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What Is The Significant Of Xerosis And Cracking Of The Feet In This Patient
Depends: Dry skin and redness is most often caused by lifestyle behaviors, such as frequent hand washing or exposure to harsh chemicals without proper moisturization. Some medical conditions, such as thyroid disorders or diabetes may increase your susceptibility to dryness. There is a protein called filaggrin that is altered in some people with eczema or a severe form of dry skin, called ichthyosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be poor veins: A common change as people get older is for the blood vessels in the legs to get weaker and often damaged. Poor vein function (varicose veins, venous insufficiency) can cause swelling, and blood pooling. Gravity makes it worse. Sometimes vessels leak blood which can make the skin look red or brownish. Prevent weak veins by staying active, stretching the legs, and putting them up when sitting. ...Read more
What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities?
It first started with the arms and is now in the anterior part of the legs
Multiple: There are multiple causes of numbness in extremities some peripheral like peripheral neuropathy and some central in the brain, , some medication can cause that an example is topamax (topiramate). Also anxiety can be associated with numbness. It is best if you make an appointment with your physician and get evaluated, feel better. ...Read more
There is a redness on the palms of my hands most of the time. What is causeing the palms of my hands to be Red most of the time ?
Mutiple causes: You really need a complete physical exam and blood testing: sometimes this is involuntary vasomotor instability ( similar to blushing); however it can also be related to other issues. ...Read more
Unknown. No cure: The spondyloarthropathies are a group of diseases characterized by joint inflammation primarily of the back and a variety of other tissues. There is no cure. Symptoms are treated based upon severity and progression. Some patients will get better without any intervention while others progress to ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more
Hyperpigmentation: You must a sunblock, at least spf 30, preferably with zinc so the discoloration doesn't get worse and so your treatment has a chance to work. Otc: glycolic acid, kojic acid, retinol, hydroquinone. If those don't work, see your dermatologist for products that are very effective. ...Read more
What is the word for thickening of the surface of the calcaneus bone that also causes severe pain when standing?
What is the bame of the medical condition in which one suddenly have total muscle weakness from fingers to toes?
What are the stages of degeneration of the spine in your neck? I have completely lost the curve in my neck. What is the treatment?
Varies: It is based on the cause of the loss. Sometimes spasm can cause loss of the normal lordosis of the neck and treating the cause of spasm can lead back to normal alignment. Others have a true structural issue in the neck that would not be reversible short of surgery. That is not to say they necessarily need surgery, but rather nothing short of that would change their malalignment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...Read more
Arthritis @ Joints: Arthritis by definition is a joint process-- there are many variants: one category is degenerative osteoarthritis; the other is inflammatory-- noting these are not exclusive. Common symptoms are pain, swelling, effusion, stiffness and decreased range of motion. See your doctor for a specific diagnosis to plan treatment as "leg pain" may have other causes. ...Read more
Joint inflammation: There are several cervical facets or neck joints. In fact there are 2 at each level with 7 levels giving you a total of 14 joints. Over time these joints can "wear out" leading to degeneration and inflammation of the joint. When a joint becomes inflammed it often swells due to increased synovial fluid. The term for an inflammed joint with excess fluid is synovitis. ...Read more
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