( fish, blueberry, olive oil, broccoli) help to control the 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. ...Read more
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, . ...Read more
Will eating chicken for lunch and fish for dinner cause a skin disease that is caused due to the different combinations of food?
Skin diseases due to: It is only a myth. There is no proof that chicken and fish or even drinking milk with fish can cause any problems unless one is allergic to fish. Some people are allergic to some foods ingridients but in general it is not along the normal dietary precautions to avoid fish for dinner after having chicken for lunch. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 of the skin that may occur after any number of inflammatory skin conditions, burns etc- not contagious ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combination: See dermatologist for treatment. It may include a combination of oral and topical meds. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not really: It is a rare condition. It is best to check in with your dermatologist. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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