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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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Can irritating soaps cause mild burning sensation in urethra?

Can irritating soaps cause mild burning sensation in urethra?

Yes: No question that soaps up the urethra can cause burning sensations. Drink plenty of water to urinate a lot to help clear it. If it persists see your doctor to get your urine examined. ...Read more

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Can excessive washing of the foreskin & penis cause irrattion & soreness?

Yes: Usually washing once at shower and once 12 hours later is enough for good hygiene. Use your fingers. With just a little soap and be sure to wash all soap off. More washing and particularly with wash cloth would cause irritation, ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are certain washing detergents that causes irritation and leads to unhealing leg ulcers?

Can you tell me if there are certain washing detergents that causes irritation and leads to unhealing leg ulcers?

Not likely: If an ulcer is not healing it is not related to the soap you are using. The underlying cause of the ulcer needs to be delineated in order to allow for proper treatment of the open wound. ...Read more

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Do binkies cause skin irritation by mouth?

Do binkies cause skin irritation by mouth?

Indirectly possible: This would really be a 'drool rash' caused by the shield of the binky allowing saliva to stay trapped next to the skin, not something caused by the binky its self. Often when infants are teething they make excess saliva resulting in a drool rash on lips, cheeks and/or necks. This would happen even without the binky if they have lots of excess saliva. ...Read more

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Can Acyclovir cause excessive vaginal dryness ? Or problems within the vagina... Vag has been super dry, irritated, sore , & burning lately

Can Acyclovir cause excessive vaginal dryness ? Or problems within the vagina... Vag has been super dry, irritated, sore , & burning lately

Vaginal dryness: Vaginal dryness is generally not caused by Acyclovir and if irritated, sore and burning as you describe a vaginal infection is the more likely cause. ...Read more

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Can frequent use of harsh cleaning chemicals cause skin damage?

Can frequent use of harsh cleaning chemicals cause skin damage?

Yes: Dries and irritates skin. Use protection such as blue totes to protect hands. In small poorly ventilated spaces open window and wear face mask if available for string odors. ...Read more

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Can slk cause my upper eyelid to chronically swell from water, heat or other irritating factors?

Can slk cause my upper eyelid to chronically swell from water, heat or other irritating factors?

SLK problem: Chronically irritating eye condition +/- reddness. Changes in ambiant humidity may exacerbate symptoms. Dee your eye doc, may need steriod drops. ...Read more

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Can drugs containing cortison cause hand skin rash that starts peeling ?

Can drugs containing cortison cause hand skin rash that starts peeling ?

Yes: Oddly enough some people are allergic to cortisone. Stop offending agent and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can poor leg circulation cause formication ?

Can poor leg circulation cause formication ?

Possibly: The sensation of creepy, crawly insect like disorder is more typical or superficial nerves responding to something topical such as a lotion, dry skin, etc. "poor circulation", presumably your refer to arterial, causes claudication, or a deep muscle ache. At your age, unless your have diabetic neuropathy, prior traumatic damage to your skin such as a burn, i would doubt. Ask your doctor to look. ...Read more

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Excessive intake of tobacco with more lime for years caused erosions in my duodenum & formed ulcers which lead me to fatigue, constant low fever & pai?

Excessive intake of tobacco with more lime for years caused erosions in my duodenum & formed ulcers which lead me to fatigue, constant low fever & pai?

Etiology: Not sure you are correct about the source of the current problems. Sounds as if you should see a gastroenterologist asap and get diagnosed and treated. Do not wait. ...Read more

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Can cutaneous non albican candidiasis affecting skin folds (foreskin) cause epididymo-orchitis/prostatitis symptoms? Chronic pain, pelvic region too

Can cutaneous non albican candidiasis affecting skin folds (foreskin) cause epididymo-orchitis/prostatitis symptoms? Chronic pain, pelvic region too

Yeast infection: If confined to cutaneous areas it will not produce the symptoms you are describing. Suggest you see a urologist and be fully evaluated soon. ...Read more

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Can alcohol or toners irritate a person with the skin condition called atopic dermatitis ?

Can alcohol or toners irritate a person with the skin condition called atopic dermatitis ?

Yes!: People with eczema or atopic dermatitis need to keep their skin moisturized. Alcohol is drying to the skin and can be deterimental. Toners that contain alcohol (astringents) should also be avoided. Find a moisturizers that is free of alcohol, scents, dyes, fragrances, or other chemicals. Moisturizers that contain ceramide, free fatty acids and cholesterol (barrier lipids) are very beneficial. ...Read more

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Can spicy food cause skin irritation near tailbone?

Can spicy food cause skin irritation near tailbone?

No: This would not be an expected effect of spicy food. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more