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Sticky Skin Syndrome
Stop causative drug: Sticky skin syndrome (or "acquired cutaneous adherence") is a rare side effect of certain drugs, usually etretinate, which is used to treat psoriasis. Also reported with ketoconazole (an anti-fungal) and some chemotherapy agents. If you're taking any of those drugs, ask your doctor about stopping it. If not, you probably have something else, and you'll need to see a dermatologist to find out what. ...Read more
I have sticky skin on my eyelids, front of my neck, and behind my knees. It's not "sticky skin syndrome", it doesn't happen when it's wet.?
Sticky Skin: If you skin is sticky when damp, but not when completely dry, you have something called acquired cutaneous adherence, or sticky skin syndrome. Sometimes it's caused by medication and sometimes not. It seems to be very rare and not much is known about it. ...Read more
Toasted Skin: Toasted skin syndrome, medically called erythema ab igne, is a skin condition that results from exposure to high heat directly against the skin. You may use some pure aloe, or Vitamin E, or walnut oil on the areas to help them heal faster and reduce pigmentation change. Skin should return to its normal condition in a few weeks. ...Read more
SSSS: Also known as staphlococcal scalded skin syndrome (ssss), which is cause by a toxin released by a staphlococcal infection. It can be very serious and very painful. The toxin can cause the skin to necrose and peel off. ...Read more
This may be genetic: Your physician can help clarify if this is genetic. By that I mean it can run in families. There are famous people like the football player Kevin Singletary who had a flat head and this runs in his family. ...Read more
No: However, one can talk with his primary care doctor to see how bad the problem is. Almost always, the problem is cosmetic and has no effect on brain, head, or neck functioning. If a head is severely misshapen, such as in cases of uncorrected birth defects, or uncorrected skull trauma from the past, one can check with a craniofacial team at a major medical center. ...Read more
Similar to lupus: Reticular erythematous mucinosis (rem) frequently appears after intense sun exposure, or hormonal stimuli such as oral contraceptives, menses, or pregnancy. It may be related to lupus erythematosus, although lupus tests are typically negative. It often responds to treatment with anti-malarial medications. ...Read more
Does "exploding head syndrome" ever involve innocuous sounds that wake you up? Like alarms, rings, beeps, or creaks? I feel plagued.
Headaches: I'm a little but powerful way you describe your headaches I would suggest that you see a neurologist as quickly as possible. You should get a CT scan of the head first and maybe an MRI after the CT scan results are available. A full and complete examination especially neurological examination would be very important at this time ...Read more
I have duane syndrome and am starting to display the characteristic 'head turn'. Is there anything I can do to stop this or avoid it getting worse?
Therapy low vision: The head turn is expected around your age. It is the natural compensation for this visual field deficit on one side. There are specialist in low vision rehab that can help with compensation stratagies and head position. If you are losing binocular vision, depth perception, then you should look into surgical options from an ophthomologist that treats this genetic condition. ...Read more
I am very concerned about my baby's flat head syndrome. I am doing everything I can but I'm still worried her head will stay like that. Please give me?
Yes, to some...: ...Because it is caused by a staph bacteria. However, only young children (especially newborns) and individuals with bad kidneys or defective immune systems seem to be susceptible. Although it is a serious disease that requires immediate treatment, most of the time it looks worse than it really is, and kids generally get well within a week on antibiotic therapy. ...Read more
Scalded skin: Scalded skin syndrome is caused by infection with certain strains of staphylococcus bacteria. The bacteria produce a poison that causes the skin damage. Scalded skin syndrome is found most commonly in infants and chilldren under the age of 5. Treatment is with antibiotics. ...Read more
Antibiotics: This is caused by an infection which can be dangerous and needs to be treated, should improve with proper antibiotics. ...Read more
Flat head syndrome: No. But if you if you smack you forehead every time you make a mistake or are asked a question and say I did not know that and slap your forehead you might. Dr. humor here. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
What are safe methods to avoid flat head syndrome? Is it true that firm mattress and back only is the only way to go?
You can only: Get that when you are a baby As an adult your head is what you get!! ...Read more
What to do if I have craniosynostosis because of my cone shaped head. Anyway to fix carpenters syndrome or craniosynostosis on a teen?
Craniosynostosis: Craniosynostosis is ideally treated in infancy but having said that our center has done a number of untreated adults or adults whose original surgery did not come out well. A consultation with a craniofacial center with multiple sub-specialities that deal with these disorders would be a good place to start. ...Read more
My 4 month daughter has 'flat head' syndrome. Will her head get rounded out on its own as she gets older and grows and is this a serious or concerning?
Will change: The infant skull has 17 growth centers that push away from each other as the skull enlarges. In infants, gravity pushes the face down in sleep & flattens the back, while tummy time or upright feeding cancels the effect. By 6-9 mo, they sit & sleep less, the head improves. If the flattening is much to one side, consult the doc for exercises to lessen the effect. Rarely a shaping helmet is appropriate. ...Read more
Not likely: Gilbert's syndrome is an elevated total and indirect bilirubin unrelated to any disease and is caused by an inherited difference in bilirubin metabolism. It is usually benign although some medicine metabolism may also be affected, there is usually no need to adjust medication doses except in rare instances. It may very occasionally cause a slight yellow skin or sclera tint. ...Read more
Descriptive dx...: Many inflammatory skin biopsies are not diagnostic of a particular disease entity. The pathologist can describe the pattern of injury present which usually will help the dermatologist determine what is going on with the clinical history. There is inflammatory damage in your small capillaries-small vessel vasculitis seen in autoimmune diseases often. Direct immuno fluorescence test may also help. ...Read more
Tummy time...: In order to avoid flat head due to constant laying on back it is recommended to give tummy time to the baby while you are watching few times a day for a few minutes. Make sure you are closely supervising the baby and don't leave him (her) alone while the baby is on his (her) abdomen. When leaving the baby alone in his (her)crib ALWAYS put the baby to lay on back. ...Read more
Pull your chin back: Approximate your shoulders, sit straight, stand tall, and off you go! They also sell a brace that forces your shoulders back, to remind you to keep your chin back. It feels really awkward at first to pull your chin back, but no other way. Chiropractic care helps release fixated joints so that the movements aren't by a select few and the others have to over compensate and eventually hurt. ...Read more
Maybe: The diagnosis is made on the basis of a history and physical exam. If you have concerns, see your family doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more
I have forward head syndrome. Would sleeping on the floor help me? If so any tips? My neck has been hurting so bad lately. Thank you.
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