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Doctor insights on: What Skin Illness Would Cause Long Term Heel Lesions With A Strong Smell

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What skin illness would cause long term heel lesions with a strong smell?

What skin illness would cause long term heel lesions with a strong smell?

Bacterial infection: Heel lesions with small holes in the skin are caused by a kind of strep called pitted keratolysis. It is caused by excessive sweating which allows the bacteria to over grow. Decrease sweating with antiperspirant at night on feet, insole to absorb excessive sweat and topical Erythromycin as used for acne. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of a yeast related skin rash in an infant? How long does it take to clear up with an ointment & is it contagious?

What are the possible causes of a yeast related skin rash in an infant? How long does it take to clear up with an ointment & is it contagious?

Part of life: Yeast is around us in the environment & by later infancy at least 5% of the dry weight of poo is yeast. The skin surface is resistant to yeast unless irritated or over hydrated ( like wearing diapers ). The yeast creates a rash when it takes the opportunity of a simple exposure & sets up housekeeping on irritated skin.Improvement with rx occurs within days. ...Read more

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What is the treat for aseptic meningitis caused by reaction from ivig? And does it have any long lasting affects? Like h/a more frequently

What is the treat for aseptic meningitis caused by reaction from ivig? And does it have any long lasting affects? Like h/a more frequently

Conservative: Pain relief meds for headaches, good hydration...tincture of time. Symptoms will pass & you are not more likely in the future to get headaches unless you do the IVIG again. You may wish to look into a device for headaches and neck pain called SOOTHEAWAY. Find at www.sootheaway.com. Most insurance DOES NOT cover this thing in my state. I do not own stock in this company (Drat!) but it works well ...Read more

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How do you treat severe dry mouth, cracked lips, and a white tongue as a side effect of radiation therapy? How long will these symptoms last?

How do you treat severe dry mouth, cracked lips, and a white tongue as a side effect of radiation therapy? How long will these symptoms last?

Xerostomia:: The effect of incidental irradiation to the parotid (salivary) glands. It may be permanent. You need to visit and speak with your radiation oncology team that provided your treatment. There are some simple things that can ameliorate, and there were some options to use during treatment..No sense going there. Your follow up should check tumor control as well as these symptoms. ...Read more

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Penicillin is a type of fungus which i'm allergic to. If I have a minor feet fungus can it lead to brain damage?

Penicillin is a type of fungus which i'm allergic to. If I have a minor feet fungus can it lead to brain damage?

Penicillin : This antibiotic was isolated from cultures of a mold, penicillium notatum. If you are truly allergic to penicillin consider getting a warning wrist band. Superficial fungal infections of your skin will not lead to brain damage. ...Read more

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An MRI has shown white matter build up in the periventricular area. Without other symptoms of ms, and with a history of diabetes and hypertension, how likely is MS as a diagnosis? Can it just be bp?

An MRI has shown white matter build up in the periventricular area. Without other symptoms of ms, and with a history of diabetes and hypertension, how likely is MS as a diagnosis? Can it just be bp?

Unlikely: These changes usually reflect alterations in the white matter as a result of narrowing of small blood vessels to the white matter. This is called chronic microvascular ischemia. Your history of diabetes and hypertension are likely the cause of these changes but they are commonly seen in the elderly. Ms usually has a different distribution of white matter changes. ...Read more

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Can celibacy lead to any long term problems for a male? I'm 22 and just have vey little interest in sex with either gender. Is it use it or lose it?

Can celibacy lead to any long term problems for a male? I'm 22 and just have vey little interest in sex with either gender. Is it use it or lose it?

No: There is no use it or lose it relationship with celibacy. Loss of interest may be related to depression or welbutrin (and other anti-depressive medications). Additionally, there are other medical issues that can cause a loss of interest, as mentioned by others. You should sit down and talk with your physician and have an examination to help determine the cause and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Is Cinquair/nucala ok to use for someone with a history of VIN3 secondary to long standing lichen sclerosis?

