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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Scabies

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is 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?

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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