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What sort of disease is cradle cap?

What sort of disease is cradle cap?

Seborrhea: Cradle cap is all known as seborrheic dermatitis, causes scaly patches on a baby's scalp. It is not serious, it can cause thick crusting and white or yellow scales. It usually resolves on its own within a few months. Simple measures, such as washing baby's scalp daily with a mild shampoo, can help loosen and remove the cradle cap scales. ...Read more

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Cradle Cap (Definition)

Scaling and flaking of baby's scalp that makes it ...Read more


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What is cradle cap?

What is cradle cap?

Oily,scaley skin : Cradle cap represents warn out skin cells that remain firmly attached to the scalp after they would otherwise fall off. (all of us shed skin all the time) natural skin oils may act as a glue, and most baby shampoos don't include enzymes to break up the oil. ...Read more

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What is a cradle cap?

What is a cradle cap?

A common harmless...: ..Condition in babies. It involves yellowish scales on the scalp, and it often involves a certain type of fungus. If can be very mild and require no treatment (it often bothers the mother more than the baby), or more severe. It goes away eventually by itself, or if it's itchy, it can be treated with diluted over the counter dandruff shampoos. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How is patella-femoral syndrome caused? Is it the result of an injury or is it natural?

How is patella-femoral syndrome caused? Is it the result of an injury or is it natural?

Patellar maltracking: While it can be related to injury or overuse (runner's knee), it is more likely due to structural vulnerabilities such as muscle imbalance or "maltracking". This happens more commonly in women. ...Read more

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What condition is characterized by tendons tearing away from a bone?

What condition is characterized by tendons tearing away from a bone?

Tendon avulsion: Tendon avulsion from a bony insertion can occur around any joint in the body. Generally speaking, most complete avulsions need surgical repair. Common avulsions of this nature include: achilles tendon rupture, pectoralis tendon avulsion, finger flexor/extensor tendon avulsios, biceps tendon avulsion, hamstring tendon avulsions, and the list goes on... ...Read more

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What is the root cause of atopic dermatitis? Is it eczema?

What is the root cause of atopic dermatitis? Is it eczema?

Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is also called eczema, dermatitis, or atopy. Most commonly, it may be thought of as a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. ...Read more

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Lump caused from biting gum what is this?

Lump caused from biting gum what is this?

Lump: Most likely it is a "traumatic fibroma" which is basically scar tissue built up from chronic trauma from the biting. You should still have it checked/biopsied to confirm. You can have it removed via a laser. It does have a reoccurrence possibility if the trauma persists and may need the same treatment years down the road, but it is important to have it checked. Jeffrey briney, d.D.S. ...Read more

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What is newborn eye damage from chlamydia like?

What is  newborn eye damage from chlamydia like?

Conjuctivitis: A newborn may develop conjuctivitis and if left untreated may have corneal scarring and vision impairment. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chlamydia/ds00173. ...Read more

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1. Can the hair caused by seborrheic dermatitis regrow? How long does it take? 2. What kind of foods that cause seborrheic dermatitis

? hair loss: I assume you meant to ask about hair loss from seborrheic dermatitis. Once you control it and stop scratching, the hair will start to grow back. No foods cause this problem. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as the "Old Hag Syndrome" while sleeping? What is it and what causes it?

Is there such thing as the "Old Hag Syndrome" while sleeping? What is it and what causes it?

Yes, sleep paralysis: When we are sleeping our body is mostly paralyzed. If you dream you are running your brain sends out signals telling your body to run; if these signals were not blocked you would actually run. Sometimes you wake but that paralysis has not turned off yet, leading to what is commonly called "Old Hag Syndrome." See http://www.sspri.org/blog/sleep-paralysis-old-hag-syndrome for more and comment: ...Read more

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What is cradle cap? Can adults get it, too?

Unlikely: Cradle cap is due to the accumulation of dried and dead skin in the scalp of an infant, usually due to family's concern that mild scalp massage might "damage the brain through the baby's soft spot." as adults do not have a soft spot, they are much less likely to have cradle cap, as the fear of brain damage from scalp massage is not present. ...Read more

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Loose front tooth/gum from trauma. What is the best treatment?

Loose front tooth/gum from trauma. What is the best treatment?

Splint and suture: If the gums are cut, they may need a few sutures, if the tooth is loose, it must be placed back in proper position and stabilized there w a splint. This will also allow the surrounding bone to heal if there is an alveolar fracture. In addition, a dentist needs to monitor the status of the pulp inthe affected tooth, perhaps a root canal will be needed. Other teeth in the area as well as opposing th. ...Read more

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My mouth is swollen in the front. What is this caused from ?

My mouth is swollen in the front. What is this caused from ?

Trauma or infection: Swelling can be caused by trauma or infection. Another cause could be a reaction to something. This needs to examined by a dentist or physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin injury from scratching?

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What is the definition or description of: skin injury from scratching?

Scratching: Scratching is one form of skin injury caused as a result of the aggressive force used upon outer layers of the skin. Skin injuries are associated with mechanical, thermal and environmental causes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be paralyzed from the waist down from birth? If so, what is this condition called?

Is it possible to be paralyzed from the waist down from birth? If so, what is this condition called?

Paralysis: There is a developmental condition of the fetus called spina bifida and meningomyelocele which causes damage to the distal portion of the spinal cord which can lead to weakness or paralysis of your lower body. ...Read more

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What is the best shampoo for a baby with cradle cap on scalp?

What is the best shampoo for a baby with cradle cap on scalp?

Any shampoo: The treatment for cradle cap is vigorous scrubbing of the scalp when shampooing the hair (any baby shampoo).Brushing the scalp and hair vigorously helps too. ...Read more