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What are the issues involving fox-fordyce disease?

What are the issues involving fox-fordyce disease?

Irritation, swelling: It is a chronic blockage of sweat glands. It is not lifethreatening condition and typically will not affect a limb, although armpits are frequently affected.Sometimes patients need a surgical excision of affected sweat glands. Women with this disorder frequently have a relief when start taking birth control pills. ...Read more

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Grandma watches fox news all day and gets worried. She already had a stroke. Should she change channels?

Grandma watches fox news all day and gets worried. She already had a stroke. Should she change channels?

Worrines & STROKE: Stroke is caused by plaques of cholesterol or uncontrolled hypertenssion. Anxiety may elevate the blood pressure. Help her encouraging to watch news only one hour a day. Suggest to her to participate c more positive activities like tai chi or otherr exercises like daily walking, involve her in religius meetings (prayer groups or groups helping others. She might need medicines for anxiety if sever. ...Read more

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How can I treat fox Fordyce disease?

How can I treat fox Fordyce disease?

Fox Fordyce disease: “There is no cure for Fox-Fordyce disease. Medical treatments that have been used with varying degrees of success include: Topical retinoids, Topical steroids, Oral antibiotics, Clindamycin solution” (http://www.dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/fox-fordyce.html) Ultraviolet radiation can also be used. ...Read more

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Could a five panel drug test test fox oxycontin?

Could a five panel drug test test fox oxycontin?

This site is: meant to provide information that is helpful medically and not as a means to obtain information that will be used otherwise which is what I think you are after. There are many "five panel" drug tests and you will simply have to take your chances. ...Read more

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Is fox-fordyce disease dangerous? Any answer appreciated.

Is fox-fordyce disease dangerous? Any answer appreciated.

Cumbersome: Fox-Fordyce disease is an infrequently occurring chronic pruritic papular eruption that localizes to areas where apocrine glands are found, in other words, it is cumbersome, but not life-threatening. In women, going on birth control pills seems to be worth a try. ...Read more

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How to cope with fox Fordyce disease and does it ever go away?

How to cope with fox Fordyce disease and does it ever go away?

Tough question: The disease was described by Drs. Fox and Fordyce in the early 19hundreds. It is a very rare disease and is most common in women aged 13-35 years; it is rare before or after this age. Birth control pills seem to help best. ...Read more

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My cat brought a bat into my home two weeks ago. She likes to hunt.. We live in the middle of nowhere on the river.. With racoons skunks bats fox..?

My cat brought  a bat into my home two weeks ago. She likes to hunt.. We live in the middle of nowhere on the river.. With racoons skunks bats fox..?

Was cat immunized?: Two questions: was your cat immunized against rabies? Was the bat alive? There is the possibility of rabies transmission to your cat if not immunized and then a risk to you. If you have the bat, it can be tested for rabies. ...Read more

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Hi, is it possible for a dog to store virus of rabies in its mouth for hours? Example: dog bit a fox which had rabies, after 2 hours he bite me. Thx

Hi, is it possible for a dog to store virus of rabies in its  mouth for hours? Example: dog bit a fox which had rabies, after 2 hours he bite me. Thx

Rabies vaccine: You need to see a doctor or go to your health department asap and get vaccinated against rabies. The dog should be quarantined and watched carefully and if any symptoms develop it may need to be sacrificed and examined for presence of the rabies virus. This is a life-threatening disease. Please go immediately and get managed now. ...Read more

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I was born with VSD, but I don't have any heart problems anymore. I do have asthma and I'm allergic to alot of things (not food). Could all of these things be related? I'm currently usng a fox air inhaler and allerway pills. I have used texa, allergex, an

I was born with VSD, but I don't have any heart problems anymore. I do have asthma and I'm allergic to alot of things (not food). Could all of these things be related? I'm currently usng a fox air inhaler and allerway pills. I have used texa, allergex, an

Asthma plan: Small VSDs usually will close spontaneously by age 6 years. Allergies are triggers for asthma, and if there is a family history of asthma/allergies, this will contribute to the development of asthma. A virtual appt is available online for follow up care: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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