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What Causes Boils On The Back
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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