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What is eczema caused by ?

What is eczema caused by ?

Nobody knows: but there is an element of allergy in it ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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What is an influenza and what disease is caused by it?

What is an influenza and what disease is caused by it?

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 more

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Bipolar is caused by what?

Bipolar is caused by what?

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 more

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What is dupuytren's disease caused by and what can be done about it?

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 more

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What is the chance that alopecia is caused by lichen planus? What are the usual symptoms?

What is the chance that alopecia is caused by lichen planus? What are the usual symptoms?

Both have same cause: Both alopecia and lichen planus are thought to be an autoimmune disorder. One does not cause the other. ...Read more

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What disease are caused by trichophyton?

What disease are caused by trichophyton?

Fungal infection: Trichophyton can cause athletes foot, fungus of the nails as well as the hair. ...Read more

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What is the cure for asthma that is caused by allergy?

What is the cure for asthma that is caused by allergy?

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 more

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What conditions are caused by a prion?

What conditions are caused by a prion?

Slow viruses: Proto-typical disorder include spongiform encephalopathies such as Jakob-Creuzfeldt disease, but also mad cow disease and Kuru. ...Read more

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How is epidermolysis bullosa caused? What is being done by whom to cure this disease?

How is epidermolysis bullosa caused? What is being done by whom to cure this disease?

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

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What is a disease caused by microbe that is uncommon?

What is a disease caused by microbe that is uncommon?

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

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What is a skin infection caused by bacteria?

What is a skin infection caused by bacteria?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a way of describing a skin infection which is red and streaking up the skin from the wound, bite or or nidus of infection. ...Read more

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Is ringworm really caused by worms?

Is ringworm really caused by worms?

No: It is caused by a fungus.It is called ringworm be ause it has the appaerance of a ring with a sharp border. ...Read more

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What kind of arthritis is caused by Lyme disease?

What kind of arthritis is caused by Lyme disease?

Specific: It is specific to Lyme disease is called Lyme Disease arthritis. It is not rheumatoid or osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What disease is caused by the smallpox virus?

What disease is caused by the smallpox virus?

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

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What are lipomas caused by trauma is it fasha ?

What are lipomas caused by trauma is it fasha ?

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 more

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What is dandruff caused by?

What is dandruff caused by?

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 more

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Psoriasis caused by peanuts/almonds, what to do?

Psoriasis caused by peanuts/almonds, what to do?

Wrong: Psoriasis is not the result of an allergy to nuts. If it is truly psoriasis see a dermatologist for proper treatment. ...Read more