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What Is The Permanent Cure For The Auto Immune Skin Disease Called Pemphigus
Pemphigus: There are multiple immunosuppressive treatments available for the management of pemphigus. Typically treatment begins with oral steroids but commonly Dapsone or intravenous immunoglobulins are also used. Unfortunately, many autoimmune diseases must be treated by trial and error methods to find the most effective medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
May be: The studies on the subject have given mixed results. ...Read more
My father had rare, painful, disfiguring "auto-immune" skin condition called "p.R.P. What is it? (the last word "purpura")
PPP: I believe the westborough patient means ppp (progressive pigmented purpura). Prp means pityriasis rubra pilaris, a form of psoriasis and not related to purpura. Ppp is a form of chronic blood stains in the skin (purpura), which darken over time and leave pigmented patches in the skin. There are four to five types, mostly due to some auto-immune mechanism or related to a medication allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I have a rare auto immune disease called juvenile dermatomyositis. Can someone tell me what this is?
Different in adults: Dermatomyositis can be a very severe disease causing muscle damage and chronic rashes (months to years). However, in adults there is a risk for more serious disease. If you think you may have dermatomyositis, please discuss this with your doctor. Some simple tests and a good physical exam should help decide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took a urine test and the doctor called back and said I have sugar in my urine, what does this mean. I am a 26 year old male who has common variable immuno deficiency and i may have propheryia or an auto immune disease, does sugar in the urine indictae
Most : Most people don't have sugar in their urine until their blood sugar is 250mg/dl or more. But some people will have sugar in their urine with normal blood levels of glucose. This is called renal glycosuria. It usually has little clinical significance. If your fasting blood sugar is elevated, you may have diabetes. If a blood glucose is done concurrently with finding sugar in your urine, you can sort out if you are just one of those people who spill sugar into the urine at normal blood glucose levels or if you may be diabetic. This should be checked out soon, especially if you are experiencing excessive thirst or frequent urinination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a skin disease called ichtoyosis. It was inherited from my father. Although it's not very serious but is there anyway to cure it?
No, control only: Ichthyosis is an inherited disorder as you mentioned and like most inherited disorders not curable. However there are treatments that can improve the feel and appearance of the skin. Therapy usually consists of creams that contain urea or lactic acid. For instance there is a otc product called "amlactin" that might be helpful. See your dermatologist for newer treatment options. ...Read more
Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?
Diarrhoea, loose stools since 3 years, brittle hair, skin pigmentation, PCOS, borderline anemia, low vit d, watery eyes. Is this auto-immune disease?
My skin is thin all over my body, I have raynauds, dry skin, dry eyes, telogen effluvium, vertical ridges in nails. Could it be auto immune disease?
Yes: Unfortunately you are absolutely right.Get a more detailed answer ›
My skin pigmentation is severely in distress as well as the condition of my skin most noticeable area is my face. I have been on a high dose of amphetamines for about nine years for a severe auto immune sleep disorder. I have some of the classic "tweaker
No clue: You need to see your pcp and probably get a referral to a dermatologist. Amphetamines can cause reduction of blood flow to the skin (and other organs), and that may be part of what is going on, but I have not seen or heard of this complaint. I have taken care of lots and lots of kids on high doses of adderal or concerta, and have not seen this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with ashy dermitosis.Is there a cure for this skin disease.It stareted on my back then disappeared.Now its in my face and neck ?
It usually: It usually lasts for years but hopefully for you it will disappear soon. Discuss options with your dermatologist ...Read more
I have a 3yr old daughter ang I am suspecting she have a chicken skin disease, is there any cure for this type of skin problem?
Keratosis pilaris?: If that's what you mean by "chicken skin disease, " it isn't a disease at all but a variation of normal skin. At 3 years of age i would only moisturize, not try any aggressive treatment. ...Read more
Hello, my son tested positive for hep c antibody. The only reason he was even tested was because we were considering the use of Xeljanz, an RA drug, for his auto immune alopecia universalis. He was retested yesterday and they are doing something called RN
False positive?: Hepatitis C virus antibody test is often falsely positive. That's why the RNA test is needed; it will tell whether your son actually has HCV. You don't say his age, but it is unlikely if young and thus has not shared drug injection equipment; has never had a transfusion; and has not otherwise been heavily exposed to another person's blood. So probably all is well. My fingers are crossed for you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on the specific disease and whether the scalp is involved. ...Read more
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