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Doctor insights on: What Are Differences Between A Fungal Skin Condition And A Parasitic One

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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 more

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I have a skin condition called rosacia. Would appreciate if some one could give me a good home remedy ?

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 more

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In what way can I help my sensitive skin condition?

In what way can I help my sensitive skin condition?

More info: Please advise us of which skin condition you have. Can be re-asked with clarification. ...Read more

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Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Motphea: Morphea usually burns itself out within a few years. The skin does not return to absolute normal however. ...Read more

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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)

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

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Which type of skin condition/allergy do I have?

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

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What can I do for relief of my itchy skin condition?

What can I do for relief of my itchy skin condition?

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

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Does anyone else have the skin condition nevus flameus?

Does anyone else have the skin condition nevus flameus?

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

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Need expert opinions about skin condition cellulitys treatment?

Need expert opinions about skin condition cellulitys treatment?

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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What kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

What kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

Autoimmune: Hi. Vitiligo is the autoimmune destruction of the pigment producing skin cells, the melanocytes. No melanocytes, no pigment. ...Read more