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What Are The Most Common Causes Of Skin Ulcers
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
Mastitis: Mastitis in a non-lactating women is not common. It can be cause by normal bacteria, some forms of resistant bacteria or can be a sign of a more serious breast issue. I would strongly encourage you see a surgeon who treats breast condition to confirm that this is a simple infection. ...Read more
Steatrrhea: The following l conditions are some of the possible causes of steatorrhea. Fat malabsorption disorder Chronic pancreatitis Small bowel disorder Celiac disease Congenital insufficiency of pancreatic lipase HIV infection Sprue Cystic fibrosis Lactose intolerance Malabsorption of fats in sm ...Read more
A variety of things: Poor healing can be due to diet deficiencies (protein, vitamin), diabetes, drugs (corticosteroids, coumadin, (warfarin) chemotherapy) inappropriate treatment (wet to dry, dakin's, continued pressure) bacterial load or biofilm, osteomyelitis, age, disease (infection elsewhere, heart or arterial, metabolic) autoimmune (lupus, psoriasis, pyoderma, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hygiene : The female urethra is short and more vulnerable to infection so hygiene is very important. They are usually self limiting. Rarely one gets seriously ill but it can happen after instrumentation for a procedure. This may require antibiotics. If you are having fevers and chills then see a physician. Most self limiting uti's do not. ...Read more
Erythrasma: Erythrasma is a chronic superficial bacterial infection of skin folds, groin, armpits, more commonly seen in obese or diabetics. Appears as reddish-brown, slightly scaly patches with sharp borders, that may itch slightly. Differentiated from fungal infxn by no fluorescence under uv light.. Treatment involves scrubbing w antibacterial soap, using Erythromycin gel (mild) or pills (more severe cases). ...Read more
Many: It could be food sensitivity, allergies, lactose intolerance (dairy problem) too much food, gas, blockage of some sort, malabsorption, type of food, etc. Keep a food journal and see if you can identify if a particular type of food is the problem. Could be a gallbladder, liver, or pancreas problem as well. Best to have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
...: A wide range of conditions can cause chronic diarrhea including irritable bowel syndrome, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, food allergies, celiac disease, overactive thyroid and malabsorption syndromes. Infectious causes can include bacteria (salmonella, shigella, e. Coli, c. Diff, campylobacter, etc.), parasites (giardia, entamoeba histolytica, cryptosporidium, etc.) and viruses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fear of panic attack: Experts are not completely sure what the exact causes of agoraphobia are. Most believe that they are a result of physical and/or psychological factors. People with agoraphobia often fear having a panic attack in public and not being able to get to safety. Fear of embarassment is often a factor in agoraphobia, leading to staying home rather then out and about. ...Read more
Obesity: The predominent theory as to the cause for pcos is the elevated estrogen levels that occur as a result of obesity. While some women with pcos are not overweight - the vast majority are - and most of them will experience resolution of the pcos simply with weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. Fungal skin infection cause ring worm, athletes foot, etc. ...Read more
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