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What Are Differences Between A Fungal Skin Condition And A Parasitic One
Fungi & Parasites: A parasitic organism is one that obtains nourishment from its host, which has to be another living organism. Though a fungi can be a parasitic organism, it is not true that all fungi are parasitic. In fact, many fungi survive perfectly well by living off the decaying organic material that has accumulated along the forest floor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a skin condition called rosacia. Would appreciate if some one could give me a good home remedy ?
Dermatologist: Basic lifestyle modifications if your diagnosis is truly rosacwa and not another condition that may mimic rosacwa. 1). Strict sun protection with physical sunscreens only zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Everyday + hat outside. I like elta physical and vanicream spf 60. 2) avoid any identifiable triggers. 3) gentle cleansers and moisturizers (cerave and cerave pm). Likely you will need an rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have this weird stuff on my skin that looks like bug bites but they aren't. What could this weird skin condition be? (i am not concerned)
Skin: There is no way on a site like this on line to give you any valid answer with confidence. Weird stuff is not a description that leads to any diagnosis. Usually skin is best handled by a physician in person where observation can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are a wide variety of skin conditions and many can be from an allergic reaction. The diagnosis can typically be found after a detailed history, thorough physical examination and sometimes testing. A dermatologist or allergist can assist in evaluating rashes and treating allergies. ...Read more
Moisturizer: Using a good moisturizer to help the skin stay hydrated is the first step. Some patients like something like sarna sensitive, which has a topical anesthetic in it as well as moisturizers. If its severe, see a doctor, as several systemic diseases can present with uncontrollable itch. ...Read more
Nevus flammeus: Capillary malformation, usually referred to as a port-wine stain or nevus flammeus, is the most common type of vascular malformation. As a congenital malformation of the superficial dermal blood vessels, capillary malformation is present at birth and grows in size commensurate with the child; capillary malformations remain present for life and have no tendency toward involution. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Cellulitis is the inflammation of the skin and deeper tissues, usually caused by bacteria such as staph and strep. Treatment is antibiotics, sometimes intravenously at first if there is fever or other systemic symptoms. Often oral antibiotics will clear this up. Definitely see a doctor if you are concerned about this. ...Read more
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