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Pemphigus: Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering and sores (erosions) of the skin and mucus membranes.The immune system produces antibodies against specific proteins in the skin and mucus membranes. These antibodies break the bonds between skin cells. This leads to the formation of a blister. The exact cause is unknown. Sometimes pemphigus is caused by certain medications, . ...Read more
Unknown: P.V. Is an autoimmune disease in which antibodies have been formed to proteins that bind skin cells together. As a result, bonds between cells are easily disrupted; a clinical finding referred to a nikolsky's sign in which skin blisters can be created by rubbing the skin. P.V. Typically causes skin and mucous membrane sores. Treatment typically begins with oral steroids and other immunosuppresants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment options...: Medical treatment for vitiligo isn't always needed. Sometimes, skin color returns without treatment. For others, using sunscreen and applying cosmetic camouflage cream may improve the appearance of the skin. For light-skinned persons, avoiding tanning can make the areas almost unnoticeable. Medical therapies include steroids, immunomodulator drugs, ultraviolet light (puva, uvb), skin lightening... ...Read more
Not really: An agent such as lanolin can make you more comfortable. There are lotions with alpha-hydroxy acids that may help. Especially, whether you're a man or a woman, you and those who are special to you may enjoy the distinctive look and feel to your skin. I have a bodybuilder friend who's affected and he enjoys being a "Gator Man". ...Read more
Pemphigus: Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering and sores (erosions) of the skin and mucus membranes.The immune system produces antibodies against specific proteins in the skin and mucus membranes. These antibodies break the bonds between skin cells. This leads to the formation of a blister. The exact cause is unknown. Sometimes pemphigus is caused by certain medications, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pemphigus: The blistered skin can be protected from infection by careful attention to hygiene. Applying vaseline and covering the blisters with a bandage may also be helpful. ...Read more
Can Pemphigus Vulgaris go away if its caused by taking to many medications/drug induced (clyndemycin, amoxcicillan, etc.a)?
My nephew has achthyosis vulgaris, it waz noticed wen he was 3 mnths. Both of his parents don't have it. Will his children also get it?
Icthyosis: Icthyosis can be transmitted as autosomal recessive, autosomal dominant or x linked trait. Looking at history, seems like in this case it is either following autosomal recessive pattern or x linked recessive pattern ( mom is carrier). In either case, it could skip next generation and then show itself in following generation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious illness: It's the common pimply / blackhead rash that teens tend to get on the face and elsewhere. It's unrelated to diet, hygiene or lifestyle, and is best managed first with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If this fails, a visit to your personal physician to add a second rx or a different program is in order. Visible acne nowadays is a grave professional liability to be managed until it remits. ...Read more
Many ways: The best way is to treat the source: hormonal imbalance, stress etc. Acne vulgarisms is a bacterial infection of the skin. First you can try acne washes, then, topical medication, if that does not work, chemical peel or laser.Next would be oral antibiotics or accutane. You will need to be under physician'ssupervision. ...Read more