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What does having corns mean?

What does having corns mean?

Painful bumbs: Corns are painful bumps on the feet, usually at pressure points, or in between toes ("soft corns"). They are often caused by tight shoes or excessive walking or running. ...Read more

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What does having elephantiasis mean?

What does having elephantiasis mean?

Lymph obstruction: Elephantiasis refers to massive swelling of a limb due to blockage of tiny channels in the soft tissues called lymphactics. These channels usually help circulate white blood cells throughout the body and help filter certain waste products. Parasites and certain developmental diseases can cause elephantiasis. Lymphatic swelling caused by tumors or operations is usually called lymphedema. ...Read more

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What does having hyperlipidemia mean?

What does having hyperlipidemia mean?

See below.: Hyperlipidemia refers to elevated cholesterol and/or elevated triglycerides and low HDL (good cholesterol). These abnormalities are important because the increase the risk of developing vascular disease over time. They are especially important in patients with other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, cigarette smoking and family history of premature heart disease. ...Read more

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What does having bronchiolitis mean?

What does having bronchiolitis mean?

Lower resp Infection: Bronchiolitis is an infection of the small breathing tubes (bronchioles) of the lungs. It's usually caused by a virus. The infection can cause swelling in those small airways, extra fluid production, and therefore making it hard for your baby to breath sometimes. It usually start with some mild cough and congestion that progressively worsens and can lead to fast breathing. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have arteriosclerosis of extremities?

What does it mean when you have arteriosclerosis of extremities?

PAD: Peripheral arterial disease is caused by cholesterol build up that narrows the arteries carrying oxygen and blood flow to the legs. Most patients have no symptoms and are diagnosed with an abi, measuring blood pressure in the legs. Treatment is lowering cholesterol, exercise, not smoking, and controlling blood pressure. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ankles are burning?

What does it mean when your ankles are burning?

Could be: Nerve entrapment, excess swelling, neuropathy and many other things. If you have these problems or the burning you may want to watch over time and if persists or worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have aphasia?

What does it mean if I have aphasia?

Not sure what you: Mean, aphasia means trouble using or understanding language, if you are asking about the cause, it is a problem in the brain from a number of possible causes like alcohol or stroke. ...Read more

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What exactly does having a 10.5% BMI mean?

What exactly does having a 10.5% BMI mean?

Need to see doctor.: I usually like to provide concrete answers to questions here, but your query requires some definitive testing. There could be many metabolic, infectious, nutritional, gastrointestinal, endocrine issues causing the problem with your weight. Your BMI is dangerously low. You need to initiate a local work-up with a doctor right away. Please. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high rdw?

What does it mean when you have high rdw?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. ...Read more

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If your period doesn't come, what does that mean ?

If your period doesn't come, what does that mean ?

Possible reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have scrotom pains what does this mean?

Many things: If having pains in your scrotal area would see a urologist. To evaluate. It may or may not be something. If pains severe go to the er. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when my nipples are itchy?

What exactly does it mean when my nipples are itchy?

Various causes!: Nipple itching can have serious underlying causes. Therefore one should be evaluated by a physician. The history and physical should lead one to a cause and determines further work up or treatment. An example of a serious cause is paget's dz, a rare breast cancer form. Less serious are benign breast tumors, skin dz like atopic dermatitis, mechanical causes like "joggers nipple.". ...Read more

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What does it mean when your having contractions pregnant?

What does it mean when your having contractions pregnant?

Get checked: Depnding on how frequent your contractions are it could be false labor or premature labor. Please see your doctor as soon as possible if you are having contractions. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have ataxia?

What does it mean if I have ataxia?

Ataxia: The word ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are affected. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech, and eye movements. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my father is having septicaemia?

What does it mean if my father is having septicaemia?

Germs in blood: Septicemia is a term that applies to in illness or complication of illness where germs (bacteria or fungus) are in the blood stream. It can be used when suspected due to overall condition or after confirmation when the germs are found growing in blood cultures. ...Read more

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What does purple feet mean during pregnancey mean?

What does purple feet mean during pregnancey mean?

Venous congestion.: Congratulations on your pregnancy! this can be an exciting time. This can also be a time of discovery for other aspects of your body. With a baby onboard, this space occupying heaviness can impede the normal venous flow from the feet and legs to the heart. Pooled venous blood in your feet is blue due to low oxygenation--in contradistinction to the red oxygenated blood flowing from the heart. ...Read more

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What does having corns mean?

