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Psoriasis And Inflammation
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How to deal with widespread skin inflammation? Inflammation is due to allergic contact dermatitis to a soap which left skin extremely hypersensitive!
No...: If so all daily labourers shold be bald. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does 6mp help with back/joint pain that is caused by inflammation?It helps with rheumatoid arthritis but does it reduce CRP for system inflammation.
Not recommended: There is no data to suggested that 6MP will prevent joint damage. There are many more effective therapies. ...Read more