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Doctor insights on: Inflammatory Conditions

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Dr. Bettina Herbert
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Inflammatory Conditions (Overview)

Inflammatory conditions are ones and which certain factors in the body produced redness, swelling, and in some cases fever. Certain conditions such as psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis may lead to long-term damage. If you are concerned about an inflammatory condition, I recommend being seen by a rheumatologist. I'm happy to do a consult if needed.


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Do lots of people get inflammatory conditions, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get inflammatory conditions, or is it unusual?

Webster's definition: Webster's dictionary defines "inflammation" as a local response to cellular injury marked by capillary dilation, white blood cell infiltration, redness, and heat. It is a mechanism initiated to eliminate noxious agents (infection, toxins, foreign substances) and the repair of damaged tissue. Any organ can be involved. While all are treatable, it can be acute, self-limited, relapsing, chronic. ...Read more

Dr. Bettina Herbert
128 doctors shared insights

Inflammatory Conditions (Overview)

Inflammatory conditions are ones and which certain factors in the body produced redness, swelling, and in some cases fever. Certain conditions such as psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis may lead to long-term damage. If you are concerned about an inflammatory condition, I recommend being seen by a rheumatologist. I'm happy to do a consult if needed.


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Do symptoms like inflammatory conditions go away quickly?

Do symptoms like inflammatory conditions go away quickly?

If treated: Depends on the area and reason for onset. Aleve/motrin may help but with treatment, it can be dealt with quickly. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask your doctor for further STD testing
Once
Ask your partner to get tested for STDs
Once
Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
Once
Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
Once
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Are there any correlation between chronic skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Are there any correlation between chronic skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Yes: The best known example is squamous cell carcinoma. These sometimes arise from non-healing wounds that are continually traumatized. Sometimes regenerating tissue works "overtime" and genetic errors creep in which accumulate and result in cancer formation. ...Read more

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What are the most inflammatory conditions?

What are the most inflammatory conditions?

Depends on a lot: The greater the extent of underlying debility and of body/organ involvement, the more likely that inflammatory condition will take its toll on the sufferer. Generalized arthropathies, widespread and active crohn's disease, extensive skin eruptions are troubling examples but may be less immediately life-threatening than localized inflammation of a critical organ like the brain, heart, etc. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like inflammatory conditions go away quickly?

If treated: Depends on the area and reason for onset. Aleve/motrin may help but with treatment, it can be dealt with quickly. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting inflammatory conditions?

Depends - many thing: There are a variety of inflammatory conditions. Some are genetically determined, some depend on environmental exposures, some depend on your metabolism, some depend on your co-morbid medical conditions, some depend on your medications, some depend on your infectious exposures, etc as you can see there is not one simple answer to your question. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get inflammatory conditions, or is it unusual?

Webster's definition: Webster's dictionary defines "inflammation" as a local response to cellular injury marked by capillary dilation, white blood cell infiltration, redness, and heat. It is a mechanism initiated to eliminate noxious agents (infection, toxins, foreign substances) and the repair of damaged tissue. Any organ can be involved. While all are treatable, it can be acute, self-limited, relapsing, chronic. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Inflammatory conditions?

Inflammation: Inflammatory conditions are ones and which certain factors in the body produced redness, swelling, and in some cases fever. Certain conditions such as psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis may lead to long-term damage. If you are concerned about an inflammatory condition, I recommend being seen by a rheumatologist. I'm happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to use pentoxifylline for inflammatory conditions?

It has no value: This is a drug used to treat peripheral artery disease. It has been used in other disorders as well but is not effective for inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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What are most prevalent vessel inflammatory conditions?

What are most prevalent vessel inflammatory conditions?

The most common.: Either giant cell arteritis or vasculitis associated the sle. Many, many other conditions can cause vasculitis including post-viral illness, bacterial illness, and perhaps a 100 more autoimmune conditions. The two mentioned first are the most common. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ gastritis and blepharitis right around the same time. Can gastritis lead to other inflammatory conditions in the body like blepharitis?

Diagnosed w/ gastritis and blepharitis right around the same time. Can gastritis lead to other inflammatory conditions in the body like blepharitis?

