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Seborrhea can be an inflammationary response to psoriasis on scalp?

Seborrhea can be an inflammationary response to psoriasis on scalp?

No: We used to talk about "seborriasis" for red, flaky, scaly patches on the scalp. Probably it is all seborrhea. Either disease is a management problem , not curable with the key being to learn how best to manage your individual case. Best wishes. Perhaps ketoconazole will be helpful. ...Read more

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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Can prednisone help with inflammation for any type of inflammation?

Can prednisone help with inflammation for any type of inflammation?

Yes and no: Prednisone technically helps with all inflammation and decreases inflammatory reaction. Does it help all? No. If you try to give Prednisone to people with GI inflammation other than what we call inflammatory bowel disease it does not help. For example, gastritis, wherein the lining is inflamed and eroded, it will decrease the repairing by the inflammatory cells and worsen it. It's immunosuppressiv. ...Read more

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What cause hives and inflammation?

What cause hives and inflammation?

Allergic reactions: Hives & angioedema (deep tissue inflammation) are most often caused by things ingested (like foods & medicines), stinging insects, and latex allergy. They can also be caused by an underlying condition such as an autoimmune condition or blood disorder. Sometimes they result from direct physical activation of the skin such with exercise & cold. In many cases the cause is difficult to pinpoint. ...Read more

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Are there autoimmune disorders that causes red, swollen, inflamed and itchy eyelids and a rash?

Are there autoimmune disorders that causes red, swollen, inflamed and itchy eyelids and a rash?

Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis, an immune/allergic disorder, can produce eczema on the skin, as well as red swollen itchy eyelids, and a rash. However, a simple contact allergy, unrelated to an immune disorder can produce similar findings. See your ophthalmologist and perhaps an allergist as well to look into it. ...Read more

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Why is rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation? What causes the inflammation?

Why is rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation? What causes the inflammation?

Because it's 1 of--: -autoimmune diseases, & these R characterized as inflammatory diseases. The cause is not fully known. There R many diseases that R so classified such as lupus.erythema nodosum (sp). The response is actually the body's immune system gone wild, & attacks the host body. ...Read more

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What is the difference between systemic inflammation and systemic inflammatory response syndrome?

What is the difference between systemic inflammation and systemic inflammatory response syndrome?

Definition: "systemic inflammation" is a generic term of inflammation in the body. The systemic inflammatory response syndrome, or sirs, is a particular reaction of the body after an infection (which is called sepsis) or trauma or other injury. The specific components of sirs are available to review online (simply "google" sirs). So, it's sort of similar but not exactly. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can my sinus inflammation, tinea versicolor, mild but chronic yeast infections and hidradenitis under my armpits be related?

Can my sinus inflammation, tinea versicolor, mild but chronic yeast infections and hidradenitis under my armpits be related?

Maybe: There may be some idiosyncracies of your immune system that help tie these things together. But none of it strikes me as warranting an extensive immune workup. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause eczema on scalp?

Can lupus cause eczema on scalp?

No.: They are two unrelated diseases. Eczema is quite common so the combination would not be unusual! ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause intestine,tonsil inflammation and facial and scalp hives?

Can food allergies cause intestine,tonsil inflammation and facial and scalp hives?

Hives: Food allergies can cause skin reactions such as hives, but tonsillar involvement would be unusual. Allergic manifestations in the oral cavity include uvula swelling and throat itching as well as laryngospasm. Food allergies can also cause eczema. ...Read more

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Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Not directly: As an anti-inflammatory drug some immunosuppression may occur and as such cuold contribute to cancer development in affected individuals who have other risks for cancer. ...Read more

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Best diet for eczema to decrease flare ups itchiness and dryness of skin thanks in advance.. what cause neck itchiness?

Best diet for eczema to decrease flare ups itchiness and dryness of skin thanks in advance.. what cause neck itchiness?

Tough question: Specific foods can trigger eczema (milk, wheat, eggs, nuts for example), but traditional tests for food allergy may not catch the association. If concerned, see an Allergist. Usually the association depends on single-food elimination trials to determine effects. Neck itchiness can be due to eczema or just dryness of skin. Use good moisturizer (eg CeraVe) post luke-warm bathing and later in day. ...Read more

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What causes facial inflammation with redness and heat?

What causes facial inflammation with redness and heat?

Facial rash: Facial rashes can be caused by many things. Most commonly, they are due to contact sensitivity to products used on the face, but they can also occur from sunburn, medications, allergic reactions to plants, food allergies or infections (bacterial, fungal or viral). The treatment depends on your history and sometimes tests to demonstrate the allergic or infectious problem. See your dr if persistent. ...Read more

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Can triamcinolone acetone treat redness and inflammation due to peeled skin from a pimple?

Can triamcinolone acetone treat redness and inflammation due to peeled skin from a pimple?

Yes: Any steroid cream will work, but watch out for spreading infection, which steroids also allow by reducing cellular immunity. ...Read more

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Symptoms and causes of corneal inflammation or iris inflammation (iritis)?

Symptoms and causes of corneal inflammation or iris inflammation (iritis)?

Ophthalmologist: Only an ophthalmologist is going to be able to sort this out, and pretty easily. Yes, there are literally thousands of causes of these conditions. ...Read more

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What can be used to minimize the itching in severe erythrodermic psoriasis?

What can be used to minimize the itching in severe erythrodermic psoriasis?

Psoriasis: You can use a very mild cortisone lotion if you have erythrodermic psoriasis. This is a severe problem. I hope you are under the care of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How does plaquinil slow the process of scleroderma and lupus? Or any autoimmune disease

How does plaquinil slow the process of scleroderma and lupus? Or any autoimmune disease

See below: There is has been much on how exactly it works but it is thought to work on tlrs or toll-like receptors which play a role in the immune system. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more