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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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Is oral thrush connected to sebhorric dermatitis?

Is oral thrush connected to sebhorric dermatitis?

It can be: Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition caused by the malfunctioning of the sebaceous glands. Amongst other things it can be linked to an overactive immune system and high levels of toxins in the body. An unhealthy diet and a lack of good bacteria caused by antibiotics and stress can cause an imbalance which can cause an over growth of candida which may attack the oil glands. ...Read more

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Addison disesase caused by candida overgrowth?

Addison disesase caused by candida overgrowth?

Where is overgrowth?: The common candida is present in everyone, as it lives with us. Haven't heard of it causing addison disease. ...Read more

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Can the disease neurodermatitis be contagious?

Can the disease neurodermatitis be contagious?

No: By definition, the term neurodermatitis implies no infection or disease but a nervous need to scratch. The nervous need to scratch may make other people nervous as well, but this is not truly contagious. ...Read more

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Is seborrheic dermatitis curable by Ayurveda ?

Is seborrheic dermatitis curable by Ayurveda ?

No: You can only manage it, and anyone telling you otherwise is deceiving themselves and/or you. It's prone to exacerbations and remissions. If you prefer "natural", a variety of remedies from coal tar to sulfur often work quite nicely. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is scabies a contagious disease?

Is scabies a contagious disease?

Yes!: A very contagious problem. It is passed by close contact with the infected individual. Wash bed sheets and clothing with hot water and detergent. See your doctor for further treatment. ...Read more

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Is scabies an infectious disease?

Is scabies an infectious disease?

Yes, by transmission: Transmission of scabies is usually by direct contact. Parents to children, mom to infants is routine. Young adult usually by sexual contact. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with internal fungus is this contageous?

Diagnosed with internal fungus is this contageous?

Fungus maybe normal?: The fungal microbiota is an integral part of the GI microecosystem with up to 1,000,000 organisms per gram of stool. Systemic & GI disease can also lead to secondary fungal infections. Interactions between fungi & bacteria & the complex immune response to gastrointestinal commensal or pathogenic fungi all impact our health. Ref. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 03/05/2014 ...Read more

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What disease is characterized by frequent bacterial infections?

What disease is characterized by frequent bacterial infections?

Immune defect.: Impairment in the immune system is usually associated with recurrent infections particularly in the sinus and lung. There are many types of immune defects but a discussion would fill a textbook. ...Read more

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Is tenia a contagious disease?

Is tenia a contagious disease?

Tinea...: ...Is fungus. When you have tinea, you very likely caught it from someone else; so yes, it's contagious. ...Read more

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Is oral thrush by any circumstances dangerous?

Is oral thrush by any circumstances dangerous?

Not usually: Not usually. It can be a sign of a more serious problem like diabetes or an immune system problem. In healthy adults, it is usually caused by antibiotics or medicines (steroids). ...Read more

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Is dyshidrotic eczema an autoimmune disorder? How is it treated?

Is dyshidrotic eczema an autoimmune disorder? How is it treated?

Cause unknown: Cause likely multifactorial. Characterized by sudden eruption of itchy vesicles on palms, soles, lateral aspects of the fingers. Vesicles persist for weeks, dry out, then resolve with skin peeling. Episodes may recur every 3-4 weeks for months/years. Daily moisturzation, avoid irritants/allergens, or exacerbating factors. Reduce stress. If unresponsive, high potency topical steroids are effective. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a campylobacter infection.?

Explain the condition called a campylobacter infection.?

Diarrhea: Campylobacter is a bacterial genus that includes the species "jejuni" which is one of many bacterial species that often cause acute, infectious diarrhea. It is self-limiting, rarely lasts >7-10 days, and can be treated with antibiotics but doesn't necessarily require treatment other than fluid replacement. ...Read more

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Is aquagenic pruritus a recognized condition, disease or allergy?

Is aquagenic pruritus a recognized condition, disease or allergy?

Yes: Though it is rare, aquagenic pruritis or urticaria is a real condition. A board certified allergist/immunologist can best help you with the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Any onesee problems with scalded skin syndrome?

Any onesee problems with scalded skin syndrome?

Yes!: Scalded skin syndrome is a staph infection, and it can be very serious, even life-threatening, particularly in a young child. Sss is not something to take lightly, ever. See your doctor immediately, if not sooner. ...Read more

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Is ringworm a contagious disease?

Is ringworm a contagious disease?

Yes, somewhat: Ringworm is a fungal skin infection, often shaped like a circle on the skin. The fungus is contagious and can be passed from person to person, person to objects, and objects to persons. However, it is not known how much contact it takes to develop the rash. Many times, only one person in the family has the rash. A person usually has the rash on one part of the body, but not the rest of the body. ...Read more

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