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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more


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What causes skin discoloration?

What causes skin discoloration?

Sun and Hormones: Skin damage due to sun exposure is one of the main causes of skin discoloration. Also, hormones, like estrogen can cause darkening of the skin, known as melasma. Also, there are some fungal infections that can cause skin discoloration as well. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags?

What causes skin tags?

Skin tags: Bening lession. Friction of skin against skin is believed to be the cause. Is more common in obese people , usually on the underarm/axilla-trunk area , and neck area. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags?

Friction and rubbing: Some people tend to get them and other people do not. We don't know why that is. The occur in places that the skin experiences friction or rubbing but why some get them and others don't we don't know. ...Read more

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What causes skin dryness?

Enviroment and More: Although mostly environmental, potential causes include weather (driest in winter), central heating and air conditioning, hot baths/frequent showering, swimming (breaks down the lipid barriers in your skin), harsh soaps/detergents, sun exposure, atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, thyroid disorders (hypoth). Visit a medical doctor to find out more, consider cosmo grade apple phloretin hydrator. ...Read more

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What fungus generally causes itchy red skin?

What fungus generally causes itchy red skin?

All fungi: All fungi trichophyton, microspsporum etc can cause itchy red skin and should be treated with topilcal antifungals and if extensive oral antifungals such as lamisil, (terbinafine) Nizoral or sporonox. ...Read more

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Is there a fungus that causes itchy, red skin?

Is there a fungus that causes itchy, red skin?

Itchy skin: Any fungus that interacts with the skin can cause a red itchy rash either through an allergic contact dermatitis or an irritant contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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What causes ringworms?

What causes ringworms?

Fungi: Not worms. Certain species of fungus invades the uppermost layer of the skin and digests lipids in the stratum corneum outwardly expanding, hence the rings. ...Read more

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What causes skin cancer?

What causes skin cancer?

Sun damage, Genetics: There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two together can be very dangerous. If you have a strong family history, lots of sun exposure, or any enlarging skin lesions, be evaluated by your local doctor and/or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is bumpy scatttered skin condition called and what causes it?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. Prescription medications and self-care measures can improve this condition. ...Read more

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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes the skin to dry fast?

What causes the skin to dry fast?

Fast Dry Skin: Lowered relative humidity at home or in the workplace can cause dryness of the skin, especially in the winter time. There are also some medications that can be responsible for excessive skin dryness. ...Read more

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What causes a dry, itchy, flaky, scrotum?

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What causes a dry, itchy, flaky, scrotum?

Here are some...: Some lesions like psoriasis, eczema (including atopic dermatitis), etc. may cause recurrent intractable itch, but the underlying causes for these lesions remain unknown, although skin fungal infection could lead to similar itch but responding well to antifungal with steroid cream. Nonetheless, it is hard to offer right Dx for right care without a direct look at them. ...Read more

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What causes itching under the skin?

What causes itching under the skin?

Itching: Itching can have many causes. Go to the following web page for possible causes of itching. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/itchy-skin/basics/causes/con-20028460. ...Read more

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What mind be the causes of itchy skin spots?

Itchy Spots: If the spots appear on a person's face, neck, or trunk the culprit may be acne. Itchy spots that show up on someone's hands or feet may indicate either eczema or psoriasis, or allergy. If itchy spots occur on skin in the genital area, they may be caused by molluscum, lichen planus, scabies, or pubic hair lice. On the scalp, itchy spots may be seborrheic dermatitis or allergy. Medications can itch. ...Read more

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What STD causes dry itchy skin?

What STD causes dry itchy skin?

Syphilis and hiv: Advanced HIV is associated with dry and itchy skin. Syphilis leads to a rash which can appear to be dry. However, dry and itchy skin is usually not from an std. If it is occurring is a small area, then a skin fungal infection could be the cause. If it affecting the whole body there could be a number of causes including dry air and the type of soap you are using. ...Read more

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What causes tinea versicolor?

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What causes tinea versicolor?

Pityrosporum ovale: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin caused by pityrosporum ovale. It usually presents as dark reddish-brown patches on the skin of the back, upper arms, axilla, chest, and neck. The patches sometimes appear lighter than the surrounding skin because they do not tan with sun exposure. Treatment is often with topical antifungals (e.g. Ketoconazole). ...Read more

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