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I was wondering what is the difference between scabies and sercoptic mange?

I was wondering what is the difference between scabies and sercoptic mange?

Closely related: Canine scabies also known as sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious infestation of sarcoptes scabiei canis, a burrowing mite. These mite can also infest other mammals for example cats, horses, sheep, and pigs. In humans scabies is due to a closely related species which is adapted to humans (sarcoptes scabiei, variety hominis). ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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What is the difference between having bedbugs and ringworm?

What is the difference between having bedbugs and ringworm?

Insect vs fungus: Bedbugs are small blood sucking insects that like to feed at night & may leave multiple inflamed bite wounds on your body where they fed. Ringworm occurs when fungal spores settle in the top layers of skin and eat older top skin layers in an expanding circle.The outer ring of the ringworm is where active growth occurs, while the pale inner skin is healing. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Stephen Johnson diease and and the syndrome I can't find anything about the diease which I was diagnosed with?

What is the difference between Stephen Johnson diease and and the syndrome I can't find anything about the diease which I was diagnosed with?

Erythema Multiforme: Erythema Multiforme (EM minor) is a type of allergic reaction that occurs via a distinct and separate mechanism from immediate hypersensitivity reactions (hives). The rash is longer lasting, and generally does not respond to antihistamines. A more severe version called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (aka EM major) also affects mucous membranes (eyes, mouth, genitals) and requires immediate assessment. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between zoonose and zoonotic?

Please help! what is the difference between zoonose and zoonotic?

"Zoo" means animal: Not sure 'why' you want to know this-but typically in medicine, zoonotic refers to animal related diseases. It is an adjective that describes 'where' and 'how' an infectious disease might affect humans. The other word I think you're typing is 'zoonosis' which is a noun and refers to the actual animal disease that can infect humans. So it's grammatical but the point is we're talking animal diseases ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between eczema and ring worm?

How can I tell the difference between eczema and ring worm?

Sometimes it's hard: Ringworm (see picture), which is a fungal skin infection, is usually round or oval and has raised pink edges with central flattening and scaling. It can enlarge and may or may not itch. Eczema comes in various shapes, including round or oval, but tends to be a solid patch of itchy, dry, raised, rough, red rash. Sometimes a test (skin scraping) is needed to see if fungus is present. ...Read more

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How can I know the difference between lice and dandruff?

How can I know the difference between lice and dandruff?

Nits vs dandruff: Nits are louse eggs. Nits can be white, yellow, tan to gray depending on if the nit has hatched, if it is dead or what stage of development it is in. After hatching the shell may be wrinkled and yellow or white. Nits adhere to hairs, unlike dandruff. ...Read more

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What is the main diff between adderall and lexapro. I was given one when I forgot my meds and it also helped me. Is there a lesser evil between the 2?

What is the main diff between adderall and lexapro. I was given one when I forgot my meds and it also helped me. Is there a lesser evil between the 2?

Different Class: Lexapro is an antidepressant and Adderall is a stimulant. Hard to answer which is less evil. Lexapro probably safer overall, but with some side effects. Adderall being a stimulant has potential more serious side effects, mostly cardiac [heart] due to it's stimulant properties. There is a very narrow of conditons that would warrant Adderall, most take for ADD/ADHD and daytime sleepiness conditions. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between an allergy and a sinus infection?

How do I tell the difference between an allergy and a sinus infection?

Tough to determine: On symptoms alone, but bacterial sinusitis is way overdiagnosed and some studies suggest that antibiotics don't hasten resolution that much anyway. If you've got to know, a sinus ct is as definitive as it gets. ...Read more

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What is the difference between phobias and just being crazy?

What is the difference between phobias and just being crazy?

What's normal?: Crazy is hurting others senselessly. It is not a psychiatric term but a term of prejudice and derision. This is an offensive question in that it demeans the suffering that people who have excessive fears experience. Phobias are conditioned fear responses that are irrational-like pavlovs dogs. They can be one or many. See my book psychiatry in technocolors on amazon.Com. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the pills.And what is the difference between herpes simplex i and ii?

Can you tell me about the pills.And what is the difference between herpes simplex i and ii?

Location: Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (hsv-1 and hsv-2), are two members of the herpesvirus family, herpesviridae, that infect humans. Both hsv-1 (which produces most cold sores) and hsv-2 (which produces most genital herpes) are ubiquitous and contagious. They can be spread when an infected person is producing and shedding the virus. Not sure what pills you are asking about. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between eczema and a normal rash?

How can I tell the difference between eczema and a normal rash?

Unclear: Even for medical experts, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between different types of rashes in general. Sometimes, a skin biopsy needs to be done so that a piece of the skin can be studied under the microscope to determine the exact nature of a rash. See your doctor if you have a specific question regarding a rash. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between dermatillomania and dermatophagia?

I want to know what is the difference between dermatillomania and dermatophagia?

Dermatillomania: Dermatillomania is an impulse control disorder with compulsive skin picking. Dermatophagia is impulse control disorder with compulsive biting of skin. ...Read more

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What are the differences between allergies and a cold? How can I tell which one I have?

What are the differences between allergies and a cold? How can I tell which one I have?

A few differences: It can be tricky, but there are differences. Allergies tend to occur in the spring and fall; colds more often in summer and winter. Itchy eyes goes more for allergies; starting out with a sore throat is more typical of a cold. And allergies are more likely to respond to antihistamines than colds. ...Read more

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What to do if i was just wondering what the difference is between cystitis and a uti?

What to do if i was just wondering what the difference is between cystitis and a uti?

UTI vs cystitis: Uti stands for urinary tract infection. It is a general term for infection of any part of the urinary tract including kidneys, bladder or ureters. Cystitis refers more specifically to infection of the urinary bladder. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between chlamydia and thrush?

I want to know what is the difference between chlamydia and thrush?

Chlamydia and Thrush: Chlamydia is a bacterial infection, usually transmitted by sexual contact and is considered a sexually-tranmitted infection. It is treated with antibiotics. Thrush is a fungal or yeast infection. It is not generally considered a sexually transmitted infection. It can occur when the body is immunocompromised/suppressed or if someone is taking antibiotics . It is treated with anti-fungal agents. ...Read more

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Dear sir what is difference between mebeverine and dicyclomin, which one is the best? Can I use both of them?

Dear sir what is difference between mebeverine and dicyclomin, which one is the best? Can I use both of them?

Dicyclomine: Dicyclomine is fda approved, but the other one isn't. If i were you, i go with what ever is approved first. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between eczema and dermatitis?

I want to know what is the difference between eczema and dermatitis?

Location and charact: The location and characterstic, these two conditions do not have any similarity whatsoever and there is never any confusion in diagnosing either. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between chicken pox and smallpox?

I want to know what is the difference between chicken pox and smallpox?

Different virus: Smallpox has been listed as erradicated by the who as of 1978.Case fatality rate ran about 30% compaired to <.001% with chickenpox. Blisters were often dime sized and seen on the face early before covering the body. Chickenpox blisters are seen early on the neck & behind the ear and seldom bigger than a pea. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for poison oak. I was just exposed what should I do?

What is the best treatment for poison oak. I was just exposed what should I do?

Mgt: Thank you for calling. The itchiness and inflammation may be treated topically initially. I would recommend washing the area with an oatmeal bath powder. Then, apply caladryl lotion three times daily. If this does not help, a topical hydrocortisone lotion may be applied. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000027.htm for more information ...Read more