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Describe the features of autoimmune conditions.?

Describe the features of autoimmune conditions.?

Rogue warrior: Your immune system is supposed to fight infection and leave your body alone. For various reasons, sometimes, your immune system runs amok and damages healthy organs/tissues. Just about every part of the body can be harmed by auto-immune disease. Some auto-immune diseases are dangerous and must be treated with strong drugs to reduce immune function (which can lead to infection =( ). ...Read more

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Skin Diseases (Definition)

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Can the different types of HPV cause other skin symptoms besides warts, such as dermatitis?

Can the different types of HPV cause other skin symptoms besides warts, such as dermatitis?

Here are some ...: Any life event always displays itself at a certain spot on its course or pattern of full spectrum to reflect the host's coping ability; likewise, HPV infection does by showing no symptoms at all to full-blown cauliflower-like lesion, but not with "dermatitis" except catching superimposed skin infection by yeasts - candida, or bacteria - staph or strept, but rarely. ...Read more

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What are some signs of risks in skin health?

What are some signs of risks in skin health?

Skin health: Hello ! I can think of one only ~ sun damage. Always wear a UV blocker when exposed to the sun if you want healthy skin. thanks ...Read more

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What are some precipitating factors of fungal skin infections?

What are some precipitating factors of fungal skin infections?

Diabetes, sweating: Diabetics would be more susceptible to fungal infections as well as people on long term steroids and immunosuppressive drugs. High s hook and college wrestlers can easily catch fungus because of close personal contact. Sweating on the feet can create a good environment for fungus to develop. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of skin discoloration in the chest?

What are some possible causes of skin discoloration in the chest?

Fungus or Vitiligo: There are various causes of pigment disturbance of the chest. Tinea verisicolor may cause pink, brown, or white plaques. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease in which the skin turns white due to a loss of pigment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of skin tags?

What are the causes of skin tags?

Friction: Most often skin tags appear in areas where skin rubs together or clothing and necklaces rub. You see them in skin folds around under arms, upper thighs, and neck. They can appear in other areas as well. They are simple to remove if bothersome. If you have numerous tags there may be a genetic component as well. ...Read more

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What are the secondary conditions of diabetes?

What are the secondary conditions of diabetes?

Diabetes: If not properly treated there are many complications from diabetes. I would recommend that you see a diabetes educator who, over time, will guide you through the problems you are having with diabetes. If you don't do that you increase your risk of side effects - heart disease, nerve damage, eye damage, to name just a few. Good work on your part can lessen the likelihood of complications. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of skin aging?

What are the main causes of skin aging?

UV Exposure: Remember that now the "sun" comes in many forms... During outside activities, through your car window, and self inflicted with tanning beds. Avoid exposure and apply spf with moisturizer when you cannot. Also, remember there are skin aging effects that occur with hormonal deficiencies, so talk with your doctor about keeping your hormones at healthy levels and skin well nourished. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Skin rash?

What are the risk factors for Skin rash?

Risks: Rashes may be caused by many things such as: allergic reaction, fungal/bacterial/ viral/ parasitic illnesses, changes in pH. etc. ...Read more

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How many specific conditions of colitis exist?

How many specific conditions of colitis exist?

Many: Colitis means inflammation of the colon. This inflammation can be caused by infection, medications, autoimmune phenomena, radiation or poor blood supply. Signs and sxs of colitis include bleeding, diarrhea, abdominal pain, but one may have colitis and no symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some of the environmental causes for vitiligo?

What are some of the environmental causes for vitiligo?

Vitiligo: The exact cause of vitiligo is unknown. However, genetic and autoimmune factors are likely to be involved. Some patients have no family history of vitiligo or autoimmune disease but still develop the disease. Possible extrinsic factors include stress and certain industrial chemicals. I am not sure which chemicals specifically may be responsible. Cytomegalovirus may also play a role. ...Read more

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What possible causes of skin tags are there?

Repeated trauma: The cause of skin tags is not entirely clear and some have a genetic predisposition. They are usually found in skin folds (neck, axilla, groin) and likely have something to do with repetitive trauma in these areas. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of systemic health conditions?

What are the symptoms of systemic health conditions?

Need more info: Depends on the system with the disease. Respiratory / cardiac / vascular / musculo-skeletal / immune / neurologic / endocrinologic / etc.? Need more specific question as to which systemic condition. ...Read more

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Freckling under armpit.No other symptom of nf1.What could be the possible causes for freckling?

Freckling under armpit.No other symptom of nf1.What could be the possible causes for freckling?

May be related: Most people have very mild expressions of nf1. Arm pit freckling is one manifestation and may be isolated without developing any other manifestations. Freckling or small spots associated with nf occur on parts of the skin that are not exposed to sunlight people who have chronically exposed armpits to sun and sunburn may have freckling. ...Read more

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Can a severe skin dryness in some places indicate some sort of genetic condition?

Possibly: Dear abosabry8, severe dryness or rough skin in a specific area of the body can be a sign of rare genetic skin diseases. However, these diseases are rare, and most people simply have dry skin. You should try to moisturize the affected area well, and you can try to apply over-the-counter Lactic Acid to remove scales. You can always seek the advice of your local dermatologists. ...Read more

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What are the various medical causes for vertical striations untop of fingernails?

What are the various medical causes for vertical striations untop of fingernails?

Thinning : Usually just associated with thinning nails and not necessarily systemic disease. ...Read more

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