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What things make blepharitis more likely?

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 more

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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


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What things make kleptomania more likely?

What things make kleptomania more likely?

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 more

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What things make appendicitis more likely?

What things make appendicitis more likely?

Nothing except: Having an appendix is what makes it more likely altho many people live to ripe old age without ever having to have it removed. There is no prevention that one can do to avoid appendicitis. ...Read more

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What things make it more likely to get cervicitis?

What things make it more likely to get cervicitis?

Multiple things: Multiple sex partners, unclean dildoes, repeated vaginal infections, and poor vulvar hygiene all make cervicitis more likely. ...Read more

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What things make chikungunya more likely?

What things make chikungunya more likely?

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 more

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What things make brucellosis more likely?

What things make brucellosis more likely?

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

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What things make dry socket more likely?

What things make dry socket more likely?

Bad luck: Dry sockets can occur with any extraction. Vigorous rinsing, spitting, sucking through a straw, and smoking may increase the risk of developing a dry socket or osteitis. ...Read more

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What things make facial scarring more likely?

What things make facial scarring more likely?

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 more

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What things make it more likely to get bird flu?

What things make it more likely to get bird flu?

Close contact: Close contact with animals infected or carrying the particular strain of influenza virus is the usual way of getting infection. It may contact with poultry, ducks and pigs. It is only rarely transmitted from one human to another. ...Read more

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What things make it more likely to get ankylosing spondylitis?

What things make it more likely to get ankylosing spondylitis?

Genetics: Ankylosingvspondylitis is primarily a disease associated with a genetic marker called hl a b27. This is an inherited factor. There have been no other markers found to indicate a cause of the disease. ...Read more

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What things make it more likely to get condylomata acuminata?

What things make it more likely to get condylomata acuminata?

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 more

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What things make it more likely to get pleural effusion?

What things make it more likely to get pleural effusion?

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

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What are the factors that make it more likely to get overactive bladder?

What are the factors that make it more likely to get overactive bladder?

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 more

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What are the factors that make it more likely to get benign positional vertigo?

What are the factors that make it more likely to get benign positional vertigo?

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

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What sorts of things make a person more likely to get sepsis?

What sorts of things make a person more likely to get sepsis?

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 more

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What are the factors that make it more likely to get aneurysm?

What are the factors that make it more likely to get aneurysm?

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 more

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What are the factors that make it more likely to get cerebral contusion?

What are the factors that make it more likely to get cerebral contusion?

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 more

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What things make it more likely to get norwalk virus infections?

What things make it more likely to get norwalk virus infections?

Exposure: Norwalk virus is highly infection and exposure to an infected person and things touched by an infected person can transmit the virus. ...Read more

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What things can you eat to make your skin less dry?

What things can you eat to make your skin less dry?

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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What foods or habits make appendicitis more likely?

Bad luck: Not sure there is much that can be done to prevent appendicitis. Just get diagnosed and get surgery when necessary. A healthy diet and lifestyle are never a bad thing. ...Read more

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Eyelid Swelling (Definition)

Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is ...Read more