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Where Do Boils Come From
Predisposing factors: Boils are bacterial infections of hair follicles, usually staph. Drainage from one boil can infect nearby hair follicles, especially in the presence of predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency. Get checked out to rule out predisposing factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everywhere: Discharge can come from anywhere. Ears, eyes, nose, wound, vaginal, etc. Most discharges are generally the liquid components of the blood which have seeped or oozed into the affected area in response to inflammation or infection. Some discharges contain cellular debris as well. ...Read more
Boils: Boils are abscesses caused by bacteria producing pus like staphylococcus. Some people are prone to them because their immune system does not protect them and they carry the bacteria in their noses and skin. It requires antibiotics orally, drainage of the abscess and topical antibiotics in the nose against staphylococcus . Usually recurs. ...Read more
Chill Spill Factor: We all have tiny hairs on our skin. When we're cold or feeling something strongly, the little muscles around the base of the hairs pull, bunch up the skin & form "goosebumps." the strong feelings can be fear, an intense memory, listening to moving music, anything that makes your passion/feelings spill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever blisters are…: …caused by the herpes simplex virus (usually type 1, but can also be type 2) which is transmitted by contact with an infected person. Lesions don't even have to be visible to transfer virus. Never cured, it hides out in the body until triggered by stress—cold/infxn/ emotional stress/ bright sunlight/etc. Doc can rx meds to suppress virus & shorten course of symptoms. ...Read more
Blood, bone marrow: Or from fetal cord blood in the U.S. In other countries all sorts of other, sometimes unethical methods are used. Collection depends on the source. If they're your stem cells, collection involves drawing of your blood or bone marrow and spinning it down in a centrifuge to collect a small amount of stem cells. ...Read more
Adenomas: The thyroid gland is made up of a cells called follicles that secrete T4 and T3 (liothyronine) through the interaction of iodine. Sometimes, these follicules collace and form adenomas which are essentially an overgrowth. As the adenomas degenerate they can become fluid filled and are known as cyst. They are usually benign but rarely contain malignant components. To be safe, check TSH and get ultrasound. ...Read more
Yes: Attachment is a normal development in first 2 years of life. Infants who are adopted after 6 months of age, who undergo disruption in relationship with care givers, has multiple care givers, certain genetic disorders or pervasive developmental disorder may affect attachment/social skills ina child and the child may start mistrusting care givers. ...Read more
How can I get rid of bumps on my inner thighs and bottom of butt? I don't know what kind of bumps they are or where they come from. General red bumps.
My legs constantly have bruises all over them and i don't know where they are coming from. They come out if nowhere. What can be wrong?
Variety of causes: Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins that exist under the lining of the rectum and anus. The primary cause of hemorrhoids is increased abdominal pressure, from chronic constipation, prolonged sitting, pregnancy and in some cases, from other diseases, such as liver disease. They are generally fleshy and soft but cause discomfort when engorged and pain if there is acute thrombosis or clotting of the vei. ...Read more
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