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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv Type 1 And 2 (Definition)

A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more


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What causes boils on the thigh area?

Visualize the Boils: To get a better answer to your question, have a healthcare personnel look at the lesions to determine the nature and possible cause. Your primary care provider will be of great help. ...Read more

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What could cause red bumps on the back of the hand?

What could cause red bumps on the back of the hand?

Dermatitis: It may be some forms of dermatitis when you are in contact with in your environment.It is not possible to tell you at this time.You need to see doctor for better evaluartion on your question. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?

What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?

Lingual tonsils: Raised areas at the base of tongue (behind the curvature of tongue) are a normal variant of lymphatic tissue, like tonsils and adenoids. In fact they are called lingual tonsils and help form a protective ring of lymphatics in throat like immigration checkpoint against invading bacteria and viruses. They can cause snoring and sleep apnea. If recently enlarged then can be a sign of disease. ...Read more

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What causes abscesses on the scrotum?

What causes abscesses on the scrotum?

Bacteria: Abscesses can occur anywhere. The causes can vary but ultimately its bacterial invasion that is responsible. ...Read more

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What causes pimples boils on the virginia?

What causes pimples boils on the virginia?

Folliculitis: Pimples in the genital region are typically folliculitis, or inflammation of the hair follicle. If left untreated, they can progress to abscess. See your doctor to receive a topical antibiotic or steroid to decrease the inflammation in that area. ...Read more

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What causes little itchy bumps on the back of the neck?

What causes little itchy bumps on the back of the neck?

Several causes: Little itchy bumps on the nape, several forms of dermatitis (skin inflammation), folliculitis (inflammation ofthe hair follicles) , ? Psoriasis ( a scaly skin condition), or seborrhea (part of it is dandruff) u may want 2 c ur 1ry md or a referral to a dermatologist 2 sort it out. ...Read more

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What would cause rash on the back of my legs?

What would cause rash on the back of my legs?

Too many possible : There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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What can cause two bumps on the back of my tongue?

What can cause two bumps on the back of my tongue?

Tongue: Hello. What i believe you are seeing is just a normal variation of a healthy tongue. Your tongue requires adequate saliva for hydration, taste, speech (tongue movement) and swallowing food. Remember to drink adequate fluids and add more water in the winter months. Brushing your tongue is important but it doesn't sound like thrush. If it persists or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes the bumps on my areola to hurt?

What causes the bumps on my areola to hurt?

Montgomery Glands?: If it was just one - i would wonder if you had a montgomery gland cyst? With pain of multiple areas - has the skin become too dry or chapped ? If yes, use a lubricant. Has fabric been abraiding the tissue of your areolas? If so, use a soft bra. ...Read more

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What causes pimples on your back and chest?

What causes pimples on your back and chest?

Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that lead to acne - oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria. You may also try to wear lose fitting clothing particularly during activities with high perspiration. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in my buttcheeks on the side?

Piriformis syndrome: Or trochanteric bursitis. Piriformis is a muscle which helps to rotate your leg out. If you turn your toes in and put pressure on the painful spot, piriformis will ache more. If it's bursa pain, it will hurt anytime with moderate pressure right over the side where the hip bone is. ...Read more

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What causes pain on the back of the leg?

Could be your back: It is difficult to answer given the amount of information. Isolated pain on the back of your leg could be from an injury. In the calf it could be from a blood clot. If it runs down the back of your leg it could be your back. It is probably worth getting checked out by a primary care provider. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the areola?

What causes bumps on the areola?

Normal: There are two types of bumps. The areola has many small glands that produce lubricating secretions for the nipple. These glands get larger as we age, and become more obvious. Also there are erectile muscles beneath the skin of the areola that can can make the areola "bunch up" when it is cold or stimulated. ...Read more

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What causes small bumps on the back?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes scabs on the scalp?

What causes scabs on the scalp?

Healing: Any injury to the scalp will eventually try to heal. Dried blood, mixed with died cells form a layer on the wound surface known as scab. Beneath it a new skin is formed and the scab will eventually fall off the normal skin. It works as a shied, basically. ...Read more

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What are the causes of big pimples on my body that hurt?

What are the causes of big pimples on my body that hurt?

Acne?: If this is nodulocystic acne on your trunk, you're going to need to get with a dermatologist for Isotretinoin treatment before you end up mutilated. If it is not, a dermatology consult is indicated in any case to rule out such entities as dermatitis herpetiformis or dozens of others. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Paget Disease Of The Nipple (Definition)

Is a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. The incidence is approximately around 3%. Most of them are also associated with underlying breast cancer. Biopsy should be done to confirm. Mammogram, sonogram and perhaps MRI breast should be done-depending on the case to ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Biological Therapy (Definition)

Biological therapy means treatment with agents that are natural biologic products (such as antibodies from other species, etc.). The new drugs like Humira (adalimumab) (that are constantly advertised on tv) are examples; these are usually used for immune caused diseases like ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid ...Read more