No: That would be highly unlikely. Blepharitis is a chronic condition that you have probably had for many years without even realizing it. I suspect the timing of the diagnosis was purely coincidental. ...Read more

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Any relation between chronic skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Any relation between chronic skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Can increase risk: Chronic inflammatory skin conditions such as those from autoimmune conditions tend to increase the risk of non melanoma skin cancers. Particularly squamous cell carcinoma. This risk is usually due to changes in the immune system together with immunosuppression from drugs being used to treat the disease. Also, patients who have had lots of phototherapies are at an increased risk. ...Read more

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Are there any relation between skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Are there any relation between skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Inflammation/Cancer: For investigative cutaneous biologists a link between inflammation and skin cancer is a topic frequently discussed when multi-stage chemical carcinogenesis and photocarcinogenesis models are presented. Indeed, the inflammatory process includes the release of cytokines, growth factors, chemotactic polypeptides, and prostaglandins, which have become favorite targets for prevention of chemical induce. ...Read more

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Are there any correlation between chronic skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Yes: The best known example is squamous cell carcinoma. These sometimes arise from non-healing wounds that are continually traumatized. Sometimes regenerating tissue works "overtime" and genetic errors creep in which accumulate and result in cancer formation. ...Read more

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My rosacea seems to be an inflammation problem, because only antibiotics control symptoms. Could there be other underlying inflammatory conditions?

My rosacea seems to be an inflammation problem, because only antibiotics control symptoms. Could there be other underlying inflammatory conditions?

Yes. See your doctor: Absolutely. Rosacea is associated with many other illnesses, such as multiple sclerosis and autoimmune diseases like lupus or autoimmune hepatitis. If you are worried about this, please see your family doctor.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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What inflammatory conditions (besides fibromyalgia) that cause wide spread pain are not detectable or can be easily missed in blood work?

What inflammatory conditions (besides fibromyalgia) that cause wide spread pain are not detectable or can be easily missed in blood work?

Pain: Like fibromyalgia, some painful conditions are based on clinical evaluations and the absence of other findings. This includes CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome), chronic fatigue, etc. As a rheumatologist we treat all of these conditions. I would happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more

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Can cold weather affect or worsen vascular symptoms or diseases, if so what conditions (fibromuscular dysplasia or inflammatory conditions?)

Can cold weather affect or worsen vascular symptoms or diseases, if so what conditions (fibromuscular dysplasia or inflammatory conditions?)

Some: Raynaud's
disease or phenomenon
cold agglutinins
and many arthritic complaints are worse in the cold damp capillary constriction is natural, with cold and can impact collateral flow. ...Read more

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Any relationship between bloating and bowel inflammatory conditions and colon cancer?

Any relationship between bloating and bowel inflammatory conditions and colon cancer?

Colitis & cancer: Inflammatory bowel disease, especially ulcerative colitis increases the risk of colon cancer substantially in that regular colonoscopic screening is recommended. Bloating probably has no relation to colon cancer. ...Read more

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I have an autoimmune inflammatory condition, my brother has cmt. Is it unusual to see two uncommon diseases in full siblings or could they be related?

I have an autoimmune inflammatory condition, my brother has cmt. Is it unusual to see two uncommon diseases in full siblings or could they be related?

Unusual, yes.: Cmt, charcot-marie-tooth disease is an inherited disease causing peripheral neuropathy. The affected gene is on chromosome 17. The only identified immune genes on 17 code for cell surface proteins involved in intrinsic immunity. There might be a link if you have an autoinflammatory disorder. Consider discussing with a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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I was wondering is butter an inflammatory food?

I was wondering is butter an inflammatory food?

Mixed bag: Some elements of butter can be anti-inflammatory. Most of what's referred to healthy wise in butter are that it contains butyric acid which appears to have anti-inflammatory properties along with, but to a lesser extent, conjugated linoleic acids. But be careful what you wish for, too much of anything can damaging, particularly as butter is so calorically dense. ...Read more

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Are there natural anti-inflammatory medications I can use to treat my colitis?

Are there natural anti-inflammatory medications I can use to treat my colitis?

Meramucil: I am a big fan of metamucil for irritable bowel syndrome and colitis. Try it once a day to start and work up to twice a day ...Read more

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I have inflammatory and extreme pain intermittently on the left side of my head?

I have inflammatory and extreme pain intermittently on the left side of my head?

Left Side Head Pain: Where in the left side of your head are you noticing these intermittent symptoms? Do you take blood pressure medicines? Any family history of stroke or other brain disorders? Any involvement with your vision? Dizziness? Vertigo? Could be dealing with migraines vs occipital neuralgia (greater & lesser nerves run from base of skull near ear to the top of the head. Pair on both sides of the head.) ...Read more

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Have post inflammatory pigmentation from psoriasis. Concerned it won't clear? What do I do?

Have post inflammatory pigmentation from psoriasis. Concerned it won't clear? What do I do?

Some help!: Much of pigmentation problems is not do directly to psoriasis, but scratching lesions and getting secondary low grade infections. This is self-excorriation, and may occur during sleep. A compbiantion h1 and h2 blocker can help with itching. If due to severe psoriasis or secondary infection, skin "lighteners" can help. Laser therapy is also an expensive option! Improvement will occur with time! ...Read more