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How can I get help if I suffer from neurotic excoriations?

How can I get help if I suffer from neurotic excoriations?

See your doctor: These are skin lesions caused by excessive picking or scratching, and it shares some commonalities with ocd. You might start with your family physician, who would want to make sure there's no infection or other illness present. S/he might suggest an ssri to help with this. Low dose Doxepin can help with any itching too. Referral to therapist and/or psychiatrist for more ongoing work on this. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Skin Rash From Scratching (Definition)

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Can someone be hospitalized if they suffer from "neurotic excoriations"?

Can someone be hospitalized if they suffer from "neurotic excoriations"?

Unlikely: From a psychiatric standpoint patients are typically only hospitalized if they represent an acute risk to themselves or others and can not be managed in a less restrictive environment. It is unlikely that a patient with neurotic excoriations would meet such criteria. In fact, while many patients with this condition would benefit from seeing a psychiatrist, most refuse. ...Read more

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Excoriated acne, mild acne with scars, how should I treat it?

Excoriated acne, mild acne with scars, how should I treat it?

Acne and Scarring: It depends on what type of acne you have. There are different types of acne. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. Often, more than one type of treatment is needed depending on your skin. Treatment for the scars varies as well. ...Read more

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How common is dupuytren's contracture in the u.S.? Is there a lot of very mild cases that people don't know about?

How common is dupuytren's contracture in the u.S.? Is there a lot of very mild cases that people don't know about?

3-6% incidence: Dupuytren's contracture affects 3-6% of the population of the United States. Cases vary btw very mild disease with nodules only, to severe cases with bilateral hand contractures, recurrence and involvement of the feet and/or penis. The disease is more common in people with northern european ancestry and has a strong family inheritance pattern. ...Read more

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Had another u/s gallbladder polyp went down from6.5 mm to 4 mm is that good and had borderline mild fatty liver lost 25 lbs but still there why?

Had another u/s gallbladder polyp went down from6.5 mm to 4 mm is that good and had borderline mild fatty liver lost 25 lbs but still there why?

Monitor: Polyp that size is very unlikely to be a cancer. 1 cm or greater generally point of concern. Can monitor with sonograms over time at this point. Additional tests like ct or MRI not warranted at this time. Borderline fatty liver is improvement for you. Meds or alcohol, high fat or high carb (simple sugars) can add to it. ...Read more

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Is mild cardiomagly reversible?

Is mild cardiomagly reversible?

That depends: On the cause of the Dilated Heart. Depending on the cause of the heart enlargement, there may be treatments which can improve the heart function and subsequently reduce chamber enlargement. ...Read more

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What is mild lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate ?

What is mild lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate ?

Infiltrates: Lympho plasmatcytic infiltrates are infiltrates of lymph and plasma cells which can be seen on tissue biopsies. The infiltrates can be malignant or benign. ...Read more