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What Is Psoriasis Caused By
Known as "the flu": influenza is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus (there isn't "an influenza"). Typical symptoms: high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle aches, headache, cough, fatigue. It spreads through the air from coughs/sneezes or touching contaminated surfaces. Yearly preventive immunizations are effective. Treatment: rest, fluids, fever/pain relievers. Antivirals may help if given early ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parental expectation: In addition to the "genetic" component and imbalanced chemicals in the brain, some bipolar patients had parents who had unrealistic expectations of them and "broke their hearts" by appearing to love them more for what they could accomplish than for who they were. "conditional love" hurts and sometimes the price paid by the often talented child will be difficulty following through on "achieving.". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dupuytrens is a : Progressive disorder that at this point does not have a cure but has treatments. The disease begins with thickening and nodules the palm that can eventually from cords. These cords are above the tendons in the fascia and the fingers can curl and lose flexibility or form contractures. http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No cure: Children can outgrown it. Allergy shots can help control seasonal allergies. There really is no cure, but there are numerous medications to control it. Also decreasing the exposures that trigger your allergies ( pets, dust etc) can help as well. Have you seen an allergist? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gene defects: This rare disorder involves the loss of adhesion between top and bottom layers of skin caused by defects in the genes that control their constriction.It comes an dominant and recessive forms with many subtypes.Most involve the type 7 collagen gene. Many labs around the world have studied the problem and record >20k articles on the subject. See www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/gquery. ...Read more
Diphtheria: A disease that is uncommon in our country, the USA, is Diphtheria. This disease once infected thousands of children and caused thousands of deaths. The reason it is uncommon in our country now is because of vaccinations, specifically the DPT vaccine. Diphtheria still occurs worldwide, in tropical countries. CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/dip.pdf ...Read more
Smallpox: There were 2 clinical types of smallpox. Variola minor was less severe than Variola Major. Smallpox from Variola Minor had a death rate of 1% or less. 90% or > unvaccinated smallpox cases fell under the category of “ordinary Smallpox”. The overall fatality rate for Smallpox was 30%. Malignant (AKA flat) Smallpox made up 5 to 10% of cases, was usually fatal & mostly effected children. > ...Read more
Fatty lump: A lipoma is an abnormal lump of fat, thought to be caused by trauma. It feels like a little lump under the skin, like a marble. Usually you can move it around, meaning that it isn't attached to the skin. If you are having pain, get the lipoma removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Dandruff is flaking of the scalp. It can be simple shedding of skin. Can be due to sun burn. Can be due to infection, inflammation or other acute causes. Mostly, however, it is due to seborrheic dermatitis. This is an inflammation of the skin often due to a low grade fungal infection or a reaction to oils in the scalp. Best treated with tar shampoos or antifungal shampoos. Maybe topicals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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