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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Scabies

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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Is it safe to use melonin inhibitor to do fairer skin . Does melonin inhibitor cause any disease in man like vitligo or other skin disease.

Is it safe to use melonin inhibitor to do fairer skin .
Does melonin inhibitor cause any disease in man like vitligo or other skin disease.

It is generally safe: .... it all depends on the chemical product. Mercurous chloride and hydroquinone have been shown to potentially be harmful. Hydroquinone is commonly used, but obtaining it by prescription under the supervision of a doctor is safest. Apparently common skin lightening products available in Africa have been shown to promote skin cancer. Use under direction of a doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Will eating chicken for lunch and fish for dinner cause a skin disease that is caused due to the different combinations of food?

Will eating chicken for lunch and fish for dinner cause a skin disease that is caused due to the different combinations of food?

Skin diseases due to: It is only a myth. There is no proof that chicken and fish or even drinking milk with fish can cause any problems unless one is allergic to fish. Some people are allergic to some foods ingridients but in general it is not along the normal dietary precautions to avoid fish for dinner after having chicken for lunch. ...Read more

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What skin disease are similar to vitiligo causes lightening of skin, but not total loss of pigment?

What skin disease are similar to vitiligo causes lightening of skin, but not total loss of pigment?

Skin lightening: The skin can lose pigments from inflammation, this can happen in a variety of skin conditions, from eczema to scleroderma. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Saw lady with what looked like bags all over her skin. Is there a skin disease that causes bags to form on your skin, bags that hang?

Saw lady with what looked like bags all over her skin. Is there a skin disease that causes bags to form on your skin, bags that hang?

Not sure: Are you referring to obesity and fat hanging off peolle or loose skin. It may even be growths but it is not possible to tell you without a picture and usually a history and physical exam. ...Read more

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If 5 mth. Old baby has mrsa(the skin disease that causes boils) doctor gave her medicine but what soap to wash her with? She also has ezema on skin.

Baby w/MRSA & eczema: People with eczema often have increased numbers of staph on their skin. Staph worsen eczema by releasing their antigens onto skin which causes more inflammation. Studies show that improving eczema decreases those numbers. Your baby has antibiotics to treat the mrsa. Doing bleach baths with oatmeal bath powder and 1 tbs of clorox per baby tub mixed well and used daily helps decrease surface staph. ...Read more

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Can Chlamydia cause any skin conditions/diseases? (on arms and/or legs)

Squamous cells: Chlamydial infections usually involve cells such as the conjunctiva of the eye or the cervix, uterus and Fallopian tubes not squamous cells such as the skin. ...Read more

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If i have been cured of scabies, is it possible for me to transmit the disease still? Are the mites still under my skin?

If i have been cured of scabies, is it possible for me to transmit the disease still? Are the mites still under my skin?

Scabies: Once treated for scabies you are no longer able to transmit the disease. Often there is residual itching after treatment- that does not mean you still have mites under your skin. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove lpp skin.Disease marks?

Combination: See dermatologist for treatment. It may include a combination of oral and topical meds. ...Read more

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Are adult diapers good for older skin disease patient?

Please clarify: your question. Am not sure what you mean by that. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is flesh-eating skin disease (necrotizing fasciitus)?

What is flesh-eating skin disease (necrotizing fasciitus)?

Necrotizing fasciiti: Necrotizing soft tissue infection is a rare but very severe type of bacterial infection. It can destroy the muscles, skin, and underlying tissue. The word "necrotizing" refers to something that causes body tissue to die. ...Read more

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Any information on a skin disease called pityriasis rosea?

Any information on a skin disease called pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis rosea: The exact cause of pityriasis rosea is unclear, although the cause may be a viral infection, such as infection with certain strains of the human herpes virus (hhv6 or hhv7). Pityriasis rosea, however, isn't believed to be contagious. ...Read more

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What is this painful skin disease? Clusters of small circular bumps.

What is this painful skin disease? Clusters of small circular bumps.

Might be herpes: Small cluster of bumps if they are filled with fluid and then later crust over may be herpes (hsv) or herpes zoster (shingles). They are both viral conditions and are best diagnosed by a lab test at the doctors office. If this is the diagnosis, early treatment will help shorten the course. ...Read more

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I have multiple mole on all my body. Is this a symptoms of any skin disease?

I have multiple mole on all my body. Is this a symptoms of any skin disease?

Doubtful: There are multiple possibilities for what you're describing as moles. You should see a dermatologist for a more accurate diagnosis and answer to your question. ...Read more

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