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Why do people get dandruff?

Why do people get dandruff?

Complex: It's the interaction between several hormones, one's own skin biology, and the pityrosporum yeast. It has nothing to do with poor personal hygiene. Fortunately, it is usually easy to manage. Good luck. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Why do people get face acne?

Why do people get face acne?

Complex: It is an interplay between a particular bacterium, the sebaceous glands whose size, shape and function vary with hormonal and other factors, and the thickness of the keratin layer on the outside of the skin which also varies. I begin people with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. This is the 21st century and you have a right to effective treatment. ...Read more

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Why and how do people get eczema

Why and how do people get eczema

Many reasons: Too many reasons why people get it. Contact allergens(allergic contact dermatitis), genetic background(atopic dermatitis), dry environment or aging(xerotic eczema), stress(dyshydrotic eczema), stress plus possible yeast infecion(seborrheic dermatitis) are just some of them. ...Read more

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Why do people get bedsores?

Why do people get bedsores?

Skin breakdown. : When a sick or frail patient lays in one position for a long time and cannot move the pressure over bony prominences ( hip, tailbone, etc ) can crush and kill the skin in between the bone and the bed. Bad ones can even kill off the muscle. This dead tissue can become infected and spread to the rest of the system ...Read more

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Why and how do people get alopecia?

Why and how do people get alopecia?

Complex disease: While there are a few reasons why such as damage to the hair follicle from scars or injury known as cicatricial alopecia most reasons how are unknown. This can be associated with thyroid disease hormonal fluctuations or stress or infections, etc as well many other conditions. ...Read more

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How do people get boils?

How do people get boils?

Usually: It usually occurs in people who are overly susceptible to staph infection. It's an abscess. Usually get from other person with infection. ...Read more

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Why do people get whiplash?

Why do people get whiplash?

It is related to the: Design of our 12-14 pound head sitting on top of a long, flexible spine region without large enough muscles surrounding the bone structure to protect against all forces that the neck may be potentially exposed to such as in a car accident. ...Read more

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Why do people get hypertension?

Why do people get hypertension?

Many factors: Hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis, kidney problems, hormonal problems, overweight/obesity, adrenal gland problems, too much salt, too much blood volume, calcification of the arteries and congenital heart problems such as coarctation. ...Read more

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Why do people get nightmares?

Why do people get  nightmares?

Nightmares: Nightmares frequently happen in post-traumatic stress disorder, but also in 20-40% of kids between age 5-12 without any psychopathology. Creative people with "thin boundaries" on psychological tests may have them. Medications like antidepressants, certain antihypertensives, antiparkinsonian drugs, & barbiturates can cause nightmares; also withdrawal from alcohol, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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Why do people get gangrene?

Why do people get gangrene?

Several reasons: Gangrene is tissue death. Generally the cause is due to poor or disrupted blood supply due to cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries) or infection. Blood clots are also a cause. Gangrene can also be caused by external sources such as severe burns, both chemical and thermal (heat and cold (frostbite)). Certain conditions like diabetes, kidney failure, high cholesterol will increase risk. ...Read more

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Why do we get scabs?

Why do we get scabs?

Scabs: It is part of the healing process when there is a wound. ...Read more

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Why do I get razor bumps , and some people don't?

Why do I get razor bumps , and some people don't?

Skin differences: If you have a dull razor, sensitive skin, or shave goosebumps you will have more issues. Use a good shaving cream (i like the holistic kind- kiss my face has a nice one.) use lotion after you shave. Check your diet..If you eat a lot of processed foods and sugar you can be contributing to the problem. ...Read more

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Why do people get diarrhea?

Why do people get diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea is caused when a virus ir bacterium upsets the normal flora of the bowel resulting in diarrhea. ...Read more

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Why do people get dementia?

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Why do people get dementia?

Dementia: Too wide to describe here, but u can google the word & get full description of causes of cognitive deficits. Summary is that there are either genetic such as fragile x syndrome, fixed such as brain injury, slowly progressive such as infection, a feature of other conditions such as parkinson's disease, or rapidly progressive dementias such as organ failure. ...Read more

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Why do people get headaches? Like what causes them.

Why do people get headaches? Like what causes them.

Various causes: Headaches could be a rather simple annoyance or very complicated. There are many factors causing headaches. Also, a headache could be a sign of another disease process or be the disease itself. Some examples include simple tensions headaches, vascular headaches (e.g. Migraine), tumor related headaches, spine related headaches, etc. A qualified physician needs to assess this properly. ...Read more

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Why do people go bald when they get cancer?

Why do people go bald when they get cancer?

Cancer therapy: Usually caused by chemotherapy. Sometimes, radiation therapy directly hit hair follicles would also cause hair loss at the treated areas. It's not caused by cancer. ...Read more

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When and why do people get veneers?

When and why do people get veneers?

Pretty teeth: Veneers improve the look of teeth. A veneer can cover an unattractive tooth or teeth, or sometimes people cover alot of their teeth to simply have a better looking smile. Be wary, only do the dentistry that is needed. Have a few opinions before you do veneers, you be able to do other more conservative treatments that will last longer or be more cost effective. ...Read more

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Why do some people always get styes and others never do?

Why do some people always get styes and others never do?

Bad glands: Some people are prone to get styes or chalazions because they have poor eyelid glands. These glands produce very thick secretions that clog the glands. The normal gland secretion is like vegetable oil. These poor glands make crisco instead. ...Read more

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Why and how do some people get seasick?

Why and how do some people get seasick?

Motion sickness: Unwanted motion overtime causes nausea and vomiting because your brain receives conflicing information from the middle regarding that motion. It tries to solve the conflicting info, resulting in nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more