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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Yes: There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus. ...Read more

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Are autoimmune disorders with rash and episcleritis common?

Are autoimmune disorders with rash and episcleritis common?

Not really: Autoimmune disease are uncommon in the general population. However diseases such as systemic lupus can have both rash and episcleritis. ...Read more

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How are infectious diseases, degenerative diseases and diseases caused by the environment different?

How are infectious diseases, degenerative diseases and diseases caused by the environment different?

Disease definitions: Disease is 'being out of balance' -- 'dis' which means 'negative' and 'ease'.. Infectious diseases generally relate to illnesses caused by germs. Degenerative diseases are more 'chronic' in nature, as things wear out- whether from too much inflammation, old age or some kind of damage. Environmental diseases arise from exposures - like mold in the work place. There are docs that specialize in these ...Read more

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Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?

Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?

Topical steroids : Topical corticosteriods can thin skin if you are using these to treat rashes. Autoimmune diseases do not typically cause wrinkles. However; severe stress from any chronic severe disease can age a person. ...Read more

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Does Lyme cause skin disorders?

Does Lyme cause skin disorders?

Yes: Lyme disease can cause a red target like rash. This will need further confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is autoimmune hepatitis connective tissue disorder?

Is autoimmune hepatitis connective tissue disorder?

No: Autoimmune hepatitis is an inflammatory condition that effects the liver cells. Antibodies from a patient's own immune system attack the cells of the liver. ...Read more

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Connective tissue disorders--are they genetic or autoimmune?

Likley: A combination of both in which genetics predispose you but a trigger or exposure which your body encounters turns on the autoantibodies. ...Read more

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Are allergies a autoimmune disorder?

Allergies: Allergy is a form of an immune disorder. It is not an autoimmune disorder. . It is a form of hypersensitivity to common harmless allergens. It is mediated by ige which upon exposure to allergen activates basophils and mast cells to release inflammatory mediators such as histamine, leucotrienes and certain interleukins . These produce allergy symptoms .Commomn allergies are hives, hay fever asthm. ...Read more

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Are there skin diseases caused by bacteria?

Are there skin diseases caused by bacteria?

Bacteria: Some skin diseases are totally caused by bacteria, such as an infection of the skin (impetigo or cellulitis). Some diseases have several contributing causes and bacteria can be one of these contributing causes (acne). ...Read more

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Can parasitic schistosoma treat immune and blood disorders?

Can parasitic schistosoma treat immune and blood disorders?

No, : There is no any scientific evidence leading to or supporting such a hypothesis. ...Read more

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Is lupus infectious or contagious? 

Is lupus infectious or contagious? 

Neither: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease in other words your immune cells are causing inflammation in your your tissues and organs. It is not contagious but does occur in families related to genes but you do not catch it from another individual like you would a cold or influenza. ...Read more

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Name some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

Name some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

Combination: Combination of signs of a several connective tissue diseases associated with hand swelling and often specific antibodies. ...Read more

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What are some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

What are some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

LESS FUNCTION: I'll divide disabilites into 2 categories: joint related and unrelated. Related: less function: depends on hte joints involved. If hands and wrists are arthritic, difficulty with gripping, holding a pen, opening jars. If the knees are involved you may have difficulty getting outa chair and climbing stairs. Joint unrelated: fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances. ...Read more

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What types of sexually transmitted diseases or skin diseases can be acquired through body to body massage?

What types of sexually transmitted diseases or skin diseases can be acquired through body to body massage?

MRSA chlamydia: Mrsa, impetigo, tinea, or chlamydia (if sexual secretions were involved) are easily transferred in body to body contact. ...Read more

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Does Lyme cause skin disorders?

Yes: Lyme disease can cause a red target like rash. This will need further confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs bites cause skin disorders?

Can bed bugs bites cause skin disorders?

Bed bugs: Bedbugs can cause itching which leads to scratching which leads to macerated skin and impetigo infections. ...Read more

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What's the actual science behind acupuncture and how it is effective for skin disorders and other medical conditions?

Block obstructions.: A number of chemicals/neurotransmitters can be impacted by acupuncture: serotonin, norepinephrine, substance p, gaba, dopamine, b- endorphin, acth, dynorphins, leucine - enkephalin & methionine-enkephalin. Acupuncture blocks obstructions in blood flow, lymphatic drainage, nerve conduction and chi. Different forms of acupuncture have different impacts. Major meridian energy work can help skin. ...Read more

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Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Not any more, mostly: Puva stands for "psoralen plus ultraviolet-a" - you take a drug called psoralen, which sensitizes your skin to long-wave uv light, then you go in a uv light box. It was used to treat psoriasis and other skin diseases, but in recent years it has largely been replaced by narrow-band uvb light treatment, which works better and avoids the risks of psoralen, such as sunburn and cataracts. ...Read more

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Can eczema or any other skin disorders cause finger clubbing?

Can eczema or any other skin disorders cause finger clubbing?

Finger Clubbing: Yes. Finger clubbing can result from palmar eczema and some dyes hydronic skin conditions. You should consult a dermatologist for a thorough evaluation and embark on a recommended tratment plan. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar really work for skin disorders?

