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I suppose so: I mean, the skin manifestations can evolve over time in stages, so I guess it would appear that it is moving. ...Read more
My son is allergic to masquitos&also gets skeeter syndrome.I want to know what i need to look out for&when to seek medical care for the bites&syndrome?
Immediate attention.: Watch for breathing and/or swallowing difficulties. Also hives over the entire body.Ask your doctor for help building an action plan regarding use of diphenhydramine(benadryl) and /or an Epipen (epinephrine) secondarily worry about infection of the bite developing over the 1st few days. ...Read more
17 mo old w/ severe skeeter syndrome. Bites in the face and eye almost completely swollen shut.Dosed benadryl (diphenhydramine). Best course of action topical and oral?
Oral: Oral benadryl (diphenhydramine) will be best here. For the bites, you can use topical hydrocortisone to help decrease the inflammation (although this will take awhile). Prevention will be the key here - using bug spray and avoiding be outside at dusk might be best. Also, look for signs of infection: if the swelling is warm, painful and very red, please call your doctor. ...Read more
Genetic blindness: This is an autosomal recessive disease (i.e., the patient inherits one defective gene from each parent), with progressive loss of vision and sometimes other neurologic problems. Carriers (one copy of the gene) may have some visual problems. There is no specific treatment, and my hope is that if you or someone you know is affected, good supportive care will be available. ...Read more
Sharpe Syndrome : Its another name for mixed connective tissue disease, an autoimmune disease with features of systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and polymyositis, sometime referred to as undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Individuals who have this condition are best served by a rheumatologist (an internist with subspecialty training in rheuamtology). ...Read more
Tumor family: This is a fairly common trait passed parent-to-child, 50% chance, in which certain tumors are substantially more common and there may be curious bumps especially on the skin. It is not curable but if good surveillance for tumors is maintained, it's manageable. Several genetic loci are known especially pten, and genetic counseling is available. ...Read more