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What are some common skin parasites?

What are some common skin parasites?

See below: Flies, fleas, bedbugs, lice, mites, and ticks. With a few exceptions all these parasites bite, feed quickly, and leave. ...Read more

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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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What are some common vaginal diseases?

What are some common vaginal diseases?

STD's: The most common are the std's including hpv, herpes, trichomonas, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphillis. Vagiinal yeast infections as well as bacterial vaginosis are also quite common. ...Read more

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What are common skin infections in summer?

What are common skin infections in summer?

Many: Bites, photosensitive eruptions, poison ivy, phytophoto dermatitis (plant induced), seabather's eruption, sunburns! ...Read more

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What are some common eye conditions?

What are some common eye conditions?

Long list: The most common is a need for eyeglass correction. Eyes can be traumatized, develop various infections, are subject to many inherited diseases, can develop tumors and the lids can get a pimple like infection termed a stye. There are many subcategories of these. And of course diabetes commonly affects the eye, it can develop glaucoma or cataracts. ...Read more

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What are some common vaginal infections?

What are some common vaginal infections?

Vaginitis: The most common vaginal infections are yeast/candidal, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis (trich) and atrophic vaginitis. An exam and simple testing can tell what is causing a vaginal infection or if it is something else. ...Read more

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What are some common allergies?

What are some common allergies?

Several: Inhalant allergies are to pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold, venom allergies to stinging insects as bees, wasp, hornets and yellow jackets, contact allergies to cosmetics, jewelry, chemicals, drug allergies, food allergies, you name it.. ...Read more

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What are some common liver diseases?

What are some common liver diseases?

Many: Its a long list we can break it down into certain categories 1: toxic (alcohol) 2: infectious ( hepatitis ) 3: immune mediated ( primary biliary cirrhosis) 4: cancers there's many more. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of pinworms?

What are some common symptoms of pinworms?

Most have no sx: If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all. Old wives tales have you believe the kids grind their teeth but that is bull. The allergic reaction that some kids get to the oily material the eggs are laid in is the basic problem. Short term help using a cold wash to remove the oil & soothing creams can help baby rest.Rx takes time. ...Read more

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What are some common eye-related diseases?

What are some common eye-related diseases?

Pink eye: The most common eye ailment is pink eye or conjunctivitis which is caused by either infection or allergy in most cases. ...Read more

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What are some common pathogenic causes of allodynia?

What are some common pathogenic causes of allodynia?

Hopefully the link : Below would help. Excessive bruising or traumatic injury to a body part may contribute to allodynia. http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/glossary/g/allodynia.htm. ...Read more

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What are some types of rashes that don't itch?

What are some types of rashes that don't itch?

Rashes: There are many rashes that don't usually itch. However there are always exceptions. For example usually chronic plaque psoriasis, discoid lupus erythematosus, some drug reactions, vitiligo, acne do not itch to name just a few. Itching can be due to a peripheral origin (diseased skin), neurophysiological dysfunction in the nervous system (ie: cholestasis) , neuropathic ( ms ) or psychiatric. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of skin ulcers?

What are the most common causes of skin ulcers?

Diabetes, varicose v: Diabetes is the most common cause of foot ulcers and varicose veins of ulcers on the ankles or lower legs.Both need to be treated to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Are there different types of skin cancer? If so, what are they?

Are there different types of skin cancer? If so, what are they?

Many: There are many types of skin cancer, too numerous to mention here, ..But some common ones are squamus cell and basal cell. Malignant melanoma is more serious. If you have concerns, or suspicious lesions, see a dermatiologist for a thorough skin exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some common triggers of eczema?

What are some common triggers of eczema?

Irritants & Dryness: The two most common classifcations of triggers of eczema are irritants and dryness. Both need to be avoided by staying away from caustic and fragranced substances and using proper moisturizers , especially after baths or showers , daily. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of skin rash in children?

What are the most common types of skin rash in children?

Skin rash: The most common causes in children are impetigo, scabies and lice. Appropriate diagnosis and appropriate therapy is curative. ...Read more

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What are some common skin parasites?

See below: Flies, fleas, bedbugs, lice, mites, and ticks. With a few exceptions all these parasites bite, feed quickly, and leave. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling parasite on head and face?

What to do if I'm feeling parasite on head and face?

Have this assessed: to determine if there is an actual parasite. If not, the doctor can see if there is a specific cause for this sensation. ...Read more

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How do you get parasites cure from skin problems?

How do you get parasites cure from skin problems?

What parasite?: I'm not sure what you mean or what parasites you're referring to. Parasites are not common causes of skin problems in the U.S. Far more common is delusional parasitosis, a psychiatric condition in which patient think they're infected with parasites. It's difficult to treat, because it's very hard to convince the sufferers that they need psychiatric help rather than antiparasitic medications. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of skin parasites in your skin?

