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How To Prevent Circumscribed Scleroderma
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
Not enough info: What kind of lesions do you mean? There are numerous possible causes. ...Read more
Is there a way to reverse diverticulitis? Diet? Lifestyle? What causes it? How to prevent worsening? How to prevent future Colitis?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How to avoid skin diseases ?
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What are the nutrients to be used to prevent skin diseases.
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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you diagnose lupus? What is the difference between multiple sclerosis and lupus? Which disease causes tooth loss?
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
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
What are ways to treat hidradentitis supparativa, as far as getting skin treatment to remove scarring?
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
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