Painful bumbs: Corns are painful bumps on the feet, usually at pressure points, or in between toes ("soft corns"). They are often caused by tight shoes or excessive walking or running. ...Read more

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What are corns?

What are corns?

Corns: Thickening of skin over areas of prominence on the tops of the toes. ...Read more

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How are corns treated?

How are corns treated?

Hammertoes: Corns usually signify that you have hammertoes depending on how severe they are you may need either just shaving of the skin or may need a hammertoe surgery. ...Read more

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How can I treat corns?

You can try : Filing with an emory board then protecting with a silicone toe sleeve. Podiatrists can offer more permenant solutions. ...Read more

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Best way to treat corns?

Best way to treat corns?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause a thickening of the skin. Causes may include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure corns?

What's a good way to cure corns?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause a thickening of the skin. Causes may include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment may be conservative or surgical. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What puts someone at risk for corns?

Bone changes: Constant pressure from i'll fitting shoes puts pressure on bones that produce protective thickening of skin. Shoes must fit properly and underlying bone amy need to be treated of necessary by podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat corns?

Sal acid plaster: 1) keep pressure off the corn, especially avoid too-tight shoes. 2) use donut-shaped corn pads to help keep pressure off a corn. 3) salicylic acid plasters, like mediplast, applied directly on the corn can soften and make it less painful. 4) corns can be pared, especially after they're softened by a salicylic acid pad. 5) a corn could be from an underlying bone spur, possibly needing surgery. ...Read more

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What method should I use to remove corns?

Find the cause....: I would seek the care of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. The cause of corns can be anything from poorly fitting shoes to something more serious. Many times corns will become smaller or even disappear if their cause is corrected. An orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area can be found at aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Why do corns develop and why are they painful?

Pressure or friction: Calluses and corns form naturally to protect areas of skin where there is repeated pressure or frequent friction. Corns and calluses are thickened dead skin material. Corns hurt when they grow big and start pressing into the deeper parts of the foot (especially if the corn is on the bottom of the foot, and a person has to stand on the corn). ...Read more

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Is there more than one good way to treat corns?

Corns: Corns and calluses can be treated with many types of medicated products to chemically pare down the thickened, dead skin. These products are share the same active ingredient -- salicylic acid, the ingredient used in over-the-counter wart-removal products. ...Read more

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I'm curious. What symptoms go along with corns?

I'm curious. What symptoms go along with corns?

Rough hard bump: Usually appears as a rough thick hard bump, can be tender. Tends to occur on tops or sides of toes, bottom of feet in areas where there's rubbing or friction or weight-bearing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Corns?

What is the definition or description of: Corns?

Corns: A corn is a thick, hard area on the foot formed with dead skin cells often in response to friction/ pressure. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure corns at home, effectively!?

Corns: To get rid of corns at home effectively, might want to use a pomous stone and apply urea cream. That is the safest and most effective way to treat corns. ...Read more

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How will having corns affect my child's long-term health?

How will having corns affect my child's long-term health?

Corns: Corns will not affect long-term (or short-term) health. However, they can be very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Will removing a corn cause more corns to grow in its place?

Will removing a corn cause more corns to grow in its place?

No: Corns and calluses are caused by repeated pressure or friction against skin. It is a protective reaction to avoid blisters. In the foot, corns generally occur due to pressure from ill-fitting shoewear. Removing the corn will not cause more corns to grow in their place, but if the original cause of the corn is not changed, the corn will come back. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to developing corns than others?

Yes: Calluses and corns are thickened dead skin material, and form naturally to protect areas of skin where there is repeated pressure or frequent friction. People whose feet bones are formed a way that causes more pressure or friction spots during walking will tend to get corns more easily. Poorly fitting shoes and excessive walking, running, or climbing may increase calluses and corns, too. ...Read more

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Are there certain foods that predispose you to developing corns?

No: There are no particular foods that one might eat that would cause the development of corns (eating corn doesn't cause corns!). However, if one had poorly-fitting shoes, and had to walk many miles every day to the market to buy food, then he might develop calluses and corns from his daily trips to get food. ...Read more

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Im a teen. How will having corns mess up my health later in life?

Foot discomfort: They won't "mess up your life" but they can cause foot discomfort depending on their size and position. They can certainly make wearing certain types of shoes uncomfortable. Diabetics, however, should have corns and callouses removed or trimmed to prevent further problems. ...Read more

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