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Did the "elephant man" have nf1?

Did the "elephant man" have nf1?

Possibly: Joseph merrick was born aug 5, 1862 in england. Severely deformed from birth, he supported himself as a side-show exhibit. He eventually became a permanent resident of the london hospital, where he died in 1890. Although his specific diagnosis may never be known for sure, it is now suspected that he had a combination of nf-1 and proteus syndrome. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/joseph_merrick. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between neurofibromatosis and elephant man's disese?

Unknown: Despite multiple attempts at diagnosis, there is no sure diagnosis of the disease joseph merrick suffered from. It was thought for many years he had nf, though he may have had proteus disease. There are numerous conditions that can cause extreme deformities that look similar. ...Read more

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I have an incurable disease it look like the elephant man disease severe skin condition.

I have an incurable disease
it look like the elephant man disease 
severe skin condition.

How can we help you?: I am sorry to hear this. If you have a specific question you would like answered - please resubmit. Thanks ...Read more

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How poisonous are elephant ear plants?

How poisonous are elephant ear plants?

Poisonous: Elephant eat plants contain high concentrations of oxalic acid. Eating the leaves and stems causes irritation and severe burning in the mouth, lips and gastrointestinal tract. The mouth, tongue, throat and esophagus will begin to swell, which can cut off the victim's airway. Vomiting, nausea and diarrhea can occur too. Emergency care is needed if pets or people eat this plant. ...Read more

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I feel like an elephant is sitting on my chest what could be wrong and should I be concerned? Please amswer asap

I feel like an elephant is sitting on my chest what could be wrong and should I be concerned? Please amswer asap

Chest pressure: Heavy chest pressure is like an elephant sitting on chest. Usually it is related to heart. Yes, you should be concern and see your doctor for good history, physical exam ; diagnostic work up specially chest xr, ekg ; 2d echo of heart for congenital defects.You are 18. Pls. Stay away from smoking, drinking, drug use, excessive caffeine use. Thanks. ...Read more

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Heavy deep pain in chest & back feels like elephant is sitting on my chest, what could it be?

Heavy deep pain in chest & back feels like elephant is sitting on my chest, what could it be?

Chest pain: You need to consult your physician immediately to rule out cardiac causes of pain. Heart pain could present like that. There are other situations that could mimic the pain you have. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Swelling on the foot that looks like an elephant foot. What causes it?

Swelling on the foot that looks like an elephant foot. What causes it?

Lymphedema: Is what this sounds like. Infection, injury or inflammatory arthritis can also cause this. See podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the extreme symptoms of alcoholism? Dts? Pink elephants?

What are the extreme symptoms of alcoholism? Dts? Pink elephants?

See below: Dts are the most extreme which includes agitation, disorientation high blood pressure and fast pulse. Hallucinations may accompany it but are not part of it. It carries a risk of death. ...Read more

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I am 23weeks + 4days pregnant and feel shocking. Feel like I have a elephant sat on my chest ?

I am 23weeks + 4days pregnant and feel shocking. Feel like I have a elephant sat on my chest ?

Go to ER/A&E: I think you meant to say you feel "choking," not "shocking." If you feel short of breath and hate having chest pressure, especially if it started suddenly, you need to see a doctor immediately. While it is possible that it could be something simple (many possibilities), shortness of breath should always be taken very seriously, especially in pregnancy. If this is what you meant, see a Dr now. ...Read more

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I am 60 years old and my skin is starting to look like the saggy baggy elephant'. Anything I can do? Supplements?

I am 60 years old and my skin is starting to look like the saggy baggy elephant'.  Anything I can do?  Supplements?

Start with skin care: There are a great deal of non-effective treatments in the marketplace. The most effective combination for aging skin is daily use of a zinc oxide based sunscreen, an anti-oxidant and a retinoid. You should seek the help of an aesthetician to get started on this regimen. It will take 3-6 months of daily use to see an improvement. ...Read more

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Son bit an elephant ear leaf.What can I give him to reduce irritation?

Son bit an elephant ear leaf.What can I give him to reduce irritation?

You can wipe the : Mouth with a cold, wet cloth.Wash off any plant sap on the skin & n the eyes.Symptoms include diarrhea , nausea, redness, pain , burning of the eyes, severe burning in the mouth & throat, swelling of the tongue, mouth& eyes & vomiting.Do notmake a person throw up unless told by poison control or health care professional. In rare cases. Oxalate plant may cause swelling severe enuf to block airways. ...Read more

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Feels like elephant on chest and it's like breathing in a desert aching and dry?

Feels like elephant on chest and it's like breathing in a desert aching and dry?

When to Call 911: You are having a panic attack. But, given your symptoms you need to get to an er to make sure you are not having a heart attack. ...Read more

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My fathers feet is swollen look like elephant feet and peeling real bad what could it be?

My fathers feet is swollen look like elephant feet and peeling real bad what could it be?

Peeling : Often comes with swelling ...He may have venous insufficiency, lymph edema, there is a condition called elephantiasis though this is less likely. The concern would be to make sure no issue with his heart, so if the symptoms are new make sure his internist or cardiologist is aware. ...Read more

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My brother has swollen legs look like elephant's probably got from sea rocks slipping, what to do?

My brother has swollen legs look like elephant's probably got from sea rocks slipping, what to do?

He needs immediate: Medical attention. There is a strong likelihood that the massive swelling is from infections. Walking on slippery rocks in ; around the ocean can lead to many nicks ; cuts. Sea organisms can cause terrible infections. He needs medical attention. ...Read more

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I have COPD for the last few days i feel like I have 5 elephants on my chest making it very hard to breathe, however my oxygen is at 93 to 97?

I have COPD for the last few days i feel like I have 5 elephants on my chest making it very hard to breathe, however my oxygen is at 93 to 97?

Smoker?: COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease manifested by bronchitis and emphysema. You may have an acute bronchi tic infection see a pulmonologists for treatment and if you smoke stop!? ...Read more

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What would cause a person to have a fever almost daily for a year and one leg that swells like an elephants w fluid found behind muscles of this 39 f?

What would cause a person to have a fever almost daily for a year and one leg that swells like an elephants w fluid found behind muscles of this 39 f?

Fever & leg swelling: Of course, it is not absolutely certain that the 2 problems are related, but assuming they are, i would be suspicious of the possibility of venous insufficiency in the leg, a clot in the leg, a rarer condition called lymphedema (where the lymph vessels are blocked). These can give risk to a chronic indolent infection which might cause fever. Fever for a year is so unusual that it will need eval. ...Read more

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Feel like an elephant sitting on my chest + sometimes palpitations when I stand up for a few minutes, plus both lower legs/feed hurt a lot. Why?

Feel like an elephant sitting on my chest + sometimes palpitations when I stand up for a few minutes, plus both lower legs/feed hurt a lot. Why?

Symptoms: Many possibilities for your symptoms, without performing a history/physical and possible testing can't tell you a likely why ...Read more