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What Happens If Ringworm Is Not Treated
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
Fatigue, tired: Initially the symptoms are feeling tired, doing regular chores drains one; dizziness on standing; the distance of walking decreases and shortness of breath can occur; in advanced stages (meaning much lower hemoglobin levels) especially in patients with atherosclerosis of blood vessels (plaques) there is risk of heart strain or decrease in blood supply to vital organs which include brain, kidney. ...Read more
Chronic neck pain: Acceleration/deceleration injuries, such as seen in mvas, frequently cause inflammation to the cervical facet joints (joints of neck), which is the classic "whiplash" phenomenon. Conservative care as previous mentioned should work for most, but when the pain persists, facet joint injections are extremely helpful as well as ligamentous trigger point injections into the areas of muscle spasms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: In some cases, the hyperthyroidism will get progressively worse and cause severe damage to the heart and other organs, and can even be fatal. Fortunately this is rare. More common are subtle effects on the brain causing irritability, poor concentration, poor judgment, and poor impulse control leading to trouble at work, and in getting along with others, including spouses and family members. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid: It depends on the age and how severe the hypothyroidism is. In children under 3 yrs old developmental problems or even retardation could occur. Growth failure could be a symptom in older kids. Others include forgetfulness, depression, mood swings, dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, lethargy, cold intolerance, exercise intolerance, irregular or heavy periods, and weight gain. ...Read more
Many consequences: The consequences of untreated stds can include pelvic inflammatory disease, future infertility, cervical cancer (caused by hpv) and other very serious medical problems in the case of HIV or syphillis. It is always best to get tested and treated if you suspect you have been exposed. Usually the treatments are easy to tolerate and the symptoms resolve quickly. ...Read more
You'll suffer.: Obviously you'll continue to have nasal and eye symptoms. Also, a certain number of individuals will go on to develop asthma or if they already have asthma it will get worse. It has been well documented that controlling nasal symptoms decreases asthma symptoms. Current intranasal corticosteroid sprays and 2nd generation non-sedating antihistames are very effective with few, if any, side-effects. ...Read more
What is carcassi microbial infection of the lung how is it treated? What can happen if not treated?
Often works too well: Unfortunately for its huge volume and not-so-good taste, some people are not able to drink the entire gallon; otherwise it often works very well for those able to drink it. As a matter of fact I have never encounter any patient complaining that it did not work--often it works too well--going to bathroom too many times! so, if you can take, I am quite confident that it will work. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stool testing: Looking for proglottids (segments) of the tapeworm or the eggs. ...Read more
Drainage, Abscess: Failure to correct an anal fistula generally leads to persistent drainage, recurrent peri rectal abscesses and gradual fibrosis of the anal sphincter. Correction of anal fistulas is generally indicated. See a board certified colorectal surgeon. Some fistulas are simple, but some are very complex. ...Read more
You can get very ...: Sick or die. If we diagnose and treat appendicitis early, before perforation, it is a quick operation and short hospitalization. If the appendix is already ruptured, the operation is more difficult, and the hospitalization is longer. If untreated altogether, appendicitis would probably be lethal. ...Read more
Better or worse: Sometimes bronchitis can resolve itself, particularly if it's caused by a virus. On the other hand, it can worsen leading to shortness of breath and possibly pneumonia. If it has been going on for more than 5 days, you should be evaluated by a primary care provider. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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