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How Long Should Circumscribed Scleroderma Last
Circumscribed scleroderma refers to localized scleroderma ("hard skin"). The body produces excess collagen which produces hardened skin. This can range from a small area of abnormal skin to a disfiguring skin lesion. Even though internal organs are not affected, the hard skin can attach itself to underlying muscle ...Read more
Muliple reasons: There can be many reasons for petichae some of which are serious and some of which are not. It is important to see a dermatologist to have them evaluated to see which type they are. They may even recommend that you see a blood specialist, known as a hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does radiesse (dermal fillers) usually last? I keep reading how it can last a year or more. But how long is normal? I don't really want to be getting injections every 2 or 3 months.
That : That is a good question. The latest studies are showing significant improvements at one year, and even improvement at 5 years compared to other fillers. The duration of artefill is much longer than other fillers. Risks are local swelling, infection, or migration, which are rare complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed w/Dermatomyositis last year, then Tumid Lupus and Raynaud's. Was just diagnosed w/Dysphagia. How does that change the general prognosis?
How long does a skin biopsy appointment usually last? I am nervous about my upcoming biopsy I have scheduled. How long does a procedure like this usually last?
Depends: The biopsy itself is very quick--can be done in a few minutes. But the appointment can take much longer if you have a lot of questions. Also, if the doctor thinks you have an obvious skin cancer, they may spend more time talking to you about treatment options to get you prepared for the next step. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Short-term: Using Klonopin (clonazepam) for a 2-week period would be considered short-term. Often long-term with regard to benzodiazepine usage is considered greater than one year for the purpose of research studies. For many patients, the use of benzodiazepines is intended to be only as-needed and/or relatively short term. Ssri and snri medications can be used long term. Benzos have abuse potential. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: One thing you need to consider is Lime Disease from a tick bite. Should consult a doctor promptly to confirm it so that you can get it treated. There are also other conditions with target lesions and the duration would depend on what has caused it. Rush to your doctor's office now. ...Read more
Rabies: Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/index.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forever, the swell-: Ing lasts for ever. It doesn't get any bigger but may develop a bursa over it, which can cause some discomfort, if it becomes inflamed. You'll have a lump over the upper end of the shin, about 1 to1-1/2 inches below the knee cap. Generally its not painful. ...Read more
How long should joint injections last when treating juvenile arthritis? How often can you get them? Just had 3-4 months ago
Depends: There are many different types of "neonatal autoimmune diseases" each with theire own time frames. Usually when someone is discussing neonatal autoimmune diseases they are talking about maternal antibodies that have passed through the placenta and are directed against antigens in the fetus and/or newborn child. ...Read more
How long does botox last? If i'm going to spend $400 or $500 for botox, i want it to last as long as possible. How long do the effects realistically last?
How long does hodgkin disease develops? How long it takes from start of disease to get my nodes enlarged?
Hard to say....: The natural history of hodgkin disease is difficult to know. Lymph nodes can enlarge quite rapidly, though not at fast as certain other lymphomas (for example t-cell). It is almost impossible to say how long it takes for lymph nodes to become enlarged, because we don't go looking for microscopic disease at the beginning when a patient has no symptoms. Good treatments exist. I wish you well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Erythema multiforme: It depends on the cause, and whether or not the cause is diagnosed and treated. If it's a drug side effect and the drug is stopped, it may start to clear up quickly, in a few days. If it's due to a chronic auto inflammatory condition, it could last a long time, or come and go with flares of the illness. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001854/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have just been tested positive for syphillis.
How many does of intramuscular injection will be required?
How long does the rash last after treatment
Question confusing: Ob's may give moms in premature labor steroids briefly to push along babies lung maturity, i'm not aware of any lung steroids given to babies after birth. If your ? Is how long the effect of the earlier dose would help, no one knows.You may be confusing steroids with surfactant, an artificial agent given to premi's with rds, that is sometimes repeated if sx continue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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