Skin: There are typically better prescription and sometimes over the counter treatments available for a wide range of skin conditions . See a dermatologist for diagnosing the skin condition and recommending a good treatment plan. ...Read more

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Are there any doctors that specialize in rare skin disorders as well as chronic mononucleosis?

Yes/doesn't happen: There are a dwindling number of dermatologists who still like working with rare skin diseases rather than the lucrative cosmetic issues. A local primary care source should be able to refer you. The CDC review of "chronic mono" declared it a myth more than a decade ago. ...Read more

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Do body sprays (fragranced ones) harm the skin? Also, does the intimate spray for private areas (women) harm te area & cause skin disorders? Safe? No?

Do body sprays (fragranced ones) harm the skin? Also, does the intimate spray for private areas (women) harm te area & cause skin disorders? Safe? No?

Essential oils: should never be placed undiluted directly on skin. You may have sensitivities/ allergies to ingredients in the various sprays that you use. That could cause a contact dermatitis or have other effects. ...Read more

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3 month history of pruitis around eyebows, ears (pina, tragus). Dry and sometimes flaky eyebrows. No prior history of skin disorders, dermatitis, eczema etc?

3 month history of pruitis around eyebows, ears (pina, tragus).  Dry and sometimes flaky eyebrows. No prior history of skin disorders, dermatitis, eczema etc?

Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis can occur on different body areas. Usually it forms where the skin is oily or greasy. Common areas include the scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, creases of the nose, lips, behind the ears, in the outer ear, and middle of the chest. ...Read more

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16y/o female, partial loss of nail cuticle.No pain, no itch, no history of skin disorders.Very mild contact dermatitis at palm.No history of trauma.Onychomycosis?

16y/o female, partial loss of nail cuticle.No pain, no itch, no history of skin disorders.Very mild contact dermatitis at palm.No history of trauma.Onychomycosis?

Many causes: The most likely cause is from too much contact with water onychomycosis usually causes thickening and flaking of the nails but not loss of the cuticle. Of course. Persistent allergic contact allergy can cause thinning as well with time. If none of the above applies to you, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will herbal supplements lower the effectiveness of birth control? I am on this herbal supplement called bell product #60 for skin disorders for my acne and I am starting birth control this weekend. Just wondering if i can continue taking the herbal supple

Many : Many of the studies looking at herb-drug interactions are preliminary if available at all. I could not find any information about whether the herbs found in your supplement will effect the efficacy of your birth control. You should give your doctor a call to discuss your concerns. The safest thing to do would be to stop using the supplement. Good news, though. Birth control pills are often a very effective treatment for acne - so your skin may improve on the birth control pills even without the supplement. If after taking the birth control pills for a few months, you are still not satisfied with your skin, talk to your doctor about prescription acne treatments. These have been studied rigorously and their safety profiles and interaction profiles are well known. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago i broke out on my face with red, dry patches of skin. Mainly under nose and around my mouth. What is it? 49 female. Hardly ever had acne and no history of skin disorders. It started out like a rash with pimples. The bumps are gone but the

3 weeks ago i broke out on my face with red, dry patches of skin.  Mainly under nose and around my mouth. What is it? 49 female.  Hardly ever had acne and no history of skin disorders.  It started out like a rash with pimples.  The bumps are gone but the

See your doctor: Contact dermatitis presents the way you described and can be a result of your skin being sensitized to a cream, soap, preservative, pillow fabric etc. There are other potential diagnoses which will require an exam by a dermatologist to rule out other inflammatory skin conditions which can be treated with the right medication. ...Read more

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Does this happen a lot after lap. Surgeries?#nqlu i kept going back to the doctor's office after the lap. Gallbladder removal surgery with hives, cough, diahrea, mild infections(sinus, skin), and feeling fogged in.I even went to an infectious disease doct

Does this happen a lot after lap. Surgeries?#nqlu i kept going back to the doctor's office after the lap. Gallbladder removal surgery with hives, cough, diahrea, mild infections(sinus, skin), and feeling fogged in.I even went to an infectious disease doct

Strongyloides: You need to see an infectious diseases expert and be fully evaluated. Some of these symptoms may be related to reactions to medications you may have received in conjunction with the surgery. Many may be related to strongyloidiasis, an uncommon but easily diagnosed and treated illness which can affect the gallbladder and be spread to elsewhere from there. Go back and talk to that id doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone infected with HSV either type 1 or type 2 donate blood yearly? Is it contagious other than being it a skin disease? Can HSV be lethal?Thnx

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Can someone infected with HSV either type 1 or type 2 donate blood yearly? Is it contagious other than being it a skin disease? Can HSV be lethal?Thnx

Yes: Hsv infection is not a contraindication to blood donation; most of the population has hsv 1, so that would be very problematic. The vast majority of the time it is a skin disease, but in the elderly, already sick , or immunosuppressed, it can become invasive and cause things like meningitis or hepatitis, or diffuse disseminated disease - this can be lethal. ...Read more