Is Cinquair/nucala ok to use for someone with a history of VIN3 secondary to long standing lichen sclerosis?

Mgt: A virtual inbox consultation may help in managing your pulmonary problems. Imaging and your labs including eosinophil counts, may be uploaded to the site. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a mild case of psoriasis on several toenails without any skin symptoms?

Is it normal to have a mild case of psoriasis on several toenails without any skin symptoms?

Yes: With mild cases of psoriais, you can develop this in just the toenails as this makes the nails weaker and prone to a fungus infection. ...Read more

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Can the smell from a new carpet hurt me? It won't cause any long term symptoms right?

Can the smell from a new carpet hurt me? It won't cause any long term symptoms right?

Depends: There are various chemicals in carpet and some of these are volatile and get in the air. If you are allergic to any of these chemicals, you may have respiratory allergic response. People differ in their sensitivity to various chemicals some may have adverse response. For vast majority of the people there are no ill effects. ...Read more

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Can someone recommend a antiperspirant that does not cause irritation and is natural ?

Can someone recommend a antiperspirant that does not cause irritation and is natural ?

There are a few: Each sensitive person may have particular issues, so you might need to try a few to see what's best for you. Here's a start from people who reviewed 6. http://www.refinery29.com/natural-deodorant. ...Read more

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Baby has herpangina or possible impetigo what can I do and Is it a life long virus ?

Baby has herpangina or possible impetigo what can I do and Is it a life long virus ?

Confusing statement: Herpangina is in the mouth, impetigo is on the skin. It is one or the other by location. Herpangina is caused by a transient virus which disappears after the infection is over. Impetigo is caused by bacteria that can be killed off, but could come back with a new exposure. ...Read more

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Could nail pitting without no skin lesions nor family history of psoriasis be associated with non-diseased states? For example, too much hand washing?

Could nail pitting without no skin lesions nor family history of psoriasis be associated with non-diseased states? For example, too much hand washing?

Not all the same: Not all pitting is the same. Psoriasis, alopecia areata, lichen planus are some of the things you may find. NOT due to calcium or fungus. Some pitting is very trivial, sometimes annoying. A dermatologist may be able to put it in perspective. Nail biting often causes ridges. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing a particularly bad case of pityriasis rosea. What can I do about the flaking skin?

I'm experiencing a particularly bad case of pityriasis rosea. What can I do about the flaking skin?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I understand that hypostatic pneumonia can be caused by a virus or bacteria (if a patient is non-ambulatory for a long time). Are there any other causes?

I understand that hypostatic pneumonia can be caused by a virus or bacteria (if a patient is non-ambulatory for a long time).  Are there any other causes?

Yes: Fungal in some cases as well but very unlikely unless immunosuppressed. More likely bacterial or viral. Depending on the facility you may be able to get chest physiotherapy which may assist and possibly reduce the risk of this unfortunate complication developing ...Read more

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From what ive read, zika is a limited diseAse for a male. But can it cause future issues? Similar to how long standing h pylori can cause cancer

From what ive read, zika is a limited diseAse for a male. But can it cause future issues? Similar to how long standing h pylori can cause cancer

Not persistent infec: Zika is a virus infection which is cleared by the immune system in a matter of weeks. So the virus does not persist in the body for more than a few months because the body makes good antibodies against it and that is all that is left behind after the virus has been cleared up in your blood(It can persist in the semen for a longer period of time). ...Read more

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What kind of damage can long term waist training cause and would it be permanent?

What kind of damage can long term waist training cause and would it be permanent?

Corset issues...: Think of your body as a balloon like the long ones people make animals out of. If you squeeze and tighten one section, the stuff (air in a balloon, all sorts of stuff in a human) being squeezed must pop out in a different section of the balloon or the body. Where else would all the stuff go? Abdominal muscles are vital to supporting the back and abdomen. A corset interferes with abdominal muscles. ...Read more