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Doctor insights on: Flesh Eating Skin Disease

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Is the skin eating disease contracted?

Is the skin eating disease contracted?

Break in the skin: If there is abreak in the skin the bacteria is able to invade and cause an infection if you are exposed. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

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


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Can popping pimples lead to flesh- eating disease?

Can popping pimples lead to flesh- eating disease?

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

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Which skin infection causes white/yellow biofilm looking secretions from scalp, and skin? (animal contagious, survives on household items)

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

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Is it healthy to eat chicken organs from a whole chicken? Liver, heart, pancreas, etc

Is it healthy to eat chicken organs from a whole chicken? Liver, heart, pancreas, etc

Depends: should be no harm as long as they are cooked. salmonella can contaminate these organs too. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably not walnuts: You would have a rash on your hands if you were using them to handle the hulls. It is much more likely to be something else, especially if you are diabetic. You should have a physician check you for diabetes and also for other causes of the skin rash. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is eating food from fast food such as macdonalds, kfc , etc. Cause pimples ?

Is eating food from fast food such as macdonalds, kfc , etc. Cause pimples ?

Acne and food: Acne is usually caused from increased oil or sebum production under hormonal influences. Greasy foods are not typically linked to acne flares. A well balanced diet with exercise is always a good idea. See a dermatologist for acne treatment. ...Read more

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Does eating fatty foods cause heart disease?

Does eating fatty foods cause heart disease?

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 more

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Does eating oily stuffs and other kind of foods grow pimples?

Does eating oily stuffs and  other kind of foods grow pimples?

No: Acne is related to heredity and hormones, aggravated by sweating, close shaving, & some meds. Diet is only a trivial concern regarding acne, but very important for other reasons. ...Read more

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Can eating young coconut flesh will cause heart attack?

Can eating young coconut flesh will cause heart attack?

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

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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?

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?

Most foods: After gallbladder surgery one should be able to gradually return to eating all normal foods, including all fatty foods. Some do have chronic fatty food intolerance with gas or diarrhea, and it would not matter where the fat came from, only the amount of fat eaten at a time. ...Read more

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Can eating burnt meat cause cancer?

Can eating burnt meat cause cancer?

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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Does eating raw garlic prevent genital warts from appearing??

Does eating raw garlic prevent genital warts from appearing??

No: Garlic will not prevent genital warts. There is vaccine that protects from most genital warts and cervical cancer. Please take HPV vaccine. The only way raw garlic will prevent genital warts is by eating lost of it and having such bad breath that you will have no sexual partner! ...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?

Is lupus an inflammatory disease? Does eating anti inflammatory food ( fish, blueberry, olive oil, broccoli) help to control the disease?

See below: It is an autoimmune inflammatory disease. Eating healthy foods like you mentioned can reduce your risk of heart disease which is elevated with lupus, but unfortunately it is not going put your lupus into remission. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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, . ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Will eating chicken for lunch and fish for dinner cause a skin disease that is caused due to the different combinations of food?

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

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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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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can I treat lichen planus skin disease?

See dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist then follow his treatment protocols. ...Read more