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Are hives a form of allergy?

Are hives a form of allergy?

Yes: Yes hives can be a result of allergy to foods, inhalant allergen or medications. However in many chronic cases (almost 70-80%) an exact cause cannot be detected. It can be very frustrating to the doctor and patient and can be very challenging to find a cause and get it under control. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Which are the different forms of dementia?

Which are the different forms of dementia?

Answer below: Alzheimers (60% - 65%), less common are vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, picks disease (frontotemporal), alcoholic, B12 deficiency, hiv, dementia pugilistica (head trauma), a few rare prion diseases such as jacob kruetzfeld (spongioform encephalopathy), and mixed. Some reversible encephalopathies are occasionally classified as dementias, but not true dementias. ...Read more

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I ve atopic eczema which is the best of form treatment?

I ve atopic eczema which is the best of form treatment?

Depends on severity: Eczema is the result of dry skin. Dry skin itches leading to scratching & an endless cycle of itching & scratching resulting in skin damage. Because the skin barrier is compromised you can rehydrate the skin by soaking in a warm tub. Soap not needed. Immediately after bathing trap the moisture in the skin with vaseline, ointments or creams. Avoid lotions. Tougher cases need steroids & antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is there an opposite form of vitiligo? Is there a form of vitiligo in which patches of the skin ever become darker? .

Is there an opposite form of vitiligo? Is there a form of vitiligo in which patches of the skin ever become darker?

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Hyperpigmentation: Dark skin patches are a sign of skin inflammation and usually occur in darker skinned individuals. These can results from several forms of dermatitis that inflame the skin. Treating the underlying cause can eventually clear the dark areas. ...Read more

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Is there an opposite form of vitiligo? Is there a form of vitiligo in which patches of the skin ever become darker? .

Not really: There are conditions where women can develop darkened /discoloration of the skin (usually the face) called melasma. This is generally caused by birth control pills, or pregnancy. But patches of skin wtih vitiligo can't become darker, b/c in vitiligo, the pigment producing cells called melanocytes have lost their ability to produce pigment. ...Read more

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What is the most severe form of psoriasis?

What is the most severe form of psoriasis?

Guttate: This is a form of psoriasis with severe involvement of the skin often with ulceration and bleeding of lesions .it also depends on the extent of skin involvemtn ...Read more

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What are the different forms of dementia?

What are the different forms of dementia?

Forms of dementia: Some forms of dementia are Alzheimers, Fronto-Temporal dementia, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, cortico basal ganglia degeneration, and dementia due to an illness like MS. ...Read more

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What types of eczema are there?

What types of eczema are there?

Many Types: The are many forms of dermatitis (eczema), including atopic, seborrheic, stasis, contact, asteatotic, and nummular forms. Treatment depends upon the location, type, and extent of the dermatitis. ...Read more

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What are the types of eczema?

What are the types of eczema?

Rash: Eczema is often used as a generic term for any type of flat skin rash. The best defined one is atopic dermatitis which is caused by the skin's inability to keep water in the cells interacting with allergies. But contact dermatitis or any type of rash has been called eczema by some. ...Read more

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Are there hereditary forms of meningitis?

Are there hereditary forms of meningitis?

Not specificly: Heredity dose play a role in some forms of immune deficiency. Children with an inherited immune defects are more at risk for meningitis & other severe infections. Some may be more prone to specific germs than others. Some are less successful at fighting an infection if they occur. That said, meningitis is not passed like eye color or sickle cell. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

What are the symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

rash from scratchin: Most of the time, the main symptom is intensely itchy skin that causes the person to scratch. The scratching can cause patches of red rashes, often in the bends of the elbows and knees, or other joints; sometimes on the face, hands and feet; sometimes all over the body. If you keep scratching, you can get bleeding and skin lines (lichenification), and superficial skin infections that are painful. ...Read more

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Are there acute and chronic forms of creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

Are there acute and chronic forms of creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

No: This is an awful and fortunately extremely rare form of a deadly disease. Cjd is thought to be caused by a protein called a prion. The long and short of it....There is no cure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of nummular eczema?

What are the symptoms of nummular eczema?

Itchy round lesions: Nummular eczema appears on the skin as a circular shaped dry patch. There may be solitary or multiple patches. It may be confused for ringworm but can be distinguished by its lack of central clearing, and scaly dryness throughout the patch. It can be itchy as well. The treatments for nummular eczema are the same as for other forms of eczema, mild soaps, mouisturing creams, and topical steroids. ...Read more

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What types of moisturizers help dermatitis?

What types of moisturizers help dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What are common forms of childhood cancer?

What are common forms of childhood cancer?

Depends on age...: Some of the most common forms of childhood cancer in younger children are neuroblastoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all), brain tumors, retinoblastoma and wilms tumor. Common adolescent cancers include all, rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, ewings sarcoma and lymphomas (both hodgkin disease and non-hodgkin lymphoma). ...Read more

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Causes of rashes in the lips and treatment?

Causes of rashes in the lips and treatment?

Rashes: See your doctor to determine if the rashe is due to a fungus or bacterium. Once the determination is made through culture, treatment can be instituted. ...Read more

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Symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

Symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

Itching.: Atopic dermatitis is an itch that rashes (as opposed to a rash that itches) - it's the itching that comes first, and scratching it that causes the rash. The itchiest areas are typically crooks of arms, backs of knees, and sides of neck, although other areas can be involved. Most kids outgrow it, although an unfortunate minority do not. Treatment depends on location and severity. ...Read more

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What number of forms of varicella are there?

What number of forms of varicella are there?

Only one Virus: Varicella is also called Chicjken Pox and the virus which causes Chicken Pox is called Varicella Virus.This virus can also cause Shingles(Herpes Zoster) in patients who have had Chicken pox in the past as virus get activated and attacks a nerve to cause rash and pain of Shingles There is only one Varicella Virus causing two diaseses in same person ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more