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What Things Make Blepharitis More Likely
Heat, age, hygiene: Blepharitis gets worse when its hotter, as people age and as people fail to keep their eyelids clean. Regular lid hygiene (instructed by your doctor) with occaisional topical antibiotics controls it. Bad cases and patients with rosacea (see your doctor for this diagnosis) are often given systemic antibiotics (pills you take by mouth) in addition to topical. Its never cured-its controlled! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis) (Definition)
A chronic irritation of the eyelids, which causes redness and matting of the eyelids. It has a variety of causes, ranging from allergy and infection to irritation, as well as skin cancers. It is the most common eye disease. ...Read more
Kleptomania: Kleptomania is is an irresistible urge to steal items of trivial value. Causes are unknown for this complex disorder, head injury may precipitate symptoms however most cases stem from a history of poor parenting, relationship conflicts, or acute stressors—abrupt occurrences that cause stress. There may be associated personality disorder or mood disorder that can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mosquitos: This illness is caused by mosquito bites from infected insects. The mosq. Is usually fornd in tanzania and other parts of africa. It is rarely fateal and symptoms such as fever or joint pain are treated as they come. Prevention of mosq bites in infected areas such as bug spray is the best prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Animals and cheese: This bug can be acquired from infected cattle or dogs. Likewise unpasteurized milk as is used for some types of cheese can harbor brucella organisms. It can be treated but prevention is the best strategy, by pasteurizing milk or being very fastidious in producing products from unpasteurized milk. ...Read more
Depth of injury: There may be an injury, an infection, a burn, or acne. The extent of inflammation and the duration of it are factors. Delayed or primitive repair result in more scars. Genetic factors and darker skin effect the final appearance of a scar. Vitamins such as vit. E are not useful, but lubrication with any emollient yields better healing. Antibiotics such as Bacitracin are not useful, cause allergic r. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All sex: Even sex with condoms doesn't completely eliminate risk. I have seen many condyloma at the base of the penis, an area not covered by the condom. So, even protected sex can transmit this common viral infection. Also, some hpv types can lead to cervical cancer for women. Getting the hpv vaccine may help prevent certain hpv infections, but not all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection, tumor,CHF: A pleural effusion is just fluid in the space between lung and rib cage. Normally this 'potential space' is empty with a scant amount of fluid to allow the lung to expand/and slide inside the rib cage. Inflammation/infection/tumor may cause fluid to build up in the pleural space causing a pleural effusion. The fluid can be 'tapped' for analysis. Another cause is related to heart failure (chf). ...Read more
Several: Overactive bladder is a symptom of voiding too much. It is usually benign. Contributing factors that worsen the symptoms include diet, smoking, sexual intercourse, coffe and tea consumption, and alcohol. Avoidance of these will usually decrease the symptoms but may not resolve them altogether. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poss. head trauma: In a study of 240 cases in 1987, 17% developed onset within days to weeks after cerebral trauma and 15 % after presumed viral neurolabyrinthitis. The significance of the findings were unclear as they did not influence the course of the disorder. The cause in most cases is undefined. Rapid head movements will worsen vertigo caused by other disorders (meniere's disease, posterior fossa tumors etc). ...Read more
Immune compromised: This is a big question in critical care medicine: why do some people develop sepsis or multiple organ failure and others not? Known factors include age (the very old and young), immune compromise (from lupus to pregnancy to diabetes to leukemia patients), the virulence of the pathogen to obvious factors like abdominal injury with spillage of fecal material, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DNA, blood pressure: Aneurysm disease runs in families. Some patients have family members who died from aneurysm disease but it was attributed to something else. Investigate your family medical history. The other biggest factor is high blood pressure. Make sure your blood pressure is under control. A final risk factor is smoking. Smoking is bad for many reasons, and it makes aneurysms grow faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carelessness: Contusion- bruising on the brain can be caused by bad luck, but more often they are a result of carelessness when people don't wear bicycle helmets, motorcycle helmets, or helmets on 4 wheelers. They are careless in their pursuit of fun and don't follow proper techniques to protect their brain. Be careful, plan carefully, and go through a little inconvenience to save the brain! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Avoid caustic soaps. Use emollients or moisturizers, especially after soaking in water. Diet not relevant. Consuming large volumes of water will only produce large volumes of urine. I favor ceramide creams for many people. These are found in Eucerin, Aveeno, Nutrogena, CeraVe, generics. ...Read more
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