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What sort of disorder is eczema?

What sort of disorder is eczema?

The itch that rashes: We can think of eczema as having 2 main parts: something about affected skin that makes it easier for it to dry out/crack, and external or internal 'stuff' that further irritates and damages the skin. Hydration of the skin is the most important part of skincare for eczema (thick, goupy, greasy creams often work best right after bathing). Watch also for new chemicals/foods/etc that make it act up. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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What sort of disorder is chilblains?

What sort of disorder is chilblains?

Chilblains: Chilblains are the painful inflammation of small blood vessels in your skin that occur in response to sudden warming from cold temperatures. Also known as pernio, chilblains can cause itching, red patches, swelling and blistering on extremities, such as on your toes, fingers, ears and nose. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is folliculitis?

What sort of disorder is folliculitis?

Boils: The common name is a "boil". It is an infection of a hair follicle usually by a staph or strep bacteria. For those with recurrent boils it is possible they harbor this bacteria just inside the nose. This can be treated. See your physician. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is erysipelas?

What sort of disorder is erysipelas?

Erysipelas: Erysipelas is a superficial bacterial skin infection that characteristically extends into the cutaneous lymphatics. Erysipelas has been traced back to the middle ages, where it was referred to as st. Anthony's fire. Redness of the affected area spreads rapidly with an aching burning sensation. Treatment is with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is frostbite?

What sort of disorder is frostbite?

Ice Burn: Frostbite occurs due to extreme cold temperature such that the skin and possibly deeper tissues freeze, are damaged, and potentially die. If the tissues die, an open wound may be the result or possibly an amputation of the affected part (such as a finger or toe). ...Read more

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What sort of problem is atopic dermatitis?

What sort of problem is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis most often begins in childhood before age 5 and may persist into adulthood. For some, it flares periodically and then subsides for a time, even up to several years. Itching may be severe, and scratching the rash can make it even itchier and cause more inflammation. Once the skin barrier is broken, the skin can become infected by bacteria, especially staphylococcus aureus. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is epilepsy?

What sort of disorder is epilepsy?

Unprovoked Seizures: Epilepsy is a constellation of disorders with a common definition: the tendency toward recurrent, unprovoked seizures. The term "epilepsy' applies to anyone who has had more than one unprovoked seizure. Seizures, however, can take on many forms; from staring off for a few seconds, to prolonged, violent convulsions. Epilepsy is simply a word that tells us a patient has recurrent seizures. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is emphysema?

What sort of disorder is emphysema?

COPD: Emphysema is a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd). It is characterized by chronic obstruction in the airways usually due to smoking. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, etc. The diagnosis is made by an evaluation by a doctor as well as pulmonary function tests. There are treatments available. Smoking cessation is important to prevent further lung damage. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is dysentery?

What sort of disorder is dysentery?

Diarrhea: Often implies a severe infectious diarrhea from a number of organisms like parasites like ameba. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is ehrlichiosis?

What sort of disorder is ehrlichiosis?

Parasite: It is a parasitic disorder transmitted by ticks and may occur with other tick borne illnesses. It causes fever and inclusions on white blood cells. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is farsightedness?

What sort of disorder is farsightedness?

Can't see near: Farsighted eyes are focused far off into the distance. They tend to be small eyes that cannot bring near images into focus on the film layer of the eye (retina). The images would essentially form behind the eye, and one would have to walk backwards to bring the retina to the image. Glasses correct farsightedness by providing extra focus to "bring" the image forward onto the retina. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is environmental allergies?

What sort of disorder is environmental allergies?

Allergies: Environmental allergies are your body’s response to substances you inhale at your home, school or workplace. They can be caused by dust, animal dander, mold spores or mildew, or feathers or other agents. They can also be substances that come in contact with your skin that cause rashes. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is fibromyalgia?

What sort of disorder is fibromyalgia?

Pain amplification: Fibromyalgia syndrome [fms] is a chronic illness characterized by widespread body pain and low pain threshold. The pain results from central nervous system [spinal cord and brain] amplification of stimuli [pressure, heat, cold, etc] to peripheral tissues [skin, muscle, bone] that would not have been perceived as pain by a person without fms. There are many other very troublesome symptoms in fms. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is flatfootedness?

What sort of disorder is flatfootedness?

Can be normal: A certain amount of flatfoot is normal. Most flat feet, if they need any treatment at all, do well with off shelf orthotic inserts. Some require custom orthotics and more rarely, surgery can be necessary if there is significant pain or other underlying abnormalities. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is dystonia?

What sort of disorder is dystonia?

Abnormal contraction: Dystonia is often a somewhat generic term for abnormal muscle contraction. True dystonia is thought to be abnormal muscle contractions due to a problem in the spinal cord or brain. Sometimes the exact nature of the problem in the spinal cord or brain cannot be diagnosed. Mri is often used to try to help diagnose this. Any muscle in the body can develop this problem. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a fistula?

What sort of disorder is a fistula?

Abnormal connection: A fistula is when two tubes are connected that should not be. A fistula can be located almost anywhere in the body, but most commonly in the GI system. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is dysautonomia?

What sort of disorder is dysautonomia?

Neurological: The autonomic nerves are those that work without us thinking, controlling involuntary activities, like digestion, breathing, sweating, blood vessels dilating, body temperature...Dysautonomia refers to abnormal function of this system. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is colic?

What sort of disorder is colic?

Colic: Colic is abdominal pain, usually caused by gas. In infant, it occurs quite freuently between the ages of 2 weeks and 2 months. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is enteritis?

What sort of disorder is enteritis?

Inflammation: The term enteritis means inflammation of the intestines. Can be infectious, viral, or other disease like crohn's disease. Needsprofessional evaluation. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is dysmenorrhea?

What sort of disorder is dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea: Is menstrual cramps during menses. Take Motrin 400mg 2-3 times per day. Start a few days before onset of period and during your period. This may help. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more