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What could cause people to get boils?

What could cause people to get boils?

Boils: Boils are usually caused by a bacteria called staph. Can be contagious. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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What can cause people to have itchy stomachs?

What can cause people to have itchy stomachs?

Pruritis: Many different things can cause itchy skin, whether over the stomach or other body parts. For example, it may be caused by allergies, infections, certain medicines, or skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Many times itchy skin just happens when your skin is dry, as is very common in cold weather. Ref: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/pruritis/causes-risk-factors ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sthat sinus infections can be so hard to get rid of sometimes?

Can you please tell me why it'sthat sinus infections can be so hard to get rid of sometimes?

Sinusitis: The most effective way to reduce sinusitis is to reduce the swelling around the eustation tubes, so the middle ear can drain. This can be done with decongestants and a nasal spray that can shrink the swollen tissue around the eustation tubes. You can also give yourself a sinus washout. Kits are available at pharmacies. If fever persists see you doctor. ...Read more

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Can surgery cause someone to get guillian barre, and if not, what would/could cause you to get it?

Can surgery cause someone to get  guillian barre, and if not, what would/could cause you to get it?

Generally No: Guillian barre syndrome have many different causes, but some of the most common includes a recent viral infection usually upper respiratory infection. The body attacks the nerves first and causes diffuse paralysis initially, but most people the deficits resolve with good medical care but in some people the deficits last. ...Read more

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What could cause you get staph infection?

What could cause you get staph infection?

Some thoughts...: Some people have staph bacteria colonizing their skin or nose and have no obvious symptoms. During times of illness, stress, skin breakdown (cuts, scrapes) or immunosuppression, the bacteria can cause infection. You can also get it from coming into contact with it in the environment or with a person who has an active staph lesion. ...Read more

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What can cause you to black out?

What can cause you to black out?

A million things: If you are passing out, becoming unconscious, that is a medical emergency and needs to be evaluated. It can be caused by strokes, heart attacks, heart arrhthmias, a blood clot to the lungs, or severe loss of fluid -dehydration or bleeding. If you mean an alcoholic blackout - not remembering what happened - alcohol does that as a toxic effect, and other rapid acting sedatives can do the same thing. ...Read more

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What causes people to get a mucocele, can you help me?

What causes people to get a mucocele, can you help me?

Mucocoele: They are blocked salivary gland ducts that can swell. Sometimes they can be uncomfortable due to the swelling of the tissue, sometimes they pop open and drain and seemingly go away. They may recur. In rare instances they may need to be surgically opened or removed if they become problematic. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to get dizzy?

What can cause someone to get dizzy?

Many things: "dizziness" can be caused by low blood pressure, sinusitis, viral infection, ear infection, meniere's disease, a stroke or tia, brain tumor or other CNS process, or "idiopathic" (no discernable reason). If the symptoms are persistent or severe, you should see a physician. ...Read more

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I have become prone to fungal & viral skin infections. Can you suggest, what can be the cause?

I have become prone to fungal & viral skin infections. Can you suggest, what can be the cause?

Need more info: What exactly are the infections you are referring to? More specific informations about exactly what types of skin infections you are having is needed. The cause can range from benigh to more serious immune disorder. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the cause of scalp pimples and what can I do to get rid of them?

Could you tell me what's the cause of scalp pimples and what can I do to get rid of them?

Antibiotic: Staph folliculitis is the most common cause of scalp pimples. An anti staph antibiotic for one week works best. Clean your combs and brushes with hot water and clorox soaks. ...Read more

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What causes a bacterial infection to develop and can it keep you from concieving?

What causes a bacterial infection to develop and can it keep you from concieving?

Bacteria/opportunist: Bacteria are basic opportunists.They grow & reproduce anywhere they find a source of moisture & nutrients, if a germ like chlamydia or gonococcus are introduced into the female genital tract, they can find plenty of nutrients along the linings. Over time they can produce scarring of the inside of delicate structures like the fallopian tubes & reduce fertility. ...Read more

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How do you get a small blood infection? What can cause it

How do you get a small blood infection? What can cause it

Blood infections: These are serious conditions - and I don't know how you were told this could be 'small'. That doesn't make sense. I treat any infection of the blood stream extremely seriously. Once a germ is in the blood - it can go anywhere in the body and cause serious trouble. You need answers so I would call your doctor for an explanation. Infectious Disease doctors are specialists in this area BTW. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to get really dizzy?

What could cause someone to get really dizzy?

Vague: Dizziness is not a medical term but is a common speech word for a very vague term which has many meanings. If you want help for your problem, you are going to need much more specificity in your problem's description. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is progeria and how do people get it?

Could you explain what is progeria and how do people get it?

Supportive care: This rare pattern of premature aging is caused by a random new genetic mutation. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperitive. Most work with a team of specialists who can monitor the DX specific healthrisks ; provide guidence for your local source of care.They can also help you find support groups ; other parents in the same situation. ...Read more

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What causes me to get boils?

More info needed: Where are you getting the boils, all over or in specific areas of your body.Let us know for a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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What can be causing frequent boils to occur?

What can be causing frequent boils to occur?

Depends: First thing to exclude would be diabetes. Get checked for that. If you are not diabetic, immune deficiency would need to be considered and investigated. You need to see a doctor for proper evaluation. In the mean time try to keep your skin clean, meticulously. ...Read more

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What causes you to get hemorrhoids and how to prevent it?

What causes you to get hemorrhoids and how to prevent it?

Pressure: Hemorrhoids are similar to varicose veins of the legs - pressure and gravity cause them to form. ...Read more

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How can I get malabsorption? Things or foods that cause it ? Thank you

How can I get malabsorption? Things or foods that cause it ? Thank you

Many issues: The functioning gut will absorb the foods it processes when it is healthy.Af you have injury to the gut, from disease (cystic fibrosis,crohn's) , surgical loss, food allergies, food intolerances, poor absorption will occur.Gluten sensitivity is a timely topic. No 40 red food dye & lactose intolerance, the list goes on.Some malabsorption is transient, like after diarrhea , some is long term. ...Read more

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