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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Circumscribed Scleroderma

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What is the best way to treat Linear Morphea (Scleroderma) ? Can it cause depression?

What is the best way to treat Linear Morphea (Scleroderma) ? Can it cause depression?

Depends on its size: In small area one can use cordran and other tape and place it over the spots. It does not cause depression. Discuss this with you physician and ask to be referred toa dermatologist ...Read more

Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
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Circumscribed Scleroderma (Definition)

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


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How long does it take rheumatoid vasculitis skin ulcers to develop?

How long does it take rheumatoid vasculitis skin ulcers to develop?

Seemingly overnight: Skin breakdown from auto immune problems like vasculitis can appear very rapidly. It starts with congestion in the capillaries that nourish the skin and then not enough blood supply is available to keep the skin together and an ulcer occurs. The treatment of the ulcer is most effective when there is effective treatment of the vasculitis. ...Read more

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How to cure vasculitis?

How to cure vasculitis?

Hard to cure: Vasculitis or arteritis can be associated with many conditions. If collagen vascular, like lupus, medication may control, if giant cell arteritis, such as temporal arteritis, steroids might totally reverse. In most other cases, chronic treatment with medication over years is necessary. Since most of these disorders are autoimmune, success may be on the horizon in some cases. ...Read more

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How to prevent appearance of telangectasia?

How to prevent appearance of telangectasia?

No way.: there are many reasons why people get telangiectasias. One of the most common reasons is called Rosacea. But a more serious problem call Scleroderma may also cause telangiectasias. So, don't even think about "prevention". to control it, there's a new medicine called MIRVASO. Let dermatologist tell you how to do it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is lichen sclerosus related to scleroderma?

Can you tell me is lichen sclerosus related to scleroderma?

Absolutely not: Be sure to treat lichen sclerosis. It can make you miserable and can lead to skin cancer.But it is treatable with very high rate of success. ...Read more

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How difficult is to diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis?

How difficult is to diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis?

Sometimes.: Typically, diagnosis will involve a history and physical by a neurologist, testing of your spinal fluid, and MR imaging of your brain and spinal cord. Sometimes, the results can be inconclusive. ...Read more

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How to prevent psoriasis?

How to prevent psoriasis?

You can't: Psoriasis is an immune mediated disease with a strong genetic susceptibility there is no way to prevent its. If it is going to develop it will. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is granulomatous disease and how to differentiate it with auto-immune disorder.?

Can you tell me what is granulomatous disease and how to differentiate it with auto-immune disorder.?

Granulomatous dz: There are infectious and non-infectious types of granulomatous disease. A non-infectious type would be sarcoidosis. Unfortunately no one knows the cause of sarcoidosis. It could indeed be an autoimmune disease. It does respond to steroids. Autoimmune diseases are those in which the immune system attacks specific areas of one's own body. In many of those diseases, blood work can help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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How does multiple sclerosis cause depression? How and what is to the best way to treat depression in a patient with multiple sclerosis?

How does multiple sclerosis cause depression? How and what is to the best way to treat depression in a patient with multiple sclerosis?

NMS but...: You need to find out whether your physical limitation from the MS vs coexisting depression is the basic issue. It has been noted that regular exercise reduces MS problem (also depression ) as well as lower salt intake, cooler weather, and vitamin D3 supplement. You will need to work with your neurologist and mental health professional to sort this out. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose lupus? What is the difference between multiple sclerosis and lupus? Which disease causes tooth loss?

How do you diagnose lupus?  What is the difference between multiple sclerosis and lupus? Which disease causes tooth loss?

see details: Neither causes loss of teeth unless there is a secondary sjogren's syndrome associated with the lupus. Lupus is diagnosed by specific clinical criteria and confirmed by positive blood tests. There are numerous difference between ms and sle. ...Read more

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What cause linitis plastica? How to prevent?

What cause linitis plastica? How to prevent?

Stomach cancer: The one thing you can do is discover whether you have helicobacter on board and if so, eradicate it. I cannot promise this will work. If someone you love has this, you have my sympathy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how noticable is the salty skin with cystic fibrosis?

Can you tell me how noticable is the salty skin with cystic fibrosis?

Not a reliable sign: Salty taste on kissing is one of the features of cystic fibrosis (CF) due to excess salt loss in sweat of CF patients. The chloride content of sweat is used as a diagnostic test for confirming the diagnosis of cf, but tasting the saltiness of skin is not reliable by itself. If there is a concern about cf, please contact your nearest CF center for an evaluation & sweat test. ...Read more

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What are the chances for fulminant multiple sclerosis to lead to death & how can it be cured?

What are the chances for fulminant multiple sclerosis to lead to death & how can it be cured?

Very low odds: 1. Marburg form of ms is indeed aggressive and can move rapidly, but invariably occurs in children and almost never beyond adolescence. 2. Tumefactive form in adults is also rather rare, and likely occurs in pts who are not in treatment or taking ineffective meds, but can be reversed. 3. If ms diagnosed, use an effective potent medicine to maximally control (not avonex!). ...Read more

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How to cure skin pspriasis?

How to cure skin pspriasis?

Psoriasis treatments: There is no cure for psoriasis, it can only be treated. There are many treatments including: tars (creams and gels) (non-prescription) topical corticosteroid creams vitamin d3 analogues acetretin methotrexate biologics (i.E embrel). Most treatments are prescription only. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more