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Neglect Of Personal Appearance (Overview)

Neglect of personal appearance is a clinical finding suggesting a medical or psychiatric condition in which the individual is unable to care or indifferent to caring for himself.


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What would cause a freckle to be shiny in appearance?

What would cause a freckle to be shiny in appearance?

Oily skin?: If the freckle has changed in appearance, then have it looked at by a dermatologist. If it is simply shiny at times, you may have oily skin at he freckle site. ...Read more

Neglect Of Personal Appearance (Overview)

Neglect of personal appearance is a clinical finding suggesting a medical or psychiatric condition in which the individual is unable to care or indifferent to caring for himself.


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What are some causes of poor personal hygiene or neglect?

What are some causes of poor personal hygiene or neglect?

Changes in hygiene: If this is a change in behavior from usual, the person could be depressed -- showing little interest in, or energy to attend to, grooming. Another possibility is psychosis, because the person may be hearing voices telling him or her not to take baths -- or attention is distracted elsewhere. A third possibility is dementia. Please see your doctor for help getting to the bottom of these changes. ...Read more

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What does irregular appearance of the brain surface overlying in the brain mean?

What does irregular appearance of the brain surface overlying in the brain mean?

Out of Context: I am sorry but you surely must understand that you gave us words that are meaningless, out of context and in no way definitive enough to give you any kind of medical interpretation. There is nothing here that gives diagnosis, medical history, reason for the test, what test it was, etc. ...Read more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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I've been sad..... Not changing clothes for a few days, neglecting appearance and sometimes drinking and smoking marijuana and potpourri.

I've been sad..... Not changing clothes for a few days, neglecting appearance and sometimes drinking and smoking marijuana and potpourri.

Get evaluated: What happened? What changed in your situation that triggered your behaviors? Contact your primary care doctor so you'll be able to get help. Discuss your sx and your drug use. Smoking marijuana or potpourri won't help you feel better, but most likely worsen your symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello, i was curious to know .. Can antipsychotic drugs permanently alter appearance making one less physically attractive throughout treatment?

Hello, i was curious to know .. Can antipsychotic drugs permanently alter appearance making one less physically attractive throughout treatment?

Depends : Antipsychotic medications can alter appearance through weight gain and sometimes slow movements and cause stiffness in muscles, which can change a person's appearance. At the same time, the reason someone takes antipsychotic medications, like bipolar disorder, depression, or schizophrenia, can itself change someone's appearance through stress. It's best to speak to your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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I have a lot of stretch marks are there any ways I can get rid of them or reduce the appearance ?

I have a lot of stretch marks are there any ways I can get rid of them or reduce the appearance ?

Stretch marks: At your age your stretch marks are the result of growing to fast, usually in the vertical direction and common on the low back in horizontal positions. They start out with a reddish color but will slowly become skin color. They will never go completely away but as you are young they will become less noticeable with time. Weight lifters can also get stretch marks, but knowing that can avoid it. ...Read more

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How do we treat kidney stones after realizing they are calcium oxalate stones & what food regimen should one follow to prevent appearance of new ones?

How do we treat kidney stones after realizing they are calcium oxalate stones & what food regimen should one follow to prevent appearance of new ones?

Kidney stones: Calcium oxalate stones are best managed with low dose hydrochlorothiazide, which reduces calcium excretion plus high intake of citrate daily. Citrate can be prescribed as Bicitra or can be supplemented with Lemonade and or ReaLemon Extract daily. Diet must be low salt, low protein, high fruit and vegetable, low oxalate, and high citrate. Four liters of fluid per day is also essential. ...Read more

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My son has chicken pox can I take zivorax pills before the appearance of any symptoms to avoid it or at least reduce its effect?

My son has chicken pox can I take zivorax pills before the appearance of any symptoms to avoid it or at least reduce its effect?

Acyclovir for VZV: It is recommended that so, e persons at increased risk for moderate to severe varicella be considered for oral Acyclovir treatment. These high risk groups include healthy persons older than 12 years old, those with chronic cutaneous or pulmonary disorders, on steroids. Some health care providers may elect to use oral Acyclovir for secondary cases within a household. ...Read more