How do you get rid of skin parasites in your skin?

What parasites?: Before anyone can tell you how to get rid of parasites, s'he needs to identify, 1st, do you truly have a parasitic infestation and, 2nd, if so, what type. Fleas, ticks, bedbugs and scabies mites are common skin parasites is the U.S.. There are other skin parasites that are mostly found in the tropics. The treatment varies depending on the species. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of skin parasites in your skin?

Depends on the Bug: Scabies is probably the most common skin parasite in most parts of the us. They are easily treated with topical medications. Close contacts are also usually treated to prevent reinfection. There are however many other parasites that are endemic to certain locales and countries. Treatment varies and depends on an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you contract the scabies skin parasite?

How do you contract the scabies skin parasite?

Intimate contact: Scabies are typically found in dirty living areas, nursing homes, and college dorms. They are transmitted person to person and through shared linens. ...Read more

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Is their such a parasite that lives on the body in the skin and comes out pores and hair follicle?

Is their such a parasite that lives on the body in the skin and comes out pores and hair follicle?

No: There is a mite called the demodex mite that lives in our hair follicles and is thought to cause rosacea. Otherwise, our pores are too small for parasites. ...Read more

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I've had a horrid skin condition for 3 years including a very likely skin parasite that my doctor assumes is this or that without checking!

I've had a horrid skin condition for 3 years including a very likely skin parasite that my doctor assumes is this or that without checking!

See a dermatologist: for better evaluation, 3 years are more than enough, look for a second or even a third opinion from a specialist, its your right, good luck ...Read more

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Trying to diagnose parasite on head and neck have been to two docs and still no answer. Started on stromectol (ivermectin) but want to know what it is?

Trying to diagnose parasite on head and neck have been to two docs and still no answer. Started on stromectol (ivermectin) but want to know what it is?

Intestinal?: Stromectol (ivermectin) is for intestinal parasite. On head and neck parasite needs proper and specific diagnosis. Did you travel abroad? why you think you may have a parasite on head and neck ...Read more

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I read online people take dewormers because of vitamin deficiencies and skin problems - I have both. Possible parasites? Can I take Combantrin safely?

I read online people take dewormers because of vitamin deficiencies and skin problems - I have both. Possible parasites? Can I take Combantrin safely?

Cruel scam: You're an adult now and you need to be discerning, or every crook on the internet will have you thinking you're seriously sick with fictitious "worms". Combantrin / pyrentel is something you should only take if you have actual evidence of pinworms. Get with an evidence-based dietician if you are concerned about vitamin deficiencies, and a mainstream practitioner for skin issues. ...Read more

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I got a bad migraine worse one I ever had. Made me sick and all. Then my husband gets one. He never gets head aches.What could it be? Virus? Parasite?

I got a bad migraine worse one I ever had. Made me sick and all. Then my husband gets one. He never gets head aches.What could it be? Virus? Parasite?

Comments: Migraine is NOT a contagious disorder, and well over 30 million people in the United States suffer these severe headaches. If both of you had migraine events at same time, would search for potential food triggers, such as nitrite preservatives, MSG, aspartame, but fermented or pickled items could also be culprits. Although unlikely, carbon monoxide exposure does cause headaches. ...Read more

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My eosinophils count is 1.3, i usually have numbness on my left shin, is this ok? also, i feel quick short bursts of wiggling under my skin, parasite?

My eosinophils count is 1.3, i usually have numbness on my left shin, is this ok? also, i feel quick short bursts of wiggling under my skin, parasite?

Parasite is possible: Have you been bitten by an insect or been to an area where parasites are common? Is there any redness or swelling anywhere near where you feel the numbness or "wiggling"? Is there an opening in the skin? if so, tape it closed for a day or two or keep it covered with bacitracin ointment and a soft gauze dressing. If something live is down there it will come up for air. ...Read more

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Which parasite is linked with loss of hair, itchy skin, indigestion and increasing waistline?

No parasite, but: This very subjective nonspecific list of symptoms commonly go with hypothyroidism. See your family doctor for a complete physical and a few tests if you feel things are not quite right. ...Read more

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I have had some ear pains. I twirl my hair and put it in my ear. could I have a brain parasite? I also pick my head til it bleeds. can I catch a bug?

I have had some ear pains. I twirl my hair and put it in my ear. could I have a brain parasite? I also pick my head til it bleeds.  can I catch a bug?

Worry & Rituals: The worry and rituals you mention suggest more of a behavioral issue such as POSSIBLE Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist who specializes in OCD to see if that is the case. Peace and good health. Lots of reasons to be hopeful. ...Read more