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Dr. Cesar Gomez lozano
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Skin Diseases (Overview)

Skin diseases = disorder affecting the outermost layer of tissue cover the body.


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Do skin diseases generally develop due to environmental factors?

Do skin diseases generally develop due to environmental factors?

Sometimes: Exposure to harsh chemicals can cause damage to the skin. Even repeated exposure to water or work related chemicals can cause damage to the skin. Pollution can have van irritant effect on facial skin and cleaning the face with a gentle cleanser and the use of emollients can help in minimizing damage. ...Read more

Dr. Cesar Gomez lozano
81 doctors shared insights

Skin Diseases (Overview)

Skin diseases = disorder affecting the outermost layer of tissue cover the body.


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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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Have been diagnosed with a skin disease callled prurigo nodularis. What is it?

Have been diagnosed with a skin disease callled prurigo nodularis. What is it?

"picker's nodules": These are inflamed bumps that are the result of a vicious cycle: they itch or burn and the patient scratches or picks at them and this causes more itching and burning. This goes around and around and the lesions get worse and worse. Rub cortisone cream into them twice a day and strictly keep your hands off at all other times and they will go away. Often, anxiety makes them harder to ignore. ...Read more

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Are there skin diseases caused by bacteria?

Are there skin diseases caused by bacteria?

Bacteria: Some skin diseases are totally caused by bacteria, such as an infection of the skin (impetigo or cellulitis). Some diseases have several contributing causes and bacteria can be one of these contributing causes (acne). ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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How can I treat lichen planus skin disease?

See dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist then follow his treatment protocols. ...Read more

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I have skin disease, treated with various soap and creams. What is the problem and what medicine should I use again?

I have skin disease, treated with various soap and creams. What is the problem and what medicine should I use again?

Skin disease?: Your question is a little vague--skin disease? Can you be more specific? If you have tried soaps and creams, maybe your problem is on the face? Acne? Please clarify so I can give you a better answer. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed by a doctor if needed
Once
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What is the best treatment for the skin disease rosacea. And if I can get name of cream.

Prescription: The topical medications that we prescribe for rosacea most commonly are of the Metronidazole type -- either gel, cream or lotion with strengths varying from 0.75% to 1%. Another commonly used product is Finacea Gel 15%. Please see your dermatologist for the best option for you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for henoch-schonlein purpura skin diseases?

What is the treatment for henoch-schonlein purpura skin diseases?

None to Prednisone: There is no specific treatment. Most cases go away on their own without treatment. If symptoms persist, your doctor may recommend therapy with corticosteroids.
Check out this site:
http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001461/. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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How can I get rid of a skin disease?

How can I get rid of a skin disease?

Dermatologist: Seek out a dermatologist to diagnosis your condition and give you treatment options.

Without a propper diagnosis you are only guessing and your home treatment may make it worse. ...Read more

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Will botox prevent me from getting skin diseases later in life?

Will botox prevent me from getting skin diseases later in life?

No: Botox helps to prevent deepening or worsening of certain lines or wrinkles that are caused by facial expression or frowning. It also helps with excessive sweating and migraine headaches. Does not prevent skin diseases however. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
Once
If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
Once
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What are some rare skin diseases?

What are some rare skin diseases?

Skin diseases: Consider Argyria, Erythropoietic protoporphyria, Harlequin ichthyosis & Blau syndrome. There are very nice photos that came off of this CBS article: http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/9-uncommon-skin-conditions/ ...Read more

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How many skin diseases are there?

Thousands!: The skin is the largest organ of the body, and there are over a thousand named diseases. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
Once
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Skin diseases sirius problam in head?

See dermatologist : See a dermatologist to check the area and recommend appropriate treatments. Most scalp conditions are treated with a combination of medicated shampoos and topical medications. ...Read more

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Are skin diseases generally inherited?

Are skin diseases generally inherited?

Skin disease: Many skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, moles, melanoma, etc. Have a strong hereditary component. Let your dermatologist know if skin conditions or skin cancer runs in your family. ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
Once
Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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What is the definition or description of: Skin diseases?

Skin diseases: Skin diseases = disorder affecting the outermost layer of tissue cover the body. ...Read more

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Do skin diseases generally develop due to environmental factors?

Sometimes: Exposure to harsh chemicals can cause damage to the skin. Even repeated exposure to water or work related chemicals can cause damage to the skin. Pollution can have van irritant effect on facial skin and cleaning the face with a gentle cleanser and the use of emollients can help in minimizing damage. ...Read more

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What skin diseases can stress cause?

What skin diseases can stress cause?

Stress: Stress directly affects the immune system. The immune system is involved in many skin diseases, thus stress can affect many diseases. Psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea are a few. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
Once
Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
Once
Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience any wounds
Daily
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